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  • Regulation Charges $125 for Photo Permit in Nashville Public Parks (Video)

    09/30/2014 5:27:19 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 18 replies
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Roger Susanin) -- A little-known Metro Parks & Recreation regulation requires people pay $125 for a permit to take photos or shoot video at Nashville public parks.
  • U.S. revives group to fight homegrown extremists: officials

    06/03/2014 9:59:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/3/14 | Julia Edwards - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is re-establishing a law enforcement group to fight those it designates as domestic terrorists, with an announcement expected on Tuesday, Department of Justice officials said. Following hate-motivated shootings such as the one at a Jewish Community Center in Kansas City, Missouri in April, federal prosecutors have pressed the need to coordinate intelligence of such criminals on a national level, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The group will coordinate cases that involve Americans who may be spurred to violence for political or prejudicial reasons.
  • Five Red Flags That Scream 'Don't Take This Job!'

    04/21/2014 11:49:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Forbes ^ | 04/21/2014 | Liz Ryan
    You can find tons of advice about how to get a job interview and how to snag a job. Most of it comes from the “Do whatever you have to do to get hired!” school of thought. The job market isn’t a job-seeker’s paradise, but it isn’t bad considering what it was like just a year or two ago. If you’re willing to step outside the velvet ropes and try something new in your job search, you can get the interview, and get the job. When you’ve been through a job-search drought for months and haven’t had much or any...
  • Venezuela Enforces Fingerprint Registry to Buy Groceries:

    04/02/2014 5:56:12 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 99 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4/2/14 | Daisy Luther
    What if you were forced to “register” in order to buy groceries? And what if, through that registration, the food you bought could be tracked and quantities could be limited? That’s exactly the plan in Venezuela right now. The AP reports that in an effort to crack down on “hoarding” that ID cards will be issued to families. These will have to be presented before foodstuffs can be purchased.
  • First U.S. bitcoin ATMs to open soon in Seattle, Austin

    02/19/2014 5:56:10 AM PST · by djf · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Phil Wahba
    Robocoin said on Tuesday that later this month it will install the first automated teller machines in the United States that let users buy and sell bitcoin, the latest step into the mainstream for the digital currency. The kiosks, to be installed in Seattle, and Austin, Texas, are similar to ATMs but have scanners to read government-issued identification such as a driver's license or a passport to confirm users' identities.
  • U.S. Supreme Court to weigh cell phone searches by police

    01/18/2014 2:36:24 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 35 replies
    Yahoo! News Canada ^ | 01/17/2014 | Lawrence Hurley
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Friday to decide whether police can search an arrested criminal suspect's cell phone without a warrant in two cases that showcase how the courts are wrestling to keep up with rapid technological advances. Taking up cases from California and Massachusetts arising from criminal prosecutions that used evidence obtained without a warrant, the high court will wade into how to apply older court precedent, which allows police to search items carried by a defendant at the time of arrest, to cell phones.
  • National ID headed for your wallet, purse Homeland Security to require digital features in driver's

    12/30/2013 7:08:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 89 replies
    wnd ^ | 12/29/13 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Just as you were wrapping your mind around the idea that under Obamacare and the accompanying changes in the health-care system, your medical records will be floating around in some online repository, available to far too many people, you’re being told you’ll soon have a National Identity Card and a Western Hemisphere-compliant travel document whether you want it or not, if you plan to drive in the United States. The federal government says it soon will be enforcing its demands that state-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards comply with Department of Homeland Security standards. DHS announced just before Christmas a...
  • Texas drivers get asked for saliva, blood at police roadblock

    11/20/2013 5:58:03 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 62 replies
    Some drivers along a busy Fort Worth street on Friday were stopped at police roadblock and directed into a parking lot, where they were asked by federal contractors for samples of their breath, saliva and even blood. It was part of a government research study aimed at determining the number of drunken or drug-impaired drivers. "It just doesn't seem right that you can be forced off the road when you're not doing anything wrong," said Kim Cope, who said she was on her lunch break when she was forced to pull over at the roadblock on Beach Street in North...
  • Feds pay Columbus Police to set up roadblock checkpoints in broad daylight

    08/02/2013 5:30:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | 8/2/13 | NBC4
    Daylight checkpoints
  • Why were roadblocks in St. Clair, Bibb counties asking for blood & DNA samples this weekend? (AL)

