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Walmart Is Investing In Education – Is This A Good Thing?

By April Taylor There are already enough facets of American life being controlled by corporations, and education seems to be the new frontier for corporations to extend their control.  The Daily Kos is reporting that the Walton family, the heirs to the Walmart corporation, are putting more than $1 billion into reshaping the American educational landscape.  Walmart has long been ...

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What Does Facebook Know About You? New App Reveals – Everything

by Barry Burch Jr. What can you say…the internet has turned the world into one big movie. But some do not like it.  They want to explore the internet detached from their lives.  However, one marketing team hit the jackpot with an application they coined “Watch Dogs,” which grants Facebook users an opportunity to explore their privacy settings. The US ...

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Teen Uses The Internet To Find Birth Mom

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger After nineteen years of wondering who her mother was, Hannah Stouffer decided to use Facebook to try to find out. The unlikely match reunited the girl with Nicole Reiner who put her up for adoption. Reiner gave her daughter a blanket when she let her go, because then only 15, she couldn’t provide a proper home, ...

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Hiring Goes Up In 34 States – A Victory For Obama

By April Taylor The State Column is reporting new statistics that support the fact that the employment outlook is improving for workers looking for jobs.  Unemployment rates are continuing to drop according to a recent Labor Department reports.  The rates have dropped in 21 states while rising in 17 and remaining stagnant in 12.  Hiring has also increased in 34 ...

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Guess How Many People Have Lost Their Lives Due To Drone Strikes By The Obama Administration?

By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Under President Obama’s presidency, there have been at least 2,400 people killed in drone strikes. The drone strikes have been responsible for the killing of at least 14 civilians and suspected militia when it was launched five years ago. Since the CIA drone program began five years ago, there has been an increase of strikes ...

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Amazon Is Paying Employees To Quit

By April Taylor In an attention grabbing move, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is offering employees at fulfillment warehouses across the country the opportunity to quit in exchange for cash.  CBS News is reporting that the idea was pioneered by fellow online retailer Zappos which Amazon now owns.  Employees are initially offered $1,000 during the first year the program is offered, ...

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Police Are Intrigued By A Criminal With Shockingly Good Grammar

By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Denver law enforcement are searching for a bank robber they have called the ‘Good Grammar Bandit.’ Why are they giving him this title? Because his demand notes include good grammar. All of the T’s are crossed and the I’s are dotted. According to FBI Denver spokesman Dave Joly, ‘it’s well punctuated, there’s proper sentence structure, ...

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Family Dollar Closing Hundreds Of Stores And Ending Jobs

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger The budget retail chain Family Dollar announced Wednesday that it would close 370 underperforming stores and lower prices on about 1,000 basic items in an attempt to improve the company’s struggling bottom line. According to a story on NewsOne, the national retail chain said the closures and the related job cuts will reduce operating expenses by ...

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The “Heartbleed” Bug Has Computer Users On Edge

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger A major new virus called “Heartbleed” has caused the social media site Tumblr to encourage its users to change their passwords for all online accounts. “The Heartbleed bug makes it possible for hackers to retrieve code from websites and other online services that would give them access to other information, including user data and passwords. The ...

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The “Police Academy” Franchise Is Making A Comeback

By Dr. Sinclair Grey III In 1984, the movie Police Academy appeared on movie screens throughout the United States. It was a movie that contained laughter and a bit of seriousness pertaining to work that law enforcement officers do on a regular basis. A comedy film that grossed $146 million worldwide, it ‘spawned six more films in the Police Academy ...

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