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Sibel Edmonds' Boiling Frogs Post | Home of the Irate Minority 90 Yr-Old Threatened with 60 days in Jail For Feeding Homeless People When I say that the laws in the USA have simply gone nuts, this is really an understatement to say the least. A reader from London contributed this article. The Telegraph in London reported what took place in Florida, where two pastors and a 90-year old man were actually arrested for feeding the homeless in public. They now face a 60-day jail term and a $500 fine for breaking a new law passed by the city. The 90 year-old reported that he had a tray of food in his hand and “one of [the] police officers came over and said ‘Drop that plate right now,’ as if I was carrying a weapon.” You just cannot make up this stuff. It looks more and more like a serious political uprising will erupt by 2016 once the economy turns down. Like this: Like Loading...

Acronym TV Random Drug Testing for All? The Chilling Proposal That Could Eradicate Your Privacy March 11, 2014 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. The practice of random drug testing has become popularized in both the workplace and in public schools. The white paper, authored by former United States National Institute on Drug Abuse Director (and present-day drug testing consultant and profiteer) Robert Dupont (along with input from staffers at various drug testing labs and corporations) argues: “The major need today is the wider and smarter use of the currently available drug testing technologies and practices. … This White Paper encourages wider and ‘smarter’ use of drug testing within the practice of medicine and, beyond that, broadly within American society.

TheSleuthJournal - Real News Without Synthetics Earth Island Journal | Earth Island Institute SeaWorld’s Advertisements Are Full Of Lies (Video) In effort to reinvent its image, theme park resorts to fudging facts again by Laura Bridgeman – October 6, 2017 The International Marine Mammal Project released a new video last week that debunks many of the lies SeaWorld tells the public and its shareholders, lies that are increasingly getting the theme park and entertainment company into hot water. At its core, SeaWorld…> Read more A Tale of Two Wild Sisters Saga of African wild dogs siblings offers a stark reminder of the challenges predators face in Man’s world by Megan Claase – October 4, 2017 One of the greatest things about spending your time studying endangered African wild dogs (Lycaon Pictus) is getting to know the dogs as individuals. An Unlikely Alliance Holds Strong against Keystone XL In the fields of Nebraska, Jane Kleeb has grown a bipartisan coalition of farmers, ranchers, tribes and environmental advocates to fight an international pipeline by Gail Ablow – October 3, 2017

Symbolia “Neuroscientific research supports what narrative nonfiction storytellers instinctively know: Stories with clear, emotionally evocative dramatic arcs are most effective at keeping readers engaged. These stories cause the body to produce chemicals including cortisol, which focuses attention, as well as oxytocin, which is associated with empathy. They also light up areas of the brain linked to understanding others.” — Erin Polgreen wrote an essay for Nieman Reports on the power of comics and non-fiction narratives. The New Media Movement Is Here: 20 News Sites Kicking Our Generation Into Action At the height of the 2012 presidential election season, Gallup reported that “Americans' distrust in the media hit a new high this year, with 60% saying they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly.” As disappointing as the numbers are, they're not much of a surprise to Americans such as yourself, who have already sought out alternatives to mainstream news sources. Unfortunately, however, most Americans haven't. Online news sources are becoming more and more popular, as one might expect. Couple this with the statistical fact that “someone who watched only Fox News would be expected to answer just 1.04 domestic [political current event] questions correctly – a figure which is significantly worse than if they had reported watching no media at all,” and it's no wonder trust is down and cynicism is up when it comes to the news. But it's not just cynicism that is the problem. What does all this have to do with media? Tuning Into our Devices

Deprogram: Episode 28 - UNICORN RIOT Ep. 28: #Mizzou #ConcernedStudent1950 #BlackOnCampus #ClimateChange #KeystoneXL #Enbridge #Hackers #CWA #Anonymous #Securus #PrisonMonitoring #MMM2015 #CopsLie #BlackLivesMatter #Turkey #Silvan #SilvanUnderAttack #Palestine #Justice4KeithLamar #ConcernedStudent1950 For episode 28 of Deprogram we start at the University of Missouri, where a hunger strike to combat the systemic racial injustices on campus forced Mizzou president to step down. #ClimateChange We then bring you some climate news; the KeystoneXL pipeline was rejected but Enbridge have pipelines that have been built that move just as much oil, while Earth’s temperature continues to rise. Cyber News In cyber news; Crackas With Attitude hack more government employees and Anonymous continues #OpMonsanto and hacks the USDA. #CopsLie International News The Turkish government has been continuing its attack on the Kurdish population and Israel continues to eradicate the freedoms of Palestinians in occupied territories.