Black Helicopters Over Twin Cities Have Some Asking Questions

CBS | August 19, 2014

By Kim Johnson

A military training exercise has some in downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul looking to the skies and asking questions.

It’s a scene that looks straight out of an action movie. This week, a handful of low-flying black helicopters are buzzing just over rooftops and in between buildings.

Congress Members Who Approve Militarization of U.S. Police Receive 73% More Money from Defense Industry

Washington’s Blog | August 20, 2014

Americans of all stripes oppose the militarization of U.S. police forces.

For example:

Huckabee: Does Library of Congress need weapons?

WND | August 19, 2014

Does the Library of Congress need weapons?

How about the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration?

The First Church of Robotics

New York Times | August 9, 2014

By JARON LANIER

THE news of the day often includes an item about some development in artificial intelligence: a machine that smiles, a program that can predict human tastes in mates or music, a robot that teaches foreign languages to children.

Parent-reported cases of disability in children rise

USA Today | August 18, 2014

By Michelle Healy

Children living in the highest-income households (incomes greater than 400% above the federal poverty level) experienced the largest increase (28%)

National Guard Ordered Onto Streets of Ferguson, Missouri

NBC | August 18, 2014

Missouri’s governor ordered the National Guard onto the streets of Ferguson early Monday after another night of violence following the shooting of an unarmed black teen by police in the St. Louis suburb.

Futurist: It’s time to consider restricting human breeding

Wired | August 14, 2014

By Zoltan Istvan

Given the number of children that starve each day, dwindling planetary resources and the coming transhumanist era, it might be time to consider restricting human breeding, argues futurist