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A businessman is under fire for buying tiny parcels of land so he can sell or lease them for inflated prices to people who thought they owned them.
In one case, Guthrie businessman Ron Edwards is demanding four Edmond condominium owners pay him $80,000 for a shared driveway he bought for $1,584 at a county auction.
"I thought I made a decent offer,” Edwards said.
The owners haven't paid, so Edwards blocked their driveway with concrete highway barriers last month.Read more »
“Rowdy” — the kitten pictured above — was shot to death by North Carolina state trooper Shawn Houston who was subsequently dismissed from his job. He claims he was treated unfairly and deserves his job back.
According to court records, Houston said he was bothered by something climbing on his vehicles at home. He had also caught a glimpse of “an unknown animal” that jumped out at him “during the hours of darkness.”Read more »
Reporting from Jerusalem
Israel faced a diplomatic firestorm Monday over its deadly attack against a protest flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.
Foreign leaders and protest organizers accused Israel of using excessive force in the raid in international waters, but Israel defended its actions, saying that soldiers were ambushed with knives and metal bars, as well as handguns wrested from the commandos.Read more »
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio's highest court has ruled that a person may be convicted of speeding purely if it looked to a police officer that the motorist was going too fast.Read more »
From Bob Barr's blog -- "What many Americans don’t realize, is that census workers — from the head of the Bureau and the Secretary of Commerce (its parent agency) down to the lowliest and newest Census employee — are empowered under federal law to actually demand access to any apartment or any other type of home or room that is rented out, in order to count persons in the abode and for “the collection of statistics.” If the landlord of such apartment or other leased premises refuses to grant the government worker access to your living quarters, whether you are present or not, the landlord caRead more »
Police seek to charge person for hate crime for posting on a traffic control device NO LATINOS NO TACOS
Traffic Sign On Palmetto: 'No Latinos, No Tacos'
Sign Hacked On S.R. 826
POSTED: Tuesday, May 25, 2010
UPDATED: 1:03 pm EDT May 25, 2010
One of America's national organizations fighting against illegal immigration is announcing that 17 states are now filing versions of Arizona's SB 1070 law which is designed to help local police enforce America's existing immigration laws.
ARKANSAS, IDAHO, INDIANA, MARYLAND, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEBRASKA, NEVADA, NEW JERSEY, OHIO, OKLAHOMA, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA, TEXAS, UTAHRead more »
Up to 50,000 people face a fine of $110 a day if they refuse to divulge information on their health and lifestyle to Australian Bureau of Statistics researchers.Read more »
The Australian founder of the whistleblower website Wikileaks had his passport confiscated by police when he arrived in Melbourne last week.
Julian Assange, who does not have an official home base and travels every six weeks, told the Australian current affairs program Dateline that immigration officials had said his passport was going to be cancelled because it was looking worn.Read more »
So, Pennsylvania's AG Tom Corbett, who just won the Republican primary nomination for Governor on Tuesday, is pressuring Twitter to reveal the names and contact info of two Twitter users who have been critical of him. Will the fascism never end? Oopps.... better watch what I say online, since I live in PA. Obersturmbannführer Corbett might target me next....Read more »
Millions of Americans arrested for but not convicted of crimes will likely have their DNA forcibly extracted and added to a national database, according to a bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday.
By a 357 to 32 vote, the House approved legislation that will pay state governments to require DNA samples, which could mean drawing blood with a needle, from adults "arrested for" certain serious crimes. Not one Democrat voted against the database measure, which would hand out about $75 million to states that agree to make such testing mandatory.Read more »
A Vancouver parent is launching a class action lawsuit against the Province following revelations that B.C. had been secretly storing 800,000 DNA records without consent.Read more »
A federal jury in Jackson ruled Friday that a Henry County sheriff's deputy was wrong in seizing more than $14,000 from a woman during a lengthy traffic stop in 2008.
As a result, the jury awarded the woman, Carmina Perez, $75,000 in damages Friday, according to a report on WSMV-TV from Nashville.Read more »
For one joke on Twitter I've had my civil liberties trampled on, and have now got a criminal record. Isn't this against free speech?Read more »
Microsoft is using the government monopoly grants to bludgeon anyone who creates a successful business without using Microsoft. Their liars, I mean lawyers, are using the threat of patent infringement to extort payments without ever actually specifying what those "infringements" are.
Under the National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting Act signed by President Bush in 2005, more than $50 million has been appropriated to states for programs where doctors and other authorized users, such as police in some cases, can access patient records. Now lawmakers want to extend the reach by crossing state lines and morphing this horrific "act" into a federal program.Read more »
Santa Clara County in California has just ushered in a sad day for Happy Meals -- by banning them, along with other such promotions for unhealthy kids' meals. But this sad day for McDonald's may lead to many happier ones for all those kids who might now have a better shot at growing up with healthier eating habits. That is, if you believe the ordinance will work -- and don't think the measure is altogether out of line.Read more »
Freedom of the press has declined for the eighth year in a row, according to Freedom House’s annual report. And while the media has focused on the lack of media freedoms in such places as China and Venezuela, they’ve virtually ignored the U.S. position – No. 24Read more »
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