New "Smart Meters" for Energy Use Put Privacy at Risk

Posted March 11th, 2010 by stuntmantdave
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The ebb and flow of gas and electricity into your home contains surprisingly detailed information about your daily life. Energy usage data, measured moment by moment, allows the reconstruction of a household's activities: when people wake up, when they come home, when they go on vacation, and maybe even when they take a hot bath.

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National Debt: The Apocalypse Overdraft

Posted March 11th, 2010 by Karrde188
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The national debt is currently 13.7 trillion dollars (you can round up to 14 if you ignore that piddling little GDP of Denmark). The American people could work together, movie-montage style, collecting every single physical dollar and cent in existence and they'd still have to go to Vegas*, hit the roulette tables, lay it all on black and win. Four times in a row. That's how you know you're doomed - most people crushed by debt imagine cleaning up at the casino OR having all the money in the world. When you need both, you're buggered.

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The perfect solution to red light camera protestors.Steal their cars.

Posted March 10th, 2010 by ScouterJoe
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Toledo Ohio city council votes to go after red light camera offenders

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Pakistanis refuse US airport security, hailed as heroes

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A tour of the United States arranged by the State Department to improve ties to Pakistani legislators ended in a public relations fiasco when the members of the group refused to submit to extra airport screening in Washington, and they are now being hailed as heroes on their return home.

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Plan to require all U.S. citizens to carry worker ID cards

Posted March 10th, 2010 by masshole
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There's more talk on Capitol Hill about requiring all U.S. citizens to carry a worker ID card before getting a job. It's part of a major overhaul of immigration policy, and the plan could go before President Obama as soon as this week.

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$22k program lets homeless sleep in their cars

Posted March 10th, 2010 by KDus
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City government funded a $22,000 program to let people sleep in their cars. You have to jump through their hoops if you want to sleep in YOUR car on PRIVATE church parking lots. Without government intervention, those people would have to pay $120! when caught. How would people be motivated to live in a house without a special program?

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Taking Liberty - How Private Property Rights Are Being Destroyed

Taking Liberty is a comprehensive look at the lower 48 states showing, region by region,
how the Environmental Movement is rapidly abolishing Private Property in America.

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Blackwater in Kabul, or Eric Cartman Gets an AK-47

Posted March 10th, 2010 by assawyer
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The Senate Armed Services Committee is holding a hearing today on Paravant, a previously little-known subsidiary of Xe Services (aka Blackwater). It caps a six-month investigation by the committee, and it promises to be a doozy.

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In another raid, State Police hit beer distributor, Origlio's

Posted March 10th, 2010 by stuntmantdave
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Pennsylvania State Police have staged another beer raid, confiscating about a dozen cases from a leading distributor in Northeast Philadelphia and ordering it to stop selling several well-known imports, including Duvel, a popular Belgian beer sold throughout the Philadelphia region.

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Jacob Hornberger: Blame It on Freedom

Posted March 10th, 2010 by Melkor
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One of the distinguishing characteristics of statists is their inability to take responsibility for their failures. The fault always lies elsewhere. Two of the best examples of this phenomenon are the welfare state and the warfare state.

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The End of Sheriff Arpaio in Arizona?

Posted March 10th, 2010 by tipplebipple
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The worst sheriff in the history of our republic, Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Arizona, seems to have made a fatal mistake in his boss hog take over of his county.

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Obama: DNA registry is 'right thing'

Posted March 10th, 2010 by Takeshi Kovacs
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President Barack Obama’s embrace of a national database to store the DNA of people arrested but not necessarily convicted of a crime is heartening to backers of the policy but disappointing to criminal-justice reformers, who view it as an invasion of privacy.

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22 year old man dies in hospital from dehydration in the UK

Posted March 10th, 2010 by Takeshi Kovacs
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A man of 22 died in agony of dehydration after three days in a leading teaching hospital.

Kane Gorny was so desperate for a drink that he rang police to beg for their help.

They arrived on the ward only to be told by doctors that everything was under control.

The next day his mother Rita Cronin found him delirious and he died within hours.

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Study Finds: as Porn Increases, the Rate of Sex Crimes Goes Down

Posted March 10th, 2010 by Fizzul
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In every region investigated, researchers have found that as pornography has increased in availability, sex crimes have either decreased or not increased.

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Government school cafeterias flunk health inspections

Posted March 10th, 2010 by masshole
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Children in nearly two dozen Boston public schools ate meals in cafeterias cited for conditions so severe - including mouse droppings, peeling paint and a rusty oven - that one inspector said they would shutter a typical restaurant.

Making matters worse: The central food facility that feeds another 21 Hub schools without cafeterias also has been tagged by health inspectors, records show.

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President Obama backs DNA test in arrests

Posted March 10th, 2010 by masshole
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President Barack Obama’s embrace of a national database to store the DNA of people arrested but not necessarily convicted of a crime is heartening to backers of the policy but disappointing to criminal-justice reformers, who view it as an invasion of privacy.

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Death Row Inmate on Suicide Watch

Posted March 9th, 2010 by baraka66
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Officials say an Ohio inmate who intentionally overdosed on pills hours before his scheduled execution has returned to prison and is on suicide watch.

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Man Dies After Choking On Pot Baggie & Being Tasered.

Posted March 9th, 2010 by tipplebipple
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Andrew Grande died after being tasered and choking on a bag of marijuana he attempted to swallow. Video from WJHG, broadcast Dec. 12, 2009.

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Culled out. Feds could prohibit US citizens from fishing!!

Posted March 9th, 2010 by baxter
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The Obama administration will accept no more public input for a federal strategy that could prohibit U.S. citizens from fishing the nation's oceans, coastal areas, Great Lakes, and even inland waters.

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IRS to Track Online Sellers' Payment Transactions Beginning Next Year

Posted March 9th, 2010 by thedude
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Internet sellers who don't report their sales will no longer be under the radar. Starting next year, any bank or other payment settlement company that processes credit cards, debit cards, and electronic payments such as PayPal will have to issue information returns telling the IRS what merchants receive. The new returns are Form 1099-K, Merchant Card and Third-Party Payments.

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