Morning News and Stuff

Oct 10, 2011 at 11:00 am

More than 20 Occupy Cincinnati protesters last night received citations for staying at Piatt Park after its official closing time, a process which included warnings by police and then some peaceful ticketing before police left the occupiers to their business. CityBeat has launched a page dedicated to our ongoing coverage of the protests, including a live feed of #occupycincinnati and #occupycincy hashtags. —-

The New York Times explains how the Occupy Wall Street movement has spurred dialogue over economic inequality despite how many conservatives call its individuals childish things. Here's an interesting report on how the 99 percent movement has intrigued religious scholars, some of whom are comparing the social justice dimensions to those of many religions.

Jump to the bottom of the page for a thoughtful explanation of the movement by former Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson, standing up to some mope named P.J. O'Rourke on Real Time with Bill Maher.

When County Commissioners find a little extra money, they apparently believe it best to send it on over to the the sheriff's, prosecutor's and public defender's offices rather than Jobs and Family Services so the police can better patrol and prosecute people who don't have jobs or family resources and then do crazy things.

Those proposed public- safety increases come at the expense of Job and Family Services, which is slated to get $843,260 in 2012 — a 26.6 percent decrease. It's the largest percentage cut of any department.

The AP reports that Gov. John Kasich is “literally” barnstorming in support of SB 5 while describing no literal storming of barns, just one of the term's many definitions, this one meaning traveling around the country making political speeches. He's arguing in favor of performance-based pay for teachers, assuming those who navigate the murky methods of teacher evaluation and the questionable legitimacy of standardized texts deserve more money.

Republican presidential candidates are reportedly distancing themselves from a Dallas Baptist pastor's thoughts about Mormonism (considered a cult by the mainstream of Christianity). Perry is breaking out the 'ol flip-flop label. 2012 is going to rule.

Two Americans have won the Nobel prize in economics for explaining some of the ways government policy affects the economy. Probably had plenty of data on the subject after 2008.

Are you one of the 1 million people who preordered the iPhone 4S during the first day you could? Y'all impatient.

California has banned indoor tanning for people younger than 18, citing cancer risks (and the state's abundance of sunlight?). The state also bans openly carrying guns. Who does either of those things?