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  • Editorial: Saving Daughters From Mutilation

    NYT > Opinion
    By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:39 am
    Cameron takes the lead in what must be a global effort to eliminate a cultural scourge.
  • Push boundaries of space: Your Say

    USATODAY - Opinion
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Sunday marked the 45th anniversary of man's first steps on the moon. What's needed to further space exploration?         
  • Op-Ed Columnist: The Shared Destiny of Israel and Gaza

    NYT > Opinion
    By ROGER COHEN
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:43 am
    The peoples of the Holy Land are condemned to each other. Realizing that is their only way forward.
  • Requiem for the American Century

    Le Monde diplomatique - English edition
    Tom Engelhardt
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:02 am
    First Paragraphs on Turning 70 in the American Century That Was * Seventy-three years ago, on February 17, 1941, as a second devastating global war approached, Henry Luce, the publisher of Time and Life magazines, called on his countrymen to “create the first great American Century.” Luce died in 1967 at age 69. Life, the pictorial magazine no home would have been without in my 1950s childhood, ceased to exist as a weekly in 1972 and as a monthly in 2000; Time, which launched his career as (...) - Open page
  • Robert B. Reich: The rise of the non-working rich [Commentary]

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    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    The self-made person, the symbol of American meritocracy, is disappearing as more people inherit wealthIn a new Pew poll, more than three-quarters of self-described conservatives believe "poor people have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything." In reality, most of America's poor work hard, often in two or more jobs. The real non-workers are the wealthy who inherit their fortunes. And their ranks are growing.
 
 
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  • Congress should reform the mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses

    Editorial Board
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:52 pm
    LIBERALS AND conservatives have learned from the drug war’s failures. More jail time may result in less crime, but the costs can be too high. Harsh punishments often catch street-corner dealers, not drug kingpins. The drug war’s foremost legacy is a skyrocketing prison population; the number of drug offenders in federal prisons has increased 21 times since 1980. Read full article >>
  • Chris McDaniel should either show evidence or concede in Mississippi’s GOP primary

    Editorial Board
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:51 pm
    IT TOOK just a few words for state Sen. Chris McDaniel to stoke tea party fervor after his runoff loss in the Mississippi Republican primary to incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran. “We’re not done fighting,” he said defiantly to the June 24 election-night crowd. Read full article >>
  • The U.S. should push for the disarming of Hamas in Gaza-Israel cease-fire

    Editorial Board
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
    THE DISTINGUISHING feature of the latest war between Israel and Hamas is “offensive tunnels,” as the Israeli army calls them. As of early Wednesday, 28 had been uncovered in Gaza, and nearly half extend into Israel, according to Israeli officials. The tunnels are the reason that the government of Benjamin Netanyahu decided last weekend to launch a ground invasion of Gaza, and they explain why that operation has strong support from Israelis in spite of the relatively heavy casualties it has inflicted. Most significantly, the tunnels show why it has been difficult to reach a cease-fire and…
  • Syrian death toll and extremist threat increases, but the U.S. does little

    Editorial Board
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:01 pm
    THE FIGHTING in Gaza has served to obscure developments in another Middle East war that is far bloodier and more important to U.S. interests. In the last week, more than 700 fatalities have been reported in a single battle in Syria, as government troops have tried to retake a gas field seized by the Islamic State, the al-Qaeda entity that now controls much of eastern Syria and western Iraq. Fighting is also raging between regime and moderate rebel forces in the city of Aleppo and between the rebels and the Islamists in the suburbs of Damascus. Read full article >>
  • D.C. Circuit Court ruling on Obamacare was wrong — but the 4th Circuit got it right

    Editorial Board
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:27 pm
    FIRST BLAME Congress. Generally a useful rule these days, it certainly holds when considering Tuesday’s worrying, though possibly temporary, setback for the Affordable Care Act in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Blame Democrats who pressed through a bill containing contradictory language. Blame Republicans who, in their drive for full repeal, have declined to fix the ambiguities and unintended consequences that turn up in any sizeable piece of legislation. Read full article >>
 
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    The Seattle Times: Opinion

  • Proposition 1 enrages, divides Seattle parks supporters

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:29 am
    An increasingly fierce debate over Proposition 1, the Aug. 5 ballot measure that would create a Seattle Park District, is pitting parks supporters against one another.  This diverse group agrees parks are valuable. They just  disagree on exactly how to fund them.
  • Guest: Broken promises on liquor privatization

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Cities and counties have not received money from the state to support law enforcement and public safety, which was promised in Initiative 1183, according to guest columnists Francis Benjamin and Paul Roberts.
  • A downside to ‘shared economy’

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:46 pm
    The official line of Airbnb suggests a certain vagabond freedom. Isn’t it cool to live like a native — and outside motel chain conformity? Well, that depends on the native you’re boarding with, writes syndicated columnist Froma Harrop.
 
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    seattlepi.com: Opinion & Commentary

  • Robert A. Brown

    17 Jul 2014 | 4:54 pm
    Just another weblog
  • J.A. Jance

    16 Jul 2014 | 6:08 am
    J.A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of both the J. P. Beaumont series and the Joanna Brady Series. She has written 40 novels and she has more than 10 million copies of her books in print. Visit her Web site: JAJance.com.
  • Vivian McPeak

    7 Jul 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Vivian McPeak is a Pacific Northwest based musician and social justice activist. He is also the executive director of the world's largest cannabis policy reform rally, Seattle Hempfest.
  • Candace Calloway Whiting

    6 Jul 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Candace Calloway Whiting has studied and trained dolphins, seals, and orca whales. She is currently a volunteer at the Center for Whale Research at Friday Harbor.
  • Dr. Jim Taylor

    30 Jun 2014 | 10:56 am
    Dr. Jim Taylor is internationally recognized for his work in the psychology of business, sport, and parenting. Jim is the author or editor of ten books and hundreds of scholarly and popular articles, and speaks to and consults with businesses, athletes and sports teams, and schools throughout North America, Europe, and the Middle East. To learn more, visit www.drjimtaylor.com.
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    Opinion

