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Bachmann fans float Wikipedia edits to cover candidate’s recent gaffes

Several strange edits have shown up on Wikipedia entries pertaining to famed Americans referenced by Republican presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann — specifically, it appears that her fans have attempted to rewrite the lives of actor John Wayne and President John Quincy Adams to fit her woefully inaccurate retellings of history.…

FDA: Silicone breast implants ‘mostly safe’

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a 63-page report concluding that silicone breast implants are mostly safe in spite of a higher incidence of complications than saline implants, including leakage, infections, and a slightly elevated risk of a specific type of lymphoma. The report tracks two long-term studies,…

Saudi women defy driving ban

RIYADH (AFP) – Saudi women are set to defy a ban on driving Friday, one month after Manal al-Sharif was jailed for taking the wheel and posting footage of her rebellious act online. The demonstrations are the climax of a two-month online campaign riding the winds of the so-called Arab…

Anti-corporate activists claim Facebook is purging their accounts

Dozens of Facebook accounts with a political orientation have been removed or suspended in the last day, according to British activists. Many of the pages are associated with UK Uncut, which has been at the forefront of protests against both draconian cuts by the British government and tax avoidance by…

Facebook locks Ars Technica page over copyright accusation

Facebook has reportedly locked the page of the technology news and information website Ars Technica because of a copyright infringement accusation. Ars Technica, which has been on the web since 1998, reported Thursday that Facebook disabled access to their account due to a notice from a third party, but provided…

D.C. residents pledge to dump trash at Boehner’s house

A government shutdown could literally be a mess for House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). Thousands of the Washington, D.C. residents who will be without trash service if the government shuts its doors are promising to take their garbage to the Speaker’s residence. A Facebook page is inviting people to join…

Facebook sued for $1 billion over Intifada page

WASHINGTON – Facebook and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg have been hit with a lawsuit seeking more than $1 billion in damages over a page on the social network which called for a “Third Intifada” against Israel. Facebook this week shut down the “Third Intifada” page, which had almost 500,000 fans, but…

Boycott targets contributors to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

Wisconsin citizens upset with Gov. Scott Walker’s attack on public employees’ collective bargaining rights have launched a boycott campaign aimed at his campaign contributors. The Republican governor signed a bill Friday that eliminates most union rights for public employees. One Wisconsin resident, Sam Hokin, started a Facebook page that lists…

Facebook founder’s fan page deleted after hack attack

Was hacking of Facebook CEO an entry in the Facebook Hacker Cup? Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook and subject of the Oscar-nominated The Social Network, on Tuesday declared that he would like to see his company turned into a charity that would hand over its profits to worthy causes.…

Americans ‘morbidly’ want Sarah Palin as president: Satirical survey

A majority of Americans said they would merely vote for Sarah Palin for US president to experience the craziness she would unleash in high office, according to a new satirical poll. “In an Onion News Network survey, 62 percent of Americans said that even though they don’t support Sarah Palin’s…

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