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GOP torchbearer likelier to light self on fire (Video)

GOP torchbearer likelier to light self on fire (Video) | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Video on msnbc.com: Recent headlines during Mitt Romney’s Olympic foreign trip suggest that the GOP frontrunner can’t quite carry the torch representing his party— and country— abroad.
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We Are Not Arguing Over Chicken

We Are Not Arguing Over Chicken | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Here's my message to social conservatives: Have those waffle fries; I'm not going to glitter-bomb you. But please, hear me out on why Chick-fil-A is so troubling to me, personally.
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Bill Boyarsky: The Poverty Epidemic Hits the Suburbs

Bill Boyarsky: The Poverty Epidemic Hits the Suburbs | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Ignored by the presidential campaigns, poverty is hitting 1960s levels, and spreading to once-prosperous areas unequipped or unwilling to serve poor residents.
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Chris Hedges: The Perversion of Scholarship

Chris Hedges: The Perversion of Scholarship | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Fraternities, sororities and football, along with other outsized athletic programs, have decimated most major American universities.
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Vietnam to Consider Approving Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide: Vietnam – 1, U.S. – 0

Vietnam to Consider Approving Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide: Vietnam – 1, U.S. – 0 | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

When I think of Vietnam, I normally think of pho. Blame it on my geographic ineptitude or my love of delicious noodle soup, but either way, I don’t tend to associate the country with LGBT rights.

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Romney: Overpaying Taxes Disqualifies President

Romney: Overpaying Taxes Disqualifies President | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
JERUSALEM -- Mitt Romney says that if he paid more taxes than were required, he wouldn't be qualified to be president. The U.S.
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Republican strategist to Fox News: Romney ‘aloof and not understanding’

Republican strategist to Fox News: Romney ‘aloof and not understanding’ | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

A Republican strategist who managed former Gov. Mike Huckabee’s presidential campaign says that GOP hopeful Mitt Romney’s recent gaffes during a trip to London reinforced the appearance that he is “aloof and not always understanding the situation.”

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Empty Seats Have Olympic Committee Playing Defense

Empty Seats Have Olympic Committee Playing Defense | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
The committee said people should be careful not to come to judgment based on first-day attendance.
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Why Being Gay Isn’t Against The Bible

Why Being Gay Isn’t Against The Bible | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Far too often we hear the Christian right use the bible as justification for their bigotry.
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Romney: Queen Elizabeth is "Wrinklier in Person"

Romney: Queen Elizabeth is "Wrinklier in Person" | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney ruffled feathers in Britain this week by telling reporters that Queen Elizabeth is "much wrinklier in person" during a press conference following his visit to Buckingham palace.
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Romney Bans Reporters In Unusual Move

Romney Bans Reporters In Unusual Move | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
TEL AVIV, Israel -- U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney plans to raise campaign money in private while in Israel, so what he tells wealthy American supporters abroad will be kept quiet from voters at home.
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Anti-Science Santorum: Freeh Penn State Sex Abuse Scandal Report False

Anti-Science Santorum: Freeh Penn State Sex Abuse Scandal Report False | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Santorum, whose presidential campaign fizzled out once the US realized how far from reality he really is, says the Freeh Report on the Penn State sex abuse is false.
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London cyclists say 'green' Games boast 'a bit of a joke'

London cyclists say 'green' Games boast 'a bit of a joke' | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
LONDON -- The 2012 Olympics may claim to be the first 'green' Summer Games, but the city’s cyclists have been holding a number of protests -- including one on Friday at which more than 100 people were arrested -- claiming that the authorities appear...
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Richard Muller: Get rid of coal power to halt global warming

Richard Muller: Get rid of coal power to halt global warming | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

Richard Muller, a physics professor at University of California-Berkeley, said Monday that the only way to prevent global warming was to stop using coal for power.

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Leaked RIAA Report: SOPA/PIPA “Ineffective Tool” Against Music Piracy | TorrentFreak

Leaked RIAA Report: SOPA/PIPA “Ineffective Tool” Against Music Piracy | TorrentFreak | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Contrary to the endless lobbying and subsequent defending of the now-dead SOPA and PIPA frameworks, a leaked report shows that earlier this year the RIAA's Deputy General Counsel admitted that the legislation was...
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What Americans Don’t Get About Afghanistan

What Americans Don’t Get About Afghanistan | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Ed Girardet has been reporting from Afghanistan for 30 years and he predicts things will fall apart.
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Apple Debuts Three New Genius Commercials During the Olympics

Apple Debuts Three New Genius Commercials During the Olympics | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
It would appear that Apple has a new ad campaign that it is rolling out that features an Apple Genius explaining al of the benefits of using a Mac.
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Romney Converts to Judaism After Visiting the Wailing Wall To "Strengthen his bond with Israel"

Romney Converts to Judaism After Visiting the Wailing Wall To "Strengthen his bond with Israel" | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Presidential hopeful and Republican frontman Mitt Romney visited Israel over the weekend. While in Jerusalem he made a stop at the Wailing Wall to offer prayers and reflection.
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Scalia: There Are 'Undoubtedly' Limits To A Person's Right To Carry Guns

Scalia: There Are 'Undoubtedly' Limits To A Person's Right To Carry Guns | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Sunday that there are "undoubtedly" limits to a person's right to bear arms under the Second Amendment, but that future court cases will have to decide where to draw the line.
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Romney horse rider: dressage can be done with a ‘normal budget’ | The Raw Story

Romney horse rider: dressage can be done with a ‘normal budget’ | The Raw Story | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

The man who will ride Ann Romney’s horse, Rafalca, in the Olympics insists that dressage is not a sport solely for the upper class, and that any family on a, “normal budget” could afford to buy, train and feed their own horse for competition.

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Koch-Backed Scientist: 'Humans Are Almost Entirely The Cause' Of Climate Change

Koch-Backed Scientist: 'Humans Are Almost Entirely The Cause' Of Climate Change | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
"Humans are almost entirely the cause" of climate change, according to a scientist who once doubted that global warming even existed. Last year, Richard Muller walked back years of climate change skepticism in light of new research.
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Chick-Fil-A Staffer Agrees With Customer: This Gay Boycott Is Purging The Filth

Chick-Fil-A Staffer Agrees With Customer: This Gay Boycott Is Purging The Filth | Daily Crew | Scoop.it

Asshat YouTube user GodsGunsGutsGlory, who has been on a years-long campaign against gay people, took his six year-old daughter to a local Chick-Fil-A where he told a staffer that the boycott against her employer was "purging the filth" from the customer base.

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Anonymous Hacks IRS Database -- Publishes Romney Tax Returns

Anonymous Hacks IRS Database -- Publishes Romney Tax Returns | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Late last night, the mysterious group of hackers known as Anonymous successfully hacked the main database for the Internal Revenue Service. The group appeared to have a singular target- Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
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NBC Sparks Controversy With Opening Ceremony Edit

NBC Sparks Controversy With Opening Ceremony Edit | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
NEW YORK -- NBC has come under fire in the British press for editing out a performance during the London Olympics opening ceremony that has been interpreted by some as a tribute to victims of the "7/7" terrorist attacks that rocked that city in 2005.
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Apple Is Said to Discuss an Investment in Twitter

Apple Is Said to Discuss an Investment in Twitter | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Apple, which has stumbled in its efforts to get into social media, has talked with Twitter in recent months about making a strategic investment in it, according to people briefed on the matter.
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