All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Government’

Americans More Wary of “Big Government” Than Ever Before

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 threat than either “big business” or “big labor.” A full 72% of U.S. adults polled believe big government is the …

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‘Deer Trail’ Drones: Residents Want to Shoot Down

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 Deer Trail, Colorado, (598 residents) was set to vote on an ordinance deciding whether shooting federal drones would be permissible …

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Internet Giants Urge U.S. To Reform Government Surveillance

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, and offer commentary from the CEOs of each company (Brad Smith, General Counsel and EVP, Legal and Corporate Affairs speaks …

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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 walking down the street that evening after a pleasant dinner on capitol hill, when she was hit on the head …

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This Anarchist Wants To Use Bitcoin to Crowdfund Assassins

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 assassinations in a similar manner as Kickstarter. For the technically unfamiliar, “the Deepweb” or “DarkNet” (depending on who you’re talking …

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Million Mask March Protests…Stuff…

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 to depose the Protestant King James I and replaced him with a Catholic head-of-state. The most famous member of this …

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Food Stamps: Benefits Cut By $5 Billion

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 more cuts over the next several years as well, as lawmakers intend to tighten restrictions on who can qualify. House …

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NSA Washington March Draws Hundreds of Protestors

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 House politicians were in attendance at the rally that the ACLU called the “biggest protest yet against NSA spying.” Representative …

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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 plan will fund the government through January 15th, and then raise the debt ceiling through February 7th of next year. …

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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 for his “unwavering, untiring and overwhelming” commitment to making sure that U.S. troops had the equipment to do their jobs, …

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Google Image Ironic Amid Government Shutdown?

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 upon their custom graphic for today. Today, October 1, 2013 marks the 123rd anniversary of Yosemite National Park. It also …

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Government Shutdown: Congress Misses Deadline, Obama Tweets

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 process. Office of Management and Budget director Sylvia Burwell said earlier this evening that there was no “clear indication” that …

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