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 New York Police Will Scan Pedestrians for Concealed Weapons



Via: CBS News:


The NYPD is stepping up their war against illegal guns, with a new tool that could detect weapons on someone as they walk down the street.


But is it violating your right to privacy?


Police, along with the U.S. Department of Defense, are researching new technology in a scanner placed on police vehicles that can detect concealed weapons.


“You could use it at a specific event. You could use it at a shooting-prone location,” NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly told CBS 2?s Hazel Sanchez on Tuesday.


It’s called Terahertz Imaging Detection. It measures the energy radiating from a body up to 16 feet away, and can detect anything blocking it, like a gun.

Le Roy teens talk on 'Today' show about Tourette's-like symptoms



TSA to Test Airport Scanner Operators for Radiation Exposure



Via: Los Angeles Times:


After years of rebuffing health concerns over airport scanners, the Transportation Security Administration plans to conduct new tests on the potential radiation exposure from the machines at more than 100 airports nationwide.


But the TSA does not plan to retest the machines or passengers. Instead, the agency plans to test its airport security officers to see if they are being exposed to dangerous levels of radiation while working with the scanners.


News of the test leaked out after the TSA issued a request last month to government vendors to provide wearable, personal dosimeters, devices that measure exposure to radiation.


It's Really, Really Getting Crazy: Italians Banned from Cash Transactions of More than 1,000 Euros


Bloomberg report ed last week:
Prime Minister Mario Monti, in office just over a month, wants landlords, plumbers, electricians and small businesses to stop conducting large transactions in cash, which critics say helps them evade taxes. The government on Dec. 4 reduced the maximum allowed cash payment to 1,000 euros from 2,500 euros.

Children in Leroy NY Contract Mysterious Illness, Federal Government Preventing Disclosure of Disease

Late last year, 12 girls in New York were hit with strange symptoms that included spasms, and tics. Some children were so bad, and for so long, that they had to be pulled out of school and tutored at home. One who couldn’t return to school had seizures.

Parents have been demanding answers since late 2011.

An investigation was launched into why these children — all girls who attend the same school, Le Roy, in New York — have come down with this mysterious illness.

Visits to psychologists, medical doctors, MRIs, and more, have been conducted over the past months. Nothing has been revealed.

The story took an unsettling turn this week when a government health official told parents not to worry, that they know what’s been making the children suffer these symptoms; but that the government will not permit the disclosure of details, not even to the parents.

Tea partiers find it hard to make up minds in Houston

Ron Paul swamps the opposition in Texas "straw poll", gets one mention at end of article

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