Friday, June 07, 2013

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Obituary: It was life without parole for San Quentin death row inmate Richard "Night Stalker" Ramirez, as he has died of natural causes at the age of 53.

In most of the cases, Ramirez entered homes in the early morning hours through open windows or doors.

Some of the victims were found strangled, others had their throats slashed, but most had been fatally shot.

Spray-painted pentagrams -- a distinctive Satanist symbol -- were also found on the walls of the some of victims' homes.
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This Republican has more sense on Social Security than that faker in the White House:

Fitzpatrick's constituent forwarded the letter to Rep. Alan Grayson as part of the Florida Democrat's "citizen whip" project. Grayson's office provided the letter to HuffPost.

As outlined in H.R. 456, creating a consumer price index for elderly consumers would change how the Social Security Administration calculates the annual COLA by taking into account how consumption habits change with age. Today, the agency uses the consumer price index for urban wage earners and clerical workers to determine the amount received by Social Security beneficiaries.

Fitzpatrick was one of just seven GOP representatives to co-sponsor H.R. 456. The other Republicans who got behind the bill were then-Rep. Timothy Johnson (Ill.) and current Reps. Walter Jones Jr. (N.C.), David McKinley (W.Va.), Pat Meehan (Pa.), Mike Rogers (Ala.) and Don Young (Alaska). In his letter, Fitzpatrick also underscored his commitment to supporting similar legislation in this Congress.
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Obamacare promises to make a bad situation even worse. I predict many companies will scrap health insurance coverage for employees as a result.
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Obama proves he could out-Nixon Richard Nixon:

The Obama administration is engaged in a secret and illegal dragnet to accumulate detailed phone records of tens and perhaps hundreds of millions of US residents in a program organized by the National Security Agency (NSA).

On Wednesday, the British Guardian newspaper published a secret court order, issued by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, instructing a branch of the telecommunications giant Verizon to turn over, on an ongoing and daily basis, all “metadata” relating to the calls of all of its customers. Verizon has some 121 million customers, and the branch specifically targeted—Verizon Business Services—has 10 million lines.

The metadata of phone calls includes the phone numbers of the caller and the recipient, location data (such as the nearest cell phone tower or GPS data), and the time and duration of the call. This information would allow the government to construct a detailed picture of the social, professional and political connections and gain insight into the daily activities of everyone whose phone number was covered by the order.

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