Study finds that studying economics influences political affiliation

Posted June 7th, 2010 by kb7834
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Taking an economics course in college may have swayed your political leanings, according to a new study by the Federal Reserve's Bank Of New York. In fact, that undergrad Macro class may still be shaping how you view the world.

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Missouri Cops Harass Video Vigilante A Third Time

It has been almost three years since a young Saint Louis, Missouri motorist drew national attention by videotaping an out-of-control police officer’s profanity-laced tirade during a traffic stop (view video). St. George Police Sergeant James Kuehnlein was fired because of the bad publicity generated by the incident captured by the taping system that Brett Darrow, 23, installed in his 1997 Nissan Maxima. On Saturday, St. Louis County Police stopped Darrow once again.

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Naval doctor assaults over 23 women; gets 7 days in the brig

Posted June 7th, 2010 by Kolchak
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Naval officer takes plea deal and has 2 year sentence and a $28,000 fine dropped.

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400 medical marijuana dispensaries to be forced to close in LA

Posted June 7th, 2010 by delelles
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More than 400 dispensaries are under orders to close in accordance with the city's news medical marijuana ordinance. Eventually, the city hopes to whittle the number of pot shops down to 70 and to limit outlets to industrial areas.

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Off-duty cop kills man for touching his girlfriend

Posted June 7th, 2010 by Kolchak
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An officer shot an unarmed man after he had grabbed his girlfriend's behind.

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Sounds like an excellent system!

FAIRFAX, Va. - A new system that's supposed to reduce paperwork and instantly allow police in Fairfax County to share isn't quite working as it should.
Fairfax County Police officers are writing fewer tickets because the system is cumbersome and time-consuming.

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Bitcoin P2P Cryptocurrency

Posted June 7th, 2010 by davehollis
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Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer network based anonymous digital currency. Peer-to-peer (P2P) means that there is no central authority to issue new money or keep track of transactions. Instead, these tasks are managed collectively by the nodes of the network. Anonymity means that the real world identity of the parties of a transaction can be kept hidden from the public or even from the parties themselves.

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Texas Secession: A New Nation Without Taxes?

Posted June 6th, 2010 by JoelG
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CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report) proves that Texas could secede and eliminate ALL taxes with no problem.

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NH: Farmer busted with 16 pot plants, town rallies to his support

Posted June 5th, 2010 by d_goddard
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When confronted by police, he responded with a flinty New Hampshire-style defiance that has resonated with sympathizers across the state: "Yes, I’m not going to hang my head in shame; I smoke a little pot"
The town has rallied behind the farmer; "I SUPPORT FARMER DAVE" T-Shirts are still selling briskly, 2 years after the initial bust.

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Sheriff: Man Grew Pot To Fight Terrorism

Posted June 5th, 2010 by freepatriot32
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A man busted for growing marijuana in Trousdale County said he was helping the country fight terrorism.

Authorities found 283 plants at a home on Middlefork Road last week.

They have not released the suspect's name, but the sheriff said the man told him he had seen former President George W. Bush once say that people who buy drugs off the street were supporting terrorism, so he decided to grow his own.

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Cop walks as DUI charges dropped in fatal '07 crash

Posted June 5th, 2010 by stuntmantdave
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Erick Lagunas' family came to court Friday morning clinging to the slimmest of hopes.
But their 2½-year quest for justice ended in bitter tears, as the Chicago Police officer they say killed Lagunas and his friend, Miguel Flores, in a Thanksgiving Day 2007 drunken-driving crash walked out of the 26th and California courthouse a free man.

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Police Office Kicked Out of local Cafe' for being a cop

Posted June 4th, 2010 by Witzbold
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Portland Police Officer Jim Crooker said he was embarrassed after a manager kicked him out of the Red and Black Cafe in Southeast Portland -- just because he was a uniformed officer.

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Kops Arrest Superheros in Hollywood

Hollywood's superhero community buzzed after Batman's arrest Wednesday, just days after Spiderman, Cat Woman and at least a dozen others were taken into custody by Los Angeles police.
It's part of a police crackdown on unlicensed costumed characters who pose for photos with tourists near Grauman's Chinese Theatre while hoping for -- but not demanding -- small tips.

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Arizona: Medical Marijuana Qualifies For November Ballot

Posted June 4th, 2010 by freepatriot32
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An initiative which would legalize medical marijuana has qualified for the November ballot in Arizona.

The Arizona Secretary of State on Tuesday informed the Arizona Medical Marijuana Policy Project (AMMPP) that it had turned in the required number of signatures -- 153,365 -- to qualify for the ballot. The initiative will be presented to Arizona voters for approval on November 2, reports the Tucson Citizen.

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How TOP SECRET Information Changed Obama's Promises

Again from the set of Penn & Teller: BullShit! comes this week's Penn Point. Penn talks about Obama (certainly not for the last time). Today, it's about his war policies which seem to have flipped compared to the promises he made when he campaigned.

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US 'secret war' expands as Special Ops forces take larger role

Posted June 4th, 2010 by Deslock Darkstar
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From The Washington Post -- "Beneath its commitment to soft-spoken diplomacy and beyond the combat zones of Afghanistan and Iraq, the Obama administration has significantly expanded a largely secret U.S. war against al-Qaeda and other radical groups, according to senior military and administration officials."

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Drunk Driver uses toll booth as "launching ramp"

Posted June 4th, 2010 by Deslock Darkstar
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This Is Not How You're Supposed to Fly Out of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport -- Extraordinary video captured the morning of June 1st at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Took place at the north toll plaza, which served as a launching ramp for one drunk driver trying to exit the airport in a hurry....

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Cop who saved fawn faces jail, fines

Posted June 3rd, 2010 by libertyshepherd
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Toledo police Sgt. Mark Fry, who resuscitated a newborn fawn back to life after its mother got hit by a car might be facing jail time and possible fines.

His wife might also face fines and jail time. They are accused of keeping the fawn at an undisclosed location while it is being nursed back to health.

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In a Truly Free Market, BP Would Be Toast

Posted June 3rd, 2010 by Grey
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Advocates for the regulatory state are fond of complaining that things like the financial meltdown, the BP oil spill, and the like, are the result of an “unregulated marketplace.”
...however, if it wasn't for the State which limits the amount BP is liable in damages, not to mention loan guarantees - then BP wouldn't be where it is, today.

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Estimates OK for speeding tickets, court rules

Posted June 2nd, 2010 by fishwhisl
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio's highest court has ruled that a person may be convicted of speeding purely if it looked to a police officer that the motorist was going too fast.

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