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Internet Under Attack,Harry Reid And Joe Lieberman Introduce Another Destructive Bill

(CAA)  Despite the fact that the dangerous Stop Online Piracy (SOPA) and Protect IP Acts (PIPA) were shelved after facing vehement opposition from the American people, Congress continues to look for ways to tax, regulate, and control your internet activity. Senator Harry Reid is bringing a new cybersecurity bill straight to the Senate floor for a vote, ignoring Republicans who have asked for the opportunity to debate and markup the legislation. The bill — the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, sponsored by Senator Joseph Lieberman — contracts the Department of Homeland Security to oversee private sector internet networks. (And, if they can control it, they can tax…

Lakota Man Accuses Hospital Of Burning ‘KKK’ Into His Torso

(Stephan C. Webster)  A 68-year-old, blind South Dakota man says after a two week stay in a Rapid City hospital, he returned home with unusual wounds on his abdomen which his caretakers soon discovered appear to spell out the letters “KKK.” Vernon Traversie, who’s of Lakota descent and lives with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, claimed in a YouTube video published this week that he believes he was the victim of a hate crime, and a retired nurse that examined a photo of his wounds reportedly claimed that the letters appear to have been burned into his flesh. Traversie told the Last…

Tornadoe’s Tear Down Midwest

(Sean Murphy)  The television was tuned to forecasters’ dire warnings of an impending storm when Greg Tomlyanobich heard a short burst from a tornado siren blare after midnight Sunday. Then silence. Then rumbling. The 52-year-old quickly grabbed his wife and grandson, hurrying them into the emergency cellar as debris whirled around their heads at their mobile home park in northwest Oklahoma. They huddled inside with about 20 other people before the tornado – among dozens that swept across the nation’s midsection during the weekend – roared across the ground above, ripping homes from their foundations. “It scared the hell out…

Cheney: Obama “Has Been An Unmitigated Disaster To The Country”

(AP)   Former Vice President Dick Cheney walked onstage without any assistance and spoke for an hour and 15 minutes without seeming to tire in his first public engagement since he underwent a heart transplant three weeks ago. “He has been an unmitigated disaster to the country,” Cheney said of President Barack Obama. “I can’t think of a time when I felt it was more important for us to defeat an incumbent president today with respect to Barack Obama. I think he has been an unmitigated disaster to the country,” Cheney said at the Wyoming Republican Party state convention in…

Facebook Providing Police With Detailed Printout’s On Users

(Rosa Golijan)  If police officers were to file a subpoena for your Facebook information, they would receive a printout of the data from the social network. This printout would be so detailed, complete and creepy that you should strive to be a good law-abiding citizen, just to prevent it from ever existing. We have just learned about the true nature of Facebook’s responses to subpoenas thanks to documentsuncovered by the Boston Phoenix, an alternative weekly. While researching a story about a man dubbed the “Craigslist Killer,” reporters at the Phoenix had access to “a huge trove of case files released by the Boston Police Department.”…

Hunger Games: How Banks Gamble On Food Prices & People Starve

(Grace Livingstone)  Speculation by large investment banks is driving up food prices for the world’s poorest people, tipping millions into hunger and poverty. Investment in food commodities by banks and hedge funds has risen from $65bn to $126bn (£41bn to £79bn) in the past five years, helping to push prices to 30-year highs and causing sharp price fluctuations that have little to do with the actual supply of food, says the United Nations’ leading expert on food. Hedge funds, pension funds and investment banks such as Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Barclays Capital now dominate the food commodities markets, dwarfing…

Miami PD Releases Information About Its Drone Program

(Jennifer Lynch)  EFF recently received records from the Miami-Dade Police Department in response to a Public Records request for information on its drone program. These records provide additional insight intodomestic drone use in the United States, and they reinforce the importance of public access to information on who is authorized to fly drones inside US borders. The records the Miami-Dade PD released include the Federal Aviation Administration-issued Certificate of Authorization (COA) to fly the MDPD drones. This appears to be the first time a law enforcement agency has made its COA available to the public without redactions. The COA and the other records EFF received…

