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The Dumb Debate: Big vs. Small

by Tina Dupuy One of the dumbest points of contention in modern politics is the Big Government vs. Small Government one. It’s a fake debate, only meaningful to the privileged: investors, business executives and their... Read More
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And with them so go the trolls? Software patents are crumbling, thanks to the Supreme Court

Vox.com reports on the end of software patents. The Supreme Court’s June ruling on the patentability of software — its first in 33 years — raised as many questions as it answered. One specific software patent... Read More
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This will not end well: Independent Scotland should not use pound, say 63% of English and Welsh

Pssst anybody want some pounds for dollars? Today? Real cheap… The Guardian reports: More than six out of 10 people in England and Wales believe the government should bar an independent Scotland from using the... Read More
Can this man outrace a Circle Line train in 1 minute and 20 seconds?

Can this man outrace a Circle Line train in 1 minute and 20 seconds?

Kids do not try this at home… Mansion House to Cannon Street… at full speed. Awesome!!!
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Imagine being from newtown, CT and spending a year in the NRA

Buzzfeed’s Rob Cox did. Not a week had gone by since Adam Lanza stole an AR-15 from his mother’s arsenal, killed her, and drove through my hometown to Sandy Hook Elementary School to massacre 20... Read More
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Pesky things facts-Is an Obamacare-Bashing Congressional Candidate Actually Receiving Obamacare?

Tea Partier Marilinda Garcia refuses to say how she gets her health coverage. A Tea Party-backed Republican Congressional candidate that seeks to repeal Obamacare won’t reveal if she currently receives health coverage mandated by the... Read More
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Still too soon-Urban Outfitters: Come For The Bloody Kent State Gear, Stay For Master Class In Terrible Apologies

From ThinkProgress: Urban Outfitters, the clothing manufacturer and hipster closet-filler, was marketing a “Vintage Kent State Sweatshirt” for $129earlier today. The sweatshirt is splattered with what appears to be blood. According to Urbanoutfitters.com, the sweatshirt... Read More
Why Starbucks cannot seem to the spelling of your name right

Why Starbucks cannot seem to the spelling of your name right

Turns out it’s not an accident… very funny video…  
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The ‘Un’-United Kingdom

by Ryan Carter In a few days, Scotland may be waving ‘Goodbye’ to her brothers and sisters across the United Kingdom. Though separation would not be finalised until 2016, finally breaking the 1707 Union Act... Read More
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Such a classy guy: Mark Sanford’s Ex-Fiancée Surprised By Facebook Breakup Post

Time Magazine reports: Maria Belen Chapur learned about South Carolina politician’s Facebook breakup post the same way the rest of us did When Rep. Mark Sanford’s (R-S.C.) announced the end of his engagement to the... Read More
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Dude, easy on the caffeine-Lindsey Graham unhinged: We will ‘all get killed back here’ if Obama lets ISIS open ‘the gates of hell’

Raw Story reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) did not hold back on Sunday in expressing his outrage at President Barack Obama’s refusal to send ground troops to confront ISIS, warning that the “gates of hell”... Read More
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Where’s the money? Scotland bets on North Sea oil, even as the wells start to run dry

Clara Peller was an advertising gem with her “Where’s the beef?” line. Scotland should ask the same question before voting to secede. The discovery of oil deep beneath the waters of the North Sea has... Read More
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Now you’ve done it, Bess weighs in: Queen cautions Scots to think ‘about the future’

via US Today LONDON — Britain’s Queen Elizabeth urged Scottish voters Sunday to “think very carefully about the future” ahead of Thursday’s referendum on independence. The sovereign’s remarks, made during her stay at her Balmoral... Read More
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It’s getting nasty: Scotland independence: accusations fly between two sides in fight for votes

Bitterness surfaces in Glasgow with BBC’s political editor accused of being a biased liar who deserves to be sacked. Campaigning in Scotland’s referendum reached a new intensity on the final Sunday before the referendum as... Read More
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Why black people don’t trust police: LAPD Confuses Black Actress Kissing White Husband for Prostitute

