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Submission + - 'So This is America': Veteran Ray McGovern Bloodie (commondreams.org) 1

corbettw writes: "As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave her speech at George Washington University yesterday condemning governments that arrest protestors and do not allow free expression, 71-year-old Ray McGovern was grabbed from the audience in plain view of her by police and an unidentified official in plain clothes, brutalized and left bleeding in jail. She never paused speaking. When Secretary Clinton began her speech, Mr. McGovern remained standing silently in the audience and turned his back. Mr. McGovern, a veteran Army officer who also worked as a C.I.A. analyst for 27 years, was wearing a Veterans for Peace t-shirt."

Submission + - Ideas for extra income?

An anonymous reader writes: I'm trying to come up with ways to earn some extra money; not just for the holidays, though something that's quick enough to help there would be gravy. I've been a sysadmin and programmer for over 15 years, and while I've tried freelancing in the past it really doesn't pay as well as some people may think. I'm hoping the group mind of Slashdot might come up with an out-of-the-box idea I hadn't thought of before. So, any ideas how to make more cash that doesn't require quitting my day job?

Submission + - With Chip Implanted In Retina, Blind Finnish Man C (popsci.com)

corbettw writes: "Popular Science has an article about a blind Finnish man who can now see and recognize letters, clocks, and other objects using a chip implanted behind his retina. The man is reported to have said he "can't wait to submit [his] application to Starfleet's Engineering program.""

Submission + - DHS Requires Your Travel Plans 72 Hours in Advance (aa.com) 9

corbettw writes: "I haven't seen this anywhere yet. I got an email from American Airlines detailing a new requirement imposed on them by the Department of Homeland Security. Starting November 1, all passengers in the US will have to submit their personal information (including full name, date of birth, and gender) to DHS, through their airline or travel agent, at least 72 hours in advance. This means you can no longer fly anywhere in the US with less than three-days notice. Did your mother have a stroke and you have to rush to be by her side? Too bad. What about that client two states over who needs some facetime or else they'll bolt to your competitor? Kiss them good-bye. Or do you just want to go to Vegas and have a wild weekend on the spur of the moment? Well, maybe next weekend, instead. Don't you feel so much safer now?"

Submission + - Deposit the "Wrong" Amount of Cash in Your Bank, G (reason.com)

corbettw writes: "Reason has a story up about a North Carolina convicted and sentenced to 30 years in prison for depositing money into his bank account. Not ill-gotten gains, just money he received from clients and dutifully reported to the IRS and paid taxes on. But because he deposited it in chunks less than $10,000, he's going to prison for the rest of his life."

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