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WHHS = Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati Ohio
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A pair of captains call for closer civilian scrutiny to fix the institutions they love.
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Half of our mistakes occur because when we have to think, we feel;
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What is penalty if child refuses to divulge password?
Expulsion? Prison Time?

Cyber Bullying is a serious problem, but why can’t a judge issue a warrant to get at data associated with the suspects?  Has the 4th amendment been repealed?
To quell cyber-bullying, administrators would abolish privacy.
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Does the 4th Amendment apply to traffic stops?
When does the use of a drug-sniffing dog transform a lawful traffic stop into an illegal seizure?
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The TSA cut working hours for protection of the public, at the same time that there were heightened threat  alerts.  He was fired for protesting this, but the US Supreme Court ruled in the employee's favor.
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U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay sentenced Barrett Brown this morning to 63 months in federal prison, minus the 31 months he has already served to date. He was also ordered to pay $890,000 in restitution. EFF is disappointed to see that Brown wasn’t released today, after having spent nearly three years in prison on charges stemming from his work as an independent journalist.
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Measles seems to be making a comeback in the USA.  _About 90 % of people who are not immune, and who are exposed to measles, will get it_
2014 was the worst year for measles since 1994, when there were 958 cases reported to the CDC. Last year there were 644 cases of measles reported in 27 states. 380 cases in 2014 were in an Ohio religious community that doesn't usually vaccinate
People from all over the world travel to Disneyland.  In theory, if they have been vaccinated against Measles, then they are not at risk of getting it, but there are anti-vaccination clusters all over the world, and some of those people also go to Disneyland, so Disneyland is a perfect place for infected kids to pass on diseases to other kids, who then go home, before the symptoms show up, and spread it to those communities.  Should Disneyland refuse admission to people who cannot prove they have been vaccinated?  Many schools do that.
Today there are 78 confirmed measles cases linked to Disneyland in California.
Public health officials recommend that children under 12 months and people who've never had a measles vaccination, stay away from the park while the disease event continues.
There was a declaration that the Disneyland outbreak was over, then more people got it, from there.
Problems appear to include:
·       The growing anti-vaccination anti-science culture. 
1.  The unvaccinated are among us, non-obvious who, like an invisible threat.
2.  Do the anti-science Republicans support the anti-vaccination sub-culture?
·       Over time, diseases mutate to become resistant to medicines and vaccinations.  But so far, this has not happened with measles.
·       Nations have eradicated measles, but it was not eradicated from the world, so it is coming back to nations which have forgotten how serious it can be, so they are not taking effective measures to combat the risks.
·       Medical profession seems to have forgotten to check children for risk of measles.
·       At what age do children get vaccinated?  Babies below that age are at risk.  What are their chances of encountering the unvaccinated population?  Does that age mean a high probability of children at risk located in playgrounds and amusement parks where young children are often expected to be located?  
See graph of # measles by year in USA.
27 states have measles cases.
"The vast majority of our (CDC) cases every single year are unvaccinated people who choose not to be vaccinated. They are living in a family who are unvaccinated and they have friends who are unvaccinated. They might go to a school with a high proportion of people who are unvaccinated."
So, they chose that risk.  What does it matter to the rest of the population if these people kill themselves off?
What is the rate of OTHER people catching it from them?
Do we, as a society, need to mandate that the unvaccinated wear some kind of yellow star on their clothes, so the rest of us know to keep our distance?
One of the most infectious viruses on the planet is making a comeback in the United States, and many doctors have never even seen it.
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Grand Juries are shown in popular TV shows like Law & Order.  Are those portrayals realistic?  Is a Change of Venue more important when the accused and/or most of the witnesses, are local police, or other authorities?
Some of the current proposals may deserve consideration but they would have greater long-term impact and meaning if they improve transparency within the criminal justice system more generally and are not limited to cases just involving police....
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The 2nd amendment should give people a right of self-defense during a home invasion, when you don't know the invaders are the police.
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Why should it matter if the invaders are police?  And why should it matter if you know they are police? A law that demands you lie down and die is unjust prima facie. A badge does not give someone additional rights. Everyone is equal under the law, and whatnot. Murder by anonymous tip via no-knock, warrentless home invasion is fucked.
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With Tom Coburn no longer in Congress, it looks like this will pass with overwhelming support in both House and Senate, absolute proof that one person can make a difference, in this case for bad.
Rachel Maddow let "Dr. No" Tom Coburn have it for his last despicable act before we're finally rid of him.
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These challenges have existed for years, if not decades.  It seems to me that for some problems, the employees tasked with dealing with them, do not want to eliminate the problems, or else they might be out of a job.  That is, they want to have a constant stream of patients who never get fully cured.

Figuring out how to fix them should be a high priority, but what institution can tackle this?  Other nations have health care funding, far superior to USA, although USA health care is supposedly superior, for the 1% who can afford it.  Do other nations treat their veterans as badly as in the USA?
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When seconds count, the police are minutes or hours away.
Why not ban strong locks on doors, while we're at it?
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EFF, along with more than sixty civil liberties organizations, public interest groups, and companies sent two letters to the House and Senate leadership today. One supported the upcoming bipartisan Email Privacy Act by Reps. Kevin Yoder and Jared Polis, and the other supported the upcoming Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act by Sens. Mike Lee and Patrick Leahy.
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Scotland UK then Cincinnati Ohio - In dreams, in star-faring hollow asteroid
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The first 2 decades of my life are no longer important ... I was immature, but lucky to stay out of major trouble.

