Category Archives: Politics

Did Big Internet Companies Handicap Start-Ups in FISA Rule Changes?

A small but significant caveat in a new agreement brokered between the Obama administration and Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Microsoft could cast a long shadow over America's technology start-ups. Intelligence officials agreed only to allow communication providers to disclose more specific information about data sought by government agents because of a new provision that bars… Read More »

Biotech Companies Chemical Attack on Food Supply

The Obama administration announced last week that it expects to approve corn and soybeans that have been genetically engineered by Dow Chemical company to tolerate the toxic herbicide — 2,4-D. They are planning this approval despite the fact that use of this herbicide is associated with increased rates of deadly immune system cancers, Parkinson's disease,… Read More »

Unknown Cloud Seen from Space Station

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 rising… Read More »

“Top Six Vitamins You Should Not Take”, Hmmm.

The evidence against supplements continues to pile up. Recently I created a list of The Top 5 Vitamins You Shouldn't Take. Now I'm expanding that list to include vitamin D, which is taken by almost half of older adults. Now, two new studies in latest issue of The Lancet show that most of these people… Read More »

GMO labeling to be outlawed?

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 campaign… Read More »

Who broke the law, Snowden or the NSA?

J. Kirk Wiebe is retired from the National Security Agency, where he worked for more than 32 years. He received the NSA’s second highest award, the Meritorious Civilian Service Award; the Director of CIA’s Meritorious Unit Award; and a Letter of Commendation from the secretary of the Air Force, among other awards. He was an… Read More »

BREAKING: Federal Judge rules entire NSA data collection program unconstitutional – a violation of the 4th

Judge Leon of the DC District Court has held that the NSA's bulk collection of telephony metadata violates the Fourth Amendment and has enjoined the entire program (stayed pending appeal). Judge Leon recognizes that his holding conflicts with the reasoning of other district courts, but he expresses confidence that he is correct and that James… Read More »

Florida Coeds have the right to bring guns on campus

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 at… Read More »

Big Brother spying is reaching “scary” levels

On Monday, the world’s leading technology companies, including Google and Microsoft, published an open letter to President Obama and Congress demanding reform of U.S. privacy laws to restore the public’s “trust in the Internet.” This comes after what seems like an endless series of revelations about government surveillance from the secret documents leaked by Edward… Read More »

FBI drone ambitions date back to the 1990s

The FBI began experimenting with drones in 1995, but didn't view them as a viable option for video surveillance until a full decade later. Since then, however, the agency appears to have slowly but steadily moved forward in building its drone program. Now, details of that program have been revealed in a series of recently… Read More »

Pakistani official outs CIA officials in drone investigation

Shireen Mazari information secretary for the Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party A Pakistani political party official has publicly named two U.S. CIA officials in connection with a police murder investigation into a drone strike. Police had already initiated an investigation against unnamed persons after a recent drone strike that killed five. In a televised news conference Wednesday,… Read More »