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Pastor Andrew Hamblin Would Rather Die Or Go To Jail Than Give Up Handling Snakes

Pastor Andrew Hamblin Would Rather Die Or Go To Jail Than Give Up Handling Snakes | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
As part of a traditional Appalachian sect, the 22-year-old church leader illegally handled venomous snakes — and starred on the reality TV show Snake Salvation — until wildlife authorit...
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Chris Hayes Lambastes Right-Wing Media's "Annual Tradition Of Snow-Trolling"

Chris Hayes Lambastes Right-Wing Media's "Annual Tradition Of Snow-Trolling" | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

From the January 2 edition of MSNBC's All In with Chris Hayes

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Desperate M̶o̶r̶o̶n̶Utahn Vows To Starve Self Until Gays Can No Longer Marry

Desperate M̶o̶r̶o̶n̶Utahn Vows To Starve Self Until Gays Can No Longer Marry | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
A 35-year-old Utah man says he's not eating until Utah illegally nullifies a federal judge's ruling and returns marriage discrimination to the state.
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New Jersey neo-Nazi alleges discrimination after ninth child taken away

New Jersey neo-Nazi alleges discrimination after ninth child taken away | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

A serially unemployed, tattoo-swathed neo-Nazi is declaring that Child Protective Services is “discriminating” against him after removing his ninth child — a newborn girl named Eva Braun — from his custody. The New York Daily News reported that Heath Campbell arrived in court to protest the removal dressed entirely in Third Reich regalia.

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Senator Spends Vacation Day With Homeless Man To Learn About The Challenges He Faces

Senator Spends Vacation Day With Homeless Man To Learn About The Challenges He Faces | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
While many Americans were watching sports or relaxing with family, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) was learning first-hand what it's like to live without a home.
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Federal Court Invalidates Drug Testing of Welfare Applicants

Federal Court Invalidates Drug Testing of Welfare Applicants | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
"[T]here is nothing inherent to the condition of being impoverished that supports the conclusion that there is a 'concrete danger' that impoverished individuals are prone to drug use," judge rules.
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Barton: Drinking Starbucks Is Like Committing Treason Against God

Barton: Drinking Starbucks Is Like Committing Treason Against God | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Several months ago, David Barton told an audience that they could not continue to patronize Starbucks because of the company's support for marriage equality, declaring that "you can't dri
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Protests erupt as Indian 16-year-old who was gang-raped twice dies after being burned alive

Protests erupt as Indian 16-year-old who was gang-raped twice dies after being burned alive | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

An Indian teenager was gang-raped in two separate attacks and then died after being set on fire, sparking protests in the eastern city of Kolkata, police said on Thursday.

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World's first legal recreational marijuana sales begin in Colorado

World's first legal recreational marijuana sales begin in Colorado | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Colorado's ambitious experiment in cannabis policy hit a historic milestone Wednesday, when licensed stores began making the first legal sales of recreational marijuana anywhere in the world.
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Chief Justice Warns Sequestration Cuts Already Threatening Public Safety

Chief Justice Warns Sequestration Cuts Already Threatening Public Safety | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts blasted the 2011 Budget Control Act's automatic "sequestration" federal spending cuts and warned that the cuts to the federal court system's budget “pose a genuine threat to public safety.”...
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The ‘secret Capitalist cabal’ behind austerity

The ‘secret Capitalist cabal’ behind austerity | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

The ‘How to Win the Class War’ satirist tells Claire Provost about the ‘shadowy plot’ to claw back working-class gains

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Another conspiracy theory unravels into nothing

Another conspiracy theory unravels into nothing | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Republican policymakers and media invested heavily in their fevered Benghazi dream, but the political scandal was a mirage. It's now over -- and time to move on
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"Know Your Role And Shut Your Mouth": How Conservative Media Treated Women In 2013

"Know Your Role And Shut Your Mouth": How Conservative Media Treated Women In 2013 | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

Media Matters looks back at the best of the worst of right-wing media's treatment of women in 2013.

