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April 17, 2014

NY Gov. Cuomo Signs Law to Rig Electoral College

April 16 - The campaign to effectively end the Electoral College's role in presidential elections has received an additional boost from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo signed the National Popular Vote Compact on Tuesday, under which the state would award its 29 electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the...

Is your home's energy meter spying on you?

April 17 - Utility companies across the U.S. are installing smart meters in customers’ homes, touting the technology’s energy-saving ways, but opponents argue that the meters are opening a Pandora’s box of privacy concerns. The smart energy meters read electric or gas usage, and enable a power company to collect detailed...

Europe faces worst human rights 'crisis' in decades

April 17 - Europe is facing its largest human rights crisis in over two decades, according to the Strasbourg-based Council of Europe (CoE). The human rights watchdog, in a report published on Wednesday (16), says corruption, human trafficking, racism and discrimination persist across Europe. Coupled with...

Obama administration’s ‘Culture of intimidation’ seen in Nevada ranch standoff

April 15 - Sending scores of armed agents along with helicopters and dogs to confront an elderly Nevada rancher over grazing fees may seem like overkill, but critics say it’s not inconsistent with the federal government’s recent approach to environmental enforcement. The simmering truce between the Bundys and the Bureau of...

War on the West: Why More Bundy Standoffs Are Coming

April 15 - The federal government’s over-the-top police action against the Bundy family ranch is an ominous portent of more to come, as rogue agencies and their corporate/NGO partners attempt to “cleanse” the West of ranchers, farmers, miners, loggers, and other determined property owners. On Saturday, April 12, the...

The USPS wants to mine and sell data gathered from your mail

April 16 - The United States Postal Service is looking to get in on the big-data-for-profit game played by tech giants like Facebook and Google, and begin mining and selling private data gathered from personal mail sent from and received by Americans everywhere. USPS chief marketing and sales officer Nagisa Manabe recently...

Dozens of Widows Dropped from Health Care Due to Obamacare in Alabama

April 17 - "More than two dozen widows who were married to retired Madison county employees, lost their health insurance coverage earlier this year. And now one commissioner says it's time to give it back to them. The change was sparked by the new federal health care law, but whether or not coverage can actually be restored...

Brain Surgery Patient's Obamacare Plan Denies Meds, Drops Doctors

April 16 - A New York woman suffering from a neurological disease that has required four brain surgeries has been dropped by all of her doctors and denied medications due to her Obamacare plan. "I've been vomiting. I lost 22 pounds. The pain is unbearable," said Margaret Figueroa, 49, on Wednesday. "My medication helps...

Regulator Without Peer

April 16 - Anyone wondering why the U.S. economy can't seem to grow at its usual pace should examine one product category where production is booming: federal regulation. Washington set a new record in 2013 by issuing final rules consuming 26,417 pages in the Federal Register. While plenty of government employees...

93-yr-old woman mauled by pit-bull in Branford

April 14 - A 93-year-old woman was mauled by a pit-bull while walking in Branford, Sunday. Police say just before 2 PM, the mixed breed pit-bull broke free from inside its owner’s home and attacked the woman, Rita Pepe, as she was walking at the intersection of Harbor Street and McKinnel Court. Several neighbors came...

NYPD Shuts Down Muslim Monitoring Program

April 16 - New York City's police department is shutting down a controversial unit dedicated to infiltrating Muslim communities. Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision. The demographics unit, created with the help of the CIA, gathered information in the places where Muslims lived, shopped, worked...

Evidence Is Mounting That Standard Nutritional Guidelines for Heart Health Are Wrong

April 16 - Another nail has been driven into the coffin of the low-fat diet. Three articles have recently appeared in prominent medical journals elucidating the fallacy of the saturated fat myth. For nearly four decades, you've been urged to replace your dietary saturated fats with carbohydrates and omega-6 polyunsaturated fats in order...

The Aspartame End Game...And What’s Next

April 16 - For the last 17 years, I've warned that artificial sweeteners can wreck your health. Aspartame is among the worst of the bunch, and in general, people who consume aspartame tend to be in poorer health. They also tend to develop more of a sweet tooth. I found the evidence against artificial sweeteners to be so compelling, and...


April 10, 2014

Americans More Skeptical of Biblical Truth

April 10 - More Americans are growing skeptical of the Bible, according to a new poll from the American Bible Society. The survey found that one in five Americans doubt the Bible's relevance and authority, twice the amount of those skeptical in 2011. The biggest increase in feelings of indifference was among Millennials...

