Thousands of people protested in Tokyo against a bill that would see whistleblowing civil servants jailed for up to 10 years. Activists claim the law would help the government to cover up scandals, and damage the country’s constitution and democracy.
The US House passed Wednesday two bills that would demand a $5,000 filing fee for any individual that wanted to hold an official protest of a drilling project, and that would give the feds less authority nationwide over hydraulic fracking rules.
Annie’s Central City Dispensary, granted license to sell recreational marijuana. among the first shops in Colorado to begin selling marijuana on January 1, 2014, more than a year after Colorado residents voted to legalize use for persons 21 and over.
Federal Drug Enforcement Administration conducting raids at multiple marijuana businesses in the Denver area. U.S. Attorney's Office in Denver confirm ongoing operation, by DEA, Internal Revenue Service, Denver Police Department. Likely to continue, involves number of targets.
Fox Business host John Stossel warn viewers about giving money to the poor, will just use the it for drugs and alcohol. Beggars: 82 percent were homeless, two in three were disabled, most earned less than $25 per day, and nearly all used the money for food. Poor people are too well off.
Packed courtroom on Tuesday for the hearing of Ernie Tertelgte, Manhattan man says he's being wrongly prosecuted for trying to feed himself. Tertelgte, 52 years old, arrested, accused of fishing without a license, resisting arrest. Got into a heated exchange with Judge Wanda Drusch.
Help site for McDonald's employees: return holiday gifts to get out of debt. Breaking food into smaller pieces results in eating less and still feeling full" suggest employees, take two vacations per year. "Stop complaining. Stress hormones rise 15% after 10 minutes of complaining."
Major outstanding orders: 48 Typhoon combat aircraft from the UK, 152 F-15SA combat aircraft from the USA, Boeing’s Expanded-Response Standoff Land Attack Missile and Raytheon Joint Standoff Weapon. top five arms buyers were all Asian nations: India, China, Pakistan, South Korea, Singapore.
New technology allows retailers to gather information about customers through their smartphones as they shop. The technology taps into shoppers’ wifi signals, and can detect a shopper’s location in the store, how long they spend in certain departments, and how often they visit the store.
Police in the Turkish city of Istanbul have clashed with protesters demanding justice for a teenage boy killed during anti-government protests. Nationwide demonstrations against the ruling Justice and Development Party. Many injured and detained as police forcefully cracked down on the protests.
Argentinean Defense Minister Agustin Rossi:. UNASUR (the Union of South American Nations) must have a joint defense strategy.” “The issue of cyber-defense undoubtedly deserves to be addressed." Brazil would collaborate with Argentina over the issue. Concerns over Washington’s espionage.
Norman Gurley, 30, is facing drug-related charges in Lorain County, Ohio, despite the fact that state troopers did not find any drugs in his possession. Ohio passed a law in 2012 making it a felony to alter a vehicle to add secret compartment with “intent” of using it to conceal drugs for trafficking.
Covered California health exchange voted unanimously to break with president, keep requirement insurers terminate most individual policies Dec. 31 because policies don't meet requirements of the Affordable Care Act, won't allow 1 million policyholders to keep their health plan for another year.
Politicians will only make calls on encrypted phones, which are protected. iPhones will no longer be allowed for official correspondence. Software is not iPhone-compatible, Apple products to disappear from German parliament.
Police deported thousands. ”Million migrants, Bangladeshis, Filipinos, Indians, Nepalis, Pakistanis, Yemenis leave voluntarily. Four million find employers to sponsor them, legal requirement in Saudi Arabia, other Gulf states. Crackdown on illegals clashes killed four earlier this month.
23 killed, 140 injured Tuesday in suicide bomb attack targeting Iran’s embassy in Lebanon. Most of the dead were passersby in Shiite southern Beirut neighborhood. Atrocity aimed to escalate tensions in region as US, allies have talks with Iran over its nuclear program, Israel, Saudi Arabia, opposed to talks.
Affordable Care Act (ACA), Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy, exposed as a counter-reform aimed at a restructuring US health care system in the interests of big business. The president’s claim that the law will provide access to affordable, quality health care for the American people is a lie.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to decide rulemaking process to mandate that newly manufactured cars include “vehicle-to-vehicle” (V2V) communications technology that constantly broadcasts via radio wave car’s location, direction, speed number of passengers it is carrying.
Germany’s domestic intelligence agency is planning to expand its counterintelligence operations to include friendly countries following revelations of U S spying. Tapping German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphone a wake-up call. Plans to work closely with universities and research institutes.
“No one likes it. Who wants to be followed all over the place?” said one officer. It’s going to open up a can of worms that can’t be closed.” Irony of police objecting to GPS technology for privacy reasons is hard to miss. Officers’ concerns about privacy illustrate just how revealing GPS technology can be.
