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Homeschooling Banned in California

A California appeals court has ruled that homeschooling of children is illegal unless their parents have teaching credentials from the state.

“California is now on the path to being the only state to deny the vast majority of homeschooling parents their fundamental right to teach their own children at home,” said Michael Smith, president of


FBI Investigates Major Players in Financial Crisis

The FBI is investigating Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Lehman Brothers and AIG – and their executives – as part of a broad look into possible mortgage fraud, sources with knowledge of the investigation told CNN Tuesday.

The following paragraphs summarize the work of experts who are completely familiar with all the aspects of


Iraqi Refugees: U.S. Citizens Get Crapped on Again

If life in the U.S. hasn’t already been downgraded enough by the economy caused mainly by the Iraqi and Afghanistan Conflicts then it is about to get worse if washington has its way by importing thousands of Iraqi Refugees into the U.S., Please somebody tell me, are they CrAzY!

The United States has surpassed its


Have Mind Reading Machines Arrived

Years ago, Woody Allen used to joke that he’d been thrown out of college as a freshman for cheating on his metaphysics final. “I looked within the soul of the boy sitting next to me,” he confessed.

Today, the joke is on us. Cameras follow your car, GPS tracks your cell phone, software


Defense Spending Out of Control!

612 Billion Dollars for Defense is Out of Control!

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a $612.5 billion defense spending bill for fiscal 2009, including $70 billion for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. As passed on an 88-8 vote, the measure would authorize $103.9 billion for Pentagon procurement, $1.2 billion more than


Time Eater Clock

They call it the time-eater. Tonight, a monster will begin measuring the passage of time using new and decidedly sinister technology outside one of Britain’s most prestigious colleges.

Unlike conventional timepieces, the extraordinary “Chronophage”, due to be unveiled today by Stephen Hawking at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, does not use hands or digital numerals to


How Close is “Official” Full Disclosure

I always wonder about the timing of things and rarely believe that things “just happen”, especially when viewed in the national spotlight. I gave up believing in coincidences a long time ago and realize under the guise of happenstance, many gears are turning. So it was with curiosity and a desire to see beneath the


Sarah Palin’s Email Account

The internet activist group “Anonymous,” famed for its exposure of unethical behavior by the Scientology cult, has now gone after the Alaskan govenor and republican Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

At around midnight last night some members affiliated with the group gained access to governor Palin’s email account “” and handed over the contents to the


More Stealthy Drug Smugglers Busted

The U.S. Coast Guard seized seven tons of cocaine with an estimated street value of $8.4 million in what one officer called “the most dangerous operation of my career.”

The U.S. Coast Guard said it found seven tons of cocaine aboard this vessel Saturday in the eastern Pacific Ocean.

A Coast Guard


RFID, Privacy and the Surveillance Society

If incorporating personal details into an RFID (radio-frequency identification) chip implanted into a passport or driver’s license may sound like a “smart” alternative to endless lines at the airport and intrusive questioning by securocrats, think again.

Since the late 1990s, corporate grifters have touted the “benefits” of the devilish transmitters as


Did the U.S. Sneak Weapons to Georgia

Russia says there are ‘suppositions’ that U.S. ships which delivered humanitarian aid to Georgia have also brought weapons to the country. In a Monday press conference, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrei Nesterenko suggested that the U.S. military ships delivered more than just humanitarian aid to Georgia, adding that their cargo included ‘military components’.


Intelligence Agencies Describe U.S. in 20 Years

An intelligence forecast being prepared for the next president on future global risks envisions a steady decline in U.S. dominance in the coming decades, as the world is reshaped by globalization, battered by climate change, and destabilized by regional upheavals over shortages of food, water and energy.

The report, previewed in a speech


NSA Watercooled Computer

This computer, made by the Cray corp.called the thinking machine, was paid for by the U.S. tax payers for the NSA and resides in a two story building on the secretive agencies campus. The first story contains the huge water cooling system, all this water gets pumped upstairs to the computer itself to cool a


Living Creatures in space

Outer space is a pretty rough place, death valley, step aside, space will trump you every time in every way. You would summize that nothing “alive” could survive there for any length of time. There’s the cold vacuum, of course, which can freeze-dry an unprotected astronaut. But there are other hazards, too, including the sun’s


Nuclear Attack Plans Against Russia Modified

The military’s Cold War-era nuclear strike plans against Russia have finally been revised, according to the Federation of American Scientists (FAS). The Red Integrated Strategic Offensive Plan, or RISOP, was used for decades by the U.S. military to determine which targets in Russia (and pre-1991, the Soviet Union) would be attacked. It appears, however,


North Korean Woman Arrested for Spying

A North Korean woman accused of obtaining state secrets from South Korean military officers for sexual favors appeared in court on Wednesday in handcuffs and wearing a baseball hat and surgical mask.

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Won Jeong-hwa, 34, arrested last month on suspicion of posing as a defector and spying for North Korea, could


Department of Interior Oil Officials Get Greased

Investigators say Oil officials given sex and gifts

WASHINGTON – Government officials handling billions of dollars in oil royalties engaged in illicit sex with employees of energy companies they were dealing with and received numerous gifts from them, federal investigators said Wednesday.

The alleged transgressions involve 13 Interior Department employees in Denver


Americas Earliest Spy Satellite Images

Below are declassified spy satellite images from Americas earliest attempts at looking in on its international neighbors, mainly the Chinese and the Russians during the cold war, although these images look grainy and crude they were considered the best in their class at the time.

Click on each image to read the description and then


Webcam Hackers Arrested

A Gainesville, Fl., and a Cyprus man are both in jail after using women’s Webcams to shoot video and photos of them without their knowledge.

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The Gainesville Sun reports that Craig Matthew Feigin, a 23-year-old Los Angeles native, is being charged with modifying computer data and disrupting or denying computer system services.


Google Earth gets new eye in the sky


A super-sharp Earth-imaging satellite that can detail an area the size of a baseball diamond’s home plate from space has been launched into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the Central California coast.

A Delta 2 rocket carrying the GeoEye-1 satellite lifted off at 11.50am on Saturday. Video


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