  • Tonyaa Weathersbee: Governor needs to adjust his vision toward the poor

    Staff
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Rick Scott was poor once. The governor, who is in the throes of a grueling re-election campaign against former Gov. Charlie Crist, talked about the pain of his poverty during a recent editorial board meeting at The Florida Times-Union. “I grew up in the Midwest,” Scott said. “I don’t know my natural father.” Added Scott: “We grew up in public housing. My [step] dad was a truck driver, so he was laid off a lot. I watched my father’s face, my mom’s face, when we got the only family car repossessed.” read more
  • Guest column: A Jew and a Muslim offer a joint call for peace

    Staff
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:33 pm
    We write as two friends, a Jew and a Muslim, both with leadership roles in our communities. Together we have broken bread, facilitated interfaith dialogue and come to the realization that we have the same goal of peace, understanding and respect for people of all faiths and backgrounds. The recent violence between Hamas and Israel is a new test for us. Yet we find that we share the same hopes, ideals and values. We both must wrestle with some inconvenient truths. Whether the blood spilled is Israeli or Palestinian, it is red. read more
  • Lead Letter; Scare tactics on voting rights don't apply to Florida

    Staff
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:17 am
    Is producing photo identification to vote really an inconvenience as columnist Clarence Page contends? In his piece, he transports us back to the old South where literacy tests were administered to African-Americans. But registering to vote in Florida is pretty simple. Be a U.S. citizen and a Florida resident. Be at least 18 years old. Be a legal resident of the county in which you seek to register. Present a valid Florida driver’s license. Or a Florida identification card. read more
  • The Catholic Church must continue to aggressively address, prevent sexual abuse

    Staff
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:16 am
    When Pope Francis recently met with six victims of clerical sexual abuse, he made an important statement that the Roman Catholic Church is committed to change. He compared priests who abuse minors to “a sacrilegious cult.” He begged for forgiveness. He vowed to take action on priests abusing their vows. And Pope Francis referred to the “sins of omission” by those who covered up or failed to report incidents of child sexual abuse. The pope has also appointed a commission to confront the sexual abuse issue. read more
  • Letters: Jacksonville's children suffer while we indulge the whims of its adults

    Staff
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:12 am
    BRIDGE SAFETY Crackdown needed Drop the speed limit on the major bridges to 35 mph. And have electronic signs warning drivers that the speed limit will be strictly enforced. This would get the attention of motorists. Mike Legg, Jacksonville Beach REPLY: CRIME, CHILDREN Why aren’t we acting? Today’s poor children are frightening, bitter and angry. How has this happened? Absent fathers. Ill-prepared mothers. No preparation for school. The list goes on and on. read more
 
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  • Adam Kwasman runs for wrong bus, leaves border issue unsolved [Commentary]

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    What kind of human being looks at a humanitarian crisis and thinks: photo op?It's a revealing video.
  • Hate-filled immigration demonstration hits home [Commentary]

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:02 am
    Protesters took to streets in AnnapolisIt was a typical Saturday in Annapolis, and I was busy running errands.
  • Md. senators fight for multi-year transportation bill [Commentary]

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:02 am
    The federal highway trust fund will go bankrupt next month unless Congress actsIt is now peak construction season, and without congressional action the federal highway trust fund will go bankrupt (expenditures will exceed receipts) in August — next month. As the senators for Maryland, we are fighting for a multi-year transportation bill to provide planning and funding certainty to our state.
  • 'Why me, why us?' [Commentary]

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:02 am
    A Baltimore teen at camp in Israel asks why people she doesn't know want her dead A few nights ago, I was asleep in my hotel room when a thunderous crash woke me. A rocket aimed at the resort town of Eilat landed across the street with no warning or sirens. Without panicking, but feeling rattled, we followed instructions to a safe room — although this time we arrived after the fact.
  • Robert B. Reich: The rise of the non-working rich [Commentary]

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    The self-made person, the symbol of American meritocracy, is disappearing as more people inherit wealthIn a new Pew poll, more than three-quarters of self-described conservatives believe "poor people have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything." In reality, most of America's poor work hard, often in two or more jobs. The real non-workers are the wealthy who inherit their fortunes. And their ranks are growing.
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    MiamiHerald.com: Opinion

  • The Herald recommends

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:06 pm
    OUR OPINION: For Broward County Circuit Court
  • Rick Perry’s kid-size standoff at the Texas border

    23 Jul 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry recognizes that a crisis is a terrible thing to waste. Tuesday, wearing his smart glasses, his hands chopping the air, he called out the National Guard to go to the border to deal with the influx of more than 50,000 children crossing into the U.S. illegally.
  • Crist ducks debate

    23 Jul 2014 | 4:05 pm
    What hypocrisy! In saying that he’ll accept public campaign cash, Charlie Crist said, “I think it’s a good idea because the public needs to be involved in our government, our democracy.” Yet he has declined to debate Nan Rich, the other Democratic candidate for governor. From Crist’s point of view, democracy means using taxpayers’ money, but not giving them a chance to know where he stands on issues compared to Rich. Not democratic at all.
  • Renewable energy is better than FPL’s nuclear power lines

    23 Jul 2014 | 4:03 pm
    In his July 15 letters Bury FPL’s high-voltage transmission lines, former South Miami mayor Horace Feliu insists that the city of South Miami should pay the $18 million that FPL demands in order to underground the high-voltage transmission lines it proposes on U.S. 1 to support a pair of nuclear plants.
  • No double standard

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:56 pm
    What is all this talk admonishing Israel about not killing civilians and being disproportionate in its response to Hamas?
 
