Government Official Hangs Up When Asked About Iodide Purchase

Department of Health and Human Services rep. says “no hidden agenda” behind 14 million dose buy An official with the Department of Health and Human Services hung up when asked if the federal government’s purchase of 14 million doses of potassium iodide was linked to the Fukushima crisis. The DHHS put out a solicitation asking for companies to supply...

World’s Oldest Times Table Found on Ancient Chinese Bamboo Strips

The finding shows that a highly sophisticated arithmetic had been established for both theoretical and commercial purposes in ancient China. The bamboo strips, which date back to the Warring States period (475-221 BC) before the unification of China, were donated to Tsinghua University in Beijing five years ago. However, it was not known at the time what was...

Obama Administration Provides Guidelines for School Discipline Racial Quotas

As if the federal government’s interference in American schools via the nightmare that is Common Core isn’t enough, now they want to make sure that discipline does not have a “disparate impact” on particular groups of students. The Washington Times reports: The Education Department and the Justice Department on Wednesday issued new...

Obama Administration Issues New “Executive Actions” On Guns

On Friday January 3, the Obama administration announced two new “executive actions” which infringe even further on the rights of Americans who wish to own firearms. The new actions are “aimed at strengthening federal background checks for gun purchasers, with a particular focus on limiting firearm access for those with mental health issues”

Is America About To Reach A Breaking Point? Anger Grows As Unemployment Benefits Get Cut

In America today, there are close to 50 million people living in poverty and there are more than 100 million people that get money from the federal government every month. As the middle class disintegrates, poverty is climbing to unprecedented levels. Even though the stock market has been setting record high after record high, the amount of anger and frustration...

Target Says Encrypted PIN Data Taken in Breach

Target Corp. said Friday that encrypted debit card PIN data was among the information accessed in a data breach during the peak holiday shopping period. The Minneapolis-based retailer said that it doesn’t believe PINs themselves were accessed in the breach and doesn’t think they can be unencrypted by whoever may have taken them. The PINs are...