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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Why Conservatives “Need” Sodomy Laws (via www.republicoft.com)

I bet you thought the fight over “sodomy” laws was long over. After all, the Supreme Court struck down state “sodomy” laws as unconstitutional back in 2003, with its historic Lawrence v. Texas ruling. In fact, there’s an argument that Lawrence…


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How US, Russia can agree on missile defense

How US, Russia can agree on missile defense (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Copyright ImageClick to View President Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, June 17. Op-ed contributors Kevin Ryan and Simon Saradzhyan write: 'It’s always darkest before the dawn. This could be the time…


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Verdict on WikiLeaks source Manning set for Tuesday

Verdict on WikiLeaks source Manning set for Tuesday (via AFP)

A verdict is expected Tuesday in the trial of American soldier Bradley Manning, who faces life imprisonment for leaking a massive trove of secret US government files to WikiLeaks. US military judge Denise Lind plans to issue her judgment at 1700 GMT…


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MIT project turns your inbox into an infographic

MIT project turns your inbox into an infographic (via The Christian Science Monitor)

The Immersion data visualization project creates a web of e-mail interactions using metadata. (Immersion screenshot) There is a saying: Show me a man’s friends, and I will show you the man. A recent project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology…


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Obama to meet Baltic leaders ahead of G20 in Russia

Obama to meet Baltic leaders ahead of G20 in Russia (via AFP)

US President Barack Obama will meet with Baltic leaders on August 30 for talks ahead of the G20 summit in Russia, the White House said Monday. The joint meeting with the leaders of formerly Soviet Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia "will highlight the significant…


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FBI rescues 105 victims of child sex-trafficking in nationwide operation (+video)

FBI rescues 105 victims of child sex-trafficking in nationwide operation (+video) (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Copyright ImageClick to View Ron Hosko, assistant director of the FBI's Criminal Investigative Division, speaks about Operation Cross Country during a news conference at FBI headquarters in Washington on Monday. The operation across 76 cities rescued…


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Obama extends economic sanctions linked to Hezbollah

Obama extends economic sanctions linked to Hezbollah (via AFP)

President Barack Obama announced Monday he had extended for at least a year the US freeze on financial assets of entities linked to Hezbollah, citing a threat to Lebanon's stability. In a message to Congress, Obama said a "national emergency" with respect…


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Fast food workers strike McDonald's, KFC, and other chains

Fast food workers strike McDonald's, KFC, and other chains (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Copyright ImageClick to View Protesters with signs hold a demonstration outside a Burger King restaurant in support of fast food employees on strike in New York, New York last fall. Workers walked out of McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, and other fast…


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The Albedo Effect and Global Warming

The Albedo Effect and Global Warming (via Skeptical Science)

Posted on 30 July 2013 by gpwayne This post is a new 'basic' level rebuttal of the myth: "Earth’s Albedo has risen in the past few years..." What the science says... The long term trend from albedo is of cooling. Recent satellite measurements of…


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Robert Mugabe rants about the West and gays, may exclude 2 million voters (+video)

Robert Mugabe rants about the West and gays, may exclude 2 million voters (+video) (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Copyright ImageClick to View Zimbabwean President and Zanu PF leader President Robert Mugabe addresses party supporters at his last campaign rally in Harare, Sunday, July, 28. Mugabe is set to contest against his main rival Morgan Tsvangirai in an election…


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Growth and inequality

Growth and inequality (via The Economist)

THE Wall Street Journal is deeply unhappy with Barack Obama’s recent speech on the economy at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. The rising inequality in Americans’ incomes that Mr Obama bemoaned last week, the Journal claims, is a direct result…


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Hate Merchant Pat Robertson: Gay people will destroy the church and military for approval of ‘the way they do sex’

Pat Robertson: Gay people will destroy the church and military for approval of ‘the way they do sex’ (via Raw Story )

The LGBT community will stop at nothing to win acceptance, Pat Robertson said somberly on The 700 Club on Monday, and are willing to undo many of the nation’s institutions to do it. “I think you have to understand, ladies and gentlemen, that the…


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BMW Unveils i3 Electric Car

BMW Unveils i3 Electric Car (via NewsLook)

Video News by NewsLook On Monday, BMW unveiled its first electric car. It should become available in the US market next year.


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Janeane Garofalo, Matt Taibbi, and Jeremy Scahill join Citizen Radio at the UCB

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Fox News islamophobe: Weiner ‘un-attracted’ to Huma Abedin ‘because she is connected with Islamists’

Fox News guest: Weiner ‘un-attracted’ to Huma Abedin ‘because she is connected with Islamists’ (via Raw Story )

A Fox News guest recently suggested that New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner (D) had continued to send illicit communications to multiple women online because he could not be sexually attracted to a wife who was “connected with Islamists.”…


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For Profit Congresswoman (@virginiafoxx) Protects For Profit Colleges

"The federal government should have no role in trying to make college affordable, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) said, backing legislation that would prevent the Obama administration from enforcing new rules on for-profit colleges.