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    Post-Gazette -- OPINION

  • Alone with their watts: Research delivers a shock

    By Samantha Bennett
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    How many times have you found yourself saying, “If only I could have five minutes of peace to just THINK!”?
  • People have valid concerns about fragrance ingredients

    24 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    I want to commend the PG’s Pohla Smith for raising awareness about fragrances and their impact on our health (“Suffering in a Fragrant World,” June 17). Any combination of more than 3,000 chemicals may be used to make up the ingredient “fragrance” in cosmetics, personal care items and cleaning products. The majority of these ingredients have not been tested for safety.
  • Stage 62's "Side Show" is a wonderful production

    24 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    “Come look at the freaks” begins one of the best local theater productions to hit Pittsburgh in a long time. I had the opportunity to attend Stage 62’s production of “Side Show” this past weekend, and what a production it is.
  • Yellow Cab should stop crying to the PUC about ride sharing

    24 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    I recently saw an article in the Post-Gazette about folks comparing the service by cabs, Uber and Lyft (“Reporters Find Mixed Bag of Results with Ride Sharing, Regulated Rides,” July 13). It seems like the same, usual thing with Yellow Cab, which for years has had egg on its face for not providing the right service. It has not hired back good drivers who provided good service in the past. The mistakes that Yellow Cab has made have cost it money and embarrassment.
  • How to save Gaza ... and keep Israel and Hamas from fighting yet another war

    By WILLIAM SALETAN
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    After two weeks of protests and denunciations, it’s time to acknowledge that outrage won’t end the war in Gaza. The most plausible way to stop this cycle of violence is through internationally supervised demilitarization. Amid so much death and destruction that may seem utterly hopeless. But many of the tools we need are already in place. Here’s an analysis of the problem and how to fix it.
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    The Orange County Register - News Headlines : Opinion

  • Editorial: TSA morphs into unofficial tax collector

    24 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Labor Day plans got you headed to John Wayne Airport or to LAX? There’s something special in store: a new, higher “security fee.” Congress passed the hike to help reduce the deficit. But our legislators failed to realize that air travel is one...
  • Editorial: A kicker with Kickstarter

    24 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Meet Zack “Danger” Brown. He’s shot to Internet fame for successfully funding a Kickstarter campaign nobody had previously imagined. His goal? Making potato salad. That’s it. His innovative, ambitious plan so tickled the fancy of America’s...
  • Yuri Vanetik: Sanctions on Russia works in Putin's favor

    By YURI VANETIK
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Russia recently decided to send up to 12,000 troops to the Ukraine border – only a month after ordering all but 1,000 of them back to their barracks. Last week, a Malaysian commercial flight was shot down over Ukraine purportedly by Russian-backed...
  • Editorial: A missed opportunity to save money

    24 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    A proposal by Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach that would have amended the county charter to allow more opportunities for contracting out county services won’t be making it on the November ballot after three supervisors abstained from voting...
  • Today's cartoons: Obamacare trapped in legal maze

    24 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Also: Hamas' Crocodile Tears; Death a frequent flier
 
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    SacBee -- Editorials

  • Editorial: State’s tower of horror in downtown Sacramento is nice for bats, but not humans

    24 Jul 2014 | 12:04 am
    The Board of Equalization building has been plagued by a long list of problems, including plummeting sheets of glass and bats in the belfry. The Board of Equalization headquarters on N Street has become California’s unofficial state money pit, a tower of terror with a litany of defects that include exterior glass panels that fall without warning, leaky windows, corroded toilet waste pipes and toxic mold.
  • Editorial: Arts commission has crucial tasks on its palette

    24 Jul 2014 | 12:03 am
    It will pick public art at new downtown arena and is launching a long-range cultural plan. The red rabbit called “Leap” at Sacramento International Airport may be succeeded by art at the planned downtown arena as the city’s most visible public artwork.
  • Editorial: Judge chastises California perpetuating dysfunctional death penalty system

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:05 am
    Death penalty opponents might be heartened by a federal judge’s decision declaring California’s capital punishment unconstitutional. But the decision by U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney last week is less a victory for abolitionists than it is a condemnation of California officials’ mishandling of capital punishment. Ernest Dewayne Jones brought the lawsuit on which a judge ruled the state’s execution system is unconstitutional. Linda Avalos, holds a sign as she protests the death penalty outside San Quentin Prison before the execution of Clarence Ray Allen on…
  • Editorial: Jerry Brown’s judicial nomination of Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar seems solid

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Jerry Brown shapes the California Supreme Court with the nomination of Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar. Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar
  • Opinion Extra: A (smart) call for California-style top-two primaries in all U.S. states.

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:59 pm
    In an op-ed piece in the New York Times today, Sen. Charles Schumer suggests that California-style top-two primary can save the country, or at least its political system. He very well could be right. But for open primaries, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks, might have advanced to the general election to face Gov. Jerry Brown in November.
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    Arkansas Online stories: Opinion and Letters*

  • Grab a blanket

    <StaffMember: John Brummett>
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:02 am
    U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer wrote a guest column Tuesday for the New York Times arguing the glorious notion that we should do away with party primaries.
  • Letters

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:01 am
    That's not leadership
  • Restore democracy

    <StaffMember: Glen Hooks>
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Earlier this month, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted favorably on an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to give Congress and state legislatures a renewed ability to limit the flood of money into elections.
  • Overpriced speeches

    DAN K. THOMASSON McClatchy-Tribune News Service
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:58 am
    These days a whole lot of money is being spent in anticipation that not only will Hillary Clinton be the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, she ultimately will win the nation's highest office.
  • Make way for Chasmatiasia

    STEPHEN MIHM Bloomberg News
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:58 am
    Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper seems to be close to getting the signatures he needs to put a proposal to split California into six new states on the 2016 ballot. Draper's plan, dubbed the Six Californias, reflects his conviction that the state has become ungovernable and that slicing it into smaller areas is the only way to make government more responsive to the people.
 
