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  • What Happens When Police Officers Wear Body Cameras?

    08/19/2014 2:28:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/18/2014 | Christopher Mims
    Sometimes, like the moments leading up to when a police officer decides to shoot someone, transparency is an unalloyed good. And especially lately, technology has progressed to a point that it makes this kind of transparency not just possible, but routine. So it is in Rialto, Calif., where an entire police force is wearing so-called body-mounted cameras, no bigger than pagers, that record everything that transpires between officers and citizens. In the first year after the cameras' introduction, the use of force by officers declined 60%, and citizen complaints against police fell 88%. It isn't known how many police departments...
  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Threatens to Behead Homosexuals

    07/27/2013 12:20:51 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 66 replies ^ | July 25, 2013 | Nomalanga Moyo
    President Robert Mugabe has yet again revived his acerbic attacks on Zimbabwe's gay community whom he called worse than pigs and threatened to behead them. Mugabe is a self-proclaimed homophobe who in the past has labelled gay people "worse than pigs and dogs", and threatened them with severe punishment. Mugabe's latest threats were made in Mutare where he was addressing a rally at the Aerodrome Ground on Tuesday, according to a NewsDay report. In the report, Mugabe is quoted telling his followers that: "If you take men and lock them in a house for five years and tell them to...
  • Canadian MDs consider denying fertility treatments to obese women

    Canadian doctors are considering a policy that would bar obese women from trying to have babies through fertility treatments – provoking debate over whether the fat have the same reproductive rights as the thin. Some studies find obese women face higher risks of medical complications while trying to become pregnant through in-vitro fertilization (IVF). The science is not certain and some believe a ban would be tantamount to discrimination, yet a growing number of fertility doctors worldwide already bar treatment based on a woman’s Body Mass Index. “We’ve had many angry patients say to us, ‘This is discriminatory’ and I...
  • Newt Gingrich: ‘We are not going to deport 11 million people’

    12/04/2010 6:46:15 AM PST · by Bulldawg Fan · 121 replies ^ | 12/3/2010 | Jim Galloway
    Former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich appears intent on keeping high-flying Republicans grounded in reality. From Former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich “We are not going to deport 11 million people,” Gingrich said Thursday as he kicked off his first forum on Latino issues. “There has to be some zone between deportation and amnesty.” A possible presidential candidate, Gingrich stressed that his target of establishing an entirely legal work force is “not a call for amnesty.” Rather, he said, it’s about applying common sense to the immigration debacle. “Dos y dos son cuatro” (two plus two equals four), he...
  • DeMint comes out against tax deal, says GOP must do ‘better than this’ (MAKE UI A LOAN! GREAT IDEA!)

    12/08/2010 8:42:16 PM PST · by USALiberty · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Wed Dec 8
    "I don’t think we needed to negotiate that aspect of this thing away. I don’t think we need to extend unemployment any further without paying for it, and without making some modifications [b]such as turning it into a loan at some point. It then encourages people to go back to work.[/b]"
  • House GOP Leaders Push for ‘Cut-As-You-Go’

    12/01/2010 4:41:18 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 7 replies
    House GOP Leaders Push for ‘Cut-As-You-Go’ The Wall Street Journal DECEMBER 1, 2010, 3:51 PM ET By Patrick O'Connor In another nod to conservative activists, House Republicans want to impose new rules that would make it harder for Congress to create government programs. Oregon Rep. Greg Walden, who’s leading the Republicans’ transition to the House majority, is asking colleagues to support a change to the party’s internal rules that would require lawmakers to cut spending or eliminate programs to offset the costs of any new programs established under fast-track “suspension” bills that require a two-thirds majority for passage and can’t...
  • An Idea for the RNC: Dump Michael Steele, Hire Sarah Palin

    07/03/2010 7:22:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 160 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 07/03/2010 | Kevin Williamson
    Re: Steele and the RNC: Allow me to chime in with my usual observation on this subject: This is a job for Sarah Palin. Palin would be a much better RNC chairman than presidential candidate or freelance kingmaker. She'd raise tons of money and help recruit good candidates, i.e., she'd excel at doing the things Steele should have been doing instead of appointing himself Republican pundit-at-large. A Chairman Palin would help set the right tone for the Republican party without having to get herself entangled in the minutiae of policy-development, which has not been her forte. Sure, she'd be polarizing,...
  • Drug addicts being paid to get sterilised in US and UK

