Caldwell Idaho Police don’t like being videotaped harass cyclists

Caldwell Idaho Police don’t like being videotaped and then state “You don’t have any legal rights now because right now you just broke the law,” the officer replies. The department is now investigating.

This recording is a little over two minutes, the full 20 minute recording has not been released in order to prevent the police from falsifying their reports around the video.

hy would I want the govt involved in my love life? – Sarah Silverman

Just read that I wanna get married which is hilarious b/c I will never get married. Why would I want the govt involved in my love life? Ew. It’s barbaric. Sarah Silverman, Sept 22, 2014

Exactly right. The government should not be involved in anything regarding marriage. But in point of fact, it was the progressives of the 1800s that fought for licensing and all kinds of government involvement.

Robert F Kennedy Jr takes the hypocritic oath at Climate Rally

Robert F Kennedy Jr takes the hypocritic oath at Climate Rally. His motto seems to be, it all starts with someone else.

Michelle Fields interviews Robert F. Kennedy Jr. at the ‘People’s Climate March’ in New York City and asked him a few questions about his own carbon footprint and whether he would be willing to change it before forcing everyone else to it through the power of government. His answer, that he wouldn’t do so, is quite illustrative:

The hypocritic oath seems to be: first claim what you are doing is harmful, then expect someone else fix it so you can keep doing what you want.


Clemson required students to submit sexual history or face disciplinary action. HIPAA Violation?

Clemson University required students to submit sexual history or face disciplinary action. One questions the HIPAA compliance for the survey when student names are linked to sexual history. What protections are in place to comply with HIPAA? How long have those protections been in place?

Requests for comments from Clemson about the HIPAA compliance for this program have not been answered.

You can read more about the potential penalties for HIPAA violations here.

Philadelphia PYT displays Eagles running back LeSean McCoy’s ’20cent tip’ online. Violates Visa merchant terms?

A copy of a receipt signed by Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy with only a 20 cent tip went up on eBay Saturday morning. The bidding started at, you guessed it, 20 cents.

The real question here is, what kind of establishment decides they don’t like you, your attitude or your tip, they’ll out you online? Why would anyone patronize an establishment that does not respect the privacy and rights of their customers? Displaying your customers bill and credit card receipt online is despicable.

The real question here is an issue of the contracts between Visa/Mastercard/American Express and the establishment that is requiring you to hand over your credit card information?

Visa’s contract with the merchant seems to requiree that the receipt be deposited [1, page 12]

For example the Visa guidelines state:

Create two transaction receipts, one for the deposit and one for the balance . Write, print out, or stamp “Deposit” or “Balance,” as appropriate, on the receipt .


  • Keep all material containing account numbers—whether on paper or electronically—in a secure area accessible to only selected personnel . Merchants with paper receipts should be extremely careful during the storage or transfer of this sensitive information . Merchants should at all times:
    • –  Promptly provide the drafts to their acquirer .
    • –  Destroy all copies of the drafts that are not delivered to the acquirer .  [p 14]


It would appear that YPT Philadelphia is violating the terms of the Visa agreement.  Mastercard and American Express have similar terms.