Category Archive: Justice, Law & Order

May 11

Apples Slips in marketshare…and reveals exclusivity details with AT&T

Apple slips to #3 spot behind Android, and reveals in-depth details about their five-year contract with AT&T. Its taken 3 years to get a solid answer but today Apple revealed that it had signed a 5-year exclusivity deal with AT&T in 2007.  This has all apparently come to light as court documents in the 3 …

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Mar 31

Dead soldier’s father ordered to pay Westboro Baptist Church

This is absolutely and outrageously offensive, and stupid. For decades now the Westboro Baptist Church has run amok with hate speech and public demonstrations that strain the limits of public decency.  I still don’t understand how this country got so fucked up, do you?  How can organizations like the ACLU defend this group’s hate speech …

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Mar 31

Santa Fe man hypersensative to electronic devices sues neighbor for Wifi use.

Wow, talk about a crazy neighbor. This is a new one for me, but the Chicago Tribune’s Michael Haederle wrote an article a couple days ago describing the plight of a man from Santa Fe, New Mexico who claims he is hypersensitive to certain frequencies of electromagnetic radiation.  Of course, like any other good American …

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Mar 26

This could be the next ‘James Bond’ flick: Columbian Model becomes drug queenpin

CNN has a big story on a former Colombian beauty queen who is now on the run as international authorities have begun rounding up her co-conspirators in an alleged drug ring with cartel ties.  I tell you this kind of stuff is right out of James Bond, but I doubt this girl is going to …

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Mar 25

Big Corporations use patent firms to abuse inventors.

Glyn Moody from Computerworlduk posted an interesting article on a company, former by a former Microsoft executive, that is the leader of a shady group of companies that basically center their business model on patent trolling. [wikipedia]Intellectual Ventures[/wikipedia] pumps patent claims into the system and buys up established patents, to basically have as much registered …

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Mar 25

Health Care Bill sent back to Congress

Republicans, at this point, are pretty much scum. Not that Democrats are really any better. I was pretty sure that all the jackassery over this bill a week ago could not possibly be topped.  But, both parties have pretty much exceeded my greatest expectations for being pretty scummy. First, I was amazed that Pelosi and …

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Mar 14

Health Care Bill seems Dead

The Associated Press via YahooNews has a story that quotes democratic Represenatitve James Clyburn (D-SC), stating that the Dems simply don’t have the votes from their own party to pass the health-care bill. He is purportedly their head vote-counter, so he should know. I’m not really surprised, and I’m not particularly saddened by this turn …

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Mar 13

Utah Congressman resigns among allegations of sexual misconduct

A couple days ago The New York Times published an article about Utah State Congressman Kevin S. Garn and his alledged hot-tub affair with a 15-year old girl over 25 years ago. The girl, Cheryl Maher, was paid off once before in 2003. Now, it seems, the crushing weight of this secret has forced her …

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