Secret Service Agents Busted Because They Refused To Pay Hooker

(Alison Gendar)  Most of the Secret Service agents embroiled in a prostitution scandal brought women back to their Colombia hotel rooms before President Obama arrived in town for an international summit, Rep. Pete King said Saturday. King said the raunchy rendezvous involved 11 agents and went sour when an agent refused to pay one of the women, who were presumed to be hookers. “The agent said, ‘I don’t owe you anything,’ but gave the woman some money,” said King (R-L.I.),the head of the House Homeland Security Committee, who was briefed on the matter. “I don’t know how much, and it was settled right there.”…

LA Police Fire 90 Rounds At Fleeing, Unarmed Teen

(Stephen C. Webster)  A Los Angeles teen was killed by a hail of police gunfire on Wednesday night after eight officers fired 90 rounds in total as he appeared to point an object at them, according to The Associated Press. Police confronted 19-year-old Abdul Arian following a car chase that was caught on video, during which he allegedly called 911 and warned that he had a weapon and would hurt officers if they pointed firearms at him. After he was gunned down, officers discovered that he was unarmed. Arian also allegedly published a number of disturbing messages on his Facebook page,…

Pats Tight End: I would F Tebow To Take His Virginity

(CBS) – New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski spoke at the University of Rhode Island Thursday night and he raised some eyebrows with a comment about Tim Tebow. Gronk was taking questions from URI students at Edwards Auditorium, when one decided to play a controversial game with him. The game, which can’t be named here, presents the contestant with the names of three people. The contestant is asked to choose which one to marry, which one to “have a roll in the hay with,” and which one to kill. Gronkowski’s choices: Betty White, Jets head coach Rex Ryan, and his…

Ring Of Fire Is Roaring,Historic Earthquakes On The Horizon

(American Dream)  Does it seem to you like there has been an unusual amount of seismic activity around the world lately?  Well, it isn’t just your imagination.  The Ring of Fire is roaring to life and that is really bad news for the west coast of the United States.  Approximately 90 percent of all earthquakes and approximately 75 percent of all volcanic eruptions occur along the Ring of Fire. Considering the fact that the entire west coast of the United States lies along the Ring of Fire, we should be very concerned that the Ring of Fire is becoming more…

Anti-Bacterial Hand Sanitizers And Cleaners, Fueling Resistant Superbugs

(Anthony Gucciardi)  Drug-resistant superbugs, such as the heavily defiant strain of tuberculosis that is now popping up across the globe, are causing serious shockwaves throughout the medical community. Rampant use of antibiotics for unnecessary conditions and pumping livestock up with an exorbitant amount (around 80% of the entire United States antibiotic supply) of drugs is a leading factor, but research shows that anti-bacterial hand sanitizers and cleaners are also contributing to the problem. Anti-bacterial products have become commonplace in many households and classrooms across the nation, though they are especially prevalent in India — where scientists say the overall use of antibiotics in…

Millions Against Monsanto: The Food Fight Of Our Lives

(Ronnie Cummins) “If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it.” — Norman Braksick, president of Asgrow Seed Co., a subsidiary of Monsanto, quoted in the Kansas City Star, March 7, 1994 “Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food. Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the FDA’s job.” — Phil Angell, Monsanto’s director of corporate communications, quoted in the New York Times, October 25, 1998 For nearly two decades, Monsanto and corporate agribusiness have exercised near-dictatorial control over American…

Greece Is Using A Bartering System In Lieu Of The Euro

( Mark Lowen)  As Greece wonders whether its debt crisis will eventually spell its exit from the euro, one town, Volos, has formed an alternative local currency A few months ago, an alternative currency was introduced in the Greek port city of Volos. It was a grass-roots initiative that has since grown into a network of more than 800 members, in a community struggling to afford items in euros during a deepening financial crisis. The handicrafts stall at Volos central market lies at the end, just past the homemade jams. After perusing what there is on offer, Hara Soldatou picks out…

