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Bassem Youssef: 'Sarcasm is a weapon'

Bassem Youssef: 'Sarcasm is a weapon' | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Bassem Youssef, 'Egypt's Jon Stewart,' has faced lawsuits and hostility, but he says jokes can help rebuild his country.
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New video of ‘Islamist’ public beheadings of ‘Assad loyalists’ surfaces in Syria (GRAPHIC CONTENT)

New video of ‘Islamist’ public beheadings of ‘Assad loyalists’ surfaces in Syria (GRAPHIC CONTENT) | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
A video purportedly showing an extrajudicial public beheading of two Bashar Assad loyalists has been uploaded onto the internet. Its authenticity has been verified by pro and anti-Assad sources, though it remains unclear who is behind the execution.
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Federal Government Begins Extending Employee Benefits To Same-Sex Spouses

Federal Government Begins Extending Employee Benefits To Same-Sex Spouses | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
"[F]or the first time in history, we will be making important federal employee benefits, including healthcare and retirement benefits, available to eligible married gay and lesbian couples and...
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Darwin Is Responsible for Drug Abuse and Male Chauvinism, and Dinosaurs Rode on Noah’s Ark

Darwin Is Responsible for Drug Abuse and Male Chauvinism, and Dinosaurs Rode on Noah’s Ark | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Today marks the 204th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, the English naturalist, father of modern biology, and inspiration for the Holocaust (depending on whom you ask). Happy Darwin Day!
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Texas to immediately enact voter ID law following Supreme Court ruling

Texas to immediately enact voter ID law following Supreme Court ruling | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

Officials in Texas said they would rush ahead with a controversial voter ID law that critics say will make it more difficult for ethnic minority citizens to vote, hours after the US supreme court released them from anti-discrimination constraints that have been in place for almost half a century.

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Chris Kluwe: Here’s what’s wrong with Ayn Rand, libertarians

Chris Kluwe: Here’s what’s wrong with Ayn Rand, libertarians | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
A world full of Ayn Rands would be a terrifyingly selfish place, writes the outspoken NFL star in his new book
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Arizona Introduces Bill Requiring Loyalty Oath for HS Graduation!

Arizona Introduces Bill Requiring Loyalty Oath for HS Graduation! | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

HERE IS THE ACTUAL TEXT

 

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

 

Section 1.  Title 15, chapter 7, article 1, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section 15-701.03, to read:

 

START_STATUTE15-701.03.  

Graduation requirement; constitutional oath

 

Beginning in the 2013‑2014 school year, In addition to fulfilling the course of study and assessment requirements prescribed in this chapter, before a pupil is allowed to graduate from a public high school in this state, the principal or head teacher of the school shall verify in writing that the pupil has recited the following oath:

 

I, _________, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge these duties; So help me God.

 

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Joe Patton's comment, June 24, 2013 1:02 PM
Sounds like Arizona wants to create an army.. last time i look that oath sounds like a government recruitment....
J'nene Solidarity Kay's comment, June 24, 2013 1:29 PM
....enemies foreign AND DOMESTIC? They may regret this. :)
Bobby Rodrigo's comment, June 24, 2013 2:14 PM
That is the Armed Services Oath. Same one I took in '80
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McConnell Vows To Protect Citizens United And The Fiction Of Corporate Personhood (Video)

McConnell Vows To Protect Citizens United And The Fiction Of Corporate Personhood (Video) | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Mitch McConnell calls any measure to limit corporate expenditures during elections 'absurd'.
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Google demands US government removes gag-orders from surveillance requests

Google demands US government removes gag-orders from surveillance requests | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Google filed legal papers with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on Tuesday in an attempt to provide the American public with more knowledge about the government’s ongoing requests for personal data.
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British spy agency has access to global communications, shares info with NSA

British spy agency has access to global communications, shares info with NSA | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
The British spy agency GCHQ has access to the global network of communications, storing calls, Facebook posts and internet histories – and shares this data with the NSA, Edward Snowden has revealed to the Guardian in a new leak.
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Wounded Afghan War Vet Becomes (Underwear) Model Of Inspiration: PHOTOS, VIDEO

Wounded Afghan War Vet Becomes (Underwear) Model Of Inspiration: PHOTOS, VIDEO | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

The Underwear Expert recently sat down with Afghan war veteran turned underwear model Alex Minsky to talk about his journey back from the front-lines and transformation into a model of inspiration.

