Archive for 2013

Bitcoin is an extremely fast growing currency

The Danger of Bitcoin

It came out of thin air, but it’s worth $1000 apiece. It was born out of the minds of a few researchers and has since blossomed into one of the world’s fastest growing currencies. This is Bitcoin, a “crypto-currency” born on the Internet, and growing rapidly. In fact, the number […]

by · December 15, 2013 · Features and Opinion, United States
Merrill Newman

Detained and Released: Palo Alto Veteran Arrested in North Korea

Merrill Newman, a Palo Alto resident and Korean War veteran, was taken into North Korean custody and detained on October 26, 2013. Newman was entering a plane bound for the United States after a 10 day visit to North Korea. However, North Korean officials took him from the plane and […]

by · December 12, 2013 · California
Mourning Nelson Mandela

Mourning Nelson Mandela

Last week, Nelson Mandela died after a long battle with lung problems. He was most famous for being a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist who served as the first black President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. People all over the world have mourned his death over […]

by · December 11, 2013 · Features and Opinion, World
The man himself: JFK.

Conspiraception: The Conspiracy within the Conspiracy [Satire]

As you know, I, Jack Zukin, have been fighting for the middle class American’s right to the truth since the beginning of my time here as a writer at BPR. I have personally uncovered the darkest secrets of our political system, including Obama’s plot to transform our country into his […]

by · December 9, 2013 · Features and Opinion
Buyers shop for guns at the Houston Convention Center. By M Glasgow.

Got Gun Control?

On November 1, 2013, Paul Anthony Ciancia entered Terminal 3 of Los Angeles International Airport. While waiting in line at a TSA checkpoint, he pulled out a semi-automatic Smith & Wesson M&P 15 and shot nearby TSA worker Gerardo Hernandez. He then went on a rampage, injuring seven other people, […]

by · December 8, 2013 · California, Features and Opinion
Newly elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been instrumental in opening up nuclear negotiations with the West. Photo by Iranian Government.

A Deal at Last in Iran

Two weeks ago in Geneva, Switzerland, European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton formally announced that the UK, United States, Russia, France, China, and Germany (the P5+1) had reached a nuclear deal with Iran after countless months of negotiations. For some, this deal could not come sooner. However, others despised […]

by · December 4, 2013 · Features and Opinion, World
Antiquated cars on the streets of Havana. Many Cubans lack the money to purchase new cars. By Krokodyl.

An Overdue Change: Why It’s Time to Lift the Cuban Embargo

Over fifty years ago, the United States put a trade embargo on Cuba. Although there has been some minor relaxing of the restrictions since, the embargo pretty much remains in full effect. However, with each passing year, more and more people are wondering whether or not these trade and travel […]

by · December 3, 2013 · Features and Opinion, World
The Life and Legacy of John F. Kennedy

The Life and Legacy of John F. Kennedy

Indisputably one of the greatest visionaries of the twentieth century, John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States of America, inherited some of the most challenging domestic and foreign policy problems this country has seen when he entered office. A young, Catholic man of Irish descent, Kennedy served in […]

by · November 27, 2013 · United States
50 Years Later: The Truth about Lee Harvey Oswald

50 Years Later: The Truth about Lee Harvey Oswald

On November 22, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed President John F. Kennedy. Yeah. That’s right. I said Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed President John F. Kennedy. Not Lee Harvey Oswald supposedly shot and killed JFK, but Lee Harvey Oswald definitely shot and killed JFK. In light of […]

by · November 25, 2013 · Features and Opinion, United States
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford at a Mayoral Candidates Forum back in 2010. By Shaun Merritt.

Innocent until Proven Guilty: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

A video of  Toronto Mayor Rob Ford supposedly smoking crack cocaine back in May surfaced recently when Canadian law enforcement officials recovered it from the deleted files of a computer seized in a drug bust. Until a hearing in front of Toronto’s City Council on Thursday, Mayor Ford adamantly denied […]

by · November 13, 2013 · Features and Opinion, World