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Saturday, June 08, 2013

Philadelphia School District to Cut Nearly 4,000 Jobs (via NewsLook)

Video News by NewsLook The drastic measures are a result of the "doomsday" budget adopted in May to avoid a $300M deficit.


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Cat Crap Fever: Nugent: Obama wants to ‘rape’ the Constitution and ‘urinate on’ the Founders

Nugent: Obama wants to ‘rape’ the Constitution and ‘urinate on’ the Founders (via Raw Story )

In typically bombastic language, National Rifle Association chairman Ted Nugent claimed Thursday that President Barack Obama’s agenda involves raping the U.S. Constitution and urinating on the nation’s Founding Fathers by passing gun regulations that restrict the sale of assault rifles and high…


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Via @MajorityFM: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terror (w/ @trevoraaronson) (VIDEO)

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Terrorism Factory, author Trevor Aaronson explained the absurd case of the Liberty City Seven, why only a small fraction of recent terror arrests have actually posed real threats, how FBI paid informants drive frivolous cases and why these cases distract law enforcement from real terrorism threats.

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DUMBEST TEApub IN CONGRESS: Gohmert: Freedom of the press is ‘granted in the Second Amendment’

Gohmert: Freedom of the press is ‘granted in the Second Amendment’ (via Raw Story )

During a Thursday rant about news that the National Security Agency (NSA) had been collecting phone records from millions of Americans, Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) seemed to be a little confused when he proclaimed that freedom of the press is “granted in the Second Amendment.” Gohmert…


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Senate Commences Debate on Immigration Reform Bill

Senate Commences Debate on Immigration Reform Bill (via NewsLook)

Video News by NewsLook Scandals are stealing recent headlines, but an immigration reform bill that could affect millions in the US is now being debated in the Senate.


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Transgender ex-SEAL: I worried I’d be killed if I came out

Transgender ex-SEAL: I worried I’d be killed if I came out (via Raw Story )

Kristin Beck, a former member of Navy SEAL Team 6, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Thursday night that she feared being killed if she revealed her gender identity. As a member of the elite military team, she was known as Chris Beck and carefully concealed the fact that she was transgender. She recently…


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Christian End-Times Belief Blocking Climate Change Action: Study

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Atheist group rightly blames school district for valedictorian’s graduation prayer

Atheist group blames school district for valedictorian’s graduation prayer (via Raw Story )

An atheist group says a school board in South Carolina is to blame for a valedictorian’s decision to violate the non-prayer policy at his graduation ceremony. The Freedom From Religious Foundation claimed that the Pickens County School District had created an atmosphere where Christian proselytizing…


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New ‘time cloak’ conceals data so well, even its recipients can’t read it

New ‘time cloak’ conceals data so well, even its recipients can’t read it (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Copyright ImageClick to View In this 2011 illustration, provided by Cornell University, scientists demonstrate a new invisibility technique that doesn’t just cloak an object but masks an entire event. (Heather Deal/AP/Cornell University) It sounds like a spectacular failure: this new technology works…


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Beck brings Quran, Nazi school manual and ‘Hitler’s bloodstains’ to talk radio convention

Beck brings Quran, Nazi school manual and ‘Hitler’s bloodstains’ to talk radio convention (via Raw Story )

Former Fox News Channel host and conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck told an audience on Thursday that he regrets that he has spent the last several years dividing people. According to the Associated Press, Beck’s remarks came as he accepted a First Amendment Award from “Talkers” magazine, which bills…


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Libertarians: Do You Believe In Man-Made Climate Change? If So, How Do We Go About Fixing It?

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Pro-LGBT kindergarteners perform Cyndi Lauper’s ‘True Colors’ in sign language

Pro-LGBT kindergarteners perform Cyndi Lauper’s ‘True Colors’ in sign language (via Raw Story )

A kindergarten class at the Olympic Primary Center in the Los Angeles Unified School District ended their school year by sending a message in support of LGBT rights by performing Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” using American Sign Language. “Oh. My. God. Conservatives were actually right on this…


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Obama helps nip pot legalization in Latin America. How about in US?

Obama helps nip pot legalization in Latin America. How about in US? (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Copyright ImageClick to View Peter Bensinger, a former Drug Enforcement Administration chief, was one of eight former DEA chiefs who recently spoke out in favor of the federal government needing to nullify Colorado and Washington's laws legalizing recreational marijuana use. They said the Obama administration…


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King of the Tinfoil Hat, Glenn Beck, claims Obama conspiracy made him a conspiracy theorist

Glenn Beck claims Obama conspiracy made him a conspiracy theorist (via Raw Story )

Internet conspiracy talk show host Glenn Beck claimed on his program Wednesday that nobody ever thought he was a conspiracy theorist until President Barack Obama came into office and set into motion a monstrous conspiracy to make Beck seem insane. Responding to a clip aired on MSNBC’s “The Rachel…


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Mitt Romney: Hurricane Sandy Was Really Unfair to Me!