    06/10/2013 3:32:45 PM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 384 replies
    The Birmingham News/AL.com ^ | 6/10/13 | William Thornton
    PELL CITY, Alabama -- St. Clair and Bibb county authorities are confirming there were roadblocks at several locations in their counties Friday and Saturday asking for blood and DNA samples. However, the samples were voluntary and motorists were paid for them as part of a study, they said. According to Lt. Freddie Turrentine of the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department, it isn't the first time such roadblocks have occurred in the area. "They were here in 2007," said Turrentine, the supervisor in charge of the roadblocks, which took place in several locations in St. Clair County Friday night, early Saturday...
  • Maxine Waters: ‘Obama Has Put In Place’ Secret Database With ‘Everything On Everyone’ (video)

    06/09/2013 9:25:30 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 140 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | 2/7/2013
    The President has put in place an organization with the kind of database that no one has ever seen before in life," Representative Maxine Waters told Roland Martin on Monday. "That's going to be very, very powerful," Waters said. "That database will have information about everything on every individual on ways that it's never been done before
  • U.S. to let spy agencies scour Americans' finances

    03/13/2013 11:35:13 AM PDT · by madison10 · 51 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/13/2013 | Reuters
    The Obama administration is drawing up plans to give all U.S. spy agencies full access to a massive database that contains financial data on American citizens and others who bank in the country, according to a Treasury Department document seen by Reuters...
  • TSA Allowed at Least 11 Airport Employees With Criminal Backgrounds To Receive Security Badges

    03/07/2013 9:47:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 7, 2013 | Patrick Burke
    The Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) mismanagement of a program responsible for issuing security badges to aviation employees resulted in at least 11 individuals with criminal backgrounds obtaining badges that allowed access to secure areas of U.S. airports. An aviation employee is anyone who is allowed unescorted access to secured areas of airports. This includes airport employees in addition to TSA Officers. According to a Feb. 22 report from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG), the TSA’s mishandling of the program caused a backlog of security badges that had yet to be issued. As a result,...
  • Police Helicopter Lands to Harass Woman For Her Papers

    02/09/2013 4:05:20 AM PST · by Bon mots · 62 replies
    Activist Post ^ | Feb. 8, 2013 | YouTube
    See the Video on YouTube Does this make you feel safe? 6 heavily armed officers of the state - overpaid, and awaiting fat pensions - circle and harass a sweet lady out in the desert collecting rocks. The use of a $5-8million helicopter that costs about $2000 per hour to fly, the six overpaid donut munchers inside and the illegal search of an innocent, harmless lady out collecting rocks is a travesty of justice and the American way. What have they done to our country? Do you feel safe now?
  • Background checks: Do they work?

    01/27/2013 2:01:01 PM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    politico.com ^ | 26 January, 2013 | KEVIN CIRILLI
    The federal background check system for gun buyers is porous, ineffective, and hampered by a lack of cooperation from the states. And that’s what the system’s supporters have to say. For critics, it’s much more than that. They warn that even if the system can be perfected — and there’s growing consensus in Washington, D.C., that the time has come to authorize certain basic and largely non-controversial improvements — it will do nothing to reduce gun violence. President Barack Obama called on Congress to implement universal background checks as part of the gun-control proposals he unveiled in the wake of...
  • Cuomo Announces New Gun-Snitch Reward Program

    01/19/2013 2:00:30 PM PST · by Doc Savage · 57 replies
    January 19, 2013 | Doc Savage
    In a startling follow-up to his spate of new gun laws which were passed last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced his new 'Gun-Snitch' program in which both adults and children will have a chance to turn in the name or names of potentially violent gun criminals for money. Cuomo announced a new 1-800 number (1-800-RAT-CALL) which you can call 24/7 to provide the New York State Police with the name and address of any person you know has a gun. Children are encouraged to call and accuse their parents as well as other family members and friends....
  • Arkansas Town Plans to Begin Martial Law

