Great Scott! Florida Governor Vetoes Funding For 'big Brother' Program
By Ben Wolford, Sun Sentinel
May 20, 2013
Florida taxpayers won't be paying for a controversial $3.2 million plan to stem violence in Palm Beach County.
Gov. Rick Scott vetoed $1 million from the state budget that was part of funding for the county's "Violence Prevention Program," designed to encourage communities to report suspicious behavior. Now the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says it will "re-evaluate the feasibility of going forward."
Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman and Robert L. Livingston were selected by the Continental Congress to draft the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson did the actual writing of the document, with little change from the original draft from both the Committee and the full Continental Congress.
Several exonerated men whose innocence of murder was proven years after they were sentenced to death are imploring Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) not to sign a Florida bill that would set automatic timelines for imposing the death penalty, and likely would have resulted in the execution of these and other innocent people.
The bill, known as the “Timely Justice Act,” was passed last month amid legislator sentiments that “timely justice” is more important than “guilt or innocence,” with one legislator saying, “Only God can judge. But we can sure set up the meeting.”
Sheriffs in 13 Northeast Florida counties announced an online system Thursday for residents to report suspicious activity they think may be terrorism-related.
Individuals can make reports online to any one of the counties from Nassau to Alachua that are part of the iWATCH program.
The site provides examples of red flags to watch for, such as people with an unusual interest in building plans or who are purchasing materials useful in bomb making. Important places to watch include hobby stores and dive shops.
I Am Willing to Give Up some Perceived Notion of National Security for Retention of My Constitutional RightsSubmitted by Michaelwiseguy on Thu, 05/16/2013 - 23:37
I comprehend the Arabic/English translation of the words "Al-Qaeda". Every time those words are spoken, I hear in my head, "The Base".
I'm sure the Arabic speaking people hear the same thing I do and laugh their asses off every time they hear those Arabic words too.
"The Base" doesn't own a single fighter jet or even an F-ing row boat.
The City of Holmes Beach, Florida is ordering the demolition the fruits of a six month tree house project.
Interesting thing is the city would have allowed a tree "hut"; it seems anything in between barebones hut or permit-plastered palazzo is forbidden.
Know Your Rights! Florida v. J.L.: SCOTUS Unanimously ruled that Anonymous Tips & Suspicion are NOT Enough for "Probable Cause!"Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Wed, 05/15/2013 - 13:50
A police officer may not legally stop and frisk anyone based solely on an anonymous tip that simply described that person's location and appearance without information as to any illegal conduct that the person might be planning.
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I've been having painful heart problems and Angina pain in the past couple of months. I'm managing the condition with blood pressure pills and Nitroglycerin. Heart disease runs in my family and many on my fathers side have died before age 62.
I'm 52, not married and have no children. I have three brothers but are not fond of them for various reasons. More of the problem, not the solution. The Ron Paul Crew are my special family.
I have decided on this day of May 13, 2013 should I drop dead of a heart attack or other reason, I leave my entire Estate to the Ron Paul Liberty Movement.
HB-1355 has passed the Florida State Senate and is on the Governor Rick Scott's desk for approval.
Not only will this bill assure more law-abiding Floridians lose their right to keep and bear arms WITHOUT DUE PROCESS, even mental health experts are warning of its' dangers.
"It is singling out people who have mental illness and are seeking out treatment voluntarily," exclaimed the CEO of the Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County, "My fear is that people who need help aren't going to seek it out, cause nobody wants to be on a database."
Im a little confused here.... we haven't started campaigning for Rand 2016 yet on the streets? why not?
we have to understand, the RNC is going to be a police state, the RNC will pick their own nominee, Rubio, and impose him on our state delegates in the local process, and then veto us from attending the RNC.
THIS MEANS WE HAVE TO SHOW THE USA RIGHT NOW WHO WE WANT... WE HAVE TO MAKE IT AN OBVIOUS ASSERTION THAT RAND HAS THE REPUBLICAN SLOT FOR THE WHITE HOUSE BID IN 2016.
Good News Update: Homer Hickam — the writer and former NASA engineer whose memoir is the basis of the movie October Sky — started a Crowdtilt campaign to send Wilmot and her twin sister Kayla to the Advanced Space Academy program at the U.S. Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala.. The cost of space camp can run upwards of $1200. Hickam paid for Kiera Wilmot to go and the Crowdtilt campaign raised the other $1200 for her sister, plus extra money for their travel expenses. The campaign hit its $2500 goal in just two days and is now up to $2920.
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Palm Beach County sheriff gets $1 million for violence prevention unit amid questions about civil liberties, care for mentally ill
The ideological war over marijuana just took a misguided turn in Florida. FL HB 49 was passed on Friday by a 31 to 2 vote in the state senate. This ridiculous bill would ban:
"Metal, wooden, acrylic, glass, stone, plastic, or
ceramic smoking pipes, with or without screens, permanent
screens, or punctured metal bowls. Water pipes, Carburetion tubes and devices, Chamber pipes, Carburetor pipes, Electric pipes, Air-driven pipes, Chillums, Bongs, Ice pipes or chillers."
So after leaving my corporate job I have been working to become closer to the things I enjoy in life. I now work for myself, helping to run an organic gourmet mushroom farm (sublicious farms). I also help run a community music venue in Oakland Park Florida called "Unity 88" where we help promote and cultivate local musicians. We are trying to promote decentralization on all fronts, from agriculture, to music and everything in between.