Friday, January 29, 2016

Fact Check: Negative Reviews of “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”

Sharyl Attkisson
“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” is the based-on-a-true-story film about the Sept. 11, 2012 Islamic extremist terrorist attacks on the U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya. It’s not a comprehensive tale: it sticks primarily to the personal stories as told by three CIA operators who heroically helped fight off the attackers as dozens of […]


Thursday, January 28, 2016

A thought-provoking experiment: What happens when children don't have the internet for a whole day? -- Science of the Spirit --

A thought-provoking experiment: What happens when children don't have the internet for a whole day? -- Science of the Spirit -- "At first glance, the idea seems rather harmless. That's why the psychologist who organised it mistakenly believed that the experiment would be absolutely safe. Nobody expected such shocking results. Only three of the 68 participants reached the end of the experiment — one girl and two boys. Three of the participants had suicidal thoughts. Five of them experienced intense panic attacks. Twenty-seven experienced symptoms such as nausea, sweating, dizziness, hot flushes and abdominal pain. Almost everyone who took part experienced feelings of fear and anxiety.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Economic Activity Is Slowing Down Much Faster Than The Experts Anticipated

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by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:

We have not seen global economic activity fall off this rapidly since the great recession of 2008. Manufacturing activity is imploding all over the planet, global trade is slowing down at a pace that is extremely alarming, and the Baltic Dry Index just hit another brand new [...]


Monday, January 25, 2016

Due Process is Dead: A Staggering 95% of All Inmates in America Have Never Received a Trial

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(Claire Bernish) In the Land of the Free, one-quarter of the entire planet’s prison population, some 2.2 million people, currently languish behind bars; yet, an astonishing number of them — around 2 million — have never been to trial. Indeed, these figures categorically debunk the notion the criminal justice system in the United States maintains any semblance of its formation’s original intent: to ensure the guilty suffer punishment befitting their crimes, while the innocent avoid false conviction. As the fundamental basis for the justice system in the United States, the Sixth Amendment states: In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense. Justice, as an untold — though no doubt, appalling — number can attest, has been utterly abandoned for the interests of the careless expedience, apathetic convenience, […]


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Thousands In Poland Protest Internet Surveillance

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Several thousands of people took to the streets in Rynek, Poland on Saturday to protest what they say is excessive internet surveillance by the government.  Protestors ranged from children to the elderly, men and women, all of whom protested some of the most invasive media censorship laws in Europe. reports: Polish law requires telecom companies to retain metadata on its users and allows nine different law enforcement agencies (an exceptionally large number) to demand it. According to the digital rights group Panoptykon Foundation, nearly two million requests for user data are made by the government yearly, whereas in most EU countries it is less that half that number. The event was organized by the Committee for the Defense of Democracy (KOD), their third recent demonstration following those against PiS changes to the constitutional court and the management of public media outlets.