Pinal County Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu has penned and sent a letter to President Obama that outlines the fact that Babeu plans to refuse any and all unconstitutional executive orders that limit or ban the 2nd Amendment rights of Americans in his county.
Babeu claims that any such law would actually be unlawful and that him and his deputies plan to ignore it. . . . Read Complete Report
EOUL, Jan. 23 (Yonhap) — North Korea has completed all technical preparations for a nuclear test and can carry it out in a few days if it makes a decision, a South Korean intelligence source said Wednesday.
North Korea had dug up a tunnel for a test at its Punggye-ri nuclear test site, but the tunnel has now been plugged with dirt and concrete, the source said, suggesting that all measuring and other equipment has already been installed inside.
What in the world is China up to? Over the past several years, the Chinese government and large Chinese corporations (which are often at least partially owned by the government) have been systematically buying up businesses, homes, farmland, real estate, infrastructure and natural resources all over America. In some cases, China appears to be attempting to purchase entire communities in one fell swoop. So why is this happening? Is this some form of “economic colonization” that is taking place? Some have speculated that China may be intending to establish “special economic zones” inside the United States modeled after the very successful Chinese city of Shenzhen. Back in the 1970s, Shenzhen was just a very small fishing village, but now it is a sprawling metropolis of over 14 million people. Initially, these “special economic zones” were only established within China, but now the Chinese government has been buying huge tracts of land in foreign countries such as Nigeria and establishing special economic zones in those nations. So could such a thing actually happen in America? . . . Read Complete Report
In Canada, a movement known as Idle No More has been getting a lot of attention. The effort calls on people to protect the resources of the indigenous societies from proposed bill C-45 and has sparked protests across the country. Aura Bogado, blogger for The Nation, joins us with more on the efforts of the Canadian Parliament and why it’s important protect the indigenous.
The term “cybernetic organism,” or “cyborg” for short, conjures up a futuristic world of science fiction. Perhaps because this was how the term was introduced when sci-fi writers Manfred Clynes and Nathan Kline coined it in 1960 to mean a being composed of both biological and artificial parts. But to Amber Case, the transition of humans to cyborgs is here and now. Just look around. Amber sees our culture holistically and asks to what extent the technology that we carry in our pockets has evolved, and more importantly, how we, as humans, are evolving because of it. Watch her TEDTalk above to dive into cyborg anthropology and what it means to care for our “second selves” online. . . . Read Complete Report