Study: Autism Linked to Industrial Food, Environment

(Common Dreams)  A new study by Clinical Epigenetics, a peer-reviewed journal that focuses largely on diseases, has found that the rise in autism in the United States could be linked to the industrial food system, specifically the prevalence of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in the American diet. The study, published yesterday online, explores how mineral deficiencies could impact how the human body rids itself of common toxic chemicals like mercury and pesticides. The report comes just after a different report, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, documented a startling rise in autism in the United States. An autistic child (photo: Help with…

24 Facts About Taxes In The United States, That Will Blow Your Mind

(Economic Collapse Blog)  The U.S. tax code is a complete and utter abomination and it needs to be thrown out entirely.  Nobody in their right mind would ever read the whole thing – it is over 3 million words long.  Each year, Americans spend billions of hours and hundreds of billions of dollars trying to comply with federal tax requirements. Sadly, it is the honest, hard working Americans in the middle class that always get hit the hardest.  The tax code is absolutely riddled with loopholes that big corporations and the ultra-wealthy use to minimize their tax burdens as much as possible. …

Zimmerman Charged With Second Degree Murder

(CBSMiami) – George Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. “It is the search for justice for Trayvon that has brought us to this moment,” state attorney Angela Corey said. Corey also had a message for those who have been rushing to judgment on the case. “You cannot know what it’s like to launch this type of investigation and come to this conclusion,” State Attorney Angela Corey said during the press conference. ”We don’t prosecute by public pressure or petition.” State Attorney Corey said both of Martin’s parents, Sybryna Fulton and Tracy Martin,…

Washington Post-George Zimmerman To Be Charged In Trayvon Martin Shooting

(Sari Horowitz)  Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey plans to announce as early as Wednesday afternoon that she is charging neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, according to a law enforcement official close to the investigation. It was not immediately clear what charge Zimmerman will face. Martin, 17 and unarmed, was shot and killed Feb. 26 by Zimmerman, who said he was acting in self-defense. Police in Sanford, Fla., where the shooting took place, did not charge Zimmerman, citing the state’s “stand your ground” law. Corey told reporters Tuesday night that she would hold a news conference about the…

Video-Obama Calls Ronald Reagan A Wild-Eyed, Socialist, Tax Hiking Class Warrior

(Nicholas Ballasy)  President Barack Obama said the White House proposed “Buffet Rule” could be named the “Reagan Rule,” referring to former Republican President Ronald Reagan as a “wild-eyed, Socialist, tax hiking class warrior.” “This President gave another speech where he said it was ‘crazy’ — that’s a quote — that certain tax loopholes make it possible for multimillionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying 10 percent of his salary,” Obama said at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building Wednesday. “That wild-eyed, socialist, tax-hiking class warrior was Ronald Reagan.” Obama floated the idea of renaming the “Buffet Rule,” which…

Video-TSA Admits $1B Naked Body Scanner Fleet Worthless

(Jonathan Corbett)  My last video demonstrated how easy it is to take a metal object through TSA nude body scanners undetected.In this video, I interviewed an actual TSA screener to hear more about how these machines are an epic fail. “Jennifer,” who asked me not to use her real name or face, has been on the front lines of the TSA’s checkpoints for the last 4 years. Please share this video with your family, friends, and most importantly, elected officials in federal government. Make sure they understand that your vote is contingent on them fixing the abuse that 200,000 passengers face…

Graphic Video Of Teen Being Restrained & Shocked In Treatment Center

(Mike Beaudet)  Video of a student restrained and shocked for hours at the Judge Rotenberg Center was played in court on Tuesday after a years-long battle by the center to keep it from the public eye. The video, which shows former resident Andre McCollins screaming, writhing in pain, and begging for help, was played at the start of McCollins’ trial against the Canton-based Judge Rotenberg Center. The Rotenberg Center convinced a judge eight years ago to seal the video, and the battle continued up until Tuesday morning when their attorneys asked Superior Court Judge Barbara Dortch-Okara to bar FOX Undercover’s…

