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‘McAfee Labs Threats Report’ Examines Whether Ransomware Is Coming to a Hospital Near You

Delivering uninterrupted services with immediate access to information is not an easy task. Doing it with legacy systems, a fragmented workforce, and inconsistent security is a monumental job. Unfortunately, this is the state of many hospitals, leading the criminal underground to their back doors. Show More Summary

In Historic Move, Obama Designates Part of the Atlantic a Marine National Monument

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

To explore the United States's newest national monument, you're going to need a boat — or at least, some kind of device that keeps you afloat oceanic waters

Cuomo Announces State Will Build 9/11 First Responders Monument In NYC

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that New York State will be building a monument to 9/11 first responders in New York City. [ more › ]

Keeping the President’s Hands Off Utah’s Land

A century-old law allows Obama to declare public lands as national monuments, but the state's Republican lawmakers don't think he should have that authority.

This is a Huge Week for Marriage Equality in the South

A proud Florida couple at a 2008 protest against Amendment 2, which rewrote the state Constitution to prohibit same-sex marriage.Photo by Danny Hammontree (Creative Commons).  This past year was a monumental one for marriage equality in the U.S.: a whopping 19 states granted LGBT citizens the right to marry. 

Atheists Have Submitted an Application to Erect a “Wall of Separation” Outside the Arkansas Capitol

All Christians wanted was a Ten Commandments monument outside the Arkansas State Capitol building. But now that The Satanic Temple has filed an application to put a statue of Baphomet in the same area, an atheist group has followed suit with a request to build a literal "Wall of Separation" featuring quotations from our secular Founding Fathers.

Watch an Arkansas Legislator Dodge an Easy Question About the Illegal Christian Display He Supports

The other day, I posted about a debate that took place on an Arkansas news channel between State Sen. Jason Rapert (who wrote legislation allowing a Ten Commandments monument to go up on Capitol grounds) and Lucien Greaves (The Satanic...Show More Summary

Will AR Legislator Pay the Legal Fees if His Christian Monument is Declared Illegal? He Won’t Say

Tomorrow on KARK-TV in Arkansas, the local news will air a debate between State Sen. Jason Rapert (who wrote legislation allowing a Ten Commandments monument to go up on Capitol grounds) and Lucien Greaves (The Satanic Temple spokesperson...Show More Summary

Red Ponzi Ticking—-China And The Dark Side Of The Global Bubble, Part 2

Stated differently, even at the peak of recent financial bubbles in London, NYC, Miami or Houston they did not build such monuments to sheer economic waste and capital destruction. But just consider the case of China’s mammoth steelShow More Summary

Weekend Picks: 10 Things To Do In And Around D.C.

Theater meets game show with Astro Pop, the return of the DC State fair, a silent dance party at the Washington Monument, and other things to do this weekend. [ more › ]

Lunch Links: Republican Plan Upcoming for Sales Tax on Internet Buys; Walmart Avoids Excessive Tax Proposed by Puerto Rico; Explaining Why States Should Index Tax Brackets for Inflation

Today is August 25, the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. The Service manages 59 national parks and 354 other sites, areas, and monuments. The NPS spends about $3 billion per year, raising about $500 million of it from fees, donations, and other private sources (including an $80 annual pass to all national parks). Show More Summary

Temples Inside Caves Are What Remains of an Ancient Buddhist Society

The entrance to the Bhaja caves in Maharashtra state, India. (All Photos Courtesy of David Efurd) Two thousand years ago, merchants traversed the monumental Western Ghats to reach India’s busiest ports. This sprawling mountain rangeShow More Summary

Oklahoma Voters Will Soon Decide Whether To Allow a Ten Commandments Display on Capitol Grounds

Oklahoma voters are one step closer to deciding whether religious displays, like the Ten Commandments monument that stood on the Capitol grounds until last year, should be legal in the state.

A look at various national monument proposals nationally

The state's Chamber of Commerce said the designation would have far-reaching consequences for public access, water rights and resource management, saying a national monument designation would only hurt, not help, the state. Bundy led...Show More Summary

The Confederacy is rising again in Texas. Sigh.

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

While a few southern states such as Georgia and North Carolina and cities like New Orleans ditched their Confederate monuments from public display, the Great State of Texas—via small cities such as Orange and Georgetown—is determined to dig in and hold on. Show More Summary

Texas neo-Confederates erecting monument with 32 Rebel flags — on town’s MLK Blvd

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Texas neo-Confederates are erecting a huge new monument commemorating their Civil War heroes, even as the state struggles to come to terms with its racist past. Politico spoke to members of the Texas chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans — a group the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)...

Ernst Neizvestny, sculptor who confronted Khrushchev, dies at 91

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Ernst Neizvestny, a Russian-born sculptor who publicly debated modern art with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and went on to create his final memorial, died in the United States Tuesday. Neizvestny, known for his dynamic monumental works, died in New York, US-based journalist Oleg Sulkin announced on Facebook early Wednesday morning. Show More Summary

Arkansas is One Step Closer to Putting an Illegal Ten Commandments Monument on Capitol Grounds

There is now an official application with the Arkansas government to install a Ten Commandments monument near the Capitol grounds. If the state says yes to the project, it may lead to a costly lawsuit. Why are they so eager to follow in the failing footsteps of Oklahoma?

Take-Two says Battleborn performed 'below expectations,' stops short of saying it will go F2P

Ah, Battleborn. It's one of those games that isn't as bad as you hear, but still managed to come in below the monumental expectations it set. Take-Two seemingly agrees from a financial perspective, stating that it performed "below expectations,"...Show More Summary

Putin Unveils Russian Army Monument in Slovenia

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

Russian President Vladimir Putin joined his Slovenian counterpart Borut Pahor at Slovenia’s Russian Chapel and unveiled a monument to Russian troops during a visit on Saturday, Slovenian state news agency STA reports. Putin visited Slovenia...Show More Summary

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