The first wife of The Beatles’ John Lennon, Cynthia Lennon, recently died at her home in Spain, her family has announced.
A message on her son Julian’s website said she died “following a short but brave battle with cancer.” It also said: “Her son Julian Lennon was at her bedside throughout. The family are thankful for your prayers.”
Cynthia Lennon was born in Blackpool, England on September 10th, 1939. She was 75.
Libertarians and right-wingers are convinced that de-regulation is always a good thing. But what about for surgery?
According to the BBC, when British woman Joy Williams went into the SP Clinic in Bangkok last October, she must have believed she was about to undergo a straightforward cosmetic operation, at a very reasonable price. She must have believed it would be at a modern facility which has been widely used – and praised – by other patients from overseas.
But her wounds became infected and she died under anaesthetic as the clinic tried to correct what had gone wrong.
Her doctor, Sompob Sansiri, has been charged with recklessly causing her death, and the SP Clinic closed down. It turned out he was not licensed to carry out surgery.
Ms Williams was one of thousands of foreigners who come to Thailand every year for cosmetic surgery.
The prices are typically a third of what they cost in Europe or the US, the medical facilities are often first-class, and some Thai doctors have developed specialist expertise in some cosmetic procedures. However, this is not always the case.
According to WSBT.com and the South Bend Tribune, a Michigan man went on a shooting spree Saturday night, leaving nearby homes riddled with bullet holes.
That was followed by an apparent standoff ending with the gunman supposedly setting fire to his home and turning the weapon on himself.
Neighbors described the man as a “doomsday prepper.” Michigan State Police say it all unfolded at a home in a mobile home park.
A fire combined with what some eyewitnesses say was the sound of thousands of rounds of gunfire going off inside one trailer, almost sounding like 4th of July fireworks. The smell of gunpowder was thick in the air.
When the smoke finally cleared police found one man dead inside.
The first complaint was about shots fired, but it turned into so much more.
When troopers arrived, they did hear gunshots and then saw smoke and later flames, which engulfed the home and apparently started setting off ammunition explosions inside.
The only death was that of the shooter.
In a nightmare scenario, a man dies in a Colorado prison while guards do nothing but watch.
A lawsuit has been filed over the death of Christopher Lopez, who died on March 17th 2013 while incarcerated in the San Carlos Correctional Facility.
Lopez died on a concrete floor struggling to breath while guards watched through the food slot to his cell.
Here’s a thought: what if this man had Ebola?
Kyle Kulinski of Secular Talk looks at the situation.
There is a “documentary” of it here: