Monthly Archives: October 2014

Woman Gets Life-Changing Surprise After Hitting Head on Coffee Table: ‘I Can’t Really Find Words to Describe How It Felt’

“Nobody knows what happened or can explain it.”

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FDA Approves Ebola Test Machines Weeks After Dallas Needed Them

Several years ago the US Food and Drug Administration approved a small device that can quickly and accurately identify the Ebola virus, but despite its approval, US hospitals have been denied the use of the machine by the FDA until last week. In fact, …

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General Dempsey Prompts PC Outrage With Joke To Muslim Man

On October 31, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey was speaking at Syracuse University when a bearded Muslim held the microphone to ask a question, and Dempsey quickly asked, “Are you Taliban?”  Dempsey then added, “Just kidding….

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Open thread for night owls: FAIR TV criticizes Time magazine, new tactic of climate change deniers

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting posts a mini-critique of a few items the media have covered during the week. Here is the latest edition:


Blast from the Past. At Daily Kos on this date in 2009Hannity outdumbs himself:

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Sean Hannity, enabled by the one and only Dick Morris, manages to outdumb even himself, claiming that the public option (which is, at its core, just an optional) doesn’t have an individual opt-out. [...]

HANNITY: Harry Reid comes out today, says government option with the states’ ability to opt-out and it will include a co-op.

   MORRIS: Opt-out if the Feds feel that they have successfully offered an alternative. The feds can say, no Alabama you’re not doing enough…

   HANNITY: So it’s not really an opt-out anyway?

   MORRIS: It’s not really an opt-out.

   HANNITY: And it’s not an individual — an individual can’t opt out.

   MORRIS: Exactly.

   HANNITY: It’s the state that has to opt-out.

At least the garbage Morris spewed about Alabama resulted in a somewhat coherent claim—that states wouldn’t be allowed to opt-out. It’s not true, but at least it makes sense in some sort of twisted teabagger version of reality.

But Hannity’s claim—that the public option doesn’t have an individual opt-out—is beyond stupid. The whole idea of the public option is that there’s nothing to opt out of! It is by its very nature something that individuals will only participate in if they so choose. If you don’t want the public option, then don’t sign up for it. Nobody will be enrolled in it who doesn’t ask to be enrolled.


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Happy Halloween. Here’s the Jack-o-Lantern Sun seen by @NASASunEarth on Oct. 8. Latest on Sun: http://t.co/… http://t.co/…
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On today’s Kagro in the Morning show: Another show held together with duct tape and chicken wire! Follow-up on EFF’s claims that “sneak & peek” warrants were being abused. Further consideration of the privatized surveillance dodge. Today in “What Could Go Wrong?”: The CIA hires Amazon to handle its cloud computing; Personhood amendments on the ballot in North Dakota and Colorado; FBI creates a fake Seattle Times page with a fake AP story on it to nab a suspect.


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Republicans are Weird Sometimes

Sen. Mary Landrieu’s comment that the South “has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans” spurs outraged Republican demands for an apology and show of heartfelt contrition.

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Democrats’ Staffers Fear ‘Mass Exodus’ of Jobs After GOP Senate Win

Democrat staffers are beginning to panic that they will be among the unemployed now that a GOP takeover of the U.S. Senate is plausible on Tuesday. As Paul Bedard reports at the Washington Examiner, an estimated 300-600 Democrat committee and personal …

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When You See His Gravity-Defying Completed Artwork, You’ll Likely Just Stare in Astonishment

Take a look.

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Midwest Hit With Cold Snap, Earliest Halloween Snow in a Decade

The Midwest is on the receiving end of a Halloween trick with the coldest Halloween weather in years. Chicago even got its earliest measurable snowfall in a decade. This year, parents in the Midwest had to make sure their little trick-or-treaters were…

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Fourth Victim of Washington State High School Shooting Dies in Hospital

“Our hearts are broken at the passing of our beautiful daughter.”

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‘Grass March’ Turned Out to Be Final Ride for Original Sagebrush Rebel

Grant Gerber, a longtime Nevada rancher, attorney and land-rights activist, died last Saturday from injuries sustained during his cross-country ride in the Grass March on… Read More

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