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Bikes, buses and bridges: Boris Johnson’s biggest design blunders

Bikes, buses and bridges: Boris Johnson’s biggest design blunders | News from around the Globe | Scoop.it
As plans for the Garden Bridge teeter, behold Boris’s most public design disasters, from Thomas Heatherwick’s mobile sweatbox to an Olympic white elephant
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Boris Johnson, forever a twat.
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How drunk sports fans helped spark Saturday night's post-protest violence

How drunk sports fans helped spark Saturday night's post-protest violence | News from around the Globe | Scoop.it
On Saturday night, following the violence that broke out near Camden Yards, a photo of me supposedly protecting a woman from violent protesters surfaced on BuzzFeed and then trickled down to the conservative armpit of the internet where it was mischaracterized. In the photo, I look strangely heroic, and the picture was quickly co-opted by those who like to present an all-too-common and easy narrative: white people being terrorized by black people.
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Scott Walker Needs a College Degree If He Wants to Be President - US News

Scott Walker Needs a College Degree If He Wants to Be President - US News | News from around the Globe | Scoop.it
A college degree isn't necessary for some, but it should be for the president of the United States.
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What 2,000 Calories Looks Like

What 2,000 Calories Looks Like | News from around the Globe | Scoop.it
Even as restaurants talk about smaller portions, they continue to serve a full day's worth of calories in a single meal — or even a single dish.
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What I Did After Police Killed My Son

What I Did After Police Killed My Son | News from around the Globe | Scoop.it
After police in Kenosha, Wis., shot my 21-year-old son to death outside his house ten years ago — and then immediately cleared themselves of all wrongdoing — an African-American man approached me and said: “If they can shoot a white boy like a dog, imagine what we’ve been going through.” I could imagine it all too easily,...
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This is excellent. This type of investigative procedure should be installed everywhere.

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It’s time for an “American jihad”

It’s time for an “American jihad” | News from around the Globe | Scoop.it
An American jihad would embrace the correct belief that if every nation on earth were governed by freely elected leaders and by our Constitution, the world would be a far better place. And an American jihad would not only hope for this outcome, but work toward it.
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This man is a fucking idiot.

 

"An American jihad would embrace the correct belief that if every nation on earth were governed by freely elected leaders and by our Constitution, the world would be a far better place. And an American jihad would not only hope for this outcome, but work toward it."

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The Arctic Sea Ice Problem Is Actually Worse — Not Better — Than We Thought

The Arctic Sea Ice Problem Is Actually Worse — Not Better — Than We Thought | News from around the Globe | Scoop.it
Ice matters. Here's why.
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Educate yourself

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Ebola vaccine research and NIH funding cuts: reviewing the numbers

Ebola vaccine research and NIH funding cuts: reviewing the numbers | News from around the Globe | Scoop.it
Ebola research is heavily dependent on NIH funding -- but is it so dependent that the organization’s budget cuts have put vaccine development on the back burner? Not surprisingly, the fight against Ebola in the United States has politicians pointing fingers -- with both parties blaming the other for unpreparedness and insufficient funding for the country’s public health programs. National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins threw his hat in the ring when he commented about the effe
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Way to go 'Merica.

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FCC sacks NFL blackout rule

FCC sacks NFL blackout rule | News from around the Globe | Scoop.it
The FCC dumped the sports blackout rule Tuesday, dealing a blow to the NFL at a time of growing scrutiny for the league in Washington. In a unanimous 5-0 vote, the commission eliminated the decades-old regulation, which prevents cable and satellite TV from airing games that are blacked out locally when the team fails to sell enough tickets to fill...
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A lot with the NFL needs to be looked at. Next they need to look at MLB and the crazy blackout restrictions and territorial rights employed there.

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Burson-Marsteller Rejects Israel As a Client; Accepts Muslim Brotherhood

Burson-Marsteller Rejects Israel As a Client; Accepts Muslim Brotherhood | News from around the Globe | Scoop.it
Burson-Marsteller will not work with Israel – but will represent Tunisia’s Muslim Brotherhood Party.
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What a shitty company. Double standard, much?

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Ted Cruz Confronts the Israel Haters

Ted Cruz Confronts the Israel Haters | News from around the Globe | Scoop.it
On hearing this support of Israel, Cruz was loudly booed. Cruz continued, "Christians have no greater ally than Israel. Those who hate Israel hate America.” The boos grew louder. Cruz, unfazed by t...
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Just because Ted Cruz stands up for Israel does not mean that he supports religious freedoms. Looking at the comments he makes about Israel and ignoring every other speech he's ever made is pure hyperbole. Standing up for Israel for political reasons is not the same as being a Jewish ally.

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Harvard, Yale, and Princeton could afford to make tuition free

Harvard, Yale, and Princeton could afford to make tuition free | News from around the Globe | Scoop.it
Their endowments are so massive that annual returns could cover the published price for every student.
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"I am shocked, shocked to find there is gambling going on here."

