Another new contributor to OPS, Volksieg takes a look at how the media presents street crime, violence, drugs, graffiti and the general degeneration of our cities as something vibrant and to be celebrated.
Metal detecting used to be seen as a slightly eccentric pastime but high-profile discoveries of long-lost treasure are giving it a new image.
Fmr. Graham County Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack on how federal agents allowed Mexican drug cartels to purchase AK-47 assault rifles that were later used to kill members of U.S. border patrol.
Teachers fear traditional playground games like British bulldog and conkers are disappearing from many of England’s schools, a survey suggests.
Great tits have been filmed eating nesting bumblebees for the first time.
Just how far the U.S. government is willing to invade individuals’ privacy in the name of counterterrorism was highlighted by a recent incident at a Kentucky airport.
DIRT! The Movie–directed and produced by Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow–takes you inside the wonders of the soil. It tells the story of Earth’s most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility–from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation.
A judge in Atlanta has ruled that cops were wrong to arrest a citizen for filming them in a public place and ordered them to pay $40,000 in damages.
During a morning store meeting in Arizona, employees of the mega-giant were told not to post anything negative about the company’s new partnership with DHS on Facebook or any other site.
1984 – Telescreens, in addition to being surveillance devices, are also the equivalent of televisions (hence the name), regularly broadcasting false news reports about Oceania’s military victories, economic production figures, spirited renditions of the national anthem to heighten patriotism, and Two Minutes Hate, which is a two-minute film of Emmanuel Goldstein’s wishes for freedom of speech and press, which the citizens have been trained to disagree with. Much of the telescreen programs are given in Newspeak.
Another hard hitting, no holds barred video from Pat Condell.