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GOP lawmaker to Obama: ‘We did not elect a dictator’

A newly elected congressman said lawmakers had a moral obligation to stop the health care law at any cost. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) has been credited as the architect of the plan to tie funding of the Affordable Care Act to the continuing resolution to fund the federal government, a…

Kenya warned a year before attack that terrorists were targeting Westgate Mall

The narrative in place is that national intelligence agencies need tons of intrusive surveillance programs in order to detect terrorist threats and respond accordingly. Unfortunately, the narrative fails to hold up to scrutiny, prompting these intelligence…  …

Former DHS chief privacy officer recounts how she was called a ‘terrorist’ by intelligence community

Mary Ellen Callahan was the Chief Privacy Officer (and the Chief Freedom of Information Act Officer) at the Department of Homeland Security from 2009 until 2012 (though, don’t tell DHS, since they still have a page on their website about her claiming…  …

Calif. City of Palo Alto requiring new homes to be ready for electric cars

Palo Alto — nestled in the center of pricey Silicon Valley — is a composed, clean, beautiful community. Presently, Palo Alto walks the talk that is clean energy. Clean, reliable trains connect Palo Alto to Silicon Valley and San Francisco. Biking…  …

Researchers transform plastic bags into high-tech nanomaterial

A new process for creating high-tech carbon nanotube membranes out of a very common waste material — plastic bags — has been developed by researchers at the University of Adelaide. The innovative approach to nanotube production could potentially…  …

The tea party created an existential threat to America, not Obamacare

Let me make sure I understand. The tea party Republicans in the House and Senate have determined that the Affordable Care Act is so reprehensible, so pernicious, and so destructive of American liberties that it poses an existential risk to the republic.;  …

Glenn Greenwald takes to Reddit to talk about Edward Snowden and the NSA

By David Holmes On October 1, 2013At their best, Reddit’s Ask Me Anything threads (AMA’s) are a form of cultural discourse that would make Socrates proud, and today we witnessed one of the most enlightening entries to the series yet. Glenn Greenwald…  …

iPad Mini with Retina Display reportedly delayed

On October 2, 2013An iPad Mini with an ultra-high resolution (“Retina”) display has been delayed due to supply constraints, according to Reuters, which questions what improvements will be announced during an event said to be taking place this month…  …

Airlines fill record number of seats

World airline traffic expanded by 6.8 percent in August, enabling the industry to match an all-time record of 83.4 percent of seats filled, the International Air Transport Association said on Wednesday. “August was a positive month for passenger travel,” IATA chief Tony Tyler said in a statement, pointing out that…

Government shutdown complicates search for missing woman at Idaho national park

Relatives have asked for experienced hikers to help search for 63-year-old Jo Elliott-Blakeslee, who was reported missing along with another woman last month at Craters of the Moon National Monument. A park official said 16 employees have been placed on furlough as a result of the federal government shutdown over…

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