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Researchers: Fight Depression With Faith

Researchers: Fight Depression With Faith

Spirituality and science have had a strained relationship in recent years as heated emotions continue to surround certain debates. A recent study, however, points out that there are things about which the scientific and spiritually minded can agree, among them: Faith can have the power to heal.

California Lawmakers Pushing For Statewide Tax On Sugary Drinks

California Lawmakers Pushing For Statewide Tax On Sugary Drinks

California legislators are concocting a variation on New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s famous — and failed — attempt to ban large soft drinks, only with an eye toward redistributing a little more of the wealth of the State’s 12.4 million households.

Gun Grabbing Chicago Policies Not Helping As Homicides Rise

According to a crime-tracking blog, stripping residents’ 2nd Amendment rights isn’t doing much to get guns out of criminals’ hands in the Windy City. Crime In Chicago tallies 510 shootings and 105 homicides through the first four months of 2013. The blog provides daily updates on violent crime, and maintains data on crime in the […]

Mormon Bishop Ends Attack On Woman, Using His Samurai Sword

A weapon in a good guy’s hands — be it a gun or, maybe, something else — is far from dangerous. For a woman who was being attacked Tuesday in front of a Salt Lake City home, a 29-inch samurai sword proved to be her salvation. That’s because homeowner Kent Hendrix awoke to a commotion, […]

War Drums Sound For Conflict With Syria, Iran

As a handful of lawmakers urge American intervention in Syria over alleged usage of chemical weapons by the Bashar Assad regime, the possibility of more Mideast wars is looking likelier by the day. Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), based on unsubstantiated reports of chemical weapon use in Syria, called for the United States to “provide weapons […]

Another Sick Jab At Small Government Advocates At The Expense Of Dead Texas Plant Workers

The Sacramento Bee cartoonist Jack Ohman has taken the opportunity to vilify Governor Rick Perry by marginalizing the tragic deaths of Texans killed in the West fertilizer plant explosion.

Canadians To Obama: Put Up Or Shut Up On Keystone

Canadian officials are urging President Barack Obama to move to end delays holding up the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline. Canadian natural resource minister Joe Oliver said the President risks damaging relations between the two countries in not doing so. As the Environmental Protection Agency continues to keep the State Department from approving the project, […]

¡Orden En La Courte!, DHS Munitions Stockpile, Feminist Afraid Of Dogs, Elderly Senators Join Forces To Make Stupid Suggestion For War And TSA Pilfers Traveler Meds: TGIF Morning News Roundup 4-26-2013

Here is a collection of some of the stories that Personal Liberty staffers will be keeping an eye on throughout the day. Click the links for the full stories.

Bone Up On Your Rights Before Encountering A Bad Cop

A helpful video produced by Flex Your Rights, an educational nonprofit that seeks to inform Americans about their Constitutional protections against state infringement, offers some invaluable advice on how to handle an encounter with a police officer who has more on his mind than protecting and serving.

The video enacts 10 different dramatic scenarios portraying encounters with aggressive, mean and just plain crooked cops that illustrate — frighteningly, at times — how innocent people have very little wiggle room when a bad cop with a sense of entitlement throws them off their guard. Aside from the immediate danger a cop with evil intent presents, victims face an equal danger in defending their actions, in the aftermath, when they have to explain their side of the story in court.

Bills Requiring GMO Labels Introduced In Both Chambers Of Congress

Bills Requiring GMO Labels Introduced In Both Chambers Of Congress

A continuing movement against genetically modified food by consumer advocacy, environmental and business groups gained some legislative steam this week with bills introduced in both chambers of Congress that would require manufacturers to clearly label genetically altered food.

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