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  • Living for 170,000,000

    04/28/2011 4:44:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 April, 2011 | Kurt Hofmann
    Professional victim Colin "The Alchemist" Goddard is featured in a "gun control" cheerleading movie called "Living for 32," which evidently attempts to explain how banning private sales at gun shows could have prevented the shooting of the 32 Virginia Tech victims--shot with guns not bought at gun shows. Perhaps it also explains how maintaining universities' ability to mandate that students and faculty be just as disarmed and defenseless as Goddard and the other victims were (preserving campus gun bans is, along with the "gun show loophole" myth, one of Goddard's signature issues) will help prevent that kind of slaughter in...
  • Higher Gas Prices Save Lives

    04/18/2011 10:24:24 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 17 replies
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 16 April 2011 | John Semmens
    Revelation that highway fatalities decrease by 2.3% for every 10 cent per gallon increase in the price of fuel has US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood fired up. “For all the carping I have to listen to over high gas prices I’m happy to be able to point to a silver lining,” boasted a bubbly LaHood. “Driving their own cars is the most dangerous thing most people do. The more we can discourage this, the more lives we can save. Based on this latest study it looks like if we can get the price of gasoline up to around $9...
  • California Seizing Safety Deposit boxes

    04/13/2011 7:45:29 AM PDT · by pantherskincreek · 148 replies ^ | circa 2008
    The State of California has stooped to looting the contents of safety deposit boxes to bolster state funds.
  • If you’re going to carry, keep track of your guns(AZ)

    04/11/2011 6:14:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 10 April, 2011 | Jon Johnson
    One of the basic gun safety rules is that owners should be sure their guns are never accessible to unauthorized or untrained individuals. Recently, two gun owners broke that cardinal rule. Restroom surprise Walmart, located at 755 S. 20th Ave. in Safford, is unquestionably the area's busiest store. Numerous people of all types and ages visit the store, and many of them utilize its restrooms. Safford Police were dispatched to the store at about 11:35 a.m. on Thursday after a maintenance employee discovered a fanny pack with a Taurus .357 Magnum in the men's restroom. The employee turned the gun...
  • The Newhall Incident: April 6, 1970

    04/07/2011 8:58:55 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 11 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 04-06-11 | Hal Jordan
    The events that took place on April 6, 1970 in northern California changed the face of US law enforcement immediately and irrevocably. The tragedy at Newhall was a wakeup call for law enforcement agencies across the country, and may have caused the birth of the term “officer safety” that is so heavily emphasized in police training today. Here’s what happened. Jack Twinning, 35, and Bobby Davis, 27, had met in prison and had been paroled for less than a year when they decided to resume their criminal ways. They had collected a large number of pistols, rifles, and shotguns in...
  • Japan's Other Nuclear Disaster

    04/07/2011 6:30:19 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Forbes ^ | 04/06/11 | Yas Idei
    Japan's Other Nuclear Disaster Yas Idei, 04.06.11, 06:00 PM EDT Forbes Magazine dated April 25, 2011 At the nuke dump in Rokkasho, a nation's hunger for power has spawned a financial catastrophe. In many ways the 11,000 villagers in Rokkasho, on the northeastern tip of Japan's main island, are blessed. While other towns in the remote region are run-down and financially strapped, Rokkasho boasts gleaming public buildings, immaculate recreation facilities and free picture-phones in every home. Rare in a land of massive public debt, its government has a $100 million surplus. At $170,000 per capita income is triple Tokyo's. The...
  • 10 things car drivers should know about motorcycles

    04/07/2011 10:58:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 173 replies
    Hell for Leather Magazine ^ | April 7, 2011 | Hell for Leather Magazine
    In 2009, 5,474 people were killed on American roads due to distracted driving. Now, April has become National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The MSF has put together a list of 10 things cagers need to know about driving around motorcycles. I hope you’re not reading this on your iPhone from the driver’s seat. 1. There are many more cars and trucks than motorcycles on the road and some drivers don’t “recognize” motorcyclists. They ignore them, usually unintentionally. Look for motorcycles, especially when checking traffic at an intersection.

