6-year-old girl youngest victim of 'Batman' massacre in Colorado
Relatives have confirmed 6-year-old Veronica Moser was killed during the premiere of the latest Batman saga, 'The Dark Knight Rises', in Colorado. Her 25-year-old mother remains in hospital in critial condition.
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Gun Deaths: A Familiar American Experience
In America, over one dozen guns are legally sold every minute of every day.
There are almost 300 million privately-owned firearms in this country - that's almost enough to arm every man, woman and child - but while there is a gun in four out of every 10 of American homes, only a small percentage of owners have most of the weapons, with the average collection swelling in recent years to around seven guns per owner.Read more »
Best Political Memes from the 2012 Election
The good people of the internet have always been adept at calling-out anybody for ANYTHING. When you left a note in the comments section of that back-flipping, bald cat video on Reddit, did you accidentally write a story about “loosing” your virginity instead of “losing” you virginity? Well, congratulations because the only thing that the internet cares about, at the moment, is your spelling mistake. Politicians are no safer.Read more »
Little Words with Absolutely Huge Meaning - Use Them
As children many of us hyped the statement, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Clearly, it doesn’t take long to realize that words have far more weight than we want to realize. They influence thoughts, feelings, actions and states of mind. Even little words often have big meaning.
Think about it. Whether you want to land your dream job, improve your friendships, save your marriage or retain your employees; the words you choose can make all the difference.Read more »
5 Reasons Humanity Is Terrible at Democracy
In the middle of the heated health care debate in 2010, the anchors at Fox News got a memo from the bosses telling them to start referring to the Democrats' plan as "government-run health insurance" rather than use the term "public option," which everyone else was using.
Why? Because CBS and NBC both ran polls showing that when you call it the "public" plan, up to 75 percent of the people are in favor -- after all, everybody likes public parks and public libraries, etc. It's a friendly word.Read more »
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End of the middle class and the Fed explained: video
If an alien from planet Zenon lived amongst humans for some time and then explained the end of the middle class and how the Federal Reserve works to a second alien, it might sound something like this.
Just something sad but true in celebration of T.G.I.F. (that’s ‘Thank God It’s Friday’, in case you don’t read text or Newspeak).Read more »
The Funniest Comic Bits That Skewer the Drug War by Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Jon Stewart et al
While the drug war is not a laughing matter, comedians are often able to capture the absurdity and insanity better than policy papers and traditional journalism.Read more »
America: We’re (Not) #1!
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Why Would Anyone Become A Politician, If Not To Get Rich And Enjoy The Perks Of Office?
Ted Obvious writes from Paris: Why would anyone go into politics, if not to get filthy rich, enjoy all those the perks of office, paid for by the taxpayers, and, let’s be honest about it, have no responsibility whatsoever for anything while not really doing all that much?Read more »
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