This shows how Israeli people show their courage.
What they have done to the Palestinian players speaks loudly.
Why would anyone support Israel. Are they really entitled to the land they say is theirs. It belongs to Palestine.
This is typical, read the Old testament.
At Senate hearings last November the Department of Justice said that Bitcoin could be “legal means of exchange” and Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke noted that Bitcoin “holds long term promise.”
These statements don’t amount to legitimizing Bitcoin or giving it a pass, they mean Bitcoin can be controlled, co-opted, taxed and regulated.
Bitcoiners have the misguided belief that Bitcoin is impervious to government control because it is “decentralized” and “peer to peer”.
These Bitcoin prayer words give Bitcoiners a false sense of the crypto currency’s invincibility.
Police in Florida have offered a startling excuse for having used a controversial “stingray” cellphone tracking gadget 200 times without ever telling a judge: the device’s manufacturer made them sign a non-disclosure agreement that they say prevented them from telling the courts.
"This is the first time, however, that a contract with the vendor has been cited as a reason for not obtaining a warrant. The discovery of this hidden detail was made by CNET reporter Declan McCullagh earlier this year.
Authorities opted not to get a warrant either for the use of the Stingray or the search of the apartment, simply because they didn’t want to tell the judge what they were using to locate the suspect, a matter the ACLU finds troubling."
KABUL — Hamid Karzai was in the midst of negotiating a security agreement with the United States when he met a 4-year-old girl who had lost half her face in an American airstrike.
Five months later, the Afghan president’s eyes welled with tears as he described visiting the disfigured little girl at a hospital. He took long pauses between words. Sitting behind his desk Saturday night, the man who has projected a defiant image toward the West suddenly looked frail.
I rarely watch youtube advertisements. Usually I click "skip ad" as soon as it pops up. However, this time was an exception.
The words on the screen spoke to me, "Why only pay celebrities or athletes? Why not give the money to the poor?"
I've often wondered the same thing, so I continued to watch as the narrators told the story of Patsy Skinner, a Georgia woman who has opened her doors and her wallet, to help feed the disadvantaged in her community.
It's a very touching an inspirational story that I hope you will take the time to watch.
Hey guys, FYI. A good article to stay abreast of the changing trends in financing political campaigns.
By Nicholas Confessore | The New York Times
The Republican donors who have financed the party’s vast outside-spending machine are turning against the consultants and political strategists they once lavished with hundreds of millions of dollars.
In recent months, they have begun holding back checks from Republican “super PACs” like American Crossroads, unsatisfied with the groups’ explanations for their failure to unseat President Obama or win back the Senate. Others, less willing than in the past to defer to the party elders and former congressional staff members who control the biggest groups, are demanding a bigger voice in creating strategy in exchange for their continued support.
Donors like Paul Singer, the billionaire Republican investor, have expanded their in-house political shops, building teams of loyal advisers and researchers to guide and coordinate their giving. And some of the biggest contributors to Republican outside groups in 2012 are now gravitating toward the more donor-centric political and philanthropic network overseen by Charles and David Koch, who have wooed them in part by promising more accountability over how money is spent.
By Ralph Z. Hallow - The Washington Times Monday, March 3, 2014
Opening a door to hedge his political bets, Sen. Rand Paul has asked the leader of the Kentucky Senate for legislation to ensure that Mr. Paul can run both for the White House and for re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2016, The Washington Times has learned.
500 Products That Contain Cancer Causing Ingredient Approved by FDA
You can go here and put together your "picks" for your cabinet if you were president... looks like Ron Paul was in the top ten for all cabinets. However, I don't see his name in the choices now; maybe he was doing to good??
For the Rebirth of Sound Money after Fiat Collapse: "Gold Bills Doctrine", by Antal E. Fekete (9/21/2013)Submitted by Cyril on Mon, 03/03/2014 - 19:23
We look at the question how the circulation of gold bills will arise after the inevitable collapse of our regime of global irredeemable currency. At that point the world will be bereft of any usable currency. All paper money will be worthless, all gold and silver will have been chased into hiding by permanent backwardation.
In this desperate situation some governments shall, to revive trade, willy-nilly open their Mint to gold and silver. However, gold and silver coins will be in short supply for quite some time
Written By ELLEN PEARSON | Published On February 14, 2014
The GMO debate is like a dark stormy ocean. It is vast and deep, and most people are unsure as to whether GMOs are the monstrous waves or the boat delivering us to safety. A significant amount of literature has been published on the impacts of GMOs, and this column is only a couple hundred words. I will not attempt to address every single argument for or against GMOs but will instead discuss the socioeconomic impacts of GMOs on the hungry people they are supposedly trying to feed — an argument rarely heard.
The argument is largely unheard, because it is made by people with less power and voice. These people lack the volume and political clout that seed companies, such as Monsanto, have. These people — the rural producers, the small land holders, the subsistence farmers — are battling for fundamental food sovereignty.
The food movement has made a considerable amount of noise surrounding the concept of food security without understanding food sovereignty. Food security is about having access to food. It is a bandage for hunger, not a cure. Access to food alone neither ensures the economic standing to purchase it nor does it ensure long-term, dependable access.
Found at the Huffington Post:
Robert Duncan moved from Los Angeles to Northern California in 2010 to manage marijuana growing operations for a collective of medical marijuana dispensaries. Although California voters legalized medical cannabis more than 17 years ago, the plant remains illegal under federal law, and the Obama administration launched a renewed crackdown on marijuana in California in 2011.
That October, Duncan’s grow house was raided. A few months later, U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner indicted him and others involved in the dispensary business on the grounds that it had grown too large. Despite California’s struggle with prison overcrowding, and despite new federal guidelines that say size should no longer be considered in prosecution decisions, Duncan, 31, was sentenced to two years in prison. He is scheduled to report to Mendota Federal Correctional Institution near Fresno, Calif., on Monday afternoon. HuffPost Live will go with him.
This is his story:
I guess praising God is selfish...
When you’re Matthew McConaughey, you think a lot about what it means to be Matthew McConaughey. We’ve learned that much in the actor’s march through awards season, during which he’s made use of catchphrases and astrology (Cate Blanchett mocked his talking about “Neptune” at the Screen Actors Guild Awards). He’s heavily reliant on a blithe, loose persona as a guy’s guy and a fellow with his head in the clouds.
Surprising story from the Washington Post
The Food and Drug Administration may have violated the federal law protecting whistleblowers by monitoring the personal e-mail of its own scientists, congressional investigators conclude in a report that calls the two-year spying operation “excessively intrusive.”
The findings, scheduled for release Wednesday by two top Republicans, suggest that the employees were monitored as part of an effort to retaliate against them for going public with their safety concerns about medical devices that the FDA was approving —not to uncover leaks of proprietary company information, as the agency has said.
The report, which caps a two-year probe, also criticizes the FDA for allowing lower-level officials to widen the surveillance from one suspected whistleblower to five colleagues without proper authorization or a clear policy on how long the monitoring could go on. Computer security employees carrying out the operation were given no legal guidance on whether they should limit the information they were collecting, the report says.
Obamacare Exchange Accidentally Enrolls Illegal Aliens
By Nick Budnick | firstname.lastname@example.org
Nearly 4,000 applicants for a state program that provides undocumented immigrants with pregnancy services were instead enrolled in full Oregon Health Plan coverage, contrary to federal law, thanks to problems with the Cover Oregon health insurance exchange.
State officials say they discovered the problem several weeks ago and are correcting it.