The best news bloopers of September and it was a bumper month!

The best news bloopers of September and it was a bumper month!

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Imagine playing a game with hundreds of weekly car crash impacts? 76 of 79 Deceased NFL Players Found to Have Brain Disease

PBS has this interesting report on the cumulative impact of NFL head injuries. As the NFL nears an end to its long-running legal battle over concussions, new data from the nation’s largest brain bank focused... Read More
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We are so screwed… The Natural Gas Boom Could Accelerate Climate Change explains how screwed we are… Natural gas production in the United States is booming: Since 2005, it has increased by 35 percent,1 and with each passing year the country burns more gas, and less... Read More
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Hong Kong: more join protests as crowds are urged to keep going

The Guardian reports. Occupy Central leader asks people to stay on until national holiday as tens of thousands pack into heart of city. Fresh waves of pro-democracy protesters have swept into the heart of Hong... Read More
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Your GOP Deniers: Iowa Senate Candidate Joni Ernst Joins The ‘I Don’t Know The Science’ Chorus On Climate Change

ThinkProgress explains. On Sunday, the Republicans’ Senate candidate from Iowa, Joni Ernst, joined the ranks of politicians who confess to not knowing the science of climate change, but remain happy declaring we need do nothing... Read More
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Of course he did… Rick Santorum Suggests That Only Muslims Are Violent

ThinkProgress reports: Ex-Senator and religious film producer Rick Santorum blasted practitioners of Islam at the Values Voter Summit this past week, contending that the current conflict in the Middle East is a product of an... Read More
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Here’s Yet Another Rage-Inducing Scam in the American Health Care System

Mother Jones reports: Here is your statistic of the day: The average salary of an emergency room physician was $311,000 in 2014, rising from $247,000 since 2010 — a period when many other types of... Read More
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Why the Economy is Still Failing Most Americans

by Robert Reich I was in Seattle, Washington, recently, to congratulate union and community organizers who helped Seattle enact the first $15 per hour minimum wage in the country. Other cities and states should follow... Read More
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Yes, Americans Can Be Fired for Running for Office

Bloomberg Business explains. A political candidate’s firing in Florida offers a reminder of a little-understood fact of American life: Companies have sweeping discretion to effectively regulate what their workers do outside of work, including running... Read More
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What could go wrong? EVERYTHING! West Virginia Plans To Frack Beneath Ohio River, Which Supplies Drinking Water To Millions

ThinkProgress explains. Nine citizen and environmental groups are urging West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to reconsider his plans to let companies drill for oil and natural gas underneath the Ohio River, citing concerns that... Read More
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Obama Threatened Far More Often Than Any Previous President

Mother Jones reports. Carol Leonnig has a piece in the Washington Post today about a botched Secret Service response to a 2011 shooting at the White House: The suspect was able to park his car... Read More
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Stay classy Tucker: Carlson rants about poor people who litter: Death penalty ‘probably’ too harsh

Raw Story has the details. News host Tucker Carlson on Sunday suggested that only wealthy people were interested in fighting global warming. On Saturday, the Global Poverty Project hosted the third annual Global Citizen Festival... Read More
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Why Does the D.C. Press Portray Women as Mean?

AlterNet reports. Politico recently caused an uproar when it singled out Gabrielle Giffords as a “ruthless attack dog.” Since it was founded in 2007, Politico has published thousands of articles and columns. (It’s published almost... Read More
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Evil or stupid? The answer could hold the future: Tesco – the crisis that doesn’t add up

The Guardian questions Tesco’s culture. Suppliers have complained about its financial tactics, but the reasons for Tesco’s financial problems still aren’t totally clear. Hard figures: but there is considerable debate about whether Tesco accounted too aggressively... Read More
Line of the week: A cop’s job isn’t that dangerous — police need to stop ‘going mental for no reason’

Line of the week: A cop’s job isn’t that dangerous — police need to stop ‘going mental for no reason’

