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Lawyers: Illegal body cavity searches of women standard policy at Texas traffic stops

Lawyer representing women who faced “unconstitutional” cavity searches of their genitals at traffic stops in Texas last year have said that the practice is essentially standard practice in many jurisdictions. In two separate cases last year, four women said that they were humiliated with illegal cavity searches on the side…

Philly columnist denies ‘Ch*nk’ is a racist term

In supporting a local restaurant facing a drastic dip in business, a Philadelphia Inquirer columnist suggested the establishment’s original name, “Ch*nk’s,” was not racist in nature. “You can argue whether his friends meant it as an Asian slur or a sidewalk description,” Stu Bykofsky wrote on Monday. “America was, rightly…

Republican rep.: Obamacare ‘racist’ because white people use tanning beds

Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) recently told a group of constituents that he backing a birther bill because he hoped that it would “get rid of everything” that President Barack Obama had done, and then added that the president’s “racist” health care law forced white people to pay more to use…

Comedian Lee Camp: NASA climate change video shows ‘we’re f*cked by 2100′

Activist comedian Lee Camp used footage recently released by NASA on climate change as an opportunity for people to bring the issue further into public consciousness. The video simulation, which Camp called, “We’re f*cked by 2100,” demonstrates the devastating consequences of carbon dioxide emissions continuing at their current rate of…

Greenwald: Embassy closings looks like a conspiracy to silence NSA debate

Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald on Monday suggested that President Barack Obama had ordered 19 U.S. embassies in the Middle Easy closed not because of a legitimate terror threat, but to silence a debate on recently-revealed details of National Security Agency (NSA) data collection programs. In a Sunday appearance on Meet…

Fox News and Trump complain: Blacks say ‘cracker’ but we can’t use the N-word

Conservative mogul Donald Trump and the hosts of Fox & Friends on Monday complained that African-American Democrats were allowed to say the word “cracker,” but celebrity cook Paula Deen was “crucified” for using the N-word. During a weekly segment with Trump, Fox News host Gretchen Carlson reported that Rep. Charlie…

Miss Utah contestant charged with making and throwing homemade bombs

A contestant in the upcoming Miss Utah beauty pageant was arrested on Saturday after admitting to helping make explosive devices and throwing them at houses and residents of her Salt Lake City suburb. According to KUTV-TV, 18-year-old Kendra Gill and three friends, John Reagh, Shanna Smith and Bryce Stone, told…

BBC: Boston bomber had literature about white supremacy and gun rights

The older of two brothers who allegedly bombed the Boston Marathon earlier this year had “right wing extremist” literature including information about gun rights and white supremacy. The BBC program Panorama spent months speaking to friends in attempt to uncover what might have radicalized Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed by…

Revealed: Google’s Sergey Brin bankrolled world’s first synthetic beef hamburger ‘for animal welfare reasons’

The billionaire co-founder of Google, Sergey Brin, said he invested €250,000 in the technology for animal welfare reasons The man who has bankrolled the production of the world’s first lab-grown hamburger has been revealed as Google co-founder Sergey Brin. The internet entrepreneur has backed the project to the tune of…

Newlywed killed after man mows 12 people down at Venice Beach boardwalk

By Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A California man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a driver plowed his car into pedestrians on the popular Venice Beach boardwalk, killing an Italian woman on her honeymoon and injuring 11 other people, police said on Sunday. Witnesses said it…

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