Must Read- June 6, 2013: Verizon Data Mining, Giving Meters, Free "Gas"
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Specially decorated retired parking meters have been put up randomly downtown for people to put money in. This money will be donated to social services.
- "Giving Meters" go up in downtown Springfield to help homeless, curtail homeless. (KY3)
- Efforts to improve Park Central Square will include a new panhandling law. (News-Leader)
Other cities are doing the same thing. Here are some of their results.
- Atlanta's homeless meters not fairing well. (Atlanta CL)
- Home homeless meters fare elsewhere. (SF Gate)
- Giving meters gross $10 a week for homeless youth. (The Daily)
We are learning that the Taco Bell taco-licker was using the taco shells as part of a training competition. The employee got fired for putting the picture on the internet.
- Taco Bell taco licker to get the axe. (USA Today)
Springfield has installed a new free charging station for electric cars. This charging station is being paid for by the environmental resources center.
- Free charging station draws electric cars to Springfield. (Ozarks First)
Verizon, buy court order under the Patriot Act, has been required to daily turn over information on American citizens to the National Security Agency (NSA).
- NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily. (The Guardian)
- US is secretly collecting records of Verizon calls. (New York Times)
There are so many government appointees that are not elected that they are becoming their own branch of government.
- Rise of the fourth branch of the government. (The Washington Post)
A man runs over a small kid to try to catch a ball.
Author of the Week:
- America 3.0: Rebooting American Prosperity in the 21st Century- Why America's Greatest Days Are Yet to Come
- ABC Books on North Glenstone
A federal judge has ordered Kathleen Sebelius, Health and Human Services Secretary, to allow a 10-year-old to be put on a list for a lung transplant.
Mike Morgan, an OK television weatherman, is being criticized for telling people if they are in the path of the tornado to leave their house.
- Oklahoma TV weatherman vilified for tornado advice. (Chicago Tribune)
- OK weatherman Mike Morgan vilified for advice. (Reuters)
Cattle Baron's Ball:
August 17th is the American Cancer Society's 5th annual Cattle Baron's Ball.