Drug War Victim Memorial Causes Dispute In Mexico
As Mexico continues to suffer through the turmoil of a tumultuous drug war, the country can't agree on how to honor the victims of a six-year assault on organized crime that has taken as many as 70,000 lives.Read more »
Army Reserve presentation calls Christians ‘extremists’
A U.S. Army Reserve training brief on extremism and extremist organizations puts evangelical Christianity at the top of the list of groups soldiers should watch out for, and avoid.Read more »
Army Labeled Evangelicals as Religious Extremists
A U.S. Army training instructor listed Evangelical Christianity and Catholicism as examples of religious extremism along with Al Qaeda and Hamas during a briefing with an Army Reserve unit based in Pennsylvania, Fox News has learned.
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Poll: 67 Percent Of Republicans Say Video Games Are More Dangerous Than Guns
According to a recent poll from Public Policy Polling, 67 percent of Republicans believe that video games are a “bigger safety threat” than guns. Only 14 percent of Republicans believe that guns are more dangerous than video games.Read more »
The NYPD Wants Mobile Weapon Scanners for Drive-By Patdowns
The NYPD is in hot water with civil rights groups over its controversial Stop-and-Frisk policy. But, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly has a solution—handheld weapons scanners that see guns under clothing! Fourth Amendment? What’s that?Read more »
NRA: Stop Helping Human Rights Abusers Get Weapons!
Children -- no matter where they live -- must be kept safe from gun violence. The United Nations is preparing to finalize a treaty that would help to do just that by helping to stem the flow of weapons to human rights abusers. The National Rifle Association (NRA) leadership is standing in the way of these efforts by waging a campaign of misinformation and lies to force the U.S. government to oppose the treaty.Read more »
Governmental Secrecy: Shield for Tyranny, Incompetence, and Corruption
An essential pillar of democracy is openness. There is no way that people can meaningfully participate in government, even if only by voting for representatives, if they do not have access to accurate information related to government operations. This was well understood by the founders of the US and embedded in the Bill of Rights. Conversely, a salient characteristic of undemocratic systems of all types, such as Czarist Russia, the Soviet Union, and Nazi Germany is a high degree of governmental secrecy.Read more »
Marijuana: It's Nowhere Near As Scary
As They Want Us To Believe
"The concern with marijuana is not born out of any culture-war mentality, but out of what the science tells us about the drug’s effects.
And the science, though still evolving, is clear: marijuana use is harmful. It is associated with dependence, respiratory and mental illness, poor motor performance, and cognitive impairment, among other negative effects.Read more »
A 9-year-old blogger won a food fight with authorities in her Scottish town Friday, after an online outcry prompted officials to lift a ban on posting photos of her school lunches. Martha Payne's images of uninspiring school meals – one consisted of two croquettes, a plain cheeseburger, three slices of cucumber and a lollipop -drew international attention. The lifted ban allows her still to blog, but not post pictures. The blog, set up about six weeks ago as a writing project and to help raise money for a school-meals charity, has drawn more than 2 million hits.Read more »
FRONTLINE investigates how Al Qaeda and affiliated militants have seized areas in southern Yemen — and are winning some popular support.Read more »
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