FBI Lobbying for a Backdoor into Your Devices

backdoor Recently, Apple and Google both made policy and software changes to make it more difficult for spies, government agencies, and identity thieves to get information off of your devices. Well, the FBI director, James Comey, is lobbying Congress to force technology companies to make device exceptions for law enforcement—a little backdoor just for them. Comey urged Congress to update CALEA [ the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act] to “create a level playing field” so new tech companies Read more [...]
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You’ll Never Guess Who is Fighting Against Labeling GMO Foods

GMO tomato Portland, Oregon has proposed legislation for labeling GMO foods, and the party opposing the labels has raised nearly twice as much money as those in favor of it. I bet you can’t guess who the biggest donor against labeling is... I couldn’t be Monsatan—er, I mean Monsanto—could it? Of course it is. Monsanto has given nearly three million dollars to make sure Portland doesn’t start requiring food producers to label their products if they have GMO ingredients. And why would Monsanto be Read more [...]
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Sunday Showdown - RNC Chair vs. DNC Chair

reince vs schultz On Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace the respective chair's of the Republican National Committee and the Democrat National Committee faced off on several nationally prominent issues. With the 2014 national midterm elections just two short weeks away, the two team leaders were in rare form both defending and attacking on various issues. The best line of the encounter came from Priebus while discussing the "War on Women,"   "The president hasn't had anybody's back. He hasn't even Read more [...]
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Federal Government Makes More Rules Against Campus Sex Assault

sex assault Can we just agree that sexual assault is terrible? Alright. That being said, can we also agree that the penalties for sexual assault don't seem to hinder it from happening? Ok, maybe there is some disagreement there. The federal government thinks that by making the regulations on reporting sexual assault in colleges more stringent we can help to decrease incidents of assault on campuses across America. Maybe...   College campuses in the United States will be required to compile Read more [...]
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Voter ID Law Stands in Texas Says SCOTUS

texas voter id Ever since the US Supreme Court overturned some of the federal voter laws, it opened the door to states passing voter ID laws. Of course this has not set well with the liberal Democrats who continue to file legal challenges against any voter ID law that requires a person to prove who they are in order to exercise that right and duty to vote. One of the states to take advantage of the Supreme Court’s decision is Texas, which has been under Republican control for a few years now. Their state law Read more [...]
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October Surprise? Obama Using Ebola Panic To Keep The Senate

October Surprise Could Obama's October surprise be his manipulation of the Ebola crisis to his advantage? "God made man to go by motives, and he will not go without them, any more than a boat without steam or a balloon without gas." - Henry Ward Beecher The news is running fast, and furious with the Ebola crisis, and with all the balls in the air at once, it can be difficult to see what's behind the frenzy. Once again, I'm back to the motivation well. Watching president Obama's navigation of the Ebola crisis had Read more [...]
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Chicago Implements Shorter Yellow Lights to Increase Their Red Light Ticket Revenue

yellow light They’ve shortened the yellow lights ever so slightly, but you might be surprised by how much revenue has increased, because the red light cameras were catching people turning in an intersection while the light turned red. That counts as a red light violation. I think most people understand that speed and red light cameras are all about making money. In D.C., they pulled in about $79 million a couple years ago, but revenue fell last year to about $75 million. What this means is that people aren’t Read more [...]
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Cop Kills Sleeping 7-Year-Old Girl

killed child A cop killed a sleeping 7-year-old girl in one of those middle-of-the-night, no-knock police raids a few years ago. So far, the only charge that the cop’s still facing is “recklessly discharging a firearm.” The case’s most recent trial on October 10th ended in a mistrial, the same way the first trial concluded. The judge had dropped the involuntary manslaughter charge against him. Police State USA summarized what happened: On the evening of May 16, 2010, the Detroit Police Department’s Read more [...]
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Drive Thru Funerals Are Apparently a Thing Now

Hearse Drive thru Funerals The latest casualty (pun intended) in the long march of commoditization, convenience, and instant gratification is giving honor to the dead. Apparently, we just don’t have time even to get out of our cars to pay our respects. Behold, drive thru funerals: The funeral home's president, Ivan (EYE'-vuhn) Phillips, says he expects more customers to opt for the drive-thru once they learn it's not a gimmick and is safe to use. Curtains covering the window open when sensors underneath the pavement Read more [...]
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Star-Spangled Banner Played with a Gun

Star-Spangled 200 You read that headline right. The fine people over at Musical Targets produced a fantastic video of a guy playing America’s national anthem, the Star-Spangled Banner, with a gun. I really don’t think there is anything more peculiarly ’Merican than this (except for maybe this): Read more [...]
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MSNBC Liberal says “Maybe Democrats Don’t Deserve to Win”

rachel maddow MSNBC liberal Rachel Maddow was on Late Night with Seth Meyers this week when she attacked Democrat candidates for distancing themselves from President Obama. She doesn’t seem to understand why the Democrats, whose biggest strength has been the once popular but now extremely unpopular President, would not be happily running toward the President. “If your opponent loses the thing that they’ve been using as a crutch for six years and you just let them walk away from it like it never existed, Read more [...]
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Shock Report! Government Wastes Huge Amount of Taxpayer Dollars

government-waste The federal government wastes most taxpayer dollars, not only by making poor or fradulent spending decisions, but also by funding inefficient entitlement programs and unnecessarily redistributing wealth, argues Heritage Foundation budget economist Romina Boccia. “Any Social Security check going to a millionaire, I call that government waste,” Boccia told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “If we decide that the government has a role to protect the elderly and disabled from destitution, if Read more [...]
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