August 9th, 2012
(MiamiHerald) – Video: Florida police officer fired after woman complains he asked to see her breasts – View More Here
(ComputerWorld) – Google to pay $22.5M fine over privacy practices
Google will pay a historic fine to settle U.S. government charges that it violated privacy laws when it tracked via cookies users of Apple’s Safari browser.
The US$22.5 million civil penalty is the largest ever secured by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for a violation of one of its orders, the FTC said on Thursday.
However, ConsumerWatchdog.org finds the settlement inadequate for various reasons, including the amount of the fine and the fact that it allows Google to deny guilt and liability. Read full article
(PaulWatson) – Rape Victim Traumatized By “Horrific” TSA Experience
Woman told by screener her genitals would be groped
A woman who was the victim of a brutal rape underwent a “horrific” experience at the hands of TSA agents this past weekend at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport which ended up with her checking into a psychiatric ward. Read More Here
(PaulWatson) – Video: Man Jailed For Collecting Rainwater Begins Sentence
“I’m sacrificing my liberty so we can wake up as a country”
An Oregon man sent to prison for collecting rainwater on his own property began the first day of his jail sentence with a warning that the American people need to stand up to a government that is operating completely outside the boundaries of common sense unless they wish to see liberty vanish. View More Here
(AdanSalazar) – NYPD Unveils Orwellian ‘Domain Awareness System’
The “Domain Awareness System,” aside from its blatantly Orwellian name, is a super surveillance database possible through a partnership between Microsoft and the city of New York. The system allows NYPD 24/7 access to closed-circuit TV feeds from around the city while simultaneously cross-checking criminal and terrorist databases. Read More Here
(DailyPaul) – Check Out This Homeland Security Armored Vehicle Being Hauled Through Kentucky
WTF is our Government so afraid of? Us? Clearly…
(BusinessInsider) – Obama Wants To Make Sure The Government Can Lock You Up Without Trial
NDAA’s imprisonment without trial provisions are trying for a second chance at life. Remind me to put V For Vendetta back on the Netflix queue… Read More Here
(KRQE) – Video: ‘Spy Movie-Style’ Quiet Drone In Production
The Silent Falcon is a compact unmanned drone weighing a bit more than 20 pounds. It can run for hours on batteries and solar power and has a maximum wing span of 17 feet.
It was unveiled at the Unmanned Systems North America conference in Las Vegas, Nev., and it’s a New Mexico baby.
The drone is the brain child of Albuquerque native John Brown. He says the motto of the company is, “We fly longer, we fly silent and we see more.” Full story here.
(12160) – Pistol Packing Granny
True story out of McGregor, MN from a State Trooper…
I made a traffic stop on an elderly lady the other day for speeding on MN State Highway 210 at Mile Marker 197 just East of McGregor, MN.
I asked for her driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance.
The lady took out the required information and handed it to me. In with the cards I was somewhat surprised (due to her advanced age) to see she had a Conceal Carry Permit. I looked at her and ask if she had a weapon in her possession at this time.
She responded that she indeed had a .45 automatic in her glove box.
Something – - – body language, or the way she said it – - – made me want to ask if she had any other firearms. She did admit to also having a 9mm Glock in her center console. Now I had to ask one more time if that was all. She responded once again that she did have just one more, a .38 special in her purse. I then asked her what she was so afraid of.
She looked me right in the eye and said, “Not a f—ing thing!”