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You Say You Want A Revolution …

February 11, 2016 |

It’s on.

Well, a counter-revolution on the Republican side, with the billionaire bully boy Donald Trump reasserting his authoritarian appeal over the once Grand Old Party with a smashing 20-point triumph in a crowded New Hampshire primary. The Donald stumbled a bit last week in Iowa, running a primary-style campaign in a caucus state, getting out-hustled by ultra-right Texas Senator Ted Cruz while many would-be Trumpeters eschewed an icy outing for an evening of tedious caucusing.

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China’s Sudden Currency Depreciation: High Anxiety and Lost Face

August 12, 2015 |

In the ongoing battle between the markets and the Chinese central government, the sudden 2% devaluation of the yuan represents a colossal loss of face, not to mention a further signal of the economy’s underlying weakness. A shrinking auto sector — insiders expect retail sales to decline 15% in 2015 — is but one harbinger of choppy seas.

The People’s Bank of China has tried, unconvincingly, to dress up the largest depreciation as an attempt to correct “distortions” and a “one-off move to fix the discrepancy between the reference rate and the market’s spot rate.”

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Controlling Language Controls the Euthanasia Debate

September 2, 2014 |

What happens when conservatives discover “political correctness?”

Recently the Discovery Institute, a front for creationist conservatives, posted a column complaining about the phrase “vegetable” being used to describe those who lost cognitive functions.

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Controlling Language Controls the Euthanasia Debate

September 2, 2014 |

What happens when conservatives discover “political correctness?”

Recently the Discovery Institute, a front for creationist conservatives, posted a column complaining about the phrase “vegetable” being used to describe those who lost cognitive functions.

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U.S. Military Carries Out Operation Against Al-Shabab Network In Somalia

September 2, 2014 |

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Monday in Somalia, the Pentagon said.

Spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said the U.S. was assessing the results and would provide more information when appropriate. No further details were available.

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FBI Addressing Leak Of Nude Celebrity Photos

September 1, 2014 |

ANTHONY McCARTNEY, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online.

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Beyoncé & Jay Z Looked Really Happy At Made In America

September 1, 2014 |

Beyoncé and Jay Z were spotted looking plenty happy at Made In America in Los Angeles on Sunday. (“Still drunk in love?” reads the Us Weekly story about the photos.) Beyoncé and Jay Z spent the summer on tour (and also dodging rumors of a split), but the pair presented a united front at last month’s MTV Video Music Awards, where Beyoncé won the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

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My Banned Word Holiday Rant

September 1, 2014 |

Banned Words

According to the US Department of Labor (www.dol.gov), Labor Day (the first Monday in September) is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country.

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Amber Rose Twerks To Husband Wiz Khalifa’s ‘Ass Drop’

September 1, 2014 |

Amber Rose is proud of her husband Wiz Khalifa and she’s not afraid to show it. The model and mother of one posted a video to Instagram August 29, in honor or her husband’s album “Blacc Hollywood” hitting no. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart — a first for the rapper, Billboard notes.

Rose captioned the sexy video “In honor of my Hubby’s #1 Album #blacchollywood #AssDrop,” referencing the track in background.

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‘Arab’ Mascot Retired By Coachella Valley High School Amid Controversy

September 1, 2014 |

A California high school has ditched a controversial mascot that critics have denounced as offensive.

Coachella Valley High School has retired the “Arab,” a bearded mascot used at school football games that wears a headscarf and sports an oversized hooked nose, as well as a belly-dancing genie, according to the Desert Sun.

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