    04/11/2010 7:40:28 AM PDT · by Saije · 22 replies · 685+ views
    Times of India ^ | 4/11/2010 | Staff
    Drug addicts in the US are being paid to get sterilised so that thousands of children are "saved from growing up within a damaged environment," a media report has said. American charity organisation, Project Prevention, in North Carolina state, has stopped more than 3,500 drink and drug addicts from having children by paying them up to £200 to seek permanent forms of contraception such as an IUD implant or full sterilisation, the Independent reported on Saturday. Encouraging drug addicts to seek sterilisation saves thousands of children from growing up within a damaged environment, Barbara Harris, founder of the organisation, was...
  • Storm over women drug addicts paid £200 to be made infertile

    03/07/2010 4:52:11 PM PST · by cajuncow · 65 replies · 185+ views
    LOCKED in the grip of drug addiction, the only thing mum-of-nine Felicia LeMay cared about was getting her next hit of crystal meth. The victims of her deadly habit included her baby son, who was born hooked on the drug and put straight into care by social workers. But the birth helped create a turning point in Felicia's life, and when she fell pregnant again she agreed to take part in a controversial sterilisation scheme which has caused a storm in America - and could be about to hit Britain. US campaigner Barbara Harris runs Project Prevention - a group...
  • Congress Votes to Outsource Presidency

    07/23/2009 4:49:47 PM PDT · by papasmurf · 4 replies · 463+ views
    Email ^ | 7/23/09 | Unknown
    Washington, DC -- June 23, 2009 Congress today announced that the office of President of the United States of America will be outsourced to India as of September 1, 2009. The move is being made in order to save the President's $500,000 yearly salary, and also a record $750 billion in deficit expenditures and related overhead that his office has incurred during the last 3 months. It is anticipated that $7 trillion can be saved to the end of the President's term. "We believe this is a wise financial move. The cost savings are huge," stated Congressman Thomas Reynolds (R-WA)....
  • Kansas school stirs debate over outsourced classes (Fort Hays State University)

    05/26/2009 5:52:13 AM PDT · by decimon · 5 replies · 353+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 26, 2009 | Justin Pope
    Just how much can a college outsource and still be a college? The question is no longer just academic at Fort Hays State University in Kansas. Under a novel arrangement, the school will accept credits from a private company that runs introductory courses in subjects like economics and English composition — listing them on transcripts under the Fort Hays State name.
  • Fellow Business Executives:

    11/05/2008 7:45:23 PM PST · by shield · 7 replies · 947+ views
    email making the rounds | 11/5/08 | Unknown
    As the CFO of this business that employees 140 people, I have resigned myself to the fact that with Barack Obama as our next President, our taxes and government fees will increase in a BIG way. To compensate for these increases, I figure that the Clients will have to see an increase in our fees to them of about 8% but since we cannot increase our fees right now due to the dismal state of our economy, we will have to lay off six of our employees instead. This has really been eating at me for a while, as we...
  • What we don't know won't hurt? (Denver moonbats fear bowel-loosening raygun!)

    06/08/2008 6:12:15 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 67 replies · 148+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 6-07-08 | Susan Greene
    Beware of the Brown Note. That's the word among some political activists as the Democratic National Convention nears. As legend has it, the Brown Note is an infrasonic frequency believed to resonate through human body parts and cause a loss of bowel control. Some protesters are convinced that Denver police will amplify such low frequencies to subdue them in August. "They'll bring out all the technologies they can get their hands on," says activist Ben Yager. "I wouldn't put anything past police in terms of crowd control." Sounds paranoid? Maybe. But Mayor John Hickenlooper's administration is only fueling conspiracy theories...
  • Huckabee Wanted to Isolate AIDS Patients (in 1992)

    12/08/2007 7:34:01 AM PST · by dano1 · 71 replies · 272+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | December 8, 2007 | ANDREW DeMILLO
    Mike Huckabee once advocated isolating AIDS patients from the general public, opposed increased federal funding in the search for a cure and said homosexuality could ``pose a dangerous public health risk.'' As a candidate for a U.S. Senate seat in 1992, Huckabee answered 229 questions submitted to him by The Associated Press. Besides a quarantine, Huckabee suggested that Hollywood celebrities fund AIDS research from their own pockets, rather than federal health agencies. ``If the federal government is truly serious about doing something with the AIDS virus, we need to take steps that would isolate the carriers of this plague,'' Huckabee...
  • Ron Paul: Let youngsters opt out of Socialist Security

