Monthly Archives: July 2013

student almost dies in police interrogation room

Student hoping to enjoy time away from his studies by partying and smoking some pot, was detained by police, and left–in handcuffs–in an interrogation room for five days. (He later spent five days in the hospital, having almost died of … Continue reading

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police officers commit armed robbery, in uniform

Officers commit robbery while in uniform and using their police handguns. They were caught because someone snapped a picture of them. Taking pictures or footage of police is illegal in some places. Aside from “quality assurance,” this is yet another … Continue reading

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obama’s plan to catch evil whistleblowers

The program was put in place┬ábefore Snowden, and obviously failed. Basically, the idea is to extend existing security mechanisms (polygraphs, background checks, knowledge of employees’ creditworthiness and financial status) to include a mandate that employees report suspicious behavior of peers. … Continue reading

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obviously biased fox news interview of reza aslan, writer of book on jesus

I haven’t read the book, and I stumbled upon the interview by chance. Dr Reza Aslan is a Muslim and a religious academic. His wife and some other family members are Christian; he makes clear he is writing as an … Continue reading

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nsa ‘prism’ resulted in lost business

US companies on the losing end of this story. This might be especially true for foreign regulated companies (a Canadian healthcare company is cited in the article). I suspect the impact will be limited. Other countries aren’t necessarily safer or … Continue reading

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anderson cooper’s stalker caught

This is very strange. Anderson Cooper (celebrity CNN anchor who happens to be gay) has been stalked for years by someone who is obviously confused. [The suspect, who is a] self-proclaimed gay, Jewish white supremacist was in court last night … Continue reading

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obama no longer protecting whistleblowers

It’s official. Evidently, the goal of protecting whistleblowers has been removed from the change.gov web site. In other news, gov’t agencies can compel US companies to hand over passwords to user accounts. Bad news for those who re-use passwords on … Continue reading

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