Unintended Consequences

Three Strikes May Decrease File Sharing, But If Sales Keep Dropping

Posted February 12th, 2013 by Mattfree88

Three Strikes May Decrease File Sharing, But If Sales Keep Dropping, Who Cares?

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Arkansas Senate passes bill to make gun-permit records private

Posted February 7th, 2013 by analogkid

The Republican-controlled Arkansas state Senate approved a bill on Wednesday that would exempt from public disclosure the names and zip codes of gun owners.

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Fluoride proven to cause lower IQ, why is it in the water?

Posted February 4th, 2013 by James D.

Fluoride now a proven neurotoxin, and the State continues to increase its usage in water supplies. Are cavities more important than brainpower? Shouldn't people be able to opt out?

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Sacramento Officials: Law-Abiding Citizens Are Hurting City Revenues

Posted January 30th, 2013 by iamodd999

Authorities in Sacramento, Calif., say law-abiding citizens are hurting city revenues.
Let us explain: The people of Sacramento have been doing such a good job of avoiding parking tickets that city officials say it’s starting to affect revenues. Sacramento’s Parking Services Manager Howard Chan says the city had planned on collecting $10 million in fines from parking offenders. But people have done such a good job of parking legally and feeding the meter that the city is now looking at a $1.2 million budget deficit.

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Speaker of the House doesn't have to be a Congressman?

Norman Ornstein suggests instead of a coup by right wingers to oust Boehner, they choose non-Congressman Jon Huntsman. The Constitution doesn't say the Speaker of the House must be a Congressman.

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Children and adults gunned down in Connecticut school massacre

Posted December 14th, 2012 by nick26891

Would the outcome have been different if the teachers were armed?

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Public Buses That Listen To Passengers' Conversations

Posted December 12th, 2012 by Mattfree88

Public Buses That Listen To Passengers' Conversations

The Daily had an interesting report this week — picked up by Wired — about “government officials quietly installing sophisticated audio surveillance systems on public buses across the country to eavesdrop on passengers.” I know what you’re thinking: “Woo! More epic bus fight scenes that come with audio.”

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Government kills in more ways than you would guess.

Posted November 28th, 2012 by kodgis

When the government people aren't drone-bombing wedding parties and throwing peaceful people in cages by the millions, the result of their coercion is still death and suffering. I wanted to look at some of the less obvious, but still lethal, ways government kills. This list is nowhere near complete, and I plan on updating it in the going forward, so if you have any information you’d like to add, feel free to send it to me.

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Petition that President Obama regarding force & secession

Posted November 13th, 2012 by southernpatriot

We, the undersigned people of the United States of America respectfully request that the President of the United States of America grant us his assurance that he will permit the peaceful withdrawal of any State, territory and/or tribe from the Union of the United States of America, should such an action be undertaken.

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Kansas man gets life sentence for sex act on baby.

Posted October 23rd, 2012 by Mylosol

Man gets life in prison after repenting for his crime. A Kansas man turned himself in to authorities saying he knowingly committed oral sex on a 4 month old baby. The predator laws in Kansas are some of the strictest in the nation and mandate a life sentence. While the crime is deplorable, should the sentence be lessened because the man admitted his crime to a priest and turned himself in willingly to police?

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