'The attitude of our friends on the other side of the aisle, the attitude of the Department of Education, is that total control of our lives, especially education since that's what we're dealing with, should be done at the federal level,' Foxx said on Wednesday."

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Indian Monsoon and the Arctic Connection

Indian Monsoon and the Arctic Connection (via NewsLook)

Video News by NewsLook The frozen land mass of the Arctic stretches for miles in each direction as our small propeller plane makes its short flight from Longyearbyen to Ny Alesund. This small settlement was first inhabited in 1916 during World War I…


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Pedophile Apologist & Anti-LGBT Cardinal, Timothy Dolan: Pope didn’t actually mean to change policy on gay priests

Anti-LGBT Cardinal Dolan: Pope didn’t actually mean to change policy on gay priests (via Raw Story )

Cardinal Timothy Dolan appeared to be trying to walk back recent comments by Pope Francis regarding gay priests in a CBS News interview Tuesday morning, explaining to hosts Gayle King and Charlie Rose that the pontiff’s refusal to judge them did not…


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Let's Make FISA Court 21st Century Compatible Say Senators

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Training Tea Party Activists In Guerilla Internet Tactics - BUSTED!

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Sen. Dumbass McDipshit, aka Rand Paul, fires back at New Jersey governor: Chris Christie ‘not very smart’

Rand Paul fires back at New Jersey governor: Chris Christie ‘not very smart’ (via Raw Story )

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) ripped into Christ Christie on Monday night, saying the Republican governor of New Jersey was begging D.C. for money in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Last week Christie criticized libertarians within the Republican Party, claiming…


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Republican Governor Admits He Will Sign Voter Suppression Bill He Did Not Read

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China Launches 24-Hour Live Panda Channel

China Launches 24-Hour Live Panda Channel (via NewsLook)

Video News by NewsLook The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China is launching a free 24-hour live web video channel called iPanda, using 28 cameras to capture every move the more than 80 bears at the base make. Jen Markham has the story…


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Colbert mocks tea partiers’ ‘Vietnam War’-style Obamacare protests

Colbert mocks tea partiers’ ‘Vietnam War’-style Obamacare protests (via Raw Story )

Stephen Colbert gave a shout-out to Tea Party group FreedomWorks on Monday for stepping up its’ efforts against the Affordable Care Act, which organizers have compared to protests against the Vietnam War. “Yeah, people forget that about the Vietnam…


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Via @MajorityFM: Desmond Tutu: I'd Rather Go to Hell If Heaven is Homophobic

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Pennsylvania police chief Mark Kessler insists he is not a ‘circus clown, deranged lunatic’

Pennsylvania police chief Mark Kessler insists he is not a ‘circus clown, deranged lunatic’ (via Raw Story )

A Pennsylvania police chief who made international news after posting profanity- and gunfire-filled videos to YouTube says he is now “under attack.” Mark Kessler in his videos berated Secretary of State John Kerry over a United Nations conspiracy…


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Via @MajorityFM—Reza Aslan: I Knew What I Was Getting Into Going On Fox News

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Two Passenger Trains Crash Head-On In Switzerland

Two Passenger Trains Crash Head-On In Switzerland (via NewsLook)

Video News by NewsLook The accident comes less than a week after a deadly derailment in Spain which killed nearly 80 people.


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Via @MajorityFM: Even Fox News Should Be Ashamed of This Interview

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John Oliver lampoons Anthony Weiner’s ‘everlasting gobstopper of embarrassing revelations’


Story via Raw Story.

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Former Republican Indiana school chief made sure GOP donor’s charter school got top marks

Former Republican Indiana school chief made sure GOP donor’s charter school got top marks (via Raw Story )

A former Indiana school superintendent frantically overhauled a school grading system to ensure a Republican donor’s charter school received an “A” grade. Emails obtained by the Associated Press showed that former Indiana schools chief Tony Bennett…


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Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew, Responds To IRS 'Phony Scandal' Question

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Antwerp, Belgium Police (@LPAntwerpen) Support #LGBT Pride

The Antwerp Police have a long history of supporting the LGBT community and this year is no different. Outside police headquarters they are flying the rainbow flag in solidarity with the LGBT community.

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Twitter Adds 'Report Abuse' Button After Online Campaign

Twitter Adds 'Report Abuse' Button After Online Campaign (via NewsLook)

Video News by NewsLook The announcement follows journalist Caroline Criado-Perez's campaign against online sexual harassment.


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Obama worried over 'fraying US social fabric'

Obama worried over 'fraying US social fabric' (via AFP)

President Barack Obama expressed concern in an interview published Sunday over widening income inequality and an erosion in upward mobility that he said is leading to a fraying of American society. Obama told the New York Times that a growing gap between…


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