Zach Plaster-Rivera

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Why It's Nearly Impossible To Get Your Stuff Back After The Cops Seize It

The unnerving video geared towards cops has been getting negative press recently amid a campaign by a public interest law firm to reform civil forfeiture, which lets the cops take cash or property they believe was tied to a crime even if its owner is never arrested.<p>After cops seize that property, …

China Climate Deal? 'Pffffft,' Say Republicans

WASHINGTON -– If anyone thought the announcement of a bilateral U.S.-China climate agreement on Wednesday might lead to a breakthrough on climate policy in Washington, Senate Republicans would like to inform them otherwise.<p>The presumptive Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), said he was …

Israeli move in east Jerusalem draws US concern

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities gave preliminary approval Wednesday to build 200 homes in a Jewish area of east Jerusalem, a move that …

Here's One Thing The U.S. Does Export To China: Carbon Dioxide

Yesterday marked a historic climate change agreement between the U.S. and China, which together account for about 45% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.<p>The U.S. promised to reduce its carbon emissions by 26-28% from 2025 levels, while China said it would refigure its energy mix so that its …

Orion spacecraft arrives at NASA Kennedy, “First step on journey to Mars”

NASA's first space-bound Orion capsule is seen in silhouette, set against the pad lights at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 37B …

Why a High-Ranking Democratic Congressman Says the GOP Will ‘Introduce an Impeachment Resolution’ Against Obama

Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said Tuesday that he is confident Republicans in Congress will attempt to impeach President Barack Obama simply to “put an asterisk next to this first African-American president in the history of this country.”<p>Speaking on MSNBC, the high-ranking Democrat said the GOP …

When commercial satellites unite quantum physics and relativity – Sidney Perkowitz

Watching a rocket as it slowly starts to heave itself out of Earth’s deep gravity well and then streaks up into the blue, you suddenly grasp on a …

The Uncensored FBI Letter to MLK Found Hidden in the National Archives

In the fall of 1964, the <i>New York Herald Tribune</i> ran a story with the headline, "FBI Chief Calls Martin Luther King 'The Most Notorious Liar in …

Beware of procrastination, for it is one of devil’s strongest weapons – Ibn al Jawzi

<b>Devil’s Deception of People by giving them High Hopes (of living long)</b><p>Many Jews and Christians contemplated joining Islam, but Iblis convinced them …

The Do's And Don'ts Of Masonic Etiquette

<i>I did not write this, but this is an excellent piece from the Masonic Lodge of Education and every Mason should read it. I'm not sure if the piece</i> …

How Did The FBI Break Tor?

Global law enforcement conducted a massive raid of the Dark Web this week. It started with the FBI takedown of Silk Road 2.0 and the arrest of its alleged operator Blake Benthall in San Francisco on Wednesday. But it quickly exploded from there, as European counterparts seized over 400 black market …

How To Crush Procrastination, Instantly

There is perhaps no greater day-killer than the dreaded scourge of procrastination. Once it sets in, that's it: You're trapped in a fog of avoidance …

How LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman taught Stanford students to build billion-dollar businesses through personal networks (in 4 quotes)

The founder of LinkedIn visited Stanford University’s super-popular tech startup class and dispensed some advice on how to lead a business to Internet fame. The course is curated by noted investor Sam Altman, who has opened up his Rolodex of tech celebrities and asked them to teach the next …

Why Thousands Of People Are Willing To Die On Mars

More than 200,000 aspiring space explorers volunteered for a one-way trip to Mars. Are they insane?<p><i>Editor's note: Mars One recently narrowed its pool of candidates to 100 people--many of whom we featured in the November 2014 issue (part of which exists here). We've reposted this story for your</i> …