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    Editorials

  • Mercury News editorial: Cuéllar is an excellent choice for California's Supreme Court

    <p class="Byline">Mercury News Editorial</p>
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Gov. Jerry Brown has always sought to be a transformational leader. In his first stint as governor, three of his appointees to the California Supreme Court were indeed transformational, but perhaps not in the way Brown had hoped. In a historic move, the state's voters removed Chief Justice Rose Bird and Associate Justices Cruz Reynoso and Joseph Grodin from the bench.Once again, circumstances have conspired to offer Brown the opportunity to impact the philosophical makeup of the state's highest court, which had been made up entirely of Republican appointees when he took office. But this time…
  • Mercury News editorial: Time for world to tell Putin to shape up

    <p class="Byline">Mercury News Editorial</p>
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:47 am
    The horrific downing of a Malaysia Airlines commercial jetliner over Ukraine last week, apparently by surface-to-air missiles launched by Russian separatists, has put Vladimir Putin in a desperate bind.That could be the only good thing to come out of this grotesque tragedy. The Russian president wants a way out without appearing culpable or weak, but the world must demand accountability.Putin now is trying to distance himself and his nation from the separatist group in Ukraine, but he just spent months engaged in a public campaign throughout Russia championing the separatists' cause and…
  • Mercury News editorial: Santa Clara County leaders reach out to kids

    <p class="Byline">Mercury News Editorial</p>
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:15 pm
    Federal authorities have struggled to find places other than cement jail cells at the border to house the thousands of refugee children, some of them toddlers, pouring in from Central America. They identified shelters in different communities around the country, some in Southern California, and set out with busloads of the kids -- only to be met in some towns by throngs of angry residents armed with placards and in some cases more threatening implements to keep the children out of their towns.Here in Santa Clara County, there was a different scene. Elected officials banded together to…
  • Mercury News editorial: Don't put off changing law on recounts

    <p class="Byline">Mercury News Editorial</p>
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:54 pm
    California dodged a bullet when former Assembly Speaker John Pérez mercifully rescinded his recount demand in the race for state controller. Now the Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown must ensure we never end up in this predicament again.Pérez finished third in the June primary, just 481 votes behind fellow Democrat Betty Yee, the second-place finisher, who now moves on the November general election. That margin works out to about 1/100th of 1 percent of the ballots cast in the race.With the vote that close, Pérez's call for a second look was reasonable. But the state has such…
  • Mercury News editorial: Study finds gays make great parents

    <p class="Byline">Mercury News Editorial</p>
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:21 am
    Opponents of same-sex marriage tend to believe that children raised by gay parents fare worse than kids raised by heterosexual couples. They trot out studies trying to prove it, but scientists debunk them.Now researchers at Australia's University of Melbourne have published a study finding that children of same-sex couples are healthier and happier than their counterparts. Naturally, conservatives are working around the clock to trash it. Fair enough. We'll even help. Only 315 same-sex couples were surveyed, and only 18 percent had male parents. But we'd bet that, in truly thorough research…
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    FresnoBee.com: Opinion

  • Remembering Bee columnist Eli Setencich: A last look at 'Through a Glass Lightly'

    14 Jul 2014 | 9:29 pm
    Editor's note Read comments
  • Listen as Eli Setencich shares World War II memories in radio interview

    14 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    In August 2008, former Fresno Bee columnist Eli Setencich was interviewed by Paul Loeffler for an episode of the "Hometown Heroes" radio series. The episode aired locally on KMJ. Setencich, who died Saturday at age 90, flew 142 combat missions in Europe with the Army Air Corps. Setencich worked for The Bee for 41 years, retiring in 2002. Read comments
  • Meet the Academic All-Stars

    5 Jun 2014 | 9:25 am
    They're The Bee's 2014 edition of the best and the brightest from Valley schools. Read comments
  • Use The Bee's voter guide

    29 Jan 2014 | 8:27 pm
    Get inside the heads of the candidates in the June primary with The Bee's voter guide. Read comments
  • There is momentum for reform

    5 Sep 2013 | 1:55 am
    Congress faces an important task in the coming months, and the pressure is mounting. We must achieve comprehensive immigration reform that provides a reliable work force for the appropriate industries, addresses the millions without proper documents living and working in the United States, and protects our borders. Read comments
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    Toledo Blade Latest Headlines

  • Mayor's T-Town initiative starts cleaning city

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:37 am
    Toledo officials and volunteers teamed up early today to clean up a several-block area in East Toledo as part of Mayor Mike Collins‘‍ T-Town Initiative. 
  • Israeli fire hits U.N. facility in Gaza

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip today, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian officials said, as Israel pressed forward with its 17-day war against the territory’s Hamas rulers.
  • Biden: Politicians attacking minority voters

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:06 am
    CINCINNATI — Without mentioning the court fight in Ohio, Vice President Joe Biden told a conference of the National Urban League today that politicians are trying to disenfranchise minority voters under the masquerade of fighting voter fraud.
  • New-home sales plummet in June

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:24 am
    WASHINGTON — Sales of new U.S. homes plunged in June, a sign that real estate continues to be a weak spot in the economy.
  • WTVG-TV sold to Atlanta-based company

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:43 am
    Toledo‘‍s ABC affiliate has been sold to an Atlanta-based company.
 
