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  • Stupid Cupid: OkCupid Dating Site Experimented on Users

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    In the wake of Facebook’s recent admission of toying with users’ emotions, another site revealed today that it, too, likes to “experiment on human beings” — and lie to them. OkCupid founder Christian Rudder published a blog on Monday detailing three recent experiments the online dating site performed that manipulated users’ perceptions, including telling a “small sample” of couples that they were highly compatible when they actually were not. “The [...]

  • President Barack Obama’s Human Trafficking Efforts Become FedEx-ing

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    President Barack Obama’s Human Trafficking Efforts Become FedEx-ing Immigration of human beings into the United States use to be a semi-orderly process. A high level of respect for our borders and political culture governed by the Rule-Of-Law by other humans not born in this country was an assumed standard. Further, laws were passed by Congress to address special situations where labor needs, education access, and political upheaval could be addressed [...]

  • Connected Passivity And The Internet Of Things In A Symbology World

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    Need a barcode scanner? Then check out our CLZ Barry scanner app for iOS and Android: ** Scan barcodes using the built-in camera of your phone or tablet. ** Instantly transmit scanned barcodes to your desktop computer (Windows or Mac). ** Or: scan barcodes while offline, then send them all to your PC or Mac in one go. CLZ Barry is available for Android and iOS. Image Credit: Collectorz.com  Connected [...]

  • French police and pro-Palestine protesters clash in Paris

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    PARIS – Polish have clashed with thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters who defied a ban in Paris on marching to protest the Israeli offensive in Gaza. Some of the protesters threw stones and other objects at riot police, who responded with rounds of tear gas. Several climbed onto a building under construction, burning an Israeli flag. Others waved a Palestinian flag from atop a street sign. French authorities banned a pro-Palestinian [...]

  • What We know about crash of Malaysian Air MH17

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    BRUSSELS – One day after the crash of a Malaysian jetliner carrying 298 people in eastern Ukraine, here’s what is known, and what has been claimed: THE CAUSE U.S. officials and an adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister have said a surface-to-air missile brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 as it flew Thursday from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. All 298 people aboard died. U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told the U.N. Security [...]

Top Trending Stories in Politics

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Kerry Needs Some Botox!

A while ago, many were surprised when John Kerry emerged looking all puffy and people wondered what had Kerry been up to. Now they know. John Kerry had been getting ready to bloviate about the miracles he could work in the Middle East. Consequently, he face literally bloated up. Kerry was caught being pompous and dismissive of Israel’s pin-point attacks in Gaza. He was supposed to be an emissary of [...]

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GOP Senate Map Expands to 12 States

In terms of 2014 overall race for control of the Senate, CQ Roll Call’s Niels Lesniewski quotes National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Jerry Moran, “I think we have a good map in the sense that we have good candidates and good states. The map has expanded over time. In my view, [it] started out with six or seven — now 10 or 12.” As Roll Call also points out, the [...]

Boehner Sings Another Sad Song

Boehner Sings Another Sad Song

Speaker of the House, John Boehner, gave us another one of his familiar renditions today, his knees providing the percussion section. Quivered on the question of impeachment, he blamed Obama regarding the current talk of a Congressional remedy for “High crimes and misdemeanors” being floated around. He said it was, “. . . a scam started by Democrats at the White House.” For any Congressional House Speaker to draw up [...]

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Religion Remains a Strong Marker of Political Identity in U.S.

PRINCETON, NJ — Even as overall party identification trends in the U.S. have shifted over the past six and half years, the relationship between religion and party identification has remained consistent. Very religious Americans are more likely to identify with or lean toward the Republican Party and less frequently identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party, compared with those who are moderately or nonreligious. Gallup classifies Americans as “very [...]

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Wave of Anti-Semitism Intensifying in Germany

Arsonists have attempted to burn down a synagogue, while a rabbi in Frankfurt has received death threats, as the wave of anti-Semitic attacks triggered by the conflict in Gaza continues in Germany. At 2.15 Tuesday morning a resident of the western city of Wuppertal near Dusseldorf rang the police after seeing flames in the street in front of the Bergische Synagogue. The synagogue, which was first built in 1897, was [...]

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Scientist MPs Refuse To Back ‘Cheerleading’ Climate Change Report

Two MPs on the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee have refused to sign off the body’s latest report as they claim it is “cheerleading” for those who believe in man-made global warming. Graham Stringer and Peter Lilley, who are both trained scientists, claim the report into the 5th Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is far more alarmist than the original. In a statement the two MPs said: “As [...]

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Real Unemployment Rate Is at Least 18 Percent

Friday, the Labor Department is expected to report the economy added 235,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate remained steady at 6.1 percent, but that hardly tells the story. The jobless rate may be down from its recession peak of 10 percent, but much of this results from adults, discouraged by the lack of decent job openings, having quit altogether. They are neither employed nor looking for work. Only [...]

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Christian U.S. Doctor Infected with Ebola Dies in Liberia

Update: Ebola kills Liberian doctor, 2 Americans infected An American doctor battling West Africa’s Ebola epidemic has himself fallen sick with the disease in Liberia, his aid agency said. Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian charity, said Dr Kent Brantly had been isolated at the group’s Ebola treatment center at the ELWA hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia. “Dr. Brantly is married with two children,” the group said, in a statement posted [...]

