Sam Rolley Archive
Sam Rolley Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers. Email this author.
Over the Independence Day holiday, some Internet freedom groups sought to remind Americans the importance of protecting the World Wide Web from overreaching government regulation.
A quick search on YouTube using terms like “police misconduct,” “illegal police stops,” “police unlawfully detain,” etc. proves one thing: Cellphone technology has changed the way police and the public interact and provides citizens valuable tools to protect liberties. With the help of mobile phone technology, the American Civil Liberties Union has released a new app called Police Tape.
Egypt’s highest fatwa council has issued its first fatwa under new rule to ban Muslims from killing frogs. A fatwa is a juristic ruling concerning Islamic law. Specifically, the fatwa reportedly orders that Muslims may not kill frogs to sell to Nations where they are eaten.
Would you recommend to a friend a book you hadn’t read? This is akin to what many members of Congress do every time they vote, albeit which much more dire circumstances than suggesting a poorly written novel to a friend.
Massive storms left nearly 2 million people in the United States without power, and some without basic emergency services, last weekend and early this week. The incident highlights the importance of being prepared for a disaster that causes the power grid to fail.
As Americans throughout the Nation prepare to fire up their grills and load up on fireworks to celebrate Independence Day, the sun may be shooting off some fireworks of its own. Sunspot AR1515 erupted on July 2 and produced an M5.6-class solar flare that was observed by NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory.
A National Rifle Association youth group used a gun buyback initiative in Chicago to raise money for a youth shooting camp. Guns Save Lives saw the buyback as a perfect opportunity to get rid of non-operational and unsafe firearms while raising money for youth shooting programs.
As the United States and its European allies continue to impose sanctions on Iran, the Mideast country is becoming more defiant and combative. On Sunday, Iranian leaders said the country was beginning a new round of war games that would involve firing missiles at models of foreign air bases.
Last week, amid the media buzz about the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, CNN and FOX News managed to botch coverage of what may have been one of this year’s most explosive news stories.
The New York City Police Department’s controversial stop-and-frisk police tactic is spreading. In San Francisco, Mayor Ed Lee is considering “edgy” police tactics to increase pat-downs of people suspected of carrying firearms and other weapons.