New Internet Provider Will Protect Customers From Gov’t Surveillance

(Declan McCullagh )  Nicholas Merrill is planning to revolutionize online privacy with a concept as simple as it is ingenious: a telecommunications provider designed from its inception to shield its customers from surveillance. Merrill, 39, who previously ran a New York-based Internet provider, told CNET that he’s raising funds to launch a national “non-profit telecommunications provider dedicated to privacy, using ubiquitous encryption” that will sell mobile phone service and, for as little as $20 a month, Internet connectivity. The ISP would not merely employ every technological means at its disposal, including encryption and limited logging, to protect its customers. It would…

How Political Corruption Is Responsible For 80% Of Your Cell Phone Bill

(Susie Madrak)  A few years ago, I had this idea. I was pretty sure that we could get a new populist movement sweeping the nation through pro-consumer actions aimed at two groups: cell phone carriers, and cable companies. Do you know anyone who likes their companies and who’s happy with the amount they’re paying? Me neither. Now I’m even more convinced it was a good idea after reading this piece by Matt Stoller in the Republic Report: Last year, a new company called Lightsquared promised an innovative business model that would dramatically lower cell phone costs and improve the quality…

Canada Introduces Plastic Bills,Looking To Go Digital

(Keith Wagstaff)  While Americans pull crumpled paper bills out of their pockets to pay for their Mega Millions tickets, Canadians are busy ditching all of their old currency. The Canadian government introduced plastic bills in November, recently announced it was doing away with pennies and now is looking to go digital. The Royal Canadian Mint has announced it will release a completely digital currency called MintChip. Aside from sounding delicious, MintChip will be stored on physical chips and will be able to hand both big purchases and nano-transactions – purchases less than $1. If this all sounds a lot like…

Robot With Human Skeleton Steps Toward Artificial Intelligence

(Keith Wagstaff)  I’ve written about a lot of creepy robots in my day but this one might be the creepiest. It is an anthropomimetic robot which, apparently, means it “imitates not just the human form, but also the biological structures and functions that enable and constrain perception and action.” In other words, it’s got lots of synthetic human parts like bones, muscles and tendons. Its name is ECCEROBOT (short for Embodied Cognition in a Compliantly Engineered Robot) and it’s being developed by Owen Holland at the University of Sussex.   The idea of biomimetic robots is not new — scientists have been building robots based on animals…

Chinese Woman Gives Birth In Public Toilet, But Baby Is Accidentally Flushed Away

(Jill Reilly)  desperate emergency rescue was launched after a pregnant woman gave birth squatting above a public toilet, but in a horrifying twist, lost the baby when it was accidentally flushed away. Rescue workers had to rip out the toilet and crack waste pipes to find the tiny newborn baby. According to witnesses, the woman went into the toilet in Zhaoyang District, Beijing and asked her husband to wait outside. But when she gave birth to a baby, hovering over the toilet, the baby dropped into the toilet and was accidentally flushed down by waste water.  The hole in the toilet was…

Rick Quits!

(CBS)  Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has suspended his campaign. Senator Santorum appeared at a hotel room in Gettysburg at 2 p.m. where he announced he was suspending his campaign. “We were very concerned about our roles as being the very best parents has we can be to our children,” Santorum said. “We made a decision over the weekend while this presidential race is over to for me and will suspend our campaign effective today – we are not done fighting.” The announcement came a day after Santorum’s daughter Bella was released from a Virginia hospital. Bella, the youngest of…

Source Confirms: Zimmerman Will Not Be Arrested And Prosecuted For Homicide

(Patrick Henningsen)  The public is currently awaiting a decision from Florida’s courts on whether or not neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman will be charged for firing the fatal shot that killed teenager Trayvon Martin. Mainline pundits even agree now that if Zimmerman were to arrested for first degree murder or even a lesser charge – it would have already happened by now. It’s also clear that even if he were to face a criminal trial, both the media and certain left-leaning politicians’ stellar performances to date have all but guaranteed that a Geroge Zimmerman hearing would likely decend into an embarrassing OJ Simpson-style circus, and make it…

