It seemed too absurd to be true. And after the public ridicule and outcry that followed, Idaho legislators decided it was too absurd to continue.Read more »
You can imagine my surprise after I paid my 50pence to use the public bathroom, walked in and found myself staring at not just one but 3 ceiling mounted video surveillance cameras.Read more »
A pregnant woman suffered a miscarriage due to rough treatment by Clayton County authorities who were enforcing a local dog ordinance, the woman's attorney said Tuesday. Police said at the time of her March 3 arrest that Youhoing-Nanan, 43, had violated a Clayton ordinance prohibiting anyone from keeping more than five dogs over four months of age.Read more »
"Privately, some cops told the Chicago Sun-Times they were ignoring the rule to turn on camera systems because they're worried their words and actions will come back to haunt them."Read more »
The Fed's, with the help of local law enforcement, raided the homes of at least 2 militia members Saturday evening about 6pm local time.
Another story http://www.sanduskyregister.com/articles/2010/03/28/front/doc4bae9ec40d7...
They actually want to make parents in DE sign a contract stating they will send a certain amount of time each night working on their children's homework.Read more »
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida toddler is in critical condition after being shot by police chasing a robbery suspect.Read more »
"Bob Newland, the director of the South Dakota chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, founder of South Dakotans for Safe Access, a medical marijuana group, and publisher of Hemphasis, was sentenced to one year in the Pennington County Jail, with all but 45 days suspended. During that year, he is forbidden to publicly advocate marijuana legalization."Read more »
Pentagon "cover-up" of an incident in which numerous civilians and journalists were murdered in an airstrike!Read more »
"There are a number of people here [at Liberty Forum] who have been going to Tea Parties and have been turned off by all the nationalism," he said, "agreeing that [Republicans] all want a piece of it. The question is, how do we reach those people?"
Perhaps the better question is, how do you prevent those people from allowing what was a genuine grass-roots opposition to the Republican mainstream platform to become part of the Republican mainstream platform?Read more »
New Hampshire State Representative Nick Levasseur, a Democrat, posted a tasteless statement on his Facebook profile decrying the survival of Japanese race.Read more »
A US federal appeals court says three Seattle police officers were justified when they used a stun gun on a pregnant mother who refused to sign a traffic ticket.
Malaika Brooks was driving her son to school in 2004 when she was stopped for exceeding the speed limit.
The officers used a Taser three times when she refused to get out of her car.
A panel of judges ruled 2-1 the officers were justified in using force because Brooks could have picked her keys up off the floor, started the car and driven away.Read more »
Three Seattle police officers were justified when they used a stun gun on a pregnant mother who refused to sign a traffic ticket, a federal appeals court ruled Friday in a case that prompted an incredulous dissent.Read more »
Fifteen phony products — including a gasoline-powered alarm clock — won a label from the government certifying them as energy efficient in a test of the federal "Energy Star" program.Read more »
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) has begun an unofficial “diversity survey” of Fortune 500 companies and has told the companies that if they do not participate in the survey, he will make their names public.
The survey has already drawn fire from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as “a fishing expedition” and from legal experts, who say companies may violate federal employment laws by even asking such questions of their employees or suppliers.Read more »
During a fire drill at a middle school in Worcester, England, students aged 10 to 13 looked on in horror as "as a man appeared brandishing a gun and appeared to shoot dead Mr. Kent, their science teacher, as he ran across a field." It was only ten minutes after the shooting that teachers revealed the whole thing to be fake.Read more »
President Obama's fiscal 2011 budget will generate nearly $10 trillion in cumulative budget deficits over the next 10 years, $1.2 trillion more than the administration projected, and raise the federal debt to 90 percent of the nation's economic output by 2020, the Congressional Budget Office reported Thursday.Read more »
Once again the police have fun putting a beating on people, even ones who are already handcuffed. The filth in the yellow jacket has been put on administrative leave, why am I not surprised. Will he get away with it.........Read more »
SAN FRANCISCO — Now that a proposal to legalize pot is on the ballot in California, well-organized groups are lining up on both sides of the debate. And it's not just tie-dyed hippies versus anti-drug crusaders.........But the campaign that unfolds before the November election could yield some unusual allies: free-market libertarians joining police officers frustrated by the drug war to support the measure, and pot growers worried about falling prices pairing with Democratic politicians to oppose it.Read more »
Nationalism, or patriotism, are emotions I don't share. I find them on par with racism: the belief that one is inherently superior on the basis of the involuntary membership to some collective body. I also think that nationalism and patriotism are inherently against the fundamental principles that our nation was founded upon.Read more »
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