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Comment: Re:The Dangers of the World (Score 1) 784

by old7 (#48831665) Attached to: Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

The most reliable research available indicates that there are only 100-130 cases of stranger abductions a year in the United States. The F.B.I. handled 93 cases of stranger abductions cases in 2001. That figure is actually a decrease from years past, especially during the 1980s when the average per year hovered around 200 incidents a year.

Comment: Re:Heya politicians, judges and media moguls... (Score 1) 405

by old7 (#34509158) Attached to: US Trials Off Track Over Juror Internet Misconduct
There are only 12 states (Alabama, Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming) where Felons may permanently lose the right to vote. I say may, because some of these 12 states have provisions where some Felons may apply for restoration of their voting rights. Further some only permanently restrict voting rights based the type of felony. For more information look here:

New Hungarian Government OMGs All Gov Sites 59

Posted by samzenpus
from the they-forgot-the-ponies dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The new Hungarian government chose to replace the home pages with a 'disclaimer' page on several governmental websites such as ministries or the Foreign Office. The title and the main message is 'OMG,' which is followed by an explanation that the inherited websites 'lack any kind of uniform structure' and this is 'unworthy of Hungary.' Today is the takeover day in most ministries for the new administration."

No amount of careful planning will ever replace dumb luck.