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regular_news
Obama: 'We tortured some folks' - President Obama said Friday that some CIA officials who interrogated suspects after the 9/11 attacks "crossed a line" into torture."We did a whole lot of things that were right, but we tortured some folks," Obama said while discussing a forthcoming Senate report on enhanced interrogation techniques.

So George W Bush lied?
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other
stupid
Flight en route to Liberia to evacuate Americans infected with Ebola - What could possibly go wrong? That was a movie on the SyFy channel.
From Roddy
cool
Mexico’s Hidden Beach at Marieta Islands - Visitors can go to this hidden tropical paradise, given that the large gap between the rocks and the water, there is no need to wear scuba gear, or even to hold your breath
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funny
funny
Joaquin Phoenix's Forehead (Rotated) -
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other
10 of the Worst Terror Attacks by Extreme Christians and Far-Right White Men | Alternet - Most of the terrorist activity in the U.S. in recent years has not come from Muslims, but from radical Christianists, white supremacists and far-right militia groups.
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sad
The stupification of America through Christian home schooling. - A popular curriculum used by home-schooled students has drawn criticism for inaccurate, misleading information and an over-reliance on rote memorization, but those aspects may not be the worst things about it. A lot of the material that children are exposed to in the Accelerated Christian Education is just astonishingly stupid, according to a former Christian fundamentalist.
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crooks
Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd, Home - Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), located in the center of Israel, is a world leader in small arms for the past 70 years. IWI is a member of the SK Group, which is composed of companies that develop and manufacture a wide array of military products for governmental entities, armies, and law enforcement agencies around the world. IWI’s most-known products include the TAVOR® and GALIL® ACE families of Assault Rifles, the NEGEV™ Light Machine Gun, the legendary UZI® SMG (Mini, Micro and UZI® PRO) and the JERICHO® family of pistols – which have all been considered weapons of choice by military units and top law enforcement agencies around the world. The company’s firearms are developed in close collaboration with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). IWI and the IDF joint forces in developing these weapons, whose final configurations are the product of ongoing interaction, field tests, and modifications, resulting from combat requirements and experience. All IWI weapon systems are in compliance with the most stringent military standards (MIL-STD) and ISO 9000 standards.
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Debunking the myths about Gaza: The truth behind Israeli and Palestinian talking points - Salon.com - For most media outlets, the current crisis began with the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens in the West Bank. This is, of course, an arbitrary starting point. Just one day before the kidnappings, a Palestinian man and a 10-year-old child were killed in Gaza by an Israeli airstrike. Why wasn’t that the starting point of the violence? Has the media internalized Israel’s narrative to such an extent that they only see Israel as “responding” to violence rather than initiating it?
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health
Ebola: Doctors told to prepare for global outbreak after victim was allowed on two planes - Mirror Online - Doctors fear Ebola victim Patrick Sawyer may have sparked a worldwide spread of the killer disease after being allowed on two flights while infected.And tonight a desperate race was on to find dozens of passengers who flew on the same jets as the 40-year-old American.

And so the scaremongering begins ... be afraid, be very afraid ...
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other
Israel-Gaza conflict: Live streaming video from Gaza - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk - The fighting in Gaza has left hundreds of people dead and forced thousands of terrified Palestinian civilians to flee their devastated neighbourhoods.
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cool
NEONSIGNS.HK - An interactive online exhibition celebrating Hong Kong’s neon signs
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pics
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opinion
DollarCollapse.com - Your Ringside Seat for the Global Financial Crisis
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finance
wtf
US condemns deadly shelling of UN school - The announcement came after the US government denounced the shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza that killed 15 people as "totally unacceptable and totally indefensible".Israel is being widely blamed for the strike on the school in the Jabaliya refugee camp, which occurred despite warnings that the school was being used as a civilian shelter.