$50,000 Fine For Making A Cup Of “Unapproved” Herbal Tea In New Zealand

(Ethan A. Huff)  The health freedom of New Zealanders is under very serious threat, as the federal government there pushes to pass a bill known as theNatural Health Products Bill(NHPB), or Bill 324-1, that will bring the nation into compliance with the overbearing and authoritarian food and health restrictions found inCodex Alimentarius, the so-called world food code. If passed, NHPB will combine with the equally-threatening New ZealandFood Bill(http://www.naturalnews.com) to make it essentially illegal for individuals to even prepare for themselves, let alone try to sell, herbal products and teas, vitamins and supplements, or any other natural products that are not…

Miami Marlins Manager Suspended For His Free Speech “I love Castro”

(Local 10)  Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen has been suspended for five games amid controversy over a comment he made about Fidel Castro. The Marlins released a statement Tuesday morning, saying, “The Marlins acknowledge the seriousness of the comments attributed to Guillen. The pain and suffering caused by Fidel Castro cannot be minimized, especially in a community filled with victims of the dictatorship.”   Time Magazine reported that Guillen said he loves Castro and respects him for staying in power so long. Guillen spoke at a Tuesday morning news conference, apologizing again in Spanish before fielding questions in English. He said…

New Microchip Knows Your Location To Within Centimeters

(Paul Joseph Watson)  The development of a new microchip for cell phones that knows the user’s location to within a few centimeters confirms the fact that contrary to biblical fears about mandatory implantable microchips, people have willingly exchanged their privacy for convenience and that the cell phone itself is the de facto “mark of the beast”. “Broadcom has just rolled out a chip for smart phones that promises to indicate location ultra-precisely, possibly within a few centimeters, vertically and horizontally, indoors and out,” reports MIT Technology Review. “In theory, the new chip can even determine what floor of a building you’re…

DHS Raids Home To Seize Deadly Hair Straighteners

(Paul Joseph Watson)  The Department of Homeland Security, a federal agency created in the aftermath of 9/11 to fight terrorism, has continued its war on potentially deadly grooming appliances by raiding a home in the affluent Orange County city of Laguna Niguel to seize allegedly counterfeit hair straighteners. “About 10 investigators with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and special ICE Homeland Security Investigations agents combed through the garage and the single-story house in the 29500 block of Pelican Way near Niguel Road and Alicia Parkway,” reports the Orange County Register. According to the feds, the American people need to be…

Feds Want Access To Your Xbox And Wii Video Game Systems

(Kim Zetter)  Think twice if you live outside the U.S. and plan to sell your used gaming console. The Department of Homeland Security has launched a research project to find ways to hack into gaming consoles to obtain sensitive information about gamers stored on the devices. One of the first contracts for the project was awarded last week to Obscure Technologies, based in California, to devise a forensic tool that will siphon data from the Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3 and other consoles. The $177,000 contract requires the company to create new hardware and software tools that can extract data…

No Grand Jury Indictment In The Trayvon Martin Case

(Rene Lynch)  The special prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case announced Monday that she will not take the case before a Florida grand jury — but will continue pursuing her investigation. The news release issued on behalf of Florida State Atty. Angela Corey cautioned the public not to read too much into the move. “The decision should not be considered a factor in the final determination of the case,” it said. The Seminole County Grand Jury was scheduled to convene Tuesday to hear evidence in the death of Martin, a hoodie-wearing unarmed black 17-year-old who was shot Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla. The case has captivated the…

Police Mysteriously Lose Video Of Megaupload Raid

(Stephen C. Webster)  Video footage of a police raid on the home of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom is missing, and authorities claim they’re not quire sure what happened to it. This flub is just the latest in anti-piracy allegations against the file-hosting site, and comes amid the evidence discovery phase in the case against Kim Dotcom, the extravagant and eccentric founder of Megaupload, which was raided by New Zealand authorities after the U.S. movie and music industries accused the site of extensive media piracy. Following the raid, New Zealand’s highest court chided authorities for filing the wrong paperwork for their warrant,…

Zimmerman Speaks, Raises Funds On New Website

(CNN)  The man at the center of a firestorm over his shooting of an unarmed Florida teenager has launched a website, warning supporters about groups that falsely claim to be raising funds for his defense and soliciting donations for himself. “I am the real George Zimmerman,” declares the website, set up over the weekend. “On Sunday February 26th, I was involved in a life altering event which led me to become the subject of intense media coverage. As a result of the incident and subsequent media coverage, I have been forced to leave my home, my school, my employer, my…

