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Princeton University offers free houses to anyone willing to haul them away

Princeton University gives away free houses to anyone willing to haul them away (via NJ.com) PRINCETON – Princeton University is giving away seven houses along Alexander Street that would be otherwise slated for demolition, for free. The catch? You have to haul them away yourself. The seven available houses are…

Producer: ‘House of Cards’ reveals a bad journalist ‘wants access and influence’

Beau Willimon, producer of the new show “House of Cards” on Netflix, said Monday night on “The Young Turks” that the show is not about the relationship between the media and politicians: it’s actually about the nature of power itself. The show was released all-at-once, the first big budget television…

Online Misogynists Are Not Fringe Characters

Michael Nugent, the chair of Atheist Ireland, put up an interesting post comparing what happened when the same (really terrible) joke went up on two Facebook pages. In one case, the joke was accompanied by a no-doubt-non-consensual upskirt picture, and in the other, there was no picture. The illustrated one…

Pope Benedict XVI accelerated conservative ideology in Latin America

Pope Benedict XVI’s legacy in Latin America, the world’s most Catholic region, is marked by a victory of conservative theology and the demise of home-grown leftist religious thought, experts here say. During his eight-year papacy Benedict continued the church’s march to the right that began under his predecessor, the charismatic…

Fox News legal analyst suggests impeaching Obama over sequester spending cuts

Fox News Senior Legal Analyst Andrew Napolitano on Tuesday suggested that President Barack Obama could be impeached for implementing automatic spending cuts in the so-called “sequestration” in a way that embarrassed Republicans. “If you’re talking about the military, for example, the president wants to hire another 100 soldiers, can he…

Court to determine if Craig’s airport bathroom sexcapade was official Senate business

A federal court is set to rule this week on whether ex-Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID) broke the law when he appropriated $216,000 in campaign funds to defend himself against an arrest for soliciting sex from an undercover police officer in an airport bathroom. According to McClatchy Newspapers, U.S. District Judge…

Pluto moon to be named after Spock’s planet Vulcan

Two tiny moons orbiting Pluto, today officially known as P4 and P5, may soon be called “Vulcan” and “Cerberus” thanks to an online poll that wrapped up Monday, according to The Associated Press. The name “Vulcan” was actually pitched by actor William Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk on…

Dog shoots Florida man with ‘unloaded’ gun

Police in Sebring, Florida say a man told them that his dog accidentally shot him in the leg with a gun that he thought was unloaded. Gregory Dale Lanier of Frostproof was riding in his truck on Feb. 23 when the dog knocked his 9mm handgun onto the floor of…

Germany set to approve fracking ‘with conditions’

The German government is prepared to give the go-ahead to the revolutionary oil and gas technique of “fracking” in Germany, but under certain conditions, according to a ministry paper obtained by AFP on Tuesday. Under a draft proposal by the economy and environment ministries, fracking would be banned in areas…

Maddow pushes ex-White House spokesperson on drones: ‘How can the law be classified?’

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow pressed former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs on Monday regarding President Barack Obama’s administration’s use of unmanned drones to kill terrorism suspects, which Gibbs said would become more transparent in the wake of the nomination of John Brennan to lead the Central Investigation Agency. “The…

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