October 8, 2014
Boehner’s Simple Explanation For Unemployment: Americans Don’t Want To Work

Boehner’s Simple Explanation For Unemployment: Americans Don’t Want To Work

In a country where the unemployment rate is 6.1 percent and the long term unemployment rate (27 weeks or more) stands somewhere around three million people as of August, conservative America certainly has a great deal of judgments and stereotypes to hand out to the unemployed.

During a speech given last week, Speaker of the House John Boehner carved his place among those who cast the first stone. 

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October 8, 2014
Strikes On ISIS Now Free From Restrictions On Civilian Casualities

Strikes On ISIS Now Free From Restrictions On Civilian Casualities

At least in theory, the US has maintained a policy of reducing civilian casualties wherever possible, but amid the growing fear of ISIS and lack of intelligence in the area, Obama announcedthat those guidelines no longer apply. The new attitude towards the threat in the Middle East seems to be moving farther towards the “just bomb everything” approach. Although the conflict with ISIS is a…

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October 8, 2014
Swedish Woman With Transplanted Womb Gives Birth

Swedish Woman With Transplanted Womb Gives Birth

Science fiction has evolved into science fact as a woman in Sweden has given birthto a healthy baby after receiving a womb transplant. The 36-year-old mother (who would like to remain anonymous) was only one of nine women in the world to receive the procedure last year. Although she had healthy ovaries, she was born without a uterus. Her donor was a 61-year-old family friend who already had two…

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September 4, 2014
Teens Pour Urine And Feces On Autistic Classmate For ALS Ice Bucket ‘Prank’

Teens Pour Urine And Feces On Autistic Classmate For ALS Ice Bucket ‘Prank’

In Ohio, Bay High School classmates of a 15-year-old autistic boy tricked him into taking part in a false ALS ‘ice bucked challenge.’ The boy thought he would be raising awareness for a good cause, only to find out that it was a cruel, disgusting joke. Instead of ice and water, the bucket was full of urine, feces, spit and cigarette butts.

To make this incident even more horrific, the students…

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September 4, 2014
Governor Of Delaware Accidentally Tweets Pic Of Woman Wearing Bondage Outfit

Governor Of Delaware Accidentally Tweets Pic Of Woman Wearing Bondage Outfit

On Thursday, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell (D) accidentally sent a puzzling tweet when he posted a photo of a blonde woman wearing bondage gear along with an announcement of a new education initiative.

Once the link mix-up was noticed, the tweet was quickly deleted – but not before it was seen and screen captured by WHYY reporter Shirley Min:

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Following the inappropriate tweet, Markell sent out…

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September 4, 2014
Columbia Student Takes Mattress She Was Raped On Everywhere To Protest Unpunished Rapist

Columbia Student Takes Mattress She Was Raped On Everywhere To Protest Unpunished Rapist

One female college student has found a more visually confronting way to bring attention to the mishandling of rape cases by universities.

Emma Sulkowicz, a senior majoring in visual arts at Columbia University, was raped by a classmate on the first day of her sophomore year. Ever since she was sexually assaulted, Sulkowicz has devoted much of her time and energy trying to make the university’s…

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September 4, 2014
No Girls Allowed: GOP Congressman Hosts Male-Only Fundraiser With Cigars, Whiskey

No Girls Allowed: GOP Congressman Hosts Male-Only Fundraiser With Cigars, Whiskey

In March, Rep. Steve Southerland (R-FL) invited a “small group of concerned men” to a private get together with food, drink, and politics – the only thing absent: women.

The invitation says it all. “Good men sitting around discussing & solving political & social problems over fine food & drink date back to the 12th Century with King Arthur’s Round Table.” And just like Arthur’s Round Table,…

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September 4, 2014
It’s All Over For Joan Rivers, Dead at 81 - How Best To Remember Such A Woman?

It’s All Over For Joan Rivers, Dead at 81 – How Best To Remember Such A Woman?

Comedian Joan Rivers has died at the age of 81.

Rivers had been placed in a medically-induced coma in last month after suffering complications following vocal chord surgery.  The octagenarian stopped breathing during the operation, and was placed on life support after being brought out of the coma.

Her daughter Melissa Rivers confirmed her death this afternoon.

Gawker summarizes Rivers’ career:

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September 4, 2014
Five Years On Testosterone: Watch This Amazing Timelapse Of Gender Transition (Video)

Five Years On Testosterone: Watch This Amazing Timelapse Of Gender Transition (Video)

Skylar Kergil is an artist, a musician and a trans activist.  For the past five years, testosterone and surgery have transformed his body.

Requesting to be called ‘Mike’ at just three years old, Skyler was ready to begin taking testosterone by 18.  Five years and two surgeries later – he is sharing his transition with the world.

Skyler’s video is not only a fascinating record of his own…

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September 4, 2014
Police Shoot Mentally-Ill Man Until He Has ‘No Face’…Then Handcuff His Corpse

Police Shoot Mentally-Ill Man Until He Has ‘No Face’…Then Handcuff His Corpse

Police in Texas used deadly force to take down a thirty-year-old mentally ill man on Saturday, issuing such heavy fire that a cousin said he “had no face.”

While police day Walter Garza pointed his pellet gun at them and went for the trigger – a dubious defense at best – surveillance video from the incident shows no such thing.

Officers are shown firing more than 80 roundsat Garza, obliterating…

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