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Dumb Laws–The Simi Valley of the Birds

Dumb Laws–The Simi Valley of the Birds

 

Changes to Unclaimed Property Law

Changes to Unclaimed Property Law

 By Jennifer Felten Last year, the California State Assembly passed Bill 212, codified as Code of Civil Procedure sections 1530 and 1513.5, which modified the state’s unclaimed property reporting requirements. The law went into effect on January 1, 2014, but the new reporting requirements become mandatory on July 1. Under the new rules, the threshold […]

TSA asked To Allow Privately Trained Dogs to Screen Cargo

TSA asked To Allow Privately Trained Dogs to Screen Cargo

*Article courtesy Israel Homeland Security Appearing before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security, AfA board member Chris Connell urged TSA to finalize its efforts to develop a program for private companies to use their own canines, certified to TSA standards, to meet federal air cargo screening mandates, said Air Cargo […]

A President’s press conference for the ages

A President’s press conference for the ages

By Jon Rappoport It was a cloudy day in Washington. They said it was going to rain. They had no idea what a hard rain it would be. A week after his inauguration, the President of the United States was holding a press conference in the White House. The three major networks were surprised that […]

“We” isn’t an advanced form of “I”

“We” isn’t an advanced form of “I”

        by Jon Rappoport www.nomorefakenews.com In a BBC documentary, “Google and the World Brain,” the issue of author copyright is explored. Google has scanned and published out-of-print books that are still covered by copyright. Interviewed, Kevin Kelly, the co-founder of Wired, makes a startling remark. In his view the whole issue of […]

Report: Cybercrime Costs $445 Billion Annually

Report: Cybercrime Costs $445 Billion Annually

A Washington think tank has estimated the likely annual cost of cybercrime and economic espionage to the world economy at more than $445 billion — or almost 1 percent of global income. According to the Washington Post the estimate by the Center for Strategic and International Studies is lower than the eye-popping $1 trillion figure […]

Dumb Laws–When a city gets it right and the state is beyond stupid

Dumb Laws–When a city gets it right and the state is beyond stupid

When a state passes a law they can really get it wrong in a big way. Oh, they sometimes get it right but we are talking California.  You take it from there. The small seaside hamlet of  Port Hueneme in Ventura County has this law in its Municipal Code: Chapter 1 GENERAL REGULATIONS 4019 Prohibited […]

Move It

Move It

 By Jennifer Felten A developer in Rhode Island should have taken the old adage, “measure twice, cut once,” more seriously when he built a home in Rhode Island back in 2009. This is because the three-story waterfront house valued at $1,800,000 he built was actually built on his neighbor’s property. Apparently as the result of […]

Open borders: punish the people for the government’s sins

Open borders: punish the people for the government’s sins

  By Jon Rappoport www.nomorefakenews.com “I used to wonder why God used a prop like the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil to inflict guilt on Adam&Eve, until I realized it could have been a steak or a plate of fries or a bagel. Anything. Making people feel guilty is a staple of religion […]

Department of Homeland Security: “feel safe, sucker?” – Jon Rappoport

Department of Homeland Security: “feel safe, sucker?” – Jon Rappoport

  by Jon Rappoport www.nomorefakenews.com Your big-government-at-work scores again. In 2003, Congress began pouring money into a program of fusion centers. These 70 outposts, scattered across America, were supposed to coordinate federal, state, and local efforts to gather counter-terrorism intelligence. You know, to protect America against al-Qaeda. The lead agency in this program is the […]