Cops Bust Mahjong Game Played by Elderly Women

CBS Tampa Bay:  “Police in Florida busted a game of mahjong in Florida at a condominium clubhouse. The group accused of the crime: four women between the ages of 87 and 95.

By |November 26th, 2015|You Can't Make This Up|0 Comments

Court Orders Woman to Pay $600 to Owner of Drone She Downed

CBS Pittsburgh reports that 65-year-old Marti Wlodsarsk “shot” down her neighbor’s drone with a rock.  The neighbor,  Mark Shock, showed the drone’s video of the incident to a judge and won damages of $600 to the $1,300 drone.  The court dismissed the criminal mischief charges that had been filed against Marti.

By |November 25th, 2015|Drones & Drone Law|0 Comments

Top Scientists Demolish Alarmism Behind UN Climate Summit

The Daily Caller: “A panel of prominent scientists debunked one of the most popular global warming arguments ahead of a major United Nations climate summit to take place in Paris later this month.  The scientists slammed policies to reduce carbon dioxide emissions as “nonsense,” and they criticized politicians and activists for claiming the world was on the path for catastrophic global warming.”

By |November 20th, 2015|Global Warming|0 Comments

Nonsense: Top Scientists Demolish Alarmism Behind UN Climate Summit

The Daily Caller:  “A panel of prominent scientists debunked one of the most popular global warming arguments ahead of a major United Nations climate summit to take place in Paris later this month.  The scientists slammed policies to reduce carbon dioxide emissions as ‘nonsense,‘ and they criticized politicians and activists for claiming the world was on the path for catastrophic global warming.  ‘The most important thing to keep in mind is — when you ask ‘is it warming, is it cooling’, etc.  — is that we are talking about something tiny (temperature changes) and that is the crucial point,’ Dr. Richard Lindzen, a veteran climate scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.”

By |November 20th, 2015|Global Warming|0 Comments

Judge Dismisses Charges Filed Against Man Who Shot Down a Drone Over His Land

Future Tense:  “If you shoot at a drone that has strayed onto your property, more often than not you will be arrested and made to reimburse the drone’s owner. Every now and then, though, armed vigilantism pays off. For proof of this, I bring you the case of a Kentucky man named William Merideth—otherwise known as the Drone Slayer.  On July 26, 2015, after his daughter reported seeing a strange drone hovering nearby, Merideth grabbed a 12-gauge shotgun, stepped onto his porch, and fired at the object once it crossed over his property line.

For several laws that could be used against a drone slayer see the The Volokh Conspiracy article on this shoot down. See also WDRB News story.

By |October 26th, 2015|Drones & Drone Law|0 Comments

ABC Predicts NY City Under Water by June 2015

ABC News:  “NYC Under Water from Climate Change By June 2015.  New York City underwater? Gas over $9 a gallon? A carton of milk costs almost $13? Welcome to June 12, 2015. Or at least that was the wildly-inaccurate version of 2015 predicted by ABC News exactly seven years ago. The segment included supposedly prophetic videos, such as a teenager declaring, “It’s June 8th, 2015. One carton of milk is $12.99.” (On the actual June 8, 2015, a gallon of milk cost, on average, $3.39.) Another clip featured this prediction for the current year: “Gas reached over $9 a gallon.” (In reality, gas costs an average of $2.75.)”

By |June 13th, 2015|Global Warming, Videos|0 Comments

NOAA Fiddles with Climate Data to Erase 15-Year Global Warming ‘Hiatus’

The Daily Caller:  “National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists have found a solution to the 15-year ‘pause’ in global warming: They ‘adjusted’ the hiatus in warming out of the temperature record.  New climate data by NOAA scientists doubles the warming trend since the late 1990s by adjusting pre-hiatus temperatures downward and inflating temperatures in more recent years.  Newly corrected and updated global surface temperature data from NOAA’s [National Centers for Environmental Information] do not support the notion of a global warming ‘hiatus,’ wrote NOAA scientists in their study presenting newly adjusted climate data.  To increase the rate in warming, NOAA scientists put more weight on certain ocean buoy arrays, adjusted ship-based temperature readings upward, and slightly raised land-based temperatures as well.”

By |June 5th, 2015|Global Warming|0 Comments

When It’s a Crime to Withdraw Money From Your Bank

New York Times:  “Dennis Hastert has not been indicted on a charge of sexual abuse, nor has he been indicted on a charge of paying money he was not legally allowed to pay. The indictment of Mr. Hastert, a former House speaker, released last week, lays out two counts: taking money out of the bank the wrong way, and then lying to the F.B.I. about what he did with the money.  Does that make sense? Conor Friedersdorf of The Atlantic, for example, is worried that the indictment constitutes government overreach, punishing Mr. Hastert for concealing payments whose disclosure he may have thought would be damaging to his reputation, but which were not illegal.”

By |June 5th, 2015|Loss of Freedom, US Law|0 Comments

Larry Klayman Sues Hillary & Bill Clinton & Clinton Foundation

Th following is the text of a press release issued by Freedom Watch on May 27, 2015:

Today, Larry Klayman, founder of Freedom Watch and a former federal prosecutor, filed a civil suit against Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and their family foundation alleging criminal violations under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”). The suit was filed before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Civil Action No. 9:15-cv-80388. A copy of the complaint can be viewed at www.freedomwatchusa.org.

The lawsuit alleges a pattern over ten years of the Clintons engaging in two or more predicate acts constituting a criminal enterprise, designed to enrich them personally. In this regard, Klayman alleges that the Clintons – through mail and wire fraud, and various false statements – misappropriated documents which he was entitled to receive and possess under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) concerning Hillary Clinton’s involvement in releasing Israeli war and cyber-warfare plans and practices. The complaint alleges that Hillary Clinton orchestrated this release to harm and thwart Israeli plans to preemptively attack Iranian nuclear sites to stop the Islamic nation’s march to producing atomic weapons. Another FOIA request called for the production of Mrs. Clinton’s and other State Department’s records which refer or relate to the granting of waivers for persons, companies, countries and other interests to do business with Iran, thereby undermining the economic sanctions. These acts are alleged to be the result of the defendants selling government influence in exchange for bribes from interests which have donated to The Clinton Foundation, paid huge speaking fees to the Clintons and other means. The present email scandal is alleged to cover up evidence of these and other related crimes by hiding emails that would incriminate the Clintons and their foundation.

Klayman issued this statement:

“This is the first and only hard-hitting case to address the growing email scandal. What Hillary Clinton, her husband, and their foundation have done is nothing new. It is simply part of a criminal enterprise which dates back at least 10 years, all designed to enrich themselves personally at the expense of the American people and our nation. It’s time, however, that they finally be held legally accountable.”

The first paragraph of the Complaint states:

Plaintiff sues the Defendants, as individuals operating a criminal enterprise, for violating Plaintiff’s statutory rights to obtain documents under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), 5 U.S.C. § 552, for violating Plaintiff’s due process rights, vested property rights, constitutional rights, and for misappropriating property. The Defendants have systematically and continuously, over the last ten (10) years and more, conducted a corrupt enterprise in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (“RICO”) Act, all of which acts are continuing in nature

See the Complaint.

By |May 27th, 2015|Litigation (Non-Arizona)|0 Comments

FBI Admits Patriot Act Snooping Worthless

Washington Times:  “FBI agents can’t point to any major terrorism cases they’ve cracked thanks to the key snooping powers in the Patriot Act, the Justice Department’s inspector general said in a report Thursday that could complicate efforts to keep key parts of the law operating.”

By |May 22nd, 2015|Loss of Freedom, Privacy|0 Comments