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8 Things To Know About A Government Shutdown

In seven days, the federal government runs out of money.<p>While the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a resolution Friday that keeps the government funded through Dec. 15, the measure also defunded President Obama's signature health care law — which means it has virtually no …

DEAR AMERICA: Here's Why We Need To Stop PRISM

My first day in college, the professor for Public Policy 101 asked a 200-person class, "If there were a policy that saved over 20,000 lives, reduced carbon emissions by 20 percent, reduced gasoline usage by 20 percent, decreased average insurance costs by 75 percent, and which would increase …

Spectacular Moleskine Doodles Explode with Energy

Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes proves that doodling can be so much more than scratching unintelligible scribbles on paper. Through his Sketchy Stories blog, Rosanes shares his wonderful world of doodling in a simple Moleskine sketchbook. Equipped with an ordinary Moleskine, a few Uni …

Can Putting Your Phone In The Fridge Keep It Safe From Eavesdroppers?

Fact-checking Edward Snowden's anti-spy technique<p>Being legal counsel for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden probably comes with its fair share of paranoia. To combat eavesdropping techniques that can activate a cell phone's microphone and transmit data even when the device is ostensibly off, even his …

Six chemicals we consume in our food and drink that should be banned

Last week BuzzFeed published a list of eight foods that folks in the USA are eating but are banned in other parts of the world. The chemical …

Overwhelm The NSA With Vice's New Spam Generator

"Hello, NSA" is a fun plan to befuddle U.S. spies, but will it work?<p>With characteristic subtlety, yesterday Vice launched "Hello, NSA", a site that generates keyword-laden, tweetable messages designed to overwhelm the National Security Agency with false reports. The fundamental principle behind …

Alex Jones: Gay marriage truther?

The conspiracy theorist said the government is turning people gay through chemical warfare<p>Alex Seitz-Wald<p>June 27, 2013 4:35pm (UTC)<p>Long before the Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act, conspiracy broadcaster Alex Jones was warning his viewers that the government was turning people …

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