Politics

 

unarmedblackteenAn unarmed black teenager in Arkansas survived a trip to his local grocery store this morning without getting shot by police.

According to a report by WARK news in Fayetteville, 17-year-old Anthony Smith walked two miles to the Marvin’s Food Store in his neighborhood and returned completely unharmed. The extraordinary tale shocked family and friends, and has since captivated the hearts of millions nationwide.... Read More →

 

holderdimonJust after announcing his resignation as U.S. attorney general, Eric Holder has accepted a top job with Wall Street finance giant JPMorgan Chase.

Starting in early November, Holder will serve as JPMorgan Chase’s chief compliance officer, where his responsibilities will include lobbying Congress on the company’s behalf and ensuring it “gets the best deal possible” from any new proposed financial regulations. Holder will also fetch morning coffee and breakfast orders for CEO Jamie Dimon and board members.... Read More →

 

186285546The largest oil field in the world was discovered yesterday just 30 kilometers off Scotland’s coast.

As many Scots reeled from the defeat of their push for independence, the British government announced that the massive oil field has the potential to produce up to 15 million barrels a day, if not more, generating trillions of dollars annually for decades.... Read More →

 

Sarah Palin Launches Book Tour For Her Memoir, "Going Rogue"Sarah Palin has sent her condolences to “Braveheart” actor Mel Gibson in response to the defeat in the vote on Scotland’s independence.

In a letter addressed to Gibson, which was also posted on her Facebook page, Palin congratulated Gibson on his brave attempt to lead Scotland to independence.... Read More →

 

SanFranciscoStrightMarriageThe City of San Francisco banned straight marriage today on the grounds that heterosexual behavior is unnatural and a threat to same-sex relationships.

In a close vote the city’s Board of Supervisors passed a resolution this morning barring opposite sex couples in the city from marrying one another effective immediately. All existing unions between one man and one woman will also be nullified.... Read More →

 

474455397India celebrated the installation of the country’s 100th toilet today.

In a posh ceremony outside Mumbai this afternoon, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a state-of-the-art dual-gender outhouse, which will serve a crowded government office building on the outskirts of the city.... Read More →

 

WashingtonMonumentBallsThe National Park Service announced plans today for a new visitors’ center at the Washington Monument.

In a press conference this morning, officials unveiled the final design for the long-delayed project. The new addition -- in the shape of two large spheres attached to the monument's base -- hopes to increase revenue generation from the historic site.... Read More →

 

176869786Thanks to the viral success of the ice bucket challenge, which has raised $95 million for the ALS Association, Congress has pledged to slash $1 billion previously budgeted for life-saving medical research.

The $95 million is a drop in the bucket compared to Congress’ budget cuts to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the government agency that spends billions of dollars a year funding medical research on causes such as ALS, cancer, mental health, diabetes, drug abuse, and strokes.... Read More →

 

georgiavendingmachinesGeorgia has become the first state in the union to legalize handgun vending machines.

In a ceremony today in Atlanta, Gov. Nathan Deal signed the Firearms Freedom and Accessibility Act (FFAA), which allows the sale of handguns in automated machines that accept cash, credit and debit cards.... Read More →

 

Screen-Shot-2014-08-15-at-4.01.27-PM-1280x730Police in Ferguson, Missouri beheaded an American journalist today.

According to multiple reports, Edward Baxter was working on a story inside a local McDonald's when police approached and asked him to hand over his laptop.... Read More →

 

477850221The urban myth of the “brown note” - a noise which causes uncontrollable bowel movements - has became reality in Ferguson, Missouri.

Today police used a device called the B-Note 300XS to disperse protesters gathered for the killing of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. It creates a frequency of 5 to 9 Hz and was successful in causing unsuspecting protesters to defecate themselves in public.... Read More →

 

458307445Russia has seen a massive drop in obesity rates and related diseases since it banned food imports from the United States and Europe.

Moscow has halted imports of sodas, candy, junk food and other processed food from the West in retaliation for economic sanctions on its oil and banking sectors.... Read More →