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  • Coming soon: park and pay with a mere microchip

    02/10/2007 11:24:20 PM PST · by fishhound · 5 replies · 363+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | February 11 2007 | Heath Gilmore
    TOLLWAY giant Transurban is looking to expand its e-tag system to give customers cashless entry into Sydney car parks. Transurban will roll out an electronic tag toll system in Sydney similar to its Melbourne operation if it succeeds in its $1.26 billion takeover bid for Sydney Roads Group. The deal would leave Transurban in control of most of Sydney's roads, adding the M1 Eastern Distributor, the M4 and M5 to the M2 and M7 motorways it already operates. The acquisition would make Transurban the country's dominant toll road operator. It would use this base to deliver thousands of its e-tag...
  • The Brain Scan That Can Read People's Intentions

    02/08/2007 5:24:10 PM PST · by fanfan · 81 replies · 2,163+ views
    The Guardian ^ | February 9, 2007 | Ian Sample
    A team of world-leading neuroscientists has developed a powerful technique that allows them to look deep inside a person's brain and read their intentions before they act. The team used high-resolution brain scans to identify patterns of activity before translating them into meaningful thoughts, revealing what a person planned to do in the near future. It is the first time scientists have succeeded in reading intentions in this way. ~snip~ The use of brain scanners to judge whether people are likely to commit crimes is a contentious issue that society should tackle now, according to Prof Haynes. "We see the...
  • Wash. initiative would require married couples to have kids

    02/06/2007 2:25:42 PM PST · by RoadTest · 48 replies · 1,380+ views ^ | 12:59 PM PST on Tuesday, February 6, 2007 | Staff and Associated Press
    OLYMPIA, Wash. - An initiative filed by proponents of same-sex marriage would require heterosexual couples to have kids within three years or else have their marriage annulled. Initiative 957 was filed by the Washington Defense of Marriage Alliance. That group was formed last summer after the state Supreme Court upheld Washington's ban on same-sex marriage. Under the initiative, marriage would be limited to men and women who are able to have children. Couples would be required to prove they can have children in order to get a marriage license, and if they did not have children within three years, their...
  • U.S. Set to Begin a Vast Expansion of DNA Sampling

    02/05/2007 2:09:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies · 916+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 5, 2007 | JULIA PRESTON
    The Justice Department is completing rules to allow the collection of DNA from most people arrested or detained by federal authorities, a vast expansion of DNA gathering that will include hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants, by far the largest group affected. The new forensic DNA sampling was authorized by Congress in a little-noticed amendment to a January 2006 renewal of the Violence Against Women Act, which provides protections and assistance for victims of sexual crimes. The amendment permits DNA collecting from anyone under criminal arrest by federal authorities, and also from illegal immigrants detained by federal agents. Over the...
  • IVF babies do not need a father figure, UK experts say

    12/15/2006 7:49:17 PM PST · by Coleus · 11 replies · 548+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12.14.06
    No need for a father figure for IVF babies? The need for a child to have a father should be removed from the law governing fertility treatment, a government White Paper said today.  Clinics must still consider the welfare of any child born as a result of IVF or other fertility treatment but whether a father figure is present will no longer be necessary, under government proposals. Do children need a father figure? Tell us in reader comments belowThe move would make it easier for single women and lesbian couples to have children using donor sperm.  The Review of...
  • Brown wants to expand GPS monitoring beyond tracking sex offenders

    11/10/2006 7:33:26 PM PST · by bigdcaldavis · 28 replies · 1,026+ views
    San Francisco Gate ^ | Nov 10, 2006 | Chip Johnson
    Gunshots ring out in a neighborhood, and law enforcement's first move is to pull up a computer screen to see whether the sound came from areas equipped with electronic devices that track the source of gunfire. Then a public safety employee keys up another monitor and uses Global Positioning System technology to identify the locations of the city's worst-known violent offenders -- to determine whether any of them are in the spot where the shots were fired. Such a brave new world is coming to Oakland -- and it seems likely that it will become a reality elsewhere in California...
  • Stem Cell Initiative in Missouri Passes (Cloning now a constitutional right)