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Madonna Ciccone’s Diary—Secret Life of Madge—Mother, Musician, World Warrior

Madonna Ciccone’s Diary—Secret Life of Madge—Mother, Musician, World Warrior | News from around the Globe | Scoop.it
If only I had two other me's, I could work out and get my Juvederm at the same time.
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A Madonna diary... interesting.

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Belgian Physicists Calculate that Everyone Is Lying About the Downed Russian Jet

Belgian Physicists Calculate that Everyone Is Lying About the Downed Russian Jet | News from around the Globe | Scoop.it
astrophysicists Tom van Doorsslaere and Giovanni Lapenta of the Belgian KU Leuven used some simple Newtonian mechanics.
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Disturbed Man Tries to Get Into White House - The New Yorker

Disturbed Man Tries to Get Into White House - The New Yorker | News from around the Globe | Scoop.it
In 2013, he gained entry to the United States Senate and was heard quoting incoherently from a children's book before he was finally subdued.
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Charles Manson's fiancée wanted to marry him for his corpse: source

Charles Manson's fiancée wanted to marry him for his corpse: source | News from around the Globe | Scoop.it
This plot was too crazy even for Charles Manson. Manson’s engagement to a woman 53 years his junior was part of a wild scheme of hers to profit by putting his body on public display after his death...
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Give This Woman 3 Hours and She'll Have You Confessing to a Crime You Didn't Commit

Give This Woman 3 Hours and She'll Have You Confessing to a Crime You Didn't Commit | News from around the Globe | Scoop.it
Give Julia Shaw three hours, and you’ll be singing like a bird.
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FTC settles ad allegations on PlayStation Vita gaming console

FTC settles ad allegations on PlayStation Vita gaming console | News from around the Globe | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sony Computer Entertainment America has agreed to settle allegations it misled consumers about features of its PlayStation Vita handheld gaming console, the Federal Trade Commission
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So how do I collect my refund. Crossplay is specifically why I bought a Vita and I have not been able to use it with any game I play.

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Over 888,000 ceramic poppies planted at the Tower of London to commemorate lives lost in WW1

Over 888,000 ceramic poppies planted at the Tower of London to commemorate lives lost in WW1 | News from around the Globe | Scoop.it
The blanket of ceramic poppies planted outside the Tower of London to commemorate the centenary of the First World War is now a fortnight from completion.
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I really need to go see this  An interesting way to commemorate the 100 years since World War I.

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What really happened in the London Beer Flood 200 years ago?

What really happened in the London Beer Flood 200 years ago? | News from around the Globe | Scoop.it
An unlimited, free supply of beer – it sounds wonderful doesn’t it? But when it is over one million litres in volume and in a tidal wave at least 15 feet high, as it was in the London Beer Flood on 17 October 1814, the prospect seems less appealing.
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Paul Ryan says congressional districts in Wisconsin are competitive after redistricting

Paul Ryan says congressional districts in Wisconsin are competitive after redistricting | News from around the Globe | Scoop.it
When Republicans took over state government in 2010, they scored a golden opportunity to redraw the lines for state and congressional districts in their favor. For the first time since the 1950s, the same party had control of both houses of the Wisconsin Legislature and the governor’s mansion at a time when the required population-based rebalancing of districts took place. At the congressional level, the drawing of the new borders was led by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) and resulted
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I have a severe dislike for Paul Ryan.

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There’s some controversy surrounding The Daily Show’s Redskins segment

There’s some controversy surrounding The Daily Show’s Redskins segment | News from around the Globe | Scoop.it
It’s a common segment on The Daily Show: A correspondent sits down with a group of people to discuss a topic currently in the news. In a recent segment, Jason Jones heard from a group of American Indians who find “Redskins” a derisive and disrespectful name for a football team. In a different room,
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In Defense of 'Klinghoffer'

In Defense of 'Klinghoffer' | News from around the Globe | Scoop.it
The real meaning of 'Klinghoffer' is in the music, a form uniquely capable of expressing complexity of emotion, and it is not anti-Semitism.
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BP May Be Fined Up to $18 Billion for Spill in Gulf

BP May Be Fined Up to $18 Billion for Spill in Gulf | News from around the Globe | Scoop.it
BP said it was not chiefly responsible for the blowout on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, but on Thursday, a federal judge for the first time found that BP was indeed the primary culprit.
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Peace Comes to Ferguson Missouri

Peace Comes to Ferguson Missouri | News from around the Globe | Scoop.it
In the wake of Michael Brown being shot while unarmed in Ferguson, Missouri, protests and looting broke out resulting in the burning and total destruction of a 'Quik Trip' gas [...]
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Great work by Edward Domain over at Techli to head over to Freguson to see what was happening and report on it.

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