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BuzzFeed Reviewing Stories Of Editor After Plagiarism Charges Made

By: Friday July 25, 2014 10:21 am

Repeat after me: Copying and pasting someone's work is called "plagiarism" http://t.co/0Ik1dPXq1O — BuzzFeed Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 23, 2014 BuzzFeed has now confirmed that one of its editors, Benny Johnson, is having his work reviewed after being accused of plagiarizing work from other outlets including The New York Times, Wikipedia, Heritage Foundation, National Review Online, [...]

Wikipedia Bans Congress For A Week After ‘Disruptive’ Edits

By: Friday July 25, 2014 7:49 am

Skull and Bones Wikipedia article edited anonymously from US House of Representatives http://t.co/KTH88lZlUd — congress-edits (@congressedits) July 23, 2014 Wikipedia, the online open source encyclopedia that allows users to edit, has banned an IP Address connected to members and staffers from the US House of Representatives for 10 days following a series of edits that [...]

Israel Kills 15 At UN School As Protests Rock West Bank

By: Friday July 25, 2014 5:33 am

While Israel continually congratulates itself for sometimes texting Palestinian families to evacuate their homes before blowing them up, the IDF is also striking the places those families are evacuating to. Yesterday 15 people were killed and dozens wounded at a UN school in Gaza after Israel struck the facility. UN personnel were among the casualties [...]

Cuomo Administration Interfered With Ethics Investigation

By: Thursday July 24, 2014 9:50 am

How is that Working Families Party endorsement looking now? Members of the administration of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reportedly interfered with investigators trying to get to the bottom of political corruption in New York State. Corruption that has bubbled up from under the surface and spilled over into scandals leading to arrests and indictments [...]

Yale Professor Tells Parents Not To Send Children To Ivy League Schools

By: Thursday July 24, 2014 8:02 am

A former Yale professor, writing in The New Republic no less, has some interesting advice for parents dreaming of sending their children to Ivy League schools – don’t do it. William Deresiewicz taught at Yale from 1998 to 2008 and gleaned a few lessons from the experience which included learning that prospective students would be [...]

US Only Country To Vote No On UN Resolution Against Killing Civilians In Gaza

By: Thursday July 24, 2014 5:31 am

L.1 adopted w 29 votes for, 1 against and 17 abst, establishes #commissionofinquiry on current #humanrights in OPT. pic.twitter.com/00F5QoMSP2 — HRC SECRETARIAT (@UN_HRC) July 23, 2014 American exceptionalism strikes again. This time it manifested itself as the US being the only country on the United Nations Human Rights Council to vote against investigating the killing [...]

Comcast ‘Call From Hell’ Was Standard Procedure According To Leaked Company Memo

By: Wednesday July 23, 2014 10:09 am

As Comcast continues its plan to merge with Time Warner Cable and create a massive telcom empire it has also been forced to deal with a viral recording of a Comcast customer service representative refusing to allow a customer to leave the service. Nicknamed the “call from hell”, the recording spoke to an experience many [...]

Israeli Reservists Refusing To Fight In Operation Protective Edge Start Petition Drive

By: Wednesday July 23, 2014 8:05 am

"We are more than 50 Israelis who were once soldiers and now declare our refusal to be part of the reserves. We… http://t.co/flGObXFoo5 — Yesh Gvul (@Yesh_Gvul) July 23, 2014 Not every Israeli is on board with participating in the carnage in Gaza or the supporting operations necessary for it to continue. Some Israel Reservists [...]

Researcher Discovers Intentional Security Back Door For Apple iPhones And iPads

By: Wednesday July 23, 2014 5:42 am

Apple has been under increasing scrutiny regarding its civil liberties record after security researcher Jacob Applebaum showed evidence gathered from an NSA whistleblower that a program called DROPOUT JEEP existed to gain access to a user’s iPhone. Applebaum postulated that developing this system would have been nearly impossible without Apple’s involvement. For its part, Apple [...]

Wall Street Journal Runs Op-Ed Claiming All Palestinians Are Worthy Of Death

By: Tuesday July 22, 2014 9:37 am

While it is no secret that American mainstream media coverage is heavily biased in favor of Israel, rarely does the establishment media side with those advocating the genocide of the Palestinians. And yet, the Wall Street Journal decided to run an op-ed written by Thane Rosenbaum which claims all those in Gaza have lost their [...]

Rick Perry Sends Texas National Guard Troops To Border

By: Tuesday July 22, 2014 7:50 am

Texas Governor Rick Perry, now sporting glasses perhaps to overcome questions concerning low intelligence, announced he will be sending 1000 Texas National Guard soldiers to help secure Texas’ border with Mexico as part of “Operation Strong Safety.” The move comes after 50,000 children arrived at the border from Central American countries seeking asylum from the [...]

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