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Friday News dump! State Department angers Keystone XL supporters with further delay. Awww…

Watch the Right Wing nut job polluters foam at the mouth all weekend as the US State Department said more time is needed to study the Keystone XL Pipeline… the GOP was not pleased, pouting... Read More
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Would you spend 20 years listening to psychopaths for science? He did.

Wired Magazine tells the fascinating story of Kent Kiehl and his life as The Psycopath Listener. “Kiehl is a neuroscientist at the Mind Research Network and the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, and he’s... Read More
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5 of the worst US cities to rent an apartment in unless fabulously wealthy

AlterNet discusses the Wall Street as slumlord phenomenon. Sadly, the article neglects a huge culprit, rental tourism thanks to services like AirBNB focing people out of affordable housing.  
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As Fracking-Quake Link Becomes Clearer, Ohio Requires Stricter Seismic Monitoring

ThinkProgress writes: Fracking was the “probable” cause of a series of small earthquakes that shook northeast Ohio last month, state officials announced on Friday. This is the first time gas drilling in Ohio and local... Read More
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USA’s neighbours to the north (and many other countries) know how to fix rigged elections.

Seems the independent redistricting commission is not just in selected states. It is a means for driving electoral fairness. But gerrymandering infuriates voters because it feels so unfair. Letting partisan politicians — or their appointees... Read More
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Unlimited coffee for $45 (£30) a month? In New York with the CUPS App, yup!

The CUPS App is an ingenious scheme for The Big Apples caffeine addicts. New Yorkers will pay $45 a month for brewed, drip, pour-over, or filtered coffee (or tea). Latte drinkers will pay more: The... Read More
RNC’s Priebus Continues Flogging Faux IRS ‘Scandal’: ‘We’re Done Playing Footsie’

RNC’s Priebus Continues Flogging Faux IRS ‘Scandal’: ‘We’re Done Playing Footsie’

Healthcare fizzled so why not pick up another dead horse and ride it across the finish line?
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Sneaky little clause let’s G-Mail examine all of your e-mails….

Google added a paragraph to its terms of service as of Monday to tell customers that, yes, it does scan e-mail content for advertising and customized search results, among other reasons. The change comes as Google undergoes... Read More
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Donald Rumsfeld never overpays on his taxes, sends the same letter every year to the IRS

Mother Jones revealed an interesting letter from former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Seems he sends the same letter to the IRS every year. I have sent in our federal income tax and our gift... Read More
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Britain has fewer hospital beds than most European countries

The systematic dissolution of the NHS continues. Expense cuts affecting services everywhere now show up in the EU. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the UK had three hospital beds per... Read More
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Tesco losing on so many fronts yet CEO remains defiant, plans more paint?

By my count this is three years in a row that Tesco has lost money. The excuses are growing and the boss is defiant? No way this ends well for him. With some investors said... Read More
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War Fever – ‘For God’s Sake’

by The Reverend Dr. Britt Minshall Three weeks ago my For God’s Sake article included a crude hand drawn map showing the East – West dividing line that runs North and South separating Europe, in the... Read More
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NCAA’s legislative council expanded meal allowances for all athletes

Multi-billion dollar ‘not-for-profit’ NCAA finally was embarrassed enough to feed its star athletes and not ding the schools for trying to provide tournament and bowl game meals? Wow. How big of them!
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Wondering Where Your Taxes Went? Here’s A Handy Calculator That Shows How Your Taxes Helped Others.

Fascinating to see where one’s US tax payments go… Upworthy created a nice calculator. Read it and weep?