Video: Proof of Life on Mars Found in NASA Photos?

Proof of life on Mars may have finally been found in a series of photos released by NASA taken by the Mars Curiosity Rover, which is currently searching the planet for signs of life. One particular photo seems to show a human-shaped shadow looming over the probe and fixing it. We take a look at the photos, in this Lip News clip with Elliot Hill and Mark Sovel.

Man framed by cops for murder at age 15 entitled to $7M verdict

Two former Miramar police officers who framed a mentally challenged 15-year-old boy for the rape and murder of a woman must pay him $7 million for the nearly 26 years he spent in prison, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
Anthony Caravella, now 46, of Pembroke Pines, was freed from prison in September 2009 after DNA testing exonerated him of the rape and murder of Ada Cox Jankowski, 58. His conviction was re-examined after a series of Sun Sentinel stories on the 1983 case.
Caravella, who works doing clean-up at his uncle's construction sites, said he was happy and relieved —though he could still face a long, difficult path to try to collect the money.
"It feels like I'm one step closer to getting justice," said Caravella. "When we won in court with the jury, I was real excited but it's taking a long time.
"If there's one thing I learned in prison, it's how to be patient," said Caravella, who spent 9,389 days behind bars.
He said he got a second job this week, working night security, to help pay his bills.
A federal jury in Fort Lauderdale in March 2013 found former Miramar police officers William Mantesta and George Pierson liable for framing Caravella.
The jurors found that both men "while acting under color of state law as a member of the City of Miramar Police Department" acted with malice or reckless indifference to Caravella, who had an IQ of 67. The two officers violated his constitutional rights against malicious prosecution, coerced him into confessing and withheld evidence that could have cleared him soon after his arrest in 1983, jurors found.
In matter-of-fact and unusually swift decision, issued just one week after hearing oral arguments in Miami, a three-judge panel from the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with the jury verdict and found no error in the trial judge's rulings.
Mantesta, 65, of Chipley, could not be reached for comment Thursday.
Pierson, 65, of Inverness, said he did not want to say much about the case: "I'm at a loss for words. This is something that happened 30 years ago and I didn't do anything wrong."  Continue reading

Senator Feinstein’s Family to Make $1 Billion Commission from Government Deal

Ever wonder how lowly paid lawmakers leave office filthy rich? Sen. Dianne Feinstein is showing how it’s done. The US Postal Service plans to sell 56 buildings — so it can lease space more expensively — and the real estate company of the California senator’s husband, Richard Blum, is set to pocket about $1 billion in commissions. Blum’s company, CBRE, was selected in March 2011 as the sole real estate agent on sales expected to fetch $19 billion. Most voters didn’t notice that Blum is a member of CBRE’s board and served as chairman from 2001 to 2014. This feat of federal spousal support was ignored by the media after Feinstein’s office said the senator, whose wealth is pegged at $70 million, had nothing to do with the USPS decisions. When the national debt is $18 trillion, a billion seems like small change. Continue reading

The Truth About What's Really Going On With Climate Change

Man-made “climate change” is largely a myth promoted by politicians to scare the public into accepting a vast expansion of government to supposedly stop “global warming.”

Global warming is a manufactured problem played up by the government to instigate a public reaction – fear – the government then exploits to offer a predetermined solution: the expansion of government at the public’s expense.

This strategy, now known as the Hegelian Dialectic, has been used successfully by politicians for millennia to expand government, which can only grow at the expense of individual liberties.

The Bush administration used the strategy successfully in 2003 when it gained enough public support for the invasion of Iraq by claiming the country had weapons of mass destruction, and the war ultimately expanded the military-industrial complex and America’s emerging police state.

Today “global warming” is used as the bogey man because it allows the United Nations to scare the world’s population into believing “man-made climate change” is too big of a threat for their country to handle alone and thus it can only be “defeated” through the expansion of the U.N. at the expense of their nation’s sovereignty.

And state-funded scientists are given thousands and even millions of dollars to help promote the myth of “global warming” by fitting their data into the fear-mongering agenda.

“This was viewed as the most likely to succeed because it could be related to observable conditions such as smog and water pollution – in other words, it would be based partly on fact and, therefore, be credible,” G. Edward Griffin wrote in his book The Creature from Jekyll Island. “Predictions could be made showing end-of-earth scenarios just as horrible as atomic warfare.”

“Accuracy in these predictions would not be important; their purpose would be to frighten, not inform.”

And the latest claim that 2014 was the hottest year on record certainly rejected accuracy in favor of fear.

“Any temperature claim of ‘hottest year’ based on surface data is based on hundredths of a degree hotter than previous ‘hottest years,’” Marc Morano of Climate Depot reported. “This immeasurable difference is not even within the margin of error of temperature gauges.”

“The claim of the ‘hottest year’ is simply a political statement not based on temperature facts; ‘hottest year’ claims are based on minute fractions of a degree while ignoring satellite data showing Earth is continuing the 18-plus-year ‘pause’ or ‘standstill’ [in warming.]” Continue reading