Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Alty News: Troops at the Food Bank and the History of America's Militarized Police

A new study finds 25 percent of United States troops use food banks to provide groceries for their families. Top of the Alty World

Monday, August 18, 2014

Granary District Having Two-Night Block Party

Granary Row fans who are still bummed out that the pallet-encircled beer garden and shipping container pop-up retail space was missing-in-action in 2014 will get a taste of what they missed this weekend.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Dead Zephyr: Week 560

The former Zephyr Club in downtown Salt Lake City, 301 S. West Temple; closed since October 2003.

Alty News: Grand Canyon Developments and Spinach-Fueled Cars

A proposed commercial development could alter the Grand Canyon experience forever. [jump]

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Alty News: The British Spyware Invasion and Ferguson Protesters Raise Their Hands

Leaked documents show software created by the controversial Gamma Group International was used to spy on U.S. Computers. [jump]

Friday, August 8, 2014

SLC Police Looking for Apologetic Robber Near Pierpont Avenue

A couple walking along 300 W. Pierpont Avenue after 1 a.m. early Friday, were accosted by a man looking for cash. Lucky for the couple they only had credit cards.

Dead Zephyr: Week 559

The former Zephyr Club in downtown Salt Lake City, 301 S. West Temple; closed since October 2003.

Alty News: Rape Kit Funding Blocked and Wall Street Smokes up States' Tobacco Settlement Money

A $41 million grant to help states and localities process rape kit backlogs is being held up in the United States Senate. [jump]

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Alty News: Obama Vs the Press, DeGrasse Tyson Vs GMO-Haters

“Support the Troops” Charity Move America Forward promises to send care packages to overseas military, but the small print shows they also divert donation money to PACs and political consulting firms. [jump]

Monday, August 4, 2014

Meet Utah-based Johnny Dronehunter: Defender of Privacy and Insane Idiot

What you see above is Johnny Dronehunter, the brainchild of Utah-based company SilencerCo, makers of gun silencers like the Salvo 12 (supposedly the first commercially viable shotgun suppressor) and promotional trailers that seamlessly weave personal privacy issues, overreaching government theories and gun accessories into one giant, bizarre cacophony of crazy.  Sure, it's easy to assume Johnny Dronehunter is batshit insane, but put yourself in his shoes.

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