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‘Outrageously stupid’ Aussie raver survives fall from scaffold

Witnesses at the Creamfields dance festival in Sydney, Australia on Sunday thought they had witnessed a fatal fall when a man slipped by security, scaled a high scaffold, then lost his balance, tumbling down some twenty feet. Police described his actions as “outrageously stupid.” Amazingly, the unidentified man got back…

WATCH LIVE: NYC May Day ‘Occupy’ protests

This May Day, a “Pop-Up Occupation” in Bryant Park in New York City started at 8 a.m. Eastern. [Occupy credit via Daryl Lang / Shutterstock.com] Watch the livestream, broadcast May 1, 2012. Video streaming by Ustream…

Atlas Society: Ryan budget ‘very much in line’ with Ayn Rand

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) may be publicly rejecting Ayn Rand’s philosophies, but the folks at The Atlas Society have never been bigger fans of the House Budget Budget Committee chairman and his policies. “His general approach to the budget — especially the budget — is very much in line with…

Stewart creates penis video camera for Tony Perkins

In the latest installment of his “Gaywatch” segment, Jon Stewart mocked Family Research Council President Tony Perkins Monday evening for saying candy company Just Born was “sexualizing candy” with an ad about how the duo Mike & Ike had split. The Daily Show host reacted to Perkins’ peculiar attack by…

Don’t Worry Your Pretty Little Head, Darlin’

Yeah I know.  It’s a chunk of Meet The Press, and it has Rachel Maddow.  But it’s actually a good argument, and Maddow drops the gloves here on a roundtable on the War on Women when GOP strategist Alex Castellanos goes all “now listen here young lady…” and she basically…

Bike washed up in Canada maybe from Japan tsunami

A motorcycle that washed ashore on Canada’s west coast may have drifted across the Pacific after being carried out to sea by last year’s devastating Japanese tsunami, Canada’s CBC television reported. The Harley-Davidson, with Japanese plates from one of the hardest hit areas, was found on April 18 by beachcomber Peter Mark in acargo container on the Haida Gwaii islands…

Obama aide: Drone strikes are legal, ethical

US President Barack Obama has ordered more openness about the secretive drone war pounding Al-Qaeda in Pakistan, a top official said, mounting the firmest defense yet of the program. In a landmark speech on counter-terrorism “ethics,” Obama aideJohn Brennan insisted the program was legal, ethical, proportional and saved US lives. The top counter-terrorism official gave the most detailed justification…

Shooter at California religious college pleads not guilty

A Korean-American former nursing student pleaded not guilty Monday to killing seven people in a shooting rampage at a religious college in California. One Goh, 43 — who has refused to eat for several weeks — is charged with seven counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder for…

Afghan protesters accuse NATO of killing 4 children

Hundreds of Afghan demonstrators on Tuesday accused US-ledNATO troops of killing four children during clashes with insurgentsin a southern Afghan town, officials and witnesses said. The protesters, who were carrying the bodies of four children aged eight to 12, blocked the Kabul-Kandahar highway and chanted anti-US slogans, they said. A spokesman for NATO’s International Security…

Bin Laden complained of Al-Qaeda ‘disaster’

Osama bin Laden bemoaned “disaster after disaster” inflicted by the US onslaught on Al-Qaeda before he was killed and even mulled changing his terror group’s name, a top US official said Monday. On the eve of the anniversary of bin Laden’s death, President Barack Obama’s top counter-terrorism aide John Brennan argued that a US drone campaign had…

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