Category Archives: U.S.

Standing Up to Terrorism in Richardson

In response to the Sony hack, the Alamo Drafthouse movie theater in Richardson, TX decided to show a film about Kim Jong Il, a 2004 satirical documentary instead of The Interview. Scheduled for December 27th, Team America has a good … Continue reading

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Our Holiday Lights Are Visible From Space

Scientists with NASA are using holiday lights to track people’s energy use in urban areas. Through satellite imagery, they tracked light patterns in 1200 cities over the past two years. Light on earth visible from space at night increased over … Continue reading

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Wave of anti-net neutrality comments has ties to Koch Brothers

“A letter-writing campaign that appears to have been organized by a shadowy organization with ties to the Koch Brothers inundated the Federal Communications Commission with missives opposed to net neutrality (NN), an analysis by the Sunlight Foundation reveals. Over the … Continue reading

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Strange Petition on Net Neutrality

It’s very strange and misleading with emotionally charged manipulative language. Huh? http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/12/shadowy-anti-net-neutrality-group-submitted-56-5-of-comments-to-fcc/

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Hollywood a Mexican “Slave State”

“But forget whether Hollywood is black enough. A better question is: Is Hollywood Mexican enough? You’re in L.A, you’ve got to try not to hire Mexicans. . . “You’re telling me no Mexicans are qualified to do anything at a … Continue reading

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Fifty Years of A Love Supreme

Fifty years ago December 9th, John Coltrane recorded “A Love Supreme.” It never gets old.  If being in love had a sound, it would sound something like that: improvised, sensual, energetic, dreamy, omniscient, passionate, nuanced, thorough, primal, mysterious, unable to … Continue reading

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Die-in in Brooklyn

There was a die-in last night outside a Brooklyn basketball game. The game, at the Barclays Center, which was attended by celebrities as well as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, became a site of protest outside of the facility. … Continue reading

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Abbott Declines to Endorse Perry, Cruz for 2016 Run by Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune Dec. 7, 2014 Texas Attorney General and Gov.-Elect Greg Abbott on Sunday declined to throw his support behind any of the Texas Republicans rumored to … Continue reading

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Black Friday Gun Sales at Record High

The FBI told CNN that this past Black Friday saw a record number of gun permit background checks. Their staff almost couldn’t keep up in processing all the background checks. It was the second highest day for gun purchases in … Continue reading

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More U.S. Cities are Making it Harder to Feed the Homeless

An increasing number of American cities are making it harder to feed the homeless. Is it because human generosity is less profitable for cities nowadays? “The new rules, ostensibly to protect those getting the food from any illnesses from poorly … Continue reading

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