This is the new formula for methamphetamine: a two-liter soda bottle, a few handfuls of cold pills and some noxious chemicals. Shake the bottle and the volatile reaction produces one of the world's most addictive drugs....Read more »
Personalized Internet radio stations got a boost Friday when a federal appeals court ruled that Yahoo's LAUNCHcast music service was not interactive enough to be forced to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in licensing fees.Read more »
The country’s last printed newspaper will land on a doorstep sometime in the first quarter of 2043. That is a positively healthy outlook, however, compared with another staple of American life: the home telephone.Read more »
The police in the UK are about to be issues the eXtended Range Electronic Projectile (XREP) which fires a series of barbed electrodes delivering a 20-second, 500-volt shock up to 98ft away. That's 3 times further than current models.
How long before that makes it to US shores? We can't allow a brutality gap to widen.Read more »
After enacting an insanely strict dress code, a public high school suspended 169 students for violations. The mass number of suspensions sparked protests and disobedience.Read more »
Illinois makes it a felony for sex offenders to join Facebook.Read more »
It’s one of the most hostile hacker environments in the country –- the DefCon hacker conference held every summer in Las Vegas.
But despite the fact that attendees know they should take precautions to protect their data, federal agents at the conference got a scare on Friday when they were told they might have been caught in the sights of an RFID reader.
The reader, connected to a web camera, sniffed data from RFID-enabled ID cards and other documents carried by attendees in pockets and backpacks as they passed a table where the equipment was stationed in full view.Read more »
Cop busted running prostitution ring. Witnesses magically fail to respond to subpoenas. Case magically dismissed.Read more »
As if the stoners and dopers weren't paranoid enough, the police may soon be able to detect whether or not you partake in one the five most popular recreational drugs: cocaine, heroin, cannabis, amphetamine, and methamphetamine.Read more »
The bartender at the Irish bar counted on the dogs for his dinner meal. Tattoo artists stopped by on their breaks. Concertgoers smuggled bites of sausage into the State Theatre.
After nearly 20 years in the pushcart profession, Joy McGhee thought she had a new niche.
The police saw it differently. On Friday night, they shut down her business and served her a $200 fine. Her crime? Violating City Code Section 16-50.450. Operating a Pushcart during Prohibited Hours.Read more »
Now, Boise officers got a taser inside a suspect's anus—who was already handcuffed—and fired it while everything was caught on tape (Warning: Strong audio violence).Read more »
This morning, hundreds of Amazon Kindle owners awoke to discover that books by a certain famous author had mysteriously disappeared from their e-book readers. These were books that they had bought and paid for—thought they owned.
The author who was the victim of this Big Brotherish plot was none other than George Orwell. And the books were “1984” and “Animal Farm.”Read more »
Md.- Authorities have arrested an Ocean City woman accused of setting fire to an American flag early Sunday morning.Read more »
LAPD Sheriff's deputies shoot unarmed 16 year old in the back:
"When officers asked Cody and his friend to pull up their T-shirts, Cody ran for an unknown reason, Sweeney said. He said Cody ran about 20 or 25 feet and an officer shot him in the back."Read more »
Judge tentatively threw out the convicion of the woman that changed a myspace page which led a girl to kill herself. They get one right once in a while.Read more »
Armed with the knowledge that more than 250,000 tickets for civil motor vehicle infractions were challenged in the state last fiscal year, legislators have voted to charge drivers $25 for such hearings.Read more »
Now that they've finished with Tobacco, it's time to get the government more involved with Alcohol. You know where this is leading, don't you?Read more »
This article from the Hoover Institute explains that statelessness is an asset and that large bureaucracy leads to its own demise. The article begins with a very nice anarchist view, but then takes a slightly statist approach.Read more »
Months after his long-shot bid for the Republican presidential nomination ended, Rep. Ron Paul has become a hot ticket on the international stage.Read more »
The Federal Reserve refuses to disclose where trillions of dollars in bailout money went and yet the FTC is more concerned about snooping into the financial affairs of bloggers who make a few bucks off affiliate relationships, according to new guidelines set to be introduced later this year that would give the government a foot in the door to regulate and shut down blogs for making “false claims”.Read more »
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