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Bill Hicks' point: 'It's just a ride'

Bill Hicks, the late American stand-up comedian and cult hero, had an acerbic whit. He didn't describe his act as "Chomsky with dick jokes" for nothing. But he also had a philosophy, boiled down to a four-word phrase. Here it is, at the end of his 1993 performance film "Revelations" shot live in London, UK.

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Smooth advice: How to tell people they sound racist

Radio personality Jay Smooth gives quick advice on how to tell people they sound racist without getting into a fist fight.

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Journalism professor finds anguish in the 'American Dream'

Robert Jensen, author and journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin, picked apart the myth of "American Dream" during a recent talk in Austin, Texas. In this clip, Jensen gave an introduction to his thesis, beginning with a review of "the literature of dream analysis" that describes America's ideology.

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Wis. unrest exposed GOP strategy to split lower classes, liberal author says

The labor unrest in Wisconsin exposed the Republican Party's plan to essentially divide-and-conquer the lower classes in America, a liberal author recently wrote.

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Live stream: Protesters call for recall of Wisconsin's GOP senators

This live stream is being broadcast via The Uptake.

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Former CIA officer's arrest at Clinton talk like 'Kafka'

Ray McGovern, former US Army and CIA officer, spoke with DemocracyNow! Friday about his arrest after his silent protest during a talk on Internet freedom given by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He described the event as "like something right out of Franz Kafka."

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Cheney's office misled Colin Powell on Iraq threat, former aide says

Lawrence Wilkerson, the former chief of staff of former Secretary of State Colin Powell, said Friday that former vice president Dick Cheney’s office misled his old boss with bogus information to sell the Iraq War to the American people. This talk with MSNBC’s Cenk Uygur Friday came in the wake of Iraqi defector Rafid Ahmed Alwan Al-Janabi nicknamed "Curveball" admitting he lied about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

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Bill Maher heckled during talk on women in Muslim world

Dealing with hecklers is nothing new for Bill Maher. In 2007, he went so far as to personally escort one unruly "9/11 truther" off his show's sound stage. On Saturday, Maher was more reserved when a man interrupted discussion on the treatment of women in the Muslim world. The heckler yelled, "Bill, do you see what Hellfire missiles do to Muslim women?" As the man was removed from the audience, Maher dismissed his comment, saying that it did not pertain to the topic.

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Rep. Weiner calls House GOP's bluff on 'Obamacare'

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) gave his fellow congresspersons, albeit in the GOP, an option on Thursday. If they should happen to openly oppose “government-controlled health care,” then they should immediately relinquish their own government-controlled health care coverage.

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Student captures spirit of Wisconsin pro-union rallies in music video

Matt Wisniewski, a 22-year-old college student at the University of Wisconsin, put together this inspiring video in support of unions in Wisconsin. The video consists of three days of footage of the 30,000 protesters at the state capitol in Madison against a bill that would drastically curb the bargaining power of public employees in unions. The accompanying song is Arcade Fire's "Rebellion (Lies)."

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Glenn Beck: Muslim faction wants to bring about Apocalypse

Is a faction of Muslims attempting to bring about the Biblical Apocalypse, aka the End Times, i.e. the Judgement Day? Fox News host Glenn Beck theorized as much with guest Joel Richardson, author of "The Islamic Antichrist," on Thursday. With his chalkboard in tow, Beck compared the "Twelfth Imam" to the "Antichrist."

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Media futurist: Time to replace the Internet

'Contact' summit to study replacing DNS with peer-to-peer, democratic networks

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Exclusive: Revolutionary spirit could spread, author tells Raw

Despite the unique circumstances that brought about social unrest in countries across the Middle East, the wave of revolutions could indeed continue onward, a noted author and history professor recently told Raw Story.

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Tom Waits gives Henry Rollins advice on giving love advice

Ever wanted to meet one of your idols? Not only did rocker Henry Rollins meet one of his, but fellow musician Tom Waits also gave him some helpful advice on giving love advice to fans who are romantic necrophiliacs. From "The Barely Animated Adventures of Henry Rollins," here is "The Tom Waits Story."

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Mubarak regime abused 50,000 homeless children in Cairo, reporter says

Thousands of children that live in the streets of Cairo, Egypt, were brutally abused under the regime of President Hosni Mubarak, a Middle East correspondent recently wrote.

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