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Overflowing Swamp: Non-Partisan Watchdog Report Shows Political Bribery Now at Record Levels

Posted by on February 4, 2018 in Corruption, Government with 0 Comments
Overflowing Swamp: Non-Partisan Watchdog Report Shows Political Bribery Now at Record Levels

While President Trump promised to “drain the swamp” when he was on the campaign trail, a new report from a non-profit, nonpartisan research group shows that after one year of the Trump administration, lobbying is at records levels in Washington.

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First They Came For Free Travel: ICE Agents Will Access Massive License Plate Database in Real Time

Posted by on February 3, 2018 in Government, Politics, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
First They Came For Free Travel: ICE Agents Will Access Massive License Plate Database in Real Time

The Verge reported Friday, U.S. will now be privy to a capacious database of license plates — data reaped by private corporations in the course of standard operations by automated license-plate readers.

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Missouri Committee Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying And Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

Posted by on February 3, 2018 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Missouri Committee Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying And Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

A Missouri House committee overwhelmingly passed a bill that would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations.

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The Next Big Fight: Saving Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security from Massive Cuts

Posted by on February 1, 2018 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
The Next Big Fight: Saving Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security from Massive Cuts

Republicans like to call Social Security and Medicare “entitlements,” as if they’re some kind of giveaway. But Americans pay into these programs throughout their entire working lives. It’s Americans’ own money they’re getting back through these programs.

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Anti-Marijuana Group Created a Poll to Demonize Weed — and It Backfired Epically

Posted by on January 30, 2018 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Anti-Marijuana Group Created a Poll to Demonize Weed — and It Backfired Epically

According to the anti-cannabis group, 78% of people polled oppose current prohibition measures, suggesting the poll backfired despite the organization’s efforts to cast doubt on growing tolerance for marijuana.

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Indiana Committee Passes Bill to Clear Way for Commercial Hemp Market Despite Federal Prohibition

Posted by on January 27, 2018 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Indiana Committee Passes Bill to Clear Way for Commercial Hemp Market Despite Federal Prohibition

A Indiana House committee unanimously passed a bill that would expand the state’s hemp law to prohibit state prosecution of people who sell or possess industrial hemp

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Support for Marijuana Legalization Grows With 60 Percent of Americans Now in Favor

Posted by on January 26, 2018 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Support for Marijuana Legalization Grows With 60 Percent of Americans Now in Favor

Sixty percent of those surveyed said adults should have the right to buy marijuana. Nearly three-quarters of people ages 18 to 34 supported legalization according to the new poll.

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Denouncing ‘FCC’s Dangerous Ruling,’ Cuomo Signs Order to Protect Net Neutrality in New York

Posted by on January 25, 2018 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Denouncing ‘FCC’s Dangerous Ruling,’ Cuomo Signs Order to Protect Net Neutrality in New York

“The FCC’s dangerous ruling goes against the core values of our democracy, and New York will do everything in our power to protect net neutrality and the free exchange of ideas,” Cuomo vowed in a statement. “With this executive order, we reaffirm our commitment to freedom and democracy and help ensure that the internet remains free and open to all.”

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Why We Should Be Happy the New Zealand Prime Minister is Pregnant

Posted by on January 23, 2018 in Government with 0 Comments
Why We Should Be Happy the New Zealand Prime Minister is Pregnant

Can women have it all? Read this!

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Sanders Slams Trump’s Anti-Immigration Ad, Backs Border Wall Talks to Protect Dreamers

Posted by on January 22, 2018 in Government, Policies, Politics with 2 Comments
Sanders Slams Trump’s Anti-Immigration Ad, Backs Border Wall Talks to Protect Dreamers

In his interview with Jake Tapper, the Sanders denounced an ad released by President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign which portrayed Democratic lawmakers as “complicit” in any murder committed by an undocumented immigrant.

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A Well-Known CIA Pilot Claims That The Moon Has 250 Million Citizens

A Well-Known CIA Pilot Claims That The Moon Has 250 Million Citizens

As far back as 1970, two well-respected members of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, Michael Vasin and Alexander Shcherbakov, created a hypothesis suggesting that the Moon is a spaceship created by unknown beings. Fast forward to today, and we have former high-ranking members of the military and intelligence agencies sharing their knowledge with regards to strange things that are happening on the Moon. A few examples are listed in the articles linked below.
Good says that a former member of MI6 revealed her conversation with Neil Armstrong at a NASA conference, when he confirmed there were “other” spacecraft on the Moon when Apollo 11 landed in 1969. Armstrong also confirmed the CIA was behind the coverup. He also goes into more detail about it in this 2013 lecture.

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As #TrumpShutdown Takes Hold DACA Supporters Denounce GOP’s ‘Racist Agenda’

Posted by on January 21, 2018 in Government, Policies, Politics with 1 Comment
As #TrumpShutdown Takes Hold DACA Supporters Denounce GOP’s ‘Racist Agenda’

Democrats refused to back the spending deal as it did not include protections for hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants, known as Dreamers, under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as well as the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), both of which have strong public support.

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Kentucky House Passes Bill to Put Limits on Drones, Help Thwart Federal Surveillance Program

Kentucky House Passes Bill to Put Limits on Drones, Help Thwart Federal Surveillance Program

The Kentucky House unanimously passed a bill that would require police to get a warrant before engaging in drone surveillance in most situations.

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US Global Standing Plummets as Trump Threatens Human Rights at Home and Abroad

Posted by on January 19, 2018 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
US Global Standing Plummets as Trump Threatens Human Rights at Home and Abroad

Trump “displays a disturbing fondness for rights-trampling strongmen,” wrote Kenneth Roth, executive director of HRW. The report also denounced the president’s threats to human rights within the U.S., noting that “Trump has targeted refugees and immigrants, calling them criminals and security threats; emboldened racist politics by equivocating on white nationalism; and consistently championed anti-Muslim ideas and policies,” and cataloging his administration’s threats to women’s rights and Americans’ right to healthcare as well.

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22 States File Suit to ‘Stop the FFC’s Illegal Rollback of Net Neutrality’

Posted by on January 18, 2018 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
22 States File Suit to ‘Stop the FFC’s Illegal Rollback of Net Neutrality’

Leading this latest effort “to stop the FCC’s illegal rollback of net neutrality” is New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who said in a statement, “An open internet—and the free exchange of ideas it allows—is critical to our democratic process.”

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