Dan Dopson

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There Will Be No Second American Revolution: The Futility Of An Armed Revolt

"A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty."--James Madison<p>America is a ticking time bomb.<p>All that remains to be seen is who--or what--will set fire to the fuse.<p>We are poised at what seems to be the pinnacle of a manufactured breakdown, with …

Domestic Violence

Pre-Snowden Whistleblower Explains How NSA Got 'Unleashed' To Spy On Everyone

We spoke with a famous NSA whistleblower about mass surveillance and why he had to speak up against it.<p>Thomas Drake was a 48-year-old decorated Air Force and Navy veteran, and a senior executive at the National Security Agency, the NSA, when he decided he had to speak up against what he considered …

This space telescope just uncovered more than 100 new planets, many of which might harbor alien life

Now an international team of astronomers has discovered and confirmed more than 100 additional exoplanets. Many of these planets might even be rocky and cool enough to harbor life.<p>The Kepler space telescope is a space observatory launched in 2009 with the mission of finding Earth-size planets in …

The focus on Bitcoin misses the real digital revolution

You had to wire the money through a mainstream financial service, like Western Union or a bank. That meant paying high fees and waiting up to several days for the money to arrive.<p>A radically new option arose in 2009 with the introduction of bitcoin. Bitcoin makes it possible to transfer value …

A dream-traveller’s guide to the sleeping mind

Almost a century ago, an eccentric English lady found the secrets of dream control. Her subsequent adventures explored the limits of consciousness – and modern scientists are only just catching up.<p>As with many nightmares, Mary Arnold-Forster was being chased. She seemed to be in London around the …

Consciousness