New York Senate bill seeks to end anonymous internet posting : A far-reaching bill introduced in the New York State Senate could end the practice of posting online once and for all. Introduced by New York State Sen. Thomas F. O’Mara (R—Big Flats), S6779 would require that any anonymous post online is subject to removal if the poster refuses to post — and verify — their legal name, their IP address, and their home address. Sen. Thomas F. O’Mara you have just earned my “Jackass of the day” award. :pissedoff:
Is Congress getting dumber? : See above posting…
Daily Caller giving away guns to readers now through Election Day : The Daily Caller, the conservative website founded by Tucker Carlson, has launched an unusual publicity campaign: Now through Nov. 6—Election Day—the Washington, D.C.-based site will give away a handgun a week. Sounds like a winner.
Half of Detroit’s Streetlights May Go Out as City Shrinks : As it is, 40 percent of the 88,000 streetlights are broken and the city, whose finances are to be overseen by an appointed board, can’t afford to fix them. Mayor Dave Bing’s plan would create an authority to borrow $160 million to upgrade and reduce the number of streetlights to 46,000. Maintenance would be contracted out, saving the city $10 million a year.
Google Trends Shows Why The Status Quo “Powers That Be” Should Be Scared. Very Scared : The volume of searches for the phrase ‘Bank Run’ has just hit an all-time high – higher now than even during the peak of the Lehman Brothers ‘moment. Related – Police urge Greeks to keep money in bank.
Calcium supplements increase risk of heart attacks, study finds : Taking calcium supplements increases the risk of having a heart attack, Swiss and German researchers reported Wednesday.
Prepared for Zombies? Then British Columbia Thinks You’re Ready for Anything : The Canadian province of British Columbia is taking a different approach to emergency preparedness this year. To get the message through to residents, the government mixed a big dose of zombie survivalism into its messaging. According to the website, the rationale is thus: And while the chance of zombies a-knockin’ on your door is pretty slim, we do believe that if you’re ready for zombies, you’re ready for any disaster.
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