US: you bad bad boys ... here have some more weapons and carry on -- US hypocrisy at its best.
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terrorists
16,000 reserves called up in Israel as US provides more arms for Gaza offensive | Middle East Eye - Israel called up 16,000 additional reserve soldiers on Thursday, boosting army numbers amid their deepening military offensive in Gaza.The move comes after the US revealed on Wednesday they have restocked the Israeli army with ammunition and plans to allow them further access to an emergency munitions store based in Israel.
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|| 07/31/2014 ||
other
End Gaza Siege - Peace in the Middle East
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Nature
California%u2019s Exceptional Drought Just Keeps Getting Worse - Bloomberg - California’s three-year drought just went from bad to dreadful. In the course of the last week, the crimson expanse of “exceptional drought” grew to engulf the northern part of the state. The chart above shows the drought's progression as reported today by the U.S. Drought Monitor. Archived maps show the end of July for each year since 2011.
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wtf
Education Blogger Fired for Writing About Homophones and Confusing Homophobes - A Utah teacher and education blogger says he was fired from the Nomen Global Language Center in Provo after writing a blog post about homophones, though he disputes media reports that he was let go for promoting a “gay agenda.”
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space
When Curiosity v2.0 touches down............ - 7 amazing experiments on NASA's Curiosity v2 Mars rover planned – including oxygen generation NASA said: the 2020 rover's predecessor has shown Mars had an atmosphere that could have supported life. The new space tank will now try to find it.
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pets
IKEA uses stores in SIngapore to find new homes for homeless animals » Lost At E Minor: For creative people - Swedish furniture chain giant IKEA has been recently experimenting with putting life-sized cardboard cutouts of actual homeless cats and dogs on its showroom pieces — such as couches and rugs — in Singapore, to get customers thinking about bringing a potential pet home. The cutouts come with unique barcodes that can be scanned with a mobile device to get instant information about the actual animal pictured.
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science
News - New studies suggest there will be a worldwide water shortage by 2040 - The Weather Network - Two separate studies and three years of research suggest there won't be enough water to hydrate the Earth's population while sustaining current energy and power solutions by the time 2040 rolls around, according to a press release issued Tuesday by Denmark's Aarhaus University.
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science
sad
Couple who believe daughter survived want space scientists on MH17 probe - George and Angela Dyczynski saw much at the MH17 crash site but nothing that diminished their belief their daughter, Fatima, somehow survived. The Perth-based parents arrived back in the Netherlands on Tuesday after a five-day trip during which they reached the crash site in rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine. At Amsterdam Airport they clasped a flyer for the upcoming International Astronautical Congress in Canada and told AAP: "Fatima is a speaker at the conference."
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bizarre
Delta flight passengers kick up stink after Chinese family let toddler DEFECATE on seat | Mail Online - Passengers kicked up a stink on a flight from Beijing to Detroit this week after a family allowed their toddler to defecate on his seat, according to reports. Travellers on board the Delta Airlines flight allegedly watched in horror as the young Chinese boy's parents laid down newspaper on his chair and encouraged him to relieve himself there and then. Despite pleas from passengers and crew to take him to the cabin toilet, the boy's grandfather and grandmother - who were also on the plane - insisted on letting the boy settle there, it was claimed.
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stupid
GOP-led House authorizes lawsuit against Obama - CNN.com - The Republican-led House approved a resolution on Wednesday authorizing Speaker John Boehner to sue President Barack Obama over claims he abused his powers at the expense of Congress and the Constitution.
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terrorists
'The world stands disgraced' - Israeli shelling of school kills at least 15 - United Nations officials described the killing of sleeping children as a disgrace to the world and accused Israel of a serious violation of international law after a school in Gaza being used to shelter Palestinian families was shelled on Wednesday.
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terrorists
US military aid to Israel violates domestic, international law - The Middle East Study Committee of the Presbyterian Church (USA) has published “Breaking Down the Walls”, a report to be submitted to the church’s 219th General Assembly this July. Some of the report’s 39 recommendations have drawn harsh criticism. The Simon Wiesenthal Center declared in a 22 February action alert that “adoption of this poisonous document by the Presbyterian Church will be nothing short of a declaration of war on Israel and her supporters” (“Presbyterian Church USA Ready to Declare War Against Israel: Take Action Now”).

Dare to criticize the State of Israel and stand accused of antisemitism ...
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news
U.N. accuses Israel of violating international law | Dallas Morning News - Two men lay injured after multiple shells hit Gaza City’s Shijaiyah neighborhood on Wednesday, killing at least 17 Palestinians. Earlier, the shelling of a U.N. school packed with evacuees also left 17 dead and brought Israel U.N. condemnation.
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other
International Law, Israel, and Palestine - Belligerent occupation is governed by The Hague Regulations of 1907, as well as by the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, and the customary laws of belligerent occupation. Security Council Resolution 1322 (2000), paragraph 3 continued: “Calls upon Israel, the occupying Power, to abide scrupulously by its legal obligations and its responsibilities under the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in a Time of War of 12 August 1949;...” Again, the Security Council vote was 14 to 0, becoming obligatory international law.

