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Payday Loans Prey On The Desperate

Despite what the talking heads are saying, the economy isn’t doing so well. In this most recent jobs report, the two main sectors of growth were fast food and retail, accounting for a total of about 32.2% of jobs created in October. And due in part to these low-paying jobs, many more people are using payday…

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How Police Use Military Tactics to Quash Dissent

  As we wait for the grand jury verdict on whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown, schools in Ferguson are preparing to close, the police are stocked up on riot weapons and white supremacists are pledging to kill. A sand-colored, mine-resistant military vehicle was seen parked in front a local Dairy Queen. Protesters…

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NASA Admits That Winters are Going to Get Colder…Much Colder

The Maunder Minimum (also known as the prolonged sunspot minimum) is the name used for the period roughly spanning 1645 to 1715 when sunspots became exceedingly rare, as noted by solar observers of the time. Like the Dalton Minimum and Spörer Minimum, the Maunder Minimum coincided with a period of lower-than-average global temperatures. During one 30-year period within the Maunder Minimum, astronomers observed…

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Do Wars Really Defend America’s Freedom?

U.S. politicians and pundits are fond of saying that America’s wars have defended America’s freedom. But the historical record doesn’t bear out this contention. In fact, over the past century, U.S. wars have triggered major encroachments upon civil liberties. Shortly after the United States entered World War I, seven states passed laws abridging freedom of…

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Your Face And Voice Are Being Used To Track You

For over a year now, social media data has been being integrated into CCTV networks to more effectively track, identify, and keep automated tabs on individuals. This is already underway, with over 10,000,000 faces already stored, and many more being harvested daily from networks such as Facebook. In response to this, some have turned to face paint or…

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First School Installs $100K Shooting Detection System: “Alerts of Gunfire Within 1 Second, Near Zero False Alerts”

First School Installs $100K Shooting Detection System: “Alerts of Gunfire Within 1 Second, Near Zero False Alerts”. introducing: the first school installation of a Shooting Detection System, brought to you by DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and its affiliated contractors. This $ 100,000 detection system alerts authorities automatically to gunfire with the aim…

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Rich Becoming Overlords, Poor Becoming Serfs: “We’re Approaching a New Middle Ages in America”

  This article was originally published at Washington’s Blog. You Know Inequality Is Bad … But You Don’t Know HOW Bad We’ve gotten to the overlord and serf level. Gini Graham Scott writes: Today, as the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, it seems we are approach[ing] a new Middle Ages in America, as inequality increasingly spreads through the…