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Texas atheist wears pasta strainer in driver’s license photo to worship ‘Flying Spaghetti Monster’

A Texas Tech student said that he was celebrating religious freedom for atheists when he fought to wear a pasta strainer on his head in his official driver’s license photo. KCDB reported on Saturday that Eddie Castillo spent four months researching and contacting government officials before he got approval to…

Kevin Spacey: Stop worrying about piracy and give users what they want

It appears that Kevin Spacey gets what so many of us have been saying for over a decade: piracy isn’t so much a problem as it is a statement of demand from users. And the way to “beat” piracy is to do a better job of offering fans what they…

Zurich debates merits of drive-in ‘sex boxes’ as way to regulate prostitution

Some places try to drive away prostitution. Others build a driveway for it. Swiss citizens are divided over the country’s first attempt at a “sex drive in” in Zurich as a means of regulating and controlling prostitution near the city’s tourist and commercial district outside the city center. Prostitution is…

George Will: Single moms more dangerous for minorities than a lack of rights

Conservative columnist George Will asserted on Sunday that single mothers actually presented a bigger threat to minority communities than a lack of voting rights. During a segment on ABC’s This Week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington for civil rights, Democratic strategist Donna Brazile noted that…

Jindal: Racism persists because minorities cling to their heritage

Louisiana Gov. Bobbie Jindal (R) has blamed minorities who refuse to give up their “separateness” for the continuation of racism in America. In a Politico op-ed marking the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, Jindal noted that racism was “one of the…

Colin Powell: Voting restrictions ‘are going to backfire’ on Republicans

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Sunday warned fellow Republicans that voting restrictions designed to reduce the turnout of minorities, young people and seniors were “going to backfire” on the party. Powell told CBS host Bob Schieffer that the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn part of the Voting Rights…

Did you forget Medicare? Jim DeMint claims ‘federal health care’ can’t work

CNN host Dana Bash offered no fact check on Sunday as Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint (R) falsely claimed that fewer doctors accepted Medicare than private insurance. During a Sunday interview, DeMint explained that Heritage Action had launched a nine-city tour to rally Americans in support of repealing Obamacare because…

Ted Cruz: Republicans repealing Obamacare to help African-Americans and Hispanics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) says that Republicans are working to defund and repeal President Barack Obama’s health care reform law in order to help African-Americans and Hispanics. In an interview with CNN that aired on Sunday, Cruz told host Candy Crowley that he was “not convinced” that the president would…

In an Armadggedon-like video, NASA outlines its controversial Asteroid Retrieval Mission

In this NASA concept art, an asteroid is snagged and bagged as part of the agency’s controversial Asteroid Retrie(NASA) NASA has released a new concept video that animates its ambitious plan, called the Asteroid Retrieval Mission, to snag an asteroid…  …

Jerry Brown declares California state of emergency as huge Yosemite wildfire rages

A huge wildfire raged unchecked near California’s famous Yosemite National Park, threatening thousands of homes as officials declared a state of emergency. The blaze — named the “Rim Fire” — erupted last Saturday in the Stanislaus National Forest to the west of Yosemite, one of the most popular tourist attractions…

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