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Jan 23 08:53

Cop invades home because of ‘No Trespassing’ sign

According to a post on the website, Daily Kos, a law enforcement officer entered a man's home without knocking or announcing himself. The author of the post maintains that the officer gave as reasoning a No Trespassing sign that the home owner had posted. According to the cop, No Trespassing signs are now common on homes in foreclosure, so he thought the man might have been illegally squatting

Jan 23 08:53

County 911 operator resigns over Facebook post critical of police brutality, says she feared for her safety after an employee of a local police agency accessed her personal information on a law-enforcement database

The Baltimore County 911 employee whose comments on police brutality were criticized by the county police union has resigned from her job.
Kelli Murray, 32, said she felt unsafe after an employee of a local police agency accessed her personal information on a law-enforcement database, and because of online insults posted about her.

Jan 23 08:50

FTC: Dish Network made 57 million telemarketing violations, called Do Not Call list. The penalty for violating the Telemarketing Sales Rule is up to $16,000 -- per instance.

Dish Network (DISH) was found liable for making more than 57 million calls in violation of federal telemarketing rules, including millions to consumers who were registered on the Do Not Call list, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday.
The potential penalty could be staggering, and could include a possible windfall to consumers who often are the beneficiaries in telemarketing cases.

Jan 23 08:43

Assuming We're Not All Incinerated: Eurasian Power in a Post-Western World

James Holbrooks
Activist Post

“Western Europe is undergoing a wave of Islamization, anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism. It is awash in this, and we would like to ensure that the State of Israel will have varied markets around the world.”

Speaking ahead of a meeting with the prime minister of Japan on Sunday, Benjamin Netanyahu stressed Israel’s need to reduce its dependence on European trade. The arrival of the delegation marked the first time since 2006 that a Japanese prime minister has visited Israel, and highlights the extent to which ties have been strengthening between the two countries since Netanyahu was welcomed in Japan in May of last year.

Jan 23 08:41

Gas prices are headed down to $2 a gallon.

Jan 23 08:40

Top Google executive predicts end of the internet

"I will answer very simply that the internet will disappear"

Jan 23 08:38

More Isolation? Russia, China To Build $240 Billion High-Speed Rail Link

The ongoing 'isolation' of Russia took another turn for the un-isolated-er today when, as Bloomberg reports, China will build a 7,000-kilometer (4,350-mile) high-speed rail link from Beijing to Moscow, at a cost of 1.5 trillion yuan ($242 billion), Beijing’s city government said. The rail-link - which will bring travel time between Beijing and Moscow down from 5 days to 30 hours - signals a 10-year partnership between the two nations and follows the dropping of the French company, Alstom, from the project.

Jan 23 08:37

A Billionaire Lectures Serfs In Davos: "America's Lifestyle Expectations Are Far Too High"

Billionaire Jeff Greene - who flew his wife, children and two nannies on a private jet plane to Davos for the week - has some words of wisdom for the average American: "America’s lifestyle expectations are far too high and need to be adjusted so we have less things and a smaller, better existence. We need to reinvent our whole system of life."

Jan 23 08:34

Privacy is dead and it’s never coming back, Harvard professors say:dystopian world portrayed by a group of Harvard professors at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday.

Imagine a world where mosquito-sized robots fly around stealing samples of your DNA. Or where a department store knows from your buying habits that you’re pregnant even before your family does.
That is the terrifying dystopian world portrayed by a group of Harvard professors at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday, where the assembled elite heard that the notion of individual privacy is effectively dead.

Jan 23 08:33

Cops: Twins, 9, left mostly alone for months, parents abroad

Twin 9-year-old boys were left mostly alone in their New Hampshire apartment for four months after their parents took three siblings to Nigeria and left an uncle to care for them, authorities said Thursday.

Jan 23 08:33

Parent: 10-year-old son was ordered to partially strip down for search in front of class

An Auburn woman was in tears Wednesday as she described how her son’s teacher had him strip down in front of his classmates.
Gina Gonzalez said her 10-year-old son, Santiago Nolasco, was stripped of his shoes, sweater and shirt after being accused of taking papers off his teacher’s desk.

Jan 23 08:32

Don't miss 100 millionth photo of the Sun

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has released a mind-boggling 100 millionth photo of the Sun for public viewing.
Using its Advanced Imaging Assembly (AIA) instrument, the space-based Sun-watching observatory hit the photo milestone Jan 19, the US space agency said in a statement.

Jan 23 08:23

Do gulleys prove that water once flowed on Vesta? Solar system's largest asteroid may once have had liquid on its surface, images reveal

One of the largest asteroids in the solar system, Vesta, has evidence of 'recent' water flowing on it, according to Nasa.

Images taken by the Dawn spacecraft, currently on its way to the dwarf planet Ceres, have revealed gulleys on the proto-planet that are just a few hundred million years old.

It indicates objects such as smaller than planets are able to have liquids on their surface - and suggests water may exist in more places than we thought in the universe.

Jan 23 08:22

Did ISIS doctor the footage of Japanese hostages? Experts point out that shadows of the three men point in different directions... suggesting they were filmed separately

The Islamic State recording showing two Japanese men held hostage by militants may have been filmed in separate locations before being combined into a single video, experts claim.

Inconsistencies with the shadows of Haruna Yukawa, fellow captive Kenji Goto and the masked killer known as Jihadi John suggested images of the hostages were recorded separately and then added together for greater effect.

Other tell tale signs include the jumpsuits worn by the two men - they are slightly different shades of orange and don't flutter in the wind at the same time.

Jan 23 08:14

Unhappy economics in Europe...