Friday, Jan 14, 2011 17:00 GMT Court
Rules Government Can Keep Naked Body Scanner Images Secret A federal judge has ruled that the Department of Homeland Security
can keep images produced by x-ray body scanners out of the public domain,
in a blow to privacy group The Electronic Privacy Information Center'
s (EPIC) efforts to release more than 2000 of the images that show intimate
details of airport travelers' bodies.
urges global protests
“The internet needs champions and we will rise…We are Anonymous
and so are you. Stand up and fight. Every city, everywhere,” the
video message said.
puts a stop to homeless outreach Bobby and Amanda Herring spent more than a year
providing food to homeless people in downtown Houston every day. They
fed them, left behind no trash and doled out warm meals peacefully without
a single crime being committed, Bobby Herring said.
Targets Critics Of Government With Home Visits After Arizona Shootings We can add another victim to the Tucson tragedy - the right to
criticize government without fear of getting a knock on your door from
the feds. Despite the fact that shooter Jared Loughner was not politically
motivated, the FBI is now compiling a list of Americans deemed a potential
threat because they criticized their representative - and targeting
them with home visits.
new measure of intelligence: Big-picture thinking trumps narrow-minded
Observing the various realms of science, medicine, experts and world
events, I’ve come to the conclusion that our modern definition
of “intelligence” (IQ) is seriously lacking.
The Cult of Sanctified Violence
Jared Loughner reportedly posed that question to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords
at a forum two years ago. Perhaps unwittingly, Loughner answered that
question himself by murdering six people and attempting to murder fourteen
others, including Giffords. In doing so, the young nihilist effectively
privatized government’s central function.
in decline worldwide: US report
Global freedom declined for a fifth straight year in 2010 as authoritarian
regimes dug in worldwide and crime and unrest plagued democracies like
Mexico, a US watchdog said Thursday.
control is no myth: Scientists engineer thunderstorms over Abu Dhabi Discussions of weather control technology used to be limited
to the hushed gossip of conspiracy theorists, but it turns out the conspiracy
theorists were right (again). Today in Abu Dhabi, scientists have successfully
manipulated entire weather systems, causing up tofifty downpours of
rainacross the Al Ain region the desert nation over the last year.
gasoline prices sour U.S. consumer mood
Rising gasoline prices beat down U.S. consumer sentiment in early
January, overshadowing an improved job outlook and passage of temporary
federal tax breaks, a survey released on Friday showed.
Tunisia Unrest, Rage Over Wealth of Ruling Family
This ancient Mediterranean hamlet, advertised as the Tunisian St.-Tropez,
has long been the favorite summer getaway of President Zine el-Abidine
Ben Ali and his large extended family, many of whom have built vast
beachfront mansions here with the wealth they have amassed during
his years in power.