“No one likes it. Who wants to be followed all over the place?” said one officer. It’s going to open up a can of worms that can’t be closed.” Irony of police objecting to GPS technology for privacy reasons is hard to miss. officers’ concerns about privacy illustrate just how revealing GPS technology can be.
(CIA), Pentagon waging campaign to prevent Russian space agency building spying structures in US. Moscow: structures unrelatated to surveillance, insist they improve accuracy of Russian Global Positioning System (GPS), network, steers guided missiles to targets, help navigation.
German court sentenced former NATO employee to seven years in jail for spying, the IT expert copied secret data to sell to foreign intelligence. worked for transatlantic military alliance at US airbase in Germany. Left after dispute. Files would allow potential NATO enemy to gain access to secret network.
Venezuela’s National Assembly gave President Nicolas Maduro wide-ranging special powers to rule by decree for one year. The president of the OPEC member state says he needs greater personal power as his government struggles with soaring inflation and shortages of basic goods.
“Netanyahu opposing the US negotiations with Iran, determined to ruin them. Israel lives on stolen land and borrowed time, want a US war on Iran to guarantee their future. United States negotiations with Iran angered Israel which wants a war.
52% of fast-food workers are enrolled in public assistance programs: SNAP (food stamps) Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), cost $7 billion. Numerous protests and walk-outs across the nation as fast food workers campaign for higher wages.
TSA installing exit “detention pods” at major airports will temporarily “jail” passengers
ready to leave a terminal, they will be forced into the pods, one at a time. Must remain in the pod until electronic voice gives them permission to leave and door opens. Cost $60 million to install.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Heather R. Mizeur: "Marijuana is safer than alcohol, tobacco, failed policy for nation to criminalize the use. Calls for legalization, regulation of marijuana, use the tax revenue for expansion of pre-kindergarten education.
Richmond, Virginia mother received the following note, telling her not to pack a lunch for her pre-school age child. Federal Programs Preschool pertaining to lunches from home, students can only bring lunches from home if there is a medical condition requiring a specific diet, along with a physicians note.
Employees at an Ohio Wal-Mart store are being asked to donate canned goods to help out co-workers who don’t have enough to eat at the holidays. “Please Donate Food Items Here, so Associates in Need Can Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner,” reads a sign near bins tucked away in an employees-only area.
Americans facing another shock about Obamacare. The cheapest coverage out-of-pocket costs totaling $6,350 a year for an individual. Deductibles in some states topping $5,000 for an individual, $10,000 for a family, must be paid in full before insurance coverage kicks in.
A poll finds that 44 percent of MDs said they are not participating in the nation's new health-care plan. Another 33 percent say they're still not sure whether to become ObamaCare providers.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai rejected provision of U.S.-Afghan security pact, deal in jeopardy days before the country's elite gather to debate it. The question of whether foreign troops will be able to search Afghan homes after NATO's combat mission ends next year has been a sticking point.
House, Senate vote to extend retirement benefits for nation's research chimpanzees. $30 million ceiling amount up to $55 million. Research on them unnecessary. Euthanasia could be used if deemed in best interest of the animals. Chimp advocates ecstatic. "It's a great day for federal chimpanzees.
Federal officials to file formal complaints against Wal-Mart for allegedly violating legal rights of protesting workers. National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Richard Griffin: retailer unlawfully threatened employees reprisals if they held strikes, protests over wages, working conditions.
Monsanto poisoned thousands of Vietnamese, Thai, and Koreans, American soldiers with Agent Orange, RoundUp label warns not to get on skin, wear gloves when handling, what makes it o.k. to eat. use has tripled since 1990. Scientists speaking up about ineffectiveness, dangers of GMOs.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan: Pakistan to put former President Pervez Musharraf on trial for treason for declaring state of emergency in 2007. during live television broadcast on Sunday. If found guilty of treason, Musharraf could face death penalty or life imprisonment.
Private firms selling spy tools, surveillance technologies to developing countries will allow them to spy on millions of emails, text messages, phone calls. Offering nations in Africa, Asia, Middle East capabilities associated with government agencies, GCHQ, N S A.
African Centre for Biosafety (ACB): failed GM Monsanto corn pushed on African countries with help from the Gates Foundation. This maize, known as MON810, has been grown in South Africa 15 years, failed miserably”. Monsanto now pushing it into Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya.
A politician in India’s largest party has been accused by rivals of scaring people into voting for his Congress Party candidates, by telling them that electronic voting machines (EVMs) will give them electric shocks if they press other buttons. India’s second largest party has filed a complaint.
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