Far beyond crime-ridden depravity, darknets are key strongholds of freedom of expression online

By Roderick S. Graham and Brian Pitman The Conversation January 28, 2017   Far beyond crime-ridden depravity, darknets are key strongholds of freedom of expression online     The internet is much more than just the publicly available, Google-able web services most online users frequent – and that’s good for free expression. Companies frequently create private networks to […]

Far beyond crime-ridden depravity, darknets are key strongholds of freedom of expression online

Do Blount County Voters Care About Ethics?

Stepping back from Blount County for a minute, all one has to do is look at national polls, whether it be Rasmussen, Pew, Gallup or others to see the growing dissatisfaction people have with their elected officials.  Many times this disapproval is based on what is deemed as a lack of representation by those elected […]

The Ethics of Whistleblowing 1

Source: By Ben O’Neill The Ethics of Whistleblowing   [This is Part I of a two-part analysis of ethical and legal questions pertaining to whistleblowers who expose government wrongdoing. The second part of the analysis is here. In this first part of our analysis we look at the principles of contract and confidentiality as […]

The world ends in just four days; no need to keep flossing

Source: By Mike Adams, the Health Ranger Editor of (NaturalNews) The world will come to an end in just four days, and that’s a huge relief because it means we can all finally stop flossing. I doubt your dental health is going to dramatically change before 12/21/12. You can also stop taking out […]

Canadian Supreme Court mulls end-of-life decision process

Source: By Leslie MacKinnon, CBC News Can doctors withdraw life-support without family’s consent? The emotionally charged question about whether a doctor should have the authority to order life-support tubes pulled from a minimally conscious patient without the consent of the patient’s family was the subject of a Supreme Court of Canada hearing Monday. The […]

Eli Lilly admits to more than $200 million dollars worth of doctor payoffs

Source: By: Willow Tohi Prozac. Cialis. Cymbalta. If you have a television or read magazines, you’ve heard of their drugs. Eli Lilly, out of Indiana, makes billions of dollars every year off the sale of their patented chemicals, which are used to suppress the symptoms of disease in the human body. Founded by a […]

The Agony of Newt Gingrich

Source: By David French I’ll never forget the moment.  It was very late on election night in November, 1994, and I was at a friend’s house transfixed by election coverage.  The Republicans had done it.  Led by Newt Gingrich, the combative Georgia congressman, they had ended decades of Democratic dominance in the House, they […]

HouseSpeaker Gingrich ordered 2pay $300,000 for ethics violation 8

Source: House Reprimands, Penalizes Speaker By John E. Yang Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, January 22 1997; Page A01 The House voted overwhelmingly yesterday to reprimand House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) and order him to pay an unprecedented $300,000 penalty, the first time in the House’s 208-year history it has disciplined a speaker for […]