Category Archives: Politics

New England Patriots Seattle Seahawks Free 2015 Printable Football Squares Chart

With the Super Bowl just around the corner, it’s common for people to begin getting ready for the game between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. One of the questions which often arises is, “How do you play Super … Continue reading

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Oxfam: Richest 1% Will Control More than Half of Global Wealth as Early as 2016

It often seems as though economic turmoil has plagued every country, company and individual until we have all inoculated ourselves from bad economic news. But a recent report by the charity Oxfam (aptly named Wealth: Having it all and wanting more) suggests … Continue reading

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Human Pressure on Earth Has Reached Extinction Danger Critical Level

First proposed by a group of Earth system and environmental scientists, planetary boundaries is an Earth system framework designed to define “safe operating space for humanity.” According to Wikipedia, this framework was designed for governments at all levels, international organizations, … Continue reading

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NASA Confirms 2014 Officially the Hottest Year Ever for Earth on Record

In 1898, Svante Arrhenius became the first scientist to connect global warming and fossil fuel combustion when he proposed a relationship between atmospheric carbon dioxide and temperate. According to the technology website Lenntech, Arrhenius calculated that a doubling of carbon … Continue reading

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Bank Holiday Schedule 2015

One of the most confusing things in the US is that federal holidays aren’t national holidays. The 10 official US federal holidays each year only apply to federal employees. Private businesses such as credit unions and banks, don’t have to … Continue reading

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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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