    12/20/2012 11:18:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | December 20, 2012 | Tad Cronn
    City officials in Paragould, Arkansas, a town of 26,000, are recommending a plan that would enact martial law beginning in 2013. The plan, purportedly a response to recent property and violent crimes, would send police into the streets with AR-15 rifles and authorize them to stop anyone in the street and demand to know what they are doing. Mayor Mike Gaskill and Police Chief Todd Stovall announced in a town hall meeting last week that the program would begin in the new year: “[Police are] going to be in SWAT gear and have AR-15s around their neck,” Stovall said. “If...
  • Obama Says All Gun Buyers Should Face Checks

    12/19/2012 10:31:49 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 92 replies
    Obama Says All Gun Buyers Should Face Checks By JARED A. FAVOLE WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama on Wednesday said all gun buyers should be subject to background checks, offering his most specific proposal in the wake of the shooting spree at a Connecticut school and setting up a potential fight with gun-rights advocates. "This time words must lead to action," Mr. Obama said from the White House, where he also announced that Vice President Joe Biden would oversee an effort to get ideas for changing gun and mental-health laws to Congress. "The fact that this problem is complex can no longer...
  • Armed task force to patrol streets (Paragould, Arkansas)

    12/16/2012 6:25:54 AM PST · by tje · 56 replies
    Paragould Daily Press ^ | December 15, 2012 | Ryan Saylor
    In response to a recent increase in crime, Paragould Mayor Mike Gaskill and Police Chief Todd Stovall offered residents at a town hall meeting Thursday night at West View Baptist Church what could be considered an extreme solution — armed officers patrolling the streets on foot. Stovall told the group of almost 40 residents that beginning in 2013, the department would deploy a new street crimes unit to high crime areas on foot to take back the streets. "[Police are] going to be in SWAT gear and have AR-15s around their neck," Stovall said. "If you're out walking, we're going...
  • Police doing a late-night probation check get wrong address, go to home of Maine militia head ...

    12/15/2012 10:19:45 AM PST · by Daffynition · 61 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | Dec. 15, 2012 | Abigail Curtis
    BELMONT, Maine — Mack Page was sound asleep in his bed at 11 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, when he was startled awake by the frantic barking of his black Labrador. “What have I got now?” the 63-year-old commander of the Maine Militia remembers wondering. “A raccoon? A coyote?” But it was none of those things. Instead, Page’s dark residence on a quiet Belmont road suddenly was lit up by men outside his windows carrying flashlights. He lives alone, he’s not in the best of health and he was scared. “They called, ‘State police! Come out with your hands up!’”...
  • Democrats push to redeploy Obama’s voter database [We need to stop the infighting: focus on enemy]

    11/20/2012 10:32:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/19/12 | Craig Timberg and Amy Gardner
    If you voted this election season, President Obama almost certainly has a file on you. His vast campaign database includes information on voters’ magazine subscriptions, car registrations, housing values and hunting licenses, along with scores estimating how likely they were to cast ballots for his reelection. And though the election is over, Obama’s database is just getting started. Democrats are now pressing to expand and redeploy the most sophisticated voter list in American political history, beginning with next year’s gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey and extending to campaigns for years to come. The prospect already has some Republicans...
  • Boston Globe unintentionally proves Elizabeth Warren’s ethnic fraud

    09/17/2012 7:33:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 09/16/2012 | William A. Jacobson
    The Boston Globe ran a massive 3,000 word lead article this morning trying to excuse away Elizabeth Warren's claim during her professional career to be minority and a woman of color based on supposed Native American ancestry.The story, which had the cooperation of the Warren campaign, comes just days before the first debate in Massachusetts' Senate race. Clearly, the Warren campaign is worried after even Native Americans who are Democrats criticized Warren at the DNC in Charlotte, and is attempting to put its story out there through a friendly source.The article is a masterpiece of distraction, weaving stories from...
  • Obama on Letterman: Government ID required!!! (Vanity- sort of)

    09/16/2012 9:12:22 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 13 replies
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    Just returned from the gym. On Sunday mornings I box with a few guys, one of whom works for CBS. Nice guy. He knows how much i dislike obama and liberal policies so he jokingly asks me, "i can get you a ticket to see obama on Letterman this Tuesday"....we get into a conversation and this gentleman tells us of the procedures, security, street closings, etc when obama is on letterman. He also says, "no one gets near the building unless they have a government issued ID"..of course i shot back and said, "so obama and the democrats are against...
  • PIPES: Obama: ‘I have never been a Muslim’

