Interesting news articles part 1

2 Teen Girls Found in Wash. Army Barracks; 1 Dead – FoxNews.com
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,494124,00.html

7 Terrible Abuses Suffered By Women Around The World – Listverse.com
http://listverse.com/crime/7-terrible-abuses-suffered-by-women-around-the-world/

A Death in the Congressman’s Office – American Politics Journal
http://www.americanpolitics.com/20010808Klausutis.html

A Pitfall Called the Enron Loophole – washingtonpost.com
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/24/AR2007102402339.html

About Record Contracts – Signing recording contract, Label Music Contracts – musiclaw.me
http://www.musiclaw.me/contractbasics.html

Alford investigation ends – North Shore News
http://www.canada.com/northshorenews/news/story.html?id=481880be-8769-4c99-9c72-6fe8a26a1332&k=77590

Amsterdam closes cannabis shops – Oddly Enough – Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUSTRE4AK58H20081121

Amsterdam’s Coffeeshops – RickSteeves.com
http://www.ricksteves.com/plan/destinations/ben/amstcoffeeshop.htm

Apple files patent for camera hidden behind display – AppleInsider
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/01/08/apple_files_patent_for_camera_hidden_behind_display.html

Baby P three face ‘substantial’ jail sentences – The Independent
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/baby-p-three-face-substantial-jail-terms-1019317.html

Ban lifted, media witness return of U.S. war dead – CTV.ca
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090406/war_dead_090406/20090406?hub=World

Barman tried over fatal tequila – BBC News
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7883752.stm

Bisphenol A found in canned soft drinks – CTV.ca
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090304/bpa_090304/20090304

Boy’s Killing, Labeled a Hate Crime, Stuns a Town – New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/23/us/23oxnard.html?_r=1

CALL FOR ENGINEERS – tanyavlach.wordpress.com
http://tanyavlach.wordpress.com/2008/11/11/call-for-engineers/

Can the government take away my laptop – HowStuffWorks
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/government-take-laptop.htm

Canadian Wireless Companies Sued Over Text Messages – InformationWeek
http://www.informationweek.com/news/mobility/messaging/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=209902879

Chicago cop arrested in teen’s beating – MSNBC.com
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18895426/

Chief faces questions about police station parties – CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2006/11/03/bc-west-van-police.html

Cop Charged For Using Taser Gun On Suspect In Hospital Bed – WESH Orlando
http://www.wesh.com/news/4391109/detail.html

Cop drove drunk, then got promoted – The Province
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=8aa215ec-352e-4469-8c82-82b1abe9f9db

Copyright law could result in police state – critics – CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2008/06/12/tech-copyright.html?ref=rss

Courtney Love’s speech to the Digital Hollywood online entertainment conference – CD Baby
http://cdbaby.net/courtney

death penalty news—–N.Y., VA  – lists.washlaw.edu
From http://lists.washlaw.edu/pipermail/deathpenalty/2007-April/006206.html:
“Recently, in Avon Park, Florida, a 6-year-old girl named Desiree Watson threw a temper tantrum in her kindergarten classroom. The police were called and handcuffed the little girl – around her upper arms because her wrists were too slight – and hauled her down to the county jail, where they took mug shots and booked her. Because Desiree had kicked a teacher (resulting in some redness around the teacher’s shin), the police charged the little girl with a felony. When I worked on juvenile defenses cases in New York City, I saw lots of similar cases, like when a young boy got mad at his teacher and stormed out of the room, bumping into her on the way out. The teacher, claiming assault, called the police and the boy was put in jail. Not insignificantly, Desiree and the boy in this example are both black.”

