Feb 23

New York Bill Proposes Mandatory Wearable ID Tags for all Residents and Visitors

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NEW YORK  – This week seems to be the time for overzealous New York State lawmakers to stun the country with bizarre legislative proposals.

Earlier this week  Wired’s Threat Level blog reported that bill (S06779) going through both state chambers calls for the administrators of New York-based websites to “remove any comments posted on his or her website by an anonymous poster unless such anonymous poster agrees to attach his or her name to the post.”

Today, bill (S06784) was proposed to require wearable identification tags for all New York State residents and visitors.

If this proposed legislation becomes law, every New York State resident would be issued a 4-inch by 3-inch identification tag similar to a state driver’s license.  This is approximately twice the size of a standard license.  Before visiting New York state, people would be required to have a picture taken and request a visitor identification tag, in a process similar to getting a passport.

The identification badge would contain the wearer’s name, address and picture visible on the front, and emergency medical information on the back.  It would also contain an embedded antenna readable RFID chip similar to an E-ZPass card currently used to pay tolls.

The embedded RFID chip would allow law enforcement to “scan” a particular area and collect information about people currently in a location or check logs to see which people were previously there.

According to the legislation, “the identification tag would be required to be worn in a visible location while a resident or visitor was in public.”

During the initial phase in period, violators not wearing the tags would be subject to a $100 fine.  After this period, the penalty may increase to as much as a $500 fine and 30 days in jail.

If the legislation is approved, the new requirement could be implemented as early as February 2013.

Feb 20

“Zombie Attack” Count Hits 15 After Face Eating in Louisiana

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Another incident of human flesh-eating brings the count up to 15 over the last three weeks. Carl Jacquneaux a 43-year-old Louisiana man was arrested for biting off part of another man’s face during an attack on Wednesday according to the Lafayette Parish assistant police chief Kert Thomas.

Carl Jacquneaux (Credit: Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office)

Todd Credeur was working in his front yard when Jacquneaux appeared and attacked him, chewing off some of his face.  “During the attack, the suspect bit a chunk of the victim’s face,” said Thomas.

Officials continue to be concerned about the epidemic of “zombie behavior” but deny rumors that these instances might be related, or that there could be a virus responsible for the rash of cases.

Paul Standford of the Federal Emergency Task Force warned that there is a hoax email that is circulating on the internet that reads:

 

I have been hearing about a so called virus known as LQP-79 that started in miami [sic] with a homeless man. its supposedly a virus that causes brain deterioration and led the man to become canabalistic [sic]. It is also said to be highly contagious leading people to believe it will cause some kind of zombie apocalypse.

 

Standford stated that people should be advised that this email is false and urged, “if you receive the email you should delete it without forwarding it to anyone else.”  According to Standford there is no LQP-79 virus.

Another high profile attack involved a student in Maryland who allegedly admitted to eating his roommate’s brain and heart and stashing the rest of the remains in a dumpster behind a church in Joppatowne.

Alexander Kinyua, a 21-year-old Morgan State University student, told detectives that he had killed Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, who was reported missing Friday, May 25th, and then eaten his heart and portions of his brain. Agyei-Kodie’s severed head and hands were found in the men’s Harford County home.

The first reported attack in this macabre wave occurred in Miami, Fla on May 23rd, when a naked 31-year-old Rudy Eugene stripped a homeless man, Ronald Poppo, 65, and then tore at and ate Poppo’s face for almost 20 minutes while traffic drove by on the busy MacArthur Causeway.

Eugene was shot and killed by Miami Police officer Jose Rivera, while he was still devouring Poppo.

In addition to this most recent attack of Todd Credeur in Louisiana,  there has also been 1 attack in Maryland, 4 in New York, 2 in Georgia, 1 in South Carolina, 2 in North Carolina, 1 in Tennessee, 1 in Virginia and 2 in Florida within the last 3 weeks.

Though the 15 cases do not appear to be related officials continue to investigate to see if there may be a pattern.

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June 2, 2012: 9th “Zombie Attack” in Under 2 Weeks Has Officials Worried

June 22, 2012: “Zombie Attack” Count Reaches 34 After Arm Biting in Florida

Nov 21

Using the Internet to Get Revenge

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Angry at your boss, coworker, ex, roommate or anyone else?  Now the internet offers a variety of ways to settle the score.  This article looks at a few websites that help you to get sweet revenge against someone who has wronged you.

Skewnews.com does not endorse any of these websites and you should use common sense before indulging in your desire for justice.

At www.getrevenge.com readers can see stories about how others have gotten revenge and they are categorized into different types.  There are even complaints like the type you would read on the popular consumer site www.sutori.com

An unusual site called www.revengetool.com automates the revenge process for you and states they will, “automatically sign up the target’s email for 400 online email lists and submit their address to spam affiliates.”  As you might imagine, this makes the recipient’s email unusable, perhaps permanently.  This process is offered for free by revengetool.com and only takes about 5 minutes to complete.

A hub article at mistyhorizon2003.com explains why you might want to get revenge and then offers tip such as using poo, water, bird and grass seed to make someone suffer.  All of her tips can be found at http://mistyhorizon2003.hubpages.com/hub/Top-Tips-to-Get-Revenge

Using social media such as Twitter or Facebook is the topic of another hub article at http://blog.thoughtpick.com/2009/12/top-10-ways-to-take-revenge-using-social-media.html There are a variety of ways these tools can extract some satisfaction.  However, the author cautions that some of these actions may get you kicked off the services.

And if these websites do not satisfy what you are looking for, a Google search for “get revenge” currently returns 578,000,000 results, so you have some other options too.

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