    09/07/2012 6:06:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 85 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/7/12 | Daniel Pipes
    President Obama has come out swinging against his Republican rival, sponsoring television advertisements that ask, “What is Mitt Romney hiding?” The allusion is to such relatively minor matters as Mr. Romney’s prior tax returns, the date he stopped working for Bain Capital and the nonpublic records from his service heading the Salt Lake City Olympics and as governor of Massachusetts. Mr. Obama has defended his demands that Mr. Romney release more information about himself, declaring in August that “the American people have assumed that if you want to be president of the United
  • Court rejects Texas redistricting maps (blocks TX voter ID law)[2 title changes at link]

    08/28/2012 1:47:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 106 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/28/12 | Drew Singer
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal court ruled on Tuesday that a controversial Texas voter identification law discriminates against black and Hispanic voters, effectively killing the law before it could take effect for the November 6 presidential election. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued the ruling. ..
  • Steinem, NOW chapters slam DNC for ‘discrimination against mothers’ during Charlotte convention

    08/23/2012 3:08:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/21/2012 | Caroline May
    Feminist activist Gloria Steinem and several chapters of the National Organization for Women (NOW) have condemned the Democratic National Committee for “discrimination against mothers with young children” during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. “Women are the key to a Democratic victory, and sometimes, children are the key to women,” Steinem said in a statement. “It’s both right and smart for the Democratic Convention to behave as if children exist.” The NOW chapters of Southern California — including Hollywood, Long Beach-South Bay, Pacific Shore and Palm Spring — voiced concern this week that the Democratic National Convention will not...
  • FlashBack to 2008 Campaign : Obama records requests prove fruitless

    04/15/2012 2:07:00 PM PDT · by KSanders · 10 replies
    politico.com ^ | 11/11/07 | Mike Allen
    Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) dodged questions Sunday about releasing papers from his eight years as an Illinois state senator, and his campaign has not answered records requests from the state’s two largest newspapers. Obama’s campaign has prodded Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) to make available additional records of her communications during her husband’s presidency. [cut] But two Chicago newspapers have said the Obama campaign has not responded to their requests for comparable papers from his career. On NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, moderator Tim Russert asked Obama about the papers from his state legislative days, from 1997 to 2004.
  • Department Safety Homeland Security Issues nearly 9,500 Photo IDs for Voting Purposes since July 1st

    01/07/2012 3:18:40 PM PST · by opentalk · 7 replies
    Tennessee journal ^ | January 5, 2012 | Tennessee journal
    The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security today announced that 9,492 photo IDs had been issued for voting purposes from July 1st through December 31st, 2011. The vast majority (8,989) of those issued were non-photo driver licenses converted into photo driver licenses, while 503 were original photo identification cards. Effective January 1st, 2012, a new state law requires citizens to present a federal or state- issued photo ID to vote at the polls. The law also requires the Department of Safety and Homeland Security to issue photo IDs for voting purposes at no charge.
  • Um, Shouldn't You Have Asked Me These Questions Before I Got on the Plane?

    09/02/2011 4:10:48 PM PDT · by mgstarr · 54 replies
    Dallas Observer ^ | 9/1/11 | Robert Wilonsky
    Got home from the airport last night just in time to see Channel 8's piece on how Dallas PD and the FBI are prepping for the 10th anniversary of September 11. Would have been home a little sooner, but, ya know, I stopped by a Northwest Highway construction site. Oh -- and I was briefly detained by a man with a badge at Dallas-Fort Worth International. Perhaps I should explain. I was out of town yesterday, in Los Angeles. Left Tuesday night, came back Wednesday night. Very uneventful. Left the hotel room just long enough to do an interview. Arrived...
  • Eye spies: TSA rolls out new 'behavior detection officers'

    08/03/2011 8:52:28 AM PDT · by ccj85 · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/3/11 | CJ Ciaramella
    Passengers flying through Boston’s Logan International Airport will notice the security screeners are chattier than usual, but it’s not an improved customer service policy. On Tuesday the Transportation Security Administration began a test-run at Logan of its SPOT program, which stands for Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques. SPOT uses trained screeners known as Behavior Detection Officers (BDOs) to determine if passengers are a threat, based on their reactions to a set of routine questions. “The vast majority of passengers will experience a casual greeting conversation with the BDO as they go through identity verification,” a TSA spokesperson said. “A...
  • Sarah Palin wins restraining order against father-son pair

