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Here’s How Lawmakers Use The War On Terror To Defend Police Militarization

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WASHINGTON — Local police forces need military equipment to fight terrorism, members of Congress argued in June when they successfully beat back legislation that would have restricted the Defense Department’s ability to transfer such weaponry to police departments. During a late-night debate on an annual defense appropriations bill, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) tried to attach an amendment to demilitarize the police. Specifically, his measure would have blocked a Defense Department…

Woman takes the lives of three people, gets a $1,000 fine only

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Apparently, Florida is the state where you can take someone’s life and get a slap on the wrist.  A 79-year old woman lost control of her car last year and killed three people in a church parking lot.  Her sentence?  Loss of her license for one year and a $1,000 fine.  Apparently, the judge needed her to send more people to the grave. Doreene Landstra pleaded no contest to a…

PETA Goes Overboard By Exposing Children To Images They Should Not See

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By Nigel Boys Animal rights organization, People for the Ethical treatment of Animals (PETA), landed in hot water when some of their volunteers mistakenly handed out to young children at a school in California, literature that was meant for their parents, showing graphic pictures of animal cruelty. The children from the Calabash Elementary School, Woodland Hills, California were excited about a live baby cow being brought to the school, in…

College Student Accused of Sεxx Extortion

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By Brandon Simmons An Ohio University student is being charged with extortion after blackmailing another student for sεx through socia media. According to WBNS-10TV, Dorian Graham, 19, posed as a female to trick a male student into sending him naked photos then turned around and blackmailed that student to have sεx with him through Snapchat. “‘She began to flirt with him, and got to the point in which they sent…

Villagers Taken to Police Station so Chevron Can Drill for Oil

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Oil companies have entirely too much power around the world and harm too many people.  The companies tend to pay off the local governments and then tear into valuable land that could be used to feed millions of people.  After the companies take their oil and their money, they export it all back to rich countries as the local people continue to starve.  This happens all over the globe, especially…

Russia Enacts Initiative to Provide Free Subway Rides in Exchange for 30 Squats

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by Barry Burch Jr. Oh, so you want to ride the subway for free.  Drop and give me 30. In Moscow, a new initiative is underway with the purpose of promoting physical fitness.  If you drop down and give 30 squats, you can ride the Moscow metro free of charge, as reported by Cnet.com. The benefit of the initiative is two-fold.  Not only will it increase attention around physical fitness, but the Winter Olympics…

Times are Hard: People Now Selling Foodstamps for Cash on Craigslist

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These are still considered desperate times and people are taking desperate measures to put food on the table.  According to recent findings, there are some food stamp recipients who are creating ads on Craigslist to sell their EBT card monetary amounts. These federally-funded grocery assistance coupons are given to recipients by the state as part of the SNAP program. Unfortunately, these debit cards are being sold on sites like Craigslist…

Man is Suing Justin Bieber After He Was Allegedly Kicked

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If you ever go to a concert and get your behind kicked, make sure that you get beat down by a rich guy.  That’s the lesson here, as a man is now able to sue Justin Bieber for going through something that many of us have experienced for free.  Justin probably isn’t too worried about the lawsuit and is ready to pay it off, but if you’re as big as…

Yankees Superstar Alex Rodriguez Suspended for 211 Games

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Hes made hundreds of millions of dollars playing baseball, won championships, and gotten the adoration of millions of fans worldwide.  So, maybe this is the time for Alex to just step to the side and call it a career. It’s not as if he would change anything, since going natural probably wouldn’t have netted him the kind of money that he has in his bank account right now.  What would…

Voice Expert Can’t Identify If It Was Trayvon Or Zimmerman Screaming On The 911 Call

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By: Madam Prezident Well, it looks like the expert can’t put his expertise to use. The George Zimmerman murder trial continues and things continue to unfold. I’m not sure if the prosecution is doing a good job. Every time I’ve watched the trial-I haven’t felt confident in the prosecution’s  approach, questionnaire, or overall disposition. I’m not sure what the verdict will be, but I don’t have any faith in a…

K-Mart Big Gas Savings Commercial Inspires New Viral Video

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Now kmart’s cheeky new ad that’s gone viral. It’s a sequel of sorts to last month’s huge hit, ship my pants. That would be ship with a “p.  It seems that K-Mart is making some major marketing moves, and this might convert into sales. So, the company that you thought was nearly dead appears to be aiming for a comeback.  Maybe there actually is a bit of wiggle room between…

Church Gives Away Free Chik-Fil-A Gift Certificates for Straight People Only

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The gay marriage debate is one of the most discussed issues in America today.  One company that drew a clear line in the sand is Chik-fil-A, the place that said that they believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman.   A church in Dayton, Ohio felt compelled to support the movement by offering to give out a $25 gift certificate, but only for those who are…

Got a Hungry Dog? There’s A New Food Stamp Program for Pets

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Times are tough, no doubt about that.  But it seems that people have just now realized that poverty also trickles down to pets.  So, a non-profit Pet Food Stamps program is seeking to help fill in the gap for low-income families that might be struggling.   The group that started the program says that the reason pets need food stamps is because a lot of families are abandoning their pets…

David Ranta a free man after spending 23 years behind bars for murder he did not commit

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    More than two decades after he declared himself innocent, wrongfully convicted David Ranta was freed Thursday in the killing of a beloved Brooklyn rabbi. Carrying a purple laundry bag with all his belongings inside, Ranta, 58, smiled widely at waiting family members who hadn’t seen him outside jail in 23 years. Among them was his pregnant daughter, just an infant when he was convicted in the 1990 slaying…

U.S. Prison Industrial Complex Spreads to Haiti?

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By Darron Smith The U.S. prison industrial model is heading to Haiti. The U.S. government intends to build two prisons in Haiti in an effort to control severe overcrowding, disease transmission and violence in one of the world’s poorest countries. Even though Haiti is a free market society, which enjoys the advantages of low cost, cheap labor and tariff-free access to the US for many of its exports, poverty, corruption…