Unintended Consequences

Why The USA?

Posted May 11th, 2013 by Mattfree88
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Why The USA?

Why is the USA so frequently the victim of resentment around the world.
Introduction

This section attempts to answer the question: why is the USA so frequently the victim of resentment around the world?
The USA government blames hatred of democracy and envy at the American way of life for this resentment. Many people in the USA and a majority around the world look towards USA foreign policy for the answers. Much of this policy, its history and consequences is under-reported by the American media.

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It’s Illegal to Resell iTunes Songs Online, Court Rules

It’s Illegal to Resell iTunes Songs Online, Court Rules

Digital music cannot be sold secondhand over the Internet, even if the seller deletes the original file, a federal judge ruled last week.

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Windham (NH) School District Bans Dodgeball

Dodgeball has been banned in Windham schools, due to concerns about violence and bullying, with the School Board voting 4-1 to remove dodgeball and nine other “human target” activities from the district’s curriculum. “We spend a lot of time making sure our kids are violence free. Here we have games where we use children as targets. That seems to be counter to what we are trying to accomplish with our anti-bullying campaign.”

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Like a Swarm of Lethal Bugs: The Most Terrifying Drone Video Yet

Posted February 22nd, 2013 by Mattfree88
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Like a Swarm of Lethal Bugs: The Most Terrifying Drone Video Yet

An Air Force simulation says researchers are at work on killer robots so tiny that a group of them could blend into a cityscape.

Science writer John Horgan's feature on the many ways drones will be used in coming years is interesting throughout, and terrifying in the passage where he describes an effort to build micro-drones that are, as the U.S. Air Force describes them, "Unobtrusive, pervasive, and lethal."

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Doublestar Will No Longer Sell Weapons to Law Enforcement in

Doublestar Will No Longer Sell Weapons to Law Enforcement in States Where Citizens Cannot Own the Same Weapons

According to their Facebook Page, Doublestar (a large manufacturer or AR-15 style firearms) will no longer sell their firearms to law enforcement personnel in states where private citizens cannot own the same weapons.

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Man with Down syndrome suffocated to death in police custody

Man with Down syndrome suffocated to death in police custody

A Maryland court has ruled that police are responsible for the death of a mentally disabled man. The homicide occurred after the man refused to leave a movie theater, prompting police to pin him down on the ground until he suffocated to death.

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High taxes force more Americans to renounce their citizenship

High taxes force more Americans to renounce their citizenship

Angry about the latest tax hikes? Each year, thousands of Americans pack their suitcases, rip up their US passports and move permanently overseas to prevent Uncle Sam from taking their money.

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Proof Of A U.S. Police State

Proof Of A U.S. Police State

America has fast descended into a police state. The trouble is that we want to believe in the rule of law and the system that alleges to support and enforce it. But when reality collides with illusion, it is too late. No matter how bad things seem, we always think that times will get better and that government will do the right thing.

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Facebook posting says the gun-rich Swiss have the lowest

Posted February 8th, 2013 by Mattfree88
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Facebook posting says the gun-rich Swiss have the lowest firearm crime rate in the civilized world

Gun control advocates say that fewer guns mean less gun crime. But a Dec. 16 posting on Facebook by a group calling itself the Conservatives Club argues exactly the opposite, and uses the example set by Switzerland to prove its point.

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More than 35 violent deaths in Australia

Posted February 2nd, 2013 by Mattfree88
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More than 35 violent deaths in Australia have been linked to men who attended the same, often brutal, boys'

Fifteen of these deaths led to convictions for either murder or manslaughter.

The Institution for Boys, Tamworth was established in 1947 as a place of punishment for boys aged 15 to 18 who absconded from other boys' homes.

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