 2. A motorcyclist may look farther away than he or she is in...
  • Daley bashes Illinois' proposed concealed carry law

    04/06/2011 10:40:25 AM PDT · by TYVets · 20 replies
    WBEZ91.5 ^ | Apr. 04, 2011 | Tony Arnold
    Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is criticizing state legislation that would allow gun owners to conceal and carry their weapons. Lawmakers in Springfield are considering a bill that .......
  • Tom Selleck Loses Temper With Gun-Toting Extra

    04/02/2011 6:03:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 124 replies ^ | 1 April, 2011 | NA
    TOM Selleck has quite the temper! The actor apparently flew off the handle when an extra on the set of his TV show Blue Bloods picked up a real gun and started pointing it at people! The extra — who was playing a cop but had never held a real gun — was horrified when Tom, a lifelong gun enthusiast and board member of the National Rifle Association, spotted him and yelled, “Hey, YOU! What the HELL are you doing? That gun’s NOT a toy — stop waving it around!” “Look at you…your finger’s STILL ON THE TRIGGER!” According to...
  • Airport breaches rile Massachusetts congressman

    03/22/2011 8:51:46 AM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 9 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | March 22, 2011 | Steve Lyttle
    A Massachusetts congressman who has been critical of security operations at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport says he will ask a House subcommittee to study two recent cases in which the security fence at the airport has been breached. Rep. William Keating, a Democrat from the Boston area, will raise the issue with the Homeland Security Oversight Subcommittee, his office has confirmed. Keating is a member of that panel. Keating has accused the Transportation Security Administration, the Department of Homeland Security and Charlotte's airport operations of lax security, after 16-year-old Delvonte Tisdale apparently climbed into the wheel well of a Boeing 737...
  • New advice: Tots safest in rear-facing car seats until age 2

    03/21/2011 12:07:48 PM PDT · by Immerito · 58 replies
    MSNBC ^ | March 21, 2011 | CARLA K. JOHNSON
    CHICAGO — Children should ride in rear-facing car seats longer, until they are 2 years old instead of 1, according to updated advice from a medical group and a federal agency. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued separate but consistent new recommendations Monday.
  • Obama's Energy Policy Faces Pressure

    03/16/2011 2:45:56 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | MARCH 16, 2011. | JONATHAN WEISMAN And STEPHEN POWER
    WASHINGTON—Japan's nuclear disaster is putting new pressure on President Barack Obama's energy strategy, which has relied on calls to expand nuclear power to win support for a broader effort to promote alternatives to coal and oil. On Tuesday, the White House resisted calls from Democratic congressional leaders for a special review of U.S. nuclear-plant safety in the wake of the Japanese nuclear crisis—a move similar to one ordered by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D., Md.) on Tuesday called for reviews of U.S. nuclear-plant safety. Rep....
  • New FAA Rule Turns Aeroplane Lavatories Into Deadly Traps

    03/10/2011 3:03:04 PM PST · by Species8472 · 35 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 3-10-2011 | Jesus Diaz
    The [FAA] ecently required the nation’s airlines to disable the oxygen generators located in all aircraft lavatories to eliminate a potential safety and security vulnerability. The FAA, along with other federal agencies, identified and validated the potential threat, then devised a solution that could be completed quickly. Air Worthiness Directive 2011-04-09. That’s the name of the new FAA rule that may kill you one day. It dictates that all emergency oxygen masks should be removed from lavatories in every commercial plane in the United States. The new rule has just been made public by the FAA after a long delay....
  • Abortion Clinic Safety bill passes VA Senate!!!

    02/24/2011 12:16:17 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 51 replies
    Victoria Cobb, President Thursday, February 24, 2011 Victory Alert: Abortion Clinic Safety Passes Senate!! In a historic vote, the state Senate today approved legislation that requires the Board of Health to create regulation for abortion centers in Virginia! After over two decades of hiding behind a veil of political secrecy, abortion centers in Virginia will now face greater scrutiny and better health standards. After a long and passionate debate on the Senate floor, the vote was 20-20 with Lt. Governor Bill Bolling casting the deciding vote in favor of the bill! We will provide more information on this tremendous victory...
  • School Inspectors Say: Trees Too Dangerous!

