RT: Shocking NASA pics show Aral Sea basin now completely dry
Once the fourth-biggest lake in the world, the eastern basin of the Aral Sea in central Asia is now completely dry. It is the result of a Soviet-era project to divert rivers for agriculture and a lack of rainfall at its source.
ealth coverage was never so costly until President Obama decided to make it “affordable.”
Bloomberg News has tallied up the total cost to taxpayers of Obamacare so far: $73 billion and counting. What Bloomberg didn’t do is compare that cost to the government’s latest estimate of the number of people who have obtained Obamacare coverage: 7.3 million, and possibly falling.
That means taxpayers have shelled out $10,000 per insured person.
An Open Letter to British PM David Cameron: "Non-Violent Extremists & 9/11 Truthers" are Just as Dangerous as ISILSubmitted by standup4sumptin on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:16
Wow, that's is an excellent letter. I have occasionally thought about this tsunami of 9/11 awakening and eventually there will come a time when enough people will confront our government and hold them accountable. The legitimacy of everything that stems from 9/11 and legitimacy of the government itself. "They" are forming the narrative to make us the enemy not the "true conspirators". How desperate will they become to hide the truth as more people wake up?
Populists give voice to such resentment with a repertoire of strikingly similar slogans and tropes.
I haven't looked into this enough yet to say one way or another... this just caught my eye and I found it interesting.. There's a lot of good info on this linked site regardless.
Nothing is more wonderful than the art of being free...
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MOSCOW, September 29 (RIA Novosti) - California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill requiring law enforcement officials to secure warrants from a judge prior to using dronesor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for surveillance purposes, The Los Angeles Times reported.
The bill, AB 1327, would force the government to obtain warrants from a judge in using surveillance drones except in emergency situations related to the environment such as oil or chemical spills, the newspaper reported.
Our tendency toward partisanship is likely the result of evolution—forming groups is how prehistoric humans survived. That's helpful when trying to master an unforgiving environment with Stone Age technology. It's less so when trying to foster a functional democracy.
The Pennsylvania Freedom Coalition presents: Defeating the NDAA (a project of The Sanctuary Church of Newfoundland) — September 20, 2014, at the Scranton Radisson.
Dan Johnson, founder of PANDA (People Against the NDAA), explains the awful implications of supplanting the US Constitution with the Laws of War. The answers? Nullification and interposition on a community-by-community basis.
Johnson steps up to the podium at the 12:30 mark.
A former Vatican archbishop accused of paedophilia stored tens of thousands of child porn videos and photos on a computer in his office at the Holy See diplomatic compound in the Dominican Republic, it has emerged.
Details of Jozef Wesolowski's massive child porn stash have been revealed after the 66-year-old was arrested at the Vatican earlier this week.
Your Life: http://www.theburningplatform.com/2014/09/25/pictorial-essay...
Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz won the Value Voters Summit presidential straw poll on Saturday.
The crowd burst onto applause on Saturday, as Family Research Council President Tony Perkins announced that Cruz won 25 percent of votes at the annual Washington conference.
The victory is a big victory to the Republican firebrand and Tea Party icon, coming just a day after he drew standing ovations with a religious and emotional speech that blasted ObamaCare, congressional Democrats and called for Republicans to take over the White House in 2016.
Spain to Catalonia: We are Your Masters.
You are our subjects.
Freedom is not an option.
Democracy is only permitted when we control the outcome.
Newspeak: Spain says Catalan voting is anti-democratic: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-29/spot-total-logic-fail
In May, the USDA requested an unspecified number of submachine and semi-automatic guns
by Joanna Rothkopf | Salon.com
In May of this year, the USDA’s Office of the Inspector General filed a request for “submachine guns, .40 Cal. S&W, ambidextrous safety, semi-automatic or 2 shot burts trigger group, Tritium night sights for front and rear, rails for attachment of flashlight (front under fore grip) and scope (top rear), stock-collapsilbe or folding, magazine – 30 rd. capacity, sling, light weight, and oversized trigger guard for gloved operation.”
To a layperson, that request might seem exorbitant for an agency that is primarily responsible for overseeing plants. Not so says a spokesperson: “OIG Special Agents regularly conduct undercover operations and surveillance. The types of investigations conducted by OIG Special Agents include criminal activities such as fraud in farm programs; significant thefts of Government property or funds; bribery and extortion; smuggling; and assaults and threats of violence against USDA employees engaged in their official duties.”
A more honest scorecard of politicians...Rand and Cruz score at top