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  • Getting bad advice

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    So, the City of Pittsburgh spent tons of money researching potential candidates to replace Public Safety Director Mike Huss. Steve Bucar was hired to fill ...
  • Obama’s VA

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Without a strong military throughout our history, another country would have conquered the United States. But look at how our president has treated our military ...
  • Out of ‘other people’s money’

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    I don’t get it, again. First came the August Wilson Center with its $10 million deficit. Now the latest fiasco in the black community, the ...
  • The Thursday wrap

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Detroit, the great American bankrupt city, has suspended for 15 days water shutoffs for thousands of customers who haven’t paid their bills. Some groups are ...
  • Health information exchange will save lives

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    It’s 3 a.m. and you’re in an automobile accident. You arrive at the local trauma center — alone, unconscious and in critical condition. During the ...
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    The News Tribune -- Opinion

  • Why the Affordable Care Act probably isn’t doomed

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
    The Affordable Care Act took a potentially serious hit this week when the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a rule that extended the law’s health-care subsidies to residents…Click to Continue »
  • US policy shouldn’t encourage firms’ tax flight

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:45 am
    Corporate America’s latest public relations disaster comes under the banner “tax inversion.” In an inversion, a U.S. company shifts its legal headquarters to a country with a lower tax rate.Click to Continue »
  • Watch out for Bobby Jindal

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:20 am
    Bobby Jindal once gave a speech inspiring TV entertainer-commentator Jon Stewart to respond with satiric torture, which is to say, the speech wasn’t just a little awful, but laughably awful.Click to Continue »
  • Lots of blame to go around for immigration crisis

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:14 am
    Despite declaring immigration reform a second-term priority, President Obama has been unable to get action out of a Congress more interested in kneecapping him than in doing any work.Click to Continue »
  • Schools didn’t fail; union-beholden lawmakers did

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    A few weeks hence, parents across the state will be getting letters telling them that their children’s schools are failures. The letters — mandated by federal No Child Left Behind…Click to Continue »
 
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  • The legal definition of terrorism threatens to criminalise us all

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:25 am
    Was George Orwell a terrorist? Or trade union legend Jack Jones? Both left their homes to travel to Spain to fight General Franco’s fascists. They didn’t just incite people to take up arms, they actually bore weapons and took pride in armed conflict. Or take Belarusian dissidents who call for the end of the regime of hated dictator Alexander Lukashenko. Are they terrorists? Or human rights activists who advocate for the overthrow of Robert Mugabe?
  • Israel is attempting to deal rationally with an enemy crazed with lust for our death

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:23 am
    Earlier this month on Independent Voices, Mira Bar-Hillel wrote a passionate denunciation of Israeli conduct in Gaza. One of the most read and most shared pieces in the history of the site, it made waves around the world and led to Bar-Hillel appearing on BBC Radio's Today programme.
  • How to deal with Putin without crossing moral red lines

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    How do you solve a problem like Vladimir Putin? This week, the piercing grief of families of the victims of downed Malay Airline Flight MH17 added pressure on Western leaders, as they scrambled to figure out how to respond to evidence the Kremlin supported the Ukrainian separatists suspected of the atrocity. The Russian President’s peasant cunning dictates he hits his foes where it hurts, then denies all responsibility. To thwart these feral tactics, whilst retaining the moral high ground, the West must learn something from Putin’s playbook.
  • Want to rid the world of HIV? Then you can start by decriminalising prostitution

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:40 am
    This week, the world’s leading HIV experts gather in Melbourne, Australia for AIDS 2014, the premier global meeting in the field, held every two years.
  • Are we politely looking the other way when it comes to Kate, the ever-shrinking Duchess?

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:33 am
    Two very different pictures of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are taking shape here and in America. My recent trip to Chicago coincided with baby George – the republican destroyer – enjoying his first birthday and a glut of British papers devoting newstime to celebrating his ethereal status as dreamiest baby ever made. Oh how is George so wonderful? Let me count the ways.
 
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  • Bradley Wiggins is sick of fame but I bet hed miss it | David Giles

    David Giles
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:22 am
    Celebrities often have to develop coping mechanisms to deal with fame. Wishing it away is not one I would advise to WigginsYoud have thought that winning the Tour de France and an Olympic gold could only change a cyclists life for the better, so Bradley Wiggins claim that there are times he regrets it strike one as a bit peculiar, if not perverse.After all, one enters competition takes up sport, even for the possibility that it will bring fame and glory. So to complain about it seems ungrateful to say the least. Its quite hard that level of fame, when you just want to do normal stuff with the…
  • Conservative complacency wont help working people | Ed Balls

    Ed Balls
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    The Tories claim the economys fixed, but the facts suggest otherwise. Only Labours radical and credible economic plan can deliver a fairer BritainOur economy has, at long last, got back to the size it was before the global financial crisis, the latest growth figures out tomorrow are expected to show. The fact that Conservative strategists believe this to be a significant moment for celebration is revealing.Not only is it two years later than the chancellors original plan said, and three years after the US reached the same point, its also the case that GDP per head wont recover to where it was…
  • Would you happily eat out alone?

    Guardian Staff
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:35 am
    With the number of us living alone on the rise, more and more restaurants are catering for the solo diner. The BBC reports that eateries often offer bar seating for the rising number of people eating out on their own. While traditionally, a table for one has been seen as a bit of a joke, it seems that many are embracing the idea of eating in peace. Would you be comfortable being your own date for the night? Continue reading...
  • MH17: victims relatives can help one another in their bereavement | Jim Swire

    Jim Swire
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:18 am
    As I learned from the 1988 Lockerbie disaster, victims relatives forming a support group can help them to cope in a crisisThe horror of mass, brutal murder visited on those you love will leave 298 groups of individuals connected to the victims of MH17 in a collective state of shock and bereavement. And as time passes, the relatives will find it harder to make those not afflicted understand this.These deaths are final. There is simply nothing that one can do to mitigate them, nor is there any way that relatives could, or even less should, have done something to protect those who are gone.
  • Does your pet get jealous? | Open thread

    Open thread
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    Researchers claim that dogs feel jealousy when owners stop paying attention. Tell us if you have ever had a problem with a jealous or overly protective petExperts at the University of California believe that they have proved that dogs get jealous when their owners give too much attention to something or someone else. Many pet owners will have thought this already. The study suggests that dogs involved in the research felt a kind of jealousy when their owners focused on a stuffed dog, a book or even a bucket. Have you ever had a pet that displayed anger or jealousy when you stopped paying it…
 
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  • Ageing Hong Kong pan-democratic politicians seek to influence the West on political reform

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Beijing has it all wrong. It's not really foreigners who are trying to interfere in our internal affairs. It's a few pan-democratic prima donnas who are trying to influence the foreign policies of a few English-speaking countries vis-à-vis Hong Kong.
  • Who said it?

