Salvation Army Marred by Allegations of Homophobia and Extremism

Salvation Army Marred by Allegations of Homophobia and Extremism

The Salvation Army's strict stance on social issues is forcing some to hold on to their spare change.

It’s seen by some that the Salvation Army’s extreme beliefs of Christian fundamentalism is harming women’s rights, homosexuals, the terminally ill, and religious freedom. Homophobia As Jamie McGonnigal of LGBTQNation reports: When New Zealand considered passage of the Homosexual Law Reform Act in 1986, the Salvation Army collected signatures in an attempt to get the legislation killed. The act decriminalized consensual sex between gay men. The measure passed over the charity‚Äôs objections. In the United Kingdom, the Salvation Army actively...
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Dan Rather Finally Says It: Big Money Owns the News

Dan Rather Finally Says It:  Big Money Owns the News

One of our biggest fears come true.

One of the last old-fashioned hard-hitting journalists, Dan Rather, said in a recent speech that the state of news today is “upside down and backwards.” Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movements, Rather called for a return to no-nonsense news reporting and suggested the only way it could happen was by independent journalists. He went on to say that, Of course freedom of the press and of speech both come with pitfalls. People can peddle opinions as if they were...
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Scientists Bringing Back the Mammoth

Scientists Bringing Back the Mammoth

DNA extracted from well-preserved mammoths such as these will be used to bring the species back to life.

Japan and Russia are teaming up to bring the mammoth back to life after a 10,000 year hiatus from existence. Well-preserved bone marrow extracted from a frozen mammoth in Siberia will be used in combination with modern elephants to welcome the giant into the 21st century. Dinosaurs to come next? If we can bring mammoths back to life, why not a T-rex? Because the mammoths’ very close relative, the elephant, is still alive today. Elephant DNA is very similar to...
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Quantum Entanglement Could Lead to Real-life Voodoo

Quantum Entanglement Could Lead to Real-life Voodoo

If humans can become entangled, they can also become slaves.

Scientists accomplished linking two diamonds by using the mysterious process of quantum entanglement. The science is so unknown that Einstein himself called it “spooky action at a distance.” The basic explanation of quantum entanglement is this: An action performed on one object will affect the other object. Before this latest experiment, scientists were only able to entangle very small particles. Entangling large objects like diamonds is a huge breakthrough that will lead the way to bigger and bigger objects becoming...
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Ooh! It’s Just Like “Clear and Present Danger”!

Ooh! It’s Just Like “Clear and Present Danger”!

U.S. special forces are active in Mexico

by Timothy Chilman email: timothychilman@yahoo.com Mexico is in a bit of a pickle. In December, 2006, President Felipe Calderon kicked-off a crackdown upon the seven drug cartels which earn $13bn every year from transporting drugs to the United States. The government says that 34,612 people have been killed since then, including drug gang members, security force personnel, and innocent civilians. The death toll of 15,237 last year was the steepest yet. Violence has increased as previously allied drug cartels fight...
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Beware Companies Asking to Scan Your Driver’s License

Beware Companies Asking to Scan Your Driver’s License

"Papers, please!"

More and more companies are requiring their customers to forfeit driver’s license identification when purchasing products. If you’re buying an Xbox game at Target, the clerk may want to scan your driver’s license. If you’re dropping off a package at UPS, the clerk may want to scan your driver’s license. If you’re buying a drink at the bar, the server may want to scan your driver’s license. If you’re buying medicine for a cold, the pharmacist may want to scan...
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Malls and Stores Are Tracking You

Malls and Stores Are Tracking You

The Short Pump Town Center is one of many businesses that want to track you.

On Black Friday two malls started tracking their customers secretly by cell phone. The tracking system, known as FootPath, follows the movements of shoppers by logging cellphone location data and does not allow shoppers to opt out. Following public outcry against this invasion of privacy, the malls have stopped tracking visitors, for now at least. The malls, California’s Promenade Temecula and Virginia’s Short Pump Town Center, have plans to continue the program in the future. Home Depot and JCPenny are...
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Scientists Create Doomsday Virus in Laboratory

Scientists Create Doomsday Virus in Laboratory

A small child infected with the now virtually eradicated smallpox virus in 1973.

Dubbed “the virus that should never have been created”, an extremely deadly modification of the H5N1 Bird Flu virus has been developed in a laboratory. The most frightening aspect of the virus is the ease in which it spreads. It can travel in the air and people coming into contact with those already infected are certain to catch it. Scientists not sure whether to publish doomsday virus recipe If it isn’t enough to make such a deadly virus to begin...
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New Earth-Like Planet May Contain Life

New Earth-Like Planet May Contain Life

A newly discovered planet may hold alien life.

A newly discovered planet, named Gliese 581g, holds the possibility of containing water and alien life. The planet is positioned in the habitable or “Goldilocks” zone, where the temperature is not too hot and not too cold to support life as we know it. Gliese 581g has a mass of 3 to 4 times that of Earth and a year on the planet lasts only 37 days. One side of the planet is always facing its star, receiving perpetual daylight,...
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Woman Stored Alien Corpse Inside Her Refrigerator for 2 Years

Woman Stored Alien Corpse Inside Her Refrigerator for 2 Years

Is this the corpse of an alien, or a hoax?

A Russian woman claims she found an alien corpse from a crash site in 2009, and had been storing it in her refrigerator ever since. She says she snapped these photos before two men from the Karelian Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences came to her home to confiscate the body: Is it real, or a hoax? It’s likely a hoax. Look at the stiff, twig-looking arm. The creature wouldn’t have been able to pick anything up when...
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