You didn’t need a crazy cable tv provider and all those major news networks to know about the recent news involving the NSA and the phone records. According to a report that was leaked to the Guardian, a UK publication, it was revealed that the Obama administration had secretly obtained phone records from several of the major phone carriers including Verizon.
The backlash came not so much from the actual account, which was devastating enough, but the NSA’s unapologetic stance on these maneuvers. While much was done to assure people that their phone calls were NOT being monitored, it still didn’t satisfy the growing concerns people had about the government knowing who you were calling and when.
Typical responses to the backlash have been received with overwhelming negativity. The government maintains the justification that security requires sacrifices and while that may certainly be true, it’s a major shift in culture and thinking that the American people do not seem ready for. While there is still no word yet one what will be done, if anything, regarding this leak – tensions in the country now seem higher than they ever were before and it’s not because of threat of possible terror but, rather, what else is being done behind our backs.
Tensions between North and South Korea have been increasing as the two nations dispute cooperative efforts in an industrial zone called Kaesong Industrial Complex. South Korea issued a 24 hour ultimatum on Thursday, April 25 to North Korea requesting talks on resuming joint operations in the complex. North Korea refused to meet the ultimatum.
The dispute over access to Kaesong Industrial Complex, a cooperative effort between North and South Korea launched in 2003, began when Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, blocked all South Korean access to the
The efforts in Afghanistan currently represent America’s longest war. For the last 11 years, we have sent American equipment, money, and soldiers into the country to try and promote freedom and a world free of terrorism. The last 11 years have showed this country a bitter reality. One including insurgent cells, improvised explosive devices, and stubborn Taliban interests.
The whole reason the nation invaded Afghanistan was to stop the Taliban government from harboring terrorist organizations that threatened harm to America. Many military leaders say that we’ve successfully done so. Current plans have us leaving the nation within a
For those who have suffered a debilitating or long-term injury in the service of their country, finding superior care and treatment should not be a concern left to chance. With many federal agencies dedicated to ensuring veterans are able to receive the best care possible, disabled patients will have no shortage of resources to choose from. Recent health-care issues that are related to the psychiatric and emotional health of veterans may prove to be just as significant as more physical injuries, and may require the care and resources of professional health
Oscar Pistorius’ version of the events leading up to the death of his girlfriend Reena Steenkamp center on his contention that he believed an intruder was in the bathroom. Believing that Ms. Steenkamp was still in bed, he pumped four bullets through the bathroom wall in an effort to neutralize the intruder before the intruder could attack.
His story gains plausibility when it is viewed against the backdrop of home invasion violence in South Africa. Not only
Because zombies have become pop-culture icons in recent years, they are on the minds of a lot of people. Some people are even beginning to blur the lines between reality and media entertainment by developing fears that a real-life zombie apocalypse may be in our near future. Although it is scientifically impossible for dead people to somehow come to life and begin feasting on the brains of others, those who have these types of fears are not generally reassured by that knowledge. In fact, they frequently just don’t believe that science has anything to do with whether or not
Pope Benedict XVI announced on February 10, 2013 that he intended to resign as Pontiff. He cited his advancing age and the rigors of the job as key factors in his decision. He first became Pontiff at the age of 78, and he is now 85. Nonetheless, as no pope had resigned for over six centuries, the decision shocked the multitudes among the 1.2 billion Roman Catholics across the world.
Commentators had observed evidence of his developing fraility in recent months.