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Food WTF

Yummy! Delicious Black Tar Refreshments!

This is what your fake-sugar soda pop looks like when it’s boiled down: “The American Heart Association writes 180,000 annual deaths may be linked to the consumption of sugary soft drinks.” Drink up, America! (Do not) Continue reading → Continue reading → ...

Internet

The CIA Is Now On Twitter

The CIA has officially entered the realm of Twitter: We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet. — CIA (@CIA) June 6, 2014 Thank you for the @Twitter welcome! We look forward to sharing great #unclassified content … Continue reading → Continue reading...

Diversity

Some Good News Out Of Legoland

Last year, as part of their new mini-figurine series, LEGO unveiled  Professor C. Bodin– “the first-ever female scientist in the company’s 81-year history.” As toys go, LEGOS have been almost exclusively marketed to boys over the years, but as it turns out...

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The Biggest Scandal Surrounding The VA Is The GOP

Just like to follow-up on an excellent commentary by Ashby this past Friday. When president Obama took office, there were 180,000 troops in Iraq– a war which he, like the now-resigned General Eric Shinseki, were both outspoken against in terms … Continue reading → Continue...

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The League Of Extraordinary Journalists

Last month, the story of the mysterious theft of the Sandy Hook memorial signs was picked up by news agencies and bloggers all around the world. The internet seemed to pause in collective disgust just long enough to remind itself … Continue reading → Continue reading → Continue...

Cartoons Open Thread

Epic Denial

Artist — Adam Zyglis In other notable events, if anyone could convert aliens from an other world to Christianity, I think Pope Francis would have the best shot. Speaking on Monday during the homily at his daily morning Mass at … Continue reading → Continue reading → ...

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A Civil War Letter To Mother

RNC Headquarters Washington D.C. 11 May 2014 Dearest Mother-Sister-Wife, I thought I would take the opportunity to write to you as a yearly reminder of my undying love, for you are the one who birthed me on the floor of … Continue reading → Continue reading → Continue reading...

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Al Gore Tells It Like It Is

In an interview published in Politico Magazine this past week, former President Vice President Al Gore talked about the challenges of making climate change the cause of our generation in the context of unprecedented amounts of money in politics, and … Continue reading → Continue...