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  • APNewsBreak: Ferguson leaders wonder if monitor worth cost

    11/22/2017 5:41:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 22, 2017 4:55 PM EST | Jim Salter
    Ferguson, Missouri, has paid about a half-million dollars to the monitor team overseeing its police and court reforms, but city leaders question what they’ve gotten for their money, especially after the departure of the original lead monitor. […] Concerns over the cost of monitoring were detailed in exclusive interviews with The Associated Press. The money spent on monitoring is costly in Ferguson, paid for entirely with city funds. The community of 20,000 is much smaller, with far less money, than most cities subject to Justice Department consent agreements. Money is so tight that Ferguson voters twice in 2016 approved tax...
  • Computer/tv monitor purchase advice needed

    01/01/2017 8:43:13 AM PST · by Buttons12 · 55 replies
    Buttons | 1/1/17 | Buttons12
    Buttons needs freeper advice! I've never owned a tv, but I'm now looking to buy one. The choices are bewildering. I don't have or want cable, just a large screen (at least 40", and 70" is not too big). I watch a lot of videos on a laptop and with a large screen I could be less confined. The room is big, over 25' wide and long. Price isn't that important, quality is more of a concern. And which kind is best to view at different angles? It'd be good to see it properly no matter where in the room...
  • LG Split Screen Improves Usability and Reduces Security Drastically

    04/12/2015 6:19:30 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 22 replies
    Developer's Couch ^ | April 8, 2015 | Chris
    Life is good (LG) is what you may say out loud when using LG stuff. Unfortunately, today I have to tell you that life is horrible. I recently upgraded to an ultra wide LG screen which comes with split screen software. While I am happy with the hardware, I am utterly disappointed how LG treats security. The TL;DR version is that instead of writing software properly, they just disable UAC upon installation in order to make their software work. I received my monitor some time around last week and quickly installed the software. Nothing special has happened during the setup...
  • White House reaches out on Ukraine

    03/03/2014 9:25:18 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Market Watch ^ | March 3, 2014 | By Greg Robb
    WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden called Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, a White House spokesman said Monday. In a statement, the White House said Biden urged Russia "support the immediate deployment of international monitors to Ukraine, and begin a meaningful political dialogue with the Ukrainian government."
  • Military Monitors Potential North Korean Weapons Proliferation

    07/23/2009 4:35:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 163+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 23, 2009 – The U.S. military plays a role in the monitoring of North Korean actions that may violate a U.N. Security Council resolution that prohibits North Korea from weapons proliferation, a senior Pentagon official said here today. The United Nations has banned North Korea from exporting its weapons technology -- such as its missile expertise – to other countries. The North Korean government, which also is suspected of developing nuclear weapons, has conducted several ballistic-missile tests in recent weeks. “The United States is fulfilling its obligations,” spokesman Bryan Whitman told Pentagon reporters, as part of U.N. efforts...
  • Activism Survey (Vanity)

    02/14/2009 12:06:59 PM PST · by Wuli · 1 replies · 325+ views
    02/14/2009 | Wuli
    I am doing a personal survey, wondering what others are doing, on and off the Internet, in terms of resources and organizations in the following areas: "Freedom's Monitors"; some examples are - The Federalist Society, ACLJ, FIRE, Christian Freedom International, etc. "Commentary and Analysis"; some examples are - National Review Online, Townhall, Front Page Magazine, etc. "News Watchers"; an example is - Newsbusters "Conservative Blogs and Activism Organizations" "Issue Groups" - groups whose activity is dedicated to primarily a single issue - like a "Right to Life" group might be considered "Economic Analysis" - for example - CATO, or The...
  • Historic Breakthrough for Cleaning Monitors

    02/09/2009 1:40:05 PM PST · by OneVike · 14 replies · 1,147+ views
    appraisercentral ^ | 2/9/09 | appraisercentral
    Due to the increased use of humor to get ones point across, there has been a need for new technology to clean monitors from all the spit and coffee spewed upon them. Well here it is, just one click and your dirty monitor will be cleaned. Check it out, it works every time it's tried.
  • Russian observers to monitor U. S. vote