Disgusting case of profiling by LAPD as reported by mic.com “As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the... Read More
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West Virginia cop caught threatening woman filming rough arrest of terminally ill man

Another example of police over-reach caught on tape. Police in West Virginia were caught on video violently arresting a terminally ill man they believed to be drunkenly abusing his children, the Daily Dot reported. The... Read More
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Scotland Independence Vote – ultimate 3-card monty game EVERYONE is playing

This is The Monday Line by Denis G. Campbell Scotland’s independence referendum vote has resonated deeply with the people of a country where roughly 4.4 million people are eligible to vote and… an astonishing 4.3... Read More
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Will you just shut up? Please? Rush Limbaugh on Ray Rice: All this talk about domestic violence is ‘chickifying’ football

Sometimes the best thing to say is nothing? Addressing NFL broadcaster James Brown’s commentary Thursday night challenging “the NFL community and all men” to do something about domestic violence, Rush Limbaugh lamented that NFL executives... Read More
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Will Hillary run? Looks like she already is!

The NYT reports: Clinton Silent on 2016 Bid as Campaign-Style Actions Begin to Speak Volumes She is building stamina through tough new workouts with a personal trainer and yoga. She is talking about how to address... Read More
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Chris Christie knows how to yell, but govern? His state has had 8 bond downgrades under him

Maddow blog explains: And then there were eight. In May, New Jersey’s debt was downgraded for the sixth time since Gov. Chris Christie (R) took office. It was right around the time the governor scrapped his state pension-reform plan, once... Read More
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The Biggest Robbers In America Are Employers

ThinkProgress tells us why: The amount of money employers had to pay because they were found guilty of wage theft is nearly three times greater than all the money stolen in robberies, according to a new... Read More
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Shocking! on Mt. Rushmore but Teddy Roosevelt Would Never Get Elected in 2014

Ken Burns on why he fell in love with TR and FDR, and what the presidential cousins would make of our own political moment. After binge-watching Ken Burns’ latest 14-hour documentary on the Roosevelts, I... Read More
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How Many Ways Can the City of Ferguson Slap You With Court Fees? We Counted

Mother Jones reports: Ferguson city officials pledge to cut back on revenue-boosting court fees and fines—and there are plenty to choose from. Over 100 people showed up on Tuesday night at the first Ferguson City Council... Read More
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Could a Kansas Republican lose to a moderate independent? GOP panic sets in over Kansas race

Maddow blog reports: In an election season’s closing weeks, pay no attention to what the parties and their campaign committees say about specific races. Rather, pay attention to what they do.   For example, consider... Read More
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DISRUPTION – A Film About the People’s Climate March

by Robert Hunziker The film Disruption http://watchdisruption.com produced and directed by Kelly Nyks and Jared P. Scott, executive producer, Jon Warnow is a prelude to the People’s Climate March, which, according to 350.org, will be... Read More
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Young Dutch Woman Uses Photoshop to Fake Five-Week Vacation to Asia, Fooling Friends and Family

You will never guess why she did it. A young woman has tricked her entire family and Facebook friends into thinking she embarked on a five-week exotic vacation, when in fact she remained at home... Read More
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Rape Culture in the Alaskan Wilderness

The Atlantic’s shocking story: In the tight-knit communities of the far north, there are no roads, no police officers—and higher rates of sexual assault than anywhere else in the United States. One night a few years... Read More
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The trial is over and everyone loses: The Slaughter of Reeva Steenkamp

If Oscar Pistorius is telling the truth, he’s a reckless, dangerous killer. On Friday, Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of “culpable homicide,” one day after he was found not guilty of murder in the death of his girlfriend, Reeva... Read More
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BoJack Horseman Is the Funniest Show About Depression Ever

Vulture’s Margaret Lyons on a Netflix binge viewed show I also loved. BoJack Horseman is a weird cartoon about a washed-up sitcom star (who’s a horse), a snappy social criticism of the entertainment industry, and the... Read More
You need to see KO lose his sh** over Roger Goodell’s NFL elevator video dance

You need to see KO lose his sh** over Roger Goodell’s NFL elevator video dance

This is why we miss Keith Olbermann as a political commentator. (Nailed it!)