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TOWN ONCE RUN BY POLYGAMIST LEADER IS SHARPLY DIVIDED...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:00

In this Dec. 16, 2014 photo, a girl runs past a street sign in Hildale, Utah. The sister cities of Hildale and Colorado City, Ariz., once run by polygamist leader Warren Jeffs, are split between loyalists who still believe he is a victim of religious persecution and defectors who are embracing government efforts to pull the town into modern society. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

THIS SCARES THE HELL OUT OF ME. WORLD LEADERS ARE ABOUT TO GIVE AWAY THE KEYS TO THE INTERNET...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 01/20/2015 - 15:30

How would you feel if you found out your own country was working on an international treaty that would allow big corporations to force your Internet provider to dump you if they say so? Well...

SCIENTOLOGY'S "DEAD AGENTING" POLICY AND HBO'S NEW MOVIE...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 01/17/2015 - 11:55

The Church of Scientology is the subject of a much-anticipated Alex Gibney documentary, "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief."

2014 OFFICIALLY THE HOTTEST YEAR ON RECORD, US GOVERNMENT SCIENTISTS SAY...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 01/17/2015 - 11:40

The numbers are in. The year 2014 – after shattering temperature records that had stood for hundreds of years across virtually all of Europe, and roasting parts of South America, China and the Russian far east – was the hottest on record, with global temperatures 1.24F (0.69C) higher than the 20th century average, US government scientists said on Friday...

RATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION PUTS LIFE ON EARTH AT RISK, SAY SCIENTISTS...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 01/17/2015 - 11:33

Humans are “eating away at our own life support systems” at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years by degrading land and freshwater systems, emitting greenhouse gases and releasing vast amounts of agricultural chemicals into the environment, new research has found...

PATRIOT ACT'S UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES IN POST-9/11 WORLD...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 01/13/2015 - 20:03
Washington (AFP) - Forty-five days after 2001's 9/11 attacks, president George W. Bush signed the USA Patriot Act, but Americans only learned of the anti-terrorism law's full consequences 12 years later through Edward Snowden's surveillance revelations...

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