Category Archives: Politics

The Way We Grow Crops May Be a Major Cause of Global Warming

While the science is clear that climate change is real and humans are part of the cause, how exactly are we causing it? Most of the focus has been on the amount of fossil fuels we burn, but a new … Continue reading

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AT&T Ends Permacookies Cellphone Data Tracking but They Still May Be Collecting It

When has a company crossed the line? Well, how about when the public backlash is so intense, it leaves everyone in the virtual world avoiding the topic? Permacookies is the latest in communication device scandals, but what no one seems … Continue reading

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AT&T Allows Consumers to Opt Out of Supercookie User Tracking

Smartphone tracking systems are geared to track consumers for more targeted marketing. This sounds somewhat like the CIA undercover. Some major carries have programs such as this, and so does Google and other internet search engines and email providers. Many … Continue reading

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Pew Study Shows Americans Are Fed up with Government Surveillance

It’s a fact, most Americans are concerned about their online privacy. According to a Pew study released on November 12th, 80% of surveyed participants believed that Americans should be fully concerned with the government’s monitoring of phone calls and internet … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Town May Be First in US to Ban Tobacco Products

Who is on the front line of the tobacco fight? Normally, most people would say tobacco growers and the surgeon general. However, a small town has stepped up to give a new name to the concept of prohibition. The town … Continue reading

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Berkeley Becomes First US City to Impose a Soda Tax

Election day proved a great victory for anti-sugary beverage enthusiasts in Berkeley, California. 75% of the liberal city voted in favor of the soda tax initiative. Despite soda manufactures’ $2.4 million dollar campaign against the initiative, as of January 1, … Continue reading

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IPCC Report States There’s Little Time to Act on Climate Change

The words “Global Warming” may seem like a popular media buzzword, a pawn in a political agenda,¬†or just a far-off worry to some of us. To those people who view it in this way, a recent report will come as … Continue reading

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China Economic Slowdown to Hit Global Economy, but Not Likely to Hurt the US

The US economy has been on a slight incline, but a decline in China could hit the world economy harder than what we have seen in the past. What does this mean for the US? Well, as a country very … Continue reading

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Government Wastebook 2014 Includes Rabbit Massages and Alpaca Poop Paks

In years past, tax payers have heard and complained about government waste such as teaching Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly while on the job, that came with a $2.6 million price tag for tax payers. It seems our griping has … Continue reading

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Tesla vs Car Dealerships: Why Michigan Might Not Allow Tesla to Sell Cars

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is sitting on a bill that would require all auto manufacturers to sell their products (cars) through franchised car dealerships. This is a battle being fought all over the country, and it all starts with an … Continue reading

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Why Michigan (and Other States) Want to Ban Tesla Car Sales

The ongoing battle over the direct-to-consumer selling of automaker Tesla continues. Tesla, in a bid for public support, has asked consumers for help in prompting Michigan Gov. Snyder to veto the bill. The idea behind the HB 5606 was to … Continue reading

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Anti Tesla Bill May Ban Electric Automaker’s Sales in Michigan

In a report carried by Bloomberg News, changes in the 11th hour to the bill passed by Michigan lawmakers before their state legislative season ended might see sales and operations of the electric automaker Tesla Motors banned from their state. … Continue reading

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FBI Demands Apple and Google Build in Access to Your Encrypted Phone Data

Fairly fresh on the heels of the NSA spying scandal, FBI Director James Comey is now insisting that if companies such as Apple and Google don’t build in front door access for law enforcement to your data, criminals will get … Continue reading

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Armed Tribal Dispute at Chukchansi Forces Casino Closure

Tensions have ridden high since August in Coarsegold, CA, about 40 miles north of Fresno. A tribal dispute over the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino erupted in violence on Thursday when a faction forced out of the casino showed up … Continue reading

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Pepsi and Coke Lobby Against Junk Food Tax in US as Mexico Tax Hurts Earnings

When it comes to junk food taxes, there’s a lot of money to be lost if they take effect. That is one of the reasons the two biggest names in the beverage industry have been spending millions of their earnings … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street Strike Debt Retires Nearly $4 Million of Student Loan Debt

One of the offshoots of the Occupy Wall Street movement which has had a direct impact on individual lives is Strike Debt. This arm of the movement had a unique idea which has actually worked. The movement formed an entity … Continue reading

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Gilead Sciences Strikes Deal to Discount Hepatitis C Drug in Developing Countries

Some welcome news came yesterday for sufferers of Hepatitis C that live in developing countries. Hep C is a liver disease that can cause cirrhosis and death. It has been proven tricky to cure, with pharmaceutical companies investing decades of … Continue reading

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Some Big Names to Attend Climate Change Summit in September

A list was recently published by the United Nations (UN), and it reveals the names of those representing the 125 countries who are expected to attend the Climate Summit in New York, hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The summit … Continue reading

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Sharks and Manta Rays Get New Protection

In what has been seen as the most significant move in the last 40 year history of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) to protect sharks and manta rays from extinction, all trade in five species named … Continue reading

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Government Puts the Train before the Station: Seeks Nuclear Waste Train Cars

The Obama administration and the United States government have sought out help from companies to come up with methods of safely hauling nuclear waste via existing railroad tracks. The Government is also unsure as to whether they should purchase or … Continue reading

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