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#HFT Expands into Northwest Houston!

Hello Friends and Family! It’s a new year and we have big things planned for the coming months. One of the first things we are putting in action is our plan to step up our community work and outreach in the suburbs that surround downtown Houston where the majority of the Houston Free Thinkers work

National

Solar-Panels

Oklahoma Senate Passes Solar Panel Surcharge

Ben Swann Oklahoma City, OK, April 22, 2014- Some Oklahoma residents who install solar panels or wind turbines on their property in the future are likely to get hit with a surcharge on their utility bill. Senate Bill 1456 passed 83-5 on Monday, and awaits a signature from Governor Mary Fallon. The bill, if signed,

International

Solutions

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Plant Breeders Release First ‘Open Source Seeds’

NPR A group of scientists and food activists is launching a campaign Thursday to change the rules that govern seeds. They’re releasing 29 new varieties of crops under a new “open source pledge” that’s intended to safeguard the ability of farmers, gardeners and plant breeders to share those seeds freely. It’s inspired by the example of open

Police State

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Obama administration’s ‘Culture of intimidation’ seen in Nevada ranch standoff

Washington Times Critics say fight isn’t first instance of feds’ ‘overkill’ Sending scores of armed agents along with helicopters and dogs to confront an elderly Nevada rancher over grazing fees may seem like overkill, but critics say it’s not inconsistent with the federal government’s recent approach to environmental enforcement. The simmering truce between the Bundys

9/11

TSA

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“He’s Wearing a Diaper!”: TSA Agent Humiliates Cancer Victim

By Paul Joseph Watson – Prison Planet.com – A cancer victim who suffers from incontinence was humiliated during an incident last week when a TSA agent loudly announced “he’s wearing a diaper” to waiting travelers, before laughing and subjecting the man to a strip search. The harrowing account of the man’s experience at the hands

Economy

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Rising food, housing costs push up U.S. inflation

Reuters U.S. consumer prices firmed a bit in March, as food and housing rental costs rose in a possible sign that a disinflationary trend had run its course. The increase should allay concerns among some Federal Reserve officials that inflation was running too low, although the rise was mild enough to suggest the central bank

Technology

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DARPA turns aging drones into WiFi hotspots for troops

RT Rather than simply toss aside aging surveillance drones, the Pentagon has announced plans to use them as high-speed Wi-Fi hot spots for troops in remote regions of the world. In a release dated April 7, the military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects agency (DARPA) stated it’s looking to mount older fleets of drones with wireless

GMO's

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USDA Report: GMO’s do not increase crop yields

By: Derrick Broze A recent report released by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service highlights growing concerns over Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) in the food supply. Michael Livingston, one of the authors of the report, stated, ”We are not characterizing them (GMO crops) as bad or good. We are just providing information.”

Drug War

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Maryland Decriminalizes Marijuana

HP Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) has signed a bill decriminalizing marijuana possession in the state, following the passage of the measure in Maryland’s General Assembly. Senate Bill 364 reduces the penalty for possessing less than 10 grams of marijuana from a criminal to a civil offense. First-time offenders will face fines up to $100, while a

Environment

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Oklahoma Senate Passes Solar Panel Surcharge

Ben Swann Oklahoma City, OK, April 22, 2014- Some Oklahoma residents who install solar panels or wind turbines on their property in the future are likely to get hit with a surcharge on their utility bill. Senate Bill 1456 passed 83-5 on Monday, and awaits a signature from Governor Mary Fallon. The bill, if signed,

Globalization

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