    11/08/2006 3:00:59 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 30 replies · 812+ views
    State of Missouri General Election  - November 2006 - General Election Tuesday, November 07, 2006 Click here for a printer friendly version  Ballot Issue Name Votes    % Of Votes  Constitutional Amendment No. 2 - 2006    Precincts Reporting 3672 of 3734    Stem Cell Initiative Yes 1,059,202  51.1%   No 1,013,850  48.9% Total Votes
  • Human-cow hybrid embryo planned

    11/07/2006 12:15:52 AM PST · by Mrs Ivan · 51 replies · 1,004+ views
    The Times ^ | November 07, 2006 | Nigel Hawkes
    Stem-cell researchers have applied to produce an embryo using an animal’s egg and a human cell British scientists are to submit plans to create a hybrid embryo — part human, part cow. They are to develop a way of creating stem cells that does not require human eggs, but the application seems likely to be met with controversy. The team, from the University of Newcastle, would take a cow’s egg and remove the nucleus. They would then replace it with the nucleus of a cell taken from an adult human, such as a skin cell. The hybrid would be overwhelmingly...
  • Woman sells her eggs on net to pay off £15,000 credit card debts

    11/02/2006 6:39:23 AM PST · by NYer · 71 replies · 1,332+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | November 2, 2006 | Charlotte Gill
    A young woman has put her eggs for sale on the internet to pay off £15,000 of credit card debts. Alexandra Saunders posted her details on an American website after reading about the huge amount that can be made in a woman's magazine. The 26-year-old, who already has three jobs to try and pay off her debts, thought it would be an easy way to make money. It is illegal for a woman to sell her eggs within the UK but egg donation is big business in the US where childless couples pay up to £20,000 in exchange the...
  • Baby outsourcing is a fad in Anand

    10/22/2006 7:27:19 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 5 replies · 427+ views
    IBN ^ | Oct. 22, 2006
    Anand: Mark and Darcy Cornwall have come all the way from California because they couldn't afford not to. They've been trying to have a baby for the past five years and their last attempt ended in a miscarriage. On their first trip to India, they have found the woman who has agreed to carry their baby - a surrogate mother. 33-years-old and with three grown children, she knows the joys of motherhood. She also understands the pain of poverty. For her attempt to carry the Cornwalls' baby to maturity, she will be paid $5,000. Just like her there are so...
  • In Violent Times, High-Tech School Security Is On The Rise

    10/18/2006 7:53:48 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 4 replies · 275+ views ^ | Julie Farby
    Houston, TX (AHN) - In an era when deadly school shootings seem to happen at an alarming rate, some schools like Spring Independent School District in suburban Houston, have decided to take security measure into their own hands. Every morning, some 16,000 students swipe their ID tags as they climb onto the school bus, while a radio frequency tag tracks them, as it does when they arrive at school and as they leave the building. Furthermore, nearly 1,000 cameras watch them all day. Every visitor-from parents, volunteers, to the guy who fills the Coke machine - must surrender his or...
  • A barbaric kind of beauty

    08/07/2006 6:56:00 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 59 replies · 2,410+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 00:36am 7th August 2006 | By ANDREA THOMPSON
    Clutching her Hermes holiday bag under her arm, Susan Barrington, a 52-year-old housewife from Buckinghamshire, can't help smiling as she leaves the exclusive clinic in London's Wimpole Street. She has been given the final go-ahead to travel abroad for a cutting edge nonsurgical treatment that promises to make her look ten years younger. She doesn't care if the treatment is expensive, involves babies and is so controversial that it is not allowed to be performed in this country - among her well-heeled friends, this is the ultimate new elixir of youth. The attractive brunette has opted for a controversial stem-...
  • 52 Reasons To Stop Mowing (Zot a la Gallagher)