American Muslims for Palestine Anti-Israel Ads Run on DC Buses

April 9 - A new and viciously anti-Israel ad is running on Washington, DC buses, reading “We’re Sweating April 15 So Israelis Don’t Have To! Stop US Aid to Israel’s Occupation” and featuring a grim-looking Uncle Sam waving an Israeli flag. American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) is the sponsor of this Jew-hating ad, which evokes the...

Scheme to neutralize 36 states' votes advances

April 9 - The National Popular Vote effort, which could see the 14 states with the largest populations decide the presidency, is more than halfway to its goal of legally bypassing the Electoral College established in the Constitution. Last week, the Maine state Senate voted in support of the plan one week after both houses of the...

Papyrus Mentioning Jesus' Wife Not a Fake, But...

April 10 - To call it controversial is putting it mildly: Harvard professor Karen L. King in September 2012 debuted an ancient papyrus now known as the "Gospel of Jesus' Wife" at a conference in Rome. The papyrus makes an explicit reference to the woman's existence with the line, "Jesus said to them, 'My wife...'" Now, extensive testing...


April 3, 2014

Vegetarians Less Healthy, Lower Quality Of Life Than Meat-Eaters

April 1 - Vegetarians may have a lower BMI and drink alcohol sparingly, but vegetarian diets are tied to generally poorer health, poorer quality of life and a higher need for health care than their meat-eating counterparts. A new study from the Medical University of Graz in Austria finds that vegetarians are more physically active, drink...

School Employee Tells Five-Year-Old She Can't Pray for Lunch

April 2 - Lawyers from Liberty Institute fired a stern letter on Apr. 1 to administrators at Carillon Elementary School in Oviedo, Florida, after a school employee told a five-year-old girl that she was not allowed to quietly give a prayer of thanks before eating lunch. Jeremy Dys, the attorney representing the young girl, released a public...

House Republicans' Secret Immigration Ploy

April 2 - House Republicans are quietly working to insert immigration legislation into the text of the Department of Defense authorization bill that would allow so-called DREAMers to obtain permanent legal residency by joining the military, Breitbart News has learned. The language, which if successful would mark the first effort by...

Is Common Core really 'mush' for students?

April 3 - Students subject to the federal Common Core curriculum spreading in public schools nationwide will be fed “world citizenship mush,” charges an expert on education and cultural public policy. It’s not far afield from what communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin wanted to do when he said, “Give me four years to teach the...

Soldier at Fort Hood Purchased Handgun Off Base, Brought It into Gun-Free Zone

April 3 - Ivan Lopez, identified by authorities as the soldier who opened fire at Ft. Hood on April 2nd, purchased his handgun off base and brought it into the gun-free zone to commit his crime, according to a military officer. During a nighttime press conference on April 2nd, Lt. General Mark Milley said the soldier used a .45 caliber...

FBI examining huge collection of Indian artifacts at home of elderly Indiana man

April 3 - Art experts from the FBI are examining the enormous collection of American Indian artifacts assembled over decades by an Indiana man. While some news media said the FBI had "seized" Donald C. Miller's collection, a spokesman said the bureau is working with the 91-year-old man to determine if some of the...

Roundup Toxicity May Impact Male Fertility

April 1 - In 2011, Purdue University professor emeritus Don Huber notified US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, with a letter warning that tests show glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, may be contributing to spontaneous abortions and infertility in pigs, cattle, and other livestock. This wasn’t the...

United States to Ban Raw Meat Sales, Following Joint Agency Decision

April 1 - Based on past conditioning, the latest developments in the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) fight to provide Americans with the safest foods possible may not come as such a great surprise. What started as a ban on raw milk to protect consumer health quickly escalated when the federal health authorities...


March 27, 2014

Minnesota teen wins settlement after school takes Facebook password

March 27 - A Minnesota school district has agreed to pay $70,000 to settle a lawsuit that claimed school officials violated a student's constitutional rights by viewing her Facebook and email accounts without permission. The lawsuit, filed in 2012 by the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, alleged that Riley Stratton, now...

Billboard Challenges Air Force's 'God-less' Oath

March 27 - Religious freedom advocates have posted a billboard challenging the Air Force Academy's decision to remove the phrase "so help me God" from the cadet oath of office. The Chaplain Alliance for Religious Freedom and the Restore Military Religious Freedom Coalition put the billboard not far from an academy entrance.

Illegal Immigrants Released into Texas to Ease Over-Crowding of Detention Centers

March 26 - U.S. Border Patrol agents, in conjunction with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently disclosed the increasing practice of releasing “low threat” illegal immigrant detainees to address the over-crowding of immigration detention centers in south Texas, according to official confirmation of...

