Archive | March, 2014

New Technology Aims To End Senseless Gun Deaths

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The Armatix iP1 pistol ran into trouble in California, but has an edge in New Jersey, subject to approval. The pistol, made by German company Armatix GmbH, is the first smart gun approved for the American market. The pistol is a 22-caliber automatic which takes a 10 round magazine. It is sold with a wristwatch…
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Government-Spying

This Call May Be Monitored For Drug-Running and Over-Billing

I’d like to suggest this new action phrase for Our Government At Work: “Listening in on bottom-feeders, while watching the bottom line.” At least that’s my take-away on learning that the U.S. Justice Department recently took Sprint Corp. to court on charges that the company overcharged the government on the cost of eavesdropping, wiretapping and…
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Bernie Who? Madoff’s Staff: Liars With Their Pants On Fire

Harvey Milk, the San Francisco mayor who was murdered in cold blood, has a lousy asterisk to his name in the history books: his killer pleaded temporary insanity because he ate too much junk food. It’s known as “The Twinkie Defense,” and it helped the creep beat jail. Instead, he was placed in a mental…
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Will The Contraception Mandate Be Sacrificed In The Name Of Corporate Religion?

On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Inc., and the stakes are high — whether or not you use contraceptives. At issue will be whether the ACA violates the First Amendment right to freedom of religion, by requiring corporations to comply with provisions that run counter to…
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RIP Outlets? Wireless Electricity Is On its Way

I’ve been told that we live in a wireless world now: one where mobile devices (phones, tablets, and laptops) have made it so we don’t have to be tied down to any particular location to access the Internet or talk to friends. But for how “wireless” the world has become, I have never carried more…
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