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Nafeez Ahmed on Google, CIA, NSA, DoD, and Mass Surveillance

Nafeez Ahmed on Google, CIA, NSA, DoD, and Mass Surveillance “INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a new crowd-funded investigative journalism project, breaks the exclusive story of how the United States intelligence community funded, nurtured and incubated Google as part of a drive to … Continue reading

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Creating New Organisms with 3-D Printed DNA [VIDEO]

Creating New Organisms with 3-D Printed DNA During the early 1980’s I lived and worked in Bethesda, Maryland, and I would make deliveries to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on a daily basis. I remember a local news story … Continue reading

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Astroturf and manipulation of media messages [VIDEO]

Astroturf and manipulation of media messages [VIDEO] A carefully constructed narrative designed to manipulate your opinion… “In this eye-opening talk, veteran investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson shows how astroturf, or fake grassroots movements funded by political, corporate, or other special interests … Continue reading

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Celestron Omni XLT 127 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

Celestron Omni XLT 127mm Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope One of my new outdoor hobbies is stargazing, and I recently bought a telescope: a Celestron Omni XLT 127mm Schmidt-Cassegrain. I’ve always enjoyed stargazing, ever since I was a kid, but I’ve only recently … Continue reading

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Angry Anti-Theist Murders Religious Family

Angry Anti-Theist Murders Religious Family #ChapelHillShooting: Hate crime or parking fight?: http://youtu.be/XiJBe5jRHcU via @YouTube Chapel Hill triple murder suspect says he felt insulted, judged by religion CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – “A neighbor of a Chapel Hill man charged with fatally … Continue reading

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Throwing multitudes of prescription drugs at people is not good mental health care

Throwing multitudes of prescription drugs at people is not good mental health care From my own experience, I suggest fresh air, sunshine, exercise, and avoiding stress for better mental and physical health. Two stories got my attention recently, because both … Continue reading

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Are people adults at 14? 18? or 21?

Are people adults at 14? 18? or 21? Two articles got my attention recently: 14 year-olds to be tried in adult court? “Part of the legislation would require anyone 14 and older to be tried in adult court if charged … Continue reading

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