    10/22/2007 11:07:49 AM PDT · by freedomdefender · 52 replies · 38+ views
    John Seiler ^ | October 22 2007 | John Seiler
    Yesterday’s GOP presidential debate was won, as have all of them so far, by Ron Paul. No wonder his fund-raising is booming. His courage was shown by touching the supposed “third-rail” of modern politcics, Socialist Security. Everybody knows it’s going broke as the baby boomers begin retiring, but only Ron Paul had the guts — the heart, the brilliance — to say that young folks, who pay the bills but will get nothing from the system, should be allowed to opt out of the whole scam. Paul also said that Socialist Security’s problems will only get worse if inflation continues,...
  • Poll: End Automatic U.S. Citizenship

    06/22/2007 1:26:59 PM PDT · by nancyvideo · 104 replies · 2,246+ views
    RightBias News ^ | 6-22-07 | UPI
    Most respondents to a UPI-Zogby International poll want to repeal the law granting automatic citizenship to anyone born in the United States. More the half of the overall pool of 8,300 U.S. residents said if parents who are illegal aliens are deported, their children should go with them -- even if they are U.S. citizens
  • Britons threaten Muslim beheadings in footage

    09/03/2006 1:38:33 PM PDT · by oxcart · 142 replies · 4,962+ views
    The Australian ^ | 09/03/2006 | by Daniel Foggo
    FAR-RIGHT extremists have adopted the tactics of Islamic jihadis by posting videos on the internet in which they threaten to behead British Muslims. The films show balaclava-clad white British men brandishing guns, knives and clubs, calling on all Muslims to leave Britain or be killed. One appears to be a soldier who has served in the Gulf. In one film, a man tells Muslims to "go home" or risk being burned alive. He threatens, "I'll cut your head off", and claims to have "comrades" across Britain who have "had enough". The videos were made after the arrests three weeks ago...
  • Asian students' shock at ejection from jet by passenger mutiny

    08/23/2006 5:31:14 PM PDT · by Jotmo · 127 replies · 2,938+ views
    Two Asian students have revealed their shock and despair after being thrown off a plane because other passengers feared they were suicide bombers. • Mutiny as passengers refuse to fly until Asians are removed Manchester Umist students Sohail Ashraf and Khurram Zeb, both 22, said they sympathised with nervous travellers, but urged people not to be paranoid about Muslims. "We might be Asian, but we're two ordinary lads who wanted a bit of fun," Mr Ashraf told the Daily Mirror. "Just because we're Muslim does not mean we are suicide bombers." The pair were marched off the jet at gunpoint...
  • Vegas Makes It Crime To Feed Homeless People

    07/21/2006 4:26:02 PM PDT · by Cagey · 103 replies · 1,713+ views
    WBAL NEWS ^ | 7-21-2006
    LAS VEGAS -- A battle is brewing over a new Las Vegas ordinance that bans providing food or meals to the indigent at city parks. The Las Vegas City Council unanimously passed a law, which went into effect Thursday, making it a crime to feed the homeless at city parks. It carries a maximum penalty of $1,000 and six months in jail. Video: Vegas: Don't Feed The Homeless The law bans giving away or selling food to anyone who could get assistance from official sources under state law, and officials said city marshals will get specialized training to enforce it....
  • Texas to Install Border Web Cameras

    06/08/2006 5:11:55 PM PDT · by TexCon · 19 replies · 515+ views
    AOL News ^ | June 8, 2006 | Alicia A. Caldwell
    The governor of Texas wants to turn all the world into a virtual posse. Rick Perry has announced a $5 million plan to install hundreds of night-vision cameras on private land along the Mexican border and put the live video on the Internet, so that anyone with a computer who spots illegal immigrants trying to slip across can report it on a toll-free hot line. "I look at this as not different from the neighborhood watches we have had in our communities for years and years," Perry said last week. Some say it is a dangerous idea and a waste...
  • Hummer of a Tax Break

