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NYPD officers allegedly smash ‘medic’s’ head into glass window during OWS protest

During a night of clashes between police and “occupy wall street” protesters marking the six-month anniversary of the occupation of New York’s Zuccotti Park, citizen journalists captured an intense scuffle between police and a man who was identified as a “medic.” From the video, it appears that the police smashed…

Maddow: Republicans don’t know what’s in their abortion bills

On Friday night’s edition of The Rachel Maddow Show, Rachel treated viewers to some of the priceless comments that Facebook users have been posting to the timelines of Sam Brownback and other Republican governors whose state legislatures are currently attempting to enact draconian anti-abortion laws. “Do you have a crossword…

Bill Maher hammers response to ‘Kony 2012′

Friday night on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Maher laid into the “kids from white liberal homes” who have made the Kony 2012 video one of the fastest-spreading Internet phenomena to date. “I know what all you college kids out there are thinking,” he said, “You’re thinking, ‘Hey! Who…

George Clooney jokes around after release from jail

Actor George Clooney was in a jovial mood when he was released from jail on Friday, poking fun at himself and those who were arrested with him for protesting outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington, DC. “It was really rough, you can imagine,” Cloony told reporters. “Have you ever been…

George Clooney arrested outside Sudan embassy in D.C.

Update: According to a tweet from the EnoughProject, Clooney has since been released Actor George Clooney was arrested on Friday outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington, D.C. Clooney, a longtime human rights activist, was handcuffed and taken to jail after he refused a police order vacate the private property. According…

Author hilariously illustrates why copyright math is bogus

Giving a recent TED Talk, author Rob Reid, creator of the online music subscription service Rhapsody, illustrated for the audience exactly why so-called “copyright math” is almost completely bogus. “Copyright math” is a term used for the extrapolations published by groups like the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), or…

‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters target Romney fundraiser

Protesters affiliated with “Occupy Wall Street” converged on the luxury hotel Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan on Wednesday, where a fundraiser for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was being held. The Associated Press estimated that about a hundred people participated in the demonstration against corporate spending in politics. Reverend Billy Taden of…

Land owners kept in dark about fracking violations on their property

A group of Pennsylvania farmers and land owners who receive royalties from hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”) natural gas wells on their property are not being informed about violations and safety issues on their land, said this report from CNN Money. Reporter Poppy Harlow traveled to rural Hughesville, Pennsylvania to meet…

Pat Robertson: Marijuana ‘absolutely’ should be legalized

Conservative televangelist Pat Robertson says he has become a “hero of the hippie culture” by calling for marijuana to be legalized. “I really believe we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol,” Robertson told The New York Times on Wednesday. “I’ve never used marijuana and I don’t intend…

Blogger demonstrates serious flaw in TSA body scanners

A blogger on Tuesday published a video showing how he had snuck a small metal case through the Transportation and Security Administration’s (TSA) “billion dollar fleet” of so-called nude body scanners. Engineer Jonathan Corbett, who runs the blog TSA Out of Our Pants, explained that the problem lies in how…

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