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Google Showcases Government, Nonprofit & Business Maps With New Gallery Google Showcases Government, Nonprofit & Business Maps With New Gallery

Google has launched a new Google Maps Gallery aimed at making mapping data from governments, nonprofits and businesses more accessible to the public. Organizations can share and publish their maps online via Google Maps Engine, and have them appear in …

Yelp CEO Pens Letter To Jan Brewer Urging Veto Of SB 1062 Yelp CEO Pens Letter To Jan Brewer Urging Veto Of SB 1062

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman has written an open letter to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, which was just posted to the company’s blog. Stoppelman urges Brewer to veto SB 1062, the controversial bill that would allow businesses in the state to …

IRS in Hot Water Over New Treasury Inspector Report

The IRS is facing new scrutiny over taxes that should have been paid for out-of-town travel made by its agents. These accusations have arisen from a Treasury Inspector General report, and have caused new fury amongst those who feel that …

Michael Jackson Estate Charged With $702M Tax Bill

Michael Jackson’s estate is being heavily pursued by the IRS for “undervaluing assets” and now faces a $702 million charge. In U.S. Tax Court documents, executors estimate that Michael’s net worth at his time of death in 2009 was around …

9/11 ‘Truther’ Disrupts Super Bowl Press Conference (VIDEO)

“Investigate 9/11. 9/11 was perpetrated by people within our own government.” Those were the words said by 30-year-old Matthew Mills, an independent journalist who decided to take matters into his own hands during the Super Bowl press conference on Sunday. As MVP …

Ukraine Protests Continue: At Least Two Protestors Slain

Reports indicate that turmoil is amplifying in Ukraine as protests stretch beyond its capital. On Friday, protestors in cities near Kiev surrounded government buildings, confronting authorities. The demonstrations, which began in November, were initially spurred after Ukraine opted out from …

Medicare Funding Decreases, Hurts UnitedHealth

The UnitedHealth Group (UNH) spoke out this Thursday about its fourth-quarter profits, which was the first quarter under ObamaCare. UNH says that they still saw a slightly better than expected fourth quarter, due to an “overall lower medical spending trend” …

Steven Seagal Talks About Running For Governor
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One of Hollywood’s toughest action fighters is thinking about running for governor. Steven Seagal, 61, mentioned the idea in an interview while talking about his reality show “Steven Seagal – Lawman: Maricopa County.” The Arizona-based TV series, which airs on …

Americans More Wary of “Big Government” Than Ever Before
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With the U.S. Congress now seemingly more divided than ever, Americans are getting more suspicious of “big government.” A new Gallup Poll conducted in early December has found that record numbers of Americans now view big government as a bigger …

‘Deer Trail’ Drones: Residents Want to Shoot Down
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It’s normal for hunters to consider shooting at deer and other forms of wildlife, but shooting at government drones is not something to cross the average mind. However, one community recently thought about this option. On Tuesday, the population of …

Internet Giants Urge U.S. To Reform Government Surveillance Internet Giants Urge U.S. To Reform Government Surveillance
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AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo have joined together to urge the U.S. government to reform government surveillance laws and practices. The companies have set up a website called Reform Government Surveillance, where they outline five principles, …

Congresswoman Mugged in DC For Gucci Handbag

DC can be a dangerous place, and it seems like nobody, not even Congressional representatives, are truly safe. Grace Meng was faced with this reality head-on when she was attacked on Tuesday night. The New York Representative from Queens was …

This Anarchist Wants To Use Bitcoin to Crowdfund Assassins This Anarchist Wants To Use Bitcoin to Crowdfund Assassins
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Forbes author Andy Greenberg wrote today about an encrypted email he received from a person who called themselves Kuwabatake Sanjuro. Sanjuro claimed to have designed a Deepweb site called the Assassination Market, which apparently has the capability to “crowdfund” political …

Million Mask March Protests…Stuff…
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Remember, remember! The fifth of November, The Gunpowder treason and plot; I know of no reason Why the Gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot! So begins many different iterations of poetry derived from the Gunpowder Plot, an attempt by Catholics …

Food Stamps: Benefits Cut By $5 Billion
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An automatic cut to the food stamp program–known as SNAP–will go into effect today after the temporary expansion from a 2009 stimulus expires, meaning about 47 million people will need to dramatically alter their food budgets. The program may see …

NSA Washington March Draws Hundreds of Protestors
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Hundreds of anti-NSA protestors gathered in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to take part in the “Stop Watching Us” rally. The people marched in front of the Capitol to protest the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance of American citizens. Several White …

The Government Shutdown Is Over, Debt Ceiling Raised

The Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, have come up with the Reid McConnel deal, which was passed earlier Wednesday by both the House and Senate, ultimately ending the government shutdown and avoiding default.The …

Ashton Carter, Deputy Defense Secretery, Steps Down

Ashton Carter, Deputy Defense Secretary under Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, announced on Thursday his plans for stepping down from his position in December. He has been in top Pentagon positions for four years, according to Reuters. Carter was best known …

Google Image Ironic Amid Government Shutdown? Google Image Ironic Amid Government Shutdown?
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If you’re familiar with social media in any way, then you’re probably familiar with the phrase, “That awkward moment when…” Today, anyone who has internet and uses Google as their primary search engine will be able to feast their eyes …

Government Shutdown: Congress Misses Deadline, Obama Tweets
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Another year, another threat of government shutdown–only this time, it happened. After Democrats and Republicans in Congress made the new budget dependent on whether Obamacare remained funded, the October 1 deadline at midnight was missed, and the shutdown is in …

Obamacare Exemptions: Is Congress Exempt?
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So far several rumors have been spread in an attempt to get citizens to take a stand against Obamacare (also known as the Affordable Care Act) and ask their Congressmen to repeal the law. We’ve heard about the death panels …