    02/20/2006 11:01:31 AM PST · by bnacat · 56 replies · 1,249+ views
    Tax payer for Common Sense ^ | 12 Dec 2003 | Tax Payers for Common Sense
    OVERVIEW One reason the U.S. government provides tax credits is to promote consumer behavior that benefits the greater good. While not many would argue with a tax credit that allows teachers to recover unreimbursed costs of school supplies, for example, some tax credits demonstrate a failure of our national priorities. The tax break given to small business owners that allows the entire purchase price of a sport utility vehicle (SUV) to be deducted is one of the most glaring examples of a good idea going in the wrong direction.
  • US mosques checked for radiation

    12/23/2005 6:26:16 PM PST · by chaos_5 · 43 replies · 800+ views
    BBC ^ | Dec 24 2005
    US mosques checked for radiation The magazine says the targets were nearly all identified by the FBI US authorities have been secretly monitoring radiation levels at Muslim sites amid fears that terrorists might obtain nuclear weapons, it has emerged. Scores of mosques and private addresses have been checked for radiation, the US News and World Report says. A Justice Department spokesman said the programme was necessary in the fight against al-Qaeda. Last week, President George W Bush admitted allowing the wiretapping of Americans with suspected terror links. Mr Bush has defended the covert programme and vowed to continue the practice,...
  • Arab gays face hormone treatment, prison (UAE)

    11/27/2005 9:32:50 AM PST · by Lorianne · 12 replies · 797+ views
    MSNBC, AP ^ | Nov. 26, 2005
    UAE mulls punishment against dozens arrested at mass gay wedding ___ DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - More than two dozen gay Arab men ¡ª arrested at what police called a mass homosexual wedding ¡ª could face government-ordered hormone treatments, five years in jail and a lashing, authorities said Saturday. The Interior Ministry said police raided a hotel chalet earlier this month and arrested 22 men from the Emirates as they celebrated the wedding ceremony, one of a string of recent group arrests of homosexuals here. The men are likely to be tried under Muslim law on charges related to adultery...
  • Mayor: Cut thumbs off graffiti 'punks'

    11/04/2005 8:59:20 AM PST · by laney · 47 replies · 933+ views
    CNN ^ | Nov 3rd, 2005
    RENO, Nevada (AP) -- The mayor of Las Vegas has suggested that people who deface freeways with graffiti should have their thumbs cut off on television. "In the old days in France, they had beheadings of people who commit heinous crimes," Mayor Oscar Goodman said Wednesday on the TV show "Nevada Newsmakers." Goodman said the city has a beautiful highway landscaping project and "these punks come along and deface it." "I'm saying maybe you put them on TV and cut off a thumb," the mayor said. "That may be the right thing to do." Goodman also suggested whippings should be...
  • Bennett:Black Abortions Would Lower Crime (President Bush Repudiates)

    09/30/2005 8:47:13 AM PDT · by dogbyte12 · 296 replies · 5,824+ views
    AP ^ | 9-30-05 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Friday criticized former Education Secretary William Bennett for remarks linking the crime rate and the abortion of black babies. "The president believes the comments were not appropriate," White House press secretary Scott McClellan said.Bennett, on his radio show, "Morning in America," was answering a caller's question when he took issue with the hypothesis put forth in a recent book that one reason crime is down is that abortion is up. "But I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could, if that were your sole purpose, you...
  • New Orleans refugees headed to Astrodome

    08/31/2005 10:07:41 AM PDT · by Uncle Joe Cannon · 53 replies · 1,422+ views
    AP ^ | 8/31
    8:40 a.m. HOUSTON -- At least 25,000 of Hurricane Katrina's refugees, a majority of them at the New Orleans Superdome, will travel in a bus convoy to Houston starting today. They will be sheltered at the 40-year-old Astrodome, which hasn't been used for professional sporting events in years. Rusty Cornelius, administrative coordinator for the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, said the refugees would be bused to Houston. He said specifics of the transport and housing for the refugees were still being worked out with the Red Cross and state government officials. Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco has...
  • Calif. Nat'l Guard Sorry About Pig-Blood Flier

    07/13/2005 9:48:00 AM PDT · by jerri · 36 replies · 943+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Wednesday, July 13, 2005
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Islamic leaders and peace groups are criticizing the California National Guard (search) for a flier posted in its headquarters suggesting the United States execute Islamic terrorists with bullets dipped in pig's blood to deny them entry to heaven.
  • States Bar Teen Drivers Using Cell Phones