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:04 pm
    I was appalled to hear reports of stockpiles of rockets in a school … in Gaza Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird on weapons found in a school run by the U.N.
  • Talking points

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (pictured) travels to Shenzhen for talks about cooperation between the special economic zone and Hong Kong.
  • Food safety must be a priority for government and companies

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Food safety remains an abiding concern on the mainland. With lax regulation and quality control stretched by growth in consumption, it was a question of when, not if, the country's image would be tarnished by another scandal.
  • Legco fence is no barrier to people's right to hold protests

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Cities, like people, change. That is why a three-metre fence is being built around the east-side entrance to the government's Tamar headquarters.
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  • The ghost of Communism haunts Tula's graveyard

    Jens Malling
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:11 am
    All Saints cemetery in the Russian city of Tula is home to thousands of hidden and overgrown tombs. Several burial sites are laid out in Communist design and decorated with the symbols of its ideology. The cemetery was founded in 1772 after a decree by Catherine the Great. Burials took place until 1969. Now the graveyard is a memorial, which according to the city authorities is unique in Russia. A high, thick wall keeps out the sounds of car hooters and acceleration. Entering through (...) - Photo essays from around the world / Exclusive
  • Letter from Gaza

    Ellen Cantarow
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:04 pm
    The email Mads Gilbert, professor of medicine at the University of North Norway (Tromso), sent to a friend on July 19 was a cri de coeur. He had spent two weeks in Gaza during Israel's Operation Cast Lead attack in the winter of 2008-09, tending to the wounded and the dying in Al-Shifa hospital, and again for another week during a similar assault (Operation Pillar of Cloud) in 2012. As then, Gilbert is now once again caring for streams of patients rushed into Al-Shifa (the name means (...) - Blog posts / Exclusive
  • The path to a new 1914?

    Jonathan Schell
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    This essay is slightly adapted from Jonathan Schell's 2003 book, The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People, and appears with the kind permission of its publisher, Metropolitan Books. Then came the attack of September 11th. Like the starting gun of a race that no one knew he was to run, this explosion set the pack of nations off in a single direction — toward the trenches. Although the attack was unaccompanied by any claim of authorship or statement of political (...) - Open page
  • Requiem for the American Century

    Tom Engelhardt
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:02 am
    First Paragraphs on Turning 70 in the American Century That Was * Seventy-three years ago, on February 17, 1941, as a second devastating global war approached, Henry Luce, the publisher of Time and Life magazines, called on his countrymen to “create the first great American Century.” Luce died in 1967 at age 69. Life, the pictorial magazine no home would have been without in my 1950s childhood, ceased to exist as a weekly in 1972 and as a monthly in 2000; Time, which launched his career as (...) - Open page
  • Netanyahu's real goal

    Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    Israel's military assault on Gaza has so far killed over 200 Palestinians and wounded more than 1,500. Nearly 80% of these casualties have been civilians. One Israeli has been killed by a mortar shell from Hamas rocket attacks, along with 20 wounded. So far, around 1,400 Palestinian homes have been completely destroyed, damaged or left uninhabitable, including health facilities and ambulances. According to the Red Cross, the Israel Defence Force (IDF) has conducted “repeated bombings of (...) - Blog posts / Exclusive
 
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  • Editorial: Sorry to say, but apologies need to be meaningful

    24 Jul 2014 | 12:14 am
    The Labour Party's leader need make no apologies for taking a holiday with his family last week. The Prime Minister was doing the same. Leadership is hard work and political leadership is particularly demanding on family time. The...
  • Bryan Gould: A new weapon of mass distraction

    23 Jul 2014 | 4:32 pm
    As a young MP in the British House of Commons in the late 1970s, I rapidly became aware that half the political stories in Fleet Street originated with the Press Association's indefatigable political correspondent, Chris Moncrieff.I...
  • Jock Anderson's Caseload: Time for lawyers to stop whining over legal aid

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    A Christchurch newspaper claims to be investigating "the impact of legal aid cuts on the integrity of the justice system."At first glance it appears to be another mis-directed campaign for more taxpayer-funded legal aid to be dished...
  • Michael Burgess: Great night - but where were the fans?

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    The Wellington Phoenix and West Ham served up a classic contest in Auckland last night - with the only disappointment being the modest crowd.The 19,183 fans created a great atmosphere during the match but it was a shame to see Eden...
  • Brian Fallow: Poverty Street not a lifetime address

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Discussions of inequality and its links to poverty and deprivation need to be informed by moving pictures and not just a series of snapshots.What really matters, surely, is not how much more dispersed or less tightly bunched incomes...
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    TORONTO STAR

  • Mohamed Hersi jailed 10 years on terror charges

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am
    Mohamed Hersi, the first Canadian convicted of attempting to fight with a terrorist group abroad, was given the maximum sentence of 10 years Thursday morning in a Brampton courtroom.Superior Court Justice Deena Baltman told the court in sentencing Hersi that “he betrayed both his family and his country.”Hersi sat in the prisoner's dock often shaking his head or holding it in his hands as Baltman read out the facts of the case and her reasons for the stringent sentence.Canada’s spy service and the RCMP had closely watched Hersi’s prosecution as they deal with the…
  • ‘Botched’ execution of Arizona prisoner reignites death penalty debate in United States

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am
    The “gruesome,” lengthy execution of convicted murderer Joseph Rudolph Wood III in Arizona has reinvigorated the debate over the death penalty in the United States.Wood, 55, gasped and snorted for 1 hour and 40 minutes before finally dying after a lethal injection Wednesday, his attorneys said.“The prolonged, gruesome execution of Joseph Wood is the consequence of an experimental procedure that was shrouded in secrecy,” said Megan McCracken, staff attorney with the Death Penalty Clinic at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. “We see that…
  • Give Toronto police body cameras and Tasers, use of force report recommends

