So...what happened to the all black uniforms? I believe SWAT has always worn various amounts of black. Now they are using Army uniforms. Anybody know if this is old or something new. I believe it sets the precedent for the military to be on the streets with loaded weapons. The video is called, "Tear gas forces suspected bank robber out of..." What do you think?
Added by bob on September 8, 2009 at 11:02pm —
Nobody knows where all the money went for the tickets. The city is broke but has 7 officers for a town of under 200. The judge voided all the tickets made after a fire chief was shot by a police officer in the courtroom. Goes to show us we have to rely on ourselves before we rely on the system.
Fire chief shot by cop in Ark. court over tickets
By JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press Writer Jon Gambrell,… Continue
Added by bob on September 3, 2009 at 11:04pm —
The treasury seems nervous about what the watchdog organization will find. They don't want the people to know where all the money went.
Treasury Retreats From Standoff With TARP Watchdog
By EVAN PEREZ and DEBORAH SOLOMON
WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department backed away from a standoff over the independence of the special government watchdog appointed to scrutinize how last year's $700 billion… Continue
Added by bob on September 2, 2009 at 8:55pm —
They keep on trying.
Cybersecurity Act Returns With a Fresh Coat of Paint
Commentary by Richard Esguerra
In April, we voiced serious concerns about the Cybersecurity Act of 2009, a bill by Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME), that sought to give the federal government unprecedented power over the Internet. For months, the bill has been… Continue
Added by bob on September 2, 2009 at 7:34pm —
Aim for the sky I always say. The news was bad enough that the administration released the info at the same time it announced Bernake was Obama's nomination for another term in order to deflect attention. Using tactics that Bush used...sad from the man of change. Politicians...huh...what are they good for, ..absolutely nothing!
White House, CBO debt forecasts challenge Obama
By Alister Bull and Andy… Continue
Added by bob on August 25, 2009 at 8:54pm —
Well we knew, but crossed our fingers that this wouldn't happen. It's happening, I can't wait for all the spin to start. The article fails to mention that there are card scanners that can read a person's card from 10 feet or more away. I have no clue if protective card sleeves work or not. The cards are not secure, further they necessitate all your information being stored in one place. Way to easy for someone to learn everything about you and your life just by walking… Continue
Added by bob on August 22, 2009 at 12:36pm —
I wonder once we default, send the world into a depression or both which states China will decide to annex? California? So then movies will say made in China. I support tax increases and program cutting when used for the right reasons and after being thoroughly examined with other alternatives. America is ____________. (Insert word you feel is appropriate) At minimum bankrupt. Nine trillion dollars needs to be paid. The best situation we could hope for would be an exponential increase in job… Continue
Added by bob on August 22, 2009 at 12:22pm —
Obama is ramming his healthcare bill through the legislature. The Congressional Budget Office says that no money will be saved in the long term. We will actually loose money. Its all smoke and mirrors. Spend more money on a poor plan of action that the US cant afford, great. How many times are the citizens going to allow this to happen under the name of "reform"? Its a coup for the insurance world because the pool of customers will increase. We wont have a choice but to buy insurance or get… Continue
Added by bob on July 16, 2009 at 11:39pm —
California wants to install black boxes in all cars for insurance purposes. I agree with the author that the odometer is all they need. Its a waste of money and privacy to have these snooper/intel gathering devices installed. This also gives insurance companies even more power, (we know they have to much already) that they don't need. As far as I know the insurance industry is loosely regulated needing more regulation. Who knows what creative (bad) ideas they will come up with. They can share… Continue
Added by bob on July 16, 2009 at 11:06pm —
Great one of the assholes who is screwing with food and making it less safe is going to protect us. Sure, that will work perfectly. He would be MY first choice. I bet there will be a bigger push for genetically modified food if he is chosen. More restrictions on independent farmers also. Thanks Obama.