    02/13/2011 6:55:33 AM PST · by Notary Sojac · 75 replies
    Free Range Kids ^ | 12 February 2011 | Lenore Skenazy
    For almost a half-century, kids at the farm-based Moorestown Children’s School in New Jersey have spent a lot of their time stomping in the mud, running through the meadow and visiting the barn, blissfully oblivious to the danger in their midst. Trees. Oh, the child care inspectors don’t use that term. They call it “overgrown vegetation” — the tree branches that dip down to the ground, weeping willow-style. These must be chopped off — every last branch, until inspectors can see 7 feet of bare trunk on every tree — or the school will be cited for safety violations. “But...
  • MTA eyes sliding doors on subway platforms to prevent falls onto tracks, litter thrown onto rails

    02/01/2011 6:16:50 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | February 1, 2011 | Peter Donohue
    The MTA may install sliding mechanical doors on subway platforms so riders can't fall, jump - or get pushed to the tracks. The metal-and-glass doors would be part of a barrier along a platform's edge and would open only after a train stops at the station, a Metropolitan Transportation Authority document shows. The system would help prevent tragic incidents, like the Sunday morning death on the L train tracks of 24-year-old Brendan Mahoney in Brooklyn, officials said. And it would protect riders from killers like Andrew Goldstein, the mental patient who shoved 32-year-old Kendra Webdale to her death in front...
  • Napolitano touts safety of US border communities

    01/31/2011 7:49:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/31/11 | Walt Weissert - ap
    EL PASO, Texas – Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Monday that U.S. communities on the border with Mexico are safer than most Americans believe, but also warned Mexican drug cartels they'll be "met by an overwhelming response" should they move north. Napolitano told an audience at the University of Texas at El Paso — just across the Rio Grande from Ciudad Juarez and the unprecedented wave of drug-fueled violence engulfing it — that it's "inaccurate to state, as too many have, that the border is overrun with violence and out of control." "This statement, often made only to score...
  • Legislation would outlaw children from riding in back bed of pickups

    01/31/2011 11:18:46 AM PST · by SandRat · 47 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald Capitol Media Services ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — State lawmakers will debate this week whether to give live children traveling in the open bed of pickups the same legal status as a dead elk. The measure to be debated Thursday by members of the House Transportation Committee would forbid anyone younger than 18 from traveling in the back of a pickup unless “safely restrained.” Some variant of the legislation has been pushed every year for more than a dozen years, usually falling by the wayside during the legislative process. One year the measure actually made it through the process — only to be quashed by then-Gov....
  • State of Breakdown: NAU wrestles with safety vs. privacy

    01/24/2011 8:23:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | January 24, 2011 | Hillary Davis, Sun Staff Reporter
    Day two in a three-day series Once or twice a semester, Dr. Chris Gunn comes across a student so unstable that he and his colleagues at Northern Arizona University get together and decide: Call the parents? Suspend? Have committed involuntarily for psychiatric care? Speculation has strongly leaned toward alleged Tucson mass shooter Jared Loughner as having untreated paranoid schizophrenia, and his behavior was erratic enough that his school, Pima Community College, suspended him until he could provide a mental health clearance. The propensity for people with serious mental illness to commit extreme violence like the kind seen in Tucson is...
  • Whizzing by takes on new meaning at Metro

    01/05/2011 1:19:55 AM PST · by thecodont · 7 replies via The Drudge Report / ^ | January 4, 2011 - 7:38am | Adam Tuss,
    WASHINGTON - When you have to go, you have to go, but exactly where some Metro train operators have been going is disturbing. Train operators have routinely been using "pocket tracks" as restrooms, according to a recent employee safety report by Metro's inspector general. Pocket tracks are sections of track just beyond certain stations where trains can be stopped and parked. According to the report, which looked at safety in Metro's office of track and structure systems maintenance: "This safety and health hazard is the result of inadequate time being allowed at the end of the line for train operators...
  • FDA gets new powers with food safety bill

