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US putting fake cell towers in planes to spy on people, report says

The U.S. Department of Justice is putting devices that emulate cellphone towers in Cessna aircraft and flying them around the country to track the locations of cellphones, a practice that targets criminal suspects but may also affect thousands of U.S. citizens, according to a news report Thursday.The program is run by the DOJ’s U.S. Marshals Service and has been in operation since at least 2007, according to the report in the Wall Street Journal, which cited two unnamed sources. The aircraft are flown out of at least five metropolitan-area airports and can cover most of the U.S. population, it said.
Cellphones are programmed to connect to whichever nearby cell tower has the strongest signal. The fake cell towers trick phones into thinking they have the strongest signal, then read the devices’ unique registration numbers when they connect, the Journal report says.
The goal is to locate cellphones linked to people under investigation for crimes like selling drugs, but in the process the program collects data about people not suspected of any crime, the report says. The fake cell towers determine which phones belong to criminal suspects and “let go” of those that aren’t.
The Journal quoted a representative of the American Civil Liberties Union who called it an inexcusable “dragnet surveillance program.”
A DOJ official wouldn’t confirm or deny the program but said Justice Department agencies “comply with federal law, including by seeking court approval,” the Journal said. Continue reading

Break out the bourbon and boost your memory

 Once you hit your Golden Years, people half your age start treating you like a baby -- not just giving you advice, but flat-out ordering you around as if they know better than you.

 Eat this, don't touch that, stop smoking, don't forget to take your pills -- and whatever you do, don't you dare take a sip of booze.

 Well, I'm here to tell you that all these know-it-alls don't know SQUAT, because just about all their irritating, infantilizing and downright infuriating advice not only sucks all the pleasure out of life... it's also FLAT-OUT WRONG!

 Listen to these busybodies and give up your nightly glass of Scotch, for example, and it won't be long before you're dribbling in your peas and trying to remember your name -- because a little booze is just about one of the best ways to preserve your brain cells.

 If you've been reading the Daily Dose, you've heard me say that before.

 But today, a brand-new study confirms everything I've told you and then some --proving again that a steady-but-moderate booze habit will protect and even ENHANCE your memory.

 That's right. Sloppy drunkards may "drink to forget." But if you keep it to one or two a night, you'll actually be drinking to remember. And if you don't keep lubricating your brain with liquor, it just might dry up and shrink right inside your skull.

 I know I tend to use some colorful language, but I actually mean that in a very real sense. While all our brains shrink a little with age, the new study finds that teetotaler brains shrivel like grapes left out in the sun.

 Specifically, the hippocampus shrinks -- and if you know anything about that part of the brain, you'll know it's about as important to your memory as Ozzie was to Harriet.

 This isn't just a difference that can be measured inside the skull. It's a difference that can be seen out in the real world -- because in the study of 660 seniors, the moderate drinkers trounced the teetotalers on memory tests, especially tests of episodic memory.

 That's your ability to remember what matters most -- such as where you've been and what you've done.

 So tonight, feel free to pick your poison. Scotch, bourbon, beer, wine, gin -- you name it, it's good for you. Good for your brain... good for your heart... and darned good when it goes down the gullet. I'm not done with drinking just yet. Keep reading for the latest another beverage they're telling you to avoid.

William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.

Video: 2nd Grader's Homework Teaches 'The Government GIVES Us Rights'

Apparently according to a homework sheet being given to our 2nd graders in this country about how to be good citizens, the government *gives* us our rights. Did you know that?

Video: 43 Protesters Murdered by Mexican Government Goons

Mexico protestors set fire to Mexico's ceremonial presidential palace this weekend after the country's government said the 43 student protestors missing since September were probably massacred. The attorney general said that the students, who were kidnapped six weeks ago, were likely murdered and incinerated by criminals working with corrupt police. One group broke away from the otherwise peaceful protest to torch the door of the palace in Mexico City on Saturday night.