Driving, Porn Watching A Bad Mix – Goofball.com
https://www.goofball.com/news/INC20040222193604

Dziekanski in ‘combative stance,’ inquiry hears – CTV News
http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20090302/dziekanski_taser_090302/20090302/?hub=BritishColumbiaHome

Energy – Non-Renewable Resources – Oil, Natural Gas, and LPG – Texas Environmental Profiles
http://www.texasep.org/html/nrg/nrg_4non.html

Enron Loophole Archives – enronloophole.org
http://enronloophole.org/enron-loophole/

Ex-Vancouver police chief Jamie Graham found guilty of ‘discreditable conduct’ – Vancouver Sun
http://www2.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=35c94c8e-b6a0-4ee7-b148-ea86ce6fa394

Facebook Membership May Be Forever – FoxNews.com
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,494064,00.html

Facebook Toy Gun Photo Prompts Warrantless Home Search – Prisonplanet.com
http://www.infowars.com/facebook-toy-gun-photo-prompts-warrantless-home-search/

Fallout Continues After Videotaped Police Beating – cbs3.com
http://cbs3.com/local/philadelphia.police.department.2.727600.html

FBI Spied on Coretta Scott King – Drudge Retort
http://www.drudge.com/archive/98079/fbi-spied-coretta-scott-king

FBI wants palm prints, eye scans, tattoo mapping – CNN.com
http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/02/04/fbi.biometrics/index.html

Google Latitude – Is the public ready for mobile tracking – guardian.co.uk
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/pda/2009/feb/05/google-mobilephones

Happy Birthday – FrancesFarmersRevenge.com
http://www.francesfarmersrevenge.com/stuff/archive/birthday.htm

Happy Birthday is owned by Time Warner – Joi Ito’s Web
http://joi.ito.com/weblog/2005/03/02/happy-birthday-5.html

Happy Birthday Screw You – boycott-riaa.com
http://www.boycott-riaa.com/article/15999

How Record Companies Make Money – music-business-producer.com
http://www.music-business-producer.com/record-companies-money.html

IMF poised to print billions of dollars in ‘global quantitative easing’ – telegraph.co.uk
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/recession/4986287/IMF-poised-to-print-billions-of-dollars-in-global-quantitative-easing.html

Inside Coretta Scott King’s FBI File – NPR
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=14097435&ft=1&f=11

Inside the FBI’s secret files on Coretta Scott King – KHOU.com
http://www.khou.com/topstories/stories/khou070830_ac_scottkingfiles.85e64faa.html

Is marijuana illegal in Amsterdam – Yahoo! Answers
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20061020222750AAYwqCS

Is Oil A Renewable Resource – BipolarNation.com
http://www.bipolarnation.com/2009/03/18/is-oil-a-renewable-resource/

IS OIL A RENEWABLE RESOURCE – Google Answers
http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview/id/148735.html

Jamie Graham – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamie_Graham

Jury Returns Mixed Decision In Officer’s Taser Trial – WESH Orlando
http://www.wesh.com/news/8534393/detail.html

Kid Rock Lashes Out Against iTunes, Endorses Illegal Downloading – Rolling Stone
http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2008/06/18/kid-rock-lashes-out-against-itunes-endorses-illegal-downloading/

Lawrence King Hub – (Gay Lawrence King) – Towleroad.com
http://www.towleroad.com/lawrence_king/index.html

Making Money with Music – Tour or Go Hungry – SPIEGEL ONLINE
http://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/0,1518,438554,00.html

McCain Defends ‘Enron Loophole’:
http://www.baltimorechronicle.com/2008/051908Leopold.shtml

Aaron Hickey killed Tammy Murray with three steak knives on September 19th, 2007. He was drunk, high on crack cocaine and prescription drugs. Tammy Murray had operated an escort service from her sixth floor apartment near Metrotown and was known to use street and prescription drugs and alcohol. Hickey was sentenced to 8 years for killing Murray. Since he had already served three years since the killing while awaiting sentencing, he will (according to the Tuesday, February 24th edition of ‘The Province’) spend five more years in prison.
However, kidnapping someone will get you 8-13 years!
McMynn kidnappers sentenced to 8-13 years – CTV.ca
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090224/BC_mcmynn_kidnapping_sentencing_090224?hub=MSNHome

