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DRONES OVER AMERICA. CBS: 60 MINUTES...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 02/20/2015 - 13:20

Will the skies of the future be filled with buzzing drones? Morley Safer explores the new, hardly regulated world of commercial drones...

AMAZON, DOMINO'S AND BIG BROTHER: DRONES FLYING THE NOT-SO-FRIENDLY SURVEILLANCE SKIES...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Wed, 02/18/2015 - 13:26

Imagine a robot hovering overhead as you go about your day, driving to and from work, heading to the grocery store, or stopping by a friend's house. The robot records your every movement with a surveillance camera and streams the information to a government command center.

 

FACTNET NEWS BLOG IS OPEN FOR COMMENTS!

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sun, 02/15/2015 - 20:48

If you haven't noticed that the FACTNet News Blog has recently opened it's News Posts... it has.

We encourage all of our readers to leave a note, your thoughts or opinions on our stories...

We would love to hear from you! So please... let us know what you think! 

We look forward to hearing from you...  signed: Capt Frank Furillo, aka Mr FACTNet... :)

 

FRED ON EVERYTHING... INTERNET CENSORSHIP...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sun, 02/15/2015 - 18:10

FACTNet Editors note: I read Fred Reed's column religiously and love the man... BUT! This is one time I hope he is wrong... Terribly wrong...

FOE...

Cometh the Censor

Birth of What Will Prove a Short Siege

February 15, 2015

Air Pollution Kills 7 Million a Year World Health Organization Says: 3.7 million of global deaths mostly related to burning fossil fuels.

Submitted by fadmin on Wed, 02/11/2015 - 18:15

Introduction to the Personal Health Costs of Air Pollution Caused by Fossil Fuel Burning:

Outdoor air pollution, which is related significantly to fossil fuel burning is having major, steady and near-invisible negative health effects on both your life and the lives of your children. It is it also directly related to several of the biggest global causes of death and it causes approximately 11 to 13% of all deaths globally.

SAVE THE INTERNET! THE VOTE IS SOON!!!!

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 02/10/2015 - 13:49

https://www.battleforthenet.com/

Demand a free and open Internet!

The FCC is on the brink of passing strong net neutrality rules that will keep giant corporations from controlling your Internet experience. Great!

JOHN OLIVER RETURNS WITH A DEVASTATING MESSAGE ABOUT PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Mon, 02/09/2015 - 10:53

John Oliver returned from a three-month hiatus on Sunday, setting his sights on big pharmaceutical companies and their marketing schemes.

 

 

 

 

 

5 DISEASES YOU NEVER KNEW MARIJUANA COULD FIGHT OR POTENTIALLY CURE...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sun, 02/08/2015 - 15:14

So why cannabis been rescheduled yet???
Criteria for Schedule I Drug:
(a) The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse.
(b) The drug or other substance has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.
(c) There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or other substance under medical supervision.

 

ANONYMOUS ‘HACKTIVISTS’ JUST SMACKED THE TASTE OUT OF ISIS’S MOUTH...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sun, 02/08/2015 - 14:54

The Anonymous “hacktivist” group, took over dozens of accounts on Twitter and Facebook, which have been overtly used as recruiting tools for the group to gain more numbers.

 

LEAH REMINI IN TALKS TO SUE SCIENTOLOGY: MIKE RINDER TESTIMONY...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 02/06/2015 - 16:43

In July 2013 the Underground Bunker first broke the news that Leah Remini had defected from the Church of Scientology. Now, we’ve learned that within the last year, Remini has been in talks to join a federal fraud lawsuit seeking refunds for former Scientology members, according to a sworn deposition.

 

NEW STUDY FINDS MARIJUANA TO BE EFFECTIVE AGAINST DEPRESSION...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 02/06/2015 - 13:48

How many studies do the Feds need before they reschedule this wonder herb?

 

FEDS SAY MARIJUANA HAS NO MEDICAL VALUE. OBAMA'S NEW SURGEON GENERAL SEEMS TO DISAGREE...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 02/06/2015 - 13:20

The nation's top doctor on Wednesday told CBS News that "marijuana can be helpful" for some medical conditions and symptoms.

 

FACTNet Editor note: I see MM in all 50 within a few years...

The Sixteen Main Benefits of Global Warming and Escalating Climate De-stabilization

Submitted by fadmin on Wed, 02/04/2015 - 18:50

On the following pages of this new article you will find sixteen instances of good news or other benefits concerning human-caused global warming and its consequent climate destabilization.  In this article you will be presented with many important, new and unique climate re-stabilization perspectives, ideas and solutions not currently found or discussed within other environmental organizations.

This good news will help "vaccinate" you against the negative effects of the endless stream of so much new bad news about global warming and the climate.

MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION HEADED TO MASSACHUSETTS: NORTHAMPTON LAWYER DICK EVANS...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Mon, 02/02/2015 - 18:47

A longtime advocate for marijuana law reform in Massachusetts says legalization is coming to the Bay State by hook or by crook...

 

AMERICANS ARE GETTING MORE WORRIED ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE, ACCORDING TO NEW POLLS...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 01/31/2015 - 20:41

Americans are getting increasingly worried about climate change and its impacts, according to results from at least two nationwide polls released this week.

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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