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Erick Erickson Continues His Impotent, Childish Flailing for Your Entertainment

I won’t be able to pop in until around 10:30, but hey, let’s Panda Party! Erick Erickson, in his continually futile quest to make himself feel like a big, tough manly man by shitting on women, has decided to respond to the howls of laughter at his impotent quaking in fear at the possibility…

Singapore bracing for worst ever dengue fever epidemic

Singapore is bracing itself for its worst ever dengue epidemic with infections this year already exceeding the total for all of 2012, official statistics showed on Friday. The first fatality of the year, a 20-year-old man, died on Wednesday in the city-state, which is known for fastidious sanitation but is…

Japan blocks U.S. wheat after Monsanto GMO strain found growing wild

Japan has suspended imports of some US wheat after genetically engineered crops were found on an Oregon farm, a government official said Friday. Tokyo’s move came as the European Union told its member states to test imports from the area, saying any genetically modified wheat would not be sold to…

New Zealand police ordered to return Dotcom material

A New Zealand judge on Friday ordered police to return any digital material seized in an armed raid on Internet mogul Kim Dotcom’s mansion last year not directly related to the prosecution against him. The decision by High Court chief judge Helen Winkelmann follows a ruling last year that the…

Red Cross halts all staff movement after Afghan attack

The International Committee of the Red Cross has halted all staff movement across Afghanistan and closed its office in Jalalabad that was hit by a suicide and gun attack. “All movements have been frozen throughout Afghanistan, there is not a single ICRC delegate or employee that is moving, taking the…

Mother of Chinese ‘toilet baby’ near mental collapse

A mother whose newborn baby was rescued from a toilet pipe in China is in hospital after nearing “mental collapse” while the alleged father has requested a DNA test, state-run media reported Friday. The mother of the child, who became lodged in the pipe after she gave birth on the…

Indian economy slows after decade of growth

India announces growth figures for its full financial year on Friday which are expected to show the once-booming South Asian economy expanded at its slowest pace in a decade in 2012/13. Low business confidence, slumping investment, high inflation and weak export demand from Western countries are blamed for the bleak…

Dissident blogger Sanchez returns to Cuba with ‘many projects’

Leading Cuban opposition blogger Yoani Sanchez returned home from a three-month, around the world tour which she used as a platform for leveling harsh criticism against Havana’s communist regime. “It was a wonderful journey — a journey that will change my life in many ways,” the dissident said of her…

Weather thwarts attempts to salvage Nazi-era plane from English Channel

Weather is hampering the delicate operation to raise the only German Dornier Do-17 bomber left after World War II from the depths of the Channel, it was reported on Friday. · Plans to build a metal frame around the wreck, which was to be used to carefully hoist it the…

Daniel Ellsberg: WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning deserves to be seen as a hero

Former Defense Department official Daniel Ellsberg praised WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning in video published Thursday. “I have a considerable identification with whistle-blowers, but Bradley above all because it is the first time in 40 years since the Pentagon Papers that someone has put out a large raft of material. And…

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