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:17 am
    The much-anticipated review by retired Supreme Court of Canada Justice Frank Iacobucci examining Toronto police use-of-force makes 84 broad-ranging recommendations to improve how the force acts in encounters with emotionally disturbed or mentally ill people, addressing issues of training, police culture, Tasers and body worn cameras, and the mental health of officers themselves.Iacobucci released the report Thursday, and will host a news conference this morning to detail the numerous recommendations.Among them:that the Toronto Police Service issue body-worn cameras to all officers who may…
  • Israel hits UN school, killing at least 15; Hamas sticks to blockade demands

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:51 am
    GAZA, PALESTINE—Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a UN school in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside.Pools of blood soiled the school courtyard, amid scattered books and belongings. There was a large scorch mark in the courtyard marking the place where one of the tank shells hit.More on thestar.comU.S. lifts ban on Tel Aviv flightsStrong possibility of war crimes: UNThe strike occurred during a day of heavy fighting throughout the coastal territory as Israel…
  • Five Canadians on board Air Algerie plane that disappears from radar, minister says

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:21 am
    ALGIERS, ALGERIA—Five Canadians are reported to be on board a flight operated by Air Algerie carrying 110 passengers and a crew of six that has disappeared from the radar on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers.The official Algerian news agency said air navigation services lost track of the Swiftair plane 50 minutes after takeoff — at 0155 GMT. Flight AH5017 had been missing for hours before news was made public.Swiftair, the private Spanish airline which leased the aircraft to Air Algerie, released a statement that 116 people were aboard after having no contact with the…
 
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  • The Other Nigeria

    Paul Collier, et al.
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:33 am
    Nigeria has been getting a lot of bad press lately. But, while the militant Islamist group Boko Haram’s brutal campaign of kidnappings, bombings, and murder merits international concern, it should not be allowed to obscure Nigeria's considerable achievements – or impede the country's progress toward stable, inclusive economic growth.
  • India’s Chinese Dream

    Lee Jong-Wha
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    China and India have both emerged as global economic superpowers in recent years, with China leading the way. But, with Chinese growth slowing amid far-reaching structural change, will the economic-reform efforts of India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi, enable the country to catch up?
  • The Onshoring Myth

    Federico Díez, et al.
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    There has been much talk about the "onshoring" of US manufacturing, fueled by moves by companies like Apple and General Electric to shift production back to the US. But, overall, the data do not back up such claims.
  • Antarctica’s Point of No Return

    Anders Levermann
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Recent satellite observations have confirmed the accuracy of two independent computer simulations that show that the West Antarctic ice sheet has now entered a state of unstoppable collapse. The planet has entered a new era of irreversible consequences from climate change.
  • PISA’s Promise

    Ángel Gurría
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    The OECD’s Program for International Student Assessment has elicited considerable criticism. But, though there are significant challenges inherent in comparing schools across countries, PISA remains an invaluable tool for policymakers attempting to improve their national education systems.
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    Baby Bummers Cartoons

  • KickButt Starter

    DW
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:32 am
    “The business plan is to hire dedicated, professional, aging employees.” The post KickButt Starter appeared first on Baby Bummers Cartoons.
  • Snark Week

    DW
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    “ Shark this and  bleh, bleh, bleh…  So over them.” The post Snark Week appeared first on Baby Bummers Cartoons.
  • Coverall

    DW
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:29 am
    “I’m a professional Bingo Coach…But I’m between sessions.” The post Coverall appeared first on Baby Bummers Cartoons.
  • Shore Thing

    DW
    19 Jul 2014 | 2:40 pm
    “This swimsuit draws attention to my beach tote.” The post Shore Thing appeared first on Baby Bummers Cartoons.
  • The Truth Is Out There

    DW
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:56 am
    “NASA says they’ll find us within 20 years? By then we’ll be retired in the Carolinas.” The post The Truth Is Out There appeared first on Baby Bummers Cartoons.
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  • Can ISIS Govern?

    Maryum Alam
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:44 am
    Years ago in 2006, the combination of a full blown civil war between Sunnis and Shiites, a surprisingly powerful insurgency and a foreign occupier unable to determine the identity of its enemy contributed to the peak of the violence during the entire U.S.-led war in Iraq. U.S. credibility at stake, the Bush administration implemented a counterinsurgency strategy (COIN) in 2007, fathered by David Patraeus. The Obama administration offered Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki a bilateral security agreement — the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) of 2011 — but the Iraqi government and…
  • India and the Dilemma of Choosing Sides

    Jibin Mathew George
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:24 am
    INDIA. A couple of days ago, a sea of people swamped the Israeli embassy in New Delhi, protesting vociferously against the ongoing conflict in Gaza. Most of them — students of a premier university in the capital — were not alone in their protests as thousands of others joined in across the world from Toronto to Sydney. And yet, it was not until almost a week had passed that the Parliament of the world’s largest democracy agreed to even have a discussion on the issue, let alone pass a resolution of any concrete significance. Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj stated that any such…
  • Reclaiming Public Space for ‘Playgrounds’

    Jennifer Cockin
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:56 am
    Playgrounds is one of this summer’s must-see exhibitions in Madrid. With around 300 works from more than 20 different artists, the exposition presents the concept of ‘playgrounds’ from the 19th century to the modern day. Incorporating photographs, paintings, sculptures and videos of different notions of ‘playgrounds’, from abandoned bomb sites to children’s parks to town squares, the collection presents the use of public space over decades for leisure, expression, and rebellion. A key philosophy behind the exhibition is that in order to escape from the restrictions and limitations…
  • Paris: The City Made of Love

