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Syrian activists resort to pigeons to communicate

BEIRUT — Cut off by a relentless barrage of government shelling, activists in the besieged Syrian city of Homs have reverted to the age-old practice of using carrier pigeons to communicate with each other. “From the activists in Old Homs (district) to those in Baba Amr, please tell us what…

Trump rips Santorum after he wins in three states

Real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump said Wednesday that he had nothing against former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, but needed someone to explain why he was running for president. “How can somebody who is a sitting senator run for the Senate as an incumbent and lose by…

Russian ex-paratroopers score YouTube hit with rock video calling Putin ‘tyrant’

As opposition to Vladimir Putin’s anticipated reelection to the presidency of Russia heats up, protest is taking a number of unusual forms. For example, critics of the Russian leader drove around Moscow on Sunday in cars trailing white ribbons to advertise protests planned for next weekend. The most surprising success…

Ron Paul seeks to unmask YouTube user who uploaded offensive Huntsman ad

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Citizen and the American Civil Liberties Union have told a federal district court that the presidential campaign of Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) should not be able to unmask an anonymous YouTube user who uploaded an offensive video attacking Jon Huntsman. The amateur-looking video, titled “Jon…

Gabby Giffords announces she will step down from Congress

More than a year after surviving a gunshot to her head, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) will step down from office to focus on her continued recovery. In a video released from her Youtube page, Giffords expressed her gratitude for the all the support she has received. “I have more work…

Rep. Huelskamp: SOPA and PIPA would be ‘huge disaster’

After the largest online protest in history on Wednesday, a number of lawmakers have decided to make their opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) well known. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) was questioned about the bills during his hour-long telephone town hall event…

Santorum handlers rough up presidential candidate Vermin Supreme

Satirical presidential candidate and activist Vermin Supreme got knocked around for trying to greet Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Monday. “At first, I believe, it was his goons who were shoving me out as I was trying to get in to shake Mr. Santorum’s hand and wish him well,”…

Surreal: Ice fishing underwater

This surreal underwater ice fishing expedition to a Finnish lake just gets stranger and stranger, with bubbles falling downward and a wheelbarrow floating upward. The video was uploaded to YouTube by joingo44 on January 3, 2012.…

Police club young woman riding bike at Oakland protest

Police officers knocked down and clubbed a young woman during an anti-police march in Oakland late Saturday night, and arrested six people. Video of the incident uploaded to YouTube showed the young woman riding her bicycle towards a small group of officers. As she approached, officers shoved her to the…

Dog in ‘Santa pants’ walks down stairs on front paws

It probably doesn’t qualify as a Christmas miracle, but one YouTube uploader says that his dog learned to walk down stairs on his front paws after being outfitted with a pair of Santa pants. “It was christmas day so I threw a pair of santa pants on my dog,” MrPhillypickles…

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