Top Trending Stories in Entertainment

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Bazinga! ‘Big Bang Theory’ writers hit Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Past “Big Bang” Comic-Con panels have paid off for fans that score tickets. One viewer was awarded a trip to space. And there was a surprise appearance by Johnny Galecki, who hid in the audience in costume until he asked a question. Read more here: Bazinga! ‘Big Bang Theory’ writers hit Comic-Con

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Woody Allen back in spotlight, promoting new film

Throughout his long career, Woody Allen has been fascinated by magic, a theme he’s explored frequently onscreen: playing a magician in “Scoop,” sending Owen Wilson on time travel in “Midnight in Paris,” or pulling Jeff Daniels out of a movie screen in “The Purple Rose of Cairo.” Read more here: Woody Allen back in spotlight, promoting new film

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‘Downton Abbey’ back on Jan. 4 for season 5

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “Downton Abbey” will be back for its fifth season on Jan. 4, but the return date for another hit PBS series, “Sherlock,” is up in the air, PBS chief executive Paula Kerger said Tuesday. Read more here: ‘Downton Abbey’ back on Jan. 4 for season 5

Top Trending Stories in Odd, Funny, Strange

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Water main break, geyser flood UCLA campus, strand motorists

(Reuters) – A major water main ruptured underneath a street near the University of California, Los Angeles on Tuesday, unleashing a 20-foot-tall geyser and millions of gallons of water that flooded part of campus and stranded motorists on nearby streets. The water gushed across the north end of the campus for several hours, submerging athletic fields and pouring into an underground parking structure, where motorists were caught in water up [...]

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Drug Sniffing Dog warning sends jet passengers on a rush to flush

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian budget airline Jetstar apologized on Wednesday after a crew member told passengers on a flight from the Gold Coast tourist strip, including some returning from a popular music festival, to flush away “anything you shouldn’t have.” The warning from the flight attendant that sniffer dogs and quarantine officers were on standby in Sydney prompted a rush to the plane’s toilets, News Ltd reported. Jetstar, owned by [...]

Arizona inmate uses basketball hoop to leap to freedom

Arizona inmate uses basketball hoop to leap to freedom

PHOENIX (Reuters) – A physically fit felon escaped from a detention facility in Arizona by scaling a basketball hoop in the yard and then jumping from it onto a fence, authorities said on Monday. Read more here: Arizona inmate uses basketball hoop to leap to freedom

Fist bumps relay 90 percent less germs than handshakes: study

Fist bumps relay 90 percent less germs than handshakes: study

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ditching handshakes in favor of more informal fist bumps could help cut down on the spread of bacteria and illnesses, according to a study released on Monday. Read more here: Fist bumps relay 90 percent less germs than handshakes: study

Top Trending Stories in Science

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Is Armageddon at Hand? Animals Flee Yellowstone

Yesterday,  President Obama stated that Armageddon didn’t happen over Obamacare implementation.  But some folks are beginning  to wonder if an Armageddon Extinction Level Event (ELE)  is brewing at Yellowstone National Park as video reveals animals fleeing the park following several small earthquakes. The Epoch Times had this to say: A number of bloggers are posting videos that show bison and other animals allegedly leaving Yellowstone National Park, prompting theories that [...]

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Holy Snow Rollers?

A strange and rare winter weather marvel appeared overnight in Eastern states blasted by blustery winds snow sculpted into fanciful shapes such as doughnuts and hollow tubes. Known as snow rollers, the delicate formations are as light as meringues and may crumble when touched, but others are icy enough for play. They were a social media phenomenon Monday, sweeping Twitter and Facebook as people from Ohio, Illinois and Pennsylvania posted [...]

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China lands on the Moon just 44 years after the USA

China made a soft landing on the moon just 54 years after the Soveit Union landed Luna-2 , the first object to another celestial body and 44 years after the United States put the first human on the surface of the Moon. The lunar probe began to carry out soft-landing on the moon at 9 p.m. Saturday and touched down in Sinus Iridum, or the Bay of Rainbows, 11 minutes [...]

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Tiny Dinosaur found in Canada

The tiny, intact skeleton of a baby rhinoceroslike dinosaur has been unearthed in Canada. The toddler was just 3 years old and 5 feet (1.5 meters) long when it wandered into a river near Alberta, Canada, and drowned about 70 million years ago. The beast was so well-preserved that some of its skin left impressions in the nearby rock. The fossil is the smallest intact skeleton ever found from a [...]

Top Trending Stories in Sports

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Colorado Rockies shirts honoring Tulowitzki – Spell his name wrong

(Reuters) – Ebay may soon heat up with searches for baseball jerseys honoring Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, after his own team managed to spell the top hitter’s name wrong. The team gave out 15,000 of the shirts to fans attending a home game at Coors Field in Denver on Saturday, spelling as “Tulowizki” the name of the player tied for first for the highest batting average in Major League [...]

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Hall of Famer Jim Brown sues over ’64 title ring

NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Fame football star Jim Brown — running out of time to retrieve his 1964 NFL championship ring — has sued a memorabilia dealer. Read more here: Hall of Famer Jim Brown sues over ’64 title ring

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Oval Gauntlet Necessary/Mandatory In Verizon IndyCar Series

Featured Image – Iowa Speedway during the Verizon IndyCar Series Iowa Corn Indy 300. Image Credit: Iowa Corn Oval Gauntlet Necessary/Mandatory In Verizon IndyCar Series To many fans of American open-wheel racing, the entertaining draw of a street course event weekend is the venue that had been created converting an everyday urban environment into a racetrack, followed by a weekend festival of cultural events (motor and otherwise), and consistency on [...]

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USA Soccer Goalie Tim Howard is a Loser

Even with 16 saves, a new record. According to Nate Silver, Tim Howard made the USA v. Belgium game competitive.  Statistically, Belgium should have had 4.5 goals in the game had Howard not played his best game ever.  How does one lose, while playing his best… That is Soccer my friends, that is Soccer. After losing 2-1 to Belgium on Tuesday, the U.S. men’s national team will be left to [...]