    07/25/2006 6:58:41 AM PDT · by fruitarian108 · 420 replies · 6,084+ views
    Fruitarian Network ^ | 1973 first version | Nonmowing Coalition
    52 REASONS NOT TO MOW 37 WAYS TO HELP TREES Please download with 100% cotton, rice, recycled, or scrap paper Ron Howard, director of A Beautiful Mind and many other films,made his first film at age 8.. an anti mowing film which showed the nature of mowers' attacks on lawns. Art Buchwald: People shouldn't be judged by the length of their grass. In 2003 through now, the world has seen floods, famine, fire, mudslides, hurricanes, tornados and other disasters created by the unprecedented destruction of trees around the world. Trees are nature's weather stabilizers. We need trillions of trees.. new...
  • IL Launches Compulsory Mental Health Screening For Children And Pregnant Women

    07/23/2004 4:26:02 PM PDT · by Reaganwuzthebest · 177 replies · 3,808+ views
    The Illinois Leader ^ | July 19, 2004 | The Leader-Chicago Bureau
    CHICAGO -- This week, a series of public forums on a program requiring all pregnant women and children through age 18 years to be tested for mental health needs is being held this week in five different locations statewide. One group of parents learned about the state's plans to proceed with this program and on Monday issued an alarm asking for parents and citizens concerned about the new program to voice their opinions at the forums. "We're moving toward social training over academic training with this program," Larry Trainor, a Mt. Prospect parent of four children and a contact for...
  • President Bush vs. Dr. Frist vs. Nuremburg Code

    07/12/2006 12:41:09 PM PDT · by ZGuy · 319+ views
    Human Events ^ | 7/12/6 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    “We were all an embryo at one point, and we ought to as a society be very careful about being callous about the wanton destruction of embryos, of life,” White House aide Karl Rove told the Denver Post this week. He was explaining why President Bush is committed to casting his first-ever veto against a bill--which may pass the Senate as early as next week--that would give tax dollars to researchers who deliberately kill human embryos to extract their stem cells. “The president is emphatic about this,” Rove said. This veto threat is necessary because of Senate Majority Leader Bill...
  • Woman loses frozen embryos fight (European Court of Human Rights has ruled)

    03/07/2006 6:46:03 AM PST · by NYer · 18 replies · 566+ views
    BBC ^ | March 7, 2006
    A woman left infertile after cancer treatment cannot use her frozen embryos to have a baby, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. Natallie Evans started IVF treatment with her then partner Howard Johnston in 2001 but he withdrew consent for the embryos to be used after they split up. Ms Evans went to the Strasbourg court after exhausting the UK legal process. She now hopes to appeal to the Grand Jury of the European Court, but still wants her ex-fiancé to change his mind. Ms Evans said: "I'm still as determined to do whatever it takes to have...
  • Bilderberg Meetings Press Release with List of Participants

    06/11/2006 5:29:32 PM PDT · by TVenn · 75 replies · 3,342+ views
    Bilderberg Press Release ^ | June 8,2006 | Bilderberg Press Release
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
  • Immigrants should wear RFID tags

    06/02/2006 3:29:59 AM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 68 replies · 1,609+ views
    the Inquirer ^ | Thursday 01 June 2006 | Nick Farrell
    VeriChip reveals its colours By Nick Farrell: Thursday 01 June 2006, 15:41 AFTER YEARS OF insisting that VeriChip RFID technology will not be used for Big Brother purposes, the company's chairman has proposed tagging immigrant and guest workers in the United States. Scott Silverman, Chairman of the Board of VeriChip Corporation seems to have got carried away when being interviewed on "Fox & Friends" when responding to the Bush administration's call to know "who is in our country and why they are here". He suggested that if foreigners were tagged using VeriChip RFID implants at the border, the technology could...
  • Malvo and the War Debate (ZOT!!! Why not to go off antipsychotic meds without a doctor’s guidance)

    05/29/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT · by DanPride · 80 replies · 4,217+ views
    Me | Today | Dan Pride
    I am curious why none of the media covers the most important aspect of the Malvo shootings. If you look at Newspapers on the dates when the shootings are underway you discover something I find quite interesting. The shootings begin to dominate the news the day before the debate on the Iraq war starts and they catch them the day after the declaration of war??? If you ask most people "do you remember the debate about starting the second Iraq war", they will all answer "yes of course". But if you followup with the question "name one point in the...