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New York Times has called federal government to repeal marijuana ban

July 30th, 2014 at 5:06 pm » Comments Off

The Times said marijuana should only be available to people over 21 years old. The New York Times has called for the federal government to repeal its ban on marijuana. They likened the federal law outlawing the drug to the failed prohibition of alcohol in the 1920s and ’30s. (Video)    



The U.S. government’s secret rulebook for labeling you a terrorist

July 25th, 2014 at 12:10 pm » Comments Off

The guidelines state that “the general policy of the U.S. Government is to neither confirm nor deny an individual’s watchlist status. There has been a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system and it has been quietly approved by the Obama administration. It authorizes a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence” to […]



The story behind Japan’s drone boom

July 24th, 2014 at 8:17 am » Comments Off

The U.S. Air Force has deployed two of its most advanced long-distance surveillance drones to Japan. Japan has been the world’s playground for design innovation for decades. But now it may become ground zero for the future of something far more hostile: military drones.



Job growth is faster in states that raised minimum wage

July 23rd, 2014 at 8:12 am » Comments Off

The 13 states that raised their minimum wages on Jan. 1 have added jobs at a faster pace than those that did not. The Department of Labor released new data that suggests that raising the minimum wage in some states might have spurred job growth, contrary to what critics said would happen.    



FAA approves proposed SpaceX launch site in Texas

July 16th, 2014 at 8:14 am » Comments Off

Proposed launch site for SpaceX. A “Record of Decision” giving approval for a SpaceX Texas Launch Site in Cameron County, Texas has been published by the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) office of Commercial Space Transportation. (Video)    



Helsinki’s ambitious ride-share project wants to end the need for car ownership

July 16th, 2014 at 7:49 am » Comments Off

Streets of Helsinki The government of Helsinki, Finland will pilot an ambitious project to end the need for car ownership through a combination of taxis, ride-sharing apps, carpooling, and traditional public transit.    



Online storage isn’t protected by the Fourth Amendment

July 15th, 2014 at 9:02 am » Comments Off

Content stored online simply do not have the same Fourth Amendment protections as physical data. A judge in New York, a couple months ago, ruled that US search warrants applied to digital information even if they were stored overseas. The decision came about as part of an effort to dig up a Microsoft user’s account information […]



Department of Education shuts down for-profit Corinthian Colleges

July 14th, 2014 at 7:38 am » Comments Off

Federal regulations are designed to make sure that colleges that don’t offer a good value to students, don’t get student aid money. Corinthian Colleges will put 85 of its U.S. campuses up for sale and close the remaining dozen under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education. The for-profit college chain operates campuses under […]



South Korea launches its 5th 1,800 ton 214-class submarine

July 11th, 2014 at 10:25 am » Comments Off

The submarine was named after famous independence fighter Yun Bong-gil (1908-1932). South Korea has launched its fifth 1,800-ton-class attack submarine last week as part of efforts to boost its underwater warfare capabilities against North Korean submarines, the Navy said.The 214-class submarine, named after famous independence fighter Yun Bong-gil (1908-1932) and manufactured by Hyundai Heavy Industries […]



If we fund Elon Musk instead of NASA, we can send humans back to space

July 1st, 2014 at 8:09 am » Comments Off

Elon Musk Elon Musk, the wealthy and polarizing founder of PayPal, Tesla and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), is on a hot streak when it comes to spaceflight. He’s raiding revenue streams from Nasa and the US military to fund a private manned space program. His main weapon: low prices, with SpaceX offering satellite launches at […]



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