Category: Human issues

ethical issues and human interest stories

The mind of a policeman

Eyewitness report when the bullets changed from plastic to live rounds: ‘‘But then, as I was standing round the corner, someone said they were firing live rounds, so I wasn’t too keen to come around again. They were just firing…

Sunday

You obviously have your own Sunday routines – getting over that hangover, making your way home, reading the Sunday papers, going for that stroll, whatever.  I tend to check in for a conversation with my Maker, then get to the…

Spin and auto-denial

You’ve probably already read it: The Bank for International Settlements does not mince words. Sovereign debt is already starting to cross the danger threshold in the United States, Japan, Britain, and most of Western Europe, threatening to set off a…

Ужас! Чё такое?

Mind boggles. The cultural difference between Russia and the U.S. is so pronounced that the very idea of adopting a Russian child in the U.S. is … well … mindboggling. A 7-year-old boy adopted by a woman from Tennessee was…