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Archive for May, 2013

Kokesh Calls Off Armed March, Long, Poor Road To Recovery, Playing The Race Card On Obamacare, Get A Job Spying For The NSA: TGIF Afternoon News Links 5-31-2013

Brush up on the day’s headlines with Personal Liberty’s P.M. Edition news links.

Need A Job? The NSA’s Utah Spy Center Is Hiring

If you want to work inside the $1.2 billion Data Center the National Security Agency (NSA) is planning to open later this year, it would have helped if you’d already enrolled in a specially-tailored training program at the University of Utah. But, if being part of one of the largest digital spying schemes ever undertaken […]

Kokesh Calls Off Armed March On Washington, D.C.; Now Wants July 4th March On State Capitals

Adam Kokesh, the libertarian anti-war activist who was bizzarely arrested and subsequently released after attending a Philadelphia rally earlier this month, says his legal troubles mean he can no longer guarantee he’ll even be able to attend the 1,000-person armed march on Washington, D.C., he’d been promoting for July 4. That event sparked a torrent of polarized […]

Bacteria In Gut Can Affect Brain Function

LOS ANGELES (UPI) — Bacteria ingested in food such as probiotics in yogurt can affect brain function in humans, U.S. researchers say. Dr. Kirsten Tillisch, an associate professor of medicine at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine in Los Angeles, said the small study involved 36 women ages 18-55. The researchers divided the women into […]

If Women Got An Extra Hour: 6 Percent Would Have Sex, 24 Percent Would Sleep

MINNEAPOLIS (UPI) — If U.S. women had an hour added to their day, 6 percent would have sex, 12 percent would spend it with their partner, and 24 percent would sleep, a survey says. Ginger Consulting, a branding and custom research firm, said its fifth annual “What Women Want” survey also found if women had […]

Soup Kitchen Meals Often Low On Nutrients, High In Fat, Salt

SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) — Soup kitchen meals lack nutritional value — they are often low in fiber, potassium, calcium, vitamins A and E, but high in fat and salt, U.S. researchers say. Courtney R. Lyles of the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues analyzed the nutritional contents of meals served at six San Francisco-based […]

Play The Race Card And Run! Louisiana Senator Shamed By Own Comments; Dodges Press

Louisiana State Senator Karen Carter-Peterson lashed out at her Legislative peers who oppose the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Monday, declaring from the floor of the Senate chamber that the only reason they’re against Obamacare is because President Barack Obama himself is black. Local TV station WBRZ tried to catch up with her Wednesday […]

Average U.S. Family Pays $3,600 Out-Of-Pocket For Healthcare Annually

SEATTLE (UPI) — Of the $22,030 annual healthcare cost for a U.S. family of four, the employer pays $12,886 and the employee pays $9,144, an actuarial and consulting firm says. The 2013 Milliman Medical Index, calculated by Milliman, found the average employee’s share for coverage under an employer-sponsored preferred provider plan is paid through a […]

U.S. After-School Programs May Help Reduce Obesity Rates

OAKLAND, Calif. (UPI) — Opening U.S. schools to the public for after-hours physical activity and play may help reduced obesity rates, researchers say. Mariah Lafleur, Liz Schwarte and Rajni Banthia, all of Samuels & Associates in Oakland, Calif., said for this study, joint-use agreements were implemented in seven Los Angeles County school districts. All seven […]

Gasoline Prices In U.S. Down After Holiday

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline declined for the week after the U.S. Memorial Day holiday, the U.S. Energy Department said. The Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration said the national average retail price for a gallon of gasoline was down 3 cents to $3.65 as of Monday. The […]


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