Fox to Guard Henhouse? Former Monsanto VP May Be Named To Head FDA Safety Working Group
By Susie Madrak Tuesday Jul 07, 2009… Continue
Added by bob on July 7, 2009 at 11:39pm —
Cant wait until they justify these laws for when keeping us in prison. If this happens, it sets the precedent for local government. They have already been using the Patriot Act, which was supposed not to be for US citizens, on us. Thought crimes. They cant prove which one of these men will go back to fighting, so I bet they will just keep them all. Which way does America's moral compass point? I'm glad I didn't vote for him. Of course if the votes are rigged, it didn't matter if I had. Remember… Continue
Added by bob on July 7, 2009 at 11:20pm —
Nine held over Shanghai building collapse
The Chinese authorities are holding nine people in connection with the collapse of a 13-storey block of flats, raising fresh questions about corruption and shoddy practices in China's construction industry.
By Peter Foster in Beijing
The collapse at the Lotus Riverside, a complex of 11 residential… Continue
Added by bob on July 2, 2009 at 12:17am —
The next great crisis: America's debt
At this rate, your share of the load will be $155,000 in a decade. How chronic deficits are putting the country on a path to fiscal collapse.
By Shawn Tully, senior editor at large
(Fortune Magazine) -- Normally Paul Krugman, the liberal pundit and Nobel laureate in economics, and Paul Ryan, a conservative Republican congressman… Continue
Added by bob on June 10, 2009 at 12:39am —
I knew this would happen. Will the officers be brought up on charges or just fired or perhaps just given a desk job? Hmm wonder if it's happening in the US?
London's Metropolitan Police accused of waterboarding suspects
Sean O’Neill, Crime Editor
Metropolitan Police officers subjected suspects to waterboarding, according to allegations at the centre of a major anti-corruption inquiry, The… Continue
Added by bob on June 10, 2009 at 12:30am —
This will probably disappear and wont be heard of again.
Battery that runs on air unveiled
British scientists have unveiled a revolutionary battery that runs on air. By sucking in oxygen that reacts with carbon inside, the super-cell recharges itself.
The invention will pave the way for a new generation of electric cars, inventors at Scotland’s University of St Andrews… Continue
Added by bob on May 22, 2009 at 11:30pm —
I've been waiting for this, so has Alex. Some must figure it out for themselves. I hope more will. The shine on Obama is starting to dim.
Dept. of Pre-Crime: Obama Expresses Support for Indefinite Detention Without Charges
By Susie Madrak Friday May 22, 2009 11:45am
Well, I'm just going to say it: Obama gives a very nice speech, but his plans worry me. Ever see "Minority Report," the movie with Tom Cruise? Set in the future, he… Continue
Added by bob on May 22, 2009 at 11:00pm —
Obama Wants Fed To Be Finance 'Supercop'
ANNE FLAHERTY | May 8, 2009 07:11 PM EST | AP
WASHINGTON — The White House told industry officials on Friday that it is leaning toward recommending that the Federal Reserve become the supercop for "too big to fail" companies capable of causing another financial meltdown.
According to officials who attended a private one-hour… Continue
Added by bob on May 8, 2009 at 11:53pm —
This is exactly what we were told would never happen. Be very worried when a law is passed with vague definitions and sweeping generalizations. Notice that when potential problems are brought up to our elected officials they rarely or never try to fix the problem, but tell us that that situation would not happen. The boy was also home schooled.
Mom says Patriot Act stripped son of due process
Added by bob on May 6, 2009 at 12:37pm —
This is what needs to be done in your town. Get others to sign petitions in order to put fourth ballot initiatives. Showing up to a rally can only go so far. Passing laws that defy the Fed government is the only way to make it and others pay attention to you and your cause. If the idea is good other towns will follow.
Humboldt County cities restrict military
Matthew B.… Continue
Added by bob on April 27, 2009 at 12:47am —
Unresolved debate in DOJ memos: Does torture work?
By MATT APUZZO, Associated Press Writer Matt Apuzzo, Associated Press Writer – Tue Apr 21, 5:50 pm ET
WASHINGTON – Interrogators have centuries of experience extracting information from the unwilling. Medieval inquisitors hanged heretics from ceilings. Salem magistrates used fire to elicit witchcraft confessions. And CIA officers… Continue
Added by bob on April 21, 2009 at 11:45pm —