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Tampa Bay, did you know that according to The Washington Post, the FBI's hunt for a terrorist suspect known as "Mo," has lead them to creating software which allows them to hack into people's computers and even use their webcam's to spy on them. The suspected terrorist Mo, has sent multiple pictures of himself wearing an Iranian military uniform, and has sent numerous threats that include American universities and airports as his intended targets.
The repeated threats made to the FBI via emails and Internet chat methods prompted the FBI's "network investigative techniques" unit to create a software that can access an individual's computer and gain access to personal emails and other files. It even goes so far as to take control of their webcam and snap pictures or record them without their knowledge that they have government eyes on them. The use of this invasive strategy has been cast aside by courts who argue that it is a direct violation of the Fourth Amendment, however no one would know if the FBI used it against them.
The suspected terrorist Mo, has yet to be found.
The boyfriend of a Chicago Bulls cheerleader recently pulled out all the stops to propose to his bride-to-be.
The man, known as Shane, donned the Benny the Bull costume to catch his girlfriend, known as Ariana, off-guard. All went as planned, although commentator Reggie Miller couldn’t resist poking fun at Shane’s proposal. “I think he was a little nervous, though, because he put the ring on the wrong hand,” Miller said.
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Tampa Bay, The NY Post just wrote an interesting story!
Will New York join the list of legal marijuana states?
A recent report reveals that there is already a law in the works, but lawmakers are afraid that some will take advantage of it.
According to The Daily Post, the law entitled ""Antonio G. Olivieri Controlled Substance Therapeutic Research Program" was brought about in 1980 because of an appeal from brain cancer patient Antonio Olivieri. The law would have made it legal for doctors to administer medicinal marijuana to patients. Oliveri died shortly after the appeal, and the law was never put into place.
Today, the law remains on the books and many are pushing for New York to update and expand the law to make the drug legal. Recent states that have endorsed the legal marijuana law are Illinois, New Hampshire, and Connecticut.
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Tampa Bay, I recently just found out! In an interview today with HipHopDX, Masta Ace revealed that he has been in a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), "a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves." The Brooklyn rapper was diagnosed with the disease in 2000 after suffering symptoms such as loss of vision or the sensation that parts of his body had fallen asleep (like the "pins and needles" one gets when lying on a body part for too long) even though he was standing up.
Ace tells HipHopDX, that he didn't put everything together, but knew something was wrong: "I knew something was going on, but I didn't know what. You start thinking the worst kind of stuff 'cause it's weird, like, 'What the hell is going on?' I didn't know that the two things were connected, but I just knew that weird stuff was happening and I needed to find out why."
Following his concerns that something was wrong, Ace went to the doctor, who ran multiple tests, including a spinal tap, and the diagnosis came back as Multiple Sclerosis. After he received the diagnosis, Ace says he didn't want to tell anyone, because he didn't want any pity: "I wasn't really ready for people to be hitting me with the, 'Ah, that's terrible... I didn't want anybody to feel sorry for me. I wasn't feeling sorry for myself. I didn't want the pity. I didn't want any of that. I basically took it as a setback and a sign that it was time to reenergize and just really, really go in."
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USA Today's Jason Jordan interviewed Steve Smith, who is the Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill Academy boys basketball coach, who in the past had both Rajon Rondo and Carmelo Anthony playing for the team at separate times in their youth. According to Steve's interview with Jason Jordan, Melo is currently trying to recruit Rajon Rondo to come play for the New York Knicks.
Steve was quoted saying:
"No, I think he should be fine. He took a long time off and he's rehabbed the right way. Whether he stays in Boston or not who knows. I know, talking to Melo , he's recruiting Rajon to come to New York. Melo thinks he'll come, too. You never know about that stuff though. I think either way, Rajon will be fine."
Both Rondo and Melo are signed to their respective teams through the next season, but after their contracts are up, maybe the pair will unite under the same organization.