Monthly Archives: August 2010

Government Can Track Your Car With GPS

A little later than predicted, 2010 is shedding light on a situation all too similar to Orwell’s 1984, where “Big Brother” is always watching.


According to an article by TIME magazine, featured on Yahoo! News, government agents can sneak onto your property in the middle of the night and plant a GPS tracker on your vehicle, making it possible for them to keep surveillance on your car’s every move.

Eight states including California now are implementing this rule in which the government does not require a search warrant to put a GPS tracker on your vehicle whenever they… Continue reading

The Facebook Cop-out: “Ad Philosophy”

The group known as “Just Say Now” has been banned from promoting their pro-marijuana advertisement on Facebook, even though the ad was initially approved and shown 38 million times on the social networking site.


Just Say Now is a coalition dedicated to the legalization of marijuana, claiming the change would lower crime near the borders and create around $40 billion in revenue each year. No matter how you feel regarding the subject of marijuana legalization, we can all agree that Just Say Now is making a political statement and should be guarded by free speech.

The organization decided to… Continue reading

2010: A Global Warming Wake-up Call

2010 is a year of extreme weather patterns that only prove Global Warming and could be a memorable time span in the near future.



From heat waves and forest fires in Russia, massive earthquakes in Chile and Haiti, a gigantic iceberg the size of Manhattan breaking off of a glacier in Greenland, as well as torrential rains and flooding in Pakistan, China, and North Korea, the signs of Global Warming are not just present, but obvious, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).

Global Warming was a huge concern a couple years past, but it seems like… Continue reading

Sue or Settle? Compensation Guidelines for BP Oil Spill Victims

On Monday, Washington lawyer Kenneth Feinberg will take over the task of distributing $20 billion of BP compensation money to the victims of the BP Oil Spill. Unfortunately, the guidelines determining which businesses will receive those payments are getting more and more specific.


Captain Brent Shaver discussing BP compensation

According to the guidelines presented by Mr. Feinberg, who was specifically appointed this task by President Obama, businesses will receive their compensation depending on their geographic distance from the spill and their dependence on the natural resources of the Gulf, according to a Huffington Post article.

In other words, many of the struggling companies in Florida, for… Continue reading

The Plight of Pakistan Continues

Crisis in Pakistan increases as millions remain homeless and unemployed as the possiblity of improvements in the near future continue looking grim.


The devastating floods that hit Pakistan three weeks ago have caused an economic catastrophe, damaging billions of dollars worth of farmland and infrastructure which could set back the country’s growth for years to come.

The floods in Pakistan are the worst humanitarian disaster in the country’s history, ravaging an area that is approximately the size of England according to an article in Yahoo! News. 

One of the flood victims, Morio Pahore, stated “Its like an unending path of misery.”  Pahore,… Continue reading