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Obama Responds to Alleged Racist Comments by Clippers' Don Sterling

Submitted by adminx on Sun, 04/27/2014 - 10:13

CNN April 27, 2014 by Kevin Conlon and Shelby Lin Erdman

The racism controversy embroiling Don Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, has reached half way around the world to Malaysia, where President Obama is on a diplomatic mission to Asia Pacific nations.

White House: Discrimination potential in Big Data use...

Submitted by nabashalam2 on Sat, 04/26/2014 - 19:59

President Barack Obama requested the review in January, when he called for changes to some of the National Security Agency's surveillance programs that amass large amounts of data belonging to Americans and foreigners.

The technology that enabled those programs also enables others used in the government and the private sector. The White House separately has reviewed the NSA programs and proposed changes to rein in the massive collection of Americans' phone records and emails.



Submitted by nabashalam2 on Sat, 04/26/2014 - 11:32

Ryan Hamilton, the Las Vegas attorney who is turning suing Scientology’s drug rehab network into a cottage industry, filed his fifth federal fraud lawsuit this week with another complaint against Narconon Fresh Start/Rainbow Canyon Retreat in Caliente, Nevada.
Meanwhile, Laura DeCrescenzo learned that Scientology is trying to get its hands on a computer stored in her garage, and we have numerous other filings regarding Hamilton’s other Narconon lawsuits...

Brain Washing...With the proper techniques, anyone can be taught to believe anything!

Submitted by nabashalam2 on Sat, 04/26/2014 - 11:21

At least four people have died attempting to live on the light, according to the Seattle Globalist. In June, a British native attempted to give up eating and live only off "a nutritional source already embedded within our body/mind/Spiritual system" and film her transition. She gave up after about 45 days.

Put To The Test

Submitted by adminx on Fri, 04/25/2014 - 20:23

University Times April 25, 2014 by Jane Fallon Griffin

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Jane Fallon Griffin takes the free Scientology personality test and interviews some ex-members of the organization.

Is It Time To Remove 'Under God' From The Pledge of Allegiance?

Submitted by adminx on Fri, 04/25/2014 - 12:06

The Blaze April 24, 2014 by Billy Hallowell

Aside from prayer at government meetings — an issue TheBlaze has covered extensively – there are few First Amendment issues more contentious than the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Cliven Bundy's Outrageous Comments About 'The Negro'

Submitted by adminx on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:55

The Washington Post April 24, 2014 by Jonathan Capehart

Cliven Bundy, congratulations! You've provided the nation with its latest cringe-worthy moment in race.


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