MIT Predicts Half Of Humanity To Be Culled In Post-Industrial Crash

(Aaron Dykes)  Will 5 billion people perish from the earth in the coming century? That’s what the controversial elitist think tank, the Club of Rome, predicted back in 1972. Decades after its publication, advocates of world government are still pushing its predictions as a call to curb mankind’s footprint on the earth. Australian physicist Graham Turner has recently made news again after revisiting computer models MIT researchers created for the Club of Rome’s 1972 publication that sees a drastic decline in human population coming in relation to a increasing scarcity of resources. Turner’s basic conclusions, however, give away the agenda…

13 Ways Government Tracks Us

(Bill Quigley)  Privacy is eroding fast as technology offers government increasing ways to track and spy on citizens.  The Washington Post reported there are 3,984 federal, state and local organizations working on domestic counterterrorism.  Most collect information on people in the US. (Source) Here are thirteen examples of how some of the biggest government agencies and programs track people. One.  The National Security Agency (NSA) collects hundreds of millions of emails, texts and phone calls every day and has the ability to collect and sift through billions more.  WIRED just reported NSA is building an immense new data center which…

The Voice Of Ron Paul Will Be Heard For Generations

(Alex Isenstadt)  Ron Paul isn’t going to win the Republican presidential nomination, and his long Capitol Hill career is coming to end. But even as he winds down his career in elected office, his voice is being amplified across the country by dozens of House and Senate candidates who are seeking to carry on his legacy. Paul activists of all ages, backgrounds and levels of political experience have taken to the campaign trail this year, inspired by the Texas congressman’s presidential campaign and a libertarian-infused message that has gotten more traction with voters than ever before. There’s no exact way of…

GMO Insecticide Responsible For Killing Bees,Destroying Food Chain

(NaturalNews)  Early last year, leaked documents obtained by a Colorado beekeeper exposed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) illegitimate approval of clothianidin, a highly-toxic pesticide manufactured by Bayer CropScience that the regulatory agency knew was capable of killing off bees (http://www.naturalnews.com/030921_EPA_pesticides.html). Now, a new study out of Purdue University in Indiana has not only confirmed, once again, that clothianidin is killing off bees, but also that clothianidin’s toxicity is systemic throughout the entire food chain, which could one day lead to the catastrophic destruction of the food supply. The study, which was published in the online journal PLoS ONE, investigated…

Netfix Creates FLIXPAC To Support SOPA

(Stephen C. Webster)  Video streaming giant Netflix has recognized the compelling financial logic behind Washington’s anti-piracy efforts. In a recent filing with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC), Netflix revealed that it has created its own political action committee called FLIXPAC, designed to support anti-piracy measures in Washington and the candidates that favor them. The FEC filing, made April 5, was first spotted by Politico. The company has seen its spending on federal lobbying ramp up in recent years, going from approximately $20,000 in 2009 to half a million in 2011, amid heated debates in Washington over restrictions on Americans’ Internet use. Those…

Al Sharpton: Your Activism Is Needed in Baltimore

(American Dream)  How would you feel if a group of young thugs punched you in the face, knocked you to the ground, stripped you naked and took off with your car keys, your watch, your money and your cell phone?  Well, that is exactly what happened to one man in Baltimore recently and it was all caught on camera.  Perhaps the most frightening thing about this incident is that nobody from the crowd of onlookers helped this man.  Instead, most of them appear to have been too busy laughing hysterically at what was happening to him. Sadly, this kind of…

The Secret Club Controlling America

(Thomas Dishaw) There is a secret club controlling America trying to incrementally destroy your sexuality and erode your Human Rights. Last week the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of allowing  jail officials to conduct a strip search of anyone in their custody. These searches could  be performed on your Mother who was arrested for that unpaid traffic ticket,  or your cousin who got arrested for a joint of marijuana.  Passed under the pretense of keeping our jails safe the Supreme Court believes that inmates are  entitled to virtually no privacy rights while incarcerated. [youtube_sc url=”http://youtu.be/5Pz-cFclov4″] Taking your family on a summer vacation used to be…