    05/09/2011 7:25:42 PM PDT · by PROCON · 81 replies
    reuters ^ | May 9, 2011 | Yereth Rosen
    (Reuters) - Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin won another round in court on Monday against a Pennsylvania teenager accused of stalking the outspoken conservative, telling a judge, "I fear for my friends' and for my family's safety." The three-hour Anchorage court hearing, with Palin and her antagonists testifying by telephone, ended with the judge renewing a previous restraining order against Shawn Christy, 19, and issuing a similar order against his father, Craig.
  • Were You Circumcised? New Passport Questionnaire Baffles Many With Absurd Info Demands

    04/26/2011 10:57:20 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 72 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 26 Apr 2011 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Who was present when you were born? Can you remember every address you’ve ever had? How about every place you’ve ever worked? Were you circumcised? What if I told you that those were some of the queries the State Department is proposing for a new “biographical questionnaire” as part of the passport application? Sounds absurd, doesn’t it? It’s true. Take a look: According to BoingBoing, the form is meant for those who, while applying for a passport, can’t produce a birth certificate. “But as the FA suggests,” the site notes, “the circumstances in which people unable to provide a birth...
  • State Dept adding intrusive, semi-impossible questinnaire for US passport applications

    04/25/2011 3:25:23 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 59 replies
    boingboing.net ^ | April 25, 2011 | Cory Doctorow
    Olga sez, "The U.S. Dept of State is proposing a new Biographical Questionnaire for passport applicants: proposed new Form DS-5513 asks for all addresses since birth; lifetime employment history, personal details of siblings; mother's addresses prior to your birth; any "religious ceremony" around time of birth, circumstances of birth including names (as well as addresses/phone numbers) of persons present, & more. Failure to answer can mean denial of passport, & govt reserves right to use this info for 'routine uses.'" Update: Commenters note that this form is specifically intended in lieu of a birth certificate with a passport application; but...
  • 'No refusal' initiative to become more common in Harris County

    12/30/2010 12:49:32 PM PST · by RikaStrom · 113 replies · 44+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Dec. 22, 2010 | ANITA HASSAN
    Harris County law enforcement agencies will again crack down on drunken drivers during Christmas and New Year's, but the expanded operations no will longer be limited to holiday weekends. The "no refusal" initiative — a countywide program that expedites search warrants for blood samples from drunken driving suspects who refuse breath tests — now will be in effect every weekend for the next three years due in large part to a grant recently issued by the Texas Department of Transportation to the Harris County District Attorney's Office. The initiative, which also includes funds from the District Attorney's Office, will total...
  • Breaking : Feds want reporting for high-powered rifle sales (emergency request)

    12/20/2010 11:19:52 AM PST · by Scythian · 134 replies · 3+ views
    It's on the AP wire ... Anything higher than a .22 is considered a high power rifle in this request
  • TSA Forces Woman to Cut Off Her Nipple Rings With Pliers (Video)

    11/21/2010 2:48:17 PM PST · by FS11 · 74 replies · 1+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11-21-10 | Jim Hoft
    This video shows one woman slammed to the floor for arguing with a TSA agent. Another 71 year-old man with a knee implant describes how TSA pulled down his pants. A 16 year-old girl with a prosthetic leg has her pants removed.
  • Fresno State student body president acknowledges he is an illegal immigrant, refuses to step down

    11/17/2010 2:00:40 PM PST · by kingattax · 34 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 17, 2010
    Pedro Ramirez, Fresno State's student body president, is an undocumented immigrant serving in the position without pay. Ramirez, 23, attends school on scholarships and pays in-state tuition. California is one of 10 states that permit undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition -- a position that was upheld by the state Supreme Court this week. After his election last June, he told the administration he would serve without pay -- a $9,000 stipend -- because he could not lie on employment papers. On Tuesday, an anonymous tip to the college newspaper forced Ramirez to go public.
  • Body Scanner Controversy Making Bang Within the Corporate Media