    12/22/2010 4:04:31 PM PST · by Dominic L. Fottfoy · 16 replies
    Western Farm Press ^ | December 22, 2010 | David Bennett
    On Tuesday, Congress passed food safety legislation providing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with new powers. Trying to halt a series of disease outbreaks in the nation’s food supply – and fresh off last summer’s salmonella outbreak and subsequent recall of 500 million eggs – the lame-duck Congress was under pressure to pump up the FDA’s inspection capabilities. And so it did. In essence, the FDA is now charged with preventing food-borne disease outbreaks rather than trying to contain them once rampant.
  • Senate Passes Food Safety Bill for Second Time, Sends to House

    12/22/2010 7:24:08 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies · 2+ views ^ | December 20, 2010 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Sunday passed a sweeping bill to make food safer, sending it to the House in the waning days of Congress. It was the second time the Senate passed the bill, which would give the government broad new powers to increase inspections of food processing facilities and force companies to recall tainted food. The chamber passed the bill for the first time three weeks ago, but it was caught in a constitutional snag when senators mistakenly included tax provisions that are by law supposed to originate in the House. The version of the legislation passed by...
  • The Food Safety Bill: A Point-By-Point Guide (HR2749/S.510)

    12/22/2010 6:34:24 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies · 1+ views ^ | December 20, 2010 | AP
    Congress is on the verge of passing a landmark bill aimed at improving food safety, after the Senate passed the proposal for the second time Sunday and sent it over to the House. The following is a point-by-point overview of what's in the bill and how it would authorize new regulatory checks on food production and distribution: -- The Department of Health and Human Services secretary would have the authority to inspect the records for food deemed to be susceptible to contamination.
  • Legislature Passes Gleason Legislation to Heighten Safety for Michigan Residents and Students

    12/18/2010 11:39:07 AM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sen. John Gleason 2010-12-16 (517) 373-0142 Legislature Passes Gleason Legislation to Heighten Safety for Michigan Residents and Students Gleason bills will encourage gun safety education for students, help cleanup contaminated sites in local communities, and strengthen health regulations in tattoo parlors LANSING—The Michigan Legislature recently voted to pass several bills sponsored by Senator John J. Gleason, including his legislation to increase programs for gun safety in public schools. Under Senate Bill 1402, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is required to develop or adopt a model gun safety program based on the “Eddie Eagle” curriculum...
  • Critical Pedestrian Safety Legislation Moves to White House for President's Signature

    12/16/2010 1:12:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies ^ | 12/16/10 | American Council of the Blind
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 841, The Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act, legislation that will provide blind, visually impaired, and other pedestrians greater security when traveling in close proximity to hybrid or electric vehicles. "The passage of this legislation is momentous and marks over two years of vigorous advocacy by ACB membership that has resulted in consensus by the blind community, auto industry, and Congress," stated Mitch Pomerantz, President of the American Council of the Blind. "The silent nature of hybrid and electric vehicles, coupled with their growing popularity, presents a dilemma....
  • Obama Administration Seeking Technology to Disable Cell Phones

    12/06/2010 12:28:06 PM PST · by John Semmens · 30 replies · 12+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 4 December 2010 | John Semmens
    Citing the “dangerous distraction” that cell phones pose to motor vehicle drivers, US Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is proposing that a means of disabling cell phones from operating while they are in vehicles be installed in all vehicles. “It’s bad enough that we so readily allow nonprofessional drivers to operate vehicles on our roads,” LaHood said. “The vast majority of them aren’t really competent to drive. They should be riding public transit. But when you allow cell phone conversations to driving it’s a deadly combination.” LaHood observed that “there’s a lot of technology out there that can disable...
  • Auto execs say car of the future won't be cheap

    12/06/2010 8:02:28 AM PST · by La Lydia · 39 replies
    USA Today | December 3, 2010
    Cannot post, link below
  • Senate Passes Overhaul of Food Safety Regulations (Hide your giblets!)

