Citizens’ Demand Made in Wildlife Refuge Take-over

Citizens’ Demand Made in Wildlife Refuge Take-over

Harney County Committee of Safety’s Letter Asks Ammon Bundy to Leave Refuge by Steward Rhodes Committee to Ammon Bundy: “We ask that you organize your people, explain that your point has been made, and leave in a peaceful, honorable fashion.” During last night’s January 8, 2016 meeting of the Harney County Committee of Safety, in […]

Betrayal? FDA Approves Genetically-engineered Salmon Despite Widespread Concern

Betrayal? FDA Approves Genetically-engineered Salmon Despite Widespread Concern

In an unsettling move, the FDA ignored 2 million public comments, 40 members of Congress, and 300 environmental, consumer, health and animal welfare organizations that had raised concerns over the approval of synthetic salmon for use as human food. The Federal regulators have approved genetically-engineered salmon as fit for human consumption. This will be the […]

Mutated Daisies in Fukushima

Mutated Daisies in Fukushima

According to National Geographic, scientists are not sure that this bizarre mutation was been caused by the nuclear radiation in the area. They believe there are a number of other explanations possible. According to the twitter post, the radiation in the area is 0.5μSv at 1 meter above the ground.

Kira Davis: The Language of Unity

In this era where ordinary Americans are mercilessly shamed, manipulated and made to feel complacent about racism, Kira Davis of Truth Revolt gives a simple message of encourage. We have a ways to go, but we are not “evil”. Kira Davis: The Language of Unity [video]

Police militarization is a legacy of cold war paranoia

Police militarization is a legacy of cold war paranoia

By Joy Rohde, University of Michigan In August, the police who faced protesters in Ferguson, Missouri looked more like soldiers than officers of the peace. Citizens squared off with a camouflage-clad police force armed with tear gas and grenade launchers, armored tactical vehicles and rifles with long-range scopes. Since then, government officials and the media […]

Semper Fi, Always Faithful [film]

Semper Fi, Always Faithful [film]

Marines’ children were dying. They and their spouses got cancer. Nobody would tell them why. Wider Film Projects presents the true story of official betrayal and how individual members of the U.S. Marine Corp have faithfully taken on the mission to search for the truth and rally assistance for their brothers and their families. This […]

21 High-Tech Firm Employees were on Malaysia Flight MH370

21 High-Tech Firm Employees were on Malaysia Flight MH370

According to Reuters, missing flight MH370 carried 20 employees of Freescale Semiconductor, an Texas-based company that produces specialized computer chips for the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. According to News 12, the missing flight also carried IBM executive Philip Wood who worked at IBM’s Kuala Lumpur office in Malaysia. [video]

Government conspiracy theories aren’t “crazy”

Government conspiracy theories aren’t “crazy”

According to Prof. Glenn Harlan Reynolds, professor of law at the University of Tennessee, Americans have reasons to not trust the current administration.  The IRS scandal was “awful” and has done “tremendous damage”.  Trust in the IRS requires public trust and its use as a political weapon brings into question the proper use of other, […]

Flashback to 2002:  Pentagon Plans on Peeking at Americans Personal Data

Flashback to 2002: Pentagon Plans on Peeking at Americans Personal Data

According to a New York Times article written in November 2002, the Pentagon began construction of a computer system designed to serve as a dragnet for personal information in the U.S. and abroad. Vice Adm. John. M. Poindexter described the system as one which would provide “intelligence analysts and law enforcement officials” with instant access […]

American Citizen Shuts Down His Internet Company

Ladar Levison, owner of Lavabit, had shut down his service rather than “become complicit in crimes against the American people“. His service was allegedly used by Edward Snowden but, because of draconian laws passed since 9/11, neither he nor his attorney can confirm or deny that Snowden was, in fact, the subject of the investigation. Levison […]

Court Strikes Down Net Neutrality

Court Strikes Down Net Neutrality

The FCC cannot require that the internet traffic be treated equally and openly.  This was effectively the ruling of a three judge panel at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.  The judges ruled that the FCC acted inappropriately by requiring that the Internet be treated as a “common carrier”, a fundamental service like telephones, railroads […]

Spy Court Judge Rejects Privacy Advocate

Spy Court Judge Rejects Privacy Advocate

Former FISA Court Judge, John D. Bates slammed Congress’ proposed idea of having an independent privacy advocate on the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court saying that it was unnecessary and would create too much work. Given the public’s perception of what appears to be mass, unrestrained surveillance of the American people, Congress lauded the plan […]

Voluntary government checkpoints spark backlash

Voluntary government checkpoints spark backlash

USA Today reports a backlash against unwarranted government checkpoints. The gradual and growing number of unwarranted police checkpoints across the United States is resulting in a backlash.  The detaining of motorists, ostensibly for public safety, has long been denounced by civil liberties groups but has now come under harsh criticism in cities around the nation. The validity […]

Court Says Border Searches Of Your Computer Are Okay Because You Shouldn’t Keep Important Info On Your Computer

Court Says Border Searches Of Your Computer Are Okay Because You Shouldn’t Keep Important Info On Your Computer

As stated by the Techdirt article, Mike Masnick says that people do not have their 4th amendment right at the border, thereby giving customs the right to search through their laptops and phones. These kind of searches are troublesome since these devices have a unique way of storing information. A judge in New York, Edward […]