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Christian & Anti-Gay Groups Issue Joint Statement Vowing To Defy Supreme Court On Same-Sex Marriage Rulings

Christian & Anti-Gay Groups Issue Joint Statement Vowing To Defy Supreme Court On Same-Sex Marriage Rulings | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

In anticipation of the coming Supreme Court rulings, a coalition of Christianist and anti-gay hate groups have jointly issued yet another blah blah fucking blah blah declaration that they will never bow to Obama's police state and obey laws regarding same-sex marriage.

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Multiple Scientific Studies Confirm: Extreme Conservatism Linked To Racism And Low I.Q.

Multiple Scientific Studies Confirm: Extreme Conservatism Linked To Racism And Low I.Q. | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
An article published at Psychology Today by Goal Auzeen Saedi, Ph.D. of Millennial Media writes about the correlation between far right-wing conservatism, low i
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Prop. 8 backers make emergency effort to block same-sex marriages

Prop. 8 backers make emergency effort to block same-sex marriages | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO -- Backers of Proposition 8 made another attempt Saturday to stop gay marriage in California even as ceremonies were occurring throughout the day here.
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Prop. 8 Unconstitutional: The News Highlight Reel

In a historic victory for marriage equality, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Hollingsworth v. Perry that restores marriage equality to C...
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Religious Right Apoplectic Over Decision on Marriage Equality | Hatewatch

Pedophilia. Incest. Bestiality. Oh my! What in heaven have the Supremes wrought with their decision that it’s unconstitutional for the federal government
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Anti-Abortion Center Caught Giving False Information About Morning After Pill (VIDEO)

Anti-Abortion Center Caught Giving False Information About Morning After Pill (VIDEO) | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

In an exclusive story from Salon.com today, undercover video taken by a pro-choice activist at an Ohio anti-abortion clinic shows a counselor giving false information in regards to emergency contraception.

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Democrat Edward Markey wins Massachusetts seat in Senate

Democrat Edward Markey wins Massachusetts seat in Senate | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

Veteran Representative Edward Markey of Massachusetts on Tuesday won the U.S. Senate seat vacated by John Kerry and helped Democrats maintain their majority in the chamber.

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Texas abortion bill sponsor doesn’t know what a rape kit is

Texas abortion bill sponsor doesn’t know what a rape kit is | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Jodie Laubenberg thinks rape kits are the same thing as abortions, says they allow women to "get cleaned out"
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NOH8 On The Hill 3 | NOH8 Campaign

NOH8 On The Hill 3 | NOH8 Campaign | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
67 Members of Congress pose in the third NOH8 On The Hill Session, including the first two Senators and first Republican Member of Congress to take a NOH8 photo. Pictured: Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, the 1st Senator to pose for NOH8.
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Fox News Nabs Paula Deen After Her Release From Food Network: "She seems like our kind of lady"

Fox News Nabs Paula Deen After Her Release From Food Network: "She seems like our kind of lady" | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
"Fox News is pleased to announce the addition of Paula Deen as a regular contributor on existing programming."
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Hague under fire over GCHQ-PRISM intel sharing, slams leaks

Hague under fire over GCHQ-PRISM intel sharing, slams leaks | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
The accusations that the US spying program PRISM was shared with the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) are “baseless,” Foreign Secretary William Hague told MPs.
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Antwerp jihadis to be scrapped from civil register

Antwerp jihadis to be scrapped from civil register | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
The Mayor of Antwerp Bart De Wever has said that the young men from the port city that have gone to fight with Islamist rebels in Syria with be scraped from the civil register.
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Congressman Says Gays Should Hide Their Orientation At Work

Congressman Says Gays Should Hide Their Orientation At Work | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, DC — Following a speech at an anti-IRS Tea Party rally in front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) seemed to blame gay and lesbian people for the discrimination they face in the workplace.
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GOP Rep Says Laws Prohibiting Animal Cruelty Are 'Exactly What Our Founding Fathers Wanted To Avoid'

GOP Rep Says Laws Prohibiting Animal Cruelty Are 'Exactly What Our Founding Fathers Wanted To Avoid' | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
In 2008 California passed the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act with a 63% majority. The new law established humane confinement standards for certain farm animals including egg-laying hens. A s...
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