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BlabberMouth, LLC is a locally based business in the Kansas City area (Johnson County to be exact). Our database started monitoring the Johnson County, Kansas Jail on May 13, 2012, and additonal counties and jurisdictions will be added to the site in the near future as we grow and expand! Additionally, even though BlabberMouth is currently a "for-profit" business, we intend to become a non-profit organization as soon as possible, as our goal is to not line our pockets with money from others, but to make the public aware of those living around them.
We want to make a difference in the community, and a better place for our children to grow up in! Unlike the unethical "Mugshot Industry" websites that are based out of Texas or Florida, and dig back into the archives of police departments across the country in the hopes of "getting rich quick" by putting people's pictures up online from 5-10 years ago, and then charging over $400 to remove them, we hope to make a positive impact on the Kansas City community by pulling the "Mugshot Industry" out of the cyber world and establishing it in the real world. We refuse to go back in time and pull up and archived records.
We are essentially separating ourselves from the "Mugshot Industry" and forming the “In-Your-Face” industry, with the goal of educating the public on the criminal activities going on in their neighborhood and to deter criminal action from happening.
Louisiana is embarking on the nation's boldest experiment in privatizing public education, with the state preparing to shift tens of millions in tax dollars out of the public schools to pay private industry, businesses owners and church pastors to educate children.
The school willing to accept the most voucher students -- 314 -- is New Living Word in Ruston, which has a top-ranked basketball team but no library. Students spend most of the day watching TVs in bare-bones classrooms. Each lesson consists of an instructional DVD that intersperses Biblical verses with subjects such chemistry or composition.
The Upperroom Bible Church Academy in New Orleans, a bunker-like building with no windows or playground, also has plenty of slots open. It seeks to bring in 214 voucher students, worth up to $1.8 million in state funding.
At Eternity Christian Academy in Westlake, pastor-turned-principal Marie Carrier hopes to secure extra space to enroll 135 voucher students, though she now has room for just a few dozen. Her first- through eighth-grade students sit in cubicles for much of the day and move at their own pace through Christian workbooks, such as a beginning science text that explains "what God made" on each of the six days of creation. They are not exposed to the theory of evolution.
"We try to stay away from all those things that might confuse our children," Carrier said.
Other schools approved for state-funded vouchers use social studies texts warning that liberals threaten global prosperity; Bible-based math books that don't cover modern concepts such as set theory; and biology texts built around refuting evolution
The Louisiana Legislature passed a funding plan for public schools on the last day of session, but not before debate which included a discussion about what types of schools could benefit from Governor Bobby Jindal's voucher plan.
The plan makes vouchers or scholarships available to some students in low performing schools. The vouchers can be used to pay for tuition to some private schools.
Representative John Bel Edwards says the Islamic School of Greater New Orleans applied for inclusion in the voucher program. He says if the school is included, taxpayer money would be used to support Muslim teachings.
A fight over funding for the state's new voucher program caused a heated debate over an Islamic school.
The Louisiana House approved a funding plan for public schools on the last day of session. Before the approval, state Representative John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, spoke about the Islamic School of Greater New Orleans. The school was on the list of voucher applicants, but is no longer on the list.
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While Mr Bosse did laugh before, his personality had significantly altered since the operation and he now laughed almost all the time, she claims.
“Sometimes it starts to get really annoying all that laughing the whole day,” she said.
“When you are having a discussion and all he does is laughing, then it gets annoying.”
Mr Bosse’s wife said her husband did not seem to notice the change in his demeanour, but producers from Man Bijt Hond appeared to have trouble getting a straight answer out of him.
“I’m not saying anything,” was all he would say about any change in his behaviour, before laughing uproariously.
In the January 29 New York Times,  a prominent professor of child development shows that attention-deficit-disorder drugs only harm the three million children who take them. One out of 10 American children have been diagnosed with so-called Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and most of them have been medicated. 
''Back in the 1960s I, like most psychologists, believed that children with difficulty concentrating were suffering from a brain problem of genetic or otherwise inborn origin. Just as Type I diabetics need insulin to correct problems with their inborn biochemistry, these children were believed to require attention-deficit drugs to correct theirs. It turns out, however, that there is little to no evidence to support this theory.''
Some months ago, the Times reported that test scores lagged in school districts that invested massively in digital education.  It does not seem to have occurred to the mandarins that computers cause attention deficit disorder. The brain is a machine, in the enlightened secular model, and so-called brain science teaches us to tweak its functioning with pharmaceuticals, or stimulate its development through digital approximations of intelligence. The grand result of a generation's worth of brain-science application is a generation of schoolchildren who are disproportionately illiterate, innumerate, anxious, angry, and unhappy.
A Polish military prosecutor has shot himself in the head after cutting short a news conference in his office, officials and media reports say.
