Cities Shortening Yellow Traffic Lights for Deadly Profit
Cities Shortening Yellow Traffic Lights for Deadly Profit
Some cities have been shortening yellow lights to nab drivers with a ticket. But studies show that they're raking in the bucks at the expense of public safety. picked by Bornbad 5 months ago
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 Achieving transcendence with brain surgery
Achieving transcendence with brain surgery
Want to get closer to your supernatural deity of choice? You could spend years memorizing holy books, scrolls purported to contain ancient wisdom, and study dense, esoteric tomes filled with endless ruminations on all kinds of vague topics, picked by Bornbad 5 months ago
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 Jesus was super-smart gay, says Elton John
Jesus was super-smart gay, says Elton John
Theologian of the week so far. picked by Bornbad 6 months ago
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 In Tiny Courts of N.Y., Abuses of Law and Power
In Tiny Courts of N.Y., Abuses of Law and Power
Nearly three-quarters of the judges are not lawyers, and many — truck drivers, sewer workers or laborers — have scant grasp of the most basic legal principles. Some never got through high school, and at least one went no further than grade school. picked by Bornbad 6 months ago
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 Backyard laying hen ordinance has some bawking
Backyard laying hen ordinance has some bawking
Berea, KY resident Katy Startsman wants to be more self-sufficient and raise a few chickens in her yard, and so do other residents. Some concerned nay-bors say they're predator bait, will lower property values, and don't belong in their little 'burg. I would egg Katy on. What say you? picked by meggysue 6 months ago
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 Kennedy era ending
Kennedy era ending
Patrick Kennedy's retirement ends an almost 60 year family presence in Congress. That's longer than I've been alive.

Let's hope the next family to capture America's attention for so long is as focused on public service. picked by meggysue 6 months ago
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 Afghanistan’s outsourced war
Afghanistan’s outsourced war
How can efforts to put down an insurgency be effective or credible when two-thirds of the Pentagon's personnel in Afghanistan are private military contractors, unaccountable to military law or ethics, and not in any hurry to help improve the situation that assures their profits? picked by ThirDeye 6 months ago
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 HOLLYWOOD Sign Saved
HOLLYWOOD Sign Saved
Cahuenga Peak, the backdrop to one of L.A.'s most famous postcard views, and home to the iconic HOLLYWOOD sign has been saved from developers. picked by suebe 6 months ago
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 Colin Powell now says gays should be able to serve openly in military
Colin Powell now says gays should be able to serve openly in military
Colin Powell who was one of the forces behind the "don't ask don't tell" policy due his feelings that gays should not serve openly in the military has changed his opinion due mainly to changed social acceptance and is calling for the DADT policy to be repealed and to allow gays to serve their country. picked by 2manyusernames 6 months ago
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 Censure for Judge Who Ordered Attorney Be Paid In Gift Cards, Like Class Members
Censure for Judge Who Ordered Attorney Be Paid In Gift Cards, Like Class Members
Last year, Los Angeles County Judge Brett Klein was presented with a proposed class-action settlement in which the plaintiffs' attorney would get $125,000, but class members would get only a $10 gift card, usable only at the store that allegedly violated the law in the first place. picked by Bornbad 6 months ago
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 My Opponent Is Dr. Frankenstein
My Opponent Is Dr. Frankenstein
Candidate for New Orleans coroner's office, gets down and dirty with his opponent. Louisiana politics, where things can still get downright gruesome… literally.

Video in comments. picked by suebe 6 months ago
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 Our Incredible Shrinking Democracy
Our Incredible Shrinking Democracy
I wish conservatives would stop complaining about big government and start worrying about the real problem - small democracy. I wish we'd all worry more about our incredible shrinking democracy. picked by NoPantsMan 6 months ago
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 US grant political asylum to German homeschoolers
US grant political asylum to German homeschoolers
It's disturbing to learn that we, too, breed religious nuts; and exhilarating to see who'll welcome them with arms wide open. picked by suckersklub 6 months ago
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 White House asks Justice Department to look for other places to hold 9/11 terror trial
White House asks Justice Department to look for other places to hold 9/11 terror trial
Obama is starting to listen to those who say that 9/11 trials should be held somewhere other than the planned Manhattan. While still clinging to the unpopular idea of a criminal trial, he may be realizing that the expense of a multi-year trial in Manhattan would be immense. picked by 2manyusernames 6 months ago
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 Is a pie in the face a terrorist act?
Is a pie in the face a terrorist act?
"When someone actually coaches or conducts criminal behaviour to impose a political agenda on each and every other citizen of Canada, that does seem to me to meet the test of a terrorist organization." picked by Bornbad 6 months ago
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 Scientologists 'healing' Haiti quake victims with 'magic touch'
Scientologists 'healing' Haiti quake victims with 'magic touch'
Volunteer ministers representing Scientology are on the ground in Haiti, spreading the gospel according to L. Ron Hubbard, and using their unique training to heal wounded Haitians through a curious Scientology massage called an "assist". picked by Bornbad 6 months ago
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 Larry Anderson, star of Scientology's 'Orientation' film, wants his money back
Larry Anderson, star of Scientology's 'Orientation' film, wants his money back
"If you leave this room after seeing this film and walk out and never mention Scientology again, you are perfectly free to do so. It would be stupid. But you can do it. You can also dive off a bridge or blow your brains out. That is your choice." picked by Bornbad 6 months ago
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 Federal Bailout Investigator Building a Case for Trial
Federal Bailout Investigator Building a Case for Trial
He survived an attack on his life in Bogota while investigating drug lords, now he is facing his biggest enemy - Wall Street Bankers. Mr. Barofsky is the only investigator backed by federal agents who carry guns and badges and, if necessary, can break the locks off file cabinets. picked by equinox 6 months ago
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 Obama's No Radical
Obama's No Radical
The Trouble With Barack: Obama is accused of being too radical, but he's been governing from the middle for a year. So why all the anger? Because he's leading with his head, not his heart. picked by sidran32 6 months ago
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 Jury Duty for President Obama?
Jury Duty for President Obama?
Or will he choose to opt out of his civic duty, playing the "I'm the leader of the Free World" card. picked by suebe 6 months ago
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 70-year gag on Kelly death evidence
70-year gag on Kelly death evidence
Evidence relating to the death of Government weapons inspector David Kelly is to be kept secret for 70 years picked by Bornbad 6 months ago
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 Ted Kennedy's Thoughts on the Senate Election
Ted Kennedy's Thoughts on the Senate Election
He surely is spinning in his grave. picked by suebe 6 months ago
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 Filibuster reform bill headed for Senate floor
Filibuster reform bill headed for Senate floor
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) intends to introduce legislation that would take away the minority’s power to filibuster. Now that the democrats have lost their ability to override a filibuster some want to take away the ancient right of the minority to fight against the majority. picked by 2manyusernames 6 months ago
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 Obama May Call for Freeze on Discretionary Spending
Obama May Call for Freeze on Discretionary Spending
There is a “fighting chance” President Barack Obama will propose a freeze in most discretionary spending by the federal government in his State of the Union speech.
He may also call for the creation of a commission that would suggest spending cuts and tax increases that Congress would be forced to vote on. picked by NoPantsMan 7 months ago
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 California Supreme Court Strikes Down Medical Pot Limits
California Supreme Court Strikes Down Medical Pot Limits
A unanimous California Supreme Court has struck down a law that sought to impose limits on the amount of marijuana a medical patient can legally possess. picked by Bornbad 7 months ago
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