Archives for January 2015

Welcome to the Matrix: Enslaved by Technology and the Internet of Things

There will come a time when it isn’t ‘They’re spy­ing on me through my phone’ any­more. Even­tu­al­ly, it will be ‘My phone is spy­ing on me.’” ― Philip K. Dick If ever Amer­i­cans sell their birthright, it will be for the promise of expe­di­en­cy and com­fort deliv­ered by way of blaz­ing­ly fast Inter­net, cell phone signals […]

Oceans not acidifying – “scientists” hid 80 years of pH data

Empir­i­cal data with­held by key sci­en­tists shows that since 1910 ocean pH lev­els have not decreased in our oceans as car­bon diox­ide lev­els increased. Over­all the trend is messy but more up than down, becom­ing less acidic. So much for those ter­ri­fy­ing oceans of acid that were com­ing our way. What hap­pened to those graphs?

US School Forces Girls to Follow Islamic Dress Code on Field Trip

A school dis­trict in Col­orado is com­ing under the wrath of the com­mu­ni­ty for telling school girls that they may have to sub­mit to sharia-com­­pli­ant rules regard­ing cov­er­ing their heads and ankles on a field trip to a Mus­lim mosque. Accord­ing to WND, Dou­glas Coun­ty School Dis­trict con­firmed that such Islam­ic law will be enforced […]

Going Round the Farris Wheel

Michael Far­ris: More Dis­turb­ing His­to­ry  and Ques­tion­able Asso­ci­a­tions Since the post yes­ter­day, “Far­ris’s Fer­ris Wheel…”, a num­ber of indi­vid­u­als have sent addi­tion­al links with more research and back­ground infor­ma­tion on the dis­turb­ing activ­i­ties of Michael Far­ris. Below are some fur­ther items for read­ers to explore. Again, read this your­self and draw your own con­clu­sions. Warning: […]

Vermont parent to be paid $150,000 in lawsuit over ban from school meetings

For­mer Ben­son, Ver­mont res­i­dent Mar­cel Cyr was award­ed $147,500 Mon­day after win­ning a law­suit against the Addi­son Rut­land Super­vi­so­ry Union. He had been banned from all school grounds in the dis­trict because school offi­cials were fright­ened of him.

Local lizard may be named an endangered species

The Cal­i­for­nia Fish and Wildlife Com­mis­sion is set to con­sid­er whether the flat-tailed horned lizard, whose habi­tat includes the Algo­dones and Impe­r­i­al sand dunes west of Yuma, should be list­ed as endan­gered. The Cen­ter for Bio­log­i­cal Diver­si­ty’s peti­tion to the state seek­ing endan­gered sta­tus was accept­ed by the depart­men­t’s staff and sent on to the […]

PEN America: “The Harm Caused by Surveillance…is Unmistakable”

PEN Amer­i­ca pub­lished a report this week sum­ma­riz­ing the find­ings from a recent sur­vey of 772 writ­ers around the world on ques­tions of sur­veil­lance and self-cen­­sor­­ship. The report, enti­tled “Glob­al Chill­ing: The Impact of Mass Sur­veil­lance on Inter­na­tion­al Writ­ers,” builds upon a late 2013 sur­vey of more than 500 US-based writ­ers con­duct­ed by the organization. […]

Farris’s Ferris Wheel…

Mike Far­ris’s Dis­turb­ing His­to­ry and Ques­tion­able Asso­ci­a­tions Many think that Michael Far­ris is the good guy in the white hat who hero­ical­ly rides in on his white horse to save the day for home­school­ers. Many are not aware that Far­ris has a con­tro­ver­sial his­to­ry that goes back three decades. Far­ris, head of Home­school Legal Defense […]