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May 26 10:26

Twitter abuse - '50% of misogynistic tweets from women'

Half of all misogynistic tweets posted on Twitter come from women, a study suggests.
Over a three-week period, think tank Demos counted the number of uses of two particular words as indicators of misogyny.

May 26 10:25

surviving the collapse

Interview with Ferfal Aguirre that survived Argentina's slo-mo collapse in 2001

Corruption, private and public sector robbery, and governments preventing recovery via endless tampering

May 26 10:24

Switzerland: Muslim students must shake teacher's hand

Muslim students in Switzerland must shake their teacher's hand at the beginning and end of lessons, a regional authority has ruled.

May 26 10:21

LEAKED: Tories want to ram EU-Canada trade deal through parliament without MPs’ consent

Leaked minutes of a meeting in Brussels suggest Downing Street is trying to fast-track an EU-Canada trade deal that will allow corporations to sue national governments in secret courts without parliamentary consent.

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is free trade deal between Canada and Europe, which shares many traits with the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal being brokered between the EU and US.

Campaigners warn CETA, which has been finalized but not ratified, would pave the way for a “corporate power grab,” while undercutting vital legislation put in place to protect workers’ rights, the environment and consumer safety.

May 26 10:19

Two US Navy F-18s crash in the Atlantic off North Carolina’s Outer Banks

Two of the US Navy’s F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets have crashed off the coast of North Carolina on Thursday, the US Coast Guard confirmed. Their crews have been recovered and taken to a hospital.

May 26 10:14

Marijuana legalisation reduces adolescent problems with the drug, study finds

The number of American adolescents with marijuana-related issues is declining, a new survey has found as more US states legalise the drug.

Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine examined drug use data of more than 216,000 adolescents between the age of 12 and 17 across all 50 states.

The number becoming dependent on cannabis, having trouble at school or in relationships has dropped by 24 per cent between 2002 to 2013.

May 26 10:03

U.S. Army to Test Convoy of Driverless Vehicles on Public Roadways

By Joseph Jankowski

The U.S. Army is set to send a convoy of vehicles along a stretch of Interstate 69 in Michigan as part of an initial testing of driverless military vehicle equipment on public roadways.

The vehicles will be testing a piece of equipment that is critical to the development of driverless technology.

Representatives from the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center and the Michigan Department of Transportation held a public information session on Monday in eastern Michigan to talk about the testing...

May 26 09:55

This Confirms It Was A Coup: Brazil Crisis Deepens As Evidence Mounts Of Plot To Oust Dilma Rousseff

A key figure in Brazil’s interim government has resigned after explosive new transcripts revealed how he plotted to oust President Dilma Rousseff in order to end a corruption investigation that was targeting him.

May 26 09:55

Does Venezuela’s Crisis Prove Socialism Doesn’t Work?

“This can’t go on much longer,” I thought to myself as I waited in line in the tropical heat. Perhaps 30 people were still in front of me, and the supermarket guards were letting people in at sluggish pace that just made me want to groan in exasperation.

May 26 09:32

A federal judge in Brooklyn ... sentenced a woman in a drug case to probation rather than prison, saying the collateral consequences she would face as a felon were punishment enough.

A federal judge in Brooklyn, in an extraordinary opinion issued on Wednesday that calls for courts to pay closer attention to how felony convictions affect people’s lives, sentenced a woman in a drug case to probation rather than prison, saying the collateral consequences she would face as a felon were punishment enough.

May 26 09:30

Teacher Who Called Obama a Gay Prostitute Loses Board of Education Race

A retired Texas schoolteacher who received national attention for her outrageous conspiracy theories and claimed President Obama was once a gay prostitute was denied a spot on the state board of education Tuesday.

May 26 09:25

Oregon babysitter accused of beating toddler avoids charges

The idiot who did this confessed but in Oregon he can't be prosecuted because the baby can't talk yet. This SUCKS!

A babysitter accused of bruising a battered baby won’t face any charges — because the infant can’t speak up.

Even though Joshua Marbury’s 1-year-old son was covered in bruises and scars from the babysitter’s alleged beating, the accused abuser is protected by a 2012 Oregon Court of Appeals ruling that discourages prosecutors from filing charges since the tyke can’t talk.

Marbury was furious as the charges were dropped, after baby Jacob had suffered a severe smack that left a black eye, bruises and a stinging palm print on the child’s face.

May 26 09:17

UPDATE: Fast And Furious Documents Released By DOJ

The new details are shocking. This does not look good for Obama and Eric Holder...

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May 26 09:05

Man attacked for taking 5-year-old daughter inside men's restroom at Walmart in Utah

A trip to the men’s restroom at a Walmart in Clinton quickly escalated into a full-fledged struggle when one man criticized another for bringing his 5-year-old daughter with him.

May 26 09:02

FBI won't reveal hacking method used to track suspect so judge tosses case

Evidence in a child pornography trial has been thrown out because the US government refuses to detail how it hacked the website allegedly visited by the defendant.

Webmaster addition: My guess is that the FBI was running the site!

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