Off The Grid We hear a lot these days about how civility has been lost in politics — and the media. I would remind that there was a time when public figures settled their differences with pistols at dawn. Maybe theres something to be said for that. Bring it on, Geraldo. Ill let you know
“I would prefer to be a Republican, but the party has one big problem thatll crush it in every Presidential election.” – Mark Cuban
Jen Hobbs Shark Tank star and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban sounds off on why he could be a Republican, but just can’t bring himself to do it. Here’s his reasoning, in his own words, reported by The Dallas Morning News: Todays game is trashing the Republican Party. I would prefer to be a Republican. I want
The Second Chance Pell Pilot Program, a new experimental program, has been created to encourage prisoners to work towards a college degree with federal money while still behind bars.
Off The Grid The Obama administration is testing a new program that will provide a limited number of prisoners with the opportunity to pursue a college degree through federally-financed grants. Some Republicans are against the idea, especially since the Obama administration is not waiting around for congressional approval. Related Story Jesse Ventura: Will You
There have been many presidents affiliated with different religions and only 3 with no affiliation. Would you vote for an Atheist president?
Off The Grid Almost every President of the United States has been affiliated with a religion with only three Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson having been unaffiliated with a specific religious tradition. Related Story Jesse Ventura Says He Will Never Use This Term According to the Pew Research Center, here are
The U.S. military has canceled a pretrial hearing for suspects in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. A defense department spokesman said the hearing, originally scheduled for Aug. 24 to Sept. 4, was canceled by the military judge.
Off The Grid Its utterly ridiculous that they are being tired by the military in the first place. Is Khalid Sheikh Mohammed a member of any countries military? No. He should be tried in civilian courts. This is total George Bush bullshit. The fact is that crimes were committed in New York so therefore the
In an op-ed published in the Official Cuban Communist Party newspaper, the former Cuban leader doesn’t mince words when speaking about his country’s diplomatic relations with the United States.
Off The Grid Secretary of State John Kerry is in Havana today to raise the American flag at the U.S. Embassy for the very first time in 54 years, in an effort to restore diplomatic relations between the two countries. Yet former Cuban leader Fidel Castro does not acknowledge this historic event in a new
Lt. Kristen Griest and Capt. Shaye Haver will be the first ever women to graduate from the Army’s Ranger School
Off The Grid Two female soldiers are making history by being the first women to graduate from the Armys Ranger School. Lt. Kristen Griest and Capt. Shaye Haver will at Fort Benning, Georgia, on Friday, the Washington Post reported. The school started out with 380 men and 19 women. After the grueling three-phases of training,
Brigida Santos The Gloucester, Massachusetts Police Department, which announced in May that it would no longer be arresting heroin addicts, has taken further steps toward addressing the heroin epidemic in America. In early June, the department launched its so called ‘angel’ program, which focuses on treating heroin and opioid addicts rather than incarcerating them. Related Story Mass Surveillance Won’t Stop
Dear Republicans, in a 2013 ruling, the Dominican Republic stripped citizenship from over 200,000 Dominican workers of Haitian descent. Here are the disastrous results. Read and learn.
Brigida Santos A new petition by the people to the Obama administration, asks the White House to address human rights abuses taking place in the Dominican Republic resulting from a 2013 ruling that stripped citizenship from Dominican children of Haitian migrant workers. Over 200,000 people were affected by the ruling, which the petition says, Related Story Jesse Ventura Says He Will Never
Today’s ruling spares the lives of 11 people on death row. Among the 11 are two killers, Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes, who were sentenced to death for the slaying of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters Michaela and Hayley.
Off The Grid The Connecticut Supreme Court abolished the death penalty in 2012, but the ruling was not retroactive until today. CNN reports Connecticut’s Supreme Court voted 4-3 to overturn the death penalty. As of today, the remaining 11 people on death row in Conneticut have had their lives spared. Connecticut has executed only two
The Guardian reports Jeb Bush has refused to end the United State’s use of torture if he becomes president. He says he doesnt want to make a definitive, blanket type of statement when it comes to torture.
Off The Grid Jeb Bush, this is an outrage. You have opened yourself up to be a war criminal. You’re just another person that never served in the military so he doesnt know a thing about it. You’re making it so that other countries will then torture our soldiers too. If torture is allowed, then
In last weeks debate, Sen. Paul finally did what many of his supporters wanted him to do all along — sound more like his dad.
Travis Irvine One of the brightest sparks from last weeks first televised GOP debate came when Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie clashed over the 4th Amendment. As some have pointed out, Paul and Christies spar over the governments mass surveillance programs and their relevance to the war on terror —