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Knoxville drivers greeted by banners warning that diversity is anti-white genocide

Police in Knoxville have removed two vinyl banners bearing a white supremacist message from an Interstate 640 overpass. Banners bearing the message “’diversity’ is a code word for white genocide” in red ink were reported Monday morning by a 911 caller. Officers took down the banners, which were about 30…

Joe Rogan tells Roseanne Barr: Monsanto not using ‘chemtrails’ to make atmospheric mirror

Joe Rogan told his fellow comedian Roseanne Barr on Monday that the agricultural giant Monsanto wasn’t spraying aluminum into the atmosphere to create a giant mirror. During an episode of his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, a discussion about organic farming unexpectedly turned to the issue of “chemtrails.” Contrails refer…

Syria misses deadline to remove chemical weapons

A December 31 deadline to remove part of the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons arsenal from the country for destruction has been missed, with ships due to receive the materials returning to Cyprus. In Syria, meanwhile, a newspaper quoted government officials as saying invitations to a peace meeting in Switzerland next…

Putin vows total destruction of terrorists after suicide bombings in Volgograd

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday threatened “terrorists” with total destruction after twin suicide strikes claimed 34 lives and raised alarm over security at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games. A bombing at the main railway station of the southern city of Volgograd killed 18 people on Sunday while a second…

Colorado gun hoarders surge background checks to record high after mass shootings

Background checks for gun purchases have hit a record high in Colorado following a number of mass shooting in the last year. KKCO reported that figures provided by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) indicated that the state had conducted 350,000 background checks through November, surpassing any previous year. “January…

Secret Service: Cop-killing bank robber shot dead in Phoenix had threatened Obama

Federal authorities said a man suspected in a weeklong bank robbery spree that stretched across the U.S. and the shooting death of a Mississippi police officer had been previously arrested for making online threats against President Barack Obama. Mario Edward Garnett was shot and killed by a detective just after…

Fox News Says: Don’t Be Fat, But Don’t Try Not To Be Fat

David Neiwert found a hilarious example of how the knee-jerk rejection of anything considered “liberal” leads to pure idiocy on Fox News. Pundits did an entire segment freaking out because this plus-size modeling Facebook page suggested that Mattel make a plus-size Barbie, with a little photoshopping to show how it…

Pittsburgh woman loses arm after alleged police brutality and jail neglect

A Pennsylvania woman lost an arm due to injuries she claims were inflicted on her by sheriff’s deputies and ignored by jail staff. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Amy J. Needham, 35, filed suit in Allegheny County Court on Monday after events in April of this year left her arm…

Two bald eagles shot and killed near D.C.

Police in Maryland are investigating the death of two bald eagles that were shot near Washington, D.C. in the last week. According to D.C. Crime Stories, one of the birds was shot on Christmas day while it was feeding on a deer carcass in Brookville. On Saturday, the second bird…

Just because Colorado will let you smoke pot doesn’t mean your boss will

Even though Colorado will permit the legal possession and use of marijuana starting Wednesday, employers may also legally fire workers who test positive for the drug. Amendment 64, the ballot initiative passed by voters in November 2012 that essentially legalizes marijuana, permits employers to prohibit its use both on and…

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