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On the issue of meaning: Why we should be using “Daesh”

They hate it. And discrediting their main claim is important when it comes to recruiting new members.
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On the hypocrisy of Michael Sam, the NFL, and the public

Tim Tebow-Michael Sam comparisons have had fingers flying on conservative and christian Web sites since the ESPN video showing Sam celebrate his NFL draft by kissing his boyfriend exploded in sport news. But that’s not how I first learned about the “controversy” of the hypocrisy between the reception of the two players into the very public life that comes … Continue reading

The Punishment Cure – NYTimes.com

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/12/09/opinion/krugman-the-punishment-cure.html?hpw=&rref=opinion

License to kill an American icon

“Wind farms that kill bald eagles are now protected from prosecution” Continue reading

Journalist’s potential terrorists in U.K.

British news staff may face terrorism charges over Snowden leaks Continue reading

LA Times – Fullerton officers’ trial in death of homeless man begins Monday

“They’re freaking ruthless,” said one man in video captured by a bystander. “That’s enough,” a woman called out.” Continue reading

The dirty diatribe on the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare for those who don’t seem to know any better)

This is not a political rant; it is purely informational. Except for the occasional digress on informing yourself about how new laws will have an effect you. Continue reading

“Judge: Second same-sex marriage must be recognized”

Cincinnati.com “For the second time this summer, a federal judge has ordered the state of Ohio and local officials to recognize the marriage of two men who went out of state to wed. The order issued Tuesday involves a Wyoming man who died last month; the ruling allows his husband to be listed as his … Continue reading

13 percent of entire tortoise species’ population found in smuggler’s bag

via MNN – Mother Nature Network “There are only about 400 ploughshare tortoises left in the wild. One man was caught trying to smuggle 54 of them. Thai authorities recently arrested a 38-year-old man who was carrying a bag containing 54 ploughshare tortoises (Astrochelys yniphora) and 21 radiated tortoises (Astrochelys radiata), reports mongabay.com. Though both … Continue reading

African forest elephants decline by 62% in 10 years

via BBC Nature “African forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis) are heading for extinction, possibly within the next decade. Forest elephant numbers have decreased by 62% across Central Africa over the last 10 years, according to a study. Results of the study, undertaken by researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), are published in the scientific journal … Continue reading