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MAS CONTEXT. The Cynic's Sanctuary. American Newspeak Self-described "weekly satirical e-zine celebrating the Orwellian face" of our times, full of prime examples scavenged from actual newspaper articles. People with paranoid tendencies should tread with caution. Anger Central. Who’s Pulling The Strings? « Zazen Life. December 22, 2011 by phdinweed America is an oligarchy.

Who’s Pulling The Strings? « Zazen Life

19 Vintage Advertisements That Wouldn’t Make Today’s Cut. They say time heals all wounds, which is obviously apparent when you take a gander at some of these doozies from the past.

19 Vintage Advertisements That Wouldn’t Make Today’s Cut

Before anybody knew what a lawsuit was, these types of custom print advertisements were a part of many major company marketing platforms. Just be sure you don’t add them to your next brochure printing order. Can I also get you a foot-rub honey? Or maybe you would like me to pay off your credit cards, sports car and golfing membership for the next 20 years … Oh, please can I? What Are The Odds? Spiritual Counterfeits Project. Makes Me Think - Top Stories - Today's Thought-Provoking Life Stories.

Anger. 8 Reasons Young Americans Dont Fight Back: How the US Crushed... The ruling elite has created social institutions that have subdued young Americans and broken their spirit of resistance.Bruce E.

8 Reasons Young Americans Dont Fight Back: How the US Crushed...

LevineAlterNet Traditionally, young people have energized democratic movements. So it is a major coup for the ruling elite to have created societal institutions that have subdued young Americans and broken their spirit of resistance to domination. Young Americans—even more so than older Americans—appear to have acquiesced to the idea that the corporatocracy can completely screw them and that they are helpless to do anything about it. A 2010 Gallup poll asked Americans “Do you think the Social Security system will be able to pay you a benefit when you retire?”

How exactly has American society subdued young Americans? 50 Life Secrets and Tips. Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment.

50 Life Secrets and Tips

Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options.Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions.Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have a lot of trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost. Possessions do end up owning you, not the other way around. Become a person of minimal needs and you will be much more content.Develop an endless curiosity about this world.Become an explorer and view the world as your jungle.

Stop and observe all of the little things as completely unique events. Declaration of Independence. United States .

Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library. Famous Quotes at BrainyQuote. Summaries, Information Centers for 9/11, media, war, health, energy, elections cover-ups. Hidden in Plain SightVital Information to Transform our World is an educational website which provides reliable, verifiable information from respected sources on major cover-ups and corruption occurring in our world today.

Summaries, Information Centers for 9/11, media, war, health, energy, elections cover-ups

Almost all information is taken from the most reliable sources available with links provided for easy verification. LiveJournal: Discover global communities of friends who share your unique passions and interests. List of LiveJournal users. Some users of LiveJournal, or the journals themselves have become famous throughout the years for their especially interesting content, including political commentary and anecdotal advice on subjects ranging from household care to aquariums, or because they belong to otherwise famous or accomplished people, including many well-known writers, graphic artists, mass media personalities, and programmers.

List of LiveJournal users

Notable LiveJournal users[edit] Musicians[edit] Actors[edit] James Urbaniak, username urbaniak, movie actorVic Mignogna, username vivhingolino, popular anime voice actor and musician.Caitlin Glass, username kiristokyoto, popular anime voice actress. Visual artists[edit] Professional wrestlers[edit] Television producers[edit] Writers[edit] Internet & Technology figures[edit] Mathematicians & Scientists[edit] Various[edit] Notable people in Russian LiveJournal community[edit] Politicians[edit] Writers[edit] Various[edit] See also[edit] List of Internet phenomena References[edit] External links[edit]

FBI: If We Told You, You Might Sue. Often when the government tries to suppress information about its surveillance programs, it cites national-security concerns.

