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Trends analyst predicted global uprisings a year ago

A trends analyst who made his reputation by predicting the 2008 economic crash appears to have scored again — at least in part. A year ago, Gerald Celente told Russia Today that 2011 would be marked both by young people around the world coming together on the Internet to combat…

Student leaves $170,000 violin on bus

A gifted young Taiwanese violin student faced the music after leaving a rare violin worth more than $170,000 on a bus. Jessica Muchen Hsieh, a student at the New England Conservatory of Music, realized the violin was missing sometime after getting off a Megabus in Philadelphia on Tuesday. On Friday, police said the out-of-tune 18-year-old’s…

Gingrich supporters cheer Confederate flag in South Carolina

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich made it clear at an event in Columbia, South Carolina Friday that they were for the Confederate flag but against allowing HIV-positive people to enlist in the military. At a town hall lunch event, a young black man stood up to ask the…

Louisiana councilman proposes ban on colorful ‘Mardi Gras’ like tombs

A councilman in Louisiana is so upset over colorful tombs in one cemetery that he is proposing a band on them entirely. Alvin Tillman, a council man from the town of Terrebonne, is proposing a law to restrict the color a tomb can be painted, according to the Associated Press.…

Gay robot confronts Bachmann: ‘You’re a robo-phobe!’

The gay robot “RoboProfessor” did his best to meet Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann as she exited her campaign bus in Iowa City Thursday. “Michele Bachmann, I am a gay robot,” the robot told the smiling but confused candidate. “Do you support equal rights for gay robots?” “Not only are…

Romney ‘promises’ student she will have job if he wins

Campaign promises are pretty standard this time of year, but this one may be going a little too far. At a campaign stop in Concord, New Hampshire Thursday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney promised one college student that she would definitely have a job if he wins next November —…

Congress passes payroll tax deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress approved a two-month payroll tax cut extension on Friday, capping an exhausting year of partisan warfare over taxes and spending that will resume in January, with the economy barely scratching out a recovery and elections on the horizon. Both the Senate and the House of Representatives, by voice votes in chambers nearly emptied for the…

Police pepper spray, shut down malls over Air Jordan shoes

Black Friday is long since over, but mayhem continued at U.S. shopping malls early Friday morning over Nike Air Jordan 11 “Concords.” Just two days before Christmas, police in Austin were forced to shut down two malls after they said crowds became unruly. “People started pushing like crazy, and they…

Man buys beer, robs bank, returns to bar

When robbing a bank, it would probably be wise not to return to the place you were right before the robbery. According to WTSP-TV in Florida, 52-year-old John Robin Whittle left a bar to get some money after buying a beer and returned later. But in-between that was his decision…

Romney on Irish Setter strapped to car roof: ‘Love my dog’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney offered no defense Wednesday when asked about a dog he had made ride on the roof of his station wagon during a family vacation. According to a 2007 Boston Globe profile of the candidate, Romney’s oldest son, Tagg, yelled, “Gross!” as he noticed a brown…

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