    11/30/2010 9:05:16 AM PST · by Libloather · 59 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | 11/30/10 | GARDINER HARRIS and WILLIAM NEUMAN
    Senate Passes Overhaul of Food Safety RegulationsBy GARDINER HARRIS and WILLIAM NEUMAN Published: November 30, 2010 WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday passed a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s food-safety system, after tainted eggs, peanut butter and spinach sickened thousands and led major food makers to join consumer advocates in demanding stronger government oversight. The legislation, which passed by a vote of 73 to 25, would greatly strengthen the Food and Drug Administration, an agency that in recent decades focused more on policing medical products than ensuring the safety of foods. The bill is intended to get the government to...
  • Senate Delays S 510 Food safety Bill Vote Until Tuesday

    11/30/2010 12:29:36 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 12 replies
    (NaturalNews) Slammed by a barrage of phone calls and emails today that the mainstream media isn't even reporting, the U.S. Senate today has decided to postpone their vote on S.510 -- the Food Safety Modernization Act -- until Tuesday morning. Internet reports that S.510 has already passed are incorrect. The final bill has not yet been voted on (only a motion to move forward was voted on). The Tester Amendment has been passed (see below for more details) which would exclude the smaller farm operations from the more onerous provisions of the bill.
  • Food Safety Measure Would Give Small Farmers Indigestion

    11/26/2010 8:28:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    pajamas media ^ | 11/26/10 | by Patrick Richardson
    As millions across the country prepared for their annual Thanksgiving feast, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) was busy taking shots at Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) over food safety, claiming in a letter from a Reid spokesman that Coburn, a physician who has delivered more than 4,000 babies, doesn’t care if children get sick. Coburn is offering amendments to, and opposing the current form of, Senate Bill 510, the so-called “Food Safety Modernization Act.” According to Coburn’s camp, this bill, which could come to a vote as early as next week and which is being heavily pushed by Reid and...
  • What About This 2nd Amendment?

    11/21/2010 7:36:23 AM PST · by shibumi · 26 replies via YouTube ^ | March 23, 2009 | Warner Todd Huston
    An informative video from on the 2nd Amendment.
  • TSA Gettin Busy

    11/18/2010 2:04:02 PM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 13 replies
    The Drudgereport ^ | 11/18/10 | Alaphiah
    Those who would give up ESSENTIAL LIBERTY to purchase a little TEMPORARY SAFETY, deserve neither LIBERTY nor SAFETY.-- Benjamin Franklin It used to be Government stay out of my bedroom! We’re reduced to Government stay out of my pant and get from under my dress?
  • Coconuts removed from trees in preparation for Barack Obama's India trip(loose coconut?)

    11/04/2010 8:34:42 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 11/04/10
    Coconuts removed from trees in preparation for Barack Obama's India trip India is preparing for Barack Obama's first visit to the country by removing coconuts from palm trees in Mumbai to protect the US president. Published: 7:00AM GMT 04 Nov 2010 Mr Obama will arrive in India on Saturday for the first leg of an Asian tour. But as well as the usual security measures that come with welcoming a a visiting dignitary, Indian authorities have decided to go one step further, by removing all natural threats to the president as well. All coconuts around the city's Gandhi museum, one...
  • Stay Tasty - Shelf life guide

    10/27/2010 4:55:05 AM PDT · by Daisyjane69 · 7 replies
    Stay Tasty website ^ | 10/17/10 | me
    Was looking for some freezing instructions and I found this site. Pretty handy!
  • Why has Phoenix banned gun safety ads?

    10/22/2010 10:08:30 AM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 9 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | October 21, 2010 | David Codrea
    "The city of Phoenix, in an apparently arbitrary move and without formal legal process, has forced CBS Outdoors to tear down 50 illuminated bus-shelter billboards under contract to promote gun safety training for children and their parents," gun law author Alan Korwin's email alert begins. The posters were placed by, a commercial joint-educational effort of the firearms industry in Arizona, and had been up all over the Phoenix metro area for a little over one week before the city acted. Who (besides rabid anti-gunners who preach denial and avoidance to "feel safe," of course) could be against gun safety...
  • Two charged in crushing death of SF worker

    10/18/2010 8:33:24 PM PDT · by thecodont · 11 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Monday, October 18, 2010 | Jaxon Van Derbeken, Chronicle Staff Writer
    The owner and the manager of a San Francisco printing plant have been charged with involuntary manslaughter and labor code violations in the 2008 death of a pregnant worker who was crushed to death by a cutting and creasing machine at the plant. The owner of Digital Pre-Press International, Sanjay Sakhuja, 52, of Alameda and the pressroom manager Alick Yeung, 50, of San Francisco, have been charged with manslaughter and a willful violation of labor laws in the January 29, 2008, death of Margarita Mojica, 26. Sakhuja and Yeung were expected to surrender Tuesday. Sakhuja's bail is set at $300,000...
  • ATF: Surplus Korean firearms imports 'pose a threat to public safety in the U.S.

