Can Obama Shut Down the Internet?
A new bill rocketing through Congress would give the president sweeping powers to police the Web for national-security reasons. Could this be a way to block WikiLeaks?
Is cyberspace about to get censored?Read more »
One small town in SC is proposing to make singing and whistling illegal.Read more »
Ten dollars for a pack of cigarettes? It might soon become a reality in many stores in New York City. The cigarette tax in New York would jump $1.60 a pack under a tentative deal struck between Governor David Paterson and state government leaders.Read more »
Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian president, said Moscow was bidding to help lead efforts to build a new world economic order after the old system collapsed in the global financial crisis....Read more »
Russia wants the ruble to be one of the world’s reserve currencies as President Dmitry Medvedev renews his push to reduce the dollar’s dominance and make Moscow a global financial hub. “Only three, five years ago it seemed like a fantasy” to create a new reserve currency, Medvedev said yesterday in a speech in St. Petersburg, Russia. “Now we are seriously discussing it.”Read more »
Earl Stein's "Organic Pharmacy" is one of more than 400 medical-marijuana dispensaries the City Council aimed to shut down with an ordinance that took effect recently. But he hasn't closed up shop completely. He has merely removed his marijuana inventory for now, and hopes discrimination lawsuits filed against the city by himself and other dispensary operators will force officials to let him resume the trade....Read more »
"Fighting homegrown terrorism by monitoring Internet communications is a civil liberties trade-off the U.S. government must make to beef up national security", the nation's homeland security chief said Friday. ---- What a buncha crap....Read more »
It was obvious the US Marshals knew that FIJA activist Julian Heicklen was coming, then again we made enough noise on the Internet about it. As soon as they spotted him in the park near the federal courthouse they were watching. They watched and followed as we approached the court. Julian walked right into the middle of the bunch of them. He was arrested before he could even hand out one pamphlet.Read more »
City Councilman Catches NYPD Officer Using Red Lights, Speeding, Swerving In A Rush To Get To Dunkin Donuts All While On Cell PhoneRead more »
Officer protects society from girl riding bicycle on sidewalk! He accidentally pepper sprays himself in the face so he does the only thing: starts punching the girl!Read more »
Egypt allowed at least one Israeli and 11 American warships to pass through the Suez Canal as an Iranian flotilla approaches Gaza. Egypt closed the canal to protect the ships with thousands of soldiers, according to the British-based Arabic language newspaper Al Quds al-Arabi.Read more »
Glenn beck says:
a) He's a Libertarian
b) That he's changed significantly over the past 6 years.
c) Is much more a Ron Paul libertarian than Sarah Palin.
d) Would like to see all troops removed from overseas.
e) Would like to see an attempt at private national defense.
At least... that's what I got out it. :)Read more »
Cops Kill Father-to-Be in Botched Marijuana Raid
Las Vegas Narc Serving Marijuana Search Warrant Kills Father-to-Be In His Own Bathroom
by Phillip Smith
A 21-year-old father-to-be was killed last Friday night by a Las Vegas Police Department narcotics officer serving a search warrant for marijuana.Read more »
The Atlanta City Council is expected to agree pay $20,000 to settle a lawsuit a by a 62-year-old woman who was jailed for asking a police officer “why” she and friends had to move from a sidewalk where they were talking about an upcoming funeral.Read more »
Connecticut Senator, and chairman of the Homeland Security committee, Joseph Lieberman introduced legislation last week that would grant broad new emergency powers over the Internet to the federal government. The Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act (PCNAA) would require broadband providers, search engines, and software companies to comply with emergency orders issued by the Department of Homeland Security under penalty of fine.Read more »
The police department says "the officer was just doing his job". Wow, this is how you protect and serve?! What is the police department if their job is preventing a stroke victim from seeking medical attention?!Read more »
SEATTLE -- The teen who was captured on video getting punched by a Seattle police officer after she intervened in his arrest of her friend, met with and apologized to that officer during a private meeting Friday.Read more »
Wikileaks Soldier Reveals Orders for "360 Rotational Fire" Against Civilians in IraqRead more »
When a citizen requests the cops take away a loose dog she has chained up in her yard, she ends up regretting her decision as the cops inhumanely shoot the dog.Read more »
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