Col Mikolaj Przybyl was defending a military investigation into media leaks related to the air crash that killed the Polish president in 2010.
He asked reporters to leave so that he could take “a break”.
Russia says Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will personally head the investigation into an aeroplane crash that killed Poland's president
• Thousands more confidential cables could have been leaked by Manning were it not for a corrupted computer file, it was suggested in court. A computer forensics expert said he found a file containing 10,000 cables – none of which had been released by WikiLeaks. "When it was created something went wrong, there was a partial problem," David Shaver said.
• It was suggested that Manning had hoped to "remove the fog of war" by releasing hundreds of thousands of classified documents on Iraq and Afghanistan. A memory card found amongst the soldier's belongings after they were shipped back to his aunt's house contained 400,000 records of significant activities from Iraq and 91,000 from Afghanistan. A text document alongside the files stated: "This is possibly one of the more significant documents of our time. Removing the fog of war and revealing the true nature of 21st century asymmetrical warfare." Other files found on either the memory stick or Manning's laptop contained contact information for Julian Assange and instructions on how to upload data to WikiLeaks, the court was told.
• The court heard from Manning's former roommate Eric Baker, a military police officer, who said after learning Manning was gay he stopped talking to him apart from conversations about whether or not to turn off the lights. Baker seemed reluctant to say that Manning had no friends but he conceded he spent most of his time alone, as Manning's lawyer David Coombs attempted to underscore his client's isolation as a gay military man.
• There was more evidence of lax security at Forward Operating Base Hammer in eastern Iraq where Manning worked. No passwords were required to access the cables and there was no prohibition on downloading cables, the hearing was told. The USB ports on Manning's computers were blocked as part of army policy so he could not download material to a USB stick or load programs or information from one, but Manning had downloaded Roxio, a program for burning CDs, onto both of his computers.
• Daniel Choi, the US soldier who was discharged from the army after coming out, was removed from Fort Meade following a confrontation with military police. Choi was accused of heckling military police, but denied this when speaking to the Guardian. He said excessive force was used to remove him from the complex.
• Scott Olsen, the Iraq war veteran injured during an Occupy Oakland protest in October, has called for the UN Special Rapporteur for Torture to be allowed access to Bradley Manning to discuss his treatment. "I served my country as a US Marine in Iraq," Olsen said. "It pains me to think that fellow Marines were ordered to effectively torture a soldier who, by blowing the whistle on the killing of innocent civilians in Iraq, helped end that war."
(Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-il died of a heart attack while on a train trip, state media reported Monday, sparking immediate concern over who is in control of the reclusive state and its nuclear program.
A tearful television announcer dressed in black said the 69-year old had died Saturday of physical and mental over-work on his way to give "field guidance."
South Korea, still technically at war with the North, placed its troops and all government workers on emergency alert, Yonhap news agency reported. But Seoul's Defense Ministry said there were no signs of any unusual North Korean troop movements.
"Up until tonight, if anybody had asked you what would be the most likely scenario under which the North Korean regime could collapse, the answer would be the sudden death of Kim Jong-il," said Victor Cha, a Korea expert with the Center for Strategic and International Studies think-tank in Washington.
Strauss-Kahn was initially charged with attempted rape after a hotel maid, Nafissatou Diallo, alleged he attacked her and forced her to perform oral sex. New York prosecutors dropped the charges after they said they lost confidence in Diallo, who has filed a civil case.
In the clips, Strauss-Kahn — the former head of the International Monetary Fund — exits an elevator, pays his bill and gets in a cab. BFM said those images were filmed about 20 minutes after the alleged May 14 assault. Strauss-Kahn, wearing a dark coat and wheeling a suitcase, does not appear hurried or nervous.
A separate segment BFM said was filmed about 40 minutes after the alleged attack shows Diallo slumped against a wall in a corridor reserved for hotel staff. The images are heavily pixelated, and it's impossible to make out the expression on her face.
At one point, she appears to act out the attack, grabbing her own breast and pursuing a colleague, her arms outstretched.
Diallo's lawyers insisted the images strengthen Diallo's case against Strauss-Kahn.
The "surveillance tape is further proof that Ms. Diallo is telling the truth about the brutal sexual attack," attorneys Kenneth Thompson and Douglas Wigdor said in a statement Thursday.
None of the images show either Strauss-Kahn or Diallo emerging from the suite in the Sofitel hotel where the attack allegedly took place because, BFM explained, there are no surveillance cameras on that floor.
The BFM clips broadcast do, however, include a brief sequence in which two Sofitel employees hug one another and do a joyful little dance as they confer in a dark basement corridor. Recent news reports pointed to the dance as evidence of an alleged political plot against Strauss-Kahn.
In a statement Thursday, Sofitel's parent company, French hotel group Accor, said "The idea that these videos prove Accor's involvement in a conspiracy is nonsense."