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From Tom on the LPD bulletin board: Once again Newark City Council is attempting at pass yet another billdiscriminating against all property owners, especially Renters andLandlords.this bill, designated "Bill 12-32" was tabled in September...Show More Summary
... but I keep trying to figure out exactly what the purpose of the United Nations is these days?To insist that industrialized nations emit negative amounts of greenhouse gases?To demand climate injury reparations from the industrialized...Show More Summary
... that includes a faux change in definite detention (that is not really a change at all), a prohibition on transferring prisoners out of Gitmo (14th Amendment, what 14th Amendment?), and--as usual--more funding for the Forever WarShow More Summary
Robert Zubrin is effectively THE expert on potential human exploration and colonization of Mars.That's why his opinion of current NASA plans is both so biting and so important: As the centerpiece for its future human spaceflight program,...Show More Summary
1. The government now contends that it can read any email it wants, without a warrant, as long as it is six months old.2. The government is now demanding back documents it released to the Electronic Frontier Foundation months ago. The...Show More Summary
... and this Sheriff's deputy does it.Thirteen-plus minutes but worth watching all the way through, as the deputy keeps his cool, assesses the situation, and then calmly tells the airport official that he doesn't know what he's talking about, and defends the free-speech rights of the guy filming and the girl handing out material:
I took some flak here about two weeks ago for reporting that local doctors had told me that Highmark is paying higher rates to physicians at (partly Highmark-owned) Med Express than it does to other physicians at other facilities providing...Show More Summary
You can't make this stuff up.Highmark is now rolling out a new dermatology idea: instead of actually being seen by a doctor, you photograph the affected area and send it in digitally. Then the doctor decides whether or not you need to...Show More Summary
Scientists discover between 100 billion and 1 trillion tons of water ice (and organic molecules) on Mercury.
I found it fascinating that the last time I wrote about MedExpress and Highmark BCBS the trolls came out to denounce me. I did make one error--MedExpress is not wholly owned by Highmark, but has invested at least $50 million, but neither...Show More Summary
Case in point, somebody recently cited this story at ThinkProgress in a comment thread at another blog: Florida Republicans Admit Voter Suppression Was The Goal Of New Election Laws That seems pretty clear-cut, doesn't it? Except that...Show More Summary
There are many perspectives on the so-called "fiscal cliff" that faces the US in just over a month thanks to the dual financial irresponsibility of both President Barack Obama and the US Congress.This one, expressed at DelawareLiberal...Show More Summary
... except that we won't.At least 10,000 US troops to stay on, because empires don't give back territory voluntarily.
Now that's apparently been replaced by DWH [Driving while Hunting and DWF [Driving while Fishing] as new legal activities that NJ law enforcement agencies are on the look-out for.This time, however, it's brought to you by the Department of Homeland Security, not the New Jersey State Police.
The first three paragraphs of this post from our Brit friends at The Libertarian Alliance cover the whole (exactly, dead-on accurate) thrust of the piece. Read the rest if you want details:There’s a popular historical legend that goes...Show More Summary
Go two weeks without power and the LIPA will still send you a bill for estimated use, as if Hurricane Sandy never happened.
To be clear, I believe that secessionist talk in the United States is an idea that is just as nutty now as it was in 2004, when some liberals proposed it, but divisive politics and a faltering economy create an atmosphere where lotsShow More Summary
According to this fascinating post, they would have been very close to being right, as nearly 4,000 meteors--many the size of the Tunguska meteorite--passed perilously close to our planet over a three-day period.kavips, this one's for you.