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Roseanne Barr: Behead bankers who don’t give up wealth

Comedienne and actress Roseanne Barr told RT’s Max Keiser Saturday that bankers should each give up all but $100 million of their personal wealth or face decapitation. Barr explained that she had spoken at the “Occupy Wall Street” protests in September. “I ended up speaking there to announce my candidacy…

‘I am not a witch’: Buffalo Beast editor running for Congress to replace Rep. humiliated on Craigslist

Exclusive interview: Journalist behind prank on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is on the ballot in New York’s 26th congressional district Ian Murphy has been at the lonely work of gonzo journalism for a while now, but it’s only recently that he’s achieved a level of national notoriety from his perch…

YouTube buys US web television company

SAN FRANCISCO – YouTube announced that it bought Internet television company Next New Networks to improve content for the Google-owned video-sharing website. The New York City-based startup was launched four years ago and is home to popular networks, such as “Barely Political” and “Indy Mogul,” which it billed as the…

Two rescued from Louisiana oil platform fire

HOUSTON (Reuters) – An oil production platform caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday and two people on board were rescued, but the fire was extinguished, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Firefighting vessels are on scene, making sure the fire does not reignite, the Coast Guard said. The…

Facebook revamps comments platform for websites

WASHINGTON – Facebook is revamping a platform designed to power the frequently unruly comments space on websites. The Palo Alto, California, social networking giant unveiled an updated Comments Box plug-in on Tuesday that websites can use to replace the system they currently use to display comments from readers. Online publishers…

Nokia joins forces with Microsoft to beat competition

HELSINKI – Nokia, the world’s largest mobile phone maker, said Friday it was joining forces with US giant Microsoft in a major corporate strategy shake-up that left investors disappointed. The Finnish phone maker said Microsoft’s Windows Phone would now serve as its primary smartphone platform in a “broad strategic partnership”…

Android becomes top smartphone platform

HELSINKI – Google’s Android dethroned Nokia’s Symbian as the most popular smartphone platform in the last quarter of 2010, ending a reign that began with the birth of the industry 10 years ago. Research firm Canalys said on Monday phone makers sold a total of 32.9 million Android-equipped phones in…

Iowa GOP platform calls for ‘no-activities night on Wednesdays’

The Iowa Republican Party is seeking to establish a “no-activities night” every Wednesday in the state. “We support the establishment of a no-activities night on Wednesdays,” reads section 4:33 of its platform. The unique declaration is sandwiched between clauses stating a commitment to allowing Bibles in schools and supporting the…

Montana Republican Party wants to make homosexuality a crime

At a time when gays have been gaining victories across the country, the Republican Party in Montana still wants to make homosexuality illegal. The party adopted an official platform in June that keeps a long-held position in support of making homosexual acts illegal, a policy adopted after the Montana Supreme…

Feds launch investigation of Gulf platform fire

Federal drilling overseers to investigate fire on Gulf of Mexico oil platform The agency that oversees offshore drilling will investigate the fire on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Thursday’s fire came less than five months after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that killed 11…

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