    11/17/2010 8:10:25 AM PST · by FS11 · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Intel Hub ^ | 11-17-10 | Ambellas
    Napolitano asks fliers for ‘patience’ on body scanners The nation’s Homeland Security chief asked for air travelers’ “cooperation” and “patience” with full-body scanning and pat downs this holiday season amid a growing public backlash that the airport tactics are intrusive. “Each and every one of the security measures we implement serves an important goal,” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano writes in a column for today’s USA TODAY, which asks the public to be a partner in defending against terrorism. Will the Dept. of Homeland Security drop the hammer on the unhappy U.S. population and go against the people’s wishes? Will...
  • NPR: Website Publishes 100 Pictures Of Federal Security Body Scans

    11/17/2010 7:17:58 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 25 replies · 1+ views
    NPR ^ | November 16, 2010 | Eyder Peralta
    A screenshot of one of the images obtained by Gizmodo.  The website Gizmodo has published 100 pictures of body scans taken at an Orlando Federal Courthouse. The scans are not from the "naked scan" machines that the Department of Homeland Security announced were going into 28 airports in the country, earlier this year. Instead, they are much more pixelated and less embarrassing.Still Gizmodo points to TSA's Advanced Imaging Technology's privacy policy, which states that the machines "cannot store, print, transmit or save the" images and that they are "automatically deleted from the system after it is cleared by the remotely...
  • Raped nun asked to prove identity (her identity, that is)

    11/10/2010 5:55:23 AM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    CRI Bulletin ^ | 11/10/2010
    A nun, who was raped during the 2008 anti-Christian violence in Orissa, has been asked to prove her identity during the trial. Defense counsel asked the 30-year-old nun to produce her photo-identity card or any other proof during cross-examination to establish that she was the one allegedly raped on August 25, 2008. She had identified her offenders in court on Nov 3. The defense counsel pointed out that her signatures on the police reports do not match and therefore her identity is suspected. “We doubt the identity of the person facing the cross examination as her signature at the court...
  • Man jailed over computer password refusal

    10/06/2010 12:18:34 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 40 replies
    BBC ^ | 5 October 2010 | Unknown
    A teenager has been jailed for 16 weeks after he refused to give police the password to his computer.Oliver Drage, 19, of Liverpool, was arrested in May 2009 by police tackling child sexual exploitation.Police seized his computer but could not access material on it as it had a 50-character encryption password.Drage was convicted of failing to disclose an encryption key in September. He was sentenced at Preston Crown Court on Monday. Drage, was arrested when he was living in Freckleton, Lancashire, but later moved to Liverpool.He was formally asked to disclose his password but failed to do so, which is...
  • Automated Data Tattoos (now used for lab mice)

    09/15/2010 1:20:31 PM PDT · by fishtank · 16 replies
    http://somarkinnovations.com | 9-15-2010 | fishtank
    THIS IS FOR NEWS - NOT FOR ADVERTISEMENT purposes ...... ...... ...... "The Labstamp applies automated tail tattoos for mouse identification. The features are as follows: Reliable, legible identification * Human readable permanent tail tattoo * 46,656 unique alpha-numeric IDs * Green ink for pigmented animals Safe for the animal * Designed for mice 14 days and older * No anesthesia required Easy to use * 10 minutes of training to apply the ID * No training to read the ID Eliminates human variability * Automated machine to apply the ID * Consistent ID quality and readability "
  • Media continues to suggest public release of pistol permit information is necessary

    09/01/2010 11:02:15 AM PDT · by Steve495 · 9 replies
    Radio Vice Online ^ | Sept. 1, 2010 | Steve McGough
    Connecticut state law does not allow pistol permit records to be available to the public. Many states do allow this information to be released, and some media outlets – in a drive to increase page views – have published the full databases including private information simply because it’s “public record.” A journalist at the Hartford Courant suggests the information should be made public, but there is no reasonable reason to do so ... other than continue the stereotype that guns are bad, gun people are a strange lot who must be monitored, and the media's goal of increasing page views...
  • I am not paying ... bugger them (Actor Paul Hogan of Crocodile Dundee fame fights the tax office)