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Psychotic circus clown, Beck: Standing up to heckler confirms Michelle Obama is a ‘monster’

Beck: Standing up to heckler confirms Michelle Obama is a ‘monster’ (via Raw Story )

On his Thursday radio show, conservative host Glenn Beck asserted that Michelle Obama’s recent run in with a GetEqual activist who heckled her at a fundraising event proved that the First Lady was a “monster.” Beck said that Michelle Obama had confronted the heckler because she “snapped.” “…


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Assange: US rule of law suffering 'calamitous collapse'

Assange: US rule of law suffering 'calamitous collapse' (via AFP)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said the US justice system was suffering from a "calamitous collapse in the rule of law", as Washington reeled from the sensational exposure of vast spy agency surveillance programmes. Speaking in an interview Friday with AFP at Ecuador's London embassy, where he has…


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‘Fox & Friends’ resident dipshit, Brian Kilmeade, suddenly against wiretapping they supported under Bush

‘Fox & Friends’ suddenly against wiretapping they supported under Bush (via Raw Story )

Thursday morning on the Fox News Channel’s morning show “Fox and Friends,” the three hosts responded with alarm to news that the National Security Agency has been collecting the phone records of millions of cell phone customers wholesale and with no regard to accusations of wrongdoing. The trio…


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Via @MajorityFM: NSA Uses PRISM to See All Your Emails, Misses Boston Bombings

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"Christian" radio host [and unabashed moron] accuses Obama of leading ‘Fourth Reich of the Nazi empire’

Christian radio host accuses Obama of leading ‘Fourth Reich of the Nazi empire’ (via Raw Story )

A Christian radio host blamed U.S. religious figures on Thursday for allowing President Barack Obama to institute a “modern day Nazi regime” that would lead to the rise of the “Fourth Reich of the Nazi empire.” When posting about reports that the National Security Agency (NSA) had been monitoring…


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Texas rep.: Atheist chaplains would tell parents that dead soldiers are ‘worm food’

Texas rep.: Atheist chaplains would tell parents that dead soldiers are ‘worm food’ (via Raw Story )

A Texas Republican congressman said on Wednesday that he opposed atheist chaplains in the military because they would tell the parents of dead soldiers that their children were just “worm food.” During Wednesday night’s House Armed Services Committee hearing, Rep. Rob Andrews (D-NJ) explained…


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IMF: Woops! Our Bad. Austerity Doesn't Work

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French geographers publish global atlas on sexuality

French geographers publish global atlas on sexuality (via AFP)

Where are people most unfaithful? Who uses sex toys? On a darker level, where is child rape more prevalent? French geographers have tried to answer these questions and others in a global atlas on sexuality. From legislation and the dynamics of couples to prostitution and violence, the book maps out…


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Right-wing ass-clown, Limbaugh: ‘We are in the midst of a coup’

Limbaugh: ‘We are in the midst of a coup’ (via Raw Story )

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh seized on the New York Times‘ apparent softening of its recent criticism of President Barack Obama to suggest the president is behind a seizure of power. “What everybody knows and nobody wants to really wants to come to grips with is, we are in the midst of…


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Obama urges Senate to pass immigration overhaul bill

Obama urges Senate to pass immigration overhaul bill (via AFP)

US President Barack Obama on Saturday urged lawmakers to pass an immigration overhaul bill that the Senate is due to debate this week, saying that it was "commonsense" though not perfect. "For years, our out-of-date immigration system has actually harmed our economy and threatened our security," Obama…


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Stridently anti-LGBT candidate announces run for Bachmann seat

Stridently anti-LGBT candidate announces run for Bachmann seat (via Raw Story )

A former Minnesota state representative who made a name for himself in 2010 with his stridently anti-gay views announced on Wednesday that he intends to run for the seat currently held by retiring Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN). “It seems like every day we hear about another out-of-control Washington…


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Via @MajorityFM: Ding Dong! The Grand Bargain is Dead

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Invisibility & Time Travel: Science Fiction Becomes Reality

Invisibility & Time Travel: Science Fiction Becomes Reality (via Repost)

From the cloaking devices of Star Trek to the exploration of time and relative dimensions in space of Doctor Who, science fiction has long filled our heads with fantastical dreams of invisibility and time travel. Now a research team at Purdue University has made those fictions a reality. Using lasers…


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Presidential Push to Stop Sky-High Student Loan Interest Rates

