Post Tagged with: "United States"

Rand Paul Torches Marco Rubio On Twitter For Opposing Cuba Deal (IMAGES)

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In a series of Twitter posts, Senator Rand Paul smacked down his colleague Senator Marco Rubio so hard for opposing a historic policy shift on Cuba, that he may need something stronger than a drink of water to quench his thirst this time.

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Senior Bush Officials Must Be Prosecuted For Torture Says U.N. Human Rights Expert

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“As a matter of international law, the U.S. is legally obliged to bring those responsible to justice.” – Ben Emmerson, U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism

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It Happened! China Passes US To Take Number One Spot As World’s Largest Economy

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And the United States is now in the number two spot chasing China.

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Facebook Study Reveals What People In Each State Were Thankful For In 2014 (IMAGE)

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Who knew so many people liked country music?!

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Surprise: US Votes Against UN Declaration Condemning The Spread Of Racist Fascism (VIDEO)

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Only three countries in the world voted against a UN declaration condemning the spread of Racist Fascism/Nazism: the US, Canada and Ukraine.

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Poll: Brits View Atheists As More Moral Than Believers, Religion More Harmful Than Good (VIDEO)

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Are you religious, losing your religion… or was it lost long ago?

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GOP Favored To Take Senate, And She’s The Reason Why (IMAGE)

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Why the GOP might win: ‘You have not registered to vote […] The lady below will be there. Let her choose your senate and house leaders.’

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Now The Right-Wing Faking Another Darren Wilson Injured Photo

This is not Darren Wilson, and is in fact the late Jim McNeil, taken in 2006.

The right-wing is at it again, now claiming a photograph of a famous motocross rider is of Michael Brown’s executor, Darren Wilson.

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North Korea On USA’s Human Rights Record – The ‘Laughing Stock Of The World’

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The mighty have been lain bare, and the little nation which we made fun of has said the truth – the Emperor has no clothes.

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Cuba’s Fidel Castro Blames “United States Empire” For Palestinian Holocaust In Gaza

Castro says the U.S. “empire” is complicit in Israel’s invasion of the Gaza Strip, comparing it to the “Nazi genocide of Jews.” And he wonders where the outcry is. He believes that the world will not let this “macabre genocide” and “shameful massacre” pass unnoticed.

The world according to Fidel Castro. I have often wondered what the world would look like from the eyes of Fidel Castro. And now I have my chance. He wrote a column, “A Repugnant New Form Of Fascism The Palestinian Holocaust In Gaza” for the Granma, a Cuban online publication. […]

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WTO Says State Owned Companies Can Dump Goods On US Market

WTO Says State Owned Companies Can Dump Goods On US Market

The WTO has ruled today that state owned enterprises do not have to follow the same rules as private – what does this mean for trade?

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U.S Federal Judge Is Stunned No Financial Executives Have Been Prosecuted

U.S Federal Judge Is Stunned No Financial Executives Have Been Prosecuted

   Anyone who has followed the economic breakdown since 2008 has pondered a simple question. Why haven’t any bank executives been prosecuted? U.S District Judge Jed Rakoff asks the same question in a recent piece published in the New York Review of Books. It has been five years since the […]

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You Wouldn’t Believe How Much Free Higher Education Would Cost

The cost of higher education is inflated due to our current funding model. Countries all around the world provide higher education at affordable costs. Image: Tax Credits

The cost of higher education is spinning out of control for American students. But what if there were a way to provide affordable public education, perhaps even for free (If that’s what you’re into)? According to the Department of Education, public universities collected $62.6 billion from undergraduates in 2012. Yes, […]

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Guilt And The Conservative Antipathy For American Indians

Native Americans have long been treated poorly in this country, even long after their initial conquering. Note the sign: “Positively No Beer Sold To Indians,” reminiscent of those found in the Jim Crow south.  Image @LibraryOfCongress

Why does it seem that so many conservatives hate American Indians? Could it be some cultural guilt projected outward?

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Syrian Military Engagement: Will History Repeat Itself? (VIDEO)

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Before we invade Syria and play ‘Cowboys and Muslims’ again, we should consider the other options on the table.

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Oklahoma Prosecutors Reject Right Wing Talking Point, Say Race Was Not A Factor In Chris Lane Murder

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Australian baseball player Chris Lane was murdered in Oklahoma on August 16, and within hours the right wing press and commentators began to spin the story into a “black on white crime” version of the Trayvon Martin murder. This is Trayvon Martin in reverse, only worse. -Rush Limbaugh In Oklahoma, […]

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Internal Audit Reveals NSA Violated Privacy Rules 2,776 Times In A One Year Span

Internal Audit Reveals NSA Violated Privacy Rules 2,776 Times In A One Year Span

Though the internal audit provided by Snowden shows that violations of privacy rules by the NSA are mostly unintended, the pace of transparency is slow.

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Harry Reid Says It Like It Is – Calls Tea Party Anarchists (VIDEO)

Harry Reid Says It Like It Is – Calls Tea Party Anarchists (VIDEO)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has it right on the money. Why would you elect anarchists who hate the government to the government?

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The 12 Best Reasons Why The U.S. Is Not Now, And Never Should Be, A Christian Nation

Tea Party Jesus photo collage by Elisabeth Parker for Addicting Info. With apologies to "Dogma" and Buddy Christ.

The founding fathers wouldn’t have dreamed of imposing religion on their fellow Americans. They knew our greatness depended on NOT being a Christian nation.

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The Star And Stripes: Eight Things Every American Should Know About Their Flag (IMAGES)

The Star And Stripes: Eight Things Every American Should Know About Their Flag (IMAGES)

On this 4th of July let us turn our eyes at the Flag of the Republic, and learn about Old Glory on this, the 237th birthday of the United States of America.

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