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Tennessee and Georgia are probably heading to court in a fight over 60 square miles of land that Georgia claims was incorrectly surveyed 200 years ago. The Duke Boys weren't available for comment.
Perhaps recalling the problems that alcohol caused his father, former Rhode Island Representative Patrick Kennedy is campaigning against the legal status of mind enhancing drugs. He says, "marijuana ...(is) comparable to alcohol and tobacco." I am sure that everyone is looking forward to him pushing for a ban on those horrid substances.
This is the story of Matt Fisher's sister. She was killed while driving her car by an underinsured driver. Because she had Progressive's underinsured driver protection, they were on the hook to make up the difference from her killer's insurance. They fought it and ended up defending the guy in court. I hope that's not how AAA works.
Here we have Cory Doctorow from BoingBoing giving a speech on the political war against general computing. What does that actually mean? Well, in simple terms, he is referring to the "securing" of content from music/movie/software companies so that computers are prevented from manipulating them in ways those same music/movie/software companies don't want you to. Examples of this would be - not being able to fast forward during a commercial or during that stupid FBI warning or playing music purchase for an IPhone on another mp3 player.
In more complex terms (and now we are gonna get Computer Science-y) General Computers are devices that are Universal Turing Machines. UTMs are essentially capable of performing any computer algoritm (you desktop computer and smartphone are examples). Now, some UTMs will do it very slowly. For example, the first computer ever created, ENIAC, is hypothetically capable of performing the algorithms of today's fastest computers...it would just take until the end of time to do so. What the copyright trolls are doing is attempting to forbid these general computers from doing everything they are capable of doing.
And yes...that is a bad thing.
Whoopsie! Regulations created to prevent another Great Depression were repealed right before the housing market crash. The "Uptick Rule" was created after the Great Depression to outlaw certain kinds of destructive short selling that is essentially market manipulation. In July of 2007, the rule was repealed because the SEC thought it was just a silly rule that had no relationship to the Great Drepression. In November of 2011, a group of unknown investors performed a "Bear Raid" on Citigroup in which a group of people short sell a stock in a coordinated fashion that would have violated the rule a few months earlier. That grouped pocketed about $600 million while Citigroup was killed and the financial system spiraled the world economy into the Great Recession.
The SEC asked for comments on the re-institution of the rule in 2009 but really hasn't done shit about it. Apparently, Hedge Fund managers hold just a little more sway over the SEC than the public.
What should we expect from an organization that completely missed the Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scheme?
Jeff Foxworthy has nothing on the Department of Justice's indicators of a terrorist. Which is not that big of a deal except Congress is trying to pass a law that says you can be put in jail for life if they SUSPECT you of being a terrorist - No trial necessary!
It is also related to Jeff Foxworthy (well...rednecks) because the law also repeals the rules prohibiting our warfighters from having sex with animals.
An unnamed man was arrested for attempting to export bear arms to China.
Yukari Miyamae was recently accosted at a TSA checkpoint and was selected for
Above is an artist's rendition of what the incident looked like at the airport.
Ruh Roh. It looks like may be cancer clusters among TSA workers that work NEAR the supposedly safe bodyscanners...and the TSA is not cooperating with them according the documents released under the Freedom of Information Act.
"One document set reveals that even after TSA employees identified cancer clusters possibly linked to radiation exposure, the agency failed to issue employees dosimeters - safety devices that could assess the level of radiation exposure."
Oh yeah...and the TSA
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