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Daily Beast: The Border Towns the Constitution Forgot.

It’s really hard for people to grasp that, as the CBP interprets it, civil liberties and constitutional protections are suspended 100 miles into the interior of the U.S.” At least ten years ago, while discussing law enforcement issues with an officer, he candidly said, “We pretty much treat anything south of I-40 as potentially ‘below the border.’”

04/18/14 • 08:30 AM • LawPoliticsSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

AP: Portland plans reservoir flush after teen cited.

WHAT?!! Do you know how much we could use that post-pee water? Seriously, I’m surprised frackers haven’t made competing bids yet.

04/17/14 • 12:42 PM • LawNatureTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Mail.com: Bosnians see victims excavated from mass grave.


04/16/14 • 03:05 PM • HistoryHuman RightsLawPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: Lock of Napoleon’s hair stolen from historic Briars Park homestead in Australia.

Oh no, better to start a new conspiracy theory. Someone wants to clone him!

04/16/14 • 10:19 AM • ArtsHistoryLaw • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

WaPo: Heartbleed is about to get worse, and it will slow the Internet to a crawl

“‘If a certificate authority has to revoke 10,000 certificates, that entry will have 10,000 certificates on it. [snip] And if browsers have to download that … we’re talking hundreds of megabytes.’ It’s roughly the equivalent of having to download 30 minutes’ worth of standard-definition video just to view a single Web page.

04/15/14 • 05:31 PM • InternetLawSecurity • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Re/code: More Americans Are Reporting Theft of Personal Data.

New data from the Pew Research Center shows that 18 percent of American adults say they have had data like their Social Security number, credit card number or bank account information stolen at one time or another. The survey was conducted in January, and shows an increase from 11 percent of adults who said the same thing in July of last year.

04/14/14 • 10:25 AM • Home & LivingInternetLawSecurity • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Flightclub/Jalopnik: The Awesome R/C Plane Video That Pissed Off The FAA.

Hmmmph. I suspect proof skills/training may end up being required, along with insurance, for use over dense public areas. Most R/C’s don’t have cages around their propellers, and can easily cause personal injury. Imagine the outrage when a newbie takes a $600 drone purchased from Amazon and flies it over a local playground, loses control, and injures a child … all rendered in spectacular color footage.

04/14/14 • 09:18 AM • LawMotion GraphicsPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

WaPo: France didn’t ban people from checking work e-mail after 6. This is why it should have.

The reports stemmed from an agreement made between labor unions and a federation of engineering and consulting companies, affecting 250,000 people and involving no official laws.

04/14/14 • 09:03 AM • InternetLawPsychologySmall BusinessTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: Benghazi - ‘The Administration Has Won’.

Mr. Krauthammer’s message is probably easier to accept than the one delivered by various investigations: There is no there there.

04/10/14 • 05:31 PM • HistoryLawPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: Taking on Art Looters on Twitter.

Last summer at Dahshur, a site near the Giza pyramids, where armed tomb raiders were burrowing for treasure, Dr. Hanna’s tweets about the pillage drew archaeologists and local residents to the site in protest. Those social media efforts, amplified by global news coverage, prompted the government to put soldiers in place for security.”  A positive use of social media.

04/10/14 • 08:58 AM • ArtsHistoryHuman RightsInternetLawSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

MetaFilter: Tamiflu, Roche and the Cochrane Collaboration.

Having worked many drug rollouts as an A/V tech, I can tell you this sort of thing is true for just about every drug out there.

04/10/14 • 08:56 AM • HealthLawScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: Germany lifts confiscation order on Nazi-era art hoard after more than two years.

Gurlitt had said in a media interview earlier this year that he had no intention of giving artworks to potential claimants. But the elderly recluse, who is suffering from a number of health problems, has subsequently taken on a new team of advisors and appears keen to burnish his personal legacy.” We’ll have to wait and see; given his history, I am not hopeful.

04/10/14 • 08:39 AM • ArtsHuman RightsLawPsychology • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NPR Borderland.

A 2,438 mile long road trip along the US/Mexico border.  Thought-provoking and well done.

