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Watch: Wisconsin Capitol police tackle man for photographing progressive protest

A photographer and activist was aggressively arrested at the Wisconsin Capitol on Monday during a daily singalong protest. Video of the incident uploaded to YouTube showed two police officers approaching Damon Terrell, who can be heard saying, “This is not illegal.” As Terrell backed away, one of the officers grabbed…

Russian TV anchor gets fired after coming out as gay on the air

A Russian TV personality came out on the air as a gay man and was fired within hours. According to Salon.com, however, 37-year-old Anton Krasovsky knew that his actions would have repercussions and was prepared for them. During a broadcast, Krasovsky looked straight into the camera and declared, “I’m gay,…

Watch: Where your poop goes after you flush it

In the video below from AsapSCIENCE, viewers can found out exactly what happens to their poop after it gets flushed down the toilet. It turns out that you might be bringing some of that crap right back into the house without even realizing it. AsapSCIENCE was founded by biologists Mitchell…

Democrats seek to systematically debunk Republican’s IRS claims

House Democrats are attempting to push back against the Republican narrative of the IRS scandal. In video uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday, Democrats on the House Oversight Committee highlighted that many Republican claims about the IRS had been directly contradicted by Treasury Inspector General J. George Russell, the man in…

Neil deGrasse Tyson on whether alien lifeforms have found Earth

If aliens discovered Earth, would humanity know about it? Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson weighed in on the topic in video uploaded to YouTube on Saturday by Business Insider. He joked that extraterrestrial life could have already shown up at New York City’s Times Square or San Diego’s Comic Con, but…

Democrats want you to watch Republicans talk about marriage equality

Democrats have a new strategy to use against their Republicans opponents: Just let them speak. The Democratic National Committee’s YouTube channel “DemRapidResponse” frequently uploads short campaign-style videos. Many of the videos are mash-ups of several clips about a particular topic, while other videos show Democrats speaking out about current trends.…

Online boor finally pays the price in ‘You’re A Troll’

Consider this new video by Stage 5 TV a long-distance dedication — to all of those people who abused YouTube’s flag function to try to get Anita Sarkeesian’s videos yanked off-line, or who go online and offer nothing but thinly-veiled (if that) digital bile. “You’re a troll, a miserable troll,”…

Dreamworks buys premium YouTube channel ‘AwesomenessTV’ for $33 million

Yesterday, Dreamworks announced the acquisition of AwesomenessTV for $33 million, the first such major purchase of a YouTube-funded premium video channel. Following the news, I caught up with Awesomeness’ lead investor to inquire about the deal and what it might mean…  …

Obama: If daughters get tattoos, Michelle and I will too

US President Barack Obama has a unique strategy for keeping his daughters from getting tattoos: threatening to get the same design, along with his wife, and turning it into a family YouTube moment. “What we’ve said to the girls is: ‘If you guys ever decide that you’re going to get…

Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s YouTube account provides clues about his radicalization

A YouTube account apparently belonging to Tamerlan Tsarnaev gives tantalising hints of his radicalisation before the Boston bombings, and includes a speech by a Russian militant cradling a gun, a bizarre attack on Harry Potter, and songs by a popular Russian rapper. Tsarnaev created a YouTube channel in August 2012,…

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