Donald Trump Wants to do What with American Muslims?

So in another Twilight Zone episode of history repeating itself, Donald Trump is not ruling out tagging, logging, and tracking every Muslim in the US just in case one might be a terrorist: “Some people are going to be upset about it, but I think that now everybody is feeling that security is going to […]

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New Thync Device Gets You Excited or Puts You to Sleep on Command

A new wearable device called Thync will allow users to zap their brains into whatever general state the user desires, excitement or drowsiness: Thync costs $299 and has just been released to the public. It provides “calm or energy on demand”, the company says, by using “neurosignalling” to activate nerves and change people’s state of […]

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Is the Labor Department Lying About Unemployment?

Anyone who is actually on the ground trying to find a job knows that the American job market is bleak. But the statistics coming from the Labor Department (with the help of the Census Bureau) are not quite as dismal as reality: This Friday, the Labor Department will announce job growth and the unemployment rate […]

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You Can’t End the Police State Without Ending the Welfare State

With the recent police shooting in South Carolina topping off a growing list of “justifiable” police homicides, many Americans have become painfully aware of the tyrannical reality of the police state. Many of the recent victims of police state brutality have a few things in common: they were black, they were originally stopped for misdemeanors, […]

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Huxley vs. Orwell: Whose Dystopian Prophecy was Closer to the Truth?

In 1949, George Orwell’s publishers sent his old French teacher, Aldous Huxley, a copy of Orwell’s new book, Nineteen Eighty-Four. Then Huxley sent Orwell a letter, both congratulating him for his fine work and gently criticizing his vision of the future: Within the next generation I believe that the world’s rulers will discover that infant conditioning […]

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Has the FCC Reversed its Policy on Internet Regulation?

As recently as last year, the FCC did not have any plans to ensure Net Neutrality through internet regulation. Nope. Not even an inkling. So why is the FCC suddenly desirous to bring the entire internet under rules designed to break up phone company monopolies? According to some in the FCC, this shift in policy […]

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NSA Caught Embedding Spyware in Hard Drives

A Russian research group, Kaspersky Lab, has uncovered a very tricky bit of NSA spyware that can embed in virtually any hard drive, no matter the manufacturer, to collect information, or even control computers remotely: According to Kaspersky, the spies made a technological breakthrough by figuring out how to lodge malicious software in the obscure […]

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