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Fox Host Cites Imaginary Legal Rule, Is Convinced It Will Destroy Obamacare

Fox Host Cites Imaginary Legal Rule, Is Convinced It Will Destroy Obamacare | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

"It's funny how Fox starts to reassure its viewers of its expertise right before it goes on to mangle facts."

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Peter LaBarbera and Christian radio host: Trans people are ‘satanic’ circus freaks

Peter LaBarbera and Christian radio host: Trans people are ‘satanic’ circus freaks | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

In a radio interview, longtime anti-LGBT crusader Peter LaBarbera disparaged “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts’ decision to come out of the closet, called transgender people “satanic” and called the “homosexual so-called marriage movement” a force of “evil” designed to “corrupt children.”

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Porno Pete’s New Year Ruined By Rose Bowl Parade Float

Porno Pete’s New Year Ruined By Rose Bowl Parade Float | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

Porno Pete managed to squeak one final temper tantrum out of 2013, and you won’t be surprised to learn that it involves the Rose Bowl Parade float wherein two men got married. Indeed, out of the few seconds that the television showed this float slowly going down the parade route, celebrating the love of people he’s never met, Porno Pete gleanedseven “lessons.”

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Maine senate candidate’s domestic violence conviction proves he has ‘guts’

Maine senate candidate’s domestic violence conviction proves he has ‘guts’ | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

A conservative Portland, Maine Senate candidate claims that experience he acquired while spending a decade fighting domestic abuse charges informs his “pro-family” agenda.

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Kluwe: Rabidly homophobic Vikings fired me for being pro-gay

Kluwe: Rabidly homophobic Vikings fired me for being pro-gay | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Former Minnesota Viking Chris Kluwe says he was let go from team because he`s pro-gay; alleges rabid homophobia; boss said gays should be rounded up, nuked.
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Voter Suppression Group’s Poll Finds Most Do Not Consider ‘Voter Fraud’ A Significant Problem

Voter Suppression Group’s Poll Finds Most Do Not Consider ‘Voter Fraud’ A Significant Problem | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
A new poll by a pro-voter suppression group asked 1,000 American adults about the issue of voter fraud in the United States.
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Why French people love “The Big Bang Theory”

Why French people love “The Big Bang Theory” | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Against the odds, the uber-American sitcom "The Big Bang Theory" has taken over France
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Pope Francis Hurts The Tender Feelings Of A Billionaire Republican

Pope Francis Hurts The Tender Feelings Of A Billionaire Republican | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Pope Francis has hurt the delicate feelings of Home Depot billionaire and Republican Ken Langone just by preaching the message of Jesus. Awww...
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Why The Racist And Homophobic ‘Duck Dynasty’ Comments Have Nothing To Do With Free Speech

Why The Racist And Homophobic ‘Duck Dynasty’ Comments Have Nothing To Do With Free Speech | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Many conservatives argue that because Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson has been argued for his racist and anti-gay comments, his free speech is under attack, but there's no evidence to support that claim.
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Why Are Republicans Rejecting Basic Biology Even More?

Why Are Republicans Rejecting Basic Biology Even More? | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

Since the election of Barack Obama, there has been a marked uptick in conservative interest in expanding the “us vs. them” mentality, with an eyeball towards finding more and more ways to distinguish themselves from everyone else. It’s not enough to drive a pick-up and listen to shitty country music to demonstrate your cultural identity as a wingnut.

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Doug Stanhope on raising money for atheist tornado survivor: I did it simply to be a prick

Doug Stanhope on raising money for atheist tornado survivor: I did it simply to be a prick | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

Comedian Doug Stanhope helped raise more than $100,000 for an Oklahoma family whose home had been destroyed by a tornado.

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Researchers find 7,300-mile ring of mercury around tar sands in Canada

Researchers find 7,300-mile ring of mercury around tar sands in Canada | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Bitumen in the tar sands being excavated to produce oil is the likely culprit of the mercury deposits
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