Max Keiser talks to Stacy Herbert about how JP Morgan makes more money when more people are forced to use food stamp swipe cards. Given that the use of food stamps continues to increase in America, JP Morgan stands to make a substantial amount of money. It’s also a scary prospect of where this country is headed.

Parrot AR.Drone Flight Demo

More videos here. Given that the FAA is still denying licenses for cities to use drones on the general populace, for now, it’s a fun toy, or something to stalk your ex with.

It seems that Mark Zuckerberg is forgetting that the reason Facebook became popular in the first place was because of the privacy, not the lack of it. He claims he’d make it more open, yet his Facebook profile is as closed as can be.

Rudy Giuliani went on record, stating that there was never a domestic attack on the United States under George W. Bush. He makes a point of stating that one has occurred under President Obama. Apparently, after spending the entire 2008 presidential campaign constantly referring to 9/11, he has forgotten when it happened and, possibly, that it happened at all. He has also forgotten about Richard Reid, the shoe bomber, the DC sniper, the anthrax attacks, and several others.

The Mr. Giuliani has made a clarification, claiming what he said wasn’t what he meant. It’s a little difficult to take the clarification at face value given that Dana Perino is claiming the exact same thing and Mary Matalin saying that Bush inherited 9/11.

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In an effort to recruit more minorities, the Chicago police department has said that they are seriously considering dropping the entrance exam requirement. By scrapping the exam, the police department hope to recruit more minorities, save millions of dollars on test preparation, and avoid legal battles over the fairness of the exams.

If the process is opened to everyone who applies and meets the minimum education and residency requirements, Chicago would be virtually alone among major cities. Most cities have police entrance exams — and for good reason, experts say.

“A background check and a psych [exam] alone will not eliminate some people who should not be there,” said Brad Woods, who ran the Personnel Division under former Chicago Police Superintendents Phil Cline and Terry Hillard.

Calling an application-only process a “step backward” and the “wrong way to go,” Woods said, “When you lower your quality, you will get poor police service and more complaints. … Whenever you make it easier to be the police, you’re doing the citizens and the Police Department a disservice.”

By lowering the bar, you are eliminating most of the eleven tracks a person must currently pass in order to be a police officer in Chicago. If candidates cannot pass even the most basic literacy tests, you are setting them up for failure, and increased costs for new officers, later on.

“We were getting people with 60 hours of college credit who were reading at a third-grade level. What do you think you’ll get if you have no screening process?”

You will get low quality, poorly educated officers. You will also get officers who don’t understand the law because they cannot read and reason. You will end up with hired thugs to placate minorities.

This also doesn’t take into account that, after you pass the academy, you are required to take a state exam. You are given a couple of tries to pass, but, if you don’t pass, you don’t become a police officer. So, dropping the entrance exam does little to save the department money. You will have wasted money and man hours training someone who still cannot pass the final exam.

“Fraternal Order of Police President Mark Donahue said the idea “sounds too stupid to be true.”

Indeed, it is.

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