Raw Story has more. On Real Time Friday night, Bill Maher lit into police officers for “going mental for no reason.” “Now, this week I want to say something nice about the police,” he began,... Read More
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White House Secret Service security breach explained in photo essay

by Denis G. Campbell It was astonishing to learn yesterday that the White House breach earlier this month by former US Army Veteran Omar F. Gonzalez penetrated so deeply inside the Executive Mansion. It had... Read More
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More tone deafness? NFL players have until Nov. 1 to resolve DUI cases

SB Nation reports on a stunning new NFL ‘grace period…’ Le’Veon Bell has just over one month to get his DUI case resolved or he’ll face a mandatory two-game suspension. The NFL has informed player... Read More
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Insult to Injury! Billing for rape: Louisiana sex assault victims often face hefty bills for medical care

The Times Picayune (New Orleans) tells the shocking tale. She was questioned, prodded and photographed over the course of six hours. Nurses collected samples of tissue and fluid from her mouth and her body. They... Read More
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What’s wrong with Alaska? What’s The Real Source Of Poll Inaccuracy?

Princeton’s Sam Wang explains: On Tuesday, I suggested that control of the Senate could come down to as few as four key races in Colorado, Iowa, Louisiana, and Arkansas. There’s a fifth state where voters... Read More
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When Campaigns Poison Compromise

The Cook Political Report discusses poisonous campaigns. There’s a reason why the people who run campaigns are rarely the people responsible for implementing policy. The job of a campaign operative is to work in absolutes... Read More

Let the people vote! Appeals court strikes down GOP plan to cut early voting in Ohio

Raw Story reports on another victory for those wanting to ensure EVERYONE can vote. A Federal appeals court on Wednesday cleared the way for voters in Ohio to begin casting in-person ballots as early as... Read More

I Know Nothing, I See Nothing… ESPN Journalists Ignore The Biggest Sports Story Of The Last 24 Hours

ThinkProgress on how ESPN has been silent on the Bill Simmons suspension… Mum’s the word for ESPN employees when it comes to discussing Bill Simmon’s three week suspension. According to TMZ, ESPN’s on air talent were... Read More

My kind of headline: Pipeline to carry beer under Belgian city

The Drinks Business gets our priorities straight! The project has been approved by Bruges City Council and will see a 3km underground pipe connect the five-century-old De Halve Maan brewery to a nearby bottling factory... Read More

No way this goes down well… Egyptian court postpones Mubarak verdict until November

Al Jazeera English reports An Egyptian court has postponed the verdict in the retrial of deposed president Hosni Mubarak on charges of corruption and killing of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 uprising that toppled... Read More
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What could possibly go wrong? The NSA is renting its technology to U.S. companies

The Daily Dot has the terrifying tale. The National Security Agency (NSA), which develops surveillance tools that are both dazzling and terrifying, has been making money on the side by licensing its technology to private... Read More

The next disaster: How Wall Street Is Hitting the Jackpot by Fleecing Workers’ Retirements

Why are public officials shifting workers’ pension money into private equity, hedge funds and venture capital? Alternet explains: Most consumers understand that when you pay an above-market premium, you shouldn’t expect to get a below-average... Read More

We may be Three Muckrakers, but we are also gentlemen

This is The Monday Line by Denis G. Campbell If you are as tired as we are of the showboating, calculatingly evil lies and faux poutrage disguised as news today, we hope you will give... Read More

The Most Loathsome People in America: The Double Dirty Dozen

A mix of familiar names we all love to hate, and some new loathsome Americans on the block. The following is AlterNet’s own selections and rankings of two dozen from America’s 50 Most Loathsome Americans by... Read More

Oh no he didn’t… Bill O’Reilly: Working women have an advantage because ‘white guys can’t sue’

Despite conceding the pay disparity between women and men on Friday, Fox News Bill O’Reilly insisted that white men were at a disadvantage in the workplace compared to women with college degrees because they can... Read More

An inside job? FAA contractor charged with fire that halted flights around Chicago

USAToday explains: CHICAGO — A 36-year-old FAA contractor was facing federal charges on Friday evening for setting a fire that damaged a key Chicago air traffic control center and ground air travel in one of... Read More