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The gunman who opened fire on a “Madden NFL 19” tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, on Sunday was hospitalized previously for mental illness, according to court records.Divorce filings from the parents of 24-year-old David Katz of Baltimore showed that as a teenager he was hospitalized twice in psychiatric facilities and was prescribed anti-psychotic and anti-depressant medications, The Associated Press first reported Monday.If you look into his eyes, it is obvious that David Katz...
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Hundreds of retail stores and soon thousands are investigating using biometric facial recognition software FaceFirst to build a database of shoplifters to aid in the fight against theft, Peter Trepp CEO of FaceFirst told BuzzFeed News.The software is called FaceFirst and is designed to scan faces as far as 50 to 100 feet away. As customers walk through a store entrance, the video camera captures repetitious images of each shopper and chooses the clearest one to store. The software then analyzes...
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John Vibes
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This week, the mainstream media has finally started to report on the growing humanitarian crisis in Yemen, after the details of a school bus bombing carried out by US forces and their allies went viral online. At least 43 people were killed in the attack, with the majority of the victims being under the age of 10. An additional 63 people were wounded in the attack as well.There is a great deal of confusion about what it is taking place in Yemen, and much of this is by the intentional design of...
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Fifteen years ago on May 1, 2003, speaking in Kabul, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld declared that, in Afghanistan, “we clearly have moved from major combat activity to a period of stability and stabilization and reconstruction activities.” Later that same day, standing on the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln, President George W. Bush proclaimed that “…major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have...
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John Vibes
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Over the years, the Burning Man Festival has become one of the most popular events and party destinations in the US and has drawn roughly 70 thousand people in recent years. The growing number of partygoers each year has unfortunately drawn a growing number of police as well.According to the reports of many burners on Reddit, police are more aggressive this year than ever and are indiscriminately pulling people over and searching them for drugs without probable cause.Some sneaky tricks that...
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Mac Slavo,
The FBI is warning of a worldwide mass hacking plot that could see millions withdrawn from bank accounts. The major operation has forced the FBI to warn banks of an imminent “cashout” attack on cashpoints around the globe.Banks have now been warned that they could fall victim to an “unlimited operation” in which millions of dollars could be withdrawn from cash machines. According to The Independent, the “jackpotting” scheme would see hackers use malware to...
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Bangladesh authorities have shut down mobile Internet across the country, officials and local media said on Sunday, ABS CBN News reported. Meanwhile, Reddit has begun a cardinal sin against free speech and human rights by censoring a user trying to shed light on the horrific human rights abuses happening in their country.For a week, thousands of students across Bangladesh have been protesting against poor road safety after two teenagers were killed by a speeding bus on July 29th.But on Saturday...
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Aaron Kesel
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Apparently, law enforcement now includes the Department of Education according to an official who described his office’s duty as “law enforcement” and not “social justice.”The Education Department’s assistant secretary for civil rights, Kenneth L. Marcus, made the remark when he was discussing the department’s approach to discrimination in schools, The Washington Post reported.“We enforce the laws that Congress passes as written and in full...
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Michael Snyder,
If the U.S. economy is really doing so well, then why is homelessness rising so rapidly?  As the gap between the rich and the poor continues to increase, the middle class is steadily eroding.  In fact, I recently gave my readers 15 signs that the middle class in America is being systematically destroyed.  More Americans are falling out of the middle class and into poverty with each passing day, and this is one of the big reasons why the number of homeless is surging.  For...
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Ron Paul,
According to financial writer Simon Black, the federal government is spending approximately 52,000 dollars per second. This, not last year’s tax cuts, is the reason why the national debt has reached a record 21 trillion dollars, which is more than America’s gross domestic product (GDP).Another ominous sign is that this year both Social Security and Medicare will have to draw down on their reserve funds to be able to pay benefits. The Social Security and Medicare trust funds will...