Category Archives: Politics

Indiana Paying A Financial Price for Signing Religious Freedom Restoration Act

On Thursday, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) quietly signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law. Many claim the law would allow corporations or individuals to use their religious beliefs as a defense when sued by a private party. Opponents of … Continue reading

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Limiting Global Warming to 2 Degrees Celsius Is “Utterly Inadequate”

In October of last year, scientists David G. Victor and Charles F. Kennel wrote in an article for the journal Nature that for nearly a decade, international diplomacy has set a goal of “stopping global warming at 2 degrees celsius above … Continue reading

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WHO Report Finds Monsanto Roundup Weed Killer a Probable Cancer Risk

Monsanto Company is an American multinational agricultural corporation headquartered in Missouri. In 1974, the company invented glyphosate, the active ingredient of its herbicide, Roundup. In the mid-1990s, Monsanto introduced genetically engineered crops such as corn and soybeans, which were resistant … Continue reading

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Climate Change Denier Wei-Hock Soon Took Over $1 Million from the Oil Industry

There is an ongoing debate about how humans are affecting the global climate and subsequently, what governments and policy makers should do to stem the effects of climate change. According to Wikipedia, no scientific body disagrees with the view that … Continue reading

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NASA Warns US Southwest Facing a Long Term MegaDrought

There are those who strongly believe that man-made climate change will destroy the earth — and others who just as strongly deny such claims. Regardless of your own views about this debate, it is clear that places in the United … Continue reading

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What Are the US National Holidays for 2015?

Here’s a question to ponder. What are the United States national holidays? If you answered any holiday which came to mind, your answer would have been incorrect. That’s because there is no such thing as a US national holiday. When … Continue reading

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US Economy Adds 257,000 New Jobs in January, 1 Million in Three Months

Last month, approximately 257,000 new jobs were created in both high- and low-paying industries according to a report from the Labor Department on Friday. The past three months have now seen the addition of 1 million jobs and thus represents … Continue reading

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New Study Links Under Water Volcano Activity to Climate Change

A new study from scientists at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University has uncovered novel information about seafloor volcanoes, namely that these structures are not the “gentle giants of the planet.” Instead, these seafloor volcanoes can erupt at fairly … Continue reading

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CDC Says One in Four Nonsmokers Still Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

The good news is those exposed to secondhand smoke from smokers has declined by more than half over the past decade, but the bad news is 25 percent of nonsmokers are still exposed to secondhand smoke despite the improvements. The … Continue reading

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California Considers Raising the Legal Smoking Age to 21

In America, there are a number of activities individuals are allowed to partake in once they’ve turned 18. These include voting, serving in the armed forces, purchasing a lottery ticket and in some states, marrying another person without parental consent. … Continue reading

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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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