    10/12/2010 10:04:00 AM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | October 12, 2010 | David Codrea
    In August, I asked "Why is Obama Administration blocking import of surplus rifles?," citing "problems" that were described as "ambiguous" being the reason a sale previously approved by the State Department had been halted. The ambiguity has now been cleared up. A Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives advisory titled "Effect of Granting Retransfer Authority" shows us the rationale behind the move. As the "upgrade" no longer allows content providers to embed objects, I must refer you offsite for the complete document. But in the interests of discussing the report, I have also broken it up into numbered...
  • Mesa Grandfather Shoots Snake, Teaches Kids About Safety

    10/02/2010 11:41:05 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    OCTOBER 1, 2010 | Kate Jacobs
    Mesa Grandfather Shoots Snake, Teaches Kids About Safety (Cannot be posted by by FR rules)
  • Science Kit Makers Battle Feds Over Safety Tests on Paper Clips

    10/01/2010 6:50:05 PM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/1/10 | Judson Berger
    Federal regulators are hard at work making the world a safer place for kids -- starting with the threat posed by toxic paper clips. Never heard of a toxic paper clip? Neither have the manufacturers of science kits for classrooms across the country. But they're now locked in a debate with federal officials, who just moved a step closer to requiring costly new safety tests on the components of those kits. The kit makers warn the requirements could end up mandating pointless tests on components ranging from paper clips to nails to rulers. "There's never been a problem with lead...
  • No LOL: More Crashes Under Texting Ban? OMG

    09/29/2010 12:26:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    NBC11 ^ | Wed, Sep 29, 2010 | BOB REDELL
    Study finds slightly more accidents in the post texting while driving world California’s ban on texting while driving is supposed to make the roads safer, but it might be having the opposite effect. The non-profit Highway Loss Data Institute compared insurance claims in California, Louisiana, Minnesota and Washington state before and after their respective bans went into effect. In California and two other states, the rate of collisions actually went up slightly. The Golden State saw a 12 percent bump in accidents among drivers 25 years old and younger. So, what gives? Researchers think drivers are TNDWHFP: Texting ‘N’ Driving...
  • Driver Thanks Officer Who Gave Him Ticket

    09/16/2010 12:11:43 AM PDT · by UncleHambone · 59 replies
    WPBF West Palm Beach ^ | September 15, 2010
    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- When Stephen Carroll got a ticket in June for not wearing his seat belt, he was not pleased. He started buckling up -- not because he was a believer, but because he didn't want another $130 citation. Then, three weeks later, something life-altering happened. "Forty years of driving, (I've) never been in a car accident," Carroll said. But less than a mile from his home, his van was plowed into by a driver who ran a stop sign. The van completely overturned and then landed on its wheels. Carroll knows his seat belt made all...
  • Virginia Attorney General Offers Legal Opinion [of] Oversight of Abortion Clinics

    08/24/2010 12:17:00 AM PDT · by topher · 12 replies · 1+ views ^ | August 23, 2010
    [Complete Title] Virginia Attorney General Offers Legal Opinion That Could Expand State Oversight of Abortion Clinics Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli issued a legal opinion Monday that could pave the way for greater restrictions on the state's abortion clinics. ... "The state has long regulated outpatient surgical facilities and personnel to ensure a certain level of protection for patients. There is no reason to hold facilities providing abortion services to any lesser standard for their patients. Even pharmacies, funeral homes, and veterinary clinics are regulated by the state," [Brian Gottstein said. Brian Gottstein is the spokesman for Attorney General Ken...
  • Rendell assails 'dangerous' Pennsylvania bridges

