Gawker writer mocks Portland for rejecting fluoride in water supply. Because the residents of Potland have decided to give people a choice on their personal use of this chemical, apparently this guy thinks they are worth of mockery.Read more »
Man runs out of gas, sets up drum kit on Interstate 695
Driver not cited and continued on his way after highway officials helpRead more »
Government thugs breaking and entering the tasing the owners, without a warant.
"Cotati PD Employees Enter Home w/o Warrant & Tase Homeowners"
In NYC, an arbitrary stretch of road which previously allowed parking, was suddenly changed to no standing any time. After the change, within 25 minutes, parking enforcement arrived and began issuing $115 parking tickets. When confronted about the sudden rule change and the fact that people did not have time to move, none of them seemed to care.
Furthermore, the official response basically told the owners of those cars that if they didn't like the ticket then they can fight it in court.Read more »
The National Security Agency should complete construction of its 1 million square foot data center near Bluffdale, Utah, this year. As Wired first reported last year, its purpose is to intercept, analyze and store data passing through both domestic and foreign communications networks — including the e-mails, phone calls and Google search history of U.S. citizens.
Defenseless Man Beaten To Death By Cops, Witnesses Said; Published May 16, 2013
"But witnesses recount a different story and say they had filmed footage of up to nine deputies incessantly beating Silva with batons."
"Witnesses said that authorities intimidated and threatened them, telling them they couldn’t leave their houses until they turned over their phones to officers."
"Melissa Quair shot the video on her the phone and had a feeling that the video would be missing after police seized it.
"We all saw the video and even some officers, it’s sad that it’s no longer there,” she said."
Cops High Five use of beer bong at philles game. It is tough to make this 50 characters, but I wonder how often something like this could happen. Should we give these cops a Liberty Service Medal, for recognizing the right of a citizen to pursue happiness? I wonder how many cops would be checking regulations to find something to charge her with.Read more »
At Smokedown prohibition V Adam Kokesh is targeted for arrest even though it is obvious he isn't smoking marijuana. This happened on May 18, 2013 at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PA.Read more »
Video of police turning violent against peaceful protesters in Philly today, kidnapping and caging Adam Kokesh and others at Smoke Down Prohibition V.Read more »
The city of Keene, N.H., is suing “Robin Hood and his Merry Men” — a group that has made a name for itself by paying people’s parking meters before they can get slapped with a ticket from local parking enforcement officers. The Union Leader reported Tuesday that six “Robin Hooders” troll the streets of the city’s quaint downtown in search of cars parked at expired meters.Read more »
The Department of Homeland Security appears to have shut down the ability to use Dwolla, a mobile payment service, to withdraw and deposit money into Mt. Gox, a Bitcoin trading platform. A Dwolla representative confirmed the move to Betabeat. Chris Coyne, cofounder of OKCupid, posted a screenshot of an email he received from Dwolla, stating that due to recent orders from the Department of Homeland Security, Dwolla cannot complete the bank transfer to Mt. Gox.Read more »
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, has granted more than $400,000 to a research project that involves something unconventional. The University of Alabama has received two grants from NIH that total $402,721 to create a monitoring system involving underwear that can detect when a person smokes cigarettes. So far, the project has produced a “very early prototype” of the monitoring system. The current prototype fits like a vest.Read more »
The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for the Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.
After Benghazi, IRS tea party probe: Govt seized AP phone records
From Will Grigg's Pro Libertate Blog: "The Persecution of Rita Hutchens"Read more »
Having a home garden is actually civil disobeidence in some places. Article from "The Organic Prepper"Read more »
A test case between Cody Wilson and the US government could have implications for regulation of the internetRead more »
“I came down from the tree and he started to handcuff me,” Deziel said. “I pulled away, right. I didn’t want to be arrested.”
But it’s what happened next that infuriated Deziel and his mother.
“He tripped me and I fell face first into that puddle right there...scratching my nose, beating up my lips and breaking my collar bone.”
When he was on the ground he was handcuffedRead more »
In a bill passed earlier today, the Government of New Zealand announced that software in the country will no longer be patentable. New Zealand’s largest IT representative body, the Institute of IT Professionals, expressed relief and said the decision removed a major barrier to software-led innovation.Read more »
A growing collection of volunteers, some affluent, some just average guys riding their Toros, are trying to pick up some services that local government can't provide.Read more »
Medbox’s core product resembles a Redbox DVD dispenser, only it’s black, refrigerated, and armored.....Read more »
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