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Nathaniel Downes is the a native of New Hampshire, now living in Seattle Washington developing the next-generation superpowered MMORPG, City of Titans. Feel free to follow Nathaniel Downes on Facebook or Google Plus. He has just released his first book, available in Hardcover, Paperback, and Kindle.

Harvard Media Chief Hits The Nail On The Head: Conservative Pundits Damaging The Country

Harvard Media Chief Hits The Nail On The Head: Conservative Pundits Damaging The Country

Harvard’s Alex S. Jones had some choice words to make on media in this country – calling the lack of objectivity on the conservative media ‘Damaging.’

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Republicans Censor Presidential Speech – Edit State Of The Union Address To Hide Their Guilt (VIDEO)

Republicans Censor Presidential Speech – Edit State Of The Union Address To Hide Their Guilt (VIDEO)

The GOP has been so shamed by their inaction on real issues that they have resorted to editing the president’s State of the Union address in order to hide facts they dislike.

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Famed North Korean Escapee Admits To Fabricating Story

PD Photo of Shin Dong-Hyuk, courtesy UN.

Famed escaped North Korean prisoner Shin Dong-hyuk recanted his story late last week, making a huge problem for those lobbying for addressing human rights abuses in the hermit kingdom.

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Hitchcock’s Scariest Movie Ever Finally Released (VIDEO)

Screenshot from film "Double Take" of Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock’s scariest footage is not fiction at all, but a documentary he worked on covering the Holocaust – buried for years but now complete.

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Libertarian Party Throws Support Behind Creator Of Marketplace Catering To Drugs, Murder And Stolen IDs

Libertarian Party Throws Support Behind Creator Of Marketplace Catering To Drugs, Murder And Stolen IDs

In one of the oddest moves in political history, the LP sent out support for the now shut down Silk Road criminal marketplace – have they gone too far this time?

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In Surprise Move, Department Of Justice Ends Controversial Civil Seizure Program (VIDEO)

Image credit: October 2014 state of New Jersey vehicle auction, via www.nj.us

The practice of seizing a suspects property for auction has been a lucrative business, allowing billions to be taken from people without ever being convicted of a crime, ends today.

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Hundreds Die At Guards’ Hands In Florida Prisons Last Year Alone

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Think summary executions without trial are only in the third world? Think again – Florida prison staff oversaw the deaths of more than 300 inmates last year alone.

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Cuba Fulfills Promise, Releases All 53 Prisoners Requested By US

Photo CC by Friman

In a gesture of goodwill and a demonstration of a willingness to adhere to the agreement made with the US, Cuba released 53 prisoners as requested.

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Thanks, Anti Vaxxers: Measles Outbreak In The Magic Kingdom

Photo courtesy the Center for Disease Control

Hopefully Mickey is up on his shots – Disneyland got an unwelcome visitor recently as a measles outbreak has now been tied to the popular theme park.

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Bitcoin Jesus Denied Entry To U.S. After Renouncing Citizenship

Bitcoins photo cc 2013 Antana via Flickr.

Anti-government and ex-con Roger Ver just discovered the drawback of renouncing his citizenship to avoid taxes. Now he cannot enter his nation of birth.

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Capital In The 21st Century Still Has Right-Wing In A Panic

Promotional picture of Thomas Piketty's book "Capitalism in the 21st Century"

Faced with the reality that their trickle-down free-market economic theories are a failure, right-wing pundits go on the offensive — Thomas Piketty’s book in their crosshairs.

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John Boehner Re-Elected Speaker By Narrowest Margin Ever

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John Boehner loses first go-around in voting for his Speakership – only retains office after a handful of abstaining votes change their minds.

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Glenn Beck Endorses Gohmert For Speaker – Claims Conservative Takeover Imminent (VIDEO)

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In a show of support, radio madman Glenn Beck threw his weight behind Texas Representative Louie Gohmert in his bid to oust John Boehner as Speaker of the House.

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White Supremecists Embrace National Socialism – What Is it?

Sad Nazis.

With the news about Steve Scalise (R-LA) being tied to a white supremacist group, the question comes, what exactly is this system they promote beyond just the racial aspect?

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Mario Cuomo Dead At 82 (VIDEO)

Photo CC by Kenneth C. Zirkel

Legendary liberal firebrand Mario Cuomo passed away Thursday morning, leaving behind a legacy of advocacy and progress.

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NYPD Protest Backfires As Crime Drops After Police Slash Arrests By Two-Thirds

Image courtesy of Occupy wall street

The NYPD protest against the mayor’s push for accountability blew up in their faces when the crime rate began to drop following their work stoppage.

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Exploiting Standardized Testing: South Korean Tutors Rake In Millions

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The focus on standardized testing and entrance exams has resulted in a billion-dollar industry of private tutors and pop-celebrity teachers – which is great if you have the money for it.

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John Oliver Tells Us All How To Survive New Year’s Eve (VIDEO)

John Oliver Tells Us All How To Survive New Year’s Eve (VIDEO)

With the holiday season nearly at an end, we all can use some advice on how to survive the last few hours before they come to a close – John Oliver is here to deliver.

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Al Jazeera Sacrificed In Political Maneuver: Network Censored By Owners

Al Jazeera buys Current TV, photo courtesy of  Al Jazeera. com

The Qatar-owned network found itself on the bad end of political negotiations between the nation and its neighbors – censorship of what was a leading news outlet.

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Whoops – NYPD Tweets Wrong Picture For Officer Funeral, Multiple Times

2007 Funeral of NYPD Officer Russel Timoshenko, courtesy NYPD

In honor of fallen officer Rafael Ramos, the NYPD’s various twitter feeds shared photographs they claimed were of the event – in reality were sharing one from 2007.

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