    08/06/2010 5:00:35 AM PDT · by RS_Rider · 30 replies
    TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | Friday, August 6, 2010 | Paul Paterra
    Pennsylvania has 5,646 bridges deemed structurally deficient, 209 in Westmoreland County alone. Gov. Ed Rendell wants to see those numbers trimmed. He brought his message Thursday to Manor, which is served by Brush Creek Bridge, an 89-year old structure in need of $1.75 million in repairs to get it in "fair" condition. "Unless we come up with more money, this bridge is not going to be repaired," Rendell said. "How long are we going to let these conditions exist? They're dangerous. If we don't do something about finding the money to do the repairs of our bridges, our roads, our...
  • ICE Union employees: ICE Director won't let us enforce U.S. immigration laws

    08/05/2010 1:20:13 PM PDT · by paltz · 9 replies
    Washington Times - Watercooler ^ | 8/5/10 | Kerry Picket
    In the midst of a leaked Department of Homeland Security immigration memo that made it to Senator Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican, outlining ways for the Obama Administration to give amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, the Center for Immigration Studies yesterday posted a letter that was authored on June 11, 2010 by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Union President Chris Crane titled: "VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE IN ICE DIRECTOR JOHN MORTON AND ODPP ASSISTANT DIRECTOR PHYLLIS COVEN."
  • Lieutenant Colonel Allen West Campaign Ad

    08/03/2010 3:04:44 AM PDT · by Puzzleman · 9 replies · 3+ views
    Hope For America ^ | 8/3/2010 | Allen West
  • An Order of Seven Global Cyber-Guardians Now Hold Keys to the Internet

    07/28/2010 2:08:07 AM PDT · by lbryce · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Popular Science ^ | July 27, 2010 | David Dillow
    You may have heard the rumor that swirled briefly last month about an Internet “kill switch” that could power down the Web in the case of a critical cyber attack. Those rumors turned out to be largely overblown, but it turns out there are now seven individuals out there holding keys to the Internet. In the aftermath of a cataclysmic cyber attack, these members of a “chain of trust” will be responsible for rebooting the Web. The seven members of this holy order of cyber security hail from around the world and recently received their keys while locked deep in...
  • Bob Herbert's Half Right

    07/21/2010 4:01:09 PM PDT · by swampfoxniner · 1 replies · 1+ views
    The KI Chronicles ^ | July 21, 2010 | RAISafe
    While Bob Herbert's editorial in the New York Times warning about the country's lack of preparation for a nuclear accident is right, it only tells half the story. What he does not mention is that the federal government has been aggressively ignoring what needs to be done. Today, the government still does not have an adequate stockpile of radiation-protective, potassium iodide (KI) tablets, despite the passage of law requiring it, a National Academy of Sciences report recommending a sufficient national stockpile to protect everyone at risk, the requests of individual members of Congress including half the Florida delegation, and the...
  • State probing deaths of 5 workers across the state

    07/16/2010 9:10:47 PM PDT · by thecodont · 3 replies
    Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Friday, July 16, 2010 | Associated Press
    (07-16) 17:49 PDT ARVIN, Calif. (AP) -- California workforce safety officials say the death of a Kern County farmworker is one of five possible heat-related deaths they're investigating across the state. Read more:
  • Safer Streets 2010: The Los Angeles Times right again??(CA)

    07/14/2010 4:42:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    LA Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 11 July, 2010 | John Longenecker
    What is going on here? This is the third time I have remarked that the Los Angeles Times is right on about the second amendment. The other times were the Editorial Board's affirmation of the second amendment to protect their first amendment, and could foresee activists attacking the freedom of the press the way they had pried at the second amendment. That appears here. And the June 29 piece patting the Times on the back appears here. Understand that I do not agree with the Times, the Times is agreeing with me. Where the Times agrees with me is in...
  • Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

    07/10/2010 11:23:23 AM PDT · by Starboard · 7 replies ^ | May 18, 2010 | Mario Vittone
    The Instinctive Drowning Response – so named by Francesco A. Pia, Ph.D., is what people do to avoid actual or perceived suffocation in the water. And it does not look like most people expect. There is very little splashing, no waving, and no yelling or calls for help of any kind. To get an idea of just how quiet and undramatic from the surface drowning can be, consider this: It is the number two cause of accidental death in children, age 15 and under (just behind vehicle accidents) – of the approximately 750 children who will drown next year, about...