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businessinsider.com

July 21, 2014

The finer points of sending work emails without being annoying.

In the two decades since email began saturating most American workplaces, most people have come to agree on some basic etiquette rules, such as don't reply-all when you don't need to and avoid using all caps unless you're screaming at someone. But there are finer points of email etiquette that aren't as universally acknowledged but can make you a far more effective emailer. Here are five lesser-known email etiquette breaches that you might still make.

photographyisnotacrime.com

by Carlos Miller

July 21, 2014

A Texas man was handcuffed and detained for taking pictures of a police department from a public sidewalk.

The man, who goes by The Battousai on Youtube said he was doing a First Amendment test to see how the Round Rock Police Department would respond to his Constitutionally protected activity of taking pictures from a public sidewalk. They ended up interpreting it as "suspicious activity." But then again, we're living in an age where practically all Constitutionally protected activity is considered suspicious activity.

washingtonsblog.com

by Collecting Knowledge - Routine

July 21, 2014

It is well-documented that governments use information to blackmail and control people.

Section 11 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885 made gross indecency a crime in the United Kingdom, which included male gay sex. The Amendment was so frequently used to blackmail gay Brits that it was dubbed the "Blackmailer's Charter". There is widespread speculation that Pope Benedict resigned because of sexual blackmail. And the American government has a long history of blackmailing people - including high-level officials- with knowledge of their sexual peccadilloes.

RT

July 20, 2014

Hackers broke into the Wall Street Journal's Facebook page to claim that Air Force One possibly crashed over the Russian airspace rattling users' nerves.

While the world is still recovering from the shock of the Malaysia Airlines plane crash, a message on WSJ's Facebook page posted on Sunday morning came as yet even a worse stress for a few readers. The fake "breaking news" report suggested that the American president's plane went down in Russia.

jpfo.org

by Susan Callaway

July 19, 2014

I'm sure a lot of people would consider that a harsh thing to say, but if you'll stay with me a bit you should easily see that it is the only real answer to the whole "politically correct" thing sweeping this country and, incidentally, the world.

"You made me mad. You didn't make me happy. I'm offended." You can probably add a hundred more such phrases people use to control what you do, say and even what you believe. That's exactly what happens when a few people can choose any word or object, assign a specific (often NEW and ugly) meaning to it, and then demand that nobody use that word or object because it "makes them feel"... whatever. Let's look first at the premise that someone can actually "make" another person FEEL anything. How does that work, exactly? Vulcan mind meld? Is it not a fact that each person simply REACTS to outside stimulus, and the perception of sad, mad, happy, etc. is actually their own response?

kpho.com

by Lindsey Reiser

July 19, 2014

A company that brags about sending out more than 1 million speeding tickets a month has just been slapped with a lawsuit. Redflex, based right here in Phoenix, is accused of bribing public officials in exchange for city contracts.

They're no strangers to opening up their checkbooks right here in the Valley. Over the last few years, this company has spent $10,000 in the political arena here. Over the past 11 years, Redflex Traffic Systems has thrown $225,000 at 60 different committees, candidates, and initiatives nationwide, according to followthemoney.org. In Arizona, $6,250 went to Arizona Republican House Victory in 2010 and 2012. $2,500 went to Building Arizona's Future, a Democratic committee, in 2012. And $1,250 went to the Republican Senate Victory Committee in 2010.

youtube.com

by Rt America

July 18, 2014

Sacramento sheriff's deputies have been playing NSA. They tool around town with suitcase-sized StingRay surveillance devices in their squad cars, scooping up cellphone data from whomever happens to be within a one-mile radius.

The deputies have reportedly been doing their shady business without warrants, and dozens of law enforcement agencies nationwide may be doing likewise. But hey, what's the big deal? After all, the feds say it's OK. Not only that, but federal agents have even been telling local officers to keep their StingRay shenanigans hush hush. If a judge asks, the feds advise locals to say they obtained evidence, not from a StingRay, but from a "confidential source."

reason.com

July 18, 2014

In an extensive new interview with The Guardian, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden emphasized the need for "lawyers, journalists, doctors, accountants, priests," and others with a duty to protect confidentiality to ditch unencrypted communication.

He also confirmed what many people have joked about since the NSA's surveillance was first revealed: Yes, agents are totally looking at and passing around your "sexually compromising" photos. According to Snowden, looking at O.P.P. is a "routine" part of NSA life, and one that's considered "a fringe benefit of a surveillance position."

reason.com

by J.D. Tuccille

July 18, 2014

Why should law enforcement agencies do their own footwork when they can simply threaten others into doing it for them? Specifically, why should the United States government trouble itself with enforcing its silly rules against you.

According to a press release from the United States Attorney's Office from the Northern District of California, FedEx is delivering drugs. That's probably not a shocker, considering the number of sealed packages the company moves. But just how nefarious is this drug business?

reason.com

by Robby Soave

July 18, 2014

Washington, D.C. is home to many government buildings that are as ugly on the outside as they are the inside.

BuzzFeed's Benny Johnson biked around town earlier this week snapping photos of a few of the most hideous examples, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters, the U.S. Post Office Building, and the Department of Health and Human Services. Today, in a follow-up article, Johnson explained that taking the photos was no easy task-cops actually attempted to thwart him at every turn. Even though representatives for the various departments confirmed to Johnson by phone that it was perfectly fine to take pictures of the buildings, law enforcement agents contradicted that directive over and over again.

      
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