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Pledge of Allegiance back on after Nebraska school suspends practice due to government shutdown

Students are again reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at a western Nebraska high school that had temporarily suspended the practice due to the government shutdown. Alliance High School Principal Pat Jones told students not to recite the pledge Oct. 7, citing the shutdown that went into effect the previous week…

Snack maker Mondelēz readying ‘smart shelves’ to track and influence shopper behavior

A snack maker plans to introduce “smart” grocery store shelves to target shoppers with customized ads intended to spur impulse purchases. Mondelēz International Inc. will set up “smart shelves” display units near checkout counters with sensor technology to identify the age and sex of shoppers to help determine which guilty…

Bill Ayers doesn’t regret destroying government property to protest the Vietnam war

University of Illinois at Chicago professor Bill Ayers said Monday that he didn’t regret bombing public buildings during the 1960s and 1970s. Ayers co-founded the revolutionary communist group known as the Weather Underground, which claimed responsibility for bombing police stations, the U.S. Capitol Building, and the Pentagon. He told MSNBC…

Rep. Slaughter grills GOP official over rule change ‘atrocity’ that rigged shutdown

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) recently revealed that House Republicans had changed a rule effectively allowing only Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) to end a looming government shutdown — but two weeks ago, it was Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) who had the foresight to grill the Rules Committee chairman for…

New Edward Snowden leak: NSA collecting millions of email contact lists

NSA scoops up millions of email contact lists (via The Inquirer) THE UNITED STATES National Security Agency (NSA) apparently has been collecting email contact lists like some sort of hungry social network. According to information shared with the Washington Post, the NSA collects email contact and chat buddy lists…  …

Surprised? Drivers would rather buy a self-driving car from Google than Ford

Drivers would rather buy a self-driving car from Google than Ford (via The Inquirer) RESEARCH HAS FOUND that drivers would rather buy a self-driving car from Google than from a carmaker like Ford. The KPMG study “Self Driving Cars: Are We Ready?” was based on a combination of surveys and…

How safe is the Obamacare website? John McAfee thinks the lack of security is ‘outrageous’

Obamacare website security called ‘outrageous’: How safe is it? (+video) (via The Christian Science Monitor) A man looks over the Affordable Care Act signup page on the HealthCare.gov website in New York in this photo illustration. (Mike Segar/Reuters) Cybersecurity professionals are voicing concerns about potential concerns in the new federal…

Greg Proops tears apart Antonin Scalia for being unable to read the New York Times

Comedian Greg Proops lampooned Antonin Scalia on Monday, making fun of the Supreme Court justice for completely refusing to read “liberal” newspapers and believing in the Devil. During an appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience, Proops noted that Scalia had told New York magazine that he “couldn’t handle” reading The…

Report: Jenny McCarthy could already be on her way out at ‘The View’

It turns out new co-host Jenny McCarthy may be even more unpopular with fans of “The View” than former co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who left the show this summer for Fox & Friends. RadarOnline reported that a production source said the 40-year-old former Playboy Playmate has caused viewers to tune out…

South African man asks for change in bail conditions so he can have loud sex with his ‘screamer’ girlfriend

A man ordered to live at his uncle’s as part of a bail agreement is pleading with a South African court to allow him to move because his girlfriend likes loud sex, it was reported Tuesday. A lawyer for Gareth de Nysschen, who is charged with stealing and selling army…

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