04/07/14 • 04:33 PM • DesignHuman RightsInternetLawPhotography • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

CounterPunch: First Blood, Bloggers!

In other words, unless you get paid, you don’t get to call yourself a journalist. First blood: Bloggers.

04/04/14 • 10:06 AM • LawNewsPoliticsWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

naked cap: Young Owners of Low-Budget GM Cars Weren’t Worth Saving.

“Guess what their ‘affordable’ workaround was? Are you ready for this? GM distributed a ‘service bulletin’ to its dealers suggesting they tell customers to remove heavy items from their key rings.

04/04/14 • 09:47 AM • ConsumptionDesignHuman RightsLaw • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Telegraph.UK: Nigella Lawson barred from boarding US-bound flight.

Miss Lawson was never arrested, and Scotland Yard said in January that she would not face any police action over her admission of drug-taking.” I’d like to hear the DHS’s excuse, then. Or are beating eggs and whipping cream considered terrorist acts now?

04/03/14 • 07:50 AM • LawTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ThinkProgress: Drilling Co. Could Force PA Landowners To Allow Fracking Under Their Land.

Oil and gas company Hilcorp is trying to use a 1961 Pennsylvania law that would allow the company to bundle properties of people who don’t sign drilling leases with their neighbors who do, meaning that even landowners who don’t sign leases will be forced to allow drilling under their land if enough of their neighbors sign leases.

04/03/14 • 07:47 AM • EnvironmentalLawNaturePolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NPR: Supreme Court Rolls Back Campaign Spending Limits On Corporations.

Hillary vs. Jeb is going to be hell.Cry ‘Havoc!’, and let slip the dogs of war.

04/02/14 • 03:19 PM • EconomicsLawPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Albuquerque police-shootings protest turns into ‘mayhem’.

Dangerous situation; we’re an open-carry state. Get the populace angry, you’ve got a potential firefight on your hands.

03/31/14 • 09:52 AM • Human RightsLawSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Costco to dump $2.6m of peanut butter in New Mexico landfill.

So instead of selling or donating the peanut butter, with a value estimated at $2.6m, the estate is paying about $60,000 to transport 950,000 jars – or about 25 tons – to the Curry County landfill in Clovis, where public works director Clint Bunch says it ‘will go in with our regular waste and covered with dirt’.”  Would’ve fed a lot of homeless folks … or birds.

03/28/14 • 09:29 AM • ConsumptionLawSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Economist: Drone journalism - Eyes in the skies.

In the past few months drones shot the most revealing footage of the protests that toppled Viktor Yanukovych, its corrupt president. They have also offered a bird’s-eye view of civil conflict in Thailand, Venezuela and elsewhere. They let journalists capture scenes that previously would have put their lives in danger, and made it harder for governments to lie.”  When they start flying over private property and shooting what they find … that’s when the #%@$@ is going to hit the fan.

03/27/14 • 09:28 AM • Human RightsLawMotion GraphicsNewsPhotography • (4) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: Fukushima’s Shameful Cleanup.

It is long past time that the government take direct control of the disaster site.” What’ve I been saying for a year or so?

03/24/14 • 07:37 AM • EnvironmentalHealthHuman RightsLawPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Vanity Fair: How 1,280 Artworks Stolen by the Nazis were Hidden Until 2012.

Long read, saved for the weekend.

03/21/14 • 11:03 AM • ArtsHistoryHuman RightsLaw • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

PDN Online: What Photographers Need to Know About Model Releases.

For example, using an image of someone that suggests they support a non-profit company, or a religious or political point of view, may require their permission, even though no profit is made, nor does it involve a commercial product or service. Even editorial uses can result in a lawsuit if the manner in which someone is portrayed causes harm to their personal or professional life.”  Very useful article. Bookmarked.

03/19/14 • 03:37 PM • LawPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SF Reporter: Tinder Box Fears - Residents fear Forest Service thinning delays jeopardize safety.

If the Feds won’t move, locals must.

03/19/14 • 10:22 AM • Home & LivingLawNatureSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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