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.
Senator Rand Paul questioned the American Lung Association’s suggestion that pollution is behind a rise in asthma and said the $5 million in funding it takes from the Environmental Protection Agency each year might be influencing the results of its studies.
Law enforcement officials dealt with two fatal shootings at Occupy camps in separate cities last week. One occurred in Burlington, Vt. The other one was in Oakland, Calif.
On Thursday, the Senate rejected a bill that would repeal the Federal Communication Commission’s net neutrality rules. The measure passed the House in April, but failed in the Senate on a vote of 52-46. It needed 51 votes to pass and was not subject to a filibuster.
If there was any question that candidates in the 2012 GOP Presidential primary field are attempting to co-opt the message of Ron Paul — the man who has been largely ignored by mainstream media despite growing support — Rick Perry answered it during the Wednesday CNBC “Your Money, Your Vote” debate.
Warrantless tracking of Americans by law enforcement officials is a hot topic. This week a Federal government lawyer pled the case of warrantless GPS tracking of Americans’ vehicles to the Supreme Court; and a recent article by The Wall Street Journal says your cell phone may be being tracked.
According to the FBI, its exponential growth since 2001 has rendered its headquarters too small for the agency. The agency is housed in the J. Edgar Hoover Building, which occupies an entire city block on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.
An International Atomic Energy Agency report indicates that Iran has researched the process involved in creating a sophisticated detonation device that would likely be used in a bomb similar to the Fat Man and Little Boy bombs used by the United States against the Japanese in 1945.
A union embrace of Occupy represents the beginning of a change in the approach that teamsters will use in collective bargaining in the future. A memo from the AFL-CIO last week suggests that unions will usurp the message of the 99 percent in future communications with members, employers and voters to further grow the Occupy movement.
Among Democrats, the number of those who described themselves as liberal grew from 35 to 37 percent, a fact researchers attribute to moderates and conservatives who once identified with some Democratic values feeling largely disenfranchised in recent years.
For years, State and local governments have used the Emergency Alert System [EAS] to notify the public of weather and other emergencies on a local scale, but today’s test will represent for the first time the Federal government’s ability to jam all State, local and national airwaves.