Presidential Push to Stop Sky-High Student Loan Interest Rates (via PBS News Hour)

JEFFREY BROWN: And we turn to a July 1st deadline for interest rates on student loans and the economic consequences of growing student debt. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Now is not the time for us to turn back on young people. JEFFREY BROWN: Flanked by students in the Rose Garden today, President Obama…


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Witness: Santa Monica shooting suspect ‘looked like a SWAT team member’

Witness: Santa Monica shooting suspect ‘looked like a SWAT team member’ (via Raw Story )

A witness described seeing the suspect in a string of shooting attacks in Santa Monica, California on Friday that left six people dead before police killed the suspect at a local college. “He actually kind of glanced up at me, and then he saw two cars pull up to the corner” Jerry Cunningham-Rathner…


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Google, Facebook condemn online spying

Google, Facebook condemn online spying (via AFP)

Google chief Larry Page and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg condemned online spying Friday and called for governments to be more revealing about snooping on the Internet. "We understand that the US and other governments need to take action to protect their citizens' safety -- including sometimes…


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Dallas 911 operator: Black domestic violence victims are ‘like animals’

Dallas 911 operator: Black domestic violence victims are ‘like animals’ (via Raw Story )

A Dallas 911 operator was fired on Wednesday after reportedly posting racist messages to Facebook about African-American domestic violence victims and other residents that she was supposed to be helping to protect. In Facebook screen shots obtained by WFAA, then-911 operator April Sims rants about…


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Jeremy Scahill vs Toure on The Cycle

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In weird & funny news: Nebraska Catholic school ‘praying’ after former student masturbates with crucifix

Nebraska Catholic school ‘praying’ after former student masturbates with crucifix (via Raw Story )

A Catholic school in Nebraska says it is praying for a former student who returned to campus to take nude photos and masturbate with a crucifix. Valerie Dodds, 19, told KETV that she started a nude photography business after graduating from Lincoln East High School. But she said some her classmates…


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Sens. Feinstein and Chambliss defend NSA spying on telephone metadata

Sens. Feinstein and Chambliss defend NSA spying on telephone metadata (via Raw Story )

Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) on Thursday held a joint press conference to defend the mass collection of telephone metadata. Feinstein said the collection of telephone records from millions of Verizon Communications customers was legal. The U.S. National Security Agency…


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Via @MajorityFM: Chris Christie Spends $12 Million of Your Tax Dollars to Protect His Reelection

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Maher defends NSA data searches: It’s not because I’m brave, but because I’m scared

Maher defends NSA data searches: It’s not because I’m brave, but because I’m scared (via Raw Story )

Though he usually has disdain for “slippery slope” arguments, Bill Maher said on Real Time on Friday, the issue of the National Security Agency (NSA) going through private citizens’ Internet data and other personal records, was truly a slippery slope. “I’m okay with it now that Obama’s in…


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Bernie Sanders on the Patriot Act: ‘What I said turned out to be exactly true’

Bernie Sanders on the Patriot Act: ‘What I said turned out to be exactly true’ (via Raw Story )

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Thursday said recent revelations about the U.S. National Security Agency validated his dire concerns about the Patriot Act. “As one of the few members of Congress who consistently voted against the Patriot Act, I expressed concern at the time of passage that it gave…


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Via @MajorityFM: They Can Hear You Now: Massive NSA Surveillance on Your Phone Records (w/ Marcy Wheeler)

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Blogger Marcy Wheeler explained the meaning of the NSA's mass surveillance of Verizon phone customers, why the NSA's monitoring focuses on Americans, the problem with data mining in terrorism investigations, why it is alarmingly easy to become a terrorism suspect and why the programs secrecy is aimed at Americans asserting their civil liberties.

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Jon Stewart hands The Daily Show over to John Oliver as he leaves to direct ‘Rosewater’ film

Jon Stewart hands The Daily Show over to John Oliver as he leaves to direct ‘Rosewater’ film (via Raw Story )

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart turned the reins of his show over to John Oliver on Thursday night, but not before explaining his upcoming absence. Stewart is temporarily leaving the show to direct the feature film Rosewater about Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari. Oliver, meanwhile, reveled in his…


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Colbert on NSA spying: Now we can find out if Lindsay Graham is a lesbian

Colbert on NSA spying: Now we can find out if Lindsay Graham is a lesbian (via Raw Story )

Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert delved into revelations that the National Security Agency has been routinely spying on everyday Americans, conducting wholesale data-mining operations by prying into the private communications of users of Apple iChat, Facebook, Verizon…


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Via @MajorityFM: Annoy Police, Go Directly To Jail

The New York State Senate has passed a bill that would make "annoying" a police officer a felony punishable by up to 4 years in prison.

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