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May 23 08:14

I Will Not Apologize For Hiroshima, Nagasaki Atomic Bombings

US President Barack Obama says he will not apologize to Japan over the 1945 US atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, emphasizing that improving mutual ties will instead be the focus of his upcoming trip to the country.

This Friday, Obama will become the first sitting US president to ever tour the site of the world’s first nuclear bombing that killed more than 140,000 people in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.

May 23 08:02

The Occupation Of The American Mind – RAI With Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters

On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, legendary musician Roger Waters and Sut Jhally discuss how after its invasion of Lebanon in 1982, Israel intensified its propaganda machine in the U.S. - one that continues to shape American political thought.

May 23 07:59

Heathrow Airport Attack: Al-Qaeda Boss Paid Ex-McDonald's Worker £5K To Blow Himself Up

A former McDonald’s employee from South London was personally schooled by a senior Al-Qaeda boss on how to carry out a deadly suicide attack at Heathrow Airport, targeting passengers arriving from the US and Israel, US court papers reportedly reveal.

Minh Quang Pham, a 33-year-old Muslim convert from New Cross, is facing a possible 50-year sentence after pleading guilty to joining Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the terrorist group’s Yemen offshoot.

May 23 07:58

McAfee-Weiss: Is There Actually the Potential for Some Honesty in Politics?

I’ve been disgusted by the two party system for years. Candidates are paraded before us, giving us the illusion that we have a choice. One after another, each new “option” worse than the last batch of “choices.”

Because of this, I’ve become somewhat apolitical.

I refuse to choose the lesser of two evils.
When you do that, you’re still choosing evil.

You’re still “voting FOR” someone who will change the fabric of our nation, generally to support their own selfish agenda. Presidents become wealthy if they’re not rich when they go into office. They become wealthier if they started off that way. Don’t delude yourself into thinking the goal for the two-party system is actually to make things better for us.

I had decided to abstain from voting this year because I refuse to endorse this system that is so blatantly rigged,so inherently violent, and so manipulative.

Then a friend posted a video that was so honest that it couldn’t be the work of a career politician.

May 23 07:54

Cash-Strapped Colleges Still Splurge On Celebrity Speakers

Even as many colleges are tightening the belt financially, administrators are choosing to pay sizable fees for the prestige of having a well-known figure speak at graduation ceremonies.

May 23 07:47

Clinton Set To Negotiate With Sanders 'When He's Ready'

US Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton says she will negotiate with rival Bernie Sanders “when he’s ready to talk.”

“Well, certainly, we’re going to talk with him when he’s ready to talk, and listen to him. And we will take into account what he is asking for,” Clinton said told NBC News on Sunday. “I think that’s part of the process.”

May 23 07:42

Life In Space: Scientists Develop Embryo Among Stars In Planet Colonisation Breakthrough

A research team from China concluded that mammalian embryos are able to grow in space after it was feared that it would not be possible.

In early April, China launched a microgravity satellite named SJ-10 into the atmosphere which carried 6,000 mouse embryos inside a compartment about the size of a microwave oven.

May 23 07:39

The Huffington Post Is What Happens When There's No Men In The Room

The Huffington Post's executive editor tweeted out a picture showing who comprises their editorial staff, now everything makes sense.

May 23 07:38

Obama’s Civil Rights Hypocrisy

George Zimmerman tried to sell the gun he used to murder Trayvon Martin. The fear of bad publicity prevented him from successfully auctioning the weapon because outrage was loud and swift. But the bigger outrage was ignored. Zimmerman would be in jail if Barack Obama wanted him to be.

May 23 07:37

Sorry, But We’re About To Ruin Diet Soda For You

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• This study http://www.livescience.com/35464-diet-soda-salt-increase-stroke-risk.html found that people who drank diet soda every day had a 61 percent higher risk of stroke and heart attack than those who drank none at all.

• And this one http://time.com/3746047/diet-soda-bad-belly-fat/ showed that older people who drank diet soda over nine years picked up about triple thewaist circumference and belly fat as their non-soda counterparts. (That’s the body circumference you least want to increase.)

• Overweight or obese people who drink diet sodas eat significantly more calories http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24432876 .

• Oh, and people who drink diet sodas are more apt to eat like crap http://www.livescience.com/52183-diet-soda-extra-calories.html .

• Diet soda tastes like aluminum foil. We have no science for that, but we stand by it.

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May 23 07:28

"Print The Money": Trump's "Reckless" Proposal Echoes Franklin And Lincoln

“Reckless,” “alarming,” “disastrous,” “swashbuckling,” “playing with fire,” “crazy talk,” “lost in a forest of nonsense”: these are a few of the labels applied by media commentators to Donald Trump’s latest proposal for dealing with the federal debt. On Monday, May 9th, the presumptive Republican presidential candidate said on CNN, “You print the money.”

May 23 07:24

Britain’s Rural Police Officers ‘Sitting Ducks’ For Terrorist Attacks

Rural police officers are “unarmed and vulnerable” and are “sitting ducks” for terrorists, according to a senior member of the Police Federation.

John Apter, head of the Hampshire branch of the police union, told the BBC on Tuesday that armed officers are up to 70 miles (112km) away from some areas, including regions with vital infrastructure like nuclear power plants.

May 23 07:23

No, "science" has not confirmed that GMOs are safe to eat

This week the Spanish newspaper El País published an article called "Science confirms that GMOs are as safe as other foods", commenting on the latest report by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), titled "Genetically engineered crops: Experiences and prospects”. However, the report paints a very different picture from the one portrayed by the headlines.

May 23 07:21

Cameron Desperate To Get ‘Remainers’ On Board: Analyst

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s opposition to Turkey joining the European Union is a desperate move to get the “Remainers” — those who want to remain in the EU — on board, according to a British journalist political commentator.

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