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Florida Bill Attacking Mass Surveillance by Drones Passes State Senate 37-2

TALLAHASSEE , Fla. (April 23, 2015) –  A Bill that would expand current limitations on the use of drones in Florida, and have a practical impact on the federal surveillance state overwhelmingly passed the Senate today. Sen. Dorothy Hukill (R-Port Orange) introduced Senate Bill 766 ( SB766 ) in February. The legislation would expand the current limits on drones by banning any person, state agency, or political subdivision from using unmanned aircraft equipped with [...]

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West Virginia VA Hospital Switched Antipsychotic Meds with Older Drugs to Cut Costs

Actions posed ‘substantial danger’ to public Beckley VA Medical Center / VA.gov A Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia switched out patients’ prescribed medications with older drugs to cut costs, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) announced in a letter to Congress and the White House Wednesday. The Beckley, West Virginia, Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) substituted prescribed antipsychotic medications with older drugs as a cost-savings measure. The practice violated VA policy and [...]

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Democratic Senator Declares War On Standardized Tests

Democratic Senator Declares War On Standardized Tests 23 Breaking ranks with most of his party, a Democratic senator announced he will launch an effort to eliminate current federal rules requiring states to administer annual standardized tests. Ironically, he has the word “test” right in his name. Sen. Jon Tester of Montana, who spent several years as a music teacher before going into politics, says that federal testing mandates are ruining education. “Students shouldn’t be [...]

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She Heard Strange Noises Coming From Her Toddler’s Bedroom

When a mother recently heard strange noises coming from her toddler’s bedroom while he napped, she went to investigate and was in for the shock of her life. Sarah, who requested that her last name be concealed for safety reasons, told KIRO-TV that she entered the room at the family home in Lacey, Washington, to see what was going on and heard a voice coming from the baby monitor. “Oh, watch this one, she’s [...]

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Return of the Twitter Gulag? Some conservatives suspect themselves booted by new ‘quality filter'; Updated | Twitchy

. Glad you asked. TechCrunch notes that the quality filter, currently being rolled out to verified iOS Twitter users, “is basically an extension of another feature for verified users called tailored filtering, which let them select an edited version of their notifications timeline based on factors like which ...
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Russian cyber attackers used two unknown flaws: security company

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A widely reported Russian cyber-spying campaign against diplomatic targets in the United States and elsewhere has been using two previously unknown flaws in software to penetrate target machines, a security company investigating the matter said on Saturday. FireEye Inc ( FEYE.O ), a prominent U.S. security company, said the espionage effort took advantage of holes in Adobe Systems Inc’s ( ADBE.O ) Flash software for viewing active content and Microsoft [...]

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Feds Spent $410,265 Studying ‘Satisfaction’ Levels of Young Gay Men’s First Time

Project examining the ‘meaning and function’ of first ‘penetrative same-sex sexual experiences’ NIH / Wikimedia Commons The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has spent over $400,000 studying the satisfaction levels of the first sexual experiences of young gay men. The four-year study, being conducted by Johns Hopkins University, is examining the “meaning and function” of first “penetrative same-sex sexual experiences.” “Prior work has demonstrated that same-sex relationship trajectories support the development of self-esteem in young gay [...]

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Medical College Exam to Test on Institutional Racism and White Privilege

Daniel Greenfield Front Page Magazine American medicine. It was good while it lasted. By the time the Social Justice Warriors are done, your doctor won’t be able to tell you if you’re sick, but will be able to diagnose you as racist. The essay section is out and ...
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The Climate Change War Heats Up

Failed “global warming” hoax is a war on our entire economic system, capitalism Comments | Print friendly | Subscribe | Email Us | There is so much at stake for the charlatans that have foisted the failed “global warming” hoax, followed by the equally dubious claims and predictions regarding “climate change”, that it should come as no surprise that they have begun to wage a propaganda war on the courageous scientists who led the [...]

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IBM teaming up with Apple on artificial intelligence health program

This Jan. 13, 2011 photo provided by IBM shows the computer system known as Watson at IBM's research centre in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. (AP Photo/IBM, File) Relaxnews SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) -- IBM has announced alliances with Apple and others to put artificial intelligence to work drawing potentially life-saving insights from the booming amount of health data generated on personal devices. IBM said Monday it is collaborating with Apple, Medtronic, and Johnson & Johnson to [...]

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VIDEO: Students shred Social Security cards to receive in-state tuition offered to illegal immigrants

As recently as 2014, illegal immigrants in 22 states are eligible for lower-cost, in-state tuition at public colleges and universities. While students residing illegally in states such as California, Texas, Maryland, and Virginia are eligible for in-state tuition, legal immigrants, international students, and U.S. citizens continue to pay out-of-state tuition, often costing several thousand dollars more. For instance, out-of-state tuition at the University of Virginia (UVA), a public institution in Charlottesville, Va., ranked second [...]

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Iran: ‘The Enemy’ Has Conceded to Our Nuclear Redlines

Iranian military leader says major ground given up by Obama administration Mohammad Ali Jafari / AP A senior Iranian military leader is claiming that the United States has conceded ground on a range of Iran’s so-called nuclear redlines just weeks after agreement between the two sides sparked debates and disagreements in Washington, D.C., and Tehran. General Mohammad Ali Jafari, the commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), referred to the United States as “the [...]

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Obama’s Objective: Nationalize California’s Government-Made Water Disaster

Tweet California – the Golden State that hasn’t been golden in decades. And has for decades been under the near total control of the Democrat Party. These two things are not unrelated. California has for the Reality-based community long been a perfect  reverse barometer . Anything the state does – do the opposite, and success and prosperity will surely ensue. We like to juxtapose California and Texas. Two very large states with two very [...]

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The Apple Store Fitted Me for a $15,000 Watch I Could Never Afford

The Apple Store Fitted Me for a $15,000 Watch I Could Never Afford This morning, I made a 30-minute appointment at the Apple store for a “fitting” of the Apple Watch Edition —a gadget which starts at $10,000. I could never afford one, much less the $15,000 watch I actually tried. Apple didn’t seem to mind. From the beginning, I found myself surprisingly uneasy about walking into a store and pretending I could afford such [...]

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