Category Archives: Politics

WiFi Mandatory in Every Car

00 The federal government said on Monday that it planned to require all new cars to broadcast their location, speed, direction and other data, and to receive similar data from other vehicles, to warn drivers of impending collisions. But regulators cautioned that any new rules would be years away. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration… Read More »

Real Popular Vote: Nobody for president won by a landslide

00 Nearly half of eligible voters (231,556,622 people) did not vote in the 2016 presidential election, according to data of early turnout rates compiled by the United States Election Project and crunched by Josh Nelson. The full results may not be available until two weeks. The early data found that of the U.S. population: 46.6%… Read More »

Unknown Cloud Seen from Space Station

00 Unknown Cloud Seen from Space Station Added by Kimberly Ruble on October 13, 2013. This weekend, an astronaut from Italy, Luca Parmitano, put some very strange photographs upon his account at Twitter which had been taken from the International Space Station. They showed what appeared to be some sort of unknown cloud that was… Read More »

GMO labeling to be outlawed?

00 The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) is scheming to criminalize state-by-state GMO labeling laws in a deviously evil effort to keep consumers ignorant of what they’re eating. Remember, the GMA is the same organization that got caught running an illegal money laundering scheme in Washington state, secretly funneling money from big food manufacturers into a… Read More »

Florida Coeds have the right to bring guns on campus

00 Score one for hard-working public university students in the Sunshine State, just trying to get by with a couple of pump-action 12-gauge Remingtons in the trunks of their Civics. Most Florida state colleges had been trying to limit the availability of firearms on campus by barring students from keeping the weapons in cars parked… Read More »

US Government Being Sued for Tax Fraud

00 One private citizen in Georgia has reportedly filed a civil suit recently against the government for tax fraud. No attorney contacted has accepted an assistance request, saying, “[I] have never heard of this kind of suit.” …if any response was given at all. The plaintiff who has not commented publicly is rowing the boat… Read More »

President Obama and Iranian President Discuss Nukes by Phone

00 It’s the First Time the Heads of the Two Countries Spoke Since 1979 President Obama spoke by phone today with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani about ongoing efforts to reach an agreement over Iran’s nuclear program, the first time the heads of these two countries have had direct communications since 1979. “While there will surely… Read More »

Fukushima now in state of emergency, leaking 300 tons of radioactive water into the ocean daily

00 Japan’s nuclear watchdog has now declared the leak of radioactive water from Fukushima a “state of emergency.” Each day, 300 tons of radioactive water seeps into the ocean, and it’s now clear that TEPCO has engage in a two-and-a-half-year cover-up of immense magnitude. “I believe it’s been leaking into the ocean from the start… Read More »

“Stop and frisk” police tactic violated constitutional rights, federal judge says

00 New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg blasts the judge’s ruling on the NYPD’s “stop and frisk” tactic, saying “the judge clearly telegraphed her intentions” before the start of the trial.The New York Police Department’s “stop and frisk” tactic, under which millions of mostly black and Hispanic people have been questioned by police over the… Read More »

Taiwan Lawmakers Brawl Over Nuclear Plant Bill

00 Taiwanese lawmakers have exchanged punches and thrown water at each other ahead of an expected vote authorizing a referendum on whether to go ahead with the construction of a fourth power plant. Friday’s fracas pitted the pro-referendum forces of President Ma Ying-jeou’s ruling Nationalist Party against strongly anti-nuclear forces affiliated with the main opposition… Read More »

U.S. begins flying deportees to Mexico City

00 U.S. immigration authorities have begun flying deportees deep into Mexico in an effort to discourage them from trying to return. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says the first of twice-weekly flights from El Paso, Texas, to Mexico City left Thursday with 133 deportees aboard, all men. ICE spokeswoman Nicole Navas says the flights will… Read More »

iPhones on AT&T get government “Carrier Settings” update.

00   Modern smartphones have the ability to display emergency alerts pushed out by government agencies. These include notifications about dangerous weather, unsafe situations or Amber Alerts for missing children and seniors. Carriers must enable the features on specific phones and until today, iPhone users on AT&T were not invited to the party. Now, AT&T… Read More »

Colo. Gov. Signs First Bills In History To Establish Legal, Regulated Pot Market For Adults

00 On Tuesday, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed several historic measures to implement marijuana legalization in the state, establishing Colorado as the world’s first legal, regulated and taxed marijuana market for adults. Hickenlooper, a vocal opponent of marijuana legalization who said that “Colorado is known for many great things, marijuana should not be one of… Read More »

Senate Passes Internet Sales Tax Bill

00 After years of talk, Congress is moving toward possibly ending a loophole that has prevented states from collecting sales taxes on many Internet purchases. The U.S. Senate could vote this week to approve the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would end the longstanding tax advantage enjoyed by Internet retailers like Amazon.com over their brick-and-mortar competitors.… Read More »

Film studios request removal of takedown notices + 20 free legal download sites

00 Two film studios have asked Google to take down links to messages sent by them requesting the removal of links connected to film piracy. Google receives 20 million “takedown” requests, officially known as DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) notices, a month. They are all published online. Recent submissions by Fox and Universal Studios include… Read More »

FAA Predicts 10,000 Drones Could Be In the Skies By 2020

00   Image of a low tech drone control solution via http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002674703 The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) predicts 10,000 commercial drones could be in the skies by 2020 after guidelines are approved. For now, Congress has€ asked the FAA to write regulations on civil operation of small unmanned aircraft systems in the national airspace and submit… Read More »

Exxon posts record $11.68 billion profit

00 Exxon Mobil once again reported the largest quarterly profit in U.S. history Thursday, posting net income of $11.68 billion on revenue of $138 billion in the second quarter. That profit works out to $1,485.55 a second. That barely beat the previous corporate record of $11.66 billion, also set by Exxon in the fourth quarter… Read More »

Vehicles: Baywatch cop busted in bid to save electric cars.

00 (woai) ‘Baywatch’ cop busted in bid to save electric cars. GM is shipping EV1s to be crushed. “Baywatch” actress Alexandra Paul and another woman were arrested Monday after blocking the path of trucks hauling GM’s pioneering EV1 electric cars to Arizona to be destroyed, police said. “The company said the cars never became popular… Read More »