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Cats: They’re Bad

Adequate man has spoken. You walk into a cat house and you know it right away: A crazy person lives here. No amount of vacuuming, air-freshening, laundering, or outright bleaching will banish the insidious juniper... Read More
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TRUMP: Boycott Macy’s

Business Insider reports. Real-estate mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump called for a boycott of Macy’s on Wednesday after the retail company said it would drop Trump’s products. Earlier in the day, Macy’s said... Read More
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Donald Trump hasn’t voted in last six presidential elections: conservative website reports

Raw Story has latest implosion. According to an investigation by the conservative National Review Online, businessman and  2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has not voted in the last six presidential elections. Trump, who announced... Read More
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Marriage Equality is Great, But I Ain’t Moving to Georgia!

by Rev. Irene Monroe For some time now, my spouse and I have been bickering over where we should live in our retirement years. She, being a child from the South, and me, being from... Read More

Fracking could hurt house prices, health and environment, official report says

The Guardian reports on the real fracking fear in the UK. Fracking operations to extract shale gas in Britain could cause nearby house prices to fall by up to 7% and create a risk of... Read More
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High-Profile Study Turns Up the Antitrust Heat on Google

Bloomberg Business reports of troubled waters ahead. Google is facing a new high-profile adversary in the roiling fight over whether its monolithic search engine violates antitrust law: Columbia Law School professor and noted Internet theorist... Read More
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Rosetta spacecraft spots enormous sinkholes on comet 67P

The Guardian reports and my inner geek smiles! Cameras on the Rosetta spacecraft have spotted a series of enormous pits on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko that plunge hundreds of metres down into the body’s cold interior. Scientists... Read More
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Today in stupid… Angry man complains that local NBC station changed its peacock logo to ‘the colors of gays’

Raw Story gives us all a chuckle. Americans celebrated a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that effectively legalized same-sex marriage with a dazzling array of rainbow-hued displays – from the White House to social media profile... Read More
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(Yikes!) When a Company Is Put Up for Sale, in Many Cases, Your Personal Data Is, Too

The New York Times reports the disturbing news. The privacy policy for Hulu, a video-streaming service with about nine million subscribers, opens with a declaration that the company “respects your privacy.” That respect could lapse,... Read More
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Is it time to finally get rid of the password?

Quartz asks… “Wherever there is money involved or power to be had, passwords will always be unreliable.” Last week, the popular password manager LastPass announced it had been hacked. LastPass is one of a number... Read More
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37. No does not mean goodbye

Greece defaults on a €1.7 billion euro IMF loan repayment and shuffles off a cliff towards the EU exit. Tragedy strikes UK holiday goers in Tunisia’s seaside resort of Sousse as an IS sympathizing gunman... Read More
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Why Is It So Hard to Kill a College?

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. Hundreds of colleges in the United States live on the financial margins. Typically small and private, they struggle to pay bills, recruit students, and raise money. Yet few of... Read More
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Congratulations Conservatives, You Won: Medicare for All, Deader than a Doornail

by Tina Dupuy The dream of Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney has now been realized. Their solution—their idea for universal health care has been passed by both houses, signed... Read More
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French ferry workers’ strike shuts port of Calais for second time in a week

The Guardian reports on continued disruption. Strikes by French ferry workers have closed the port of Calais for the second time in a week, blocking ferries on the main route between Britain and Europe. Ferries... Read More
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Is Colombia’s Megachurch La Ministerial a profiteering cult?

Buzzfeed reports. Over the past two decades, Colombia’s Iglesia de Dios Ministerial de Jesucristo Internacional — La Ministerial — has built a massive following with almost 900 churches worldwide. The Ministerial calls itself a prophetic... Read More
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Uber France Leaders Arrested For Running Illegal Taxi Company

TechCrunch reports… Uber France CEO Thibaud Simphal and Uber Europe GM Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty were both taken into custody today in Paris. The AFP first broke the news. The police started investigating Uber in November 2014 and raided its office... Read More
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What a Dick: The Chris Christie Story

GQ reports on the rise of Chris Christie. Sure, you’ve heard of Bridgegate, but Chris Christie’s entire career is a veritable litany of ruthlessness. Now, as the bully who would be president jumps into the... Read More
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The Ultimate ‘What If': A World Where America Never Invaded Iraq

National Interest reports… Every player of the popular video game Civilization knows to hit the save button before engaging in the risky, stupid invasion of foreign country. In the case of the 2003 invasion of... Read More
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Coloring books are suddenly catching on with adults

Quartz reports on the new phenomenon. There are Facebook pages devoted to adult colorers. There are coloring clubs. People who motivate themselves to pay off debt by coloring. Game of Thrones is making a coloring... Read More
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Uber Bonds Term Sheet Reveals $470 Million in Operating Losses

BloombergBusiness asks if Uber’s miracle is really miraculous? Uber Technologies Inc. is telling prospective investors that it generates $470 million in operating losses on $415 million in revenue, according to a document provided to prospective... Read More
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Crime Against Humanity: LGBT Leaders Speak Out

by Carl Matthes Words can’t express the outrage over the actions of Dylan Storm Roof killing nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. President Obama tried to convey his sorrow,... Read More
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Joseph Stiglitz: how I would vote in the Greek referendum

Joseph Stiglitz write in The Guardian. The rising crescendo of bickering and acrimony within Europe might seem to outsiders to be the inevitable result of the bitter endgame playing out between Greece and its creditors.... Read More
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How World War III became possible: A nuclear conflict with Russia is likelier than you think reports.. It was in August 2014 that the real danger began, and that we heard the first warnings of war. That month, unmarked Russian troops covertly invaded eastern Ukraine, where the separatist conflict had... Read More
An amazing moment in POTUS eulogy in Charleston… days later still gives goosebumps

An amazing moment in POTUS eulogy in Charleston… days later still gives goosebumps

This was President Obama’s finest week and even finer moment.
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Jeb Bush dogged by decades of questions about business deals

The Washington Post explains his troubles.  In early 1989, seven weeks after his father moved into the White House, Jeb Bush took a trip to Nigeria. Nearly 100,000 Nigerians turned out to see him over... Read More

Texas Attorney General lets clerks stick fingers in ear and sing la-la-la over gay marriage

The Texas Tribune has what will be very expensive stupidity. County clerks in Texas who have religious objections to same-sex marriage can opt out of issuing such licenses — but they should be prepared to... Read More
Patrick Gavin on 500 days left until the election: heaven help us all!

Patrick Gavin on 500 days left until the election: heaven help us all!

And his last suggestion on how to survive these next 500 days is probably his best!
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Abandoned Luxury Cars from Dubai

Yahoo! News reports on a growing problem. Some cities have a litter problem, some suffer from high crime rates and others might have a lack of affordable housing. And then you have Dubai, which for... Read More
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Obama used the n-word appropriately

by Rev. Irene Monroe When news broke that President Obama used the n-word during the podcast interview “WFT with Marc Maron” about America’s racial history, it caused shock waves. We are shocked because we are... Read More
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This Huge Wind Turbine Floating on Water Is Fukushima’s Energy Solution

Gizmodo reports… A mere 12 miles from the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant will soon sit a 620-foot, 1,500-ton windmill atop a 5,000-ton podium. It’ll be the biggest floating wind turbine on Earth, and it... Read More