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Americans demand re-legalization of cell phone unlocking

Americans demand re-legalization of cell phone unlocking | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
The practice of unlocking a smartphone without a carrier’s permission was recently criminalized in the US, forcing Americans to stand up for the right to use their property as they wish without the fear of prosecution.
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Five reasons Republicans won’t win over Latino voters

Five reasons Republicans won’t win over Latino voters | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

Republicans may feel electoral pressure to vote for comprehensive immigration reform. They shouldn’t – at least in the short term. Latino voters are Democrats, and Republicans would gain little even by making a 180-degree turn on immigration reform in the next 15 years. Here are five reasons why.

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Google unveils detailed North Korea map… with gulags

Google unveils detailed North Korea map… with gulags | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

Google has rolled out a detailed map of North Korea that even labels some of its remote and infamous gulags.

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Connecticut cops beat tasered man who couldn't resist (VIDEO)

Connecticut cops beat tasered man who couldn't resist (VIDEO) | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Three police officers in Connecticut's largest city have been put on desk duty until further notice since a video showing them attacking a man after he had already been brought down with a taser was posted to YouTube.
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This is HORRIBLE!  But I do find it more than a little ironic that Russia Today covers this police brutality, but completly ignores it in their own backyard.

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Prominent House Dem: "Madness" To Pass Immigration Reform Without LGBT Protections

Prominent House Dem: "Madness" To Pass Immigration Reform Without LGBT Protections | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
"I feel certain that Democrats would not move forward with a bill that was not fully inclusive," Nadler says. Pressure mounts on Democrats.
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Martin Luther King, Jr.'s [disgraceful] niece makes wild claims about Obama, NAACP

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s [disgraceful] niece makes wild claims about Obama, NAACP | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

According to Alveda King, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s niece, African-Americans are angry at Obama and the NAACP for their stances on abortion, contraception, and, of course, marriage equality.

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Progressives seek wary alliance with tea party to oust Mitch McConnell

Progressives seek wary alliance with tea party to oust Mitch McConnell | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

A progressive super PAC in Kentucky is looking at getting in bed with the tea party in order to oust the six-term incumbent Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

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Fox News hosts whine at ’60 Minutes’ for ‘no follow up’ on Hillary concussion conspiracy

Fox News hosts whine at ’60 Minutes’ for ‘no follow up’ on Hillary concussion conspiracy | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

The hosts of Fox & Friends on Monday lashed out at 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft because he failed to devote a significant part of his Sunday interview with President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to “follow up” on the suggestion that the secretary may have not told the truth about a concussion that delayed her testimony on Benghazi.

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Geraldo Rivera Surprises Fox News By Destroying Anti-Gun Control Arguments

Geraldo Rivera Surprises Fox News By Destroying Anti-Gun Control Arguments | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
I'm not a huge Geraldo fan, but when he does something awesome like this, I feel obligated to share it.
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So You Think You Know the Second Amendment?

So You Think You Know the Second Amendment? | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Does the Second Amendment prevent Congress from passing gun-control laws? The question, which is suddenly pressing, in light of the reaction to the school massacre in Newtown, is rooted in politics as much as law.
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Ayn Rand & Atlas Shrugged In Under 10 Minutes (Video) | Americans Against the Tea Party

Ayn Rand & Atlas Shrugged In Under 10 Minutes (Video) | Americans Against the Tea Party | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

If you’d rather skip the trite, long-winded and tedious musings of Ayn Rand, this video has you covered!  This gentleman says many of the things I have thought over and over again.

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Filet-O-Fish Goes Sustainable: McDonald’s Partners with Marine Stewardship Council

Filet-O-Fish Goes Sustainable: McDonald’s Partners with Marine Stewardship Council | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
McDonald's has announced that it will be the nation's first national restaurant chain to serve certified-sustainable seafood at all of its 14,000 U.S. locations.
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I may not like McDonald's food, and think that it's a detriment to your health to eat it; but I DO have to give credit to the company for this.  This is a huge step for such a massive consumer of seafood.  Good on McDonalds.

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Losing Nemo: Great Barrier Reef At Risk From Coal

Losing Nemo: Great Barrier Reef At Risk From Coal | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
UNESCO could pull reef's World Heritage status if proposed coal facilities come through.
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Tiny Kentucky Town Passes Ban on Gay Bias

Tiny Kentucky Town Passes Ban on Gay Bias | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Vicco, Ky., population 335, became the smallest municipality in the state to enact an ordinance that bans discrimination against anyone based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
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Georgia man guns down immigrant after GPS sends him to wrong driveway

Georgia man guns down immigrant after GPS sends him to wrong driveway | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

A 69-year-old war veteran and former missionary was arrested over the weekend on the suspicion of killing a 22-year-old Cuban immigrant who mistakenly arrived in his driveway because of faulty GPS directions.

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Poor Baby! Wall Street CEO Takes Pay Cut (TJDS)

After wrecking the economy, JP Morgan CEO James Dimon took a big pay cut and only made 11.5 million dollars last year! Oh, heavens. How was this reported on ...
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Obama Will Include Same-Sex Couples In Immigration Plan

Obama Will Include Same-Sex Couples In Immigration Plan | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
The Senate is silent on bi-national couples divided by law.
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BP Tries To Cover Up Its Oil Spill And Accidentally Poisons The Gulf Of Mexico AGAIN

BP Tries To Cover Up Its Oil Spill And Accidentally Poisons The Gulf Of Mexico AGAIN | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
I honestly can't believe how morally bankrupt BP is.
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Politifact: NOM's Pants Are On Fire

Politifact: NOM's Pants Are On Fire | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

Remember NOM's typically lie-filled claims about marriage in their full-page Rhode Island newspaper ad? Politifact took a look at those claims and gave NOM their worst rating: Pants On Fire.

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Texas Public Schools: Still Teaching Creationism

Texas Public Schools: Still Teaching Creationism | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
And also that Rapture is coming and that all "African races" trace back to a biblical figure
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Papa John’s Blames The Media For Obamacare Blunder – Requests They Take Stories Down

Papa John’s Blames The Media For Obamacare Blunder – Requests They Take Stories Down | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
I’m wondering, what will they do to journalists who DON’T take down their content... wonder if we'll find a horse head in the parking lot any time soon.
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Author of climate change report: ‘I got it wrong on climate change – it’s far, far worse’

Author of climate change report: ‘I got it wrong on climate change – it’s far, far worse’ | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

Lord Stern, author of the government-commissioned review on climate change that became the reference work for politicians and green campaigners, now says he underestimated the risks, and should have been more “blunt” about the threat posed to the economy by rising temperatures.

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Turkey bans hookah in public places

Turkey bans hookah in public places | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

After banning smoking in public places, the Turkish government has gone one step further by clamping down on an ancient tradition — the hookah, or water pipe.

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Atheist? Not If You Want To Finish High School in Arizona

Atheist? Not If You Want To Finish High School in Arizona | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Get a life. You cannot and will not sneak fundamentalist Christianity into public schools and essentially make being an atheist illegal.
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The Banker

Campaign video by Richard Curtis and Bill Nighy, about the Robin Hood Tax, a tiny tax on bank transactions that could raise hundreds of billions for public s...
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