Originally posted on a12iggymom's Blog:
Smart meters are spying devices. Not breaking news? Likely not for those of us who have researched the issue for quite a long while, but an admission by those who make the devices is rather shocking.
That is exactly what has happened, as SmartGridNews, a website supported by the high-tech meter industry, acknowledged that smart meters are gathering private information on homeowners.
Smart meters utilize wireless technology and instantly tell power companies how much electricity a home is using, and even can report on the power usage by individual appliances, as Smart Grid News said. Smart meters also can literally control newer household appliances that have the capability to communicate with the device.
“One of the next areas of value comes from taking smart meter data and ‘disaggregating’ it to tell us exactly how customers are using electricity,” reads a new story on the website. “Do external devices already do…
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Originally posted on A Nurse With Attitude:
We all know about the story of Saint Trayvon of Skittles & Saint Michael Brown of Fergudishu. Contrary to what the media wants you to know, the real story is beginning to come out.
Now, we see the story of Christian Alberto Sierra. The gist is of this story is that he spiraled downward, became erratic, threatened suicide, began cutting himself, ran down the street covered in blood (armed with a knife), and got shot when he ran toward a responding police officer after being commanded to “freeze”.
A common theme in these stories, seems to be the major media networks are referring to these people as children. These individuals were all grown men. Each (allegedly) showed a propensity to commit violence and exhibited unstable behavior immediately preceding their death. Two were shot by police, one was shot by an over-zealous dickhead posing as a community security guard.
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Originally posted on Whiskey Tango Foxtrot:
There is little question that the deal approved by Barack Obama to trade five dangerous terrorists for an Army sergeant accused of desertion struck many Americans as ill-advised and potentially dangerous.
The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office, however, took the criticism to a higher level in a report released Thursday. By failing to give Congress 30 days’ notice before releasing the prisoners, the agency found the Defense Department in clear violation of a federal law.
According to the report, “because DOD used appropriated funds to carry out the transfer when no money was available for that purpose, DOD violated the Antideficiency Act.”
The GAO cited one specific section of the law, signed by Obama himself, it determined was violated in the widely criticized prisoners swap.
“None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available in this Act may be used to transfer any individual detained at United States Naval Station Guantanamo…
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Originally posted on CBS New York:
ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling on the state to outlaw discrimination against transgender people, saying gender identity and expression should be included in the state’s civil rights law alongside race, religion and disability.
In a letter to the Empire State Pride Agenda dated Tuesday, Cuomo said transgender people face significant discrimination, citing surveys that show three-fourths of transgender New Yorkers experience workplace harassment or mistreatment.
“It is not who we are as New Yorkers to permit this type of pervasive discrimination to continue,” he said. “New York is a place where our differences are celebrated.”
Cuomo said that if he is elected to a second term this fall, he will push to outlaw discrimination based on a person’s gender identity or expression when it comes to things like housing, employment and public accommodations. The state already prohibits discrimination based on race, religion, disability and gender.
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Originally posted on Freedom Is Just Another Word...:
She is a single mother of two who is being persecuted for exercising her Second Amendment rights.
Living in Philadelphia and working two jobs, Shaneen had already been the victim of previous robberies because she had to work late at night. So she bought a handgun, took a gun safety course and got a concealed carry permit.
Unfortunately, when she was stopped for a minor traffic violation in New Jersey, she thought she was doing the right thing when she announced…
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Just helping this thug ass-hat achieve his 15 minutes of fame and – hopefully – dismissal from his job.
Originally posted on The Outrider:
Kind of an odd name for a cop, he might want to look into having it legally changed. It’s hard to feel too sorry for the press, though. After all they are getting what they have been cheer leading for for a long time. Disarmed citizens, and only the police having guns. If the press corp had any brains this would be a teachable moment.