There are lots of other interesting details about me, that will not get posted here.

While I am an avid reader book-aholic with tens of thousands of books in my personal collection, my rate of reading has diminished with other distractions like The Internet, and C-Span on TV.

I was in DC audience when Martin Luther King Jr gave his "I have a Dream" speech, as I began to identify & act on what was to become important in my life.

In the 1970's I designed some science fiction games.  I may try to bring my time travel simulation to the modern social networks, some time in our future.

When 9/11 came, I shifted from heavy interest in how to improve computer security to "what can I do" to help national security, but have shifted back to cyber security interests now.

Currently I am extremely interested in Drones, and would love to have people tag me when posting anything about them.

See my BS (Blog Sayings) from when I had time for that: Radio, Ryze,

I have had a career in excess of 50 years working for (mainly) family owned companies which used some IBM computer to run their business.  Over the years I gravitated from 1620 and 1440, with 80 column punched cards and paper tape, with programs via wiring boards when a "bug" was a squashed insect, to a multitude of S/-variants and a few AS/-variants such as M36.

Late in 2009 I became semi-retired.

Since the Haiti Jan-12 quake, I have been consumed helping the helpers, via Linked In HEDR group (Haiti Earthquake Disaster Relief), a volunteer think tank.  Y"all can locate most of my Haiti (and other) Disaster Research Notes:
Linked In (see box net files), Facebook, and Google Plus links in posts, Haiti Rewired, Rebuild Haiti Better, Haiti+ Disaster Recovery Research Prizm and Scribd

Here is reason for above research sharing:

The big international NGOs have astronomical gaps between what they trying to do, and what they actually are able to accomplish.
These gaps are tried to be filled by thousands of mom+pop NGOs, some of them grass roots in Haiti, some of them small groups from nations all over our world.
These are people who are good with their hands, or with medicine, or a host of other things, but they are not good at figuring out all they need to know to make a go of it. They have tons of questions.
Well I am an answer man, I find out for them, as a pro bono researcher.
But many of these groups are asking the same questions.
So I package the answers in my research notes, share with all the mom+pop groups, and potential new volunteers.

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I do not do Mobile Chat nor IM.  I do e-mail, blogs, essays,  forums, comments, share research notes.

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These offices are located very conveniently just off Lloyd Expressway (there's a traffic light there, so easy off, easy back on again). They have a small store, where we can pick up critical supplies, such as first aid kit for home and/or auto. They host periodic classes for people who wish to volunteer their time. I like to donate $ occasionally direct to the organization, not go thru any middle-man who may or may not be with the real McCoy charity.
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I opened an account here in 2013, because of their fantastic interest rates, and they are rated as one of the best CU in Evansville, by several different rating services that I checked out. Credit Unions do a lot to support their community. Banks do some, but are in business to support their owner stock holders. What I want, as a member, is support for the local economy, and yes they do that, with emphasis on helping with education, which I am all for. They are very easily accessible, given Evansville traffic problems, and conveniently close to some places where I frequently do some shopping. Full details on rates and services are available at any office, and on their conveniently accessible web site. In my dealings with them so far, I have found them to be friendly honest helpful, everything we want to see at a banking office. I wonder about security. Banks seem to be super vulnerable to criminals. If they have security, it is invisible.
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reviewed 3 years ago
It is rare that someone who lives in a community, also stays at a hotel or motel in that same community, but I had occasion to spend a night there because of a convention conference right there. When I have visitors from out-of-town, this is one of the lodging places I recommend to them. I found the place to have upper class quality at middle class economy costs. In other words, just about anyone can afford to stay there, and it is a good quality place. It also is in extremely close proximity to many conveniences such as restaurants where I can say the same thing ... affordable and high quality It also has convenient access to major highways and the Interstate system.
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Wow, this place is *Excellent.* We delivered a huge pile of laundry on a hot muggy Saturday by noon, and they were done by 2.30 pm. They take the stuff out of your car when you arrive, put it in your car when you pick it up. Shirts are onto hangers. I have a clothes hamper in the bathroom, to accumulate stuff which needs to go in the wash. This hamper is 2 feet high, and was overflowing. There was also a smaller hamper stuffed. They did the whole thing for under $45.00
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I opened account here in late 2011, after FDIC closed another place where I had been banking. I use the one near Eastland Mall, since that is close to where I live. They are ranked as one of the best CU in the city, according to multiple different rating agencies. It is in a good location, easy access, given Evansville traffic jams. The building looks solid sturdy. The staff is helpful. The lobby has rates posted where easy to see. I have been visiting their web site every so often to check the rates. That is easy to navigate. It might also be useful if their statements made some of this info available. My only problems: ... Final statement for the year does NOT show total interest paid for the year (I want for my income tax reporting) they need social security # of my beneficiary, who does not want to let it out of her sight.
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Very professional guidance and work, to help get my place better organized.
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For some time, I have noticed hearing quality declining, so I responded to one of their promotions. I was favorably impressed with the quality of their hearing testing, and hearing science professionalism, so I am now wearing a Miracle Ear. Their office is not impressive appearance, their computer system could use an upgrade, but they have the know-how for doing a good job for people in need of hearing help.
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