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Virtual reality ‘diet glasses’ fool users into eating less

Goggles that trick the wearer into thinking the plain snack in their hand is a chocolate cookie, or make biscuits appear larger have been unveiled in Japan, offering hope to weak-willed dieters everywhere. Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed devices that use computer wizardry and augmented reality to fool the senses…

Eliot Spitzer: U.S. needs ‘big, old-fashioned Keynesian stimulus’

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer said Monday that the United States needed to invest in the public sector, because the country’s current policies clearly were not revving up the economy. “One thing that could help is a big, old-fashioned Keynesian stimulus,” he said on his Current TV show Viewpoint.…

Video mashup: Barack Obama sings ‘Call Me Maybe’

In a video uploaded to YouTube on Monday, President Barack Obama can be seen singing the hit tune “Call Me Maybe” by Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen. Unlike when the President actually sang “Sweet Home Chicago” or “Let’s Stay Together,” the new video is comprised of a collection of Obama’s…

CNN contributor: N.Y. police trick marijuana users into getting arrested

CNN legal contributor Paul Callan explained on Monday how police in New York were tricking marijuana users into getting themselves arrested. Under current New York law, individuals in private possession of 25 grams or less of marijuana only face a finable violation. But if the same amount of marijuana is…

Chris Matthews hits ‘pusillanimous’ Obama for ‘thinking small’

MSNBC host Chris Matthews on Monday accused President Barack Obama of being too timid in his rhetoric and political agenda. “I don’t understand why he thinks small,” Matthews, who is generally supportive of the President, said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “Why doesn’t he say, ‘Look, we brought back the auto…

Oliver Stone calls on U.S. military to stop ‘violently dismembering live animals’

Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone has urged the U.S. Department of Defense in a recent video to stop using thousands of goats in medical training drills. “Each year, the U.S. military and its contractors shoot, stab, mutilate, burn, and kill more than 10,000 live animals in cruel and archaic trauma training…

Berkeley mayor proposes ban on sidewalk sitting

The mayor of Berkeley, California is on a mission to stop the scourge of sidewalk sitters in his town. Mayor Tom Bates has proposed a ballot measure that would outlaw sitting on sidewalks because he believes the young people loitering along Telegraph Avenue are bad for business. “Sometimes, there are…

GOP strategist: Romney’s factual poor job creation record a ‘misleading number’

Former Bachmann and Santorum campaign press secretary Alice Stewart conceded Monday morning that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney had a less than sterling job creation record during his time as Massachusetts governor. In an segment on MSNBC Live, Stewart initially claimed the fact of Massachusetts ranking 47th out of 50th…

Fox News host suggests Holder ‘inciting racism’ to ‘boost minority turnout’

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade on Monday suggested that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was “inciting racism” in a effort to get more minorities to vote for President Barack Obama. Kilmeade noted on Monday that the state of Florida had vowed to defy a Justice Department order to halt a…

Voter ID advocate fails to name single instance of voter fraud

Appearing on MSNBC on Monday morning, Heritage Foundation senior fellow Brian Darling tried to advocate on behalf of Republicans’ efforts in several to purge allegedly fraudulent voters from the rolls ahead of the 2012 presidential election. However, under questioning Darling was unable to cite a single verified instance of actual…

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