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  • Chicago, Houston Consider Cameras in Private Businesses, Homes

    02/28/2006 8:02:23 AM PST · by boryeulb · 102 replies · 3,326+ views ^ | Feb 28, 2006 | James Plummer
    George Orwell's classic dystopian novel 1984 opens with a surveillance helicopter chopping its blades menacingly through London, peeking inside apartment buildings. The protagonist, a conscience-stricken state worker with no way to blow the whistle, goes home to a "telescreen" watching and reporting his every word, move and even mood. The totalitarian state apparatus of Orwell's bleak vision was patterned after the world's Communist parties. But many of today's 21st-century Democrat and Republican politicians see no problem with the kind of permanent police dragnet envisioned in the novel. While Orwell's homeland of the United Kingdom is still the most-surveilled on Earth,...
  • Senate passes bill to make keg parties a thing of the past

    01/18/2006 6:04:21 PM PST · by elkfersupper · 150 replies · 2,720+ views
    The Birmingham News via ^ | 1/18/06 | DAVID WHITE
    MONTGOMERY - Keg parties at fraternities and many other places would be outlawed under a bill passed 30-0 Tuesday by the state Senate. If the bill becomes law, people could drink draft beer only at a bar, restaurant, private club or other retail establishment licensed for beer sales by the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, said Sen. Bobby Singleton, D-Greensboro, the bill's sponsor. People could not buy a keg and take it elsewhere to drink. Singleton said he proposed the bill in an effort to stop teenagers from drinking beer. Donna Alexander, a lobbyist for the Alabama Wholesale Beer Association,...