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Patrick Hickey: European Olympic Committees head arrested in Rio

World News August 17, 2016 0

BBC.com Police in Brazil have arrested the head of the European Olympic Committees, Patrick Hickey, in Rio over illegal Olympic ticket sales. Mr Hickey, 71, is suspected of illegally passing on tickets for the Games to be sold on at extortionate prices, Brazilian media report. Mr Hickey, said to be unwell after his ...

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Politics and Elections

Waste Report: Dept. of Defense to Spend $1 Billion Destroying $16 Billion Worth of Ammo

October 24, 2014 0

Senator Tom Coburn issues an annual report on wasteful federal spending which he calls the “Wastebook,” and his office released the 2014 edition today. A video trailer for it can be seen in the above-embedded video player. The 2014 Wastebook contains a mind-numbing display of absurdities in government waste, from studies ...

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Why The Obama Administration Wants This Journalist In Jail

October 20, 2014 0

President Barack Obama came into office in 2009 promising a new era of unprecedented transparency in his administration. But when he leaves office, reporters may remember him for an effort that has largely turned out to be the opposite and for being what one affected reporter has called the "greatest enemy ...

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City Hall Sends UPS a Message

April 4, 2014 0

Led by NYC Public Advocate Letitia James, more than a dozen State and City leaders rallied on the steps of City Hall this morning with Local 804 members to call on UPS to immediately rescind the terminations of the 250 Teamster drivers in Queens. “We're asking UPS to do right by the ...

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Obama Says Racial Animus Blunts Approval, New Yorker Reports

March 20, 2014 0

President Barack Obama said that racial tensions may have softened his popularity among white voters within the last two years, according to a story posted on the New Yorker magazine’s website today. “There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea ...

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Health and Wellness

A Drone Flew Over A Pig Farm To Discover It’s Not Really A Farm. It’s Something Much More Disturbing.

December 30, 2014 0

Bacon's a thing these days. Yummy and bad for you — mmmm. But here's what a drone saw when it payed a visit to some pig "farms" run by the world's biggest pork producer. Drones get all kinds of places that can be hard to check out. The owner of this drone, ...

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Why I Stopped Buying Juice Boxes (The pictures will gross you out…)

October 20, 2014 0

A patient came to my ER after noticing green slime coming up the straw from her Juicy Juice box. Her mom cut open the box – and brought her straight to the doctor. Here’s what we found in the unexpired juice box:

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Aspartame Being Re-Branded as AminoSweet: The Next Chapter in Aspartame’s Dangerous History

March 21, 2014 0

Aspartame’s presence in the world’s food supply has been the subject of great protest and controversy since the mid-1980′s when then CEO if Searle, Donald Rumsfeld, pushed for it’s approval to be sold on the market. As you may or may not remember, Mr. Rumsfeld went on to become George W. ...

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Education

What would Pangea look like with Current Geopolitical Borders?

February 14, 2014 0

Education 0214 WorldMapFromquarkstoquasars.com. Most people are pretty set in their ways. We all have our patterns, and they work quite well for us. So when something comes along that disrupts our patterns, our lives are thrown into disarray. We’ve all had some variation of this scenario happen to us (if you haven’t, oh how ...

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What the Founders Thought About Democracy

October 19, 2013 0

EPAutos.com Eric Peters. Consider the words of the Founding Fathers themselves, who — one after another — condemned democracy . • Virginia’s Edmund Randolph participated in the 1787 convention. Demonstrating a clear grasp of democracy’s inherent dangers, he reminded his colleagues during the early weeks of the Constitutional Convention that ...

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American Adults Stupid Compared to Rest of Developed World?

October 19, 2013 0

(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) on Friday released the initial results of an international survey of adult skills in literacy and mathematics, revealing that Americans rank 21st in “numeracy” and are tied for 15th in literacy among adults in 23 advanced economies.

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Education vs prison costs in the United States

July 22, 2013 0

Data from 40 states depict how much government money is spent per year to educate an elementary/secondary school student compared to the cost of keeping an inmate imprisoned. Methodology: Education data was collected by the U.S. Census and covers public school children prekindergarten through twelfth grade. Prison data from the Vera Institute was ...

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Police State

World Prison Populations Breakdown

March 27, 2014 0

Half of the world's prison population of about nine million is held in the US, China or Russia.

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New York Trains To Install Audio and Video Recorders

March 20, 2014 0

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced its plan to install several thousand audio and video recorders on its commuter trains Wednesday, reportedly in response to federal safety recommendations.

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Snowden Reveals First Ever Public Disclosure Of Secret Black Budget Programs

March 16, 2014 0

Edward Snowden, a former intelligence contractor has leaked the very first documentation that proves the existence of clandestine black budget operations (R) (programs that are extremely classified dealing with technology, information and more.) Did we really need this leak in order to believe that black budget programs operate in secrecy? ...

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Finance and Wealth

Revolving Door Sham: JPMorgan CFO Admits $7 Billion of DOJ Settlement is Tax-Deductible

November 23, 2013 0

Truth-out.org Mark Karlin. To hear the number $13 billion dollars as a fine in the much-leaked-but-finally-announced Department of Justice (DOJ) settlement with JPMorgan Chase is meant to imply that the DOJ is getting tough on Wall Street. After all, $13 billion dollars is a jaw-dropping pile of money. In reality, it ...

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Editorial: GM got bailout, now ships jobs to China

October 19, 2013 0

WashingtonExaminer. Saving General Motors from bankruptcy was among President Obama’s most frequently cited achievements when he ran for re-election last year. Democrats everywhere touted the company’s revival as proof of the 2009 bailout’s wisdom. That was then. Now, Obama has quietly released the auto manufacturer from a bailout requirement that ...

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Technology

McDonald's Testing Out New Automated Cashiers

October 24, 2014 0

While fast food workers all over the country are fighting to get paid higher hourly wages, McDonald’s is apparently looking for a bigger solution to their problem. Various outlets are reporting that McDonald’s is currently testing automated cashiers in the hopes that they will soon roll out all over the ...

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Hacked emails show what Microsoft charges the FBI for user data

March 20, 2014 0

Microsoft often charges the FBI's most secretive division hundreds of thousands of dollars a month to legally view customer information, according to documents allegedly hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army. The SEA, a hacker group loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, isbest known for hijacking Western media companies' social media accounts. (These ...

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How the NSA Plans to Infect ‘Millions’ of Computers with Malware

March 16, 2014 0

Technology 0314 NSAMalwareFristlook.org By and . Top-secret documents reveal that the National Security Agency is dramatically expanding its ability to covertly hack into computers on a mass scale by using automated systems that reduce the level of human oversight in the process. The classified files – ...

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