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Behold The Tent Of The Future! Collects Solar Energy, Rainwater, And Folds Up For Easy Travel

When people are asked what type of people are part of the green community, most have a stereotypical view of hippies that live off the grid. In …

Clean Energy

They had never used the internet. Then they logged on

More than five million over 65s have never been on the internet. In a social experiment, four web-savvy millenials were paired with older technophobes with surprising and heartwarming results<p>Scratching his (bald) head and furrowing his (lined) brow, 76-year-old Martin Crossman peers over the top of …

Brad Thor Observes Something Peculiar About Obama Admin’s Reaction to Gay Marriage Ruling

Author Brad Thor jumped on Twitter Sunday and shared something decidedly strange about the Obama administration’s reaction to the landmark Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, making it legal all across America:<p>“The only major event the #Obama administration wasn’t caught off guard by and didn’t …

LGBTQ

Poll: Americans say terrorism shouldn't trump civil liberties

Americans would appear to agree with Congress’ latest efforts to limit the scope of its anti-terrorism efforts, with more than six in 10 saying that the federal government should take steps to prevent terrorism but not violate civil liberties, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday.<p>Among all …

Surveillance

ICH

<b>Prisons Without Walls<br>We’re All Inmates in the American Police State</b><p><b>By John W. Whitehead</b><p>“It is perfectly possible for a man to be out of prison and …

Let me be clear – Edward Snowden is a hero

The government, claiming Snowden has ‘blood on his hands’, is using scare tactics to shut down debate. It is a technique Liberty has felt the full force of<p>Who needs the movies when life is full of such spectacular coincidences? On Thursday, David Anderson, the government’s reviewer of terrorism …

Armed Man Takes Out THREE Would-Be Robbers, D.A. Confirms it Was 'Common Self-Defense'

Armed Man Takes Out THREE Would-Be Robbers, D.A. Confirms it Was ‘Common Self-Defense’<p>Jun, 2015<p>Print this article Font size -16+<p>THIS is one of the …

FBI anti-terror official calls on tech firms to 'prevent encryption above all else'

When communication goes through encrypted channels, rather than in public, the FBI has a hard time intercepting it<p>The FBI has again waded into the debate around encryption, with the bureau’s assistant director of counterterrorism telling the US congress that tech companies should “prevent …

New York Times reports more NSA spying revelations from Snowden

According to a new report published by The New York Times and ProPublica on Thursday, starting in 2012 the NSA and the FBI launched a secret campaign against foreign hackers that involved surveillance of Americans' personal data.<p>The report notes that the agencies acquired vast amounts of Americans' …

Surveillance

Fatal police shootings in 2015 approaching 400 nationwide

In an alley in Denver, police gunned down a 17-year-old girl joyriding in a stolen car. In the backwoods of North Carolina, police opened fire on a gun-wielding moonshiner. And in a high-rise apartment in Birmingham, Ala., police shot an elderly man after his son asked them to make sure he was …

Law Enforcement

The Fiercest Fast Track Battle is Yet to Come

- Advertisement -<p>TPP Protesters Outside The Capitol<br>(Image by Paola Casale) Permission Details DMCA<p>Economy in Crisis alongside several other …

Driving

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

Cleveland

Washington wisdom on data collection shown up by Justice Department verdict

The inspector general’s report undermines the Beltway consensus that expiring portions of Patriot Act are crucial counter-terrorism tools<p>For all the acrimony over the future contours of US domestic surveillance, a consensus has emerged: the expiring portions of the Patriot Act that do not govern …

Defector: DMZ activists don't understand plight of women in North Korea

<b>(CNN) —</b> In North Korea, women have no rights. There is no right to freedom, liberty, or the pursuit of happiness.<p>Because of state-induced starvation and poverty, families have been ripped apart and relationships between mothers and children have been severed.<p>A pervasive patriarchal culture governs …

North Korea

Sen. Paul stages 11-hour Patriot Act protest, NSA programs poised to lapse

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., helped bring the National Security Agency's domestic spying programs to the brink of lapsing Wednesday after holding the Senate floor for nearly 11 hours to protest the proposed renewal of the Patriot Act.<p>Paul, who is also a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential …

Surveillance

Gloria Steinem Joins Female Activists in North Korea for DMZ Peace March

An all-female group of peace activists landed in North Korea on Wednesday in the hope of crossing the demilitarized zone (DMZ) to South Korea on May …

Police In Mississippi Town Buy New Station, Cruisers With Funds From Aggressive Civil Forfeiture Program

The sign outside a new, $4.1 million law enforcement training facility in Richland, Mississippi, reads, "Richland Police Station tearfully donated by drug dealers." As Watchdog.org reported on Monday, it's a proud declaration of the fact that funding for the building, as well as for a new fleet of …

4 Ways You’re Ruining Your Pre-Ride Coffee

Coffee can be good for you—if you brew it right<p>If you thought coffee was just to get you pumped up pre-ride, you were wrong. Coffee is the No. 1 source of antioxidants in the American diet, according to a study from the University of Scranton. Plus, a growing body of research suggests that quaffing …

10 National Parks to See Before You Die

Originally Published on on CNTraveler.com<p>Our national parks are overwhelming in every way -- in number, in size, in their capacity to inspire wonder. And the question remains: Which one will you see next? For the following introduction to, and celebration of, our nation's greatest natural …

Freddie Gray death: cries of 'justice' in Baltimore after six officers charged

State’s attorney Marilyn Mosby announces criminal charges including murder and says Gray’s arrest by Baltimore police was illegal: ‘No crime had been committed’<p>A criminal prosecution for murder will be brought over the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, the city’s top prosecutor announced on …

Seldom Seen Floats

<i>The snow is finally falling in the high country. Time to start watching water gauges. Read up on the West’s most fickle, and fantastic floats, and</i> …

Each Of These Radioactive Vases Is Made From The Toxic Sludge Byproduct Of Your Phone, Computer, Car

Designers from The Unknown Fields Division are taking the toxic waste from a hellish tailing pond in Mongolia and making (dangerous, untouchable) art.<p>Ceramic vases made from toxic mud created in the production of must-have products such as laptops and smartphones will present a markedly different …

Pollution

Blue UFO Captured on Video From The International Space Station

<b>More frequent than before, UFOs are seen at the ISS even though NASA try to limit observation time on individual cameras. The best stuff is deleted</b> …

FBI ISIS Hacking Warning and Defense Mechanism

FBI is warning WordPress users against ISIS (self-proclaimed <i>Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams</i>) exploiting the websites and possibly taking control …

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U.S. Justice Department Says It Will Ignore Federal Law and Prosecute People for Medical Marijuana Despite Congressional Spending Ban

A spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) told the Los Angeles Times that a bi-partisan amendment passed by Congress last year …

Cannabis

Where’s the Outrage? Muslim Bakeries in Michigan Refuse to Bake Cakes for Gay Weddings

RUSH: Somebody just said, “Hey, Rush, did you hear about the guy that walked into a Muslim bakery in Dearborn and was turned down?” Yeah, I heard …

Interesting Things

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7 Unexpected Ways to Use a Can of Coconut Milk

<i>BY ANNA STOCKWELL</i><p>Romulo Yanes<p>I always have a can of coconut milk in my cupboard. Yes, I use it to make curries, but you probably already do that, right? There are more ways to put that can of coconut milk to work for you though--ways that will turn the humble can of coconut milk into a permanent …