Mothers of 3 American detainees arrive in Iran
Mothers of 3 American detainees arrive in Iran
The mothers of three Americans jailed in Iran since last July accused of spying arrived in Tehran on Wednesday, with the Iranian government saying it was allowing them to visit their children as a "humanitarian act". picked by blindworld 3 months ago
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 In the UK the colors, 'Red', 'White', and 'Blue' might be considered code for racism??
In the UK the colors, 'Red', 'White', and 'Blue' might be considered code for racism??
74-year old Roy Newman was tired of all the election posters around and subscribed to the common belief that all incumbents should be voted out. He made his own poster saying to "throw the lot out". Problem was it was in the patriotic colors of "red, white, and blue" which could be considered racist. The police threatened him with arrest unless he changed one of the colors to y... read full post picked by 2manyusernames 3 months ago
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 Less Toxic Dispersants Lose Out in BP Oil Spill Cleanup
Less Toxic Dispersants Lose Out in BP Oil Spill Cleanup
BP PLC continues to stockpile and deploy oil-dispersing chemicals manufactured by a company with which it shares close ties, even though other U.S. EPA-approved alternatives have been shown to be far less toxic and, in some cases, nearly twice as effective. picked by bingo 3 months ago
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 Texas governor's temporary mansion costs big bucks
Texas governor's temporary mansion costs big bucks
With the state facing a budget shortfall of at least $11 billion, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent almost $600,000 in public money during the past two years to live in a sprawling rental home in the hills above the capital.

(I just want this story to get more movement than the "governor shot a coyote" story a few weeks back). picked by lynxears 3 months ago
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 Supreme Court rules "sexually dangerous" can be kept in prison
Supreme Court rules "sexually dangerous" can be kept in prison
The Supreme Court has ruled that it's ok for criminals guilty of "sexually dangerous" crimes to be held indefinitely in prison, even after completing their prison terms.

On the one hand, we don't want them back on the streets. On the other, holding someone because of potential for crime seems very dangerous. picked by lynxears 3 months ago
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 Another cop says oops and another child is murdered
Another cop says oops and another child is murdered
Somebody tell me PLEASE, why is it an accident when the police do it, and murder when a private citizen does it? At least she was here for 7 years.*barf* picked by Bornbad 3 months ago
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 Senate votes 96-0 to audit the fed
Senate votes 96-0 to audit the fed
Despite extraordinary opposition from the White House, Wall Street and the Fed itself, an amendment, authored by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), was overwhelmingly passed, forcing a comprehensive review of the Federal Reserve's emergency lending activities. While not the comprehensive audit that some have called for, it is a great step in the right direction according to Alan Grayson (D-FL). picked by 2manyusernames 3 months ago
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 Time Square Attempted Bombing  Was A Result Of Obama's Bow to Saudia Arabian King
Time Square Attempted Bombing Was A Result Of Obama's Bow to Saudia Arabian King
The Times Square bomb "100% worked," the NYPD was "dead beat" by the bomber, and President Barack Obama's bow to the Saudi King led to the plot, in the first place. That's all true if you believe Fox News guest Michael Scheuer. picked by 2manyusernames 3 months ago
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 Not Monkeying Around With Votes
Not Monkeying Around With Votes
A London-based ad agency in NYC is offering British citizens a unique opportunity to cast their ballot in the national elections via a monkey. picked by suebe 3 months ago
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 Does anti-poverty aid really work?
Does anti-poverty aid really work?
Governments and charities have spent billions to try to wipe out poverty, but award-winning economist Esther Duflo says we really don't know if that money has been well spent.

