Alabama asks court to back GOP-backed redistricting plan

ShareThis Alabama asks court to back GOP-backed redistricting plan 26 Jul 2012 Alabama’s attorney general filed a lawsuit Thursday asking a federal court to approve a redistricting plan for his Legislature without requiring the plan to go through the U.S. Justice Department for approval to make sure it doesn’t discriminate against minority voters. The lawsuit […]

‘Minority Report’ software hits the real world

(FRANCE 24)   The software behind the film “Minority Report” — where Tom Cruise speeds through video on a large screen using only hand gestures — is making its way into the real world. The interface developed by scientist John Underkoffler has been commercialized by the Los Angeles firm Oblong Industries as a way to sift […]

Minority Report is real: FBI wants to use social networks to prevent future crime

The FBI is looking into the creation of a new application that would allow them to not only monitor on-going threats, but also predict potential terrorist attacks and other crimes before they even happen. The FBI doesn’t just want to know about what’s happening now; it also wants to predict events that are about to […]

Feds Fail To Protect Foster Kids From Potent Psych Meds

While the U.S. government is preoccupied monitoring and controlling what American children eat, it’s failing miserably to protect those in foster care from the devastating effects of potent, psychiatric medications that alter the mind. Hundreds of thousands of foster children across the nation are being prescribed powerful psychiatric medications at doses that exceed the maximum […]

Most Of Obama’s Minority Judicial Nominees “Not Qualified”

President Obama’s quest to transform federal courts by appointing unqualified leftist ideologues is worse than previously imagined, according to a mainstream newspaper that reports the notoriously liberal American Bar Association (ABA) has rejected a “significant number” of potential judicial nominees, most of them minorities and women. This is hardly earth-shattering news considering Obama’s judicial appointments […]

$8.8 Mil To Train Underserved Hispanics For USDA Careers

The federal agency that’s spending huge sums to recruit more food-stamp recipients, transform the inner city diet and track what minority kids eat for lunch is investing millions to train “underserved” Hispanic students to someday work for it. It’s part of the Obama Administration’s ongoing effort to help minorities advance with publicly-funded programs. The U.S. […]

US crime predicting technology tests draw Minority Report comparisons

By Nick Allen, Telegraph UK Using cameras and sensors the “pre-crime” system measures and tracks changes in a person’s body movements, the pitch of their voice and the rhythm of their speech. It also monitors breathing patterns, eye movements, blink rate and alterations in body heat, which are used to assess an individual’s likelihood to […]

Millions To Fight Child Obesity Among “Limited English” Minorities

Another U.S. government agency has joined the child obesity crusade, this time dedicating $ 25 million to tackle the epidemic in “hard–to–reach, limited English proficiency and minority communities.” This latest allocation of taxpayer dollars to this particular cause will help meet key goals set by Michelle Obama’s White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity. Last […]

GOP’s picks on panel oppose tax hike

By William Douglas and Daniel Lippman, The Sacramento Bee WASHINGTON – Republican leaders in the House of Representatives and the Senate appointed six conservative lawmakers Wednesday to the so-called super committee that’s charged with finding ways to trim the federal deficit by more than $ 1 trillion by year’s end. The six, along with three […]

Super committee schedules first closed-door meeting

ShareThis Super committee schedules first closed-door meeting 14 Sep 2011 The members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction will meet on Thursday for breakfast, according to an aide. This will be the first closed-door meeting of the entire group. News of the newly scheduled breakfast comes after one committee member – Senate Minority […]