Prompted to change its name, committee tells federal government to buzz off!
By Dave Levinthalemail | September 19, 2013 | The Center for Public Integrity
The "Stand with Rand PAC" is taking a stand against the government.
In a letter to the Federal Election Commission, the independent political committee today cheekily dismissed regulators' assertion that it can't use the name of Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., in its title unless the candidate himself formally authorizes it.
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(8:13)…in order for you to force people to get health insurance, you've got to have a very harsh stiff penalty."
—Barack Obama (Democratic Primary Debate 02/21/08)
We homeschool and occasionally my kids get bored and ask me for something to do. Many times this leads to me listing through classic books to see if they have read them yet. They are voracious readers and I can usually suggest a book that catches their attention. Recently, I suggested that my 14 year old daughter read Animal Farm by George Orwell. I told her that it was a parable about the way that some governments rise to power and how that power can be abused.
Humankind’s Most Dangerous Moment: Fukushima Fuel Pool at Unit 4. “This is an Issue of Human Survival.”Submitted by GBAmerica on Sat, 09/21/2013 - 18:38
By Harvey Wasserman | Global Research, September 20, 2013
We are now within two months of what may be humankind’s most dangerous moment since the Cuban Missile Crisis.
There is no excuse for not acting. All the resources our species can muster must be focussed on the fuel pool at Fukushima Unit 4.
The Huffington Post | By Kate Bratskeir | 09/16/2013
After exploring what accounts for ultimate satisfaction, Seligman says he was surprised. The pursuit of pleasure, research determined, has hardly any contribution to a lasting fulfillment. Instead, pleasure is "the whipped cream and the cherry" that adds a certain sweetness to satisfactory lives founded by the simultaneous pursuit of meaning and engagement.
9 Year - Old Suspended Indefinitely From School Over Toy That “Looks Like A Gun” (VIDEO)
Fox News 2
Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 7:24 am
The parents of 9-year-old Gage say he has been suspended from school indefinitely after a teacher believes he was pretending a toy was a gun. Gage brought the toy into school at Creative Montessori Academy in Southgate and was showing it to a friend before school hours when a teacher says Gage pointed the gun at his friend and said “bang, bang.”
Latest Snowden Leaks Show GCHQ Gleefully Hacking Belgian Telco
by Mike Masnick
Fri, Sep 20th 2013 6:37pm
Another day, another report on a leaked Snowden document, this time showing how the UK's GCHQ, using technology from the NSA, gleefully hacked into Belgian telco giant Belgacom's system.
Apparently the man is now being charged with assaulting a police officer. And could go to prison for 10 years.
The GCHQ listening post on Mount Troodos in Cyprus is arguably the most valued asset which the UK contributes to UK/US intelligence cooperation. The communications intercept agencies, GCHQ in the UK and NSA in the US, share all their intelligence reports (as do the CIA and MI6). Troodos is valued enormously by the NSA. It monitors all radio, satellite and microwave traffic across the Middle East, ranging from Egypt and Eastern Libya right through to the Caucasus.
Afghanistan's NATO force has launched an investigation into an attack by a drone aircraft on an al Qaeda member which a senior Afghan official said killed eight women and children.
Civilian casualties have been a long-running source of friction between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his international backers. Karzai has forbidden Afghan troops from calling for foreign air strikes, though the ban is not always adhered to.
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How's this for a heavy duty dose of fear from the Daily Beast?
The Sinister Side of Homeschooling
Sep 20, 2013 5:45 AM EDT
Because the practice is almost entirely unregulated in much of the country, parents are able to hide their crimes—sometimes fatally. Michelle Goldberg investigates.
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That's the new thing in websites these days. It is called "the endless scroll." Have you seen it on other sites? You see it on facebook.