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Vodka to blame for early deaths of Russian men: study

Vodka to blame for early deaths of Russian men: study | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Russians may toast with the words “Na zdorovie” — "to your health" — but a new study finds that many Russian men are often literally...
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The Russian Air Force's Super Weapon: Beware the PAK-FA Stealth Fighter

The Russian Air Force's Super Weapon: Beware the PAK-FA Stealth Fighter | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Should the West be worried about Russia's next-generation fighter-jet? 
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A Map of Every Device in the World That's Connected to the Internet

A Map of Every Device in the World That's Connected to the Internet | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Where is the internet? This map might explain it better than any statistics could ever hope to: The red hot spots show where the most devices that can access the internet are located.
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Poll: Romney leads GOP contenders

Poll: Romney leads GOP contenders | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Mitt Romney continues to be the top choice of Republicans for 2016, as the party struggles to unite behind other possible contenders, a new poll shows. The former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee leads the pack with 19 percent of Republicans voters’ support, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released...
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Is your email account safe? Six million email credentials leaked in 3 months

2014's record number of data breaches is taking a toll on consumers and workers alike.
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Driverless Cars Vulnerable to Hacking, Possible Use in Terror Attack: Experts

Driverless Cars Vulnerable to Hacking, Possible Use in Terror Attack: Experts | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Driverless cars are just around the corner. They could also be the next target of cyber attacks to cause disorder on the streets.

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Move over muscles ...the bad guys of tomorrow are going to need computer smarts to do their bad deeds.

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Great, no need to have a maned suicide car, just digitally hijack it.   the perfect weapon.

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Smart Phones, Smart Cars: The Dangers of a Smart Future

Smart Phones, Smart Cars: The Dangers of a Smart Future | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
With a smart phone acting as a master key, a hacker can easily gain access to someone’s home or car in hours, if not minutes. Technology is progressing at full speed, becoming so inseparably weaved...
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Fires, vandalism, gunfire follow Ferguson grand jury decision: Grand jury decides not to charge police officer Darren Wilson in Michael Brown shooting

Fires, vandalism, gunfire follow Ferguson grand jury decision: Grand jury decides not to charge police officer Darren Wilson in Michael Brown shooting | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Panel opts not to charge police officer Darren Wilson in fatal shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown
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Jonathan Gruber warned of Obamacare premium spike as president promised savings

While President Obama campaigned on a promise that his universal health care plan would lower premiums, his controversial adviser and plan architect was privately warning the state of Wisconsin that Obamacare was poised to massively increase insurance costs for average residents, internal documents show.
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Piers Morgan: Obama roasted Hagel for Thanksgiving but pardoned the real turkey, himself

Piers Morgan: Obama roasted Hagel for Thanksgiving but pardoned the real turkey, himself | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Senator Chuck Hagel, America’s defense secretary, was today chosen as President Obama’s sacrificial human Thanksgiving turkey.
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Obama Heightens the Contradictions

Obama Heightens the Contradictions | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Stay wide awake in the coming weeks. This is a historic moment when all of the divisions, misunderstandings and hatreds of President Obama's time in office have come to a head. We are...
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Chuck Hagel asked to resign as defense secretary. Announcement today.

Chuck Hagel asked to resign as defense secretary. Announcement today. | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel "is stepping down under pressure, the first cabinet-level casualty of the collapse of President Obama’s Democratic majority in the Senate and a beleaguered national se...
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VIDEO Art stolen by Nazis discovered in Munich apartment. Swiss museum will accept the artworks.

VIDEO Art stolen by Nazis discovered in Munich apartment. Swiss museum will accept the artworks. | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
MAINZ, Germany — A Swiss museum has agreed to accept artworks from a long-hidden collection worth more than $1 billion that was discovered in a recluse's apa...
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Fear Canada? The real terrorist threat next door.

Fear Canada? The real terrorist threat next door. | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
To hear Congress tell it, there are hordes of hardened jihadist fighters waiting just over the Mexican border to launch suicide attacks on unsuspecting Americans. Texas Rep. Louis Gohmert has even warned of al Qaeda training camps in Mexico, run in conjunction with drug cartel members. Other Republican figures from Texas Gov. Rick Perry to Rep. Duncan...
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Sarkozy: No to Palestine recognition after synagogue attack

Sarkozy: No to Palestine recognition after synagogue attack | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
News: Speaking to party members, former French president rejects Palestinian bid to attain statehood through recognition in local parliaments, citing lack of peace process, deadly terror attacks.
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Immigration Reform: Obama: 'I Just Took an Action to Change the Law'

Immigration Reform: Obama: 'I Just Took an Action to Change the Law' | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama's big immigration reform speech in Chicago Tuesday included a stunning aside as he talked down hecklers.
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Terry McAuliffe is unhappy – with Democrats

Terry McAuliffe is unhappy – with Democrats | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
The GOP has stymied his legislative agenda, but he worries more about his own party.
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Ferguson violence broke the mold in three ways — one of which is just unfolding now

Ferguson violence broke the mold in three ways — one of which is just unfolding now | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
ESSAY | What occurred Monday night is rioting as planned event, so extensively prepared for as to obscure the power and meaning of the protests.
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Solar and wind energy start to win on price even with lower gas, coal prices

Solar and wind energy start to win on price even with lower gas, coal prices | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
The cost of electricity from wind and solar power plants has plummeted, making it cheaper than coal or natural gas in some places.
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Chuck Hagel latest Obama national security team member to leave

Chuck Hagel latest Obama national security team member to leave | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
President Obama accepted Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s resignation Monday, marking the latest washout of the president’s tenure and raising questions about whether he’ll be able to put the right team in place for his final two years in office.
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It wasn't pretty: How Obama dumped Hagel

It wasn't pretty: How Obama dumped Hagel | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
When President Obama first summoned Chuck Hagel to the Oval Office in October, he wanted to know how his Pentagon chief planned to cope with the dangerous new threat posed by the Islamic State that had drawn the reluctant president back into war in the Middle East, not to mention getting a sense of Hagel’s other plans for the final two years...
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Taking a whack at Obama: A small man in a big office

Taking a whack at Obama: A small man in a big office | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
My mother was, in her modest way, an Ayn Rand villain, someone who lived by the moral principle that John Galt mockingly summarized: “It is your need that gives you a claim to rewards.” She believed that being poor gave one a warrant to exploit any situation to one’s own material benefit. The results of this were generally comical, if cringe-inducing: On the few occasions upon which we found ourselves staying in motels, she and her husband would steal practically everything that was not nailed d
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Hagel struggled to fit in with Obama’s close circle.

Hagel struggled to fit in with Obama’s close circle. | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Hagel struggled to fit in with Mr. Obama’s close circle
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Steve Kingmaker: Iowa's loudest conservative wants 2016 GOP hopefuls to kiss his ring.

Steve Kingmaker: Iowa's loudest conservative wants 2016 GOP hopefuls to kiss his ring. | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Iowa Rep. Steve King, one of the GOP’s most divisive figures on immigration, is approaching a moment of maximum impact. And Republicans looking to improve the party’s standing with Latinos are nervous about what that could mean. Throughout next year, Republican hopefuls will face a litmus test: seek approval from King, who represents a...
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