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Goodbye to Jack Bruce.

The Cream bassist has died, at the age of 71.Here's an hour of him showing you how to play the bass:

Open Carry March in St. Louis Didn’t Go Down Well, Met With Awesome Counter Protesters

An Open Carry group marched today in St. Louis, with the full intention of being being given a citation in order to take their case to court, thus ridding the state of any implementation of gun sense laws. The group takes issue with a bill which they feel (but they aren’t sure) suggests that carrying [...]

Pakistan to make cannibalism illegal after two brothers caught making curry from corpses

Unbelievably, it is not illegal in Pakistan to eat human bodies. This should finally be changing after repeated acts of cannibalism by two brothers there, who made the meat into

WHAT THEY DON’T TELL YOU ABOUT EGG-FREEZING: “I am a former patient of three clinics in the Bay are…

WHAT THEY DON’T TELL YOU ABOUT EGG-FREEZING: “I am a former patient of three clinics in the Bay area, all of which were happy to sell me services as long as I could pay the bill. I had multiple fresh and frozen embryo transfers. Instead of taking home a baby, I came away with tremendous […]

Record Number Of Americans Renouncing Citizenship

The motivation appears to be avoiding taxes. There are 776 names on the Treasury Department list published Friday for the third quarter of 2014. That’s the third highest quarterly figure ever, according to Andrew Mitchel, an international tax lawyer in Centerbrook, Conn., who tracks the data. The total number of published renouncers so far in [...]

Texas Threatens Woman with Jail for Seeking Voter ID

An Austin, Texas woman told MSNBC she was threatened with jail time for having an out-of-state driver's license when she went to apply for a voter identification card so she could vote under the state's controversial ID law. She said she was so intimidated she left without getting the ID she needed -- and which she'd been trying to get for a year. Show More Summary

Ebola and the Fear That Makes Us Stupid

Who says that ordinary Americans can't make a difference? Last week, a few hundred frightened, insular people in Oklahoma City got millions of Africans scratching their heads on just how stupid Americans can be. The story may have been...Show More Summary

CA Father, Son Killed in the Line of Duty: Same Date, 26 Years Apart

On October 24, Placer County Sheriff's Deputy Michael David Davis Jr. was killed in the line of duty – exactly 26 years to the day after his father--Riverside County Sheriff's Deputy Michael David Davis--was also killed in the line of duty. Show More Summary

America's Dumbest Congressman says gays getting massages in the Army will lead to terrorism

12 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

His brain comes with front and rear crumple zones. We have not named Louie Gohmert America's Dumbest Congressman over nothing. He works hard at that title. Rep. Louie Gohmert was an in-studio guest on the "Point Of View" radio program...Show More Summary

New Report: Cuba's Suicide Rate Highest in the Americas in Last Available Year

Out of every 100,000 people in the island nation of Cuba, 16.3 commit suicide, the highest rate of any country in the Americas in 2009. According to a study by the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO)--the regional subdivision of the World Health Organization (WHO)--Cuba is rivaled only by the "non-Hispanic Caribbean" in suicide rates. Show More Summary

Stupid Parent Tricks, Southern States Edition

Via Reddit, the story of what happens when conservative parents discover they didn't raise a robot. Just a quick background to set the scene.. I'm a male in my early 20s. I live at home with my parents and commute to school. I'm currently unemployed (very hard to find work in my area). Show More Summary

The Handshake of Asia's Dreams?

Rumor has it that in early November, on the sidelines of the big, Asian regional economic meeting called APEC China's President Xi Jiping and Japan's Prime Minister Abe Shinzo might shake hands. A far cry if so from last January during...Show More Summary

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Robert Mutch, Buying The Vote: A History of Campaign Finance Reform

Using money to influence—ie. purchase—elections began when Thug gave Ugg a big, sharp rock in return for his vote for cave leader. It’s an ugly scene – and it has never stopped. But with the advent of formalized democracy, purchasing a vote has gone through a psychological shift. Show More Summary

When NSFW Is Your Work

Now that Facebook, YouTube, and their ilk employ some 100,000 “content moderators” who spend their days on the lookout for gore and porn, Adrian Chen suggests “it’s worth pondering just what the long-term psychological toll of this work can be.” He considers the case of “Rob,” a onetime moderator for YouTube: For the first few […]

The battle does seem to be getting tighter: Both tonight’s online panel polls have CON & LAB on 33% each

Tonight's YouGov for S Times sees LAB & CON once again level pegging. CON 33%-1 LAB 33% -1 UKIP 16% +1 LD 7% +1 GRN 6% = — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) October 25, 2014 CON & LAB level pegging in tonight's Opininum poll for Observer Con 33+5 Lab 33-2 Ukip 18+1 LD 6%-3 GRN 4= SNP 4= — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) October 25, 2014 But the […]

Failed Senate Gun Bill Would Not Have Stopped Marysville School Gunman

Even though Democrats quickly followed news of the Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting with renewed calls for the kind of background checks contained in the failed Senate gun control bill, the facts demonstrate one clear point: The failed Senate gun bill would not have stopped the Marysville gunman. Show More Summary

Canada Should Keep Calm and Carry On

Last week's murders in Ottawa and Quebec do nothing to change the fact that the country is one of the safest and most secure in history–and has faced much worse in the past.

Retired Army Chaplain: Revised AP US History Framework Should Be Rejected

A retired army chaplain has shared in a letter why he is opposed to compromising the position that America is an exceptional nation, whether in the Common Core standards or the new Advanced Placement U.S. History (APUSH) framework. Heidi...Show More Summary

Links 10/25/14

Links for you. Science: “The Hot Zone” and the mythos of Ebola (must-read; accessible to non-scientists) Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after pioneering surgery (science rocks) The Ebola Wars: How genomics research can help contain the outbreak. Misunderstood spiders … Continue reading ?

FREEDOM PROTESTERS WITH LOADED GUNS March in Downtown St. Louis in Open Carry Walk

The St. Louis Open Carry – Firearm Education Walk was held today in downtown St. Louis. Argus Streaming News FOX 2 reported on the event: People in downtown St. Louis on Saturday may see a large group of people walking … Continue reading ?

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