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Dismantle the FBI, and Give its Money Back to the States

Why does the US need a huge national police force at all? Can’t state police forces do just as well? The FBI continues to assert never-proven claims that bigger governments are better at law enforcement than smaller ones. If the FBI were abolished, and the sum were divided up into 50 even portions for the states, each state would receive $174 million dollars.

Science & Technology

‘Diamond-Age’ of Power Generation as Nuclear Batteries Developed [VIDEO]

New technology has been developed that uses nuclear waste to generate electricity in a nuclear-powered battery. A team of physicists and chemists from the University of Bristol have grown a man-made diamond that, when placed in a radioactive field, is able to generate a small electrical current. The development could solve some of the problems of nuclear waste, clean electricity generation and battery life.

Historic Austin County

On This Day: Remember Goliad! Remember the Alamo! [VIDEO]

April 21st should hold a special place in any Texian’s heart. For it was on this day that the Battle of San Jacinto was fought on April 21, 1836. In what is present-day Harris County, Texas, this was the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. Led by General Sam Houston, the Texian Army engaged and defeated General Antonio López de Santa Anna’s Mexican army in a fight that lasted just 18 minutes.