Microsoft’s TV Ads That Watch You – Multichannel.com
http://www.multichannel.com/blog/BIT_RATE/6720-Microsoft_s_TV_Ads_That_Watch_You.php

Monsanto challenges God’s patent’s – ViveLeCanada
http://www.vivelecanada.ca/article/180720700-monsanto-challenges-gods-patents

Most Wanted – Globalexchange.com
http://www.globalexchange.org/getInvolved/corporateHRviolators.html

Mounties rack up costly lawsuits – Canoe.ca
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2009/04/14/9106371-sun.html

New police chief may be Vancouver’s old chief – Victoria Times Colonist
http://www2.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=c5e78db2-22fe-4718-bf06-e1ba270456d7

Officer who drove drunk still a good cop – police department – CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2006/11/02/bc-police-drunk-driving.html

Officials – Race had no role in Philly police beating – CNN.com
http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/05/08/police.beating/index.html

Oxnard teen shot on campus removed from life support – Los Angeles Times
http://articles.latimes.com/2008/feb/16/local/me-oxnard16

Philadelphia police beating restrained suspects – nostate.com
http://www.nostate.com/22/philadelphia-police-beating-restrained-suspects-video/

Philly Police Beating Caught on TV Video – ABC News
http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/wireStory?id=4801701

Police Crashes – bcrevolution.ca
http://www.bcrevolution.ca/police_crashes.htm

Saudi judge sentences pregnant gang-rape victim to 100 lashes for committing adultery – Mail Online
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1141267/Saudi-judge-sentences-pregnant-gang-rape-victim-100-lashes-committing-adultery.html

Seven-year-old Muslim boy stopped in US three times on suspicion of being a terrorist – thisislondon.co.uk
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23409033-details/Seven-year-old+Muslim+boy+stopped+in+US+three+times+on+suspicion+of+being+a+terrorist/article.do

Since You Asked – Bisphenol A – niehs.nih.gov
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/media/questions/sya-bpa.cfm

Smoking ban threatens famed marijuana cafes – HeraldNet
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20080629/NEWS02/72149681

Stanley Park killer to get early release – CTV News
http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20090131/BC_webster_gay_park_release_090131/20090201?hub=BritishColumbiaHome

Sustainable oil – WorldNetDaily
http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=38645

The Cuban Five exposes U.S. hypocrisy of the War on Terror – The Canadian National Newspaper
http://www.agoracosmopolitan.com/home/Frontpage/2007/09/24/01814.html

The Enron Loophole – Seeking Alpha
http://seekingalpha.com/article/81243-the-enron-loophole

The hoax of “enriched wheat flour” – Totalhealthbreakthroughs.com
http://www.totalhealthbreakthroughs.com/2007/08/the-hoax-of-enriched-wheat-flour/

THE MEDIA BUSINESS – Sound of a $25 Million Deal ‘Happy Birthday’ to Warner – The New York Times
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=940DE6DC1038F933A15751C1A96E948260&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

The Real Reason Behind The switch from Analog to Digital – The Truth & The Light Ministries
http://thetruthandlight.wordpress.com/2008/11/08/the-real-reason-behind-the-switch-from-analog-to-digital/

Ticketmaster under fire:
http://www.vancouversun.com/Business/Scalping+season+Ticketmaster+under+fire/1298611/story.html
“touring has become the main revenue stream for artists”…What? What about the music industry charging $15-25 for a CD? Didn’t they once say that the majority of that money is to benefit THE ARTIST? When you see t-shirts being sold at concerts, that’s merchandise being sold for money that goes towards the artist. Record labels (and the rest of the music industry) don’t pay artists and musicians very well. Ask Kid Rock.
Comment by Stratos on February 17, 2009 – 9:23 PM “ A large percentage of the tickets in the secondary market come from sports (hockey etc) season ticket holders who are allowed to buy up to 8 concert tickets before they go on sale to the public, even if they only hold one season ticket. This leaves precious few to go on sale to the general public. They will often keep a couple for themselves and sell the rest back to TicketsNow (TicketBastard) at a profit. Pressure your local arena to change their policy to 1 concert ticket if you only hold 1 season ticket. There’s more of us than there is of them. Also, TicketsNow has been prevented from operating in Manitoba because it breaks local anti-scalping laws, but no such laws exist in BC. There is a provincial election in BC May 12th. Encourage candidates to make this an election issue. A lot of peeved off concert goers can become a lot of votes either for or against any candidate, and/or political party.”