Technology Without God Is Dangerous

(Vatacin)  Pope Benedict, leading the world’s Catholics into Easter, said on Saturday that technological progress, in the absence of awareness of God and moral values, is a threat to the world. Benedict presided at a solemn Easter vigil Mass in St Peter’s Basilica to usher the 1.2 billion-member church into the most important day of its liturgical calendar. The basilica, the largest church in Christendom, was in the dark for the start of the service to signify the darkness in Jesus’ tomb before what Christians believe was his resurrection from the dead three days after his crucifixion. The some 10,000…

19 Signs Of Very Serious Economic Trouble On The Horizon

(Economic Collapse Blog)  Most Americans have no idea how much economic trouble is heading our way.  Most of them just assume that everything will eventually “return to normal” just like it always has before and that those running our economy “know what they are doing” and that we should trust them to do their jobs. Unfortunately, these beliefs are being reinforced by the bubble of false hope that we are experiencing right now.  For example, it is being reported that weekly unemployment claims in the United States have fallen to a four-year low.  That is a very good thing.  Let us…

Is The Army Preparing For Civil Unrest Or Martial Law?

(Staff Sgt. Antwaun J. Parrish)  The Soldiers in a closed formation bang their batons in cadence against their shields as an angry mob approaches. “When I initially picked up my shield, the thought of the movie 300 was the first thing that came to mind,” said Spc. Kyle Wilhelmi. Teams of Soldiers assigned to 3rd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade conducted civil disturbance training here March 13. The Soldiers, though not quite Spartans, are effectively training to hold their line and successfully control crowds if called upon for a civil disturbance. Soldiers with shields, batons and rifles…

Jesus Or Science Who’s Better at Miracles?

(Natalie Wolchover)  Much scientific progress has been made in the 2,000 years since Jesus Christ walked the Earth. In all this time, have scientists managed to replicate his miracles, or does the Son of God still have an edge? Life’s Little Mysteries matches up the miraculous deeds of Jesus, according to the Gospels, against scientists’ more labor-intensive efforts to achieve the same results. Born of a virgin According to the Bible, Christ was immaculately conceived, making him the Son of God and of the Virgin Mary. Today, being born of a virgin is nothing to write home about, thanks to the development of artificial insemination.…

Florida Prostitute Requests McDonald’s As Payment For Her Services

(Alexandra Myers)  Florida prostitute Christine Baker wanted nothing more than $40 bucks and two McDonald’s double cheeseburgers for her services. According to the Miami Herald, an undercover officer got Baker into his car last week. When she gave him her request, he complied. The detective bought the two cheeseburgers for $2.75 and drove to a vacant lot where a group of officers were waiting to arrest her for prostitution. According to the sheriff’s website, she was released on Saturday. It is unclear, however, if they let her eat the cheeseburgers in prison. Source

Big Brother Tracking Device That Everyone Owns

(American Dream)  If you own a cell phone, you might as well kiss your privacy goodbye.  Cell phone companies know more about us than most of us would ever dare to imagine.  Your cell phone company is tracking everywhere that you go and it is making a record of everything that you do with your phone. Much worse, there is a good chance that your cell phone company has been selling this information to anyone that is willing to pay the price – including local law enforcement.  In addition, it is an open secret that the federal government monitors and…

$30,000 Watch Vanishes Up Church Leader’s Sleeve

(Michael Schwirtz)  Facing a scandal over photographs of its leader wearing an enormously expensive watch, the Russian Orthodox Churchworked a little miracle: It made the offending timepiece disappear. Editors doctored a photograph on the church’s Web site of the leader, Patriarch Kirill I, extending a black sleeve where there once appeared to be a Breguet timepiece worth at least $30,000. The church might have gotten away with the ruse if it had not failed to also erase the watch’s reflection, which appeared in the photo on the highly glossed table where the patriarch was seated. The church apologized for the deception on Thursday…