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Archive for June, 2013

License Plate Scanners Saturating U.S. Police Departments, With No Limits On Data Hoarding, Privacy

License Plate Scanners Saturating U.S. Police Departments, With No Limits On Data Hoarding, Privacy

License plate scanners are small devices mounted atop police patrol vehicles. They scan all the time; and, if so configured, they can accompany each scan with a color photograph of the vehicle, its occupant(s) and, of course, the license plate itself.

Senate Says ‘Si’ To Immigration Bill; FDA Gets Its Shot At Tobacco; Obama’s Bush-League SCOTUS Record; Tweeting Race War Rages Over Zimmerman; Amnesty Show Senate The Love – Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 6-27-2013

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Amnesty Supporters Chant ‘Yes We Can’ At Passage Of Senate Immigration Bill

Democrats in the Senate gallery had reason to cheer with the passage of the amnesty-laden Gang of Eight immigration bill Thursday. Passage of the bill, touted by Senate Democrats and 14 RINOs, drew cheers of the Barack Obama campaign slogan “Yes we can” from observers at the Capitol.     No word on whether Senators […]

FDA Flexes Regulatory Muscle Under 2009 Tobacco Control Act

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) dipped its toe in new regulatory waters this week, approving new tobacco products for the first time since the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 was enacted. In some ways, it’s hard to tell if the precedent set by Congress and President Barack Obama in […]

Obama’s Batting .370 Before SCOTUS – Half The Success Rate Of His Predecessors

This year’s Supreme Court session hasn’t been kind to the Administration of President Barack Obama. In an analysis of cases pleaded before the High Court between 1985 and 1997, Economics Professor Linda R. Cohen and Law Professor Matthew L. Spitzer found: Studies of public litigation at the Supreme Court find that the government tends to prevail […]

Breaking: Senate Immigration Bill Passes With Healthy Majority

The Senate passed its amnesty-laden immigration reform effort on Thursday with the support of a strong majority made up of all Democrats and 14 Republican members of the legislative chamber. The bill, which passed 68-32, brings nearly 11 million undocumented aliens in the U.S. one step closer to a path to citizenship. Republicans who voted […]

Report: CIA-NYPD Collaboration Had ‘Irregular Personnel Practices’

WASHINGTON (UPI) — CIA officers were embedded with the New York Police Department in the 10 years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, an agency report said. The once-classified inspector general’s review, completed by the agency’s inspector general in December 2011, found that the four CIA analysts were assigned at various […]

Stafford Student Loan Rates On Path To Double Next Week

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Interest rates on some new federal student loans appear destined to double next week, U.S. senators say, with a Monday deadline looming. The Senate’s attention has been focused on completing a major immigration bill before Congress leaves Friday for a weeklong recess, so the prospects of reaching a quick deal on the […]

Chicago Police Empty Auto Lot After Stolen Vehicles Found

CHICAGO (UPI) — Tow trucks worked overnight in Chicago to remove over 80 cars and trucks from an auto lot after police found stolen vehicles and parts there, authorities said. Police said they had not determined how many of the vehicles, removed from the lot in the city’s West Englewood section Wednesday evening and early […]

U.S. Exec Freed After Being Held Captive By Chinese Employees

BEIJING (UPI) — Workers at a medical supply factory outside of Beijing Thursday released a U.S. executive they had been holding captive for six days, officials said. Chip Starnes, co-owner of Specialty Medical Supplies, based in Florida, was released after reaching an agreement with his workers, who were demanding severance pay, The Wall Street Journal […]

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