Archive for July, 2014

Would you air your dirty laundry? New arts projects aims to get people to bare all

Would you air your dirty laundry? New arts projects aims to get people to bare all

Everyone has secrets. But not everyone has ever dared to voice those secrets in public. Afterall, why would you? However, one self-development coach from Yorkshire is encouraging people to do just that as part of a new initiative which is set to take place on August 2nd in the Chapel Allerton area of Leeds and is designed to get people[Read More...]

Jill Dando was shot dead in 1999. Her murder remains a mystery.

Jill Dando attempted to expose paedophile ring at BBC before her murder

Jill Dando tried to expose the elite paedophile rings that was operating at the BBC before she died, it has been reported. The murdered television presenter tried to report a culture of sexual abuse and child molestation involving some of TV’s biggest stars, but was routinely ignored and sidelined. A number of people had approached Ms Dando about the DJs,[Read More...]

Maiquetia International Airport in Caracas is proposing to charge travellers an "air tax"

Air tax: Coming to a town near you?

Imagine paying tax just for the privilege of breathing. I’m not talking about the usual taxes for buying products, paying for roads and schools, et cetera. I’m talking about paying tax just for the ability to breathe. Well that is exactly what one airport Venezuela is proposing. Maiquetia International Airport in Caracas is asking customers to pay 127 bolivars tax[Read More...]

Govt proposes to force mentally ill to take medication

Govt proposes to force mentally ill to take medication

The mentally ill could be forced to take new treatment and medication, thanks to a new law that was passed recently. Under new government proposals, those with what is deemed to be “treatable” mental illnesses will have their disability living allowance taken away from them if they do not – or cannot – take any prescribed treatments that the government[Read More...]

Facebook conducts secret experiment on users

Facebook conducts secret experiment on users

Facebook has become embroiled in another privacy scandal after it went public about a weird experiment it conducted on its users. Without seeking permission, it revealed that it manipulated the content seen by more than 600,000 users to see how it would affect their emotional state. It published a paper entitled “Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks,”[Read More...]