If Americans Knew ... Americans do not want to know the truth. NeoCon is a prime example
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religion
When Religion Makes Itself Look Bad - I didn't know what tag to use for this. Stupid? WTF? I settled on religion.
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Hero
Bolivia declares Israel ‘terrorist state’ - South America Takes Moral Leadership Away From The Immoral West
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sad
Washington Pays Lip Service to Israeli War Crimes: U.S. Veto Power Ensures Israel%u2019s Impunity from International Law | Global Research - “The United States veto power in the United Nations Security Council is the single most important factor in enabling Israel’s decades long impunity from international law,” said Prof. George Bisharat in an exclusive interview with Fars News Agency.
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|| 07/30/2014 ||
rides
Vote // The Bike Design Project - Which bike is the Ultimate Urban Utility Bike?Your vote decides which bike will go into production with our partner, Fuji Bikes.
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Nature
Weather goes crazy in Siberia - with record high temperatures, then July snow  - Thermometers have been yo-yoing in July as Siberia copes with weather extremes that have seen record-breaking summer temperatures in major cities. Despite this, freak hailstones larger than hen eggs hit Kemerovo while a beach and park in Novosibirsk was left with an icy sheen of white, like in winter.
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2 New Holes Mysteriously Appear in Siberia - TIME - More holes are discovered in Siberia, leaving scientist puzzled
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news
Water Main Break Next to UCLA Prompts Flooding on Campus, Closure of Sunset Blvd. | KTLA - An approximately 93-year-old underground water main broke in Westwood Tuesday afternoon, sending water flooding into streets and onto the UCLA campus, stranding people and vehicles and prompting the closure of Sunset Boulevard.
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|| 07/30/2014 ||
money
Americans Are So Broke - Years ago, "your Mama is so broke" jokes were all the rage, and at the rate we are going they could make a big comeback.
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audio
radio aporee ::: maps - sounds of the world - sounds of the world
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useful
The New Nigerian Email Swindle - NYTimes.com - Call it the Nigerian email swindle 2.0.In the last three months, security researchers at Palo Alto Networks, the Silicon Valley-based security firm, have been tracking a series of cyberattacks affecting clients based in Taiwan and South Korea. The attacks, Palo Alto Networks said in a new report released on Tuesday, originate in Nigeria and are being orchestrated by some of the same people behind the Nigerian 419 swindle, in which fraud artists try to trick foreign victims into transferring money to their bank accounts.
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regular_news
Chinese couple sells their children to traffickers, uses the money to buy in-game items - Free-to-play games are all the rage in China, but Chinese gamers often shell out a small fortune for in-game items in their favorite games, like weapons and armor. But a young couple in China took things way too far when they sold their two sons to child traffickers and used the proceeds to buy stuff in online games.
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govt
Pentagon security clearance holders owe $730M in taxes - CNN.com - About 83,000 Defense Department employees and contractors with security clearances to protect the nation's secrets have delinquent federal tax debts totaling $730 million, according to an internal government audit.
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Sports
funny
PressTV - If threatened, we%u2019ll nuke US directly: North Korea - A senior North Korean official says his country will wage nuclear war on the United States if the autonomy of his country is threatened, the Korea Times reported.
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crooks
War on waste: Pentagon auditor spotlights US billions blown in Afghanistan | Fox News - Another day, another report of rampant waste of U.S. taxpayer money in the effort to rebuild Afghanistan.John Sopko, the inspector general charged with monitoring aid sent by the U.S. to Afghanistan, has identified potentially billions of dollars wasted in Afghanistan, including donation of planes the local government doesn't need or can't use, weapons that disappear as soon as they're handed over and and construction of brand new buildings that are basically firetraps. In a steady stream of audit reports, Sopko's office of Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, has spotlighted seemingly endless waste in the war-torn nation.
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crooks
PressTV - Israel in urgent need of more US money for war on Gaza: Harry Reid - US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Israel urgently needs more financial aid from the United States for its offensive against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

oh yes, more money needed for those poor Israeli millionaires so they can buy more US weapons which makes Mr Reid's stock holdings worth more etc etc
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pets
Cat delivers bag of weed to his owner - A cat in New Zealand has behaved in a very un-feline manner, bringing his owner a bag of marijuana and leaving it at the door. Police are now praising the furry friend for possibly helping them secure a drug bust as they dust the bag for prints.
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religion
Murrysville woman claims she's Virgin Mary's cousin 65 times removed - YouTube - A Westmoreland County woman claims she is the 64th great-granddaughter of Saint Joseph Ben Matthat Arimathaea, who was the paternal uncle to the Virgin Mary.


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wtf
The Event at the Walker Air Force Base 2014 - YouTube - Why the Christian obsession with war?