    Antonia Gerimpapazi
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:44 am
    PARIS, FRANCE. Paris, France’s famous capital, is one most popular tourist destinations, and not just by chance. Paris is such a wonderful city with so many things to see that tourists find themselves easily lost in the beauty and romance of the town. Paris is one of the most famous cities in the world which most people are eager to visit at least once in their life. Reasons for that are mostly the romance that the city carries, beautiful sightseeing, famous and cultural monuments, popular French shops, the Eiffel Tower (where so many marriage proposals happen) and the French women, famous…
  • Finding Love and Adventure on Wheels

    Jennifer Cockin
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:36 am
    GLOBAL. “Janapar: Love on a Bike” follows the incredible story of Tom Allen, a British web-designer who, at the age of 23, decided to leave his ordinary life behind to travel the world by bicycle. With only a compass, a video camera and his bike, Tom set out on a voyage that would challenge him, change him and ultimately give him some of the most memorable experiences of his life. This feature-length film documents the start of Tom’s ongoing mission to cycle around the world and tells the endearing story of how he met his wife, Teni. Leaving home with his two friends Andy and…
 
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    ZeitLine

  • VIDEO: Undercover Sting Operation in School Entraps Special Needs Student

    admin
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:21 am
    This segment from “Vice” sheds light on a story from Riverside, California, where a special needs student was befriended by an undercover cop pretending to be a student.  It is a true “21 Jump Street” type of story, except that in this reality there is no comedic relief, and the only drug dealers on the campus are manufactured by the police themselves. The undercover agent for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office repeatedly harassed and coerced lonely and introverted students into seeking out drugs to sell to the undercover.  One of these students, Jesse…
  • Aliens Are Real! : The Mathematical Case

    admin
    10 Jun 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Besides that of God, the existence of extraterrestrials is likely the most hotly contested “real or not” question left to answer. (Sorry to all of you Bigfoot people…and ghost hunters.)  A fairly significant percentage of the population is convinced that they have encountered a UFO at some point in their lives, and a much smaller segment claims that they have had a ‘close encounter’ or been outright abducted.  Many of these claims have been disproved, and many others cannot be proven false and remain a mystery. Despite all of the countless pictures, grainy cell…
  • Doctors to Start Using Suspended Animation on Humans

    admin
    6 Jun 2014 | 8:06 am
    “Suspended Animation.”  It is one of those long time bastions of science fiction right up there with teleportation and the laser blaster.  The ability to put life on hold for an extended period of time, so that a human can be repaired and resuscitated later, has long been a staple of the movies and a far-flung dream for real medical professionals.  Well, it would appear that we are indeed living in the future because Dr. Sam Tisherman leads a team of surgeons at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA that claim they are going to do just that. The procedure, dubbed EPR…
  • U.S. Marshals Trying To Keep Police Spying Records Secret

    admin
    5 Jun 2014 | 10:27 am
    Earlier this year the ACLU filed what should have been a fairly routine request for public records with the Sarasota, Florida police department.  After waiting patiently, representatives from the ACLU had an appointment on Tuesday to review the records pertaining to that departments use of a controversial  ’stingray’ surveillance device in a specific case.  But before they could get there, the U.S. Marshals swooped in at the last minute, seized the records and whisked them away to an undisclosed location. “We’ve seen our fair share of federal government attempts to…
  • Smile! That Selfie Could Be a Mugshot For the N.S.A.

    admin
    2 Jun 2014 | 12:24 pm
    As is the case with much of the information divulged by the Edward Snowden N.S.A. document cache, these things don’t necessarily come as much of a surprise.  Deep down, I think we all knew long ago that the N.S.A. was collecting data, spying on web histories and hording personal information on anyone and everyone.  Despite our own previously held suspicions however, it is still jarring when specific programs and actions are brought to light. The newest revelation is that the N.S.A. has, for years now, been collecting millions of images a day from emails, text messages and social media…
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    Earthbus Edutainment

  • Why I’m A Bitcoiner by Justin O’Connell

    Christopher B. King
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:33 pm
    This is a great post to Max Keiser’s blog by Justin O’Connell of Goldsilverbitcoin.com answering the question many of us get asked, “Why are you into bitcoin?” Earthbus.org has a great history with goldsilverbitcoin.com, not only have we ordered many ounces of silver from them, we had such a great experience with them, we’re also an affiliate. […]
  • On Science and the Defense of Theory

    Christopher B. King
    20 Jul 2014 | 1:02 pm
    On Science. Recently, Clif High wrote on his website that included the insistence that he is crazier than David Ikes. I tweeted to him that I say the same thing all the time; to which he responded, “Hopefully only about me.” I said, “No, about myself, however I use ‘Have YOU heard of Clif High’ […]
  • Misplaced Facebook Outrage and Israel’s Apologist Legion

    Christopher B. King
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:12 am
    The focus of this essay is the subject of Israel on Facebook, but it combines two separate posts that began on Facebook, but then I decided to publish them here together instead.   I use FB for a barometer of what many of my friends are paying attention, naturally, but also keep track of the amount of […]
  • Where are all the ‪#‎Bubble‬ ‪#‎Shriekers for the #Dow‬?

    Christopher B. King
    3 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    Amazing things are possible when central banks loan money at negative interest rates to insiders so they can buy their own stock back and park the risk on the public balance sheet. Yep, amazing things.   The DJIA, or dow jones industrial average is a price-weighted average of 30 of what are called “significant” stocks. […]
  • What Can We Do with “Algorithmic Examination of Humanity Consciousness?” An Essay on the WebBot

    Christopher B. King
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:58 am
    Allow me to take an informal poll, how many of you, your family members, coworkers, friends, or observed strangers over the last year, have had one or more of the following? respiratory problems cough sneezing sinus headache sinusitis colds/flu runny nose itchy eyes summer cold night sweats sleeplessness interrupted sleep (respiratory) sinus infection respiratory infection […]
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