    10/24/2008 4:06:52 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 54 replies · 1,494+ views
    The National Post ^ | 10/23/08 | Peter Goodspeed
    Stung by international criticism of its presidential and congressional elections, Russia is striking back by sending a team of observers to monitor the U. S. presidential poll on Nov. 4. Andrei Nesterenko, a spokesman with Russia's Foreign Ministry, says Moscow will have eight election observers attached to a monitoring mission conducted by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The OSCE, which has infuriated the Kremlin in the past by criticizing elections in Russia and other post-communist states, is sending 62 election observers to the United States. The mission, headed by Audrey Glover, the top British diplomat, includes...
  • OSCE and Russian Observers to Monitor US Elections

    10/21/2008 9:02:33 PM PDT · by QenBirQeni · 3 replies · 526+ views
    Just so you people know, other countries are monitoring our elections thanks to an invitation by our Ambassador for limited observation, meaning they cannot interfere: WASHINGTON, 10 October 2008 - The OSCE's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) today opened a limited election observation mission to monitor the 4 November elections in the United States of America. ... The mission will assess the upcoming elections in the context of OSCE commitments and other international standards for democratic elections, as well as national legislation. The observers will focus mainly on federal legislation and its implementation, election reform issues, the...
  • Big lizard blamed for devouring cat in Cape Coral ( Florida Wildlife Imported from Egypt ? )

    07/11/2007 8:45:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies · 588+ views
    naples Daily News ^ | July 11, 2007 | PHILLIP BANTZ¯
    After a night of desperate searching, a woman discovered the mutilated remains of her beloved cat on the muddy bank of a canal near her Cape Coral home. She believes a large, ravenous and invasive lizard committed the heinous act. A now infamous name among Cape households, Nile monitors are cold- blooded predators introduced into the city sometime before 1990. These reptiles, which grow to a length of 7 feet, have proliferated, devouring just about everything in their path, including small mammals, snakes, shellfish, eggs and even juvenile alligators. It was a Nile monitor that may have eaten Suzanne Spana's...
  • Splitting Light With Artificial Muscles Could Bring New Generation Of Color Displays

    08/24/2006 11:00:46 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 14 replies · 660+ views ^ | 8/23/06 | Staff Writers
    Zurich, Switzerland, (SPX) Aug 23, 2006 Scientists have unveiled a new technology that could lead to video displays that faithfully reproduce a fuller range of colors than current models, giving such a life-like viewing experience that it could be hard to go back to your old TV. The invention, based on fine-tuning light using microscopic artificial muscles, could turn into competitively priced consumer products in eight years, the scientists say. In ordinary displays such as TV tubes, flat-screen LCDs, or plasma screens, each pixel is composed of three light-emitting elements, one for each of the fundamental colors red, green, and...
  • RFID: Europe Wants to Tag You

    03/20/2006 9:36:15 AM PST · by robowombat · 48 replies · 972+ views
    Brussels Journal ^ | 2006-03-12 | Elaib Harvey
    RFID: Europe Wants to Tag You From the desk of Elaib Harvey on Sun, 2006-03-12 20:45 Am I the only one who is a tad concerned about the new RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Devices) Policy for Europe? I hope not. This year data retention legislation was introduced by the European Parliament and now we have the execrable Viviane Reding at a major conference in Hanover burbling about the Commission’s new consultation on the electronic tagging technology. Given that Commission Press Releases are normally bland to the point of ennui the following is quite something, “But their power to report their...
  • Lawmakers tackle national e-waste problem

    05/24/2005 3:57:12 PM PDT · by Mike Bates · 10 replies · 269+ views
    CNet ^ | 5/24/2005 | Alorie Gilbert
    A group of legislators on both sides of the Washington aisle vowed on Tuesday to create a national plan for dealing with an alarming byproduct of the country's voracious appetite for electronics--mountains of potentially toxic waste. To that end, four lawmakers from the U.S. House of Representatives have formed the Congressional E-Waste Working Group. The group intends to build broad political support for a national law to reduce high-tech garbage--a cause that has been largely ignored in Washington. Leading the group's charge are Representatives Mike Thompson, a California Democrat; Randy "Duke" Cunningham, a California Republican; Louise Slaughter, a Democrat from...
  • Boone County election monitors offer lesson in partisan mischief