(Great article and awesome video!) picked by JoshSF49 3 months ago
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 Right-Wing Response to Times Square Bomb Attempt: Frothing Propaganda (Of Course)
Right-Wing Response to Times Square Bomb Attempt: Frothing Propaganda (Of Course)
Eric Holder, you see, said the act was "thwarted," and even though he didn't say the Obama administration "thwarted" it, he's a Democrat, and the right simply can't tolerate the notion that "thwarting" of terrorism can take place on a Democrat's watch, so we're told that no "thwarting" took place at all. picked by Bornbad 3 months ago
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 Right-Wing Oath Keepers Leader: Glenn Beck, Limbaugh, Malkin Are Giant Hypocrites
Right-Wing Oath Keepers Leader: Glenn Beck, Limbaugh, Malkin Are Giant Hypocrites
Darling of right-leaning pundits attacks promoters, says Glenn Beck 'was kissing Bush's booty and now he's counting his change'
In a time of crisis, who can the people trust? Their political leadership, or fellow citizens? picked by Bornbad 3 months ago
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 Peoples of Europe - Rise Up!
Peoples of Europe - Rise Up!
Workers marched toward the parliament building in central Athens chanting: "We paid for their profits, we're paying for the crisis, the solution is on the street!". picked by delta 3 months ago
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 United & Continental Airlines Agree to Merge
United & Continental Airlines Agree to Merge
Check your frequent flyer miles. The merger of the two carriers will make it the world's largest airline. picked by suebe 3 months ago
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 Drug smugglers suspected in attack on Ariz. deputy
Drug smugglers suspected in attack on Ariz. deputy
Law officers backed by helicopters hunted gunmen in Arizona's desert early Saturday after a sheriff's deputy was wounded by suspected marijuana smugglers, officials said. The violent episode came amid nationwide debate over the state's tough new immigration law. picked by mutil8or 3 months ago
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 My Anger at Gillian Duffy
My Anger at Gillian Duffy
An examination of Gordon Brown's "bigot" comment that asks the right questions. picked by elsuper 3 months ago
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 Electoral dysfunction: Why democracy is always unfair
Electoral dysfunction: Why democracy is always unfair
Worried that your vote counts for nothing? Mathematics says you might be right. picked by Bornbad 3 months ago
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 NY Assemblyman Proposes Opt-Out Organ Donation Law
NY Assemblyman Proposes Opt-Out Organ Donation Law
A New York assemblyman whose daughter is alive because of two kidney transplants wants his state to become the first in the nation to pass laws that would presume people want to donate their organs unless they specifically say otherwise. Assemblyman Richard Brodsky believes the "presumed consent" measures would help combat a rising demand for healthy organs by patients forced to wait a... read full post picked by Chamale 3 months ago
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 What If the Tea Party Were Black?
What If the Tea Party Were Black?
Imagine that hundreds of black protesters descended on DC armed with AK-47s. Would they be defended as patriotic Americans? picked by Bornbad 3 months ago
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 In a rare event, Feds seek to seize restaurant for hiring illegals
In a rare event, Feds seek to seize restaurant for hiring illegals
Understanding that one of the most effective ways of fighting illegal immigration is by prosecuting those who hire them federal officials have implemented plans to seize The French Gourmet, a high-end restaurant in San Diego. picked by 2manyusernames 3 months ago
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 Three More Domestic Spying Programs Revealed
Three More Domestic Spying Programs Revealed
The Department of Homeland Security is acknowledging the existence of three more government programs charged with spying on American citizens in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. picked by 2manyusernames 3 months ago
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 WellPoint Allegedly Targeted Breast Cancer Patients With The Intent Of Canceling Policies
WellPoint Allegedly Targeted Breast Cancer Patients With The Intent Of Canceling Policies
Insurance giant Wellpoint is using a computer algorithm to identify women diagnosed with breast cancer that automatically targets them, triggering fraud charges as a basis to cancel their policies. picked by suebe 4 months ago
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 How many companies want you dead?
How many companies want you dead?
You know there are simply a huge number of big, sweaty major corporations out there in big, sweaty capitalismland who claim to be in the business of feeding and caring for the human body, but who actually care about as much for your general health and well-being as a Republican cares for his meth dealer's lesbian daughter's organic free-range Vermont wedding. picked by Bornbad 4 months ago
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 Psycho killer's chilling photo album could help solve cold cases.
Psycho killer's chilling photo album could help solve cold cases.
Convicted "Dating Game" psycho killer Rodney Alcala hoarded 1000 photos of women and children in a chilling photo diary that could help police solve dozens of Cold Case investigations. picked by muppet 4 months ago
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 Leonard Nimoy announces retirement from acting
Leonard Nimoy announces retirement from acting
I’ve been doing this professionally for 60 years. I love the idea of going out on a positive note. I’ve had a great, great time. I want to get off the stage. Also, I don’t think it would be fair to Zachary Quinto. He’s a terrific actor, he looks the part, and it’s time to give him some space. And I’m very flattered the character will continue. picked by 2manyusernames 4 months ago
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