Law enforcement is tracking Americans' cell phones in real time—without the benefit of a warrant. Federal prosecutors are seeking the locations of cell phone customers' via company records--sometimes in real time, sometimes after the fact.Read more »
On the season premiere of Real Time with Bill Maher, former governor of New York, Eliot Spitzer, explained that war criminal, Dick Cheney, cannot be prosecuted even though Cheney confessed to war crimes on ABC News.Read more »
A bill in the Utah state legislature that has passed both the House and Senate this week now awaits Governor Gary Herbert's signature- and will make it a crime for a woman to have a miscarriage, as well as make induced abortions a crime in some instances.Read more »
Starting April 1, 2010: CITIGROUP May refuse withdrawal requests.
Their Client Manual PDF Sections: Withdrawal Refusals & Withdrawal Notice.
[We reserve the right to require seven (7) days advance notice
before permitting a withdrawal from ALL checking, savings and
money market accounts.]
Ron Paul is one of only three reps who voted against this bill... and the media completely ignored it!
This bill targets any media that is against American foreign policy.
This bill is almost a carbon copy of a bill passed by Congress in 2008, H.Res.1069, which condemned the use of television programming by Hamas to indoctrinate hatred, violence and Antisemitism.Read more »
A small news item from Tracy, Calif., caught my eye last week. Local station CBS 13 reported: “Tracy residents will now have to pay every time they call 911 for a medical emergency. But there are a couple of options. Residents can pay a $48 voluntary fee for the year, which allows them to call 911 as many times as necessary. Or there’s the option of not signing up for the annual fee. Instead they will be charged $300 if they make a call for help.”Read more »
A news article in today's Toronto Star about an elite police squad that has been set up to stop, detain, search and question individuals at length and in great detail without any cause at all other than the color of their skin.Read more »
On Feb 4, 2010 the FDA, Kansas Bureau of Investigation and local law enforcement--24 officers in all, raided a lawfully run botanical shop and warehouse. With guns drawn, they burst in and proceeded to handcuff everyone in the building including 65- year-old, white-haired grandmas and grandpas and young, single mothers.Read more »
Monday’s Gallup poll showing that a record 44% of Americans favor making marijuana legal has brought increased attention to the need for an open, national debate on marijuana policy.Read more »
Since Arizona began enforcing speed limits with roadside cameras, motorists are raging against the machines: They have blocked out the lenses with Post-it notes or Silly String. During the Christmas holidays, they covered the cameras with boxes, complete with wrapping paper. One dissenting citizen went after a camera with a pick axRead more »
Swiss prostitutes are being trained to use defibrillators to prevent clients with heart problems from dying on them, it has emerged.Read more »
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A California lawmaker introduced legislation on Thursday that would tax sodas and other sugar-sweetened drinks and use the proceeds to bankroll programs to fight childhood obesity.
The bill, introduced by Democratic Senate Majority Leader Dean Florez, would slap a 1-cent levy on every teaspoon of added sugar and other caloric sweeteners in commercial beverages sold.
Citing insufficient evidence, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday it will not pursue federal civil rights charges against police officers involved in the 2006 shooting death of a man hours before he was to be married.Read more »
While marijuana is more mainstream than ever, legalization still faces backlash from the powers that be.Read more »
A small single-engine plane crashed into a seven-story office building in Austin, Texas, around 10 a.m. local time Thursday.Read more »
Nearly 180 Department of Homeland Security weapons were lost -- some falling into the hands of criminals -- after officers left them in restrooms, vehicles and other public places, according to an inspector general report.Read more »
There was no profanity, no hate. Just the words, "I love my friends Abby and Faith. Lex was here 2/1/10 :)" scrawled on the classroom desk with a green marker.
Alexa Gonzalez, an outgoing 12-year-old who likes to dance and draw, expected a lecture or maybe detention for her doodles earlier this month. Instead, the principal of the Junior High School in Forest Hills, New York, called police, and the seventh-grader was taken across the street to the police precinct.
The laptops issued to high-school students in the well-heeled Philly suburb have webcams that can be covertly activated by the schools' administrators, who have used this facility to spy on students and even their families.Read more »
State lawmakers are considering a bill to let active duty military use the HOV lanes to and from the bases, no matter how many people are in their vehicles.
It's estimated that 90% of the 60,000 people who work at Naval Station Norfolk can't use the HOV lanes because they drive alone.Read more »
Drivers approaching the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport will be subject to random vehicle inspection and search. The random inspections are reportedly designed to be brief and "minimally intrusive" so as not to disrupt passenger travel schedules. The stops will be conducted in cooperation with airport security, police and the U.S. Transportation Security Administration. The inspection area is along the airport entrance road, located after an advisory sign that alerts motorists, "All vehicles are subject to search."Read more »
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