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A lesson in ‘Facebook law for idiots’

This video from CollegeHumor.com is a quick public service message about the legal efficaciousness of those Facebook “Privacy Notices” that people have been cutting and pasting to their walls. To wit: There is none. Nothing. Zilch. In no way does copying and pasting a couple of paragraphs of text to…

Savage on Thanksgiving lesbian attack: ’2nd Amendment applies to queers, too’

In the wake of a vicious attack on a lesbian woman in Alabama, writer and activist Dan Savage reminded LGBT people, “The Second Amendment applies to queers, too.” Savage spoke to Raw Story about a Thanksgiving Day assault on 23-year-old Mallory Owens, who was severely beaten by her partner’s brother,…

Ricks scuttles claim by Fox that he apologized privately for remarks

A Fox News Channel (FNC) vice president has told the Hollywood Reporter that author Tom Ricks apologized privately for his comments on Monday that the network has been “operating as wing of the Republican Party.” But Ricks denied ever making any such apology. On Monday, Ricks alleged that Fox and…

Colbert: Commercialism is ruining Black Friday

Monday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert asserted that commercialism is ruining the most important retail sales day of the year, Black Friday. The host began his first show back from the Thanksgiving break by explaining that he’s been catching up on the Showtime program, “Homeland.” After quickly…

Abandoned toddler found in K-Mart parking lot after Black Friday sale

A two-year-old boy was found abandoned in a Springfield, Massachusetts K-Mart store’s parking lot late Friday night. According to Springfield’s WWLP News 22, the boy was left in 34-year-old Anthony Perry’s Nissan Venza while Perry went into the store to buy a 51-inch television. Police found the boy sleeping in…

Hayes and panel: Are CEOs bluffing about Obamacare firings?

On Saturday morning’s edition of “Up with Chris Hayes,” host Chris Hayes and a panel including Joy Reid of “The Reid Report,” “Lincoln” screenwriter Tony Kushner, Bloomberg columnist Josh Barro, chief medical officer of Chicago’s John Stoger Hospital Claudia Fegen, “health care wonk” Dr. Donald Berwick and Yale professor Jacob…

Nine arrested in Walmart protests

Nine people were arrested Friday in protests against retail giant Walmart. According to a Reuters report, the protesters, who told police they intended to be arrested, were taken into custody in Paramount, California as they participated in a national day of action by Walmart workers and their supporters. Protesters massed…

Brown Friday: Why do people poop in retail stores?

Unless you’ve worked in retail, you’ve probably never heard of it. If you have worked in retail, then you know that sometimes, if you will, shit gets real. For some unfathomable reason, people poop in retail clothing stores, particularly in fitting rooms and inside the circular clothing racks called “rounders,”…

FBI probes Petraeus and staff over classified leaks

A federal investigation is questioning whether Gen. David Petraeus’s staff leaked classified information to the general’s biographer, Paul Broadwell, at his direction. According to the Washington Post, former Petraeus staffers claim that they were ordered to provide “military records and other documents” to Broadwell, who is now known to have…

Scientists create cartilage using 3-D ’tissue printer’

Scientists at Wake Forest University in North Carolina have developed a “tissue printer” that “prints” cartilage, the flexible connective tissue that cushions our bones and joints. According to the Toronto Star, the printer, which was featured in a study published in the journal Biofabrication by the Institute of Physics, is…

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