The first American reported killed by the earthquake in Haiti was a foreign service officer crushed when her home collapsed.Full Story
Thursday, January 14, 2010
As aid pours in from around the world, banks and credit-card companies stand to make millions.
China would much rather have a local search engine company such as Baidu who they can control.
Google, Yahoo! and other US based internet companies should have known this all along and held firm to their ideals instead of selling out earlier.
Were they really so naive?
Minister of the State Council Information Office, Wang Chen, said that online pornography, fraud and "rumors" were a menace. He said Internet media must help "guide public opinion" in China, which has the world's biggest number of Internet users at 360 million. He did not mention Google.
Wang's comments suggested little room for compromise in the Internet dispute that could stoke tensions between China and the United States, already at odds over the yuan currency, trade, climate change, and Taiwan.
This idiot is astounding. He ranks up there on the asinine scale with Pat Robertson saying that Haiti made a pact with the devil and that's why all these bad things are happening.
The Haitian ambassador then responded to Robertson on the Rachel Maddow show last night. What will be their response to Dimbulb?
Hell, even Don Imus wants to be the one to pull the lever on Pat Robertson when he gets the electric chair like he deserves.
California woman's car repossessed with toddler inside
Boston cops are using the Massachusetts electronic surveillance laws to arrest and prosecute citizens who use their cellular phones to record abusive arrests. Though they haven't been successful in prosecuting the acts, it hasn't stopped the arrests -- presumably the point isn't to secure convictions, but rather to chill the recording of illegal police activity. However, police have convicted citizens who secretly recorded their own abusive arrests, charging them with illegal wiretapping.
Simon Glik, a lawyer, was walking down Tremont Street in Boston when he saw three police officers struggling to extract a plastic bag from a teenager's mouth. Thinking their force seemed excessive for a drug arrest, Glik pulled out his cellphone and began recording.
Within minutes, Glik said, he was in handcuffs.
"One of the officers asked me whether my phone had audio recording capabilities,'' Glik, 33, said recently of the incident, which took place in October 2007. Glik acknowledged that it did, and then, he said, "my phone was seized, and I was arrested.''
The charge? Illegal electronic surveillance.
Sadly, it's a private museum, open only to government officials, diplomats, and members of the army.
The Washington Post's William Booth got a tour, accompanied by photographer Sarah L. Voisin.
From the Washington Post:
Probably the best-known exhibit is the life-size diorama of a grower in the countryside guarding his crop. Montane flips a switch and a cassette player begins a bouncy narco-corrida, the popular ballads honoring the derring-dos of drug outlaws. In the corner, a mannequin lounges in his dark shades, a shotgun across his lap, beside a pile of empty Tecate beer cans. In front are beans on the stove and a bust of Jesús Malverde, a highwayman who legend has it was killed by authorities in 1909 and is revered as a patron saint of traffickers and a Robin Hood for the poor.
Around the corner, the exhibits show how drugs are smuggled, and here human ingenuity is on full display. There is dope hidden inside picture frames, logs, gas tanks, clay pots, tamales, concrete blocks, truck tires, soda cans, car bumpers, shoes, stuffed armadillos and a statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe.
There is a kind of James Bond or Dr. Evil quality to some exhibits. An attache case confiscated from an outlaw surveillance team holds computer boards and other gadgetry to monitor cellphone calls. The cartels now employ their own fleets of semi-submersible submarines. On display is a large sea buoy with a coded beacon device the traffickers attach to huge payloads of drugs they can dump into the sea and pick up later. Also, apparently, the narcos now have their own line of clothes. There are dark blue polo shirts sporting a kind of family crest for the Zetas, a notorious cartel founded by former special forces soldiers that controls vast swaths along the Gulf of Mexico from Brownsville, Tex., to Cancun. The shirts, which appear to be 100 percent cotton, are emblazoned with a Z and the words: "Cartel del Golfo."
A simple eye test could soon help diagnose Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's
A new way of counting dying eye cells could allow Alzheimer's disease to be diagnosed before other symptoms show up.
A catastrophic collapse is imminent, according to the latest study
A major Antarctic glacier has passed its tipping point – it is poised to collapse in a catastrophe that could raise global sea levels by 24 centimeters.
Massachusetts cops arrest videographers under non-existent "you can't photograph police brutality" law
Michigan Deputy gets eleven months for unauthorized access to data
California police officer and police chief under investigation for alleged misconduct
Unidentified off-duty Chicago cop charged after shooting incident
Suspended Florida officer named in civil suit against Orlando police, other officers
Massachusetts cop who was convicted of stealing $2,000 during traffic stop gets 1 year trimmed from 3-4 year prison sentence
Florida police officer released from jail after altercation at bar
Geography isn't the only factor behind the island nation's unending string of catastrophes.
Careers in these fields will allow you to learn while your pay and responsibilities increase.
Mikey Hicks was first patted down at 2 years old.
At 8, he is still aggressively frisked.
Santa Cruz De Tenerife, Canarias, Spain
Malmo, Skane Lan, Sweden
London, England, United Kingdom
Rome, Lazio, Italy
Girona, Catalonia, Spain
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Enfield, England, United Kingdom
Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia
Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
as well as Northern Ireland, Portugal, Wales, and the United States
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