Exposing Stupidity Around The World...
In the IP and IT circles Pamela Jones of Groklaw is fairly recognizable by name. Poor her, as a result she gets negative press and flack. The most recent is by Kimberly Hill of LinuxInsider on TechNewsWorld about the Microsoft patent BS. It suggest that one Laura DiDio of Yankee Group says Pamela did the OSRM patent study a few years back. This study and MS's patent claims of late are a huge whirlwind of controversy.
Violinist risks career and tools of the trade to violently assult police officer while riding bicycle? WTH?
Ok, this one seriously goes into the Barney Fife book of law enforcement. Its a long story but basically guy rides bike away from airport. Barney yells at him, Barney stops him, Barney is a general rude miscreant and refuses to provide details of the real violation. Bicyclist gets on his bike and tries to leave as one of the officers had instructed. He is thrown off his bike and cracks his helmet on the ground (good thing he had it). Officer jerks bicyclist upright. Officer Barney then tasers him.
For those of you who didnt hear, http://www.FatWallet.com is mentioning an upcoming free day at Six Flags in New Jersey. Last time a Six Flags did this, it tied up traffic for hours on end and the park closed its gates by order of the fire marshal 30 mins after they opened due to reaching capacity. Hopefully someone prosecutes them this time. They had to pull police from 3 counties on an emergency basis for this last time.
Ok meth is a problem. Agreed. So are nuclear warheads but you don't see the government outlawing the use of metal since you can use metal to make a frame for a warhead. For the past 6 or 7 years there has been a war on meth and I for one support them combating it but not this way. They are causing too many civilian casualties. First it was pseudophedrine, we lost it in NyQuil, Actifed, Sudafed, and hundreds of others, the few that remain, are behind the pharmacy counter due to an extension of the Patriot Act. Yeah you heard me right, are we fighting tweakers or terrorists here?
Please remember if you just up and decided to exercise your freedoms to use biodiesel you make yourself, youre a criminal and a tax evader unless you ok it with your local tax authorities! Remember to bring your papers with you and your check book because they are most likely going to
ream charge you for the privilege of trying to save the environment. Remember its your fault that the local government is too busy to effectively write proper legislation covering this!
A story here explains just how to become a felon in Harrisburg. Video tape the police. Thats right! If you tape the police (with audio) you violate wiretapping laws.
Never mind they are public servants
Never mind they are a group with power over the public that is routinely charged with abuse of that power.
Never mind that if the cops did nothing wrong there is no harm in them taping the police action.
Ok this just fries me, it's sad, very sad.
A mother of three who was accused of illegally sending her children to school in Marietta was found not guilty Friday on felony charges.
Prosecutors claimed that Jeanine Echols, who lives in Cobb County, lied repeatedly to the government about her address because she wanted her children to attend better schools in the Marietta school district. Instead of using the address where she and her children live, Echols used the address of her husband's family.
School fakes gun attack like happened in Virgina, teachers should be prosecuted for felony terroristic threats.
This story has me so pissed and I wasn't even directly involved. Some fucking idiot teachers thought it would be a good idea to hold some kind of sadistic 'drill' with some 6th graders on a school field trip. They decided to fake that a gunman was going to shoot and kill the kids.
From the Story;
"The children were in that room in the dark, begging for their lives,
because they thought there was someone with a gun after them," said
Brandy Cole, whose son went on the trip.
WHAT THE FUCK?!?!?!?
It always saddens me to see folks take a personal stance on something that could be more easily treated as factual. Allow me to explain. There has been a huge amount of press over CFLs and the mercury they contain. Lets get a couple facts on the table.
Yep read the story after the jump this just makes me sick. Wisconsin should be ashamed. They should be helping the consumer not forcing this guy to take money from customers he doesn't want. Gas station owner told to raise prices - Yahoo! News