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THE FACTNET BLOG: Public Interest News & Dialog

The Factnet Blog: Public Interest News & Dialog


Big Brother 2.0: 10 New Ways That The Government Will Be Spying On You And Controlling Your Behavior...

Submitted by nabashalam2 on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 20:49

Are you ready for Big Brother 2.0?  If you think that the hundreds of ways that the government watches, monitors, tracks and controls us now are bad, just wait until you see what is coming.  We live in an age when paranoia is running wild.  As technology continues to develop at an exponential pace, governments all over the globe are going to discover a multitude of new ways to spy on us and control our behavior.  In a world where everyone is a “potential terrorist”, we are told that things like liberty, freedom and privacy are “luxuries” that we can no longer afford.

Twelve Tribes: Turning Community into Legalism...

Submitted by nabashalam2 on Tue, 01/28/2014 - 20:35

From the The Institute on Religion and Democracy Blog...  Juicy Ecumenism...

Recently, in Christian circles there have been conversations concerning the merits of radical Christianity.

No faith healing instead of medical care for kids, state senator says...

Submitted by nabashalam2 on Tue, 01/28/2014 - 20:03

State law in Washington requires parents to provide their children with food, water, shelter, clothing and health care — things the state deems “basic necessities of life.”

L. Ron Hubbard's Great-Grandson Spills The Family Secrets On How Scientology Started. Eek.

Submitted by fadmin on Mon, 01/20/2014 - 14:51

Scientology has a history of silencing critics. If you want to know where that history comes from, look no further than the experiences of Jamie DeWolf, the great-grandson of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. Learn his family's story. Then share it.

Big Data is our generation’s civil rights issue, and we don’t know it...

Submitted by fadmin on Thu, 01/16/2014 - 19:06

The following is a guest post by Alistair Croll. 

Data doesn’t invade people’s lives. Lack of control over how it’s used does.

What’s really driving so-called big data isn’t the volume of information. It turns out big data doesn’t have to be all that big. Rather, it’s about a reconsideration of the fundamental economics of analyzing data.

Warren Jeffs' Polygamist Ranch is Being Seized By Texas...

Submitted by fadmin on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 21:01

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas wants ownership of Warren Jeffs' massive ranch where prosecutors say the convicted polygamist sect leader and his followers sexually assaulted dozens of children, the state attorney general's office said Wednesday.
A judge will determine whether to grant the state control of the nearly 1,700-acre property owned by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. According to local tax records, the total value of the land is appraised at more than $33 million.

First the German Twelve Tribes Raid, now the one coming in England...can we hope for some "raids" in the USA?

Submitted by fadmin on Wed, 12/25/2013 - 14:47

If the authorities were to conduct a multiple raid on all the American Twelve Tribes Communities like the one they conducted on the FLDS in Texas they would have no place to hide their children... They are the innocent ones in this insidious group… The Devon cult that canes tiny children to ‘cleanse their sins’: As social services launches an investigation, a mother’s shocking testimony lifts the lid on the mysterious commune squatting on a farm.


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