How the end of slavery led to starvation and death for millions of black Americans - Hundreds of thousands of slaves freed during the American civil war died from disease and hunger after being liberated, according to a new book. The analysis, by historian Jim Downs of Connecticut College, casts a shadow over one of the most celebrated narratives of American history, which sees the freeing of the slaves as a triumphant righting of the wrongs of a southern plantation system that kept millions of black Americans in chains.Read more »
Despite the onslaught of politicians attempting to project an air of question around man-made climate change, studies continue to emerge proving the connection between human actions and our changing environment. The most recent study, published in Nature Climate Change, finds an "anthropogenic fingerprint" (human influence) on our warming oceans. The study, "Human-Induced Global Ocean Warming On Multidecadal Timescales," was conducted by researchers in the U.S., Australia, Japan and India.Read more »
Dallas area gun owner Terry Nye needs our help after being charged with unlawful firing of a weapon during a recent burglary of his home. Terry fired a warning shot into the dirt upon which the intruders scrambled. Mesquite Police have charged him with a crime he cannot afford to defend himself against. He may also lose his plumbing license if convicted. Please share this story with all interested persons. I am doing what I can at the site below.
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Tennessee's lawmakers have been on a roll with vital pieces of legislation, necessary to the well-being of their residents. There's the bill to protect teachers who tell students that scientific ideas like evolution and climate change aren't necessarily true. There's the bill to ensure public buildings can display the Ten Commandments (and other "historically significant documents") if they choose. But now, they've really hit the meat of important issues with a bill to outlaw saggy pants.Read more »
A man wounded in a dramatic gun battle with sheriff's deputies yesterday had a brother who was shot and killed by police 2005.
Andrew Dennehy, 23, allegedly fired a handgun into the air in a crowded plaza outside Tulsa County District Court in Tulsa, Oklahoma, yesterday afternoon, sparking a shootout.Read more »
As of June 1, 2011, the State of Maryland has passed a law, which was passed as part of the Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2011, that effectively exposes the mindset of government, wherein no individual is entitled to have; personal liberty, equal protection, due process of law, or individual ownership of property. This law states that if the State government determines...Read more »
Ryan Holle, 25, convicted of murder, is serving life without the chance of parole at the Wakulla Correctional Institution in Florida.Read more »
A new study links inorganic fluoride consumption with cardiovascular disease, the number one cause of death worldwide. The federal government even admits the severe mental/physical health risks of ingesting this toxic waste, yet governments continue to (literally) force it down our throats.Read more »
A man reluctantly robs a convenience store, in a seemingly desperate attempt to survive in a capitalist environment. He even promises to provide restitution if and when he is able. This is a fascinating example of how economics, gun rights, and ethics play out in our current reality.Read more »
Palin: Congress, it's time to stop lining your pockets
Thanks to the solid new research and recent revelations in Peter Schweizer's book Throw Them All Out and the subsequent coverage on 60 Minutes, we have concrete proof to explain how members of Congress accumulate wealth at a rate astonishingly faster than the rest of Americans and have stock portfolios that outperform even the best hedge-fund managers'. (Full disclosure: Schweizer is employed by my political action committee as a foreign policy adviser.)Read more »
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