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Obama cheers 'victory' in Korean War on 60th anniversary

Monday, July 29, 2013

Obama cheers 'victory' in Korean War on 60th anniversary (via AFP)

The US president, marking the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War, said Saturday the armistice that left a sharp division between the communist north and capitalist south was not a "tie" but a "victory." Barack Obama's remarks are a counterpoint…


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Kerry urges S. Sudan to form new cabinet quickly, transparently

Kerry urges S. Sudan to form new cabinet quickly, transparently (via AFP)

US Secretary of State John Kerry urged South Sudan President Salva Kiir to form a new government "quickly and transparently," the State Department said Saturday, days after after the president sacked his cabinet. Kerry, who spoke by telephone with Kiir…


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Atmospheric Rivers Grow, Causing Worse Floods Ahead

Atmospheric Rivers Grow, Causing Worse Floods Ahead (via Climate Central)

By Paul Brow, Climate News Network LONDON – Heavy and prolonged rainfall will cause both more frequent and more severe flooding across the United Kingdom and the rest of north-west Europe as the atmosphere continues to warm, say British and American…


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Biden unapologetic on US Pacific power

Biden unapologetic on US Pacific power (via AFP)

The United States will remain a Pacific power, Vice President Joe Biden vowed Saturday as he credited his country with maintaining peace and stability in the region for decades. Biden, ending a two-day visit to Singapore, said the US presence there…


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Blood Diamond Dealer Pat Robertson Thinks Gays Destroy Society, Want Christians in Jail

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Storing CO2 Underground In Basalts — Regional Experiment Begins In Southeast Washington

Storing CO2 Underground In Basalts — Regional Experiment Begins In Southeast Washington (via Clean Technica)

One of the first large-scale experiments to test the feasibility of safely storing carbon dioxide in underground rocks is now under way in southeastern Washington state — about 1,000 tons of carbon dioxide are right now being injected half a mile…


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Understanding Make Believe "History" With Professor Glenn Beck

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Wyden: Patriot Act overreach wasn’t envisioned by ‘anachronistic’ 1970s FISA law

Wyden: Patriot Act overreach wasn’t envisioned by ‘anachronistic’ 1970s FISA law (via Raw Story )

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) says that the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Court created in the 1970s is “just anachronistic” because it was not designed for the “astounding reach that the court has gone to with respect to the Patriot…


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$53M Jewel Heist Follows Recent Jailbreak by Pink Panther Gang Member

$53M Jewel Heist Follows Recent Jailbreak by Pink Panther Gang Member (via NewsLook)

Video News by NewsLook A staggering 40 million euro ($53 million) worth of diamonds and other jewels was stolen Sunday from the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel in Cannes, in one of Europe's biggest jewelry heists in recent years, police said. One expert…


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Rep. King blasts Rand Paul ‘madness’: This is the anti-war left-wing Democrats of the 1960s

Rep. King blasts Rand Paul ‘madness’: This is the anti-war left-wing Democrats of the 1960s (via Raw Story )

Congressman Peter King (R-NY) on Sunday lashed out at Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and other civil libertarians within the GOP, warning they would destroy the Republican Party. King told CNN it was disgraceful that 94 Republicans voted in favor of a proposal…


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Don Lemon Faces Backlash for Supporting O'Reilly on Race

Don Lemon Faces Backlash for Supporting O'Reilly on Race (via NewsLook)

Video News by NewsLook The CNN anchor said O'Reilly didn't go far enough in his critique of the black community. Despite outrage on Twitter, Lemon stuck to his guns Sunday.


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Baton Rouge sheriff’s office targets gay men under unconstitutional ‘crimes against nature’ law

Baton Rouge sheriff’s office targets gay men under unconstitutional ‘crimes against nature’ law (via Raw Story )

A sheriff’s office task force in Baton Rouge, Louisiana has been conducting undercover investigations that target gay men under the state’s defunct sodomy law. The sting operations were uncovered by the Baton Rouge Advocate in an article published…


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Pope Francis: Who Am I to Judge Gay Priests?

Pope Francis: Who Am I to Judge Gay Priests? (via NewsLook)

Video News by NewsLook During a news conference on his way back to Italy, the pontiff seemed to open the Church's arms to gay priests.


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Vatican-backed ‘VSEL’ alternative to stem cells found to be a fraud

Vatican-backed ‘VSEL’ alternative to stem cells found to be a fraud (via Raw Story )

Scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine issued a report this month that said a type of stem-cell alternative approved by the Vatican and other theologians has turned out to be a myth. According to an essay by bioethicist Arthur Caplan,…


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Each degree of global warming might ultimately raise global sea levels by more than 2 meters

Each degree of global warming might ultimately raise global sea levels by more than 2 meters (via Skeptical Science)

Posted on 27 July 2013 by John Hartz The following article is a reprint of a press release posted by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) on July 15, 2013 Greenhouse gases emitted today will cause sea level to rise for centuries to…


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Greenwald: ‘I defy’ NSA officials to deny spying program details under oath

Greenwald: ‘I defy’ NSA officials to deny spying program details under oath (via Raw Story )

Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald on Sunday revealed that he would be publishing new details that backed up former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edwards Snowden’s claim that low-level analysts could listen to the phone calls of any American…


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The Minimum Wage Doesn’t Apply to Everyone

The Minimum Wage Doesn’t Apply to Everyone (via Moyers & Company)

This week marked the four-year anniversary of the last time Congress increased the minimum wage — from $5.15 in 2007 to $7.25 in 2009. Groups demonstrated across the country, demanding increases at both the state and federal level. President Obama…


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One Man Clown Show, Steve King, Thinks Attacks on Him Are a Sign of the Apocalypse

Wow, Bryan Fischer and Steve King, talk about a cacophony of stupid.

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Conservative Christian [American Taliban] group blames falling SAT scores on lack of school prayer

Conservative Christian group blames falling SAT scores on lack of school prayer (via Raw Story )

The American Family Association of Kentucky believes school prayer has something to do with SAT scores and the AIDS epidemic. Right Wing Watch reported that the conservative Christian group recently launched a petition calling for prayer in public schools…


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