Man on Trial for Shotgun Shell Possession in DC Found Guilty of Possessing Inert 'Bullets' Instead

March 26 - On March 26th Mark Witaschek's trial over his possession of a shotgun shell in his Washington, D.C., home took a turn, and he was found guilty of "attempted possession of unlawful ammunition" over 25 muzzleloader bullets which were also in his house, these are lead and copper bullets [cartridges] without primers.

Obama secretly negotiating away U.S. sovereignty

March 26 - Consumer protections and the use of domestic law in the U.S. may drastically change as President Obama forges ahead with two secretive international deals that impact major aspects of the economy, privacy and beyond. Wednesday, Obama defended a proposed mega free-trade zone between the world’s two...

Boehner Slams Obamacare Extension: Is This a Joke?

March 26 - Speaker John Boehner slammed the latest Obamacare extension on Wednesday — angrily asking, "What the hell is this? A joke?" "Last night brought us yet another delay of Obamacare, another deadline made meaningless," the Ohio Republican said at his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill. "If he hasn't put...

New Delay Proves Obamacare Near Death

March 26 - The Affordable Care Act is dead in the water — and President Barack Obama is responsible with his endless, illegal tweaks, according to Larry Kudlow, host of CNBC's "The Kudlow Report." "Obama is basically killing the individual mandate because of its unpopularity, basically killing the tax penalty because of...

Pope Blesses Controversial Film 'Noah'

March 27 - Pope Francis blessed actor Russell Crowe’s upcoming "Noah," a $130 million epic already stirring controversy among Christians for its interpretation of the story from the Bible’s Book of Genesis, according to The Daily Mail. Last month, Crowe began tweeting the Holy Father in hopes of a meeting with him.

Ads for controversial 'Noah' will now carry disclaimer

February 28 - In a move clearly aimed to appease potential religious critics, Paramount Pictures is adding a disclaimer to marketing materials for "Noah," writer-director Darren Aronofsky's drama about the great flood. The studio announced late Thursday that the "explanatory message," as Paramount calls it, will read: "The film...


March 20, 2014

Connecticut Schools Recognizes Muslim Holidays

March 18 - Schools in New London, Conn., will now recognize Muslim holidays. That means Muslim students can now be absent from school and teachers may not schedule any tests on those days. The Connecticut chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations celebrated the move, saying it will improve the...

One Fifth of Americans Say Religion Isn't Important

March 14 - One in five Americans says religion does not play an important role in their lives, according to a new NBC Wall Street Journal poll. The total is the highest percentage since the poll began in 1997. Less religious Americans are more likely to be men under the age of 35 with income of at least $75,000. Twenty-one percent...

Administration Spends $17 Million a Month Advertising ObamaCare

March 20 - The New York Times reports that between January and March of this year, the Obama Administration is and will spend $17 million a month advertising for ObamaCare. From January until the end of March, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which runs the HealthCare.gov site and administers the Affordable...

White House Press Corps Deny Carney Given Questions In Advance

March 20 - Thursday the Weekly Standard reported that a CBS reporter from Arizona revealed that President Obama's press secretary, Jay Carney, receives questions from the White House Press Corps in advance of his daily briefings. She quoted Carney as her source: "And then he also mentioned that a lot of times...

Feds now taking names of gun-parts buyers

March 19 - A federal raid by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on a San Diego gun-parts store chain has prompted criticism that the primary purpose of the operation was to collect the names and addresses of customers. Despite a temporary restraining order, ATF agents obtained a...

Washington Whines (Again) Over Israeli DM's Remarks

March 20 - Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon seems to really know how to push the Obama Administration’s buttons. For at least the second time this year, Washington on Wednesday issued public complaints over Ya’alon’s criticism of its handling of international affairs. Speaking at a closed-door event at Tel Aviv University...

Fake CIA agent helped craft sweeping environmental rules while at EPA

March 19 - A former high-ranking EPA staffer convicted of stealing nearly $900,000 by pretending to be a CIA spy had virtually no experience, got his job with help from a college buddy, and went on to play a key role in sweeping environmental regulations, according to a report Senate Republicans released Wednesday.

38 Percent Of Employers Will Lay Off Workers If Minimum Wage Is Hiked

March 19 - A new study has found that 38 percent of employers will lay workers off if the minimum wage is increased as President Barack Obama has proposed. Express Employment Professionals, the nation’s largest privately held staffing firm, surveyed 1,213 business owners and human resources professionals...

Principal who told kids not to speak Spanish will lose job

March 18 - The Hempstead school board won't renew the contract of a principal who instructed her students not to speak Spanish, in a rapidly-evolving district where more than half of the students, like many Texas schools, are now Hispanic. Hempstead Middle School Principal Amy Lacey was placed on paid administrative leave...