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|| 07/29/2014 ||
pics
Purity Ball Photos -
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pics
|| 07/28/2014 ||
politics
Stupid Things Republicans Say - Your daily dose of GOP insanity (as if you weren't getting enough already)
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|| 07/28/2014 ||
opinion
Why Christians Hate -
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question
I Need a Dollar: Should You Give to New York's Homeless? - In big cities, being confronted by panhandlers is a daily occurrence. On street corners, trains, and inside of stores, someone always has their hand out. In those fleeting moments, we're faced with a very important decision—do we sympathize with the person's plight, reach into our wallets, pull out a crisp Washington and hand it over politely; or, do we ignore the requests from the less fortunate and carry on with whatever we were already doing?
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funny
The Right-Wing Christian Dictionary - Are you confused by the strange glossary of terms used by politically active right-wing Christians and organizations like Focus on the Family, the American Family Association, the Catholic Campaign for America, the Eagle Forum, Women Affirming Life, and the Christian Coalition? Wonder no more!
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Celebrities
Sarah Palin's Low-Budget TV Channel Is Pricier Than Netflix - Sarah Palin is returning to her roots in low-budget television—but this time, she's on the web, the focus is American politics, and she owns the network. The Sarah Palin Channel launched Sunday, asking prospective viewers for $9.95 per month–96 cents more than Netflix–or $99.95 a year. (No word on whether subscribers get money back if Palin decides to stick with the project for only half of that term.) The cost is the same as GBTV, the web-TV channel run by Glenn Beck, a role model for wealthy media figures who hope to monetize the cult of personality they've built up by expertly playing to the cultural affinities and anxieties of Red America.
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|| 07/28/2014 ||
stupid
Home | Sarah Palin Channel - Welcome to theSarah Palin Channel!Join us as we discuss the great issues of the day and work toward solutions.Together, let’s live life vibrantly, purposefully, and boldly!

And do not forget to send $$$ lots of $$$
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Celebrities
Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel - Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network.The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a "direct connection" for the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate with her supporters, with "no need to please the powers-that-be," Palin says in a video mission statement on her channel's home page.

I hope NeoCon can scrape $9.95 together!
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politics
Right-Wing Christians ans Republican Policies Are Making America Stupid - Intelligence is defined in different ways, but generally it is a human being’s capacity for logic, abstract thought, self-awareness, learning, communication, memory, and problem solving among many other things including emotional knowledge. As one might expect, emotional knowledge is not always related to intelligence, at least not in the traditional sense. Emotion can be counterintuitive to logic, abstract thought, and problem solving, and in fact emotion is a feeling that is the polar opposite of logic and reason, and a primary driver of emotional knowledge is religion. The preponderance of fundamentalist Christians in America are why so many Americans are comparatively unintelligent when it comes to scientific knowledge that drives the epidemic of stupidity of Americans, primarily in the South, subscribing to hazardous Republican policies.

For proof, just see NeoCon and Azprick's inane remarks.
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cool
150,000 Burmese pythons in the Everglades. Nothing to be afraid of. - The Washington Post - Americans might want to consider the findings of a federal study that says visitors shouldn’t avoid Everglades National Park, south of Miami, because some 150,000 Burmese pythons have made a home there.According to the study by U.S. Geological Survey and National Park Service researchers, pythons, among the world’s largest snakes, tend not to bite… humans. Everything else, from rats to storks to American alligators, is fair game.
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science
Which of these Monets is a nanoprinted forgery? (Wired UK) - Look closely. Can you tell the difference between these two images? One's a bona fide reprint of Claud Monet's "Impression, Sunrise." The other? A total fake. The reproduction (on the right) is courtesy of researchers at Singapore's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering. Their goal, of course, was not to simply make a Monet replica, but rather to test an emerging method of printing that could potentially be used in the future to enable high-res displays and print foolproof anti-counterfeiting materials.
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stupid
Federal judge declares D.C. ban on carrying handguns in public unconstitutional - The Washington Post - A federal judge has declared that one of the District’s principal gun control laws is unconstitutional and ordered that its enforcement be halted. The ruling by Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr., made public Saturday, orders the city to end its prohibition against carrying a pistol in public.

Bring the body bags!
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opinion
The Atheist Missionary: A tidy little argument suggesting (news flash ...) that the Bible is not the word of God - American Philosopher Jason Thibodeau has come up with what I consider to be a tidy little argument as to why we can be certain that the Bible (at least in its entirety) is not the word of God. Here it is:
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