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Jan 02 10:35

Gun sales surge in Switzerland as Army Chief warns “arm yourselves”

It would appear the people of Switzerland have been listening to their military leaders. Having recently been warned by the Swiss army chief of growing social unrest, SwissInfo reports applications for gun permits in Switzerland increased by 20% between 2014 and 2015, according to a survey conducted in 12 cantons

Jan 02 10:16

What Influence Does Wall Street Have Over Candidates Clinton and Sanders?

Will Tucker and former financial regulator Bill Black respond to Hillary Clinton’s comments on her ties to Wall Street

Jan 02 10:09

NYC Plans to Turn 7,500 Payphones Into WiFi Hot Spots Despite Health and Privacy Risks

By Kevin Samson

When New York City signs on to pervasive WiFi, we really should pay attention.

The city already has erected one 9-foot-tall structure that is an indication of the rollout of 7,500 WiFi hot spots, which are slated to go online early in 2016. It is part of the LinkNYC program (“Faster Than a New York Minute,” har har) which proclaims to become “the fastest and largest municipal WiFi network in the world.”

Even if you don’t believe having a permanent WiFi signal radiating across the city is a danger to your health, another aspect of pervasive WiFi may be of concern: privacy and surveillance...

Jan 02 10:08

Pope Francis: Media's "duty is first and foremost to serve the truth, and not particular interests"

In his message on how to 'Overcome Indifference and Win Peace,' issued January 1st, Pope Francis spoke of the role of the media and those who shape public opinion in the information age. "Sadly, it must be said that today's information explosion does not of itself lead to an increased concern for other people's problems, which demands openness and a sense of solidarity. Indeed, the information glut can numb people’s sensibilities...Communicators also have a responsibility for education and formation, especially nowadays, when the means of information and communication are so widespread. Their duty is first and foremost to serve the truth, and not particular interests.

Jan 02 10:02

Will The New Swiss Referendum Reign in the Banking Beast, or Create a New Monster?

As we head into 2016, the global financial system continues to teeter all around us. Years of virtually zero-percent interest rates in the US, along with stagnant rates the world over(accompanied by chronic unemployment), have made many do a complete rethink of what money and currency is, what it should be, and how it should be created. These questions must be considered by any populace longing to be free, and who wish to determine their own destiny. For too long, the oligarchs in our world have called the shots, and determined those things for us, without ever asking us if that’s what we wanted. That’s why when I recently read this headline about how a European country is attempting some very serious banking & monetary reforms, I was very encouraged.

Jan 02 09:58

Is the African Union a Western Front for Civil War in Burundi?

Executive editor and founder of Black Agenda Report discusses the latest in the apparent civil war in Burundi describing much of the problem as originating in Western/outside influences.

Jan 02 09:57

Scientists Reprogram Social Behavior in Carpenter Ants Using Epigenetic Drugs

In Florida carpenter ant colonies, distinct worker castes called minors and majors exhibit pronounced differences in social behavior throughout their lives. In a new study published today in Science, a multi-institution team anchored at University of Pennsylvania found that these caste-specific behaviors are not set in stone. Rather, this pioneering study shows that social behavior can be reprogrammed, indicating that an individual's epigenetic, not genetic, makeup determines behavior in ant colonies.

Jan 02 09:50

Al-Qaeda affiliate group uses Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rant in recruitment video

A Somalian terrorist group affiliated with al-Qaeda is using footage of Donald Trump in a new recruitment video, CBS News reported.

Jan 02 09:49

Political Discourse is Getting Dangerously Anti-Intellectual

Having attended a Donald Trump rally in New Hampshire earlier this week, Scot Lehigh of the Boston Globe was not terribly impressed(link is external)with the candidate, the message, or the supporters. “After listening to Trump for more than an hour,” Lehigh reported, “I came away struck by one thing: how little of substance he’d actually uttered.” Instead, the Globecolumnist observed, Trump’s message was “a populist stew of braggadocio, bluster, and bombast, seasoned with resentments he and his backers share.

Jan 02 09:41

Alabama Uses BP Oil Spill Money to Repair a Governor’s Mansion

An Alabama governor’s mansion that has sat abandoned and boarded up for nearly 20 years is getting renovated thanks to money from the BP oil spill. The mansion, built in the 1960s near the Gulf coast, was damaged in 1997 by Hurricane Danny. From that point it sat unused and vacant because succeeding gubernatorial administrations were reluctant to spend taxpayer money on repairing the two-story, 7,500-square-foot home.

Jan 02 09:41

$100 Billion in Tax Revenue Lost Every Year Due to Loopholes for Multinationals

On 60 minutes, Apple CEO Tim Cook says accusations of tax avoidance schemes are ‘total political crap’, but economist James Henry says it’s unfair for corporations to simply wash their hands of having to share the costs of government

Jan 02 09:31

Washington cops allow drunk deputy to drive home, claiming no “probable cause” to arrest him

Two Poulspo police officers refused to arrest Kitsap County sheriff Jim Porter for DUI because he was a fellow law enforcement officer.

Jan 02 09:18

A look at the gorgeous, antiquated technology running the NYC Subway

They may look like museum exhibits, or props in a World War II-era film - but these clunking, dusty devices are in fact all that keeps the New York subway system from falling in chaos.

Jan 02 09:18

“It appears that Mr. Trump is getting nervous that working families are catching on that his policies represent the interests of the billionaire class against almost everyone else." - Bernie Sanders

Quoting Donald Trump’s assertion that wages in the United States are “too high,” U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday said Trump’s attempt to back away from his own words shows that the Republican front-runner is “getting nervous that working families are catching on” to his views.

Webmaster addition: Bernie Sanders spends all of his time attacking Trump while ignoring the scandals of his supposed rival for the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton. We may thus conclude that Sanders is planning on being Hillary's VP.

Jan 02 09:11

‘Mental’ people reported by family will be forced to “have a time out, surrender their weapons”

Careful not to seem too angry next time you argue with your spouse

Jan 02 09:02

Top 5 Censored News Stories From 2015

In this video Luke Rudkowski details the top 5 most censored news stories from 2015.

Jan 02 09:01

How Crude Oil Fooled (Almost) Everyone

Jan 02 08:54

Al Sharpton Gets What He Deserves

Jan 02 08:52

The Drug War is Such a Violent Failure, the Surgeon General is Speaking Up for the First Time Ever

By Justin Gardner

It’s a new year and, finally, a new voice will be added to the drug war debate. The federal government will actually get scientific input on drugs, and it will make prohibition look all that much more absurd.

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, the nation’s top public health official, will be “presenting the state of the science on substance use, addiction and health,” in the first-ever report from that office...

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