Penn Jillette tells a TSA agent "You have to ask me before you touch me or it's assault."Read more »
Hudson -- A Sullivan Road resident called police to report a "suspicious package" on his front porch Nov. 2 at 3:20 p.m.
The resident said he observed an unknown person leave the package and called police, according to the police report.
The officer said he could see the package was clearly labeled with the Amazon.com logo and asked the man if he had ordered anything from the firm recently.
The man reportedly said "Why yes, I did."Read more »
The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to ban caffeinated alcohol drinks, which it has been reviewing the drinks since last year. Sen. Chuck Schumer (NY) wrote the FDA will rule that caffeine is an unsafe additive to alcoholic beverages, effectively banning them from the U.S. market.
"Let these rulings serve as a warning to anyone who tried to peddle dangerous and toxic brews to our children. Do it and we will shut you down," wrote Schumer.Read more »
TRENTON NJ— Senator Michael J. Doherty (R) and Senator James Beach (D) today announced they will present resolutions to the Senate and Assembly calling on the U.S. Congress to end TSA screening procedures requiring full body scans and pat downs at U.S. airports Their action comes in response to widespread concerns over privacy and radiation, as well as reports of inappropriate conduct by TSA agents during the screening process.
Full press release http://bit.ly/c0n2FLRead more »
Individual airports can decide to get their own security.Read more »
At the heart of the controversy over "body scanners" is a promise: The images of our naked bodies will never be public. U.S. Marshals in a Florida Federal courthouse saved 35,000 images on their scanner. These are those images.Read more »
Some scientists support colonizing Mars, but have zero faith in that government science bureaucracy called NASA. They have begun vocalizing support of opening travel to (and colonization of) Mars for the private sector.Read more »
When Andrew DeMarchis and Kevin Graff, two 13-year-olds from Chappaqua’s Seven Bridges Middle School, set up shop at Gedney Park on a fall weekend last month, they were expecting a tidy profit.
Instead, the two wannabe entrepreneurs selling cupcakes, cookies, brownies and Rice Krispie treats baked by them for $1 a piece got a taste of cold, hard bureaucracy.
"A politician in a New York suburb called police on two 13-year-old boys for selling cupcakes and other baked goods without a permit, according to a report Monday. A permit to sell things in the park costs $150 to $350 for two hours and a $1 million insurance certificate is also required."Read more »
In another significant milestone for P2P cryptocurrency the EFF has agreed to accept Bitcoin donations! The EFF is known for legal cases involving high profile tech companies such as Apple, Google, Craigslist, and Facebook. The simple fact that the EFF is welcoming anonymous donations is a small but significant step towards Bitcoin societal acceptance.So,how long untill FTL accepts donations via bitcoin?Read more »
Daily News & Video @ http://RevolutionNews.US - Body-Searching Children: No for the US Army, Yes for the TSA: A US Army staff sergeant, now serving in Afghanistan, writes about the new enhanced pat-down procedure from the TSA. Summary of his very powerful message: to avoid giving gross offense to the Afghan public, and to prevent the appearance of an uncontrolled security state, the US military forbids use on Afghan civilians of the very practices the TSA is now making routine for civilian travelers at US airports...Read more »
Videos reveal the TSA trying to touch a man's junk and fondling a 3-yr old. Now THAT's the Friendly Skies!Read more »
The so-called “sovereign citizens” movement — men and women who believe they are exempt from most state and federal laws, regulations and tax codes — is spreading like a prairie fire. While many of these are tax resistors or perpetrators of “paper terrorism” – the filing of nuisance liens and such – some sovereign citizens have demonstrated a willingness to resist police and government authority with violence.Read more »
The government has begun a war on chalk. Outside the federal courthouse in Concord, NH, two activists are arrested for the crime of using sidewalk chalk.Read more »
At the San Diego International Airport yesterday, about one-fifth of the travelers were selected for sexual assault by transportation security agents. Though TSA’s website did not list SAN as one of the airports employing the carcinogenic naked scan or a full body rub down, one man was told his refusal to submit would result in a civil law suit and a $10,000 fine. Under 49 CFR Sec.s 1540.105 and 1540.107, as summarized in these 2004 TSA Sanction Guidelines, apparently TSA has Congressional support to fine people for refusing to submit to molestation.Read more »
The financially troubled U.S. Postal Service reported an $8.5 billion loss in the fiscal year that ended in September and said it will run out of money in 2011 if economic conditions don't improve and Congress doesn't act.Read more »
This is a blatant attack by the CA government against the First Amendment as it pertains to video games. Or does the First Amendment not apply to the video game medium? G4tv.coms part 1 and part 2 coverage of this developing Supreme Court case are worth looking at also for more background on the issue.
Asheville, NC--The Citizen-Times of Asheville reported Saturday that a recent city council vote allows city workers to issue $50 fines to residents and business owners who fail to remove snow from their sidewalks. The fines can be issued daily until the sidewalk is cleared up to a maximum of $5,000.Read more »
A Charleston County mother and her 14-year-old daughter were spending some quality time together one Sunday evening when the conversation turned to sex.
She asked her daughter whether she was sexually active, and the Burke High School freshman surprised her with the news that she had sex once. After a few minutes of silence, the mother told her daughter that she wanted to call the family doctor and arrange for her to go on birth control.Read more »
Banksy, the Scarlet Pimpernel of the art world, succeeded last night where many others have also succeeded – and made a cock out of Number 10.Read more »
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