Updated – Two Teenagers Found at Fort Lewis, One Dead – Timothy Bennitt Charged With Manslaughter – Shadowscope.com
http://www.shadowscope.com/archives/2009/03/two_teenagers_found_at_fort_lewis_one_dead.php

Vancouver police chief apologizes for prank – CTV.ca
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20060727/vancouver_police_060727/20060727?hub=TopStories&s_name=

Vancouver police chief stepping down in August – CTV.ca
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070222/graham_steppingdown_070222/20070222?hub=Canada

Wal-Mart worker dies in Black Friday trampling – Sympatico.com
http://finance.sympatico.msn.ca/investing/insight/article.aspx?cp-documentid=14539064

When Is Downloading Music on the Internet Illegal – webopedia.com
http://www.webopedia.com/DidYouKnow/Internet/2004/music_downloading.asp

Who Owns the Song Happy Birthday – wisegeek.com
http://www.wisegeek.com/who-owns-the-song-happy-birthday.htm

Why Napster is illegal – rockcitynews.com
http://www.rockcitynews.com/pages/napster/illegalcopyright.html

Willie’s story – Salon.com
http://dir.salon.com/news/feature/2005/05/12/priscilla_owen

Woman wants to replace her glass eye with a webcam:
http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/11/17/woman-wants-to-replace-her-glass-eye-with-a-webcam/

Freed man held 7 years, last 4 at Gitmo
London – A British resident who spent seven years in U.S. captivity and allegedly was tortured under questioning became the first prisoner to be released from Guantanamo Bay by the Obama administration.
Binyam Mohamed, 30, returned to Britain yesterday and resumed life as a free man after what he described as an ordeal he had never dreamed of in his “darkest nightmares”, one in which he was “abducted, hauled from one country to the next and tortured in medieval ways – all orchestrated by the United States government”.
His case has been a lightning rod for criticism of the detention center at Guantanamo, and the allegedly brutal treatment meted out.
Mohamed spent four years in Gitmo after initially being picked up in Pakistan in 2002 and interrogated in Morocco. U.S. authorities accused him of training in al-Qaida camps and plotting with others to set off a “dirty bomb” in the U.S. All charges have been dropped.                                                                                      -Los Angeles Times
A close relation to this story is the documentary called “The prisoner or, How I planned to kill Tony Blair”. Part 1 of 8 here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWn0aBrMv24

Chad Kroeger, lead singer of Nickelback (real name Chad Turton) is giving up his appeal against a drunk driving conviction. Surrey police say that his red Lamborghini was speeding through a ‘suburban area’ at more than 160 km/h (this is “estimated”; what, they don’t have radar guns in Surrey?). When asked for his driver’s license, Chad handed over a Visa card. Either he was joking, it was a subtle bribe, or yes, he was drunk. Chad and his lawyer were going to appeal on the grounds that it was illegal for the arresting Mountie to ask Chad to “blow on his face” based on the assumption that he had been drinking. Truly weird. Apparently Surrey RCMP don’t have breathalyzers either. (Portions from the February 6-8, 2009 edition of the Metro newspaper helped to provide the “facts” that you read here.)

Reprinted in full from the same newspaper:
“Robert Pickton’s siblings are suing the RCMP for allegedly leaving the family’s Port Coquitlam pig farm in disarray after the lengthy murder investigation. The suit claims that police have not compensated the family for damage to buildings, vehicles, equipment and landscaping on the property.”

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