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This man says his credit score was damaged by his former partner’s shenanigans.<p>7:30 p.m. Today7:30 p.m. June 22, 2018<p>How the ‘fear of missing out’ …

Scientists find link between people impressed by wise-sounding, 'profound' quotes and low intelligence

A new study has shown that people who believe in psuedo-profound, intellectual-sounding quotes are less intelligent<p>Ever get annoyed by people on social media who share 'profound' quotes, or use meaningless, intelligent-sounding soundbites in arguments?<p>A new study has shown that there is a link …

The Anti-Free-Speech Movement at UCLA

Administrators and student activists at the university are attacking core First Amendment rights in a bid to punish expression that offends them.<p>A half-century ago, student activists at the University of California clashed with administrators during the Berkeley Free Speech Movement, a series of …

Rights & Freedoms

The UK government is refusing to give Julian Assange safe passage to go to hospital

Ecuador says that its request for the WikiLeaks editor to be granted safe passage to go to hospital for a check-up has been denied, The Guardian reports.<p>Assange has lived in the Ecuadorian Embassy since 2012. He sought political asylum there after Swedish authorities attempted to have him …

Julian Assange

New York teen dies after hours-long beating at church

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York couple was charged with manslaughter in the death of their 19-year-old son after allegedly beating him for hours during a family counseling session inside the “sanctuary room” of an upstate Christian church, police said on Wednesday.<p>The victim’s parents, Bruce …

Volkswagen Used Onboard Software To Purposefully Mislead EPA About Car Emissions

Das messed up<p>This was supposed to be a good week for Volkswagen. Today, they were going to unveil a brand-new Passat in (arguably) the hippest area of the United States, Brooklyn. As of this writing, that event is still scheduled, but the joyous unveiling of a new car has been overshadowed by a …

EPA

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

9 Stats That Will Make You Want To Hug A Republican (Or Maybe A Democrat)

Tuesday's midterm elections handed Republicans full control of Congress, which will soon include an increasing number of extremely conservative (and liberal) members, a trend that reflects the nation as a whole. Studies have shown that the moderate middle is shrinking as more of the citizenry …

Air Force’s mind-boggling violation: Members forced to swear religious allegiance

<b>(Military Religious Freedom Foundation)</b><p>The problem is worse than you realize, says Michael Weinstein, leader of a group protecting members from coercion<p>Edwin Lyngar<p>September 17, 2014 8:42pm (UTC)<p>Somewhere a high-ranking (but confused) general in the U.S. Air Force has lost his damned mind. The Air …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

Comcast defends Time Warner Cable deal as U.S. review kicks off

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comcast Corp sought to rebut critics of its planned $45.2 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc, arguing that newcomers like Google Inc and Apple Inc would ensure competition in both Internet and video markets.<p>A man enters the Time Warner Cable headquarters in …

Why you’re wrong about communism: 7 huge misconceptions about it (and capitalism)

<b>Karl Marx, Gordon Gecko</b><p>Most of what Americans think they know about capitalism and communism is total nonsense. Here’s a clearer picture<p>Jesse Myerson<p>February 2, 2014 12:00pm (UTC)<p>As the commentary around the recent deaths of Nelson Mandela, Amiri Baraka and Pete Seeger made abundantly clear, most …

An Unholy Alliance Is Forcing Veterans To Pay For 12 Years Of War

In doing so, it was given aid and comfort by knowledge-starved pundits, axe-grinding editorial boards, and self-anointed armchair analysts everywhere, as it left the military and veteran community standing with their jaws on the ground in despairing disbelief. Exploiting pressure to strike a budget …

Military Spending