    08/31/2010 7:19:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 08/31/2010 | Chelsea White
    PAUL Hogan has come out fighting against the tax man, declaring he will risk bankruptcy before he pays. Against his lawyer's advice, Hogan spoke for the first time last night - proving he hasn't lost his sense of humour despite being made a virtual prisoner in Australia. The Aussie larrikin said he didn't owe the Australian Tax Office anything and couldn't afford to pay their bill anyway. Who do you believe - Hoges or the tax office? Let us know in the comments below. "I can't pay it, I can't pay 10 per cent of what they are asking for,"...
  • Pelosi Clarifies Call for Look at Funding of Anti-Mosque Critics (Still wants investigation)

    08/18/2010 9:51:39 AM PDT · by kristinn · 142 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, August 18, 2010 | Greg Sargent
    SNIP It was a bit unclear what she was referring to, and now her office sends over a statement from her clarifying what she meant and sort of standing by what she said: "The freedom of religion is a Constitutional right. Where a place of worship is located is a local decision. "I support the statement made by the Interfaith Alliance that 'We agree with the ADL that there is a need for transparency about who is funding the effort to build this Islamic center. At the same time, we should also ask who is funding the attacks against the...
  • New documents point to Indonesian citizenship

    08/06/2010 1:55:23 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 35 replies
    © 2010 WorldNetDaily ^ | August 04, 2010 10:57 pm Eastern | By Jerome R. Corsi
    Mother dropped Obama from U.S. passport when being American dangerous Documents released by the State Department in two separate Freedom of Information Act requests bolster evidence Barack Obama became a citizen of Indonesia when he moved to the Southeast Asian nation with his mother and stepfather in the late 1960s. In a passport amendment submitted Aug. 13, 1968, Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, identified her son with an Indonesian surname and asked the State Department to drop him from her U.S. passport. The transaction could have been part of an effort by Dunham to obtain Indonesian citizenship for her son....
  • Obama’s College Transcripts

    08/02/2010 11:46:37 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 68 replies · 2+ views
    NRO ^ | 08/02/2010 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Count me among those who’d really like to get a good long look at Barack Obama’s college transcripts — not because I think they would provide evidence for any of the crazy conspiracy talk that infests the fringes of our political discourse, but simply because I want to know what the man studied and what his grades were. For instance, I’d like to know whether he took any economics and how he did in those classes. I’m also curious about what his literary studies were: especially, I’d like to know whether the man who wrote two self-important memoirs before he’d...
  • App helps San Fran police track stolen iPhone fast

    07/23/2010 8:07:41 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies · 3+ views
    yahoo.com/ ^ | Fri Jul 23, 7:40 am ET
    A man accused of swiping an Apple iPhone out of a woman's hand in San Francisco may have been shocked when police found him only nine minutes later. It turns out the phone had been tracking his every move. The iPhone was being used to test a new, real-time GPS tracking application, and the woman holding it was an intern for the software's maker, Mountain View-based Covia Labs. Covia CEO David Kahn had sent the intern into the street to demonstrate the software. Police say Horatio Toure snatched it and sped away on a bicycle. Khan was watching a live...
  • Uncle Sam Wants You to Have an Online ID

    07/04/2010 8:32:29 AM PDT · by nmh · 87 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News Business ^ | July 02, 2010 | Jay Bavisi co-founder of the EC-Council
    As our daily interactions and transactions have become increasingly “wired,” we have yet to see any truly comprehensive attempts at securing online identities. Our complex system of usernames and passwords is astoundingly outdated and increasingly prone to security breaches and theft. Yet, so far it has been mostly up to the individual to protect himself against various forms of identity fraud—with larger corporations taking relatively little responsibility. But this could change in a big way. Right now the federal government is proposing a new system being referred to as the “Identity Ecosystem”—which was highlighted in the recently-released draft paper, “National...
  • Houston DPS clerk charged with bribery She's accused of selling licenses to illegal drivers

    07/01/2010 6:52:49 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 33 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 1, 2010 | MIKE GLENN
    A Houston woman who works for the Texas Department of Public Safety used her ready access to state driver's licenses for cash, authorities said. Gracie Gutierrez, 27, remained in custody after she was charged on Tuesday with bribery. Gutierrez is accused of accepting bribes to issue driver's licenses to people who are undocumented and have not taken the written or driving exam, said Donna Hawkins with the Harris County District Attorney's office. Also charged with bribery is Saul Ramirez, 20. Officials said he does not work for DPS. Ramirez was arrested while trying to sell a Texas driver's license to...