Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent heart surgery Wednesday morning after experiencing discomfort during exercise, the court said.
Ginsburg, 81, had a stent placed in her right coronary artery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. She was resting comfortably and was expected to be discharged within 48 hours, the court said.
The blockage was discovered after she felt discomfort on Tuesday night, the court said. For the past few years, Ginsburg has been working out with a personal trainer at the Supreme Court gym, and a court official said she was there when she felt the discomfort.
How much force will we allow as the people in charge of our police forces?
Not This Much.
When will we insist the seizure of cameras and deletion of footage be halted? How about this-We specifically criminalize the act of law enforcement deleting footage against a persons will.
Denver cops were caught on camera repeatedly punching a man in the face, causing his head to bounce off the pavement, before tripping his pregnant wife who was pleading with them to stop, causing her to flat on her face.
But then they realized another man had been recording them.
One cop can be heard saying “camera” before storming up to Levi Frasier, snatching his tablet against his objections, deleting footage and handing it back, confident they had destroyed the evidence.
But Frasier had his tablet synched to a storage cloud where the video file ended up before it was deleted, which is how he was able to provide Fox31 with the footage.
Here’s an interesting article on how America is losing The War on Terror and why.
I’ve noted many times that 9/11 was meant to provoke just the response it did, with just the results it did. Among those results was the rise of ISIS. To me the War on Terror epitomizes one of the major shortcomings of Western strategy. They have no strategy other than ‘winning’.
They’ve forgotten Sun Tzu.
“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”
We never knew our foes. As Ferguson demonstrated we don’t really know ourselves. Is it any surprise we’re so helpless, despite our power, to obtain victory in this war?
My news aggregator found this fascinating blog post on students in a Masters level class in Medieval Studies, specifically one on ‘race and representation’.
Most interesting was the observation on how similar the way Wilson described Brown was to the way medieval authors described Muslims and other outsiders; infantilizing the protagonists of their work and demonizing ‘the other’. To me it shows how useful a good education is, and sadly, how little people have changed.
With the release of the Parrot’s Bebop drone coming December 1st, IEEE Spectrum took the opportunity to take one for a test flight at an event in New York City. As we’ve previously reported, the Bebop has a number of advanced features, but by far the most fun is the support for first person video flying.
A fish-eye lens on the front of the US $500 Bebop allows pilots to look in any direction in a 180-degree field of view, much as a helicopter pilot can look around her without having to rotate or tilt her aircraft. The video can be viewed and the drone controlled using a smartphone or tablet interface as with many of Parrot’s earlier drones, but Parrot also offers a dedicated Skycontroller that attaches to a full size tablet (the Skycontroller is bundled with a BeBop in an $800 package). The antenna on the front of the Skycontroller allows a Bebop to be controlled out to a range of about 1.5 kilometers.
Arkansas and Mississippi became the latest two states Tuesday to have their gay marriage bans overturned by federal judges, but there are no rushes to the altar as both orders are on hold so the states can consider appeals.
In Arkansas, U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker ruled in favor of two same-sex couples who had challenged the amendment. They argued the ban violated the U.S. Constitution and discriminated based on sexual orientation.
This is a good long read that covers the monumental battle against your right to resell goods you’ve purchased from publishers. In the final moments you see Ted Olson battling for the common man and our rights to own the property we’ve purchased, whether the item was purchased abroad or domestically, First Purchase is the doctrine that holds sway. The very next step is YODA - below is an outline, and in future posts I will explain why you should support it.
Andrew Shore from Owner’s Rights Initiative thinks that the ruling is safe. “Kirtsaeng was the right decision and I don’t think Congress will tamper with it,” he posits. “The issue now is digital content.”
With embedded software now found in countless products ranging from cars to clocks, the question becomes whether rights in these products will be controlled by the owners or by copyright holders. Cisco’s “Internet of Everything” initiative makes the point that the physical world is increasingly blending into the digital world, but Shore sees peril in this trend. “We have to ask ourselves: do we want to be an ownership society or a licensing society?”
On September 18, 2014, Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX) introduced the “You Own Devices Act” (YODA), which would expand ownership rights in technology products by allowing users to transfer the rights to software inside the devices. “This straightforward and tightly focused bill reinforces our First Sale rights and preserves our ability to truly own the products that we buy,” said Farenthold in a statement.
At least 44 people were arrested as protests erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, for a second night over the Michael Brown case, police said early Wednesday.
Two guns and a Molotov cocktail were seized while rocks, broken tent poles and bottles were hurled at officers, according to St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar. Windows were broken at City Hall and tear gas was deployed nearby. However, there was no repeat of the widespread shooting, looting and arsons the wracked the St. Louis suburb overnight Monday.
“Generally it was a much better night,” Belmar told a 2:30 a.m. ET news conference. Most of the arrests were for misdemeanors, he added. They included people residing in New York, Oklahoma and Georgia.
Lesley McSpadden, the mother of slain Ferguson teenager Michael Brown, says the first public comments from police officer Darren Wilson added “insult after injury,” following a grand jury’s decision not to indict the officer in the teen’s death.
Wilson’s account “sounds crazy,” Michael Brown Sr. told TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie. It’s “disrespectful,” McSpadden explained.