    06/25/2005 12:25:10 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 12 replies · 707+ views
    AP ^ | 6/25/05 | Robert Tanner
    There are a few things that the average teenager absolutely must have in 21st century America - a license to drive is one, a cell phone is another. But police officers, parents, and, increasingly, lawmakers are coming to the conclusion that those essentials are a dangerous mix when combined with inexperience on the road. A growing number of states are creating legal barriers to keep young drivers from using cell phones, even as few ban adults from talking - at least handsfree - while driving. "It's not a silver bullet solution, but it's one piece of a puzzle we need...
  • Taxpayer's Bill of Rights for Georgia

    05/17/2005 6:11:57 AM PDT · by GPBurdell · 3 replies · 394+ views
    Buzz Blog ^ | 5/16/05 | Buzz Brockway
    One overlooked development coming out of the 2005 Session of Georgia's Legislature was the creation of a study committee to examine the potential benefits of enacting a Taxpayer's Bill of Rights(TABOR)(view the bill by clicking here). Proposed by State Representative Donna Sheldon (R-105), the study committee would examine TABOR as implemented and proposed in other States to determine if a similar measure would benefit Georgia. TABOR has been in place in Colorado since 1992 with tremendous positive effect. Dr. Barry Poulson of Americans For Prosperity gives TABOR a strong endorsement:Since TABOR was put in place, Colorado has returned more than...
  • States Mull Taxing Drivers By Mile

    02/15/2005 10:18:28 AM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 94 replies · 1,696+ views
    CBS | February 14, 2005 | [none cited]
    States Mull Taxing Drivers By Mile CORVALLIS, Ore., Feb. 14, 2005 (CBS) College student Jayson Just commutes an odometer-spinning 2,000 miles a month. As CBS News Correspondent Sandra Hughes reports, his monthly gas bill once topped his car payment. "I was paying about $500 a month," says Just. So Just bought a fuel efficient hybrid and said goodbye to his gas-guzzling BMW. And what kind of mileage does he get? "The EPA estimate is 60 in the city, 51 on the highway," says Just. And that saves him almost $300 a month in gas. It's great for Just but bad...
  • States Mull Taxing Drivers By Mile

    02/15/2005 10:16:10 AM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 38 replies · 894+ views
    CBS | Feb. 14, 2005 | [none cited]
    States Mull Taxing Drivers By Mile CORVALLIS, Ore., Feb. 14, 2005 (CBS) College student Jayson Just commutes an odometer-spinning 2,000 miles a month. As CBS News Correspondent Sandra Hughes reports, his monthly gas bill once topped his car payment. "I was paying about $500 a month," says Just. So Just bought a fuel efficient hybrid and said goodbye to his gas-guzzling BMW. And what kind of mileage does he get? "The EPA estimate is 60 in the city, 51 on the highway," says Just. And that saves him almost $300 a month in gas. It's great for Just but bad...
  • US Troops Reportedly Gassing Fallujah (B.S. Alert!)

    11/10/2004 11:22:26 AM PST · by bedolido · 105 replies · 5,235+ views ^ | 11/10/2004 | (some liar)
    FALLUJAH, November 10 ( & News Agencies) - US troops are reportedly using chemical weapons and poisonous gas in its large-scale offensive on the Iraqi resistance bastion of Fallujah, a grim reminder of Saddam Hussein’s alleged gassing of the Kurds in 1988. “The US occupation troops are gassing resistance fighters and confronting them with internationally-banned chemical weapons,” resistance sources told Al-Quds Press Wednesday, November 10. The fatal weapons led to the deaths of tens of innocent civilians, whose bodies litter sidewalks and streets, they added. “They use chemical weapons out of despair and helplessness in the face of the steadfast...
  • But Could Tiger Drive the Statue of Liberty?

    05/24/2003 5:04:01 AM PDT · by Archangelsk · 6 replies · 139+ views
    The NY Times ^ | 052403 | John Atwood
    But Could Tiger Drive the Statue of Liberty? By JOHN ATWOOD Now that the federal government has finally turned over Governors Island to New York State, it's time to get serious about what we're going to do with it. The leading proposal, a City University of New York campus, is nobly intended, but in this era of fiscal collapse we need to be careful about the size of the next hole we dig. The city estimates that simply keeping up the island to support a new college or museum would cost $20 million to $40 million a year, which would...