Quantcast
Home » 2013 (Page 695)

CATO Institute report says poor Americans have it too good

Conservative think tanks have spawned a cottage industry churning out dubious studies purporting to show that poor families are living high on the hog on public benefits, a claim that anybody who has actually experienced poverty in America would find…  …

British politicians aim to ban non-hybrid cars by 2040

While some American politicians may take issue with the government’s investment in green automobiles, it pales in comparison to the debates taking place in England. There, the Liberal…  …

New solar system installed in U.S. every 4 minutes

In the United States, a solar system is installed every 4 minutes (360 solar systems per day), according to GTM Research. For such a small industry, that is massive growth. This means that, soon, the solar industry will no longer be small. Of course…  …

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst calls 911 to pressure police to release jailed relative

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R) reportedly called 911 when a relative was in jail and tried to use his influence to convince officials to release her. According to CBS Dallas-Ft. Worth, Dewhurst made the call on August 3, four hours after his niece was arrested for shoplifting at an…

Universal White Brotherhood holds mass cosmic energy ritual in Bulgaria’s Rila mountains

The sounds of women singing to the strains of violins fill the clear air of Bulgaria’s Rila mountains as 2,000 white-clad pilgrims move gracefully in a series of rhythmic meditation exercises. Every August, followers of the Universal White Brotherhood converge from across the world on the Rila lakes, at an…

Huffington Post ends commenter anonymity because ‘trolls are getting more aggressive’

The Huffington Post is to end anonymity for commenters by requiring them to use their real identities. The change was announced by the site’s founder, Arianna Huffington, after speaking at a conference yesterday (21 August) in Boston. She said: “Trolls are just getting more and more aggressive and uglier and…

Canadian dentist hopes to clone John Lennon using tooth DNA

Michael Zuk, who bought the Beatle’s molar in 2011, has begun sequencing his DNA as the first step in creating his double A Canadian dentist is hoping to clone John Lennon using DNA from one of the singer’s rotten teeth. Michael Zuk, who bought Lennon’s molar at a 2011 auction,…

Syria urged to allow UN access to ‘chemical attack’ site

Syria on Thursday came under intense pressure to allow UN weapons inspectors to visit the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus which the opposition says left hundreds dead and provoked revulsion around the world. Damascus has flatly denied the allegations but a US official cited by the…

Jazz legend Marian McPartland dead at 95

Marian McPartland, a jazz pianist who was a glittering fixture in her musical genre over a career spanning six decades, has died at the age of 95, her record label said. English-born McPartland also hosted a program on National Public Radio called “Piano Jazz,” which at more than 30 years…

Dan Rather: NSA ‘is demolishing the trust in the government’

AXS TV anchor Dan Rather and MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Wednesday night said the National Security Agency couldn’t justify its sweeping surveillance powers. Maddow began her segment on MSNBC by noting that any government power was supposed to rely on the consent of the governed. “When the government wants…

Google+