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Repossession Surveillance

Who knew we were being watched so closely in public?  Few honest people try to hide their license plates, but one would imagine even fewer want them constantly scanned by repossession companies or anyone else.  I expect similar issues will soon be addressed with respect to facial scanning software. The Repossession Industry’s Surveillance Network

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Do Smart Cars Make Dumb Drivers?

It makes sense that after a certain amount of interface between driver and car, a driver cannot focus on the road.  The question is, “how much?”  Until we are all in driverless cars, assuming that catches on, it is comforting to know AAA is pushing back against the waves of technology distracting our driving. http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/insurance-companies-fear-the-smart-connected-car-how-much-distraction-is-too-much/?tag=nl.e660&s_cid=e660&ttag=e660&ftag=TRE4eb29b5 [..]

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100% Driverless Cars by 2026?!

I guess it won’t matter what we do with our phones if we’re not driving our own cars. http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/a-pipe-dream-analyst-says-well-all-be-driven-by-our-cars-by-2026/?tag=nl.e660&s_cid=e660&ttag=e660&ftag=TRE4eb29b5

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Cigarette Butt Litter

At cleanup events on Ballona Creek, cigarette butts are far and away the most numerous and consistent trash. It is impossible to clean them all up and they flow straight into Santa Monica Bay.  These filters that collect the worst part of cigarette smoke enter the ocean in unimaginable numbers.  Hopefully, Assemblyman Mark Stone will make [..]

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Forced Arbitration Clauses

Binding arbitration clauses are whittling away at our Judicial Branch of government and replacing it with private, for-profit companies whose decisions cannot be reviewed by courts of appeal, or State or Federal Supreme Courts. Binding Arbitration Clauses

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Invest In Healthy Food

Surprise!  Healthy food saves lives and healthcare costs.  So why does federal funding favor processed foods instead?  Show support for a smart Farm Bill. Investing In Healthy Food

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