    11/03/2004 6:24:49 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 2 replies · 231+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 2, 2004 | Tony Messenger
    Rest easy, Boone County voters, the Canadians are here to save the day. It’s a relief, eh? Canada’s former minister of communication, David MacDonald, sat in the Boone County Public Library yesterday to let us know that he and others are watching our election today to make sure there is no repeat of the 2000 fiasco marked by Florida’s hanging chads and a presidency decided in the U.S. Supreme Court. "It’s important that Americans from coast to coast … believe it was fair," MacDonald says of today’s vote. To that end, MacDonald and South Africa’s Norman du Plessis will be...
  • Foreign Voting Monitors Feel Like Outsiders

    10/31/2004 9:33:07 PM PST · by mrsjones · 17 replies · 491+ views
    LA Times ^ | October 31, 2004 | By John-Thor Dahlburg, Times Staff Writer
    MIAMI — If they can get in the door, observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe will be keeping an outsider's eye on the U.S. voting process Tuesday... ...Under its commitments as an OSCE member, the United States is required to invite the scrutiny. What observers will be able to see, though, is unclear.
  • Foreign monitors to view N.C. vote

    10/31/2004 9:05:06 PM PST · by mrsjones · 20 replies · 424+ views ^ | October 30, 2004 | By RICHARD STRADLING, Staff Writer
    An international organization that monitors elections in places such as Belarus and Ukraine will send a delegation to oversee voting in North Carolina next week.... The U.S. State Department invited the OSCE to monitor the elections mostly as a formality. The United States is one of 55 nations that belong to the organization, and a State Department spokesman said earlier this month that it has become standard practice for members to welcome its election observers.
  • Hiring fox to guard henhouse

    10/31/2004 8:42:08 PM PST · by mrsjones · 7 replies · 471+ views
    Delta Democrat Times ^ | October 31, 2004
    Allowing foreign election monitors is bad enough, but inviting disgraced former federal judge to pick them is outrageous
  • DOJ: Poll Monitors to Triple

    10/28/2004 1:28:53 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 4 replies · 428+ views
    AP ^ | 11/28/04
    More than 1,000 federal poll watches will be sent to monitor elections in 25 states to assure compliance with voting laws and prevent discrimination or disenfranchisement, the Justice Department (search) announced Thursday. The 1,090 federal observers and monitors will be on duty in at least 86 locations for Tuesday's election. The number is more than triple the 317 dispatched for the 2000 presidential election, which ended after a 36-day court battle over Florida's votes. Personnel from the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division (search) will be on hand in eight Florida counties, including Broward, Palm Beach and Dade counties where much...
  • Foreign election monitors driven by leftist political agenda (Alcee Hastings to appoint monitors!)

    10/03/2004 9:26:30 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 51 replies · 1,519+ views
    Enter Stage Right ^ | Oct. 4, 2004 | Tom DeWeese
    The U.S. State Department cracked open the door and now the invasion has begun. Foreign election monitors determined to oversee the U.S. election this November seem to be coming out of the woodwork. Even Jimmy Carter has gotten into the act. The bottom line is that the November election is being set up to humiliate the United States and place in doubt the legitimacy of our government. Those calling for the election monitors, like Democrat California Representative Barbara Lee, argue that the move is necessary in order to "make certain that every person's voice is heard, every person's vote is...
  • International Monitoring of US Election Called 'Frightening'

    08/09/2004 12:13:06 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 88 replies · 2,421+ views
    CNS News ^ | 8-9-04 | Roch Hammond
    The State Department's invitation for an Austrian human rights group to monitor this year's U.S. presidential election is a "frightening" development and "an absolute threat" to America's independence and sovereignty, according to the head of a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C. Tom DeWeese, president of the American Policy Center, said he's especially angry that the Bush administration would reach out to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which is based in Vienna, Austria. "Bush continues to give conservatives the rhetoric of sovereignty, independence and strength of the United States, and he continues to give the [opposite]...