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Submitted by nabashalam2 on Sun, 06/29/2014 - 21:48

Watch out! Nancy Cartwright is having some kind of naval restim and she’s reaching for your wallet!

Yes, it’s time for another wacky collection of Scientology’s latest mailers and fliers as the church tries desperately to find a new strategy to get members to actually come to events and open up a few more credit cards for donations!

Speaking of donations, a tipster pointed out that Scientologists are helping to raise money for Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi in her re-election effort.

The Biggest Misunderstanding In The Net Neutrality Debate

Submitted by adminx on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 10:15

Gizmodo June 25, 2014 by Adam Clark Estes

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Pending public rage, the FCC's flawed net neutrality rules will kick in later this summer. And yet, despite the impassioned coverage in the media, it's obvious that most people are still missing the point. As Wired points out today, a type of internet fast lane already exists, and nobody's talking about how to shut them down.

Net Neutrality Wins Backing Of Nation's Mayors

Submitted by adminx on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 10:03

Entrepreneur Magazine June 25, 2014 by Peter Page

Net neutrality and a ban on Internet “fast lanes’’ won the backing of the US Conference of Mayors, which unanimously endorsed a resolution Monday urging the Federal Communication Commission forbid "blocking of lawful websites" and "unreasonable discrimination of lawful network traffic.’’

The Father Of Net Neutrality Returns To Do Battle With Comcast

Submitted by adminx on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 09:49

WIRED Magazine June 25, 2014 by Robert McMillan

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Tim Wu

Tim Wu saw firsthand how people can mess with the internet.

Latest Climate Change Report Paints Dire Picture For Business

Submitted by adminx on Tue, 06/24/2014 - 23:02

National Public Radio June 24, 2014 by John Ydstie

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Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson says he hopes a new study can influence the business community by applying the science of risk management.

ISIS, ISIL: Who They Are And What They Want

Submitted by adminx on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 09:57

Minnesota Public Radio News June 23, 2014

The alarming dispatches from Iraq often feature a jumble of letters new to many American ears: ISIL, or sometimes ISIS. ISIL stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a Sunni insurgent group.

Its previous name is more familiar: al-Qaida in Iraq.

The group emerged during the Iraq War as a major player in the Shiite vs. Sunni violence that threatened to rip Iraq apart along sectarian lines. The U.S. State Department classified al-Qaida in Iraq as a terrorist organization in 2004.


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