Archive for July, 2013
Privacy advocates in the United States are in a better position to gain public support for dismantling portions of the Nation’s surveillance apparatus than they have been in years.
With his poll numbers plummeting, President Barack Hussein Obama used some of the last days before he departs for another multimillion-dollar vacation to try to deflect attention away from the scandals that have defined his tenure in the Oval Office.
A 95-year-old resident of a Chicago-area assisted-living nursing home was killed after police attempted to subdue him Friday with a Taser and bean bag rounds shot from a gun. Allegedly, the man was combative because he did not want to be restrained and forced to undergo an “involuntary” medical procedure.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is calling on Congress (and voters who elect Senators and Congressmen) to back off a pair of bills that take direct aim at the freedoms of bloggers, independent journalists and small media outlets to gain access to information while protecting their sources.
As the Detroitization of America continues with the official bankruptcy of Detroit itself, many conservative economists believe that it might be the best thing that could ever happen to the Motor City. The sad fact is that the greed and avarice of the public sector is insatiable, which is why it never learns anything.
NEW YORK (UPI) — The taller a postmenopausal woman, the greater her risk for developing cancers of the breast, colon, kidney, ovary, rectum and thyroid, U.S. researchers say. Geoffrey Kabat, senior epidemiologist in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York, said the study […]
BETHESDA, Md. (UPI) — Sunlight’s ultraviolet rays can damage some tissues in the eye, a U.S. eye expert says. Rachel Bishop, an eye doctor at the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, says sunlight’s ultraviolet rays can damage some tissues in the eye. “It can lead to changes that produce a […]
Nearly half of all Americans believe the U.S. should mind its own business concerning foreign policy, and should allow other countries to mind theirs without our intervention – whether for good or ill. According to a poll by the Pew Research Center, 46 percent of Americans – a historic high ever since the poll began in […]
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Are you tired of getting grabbed in the crotch every time you board an airplane? Well, a change in Transportation Security Administration policy means that you can avoid the grope line — that is, for $85 and a background check. The TSA announced Monday that the fee-based PreCheck expedited screening process, which was previously only […]