House votes to renew NSA spying

Jan 12, 2018

HILL – In a victory for the Trump administration, the House on Thursday approved legislation to renew government surveillance powers while voting down new limits on how authorities can use the information that is collected. Just a few hours before the vote, President Trump roiled the waters by sending out a tweet that appeared to…

Facebook developing microphones and cameras for people’s homes

Jan 12, 2018

METRO – In George Orwell’s 1984, the oppressive rulers of Oceania use devices called telescreens to closely monitor and repress citizens. Now Facebook looks set to follow in the Party’s footsteps by putting its own firm’s microphones and cameras into people’s homes. The social network is planning to release its first ever piece of consumer…

Dawn of American socialism

Jan 12, 2018

WEEK – The Russian revolution was the most utopian left-wing project in history, and it was a cataclysmic disaster. When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, many Western observers concluded that the old Marxist dream was dead forever. But they spoke too soon. History is not over, and with the absence of any Soviet competition,…

China Weighs Slowing or Halting Purchases of U.S. Treasuries

Jan 11, 2018

BLOOMBERG – China added to bond investors’ jitters on Wednesday as traders braced for what they feared could be the end of a three-decade bull market. Senior government officials in Beijing reviewing the nation’s foreign-exchange holdings have recommended slowing or halting purchases of U.S. Treasuries, according to people familiar with the matter. The news comes…

New York State Police to start using drones

Jan 11, 2018

WKBW – New York State Police will soon begin using unmanned drones to help support law enforcement missions like public safety, disaster response and traffic safety. Governor Andrew Cuomo made the announcement Wednesday. The program is launching sometime this month with four drones, one of which will be used by the State Police right here…

By 2040, Islam could be the second-largest religion in the US

Jan 11, 2018

CNN – The Muslim population is growing, and in the next two decades Muslims could become the second-largest religious group in the United States, according to a Pew Research study. However, that’s not the whole story. The Pew Research Center combined studies they conducted in 2007, 2011 and 2017 with yearly data from the US…

Freedom From Religion calls on city to remove Ten Commandments monument

Jan 11, 2018

SANTE FE – A nonprofit organization in Madison, Wis., is calling for removal of a Ten Commandments monument from a Santa Fe city park, saying the 6-foot-tall granite tablet is an “inappropriate and unconstitutional” remnant of the Cold War era. “The government has no business telling citizens which god they must have, how many gods…

EU Boss Praises Communist Cuba and Obama Era on Havana Visit

Jan 9, 2018

BREITBART – The leader of the Liberal group in the European Parliament has slammed the bloc’s Foreign Minister and top diplomat for failing to raise human rights concerns on a trip to Communist Cuba. High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini used the trip…

SUV: Unlock With Face Scan

Jan 9, 2018

BLOOMBERG – A $45,000 electric SUV using facial recognition to unlock doors, Amazon’s Alexa to entertain and a 49-inch screen across the dashboard may be a harbinger of driving’s future. It also shows what China’s doing to grab that business now as the government pushes gas guzzlers off its roads.

Recovering Sen. Paul says political violence rising concern

Jan 8, 2018

YAHOO – Sen. Rand Paul says he’s recovering well from the November assault that left him with six broken ribs, and says violence against political figures is a concern among his colleagues. The Kentucky Republican tells CBS’ “Face the Nation” that fellow lawmakers don’t want to think it’s open season on elected officials. But he…

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