FBI: If We Told You, You Might Sue

But not always. In 2008, a few years after the Bush administration's warrantless-wiretapping program was revealed for the first time by the New York Times, Congress passed the FISA Amendments Act. That act authorizes the government to engage in dragnet surveillance of Americans' international communications without meaningful oversight. As we've explained before (including in our lawsuit challenging the statute), the FISA Amendments Act is unconstitutional. In 2009, we also filed a Freedom of Information Act request to learn more about the government's interpretation and implementation of the FISA Amendments Act.

Two weeks ago, as part of our FOIA lawsuit over those documents, the government gave us several declarations attempting to justify the redaction of the documents. Litigation gone wild! A geologist’s take on the Italian seismology manslaughter case. The story has been in the news, and discussed in Steve Novella’s last post.

Litigation gone wild! A geologist’s take on the Italian seismology manslaughter case

Back on April 6, 2009, a Richter magnitude 5.8 (moment magnitude = 6.3) earthquake struck the province of Abruzzo in central Italy. It killed 308 people, injured 1173 more, and 65,000 were made homeless. The quake damaged almost 11,000 buildings in the medieval city of L’Aquila, and caused about $16 billion worth of damage over the region. This was the deadliest earthquake to hit Italy since the 1980 Irpina quake, a Richter magnitude 6.9 event in southern Italy, which killed 2914 people, injured over 10,000, and left 300,000 homeless. The L’Aquila event was preceded by hundreds of foreshocks, which caused much of the population to flee the city and seek shelter before the main quake. A hidden world, growing beyond control. The top-secret world the government created in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs exist within it or exactly how many agencies do the same work.

A hidden world, growing beyond control

These are some of the findings of a two-year investigation by The Washington Post that discovered what amounts to an alternative geography of the United States, a Top Secret America hidden from public view and lacking in thorough oversight. After nine years of unprecedented spending and growth, the result is that the system put in place to keep the United States safe is so massive that its effectiveness is impossible to determine.

The investigation's other findings include: * Some 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies work on programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence in about 10,000 locations across the United States. Welcome to DocuWatch! - DocuWatch. 10 Google Video Documentaries You Have To Watch. I love Google Video because they have so many great documentaries free to watch. Here are my favorite 10. Some are sad, some are wacky, but they are all very informative and entertaining (full disclaimer, I own 1. Dangerous Knowledge. DocumentaryStorm - Stream Full Documentaries.

Watch Free Documentaries Online. 10 Awesome Free Documentaries That You Can Watch Online. Free documentaries come in a number of different styles and are made for a variety of reasons. Most of them aim to educate the viewer on a particular topic: war; environment; health. THE OFFICIAL RESISTANCE - THE OFFICIAL RESISTANCE - THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WORLD - IN THE KNOW. Why Curation Is Just as Important as Creation [OPINION] The Filter Bubble: How the Web Gives Us What We Want, and That's Not a Good Thing. By Maria Popova How the web gives us what we want to see, and that’s not necessarily a good thing.

Most of us are aware that our web experience is somewhat customized by our browsing history, social graph and other factors. But this sort of information-tailoring takes place on a much more sophisticated, deeper and far-reaching level than we dare suspect. (Did you know that Google takes into account 57 individual data points before serving you the results you searched for?) Online Curation: The Personalization Danger‬‏ ZoneAlarm Blog. In this age of digital communication, it’s common to receive email attachments that we open without thinking twice. But did you know that close to 1 in 25 email attachments are actually malicious? Some malicious attachments come from spam emails, which usually are easy to identify, while other emails appear harmless to the naked eye. So how do you determine if the Microsoft document or PDF file you’ve received from a job recruiter is legitimate or not?

Continue Reading… Is This File Safe Or Malicious? An Atheist Manifesto. Update: (2/08/2006 1:35 p.m. Atheist, Gnostic, Theist, Agnostic. Transparency. The Biggest Pyramid in the World found in Bosnia. JWT: 100 Things to Watch in 2011. Future Timeline. Futurism. Wired 8.04: Why the future doesn't need us. 21 Things That Will Be Obsolete by 2020.