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Liberal media myth officially dead: Brazen propaganda, historical amnesia and the New York Times

<b>Barack Obama, John Brennan (AP/Carolyn Kaster/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)</b><p>Does Obama have control of his own intelligence agencies? Also, the Times has an ironic definition of propaganda<p>Patrick L. Smith<p>April 16, 2014 11:01pm (UTC)<p>This shapes up as an important week in the Ukraine crisis. We have …

How Edward Snowden went from loyal NSA contractor to whistleblower

In late December 2001, someone calling themselves TheTrueHOOHA had a question. He was an 18-year-old American male with impressive IT skills and a sharp intelligence. His real identity was unknown. Everyone who posted on Ars Technica, a popular technology website, did so anonymously.<p>TheTrueHOOHA …

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The Most Memorable Celebrity Grand Gestures of 2013

Some stars twerk and tongue-waggle their way to the top, others let their work and amazing gif-able dance skills help them ascend the celebrity …

Merkel says spying claims testing US-EU ties

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for answers over "grave" accusations of US spying which, she said in a speech to parliament, had put transatlantic ties "to the test".<p>Merkel kicked off a statement to the Bundestag lower House by addressing the issue of US snooping on German soil, which …

The 4 Most Effective Ways Leaders Solve Problems

With as many problems as we are all faced with in our work and life, it seems as if there is never enough time to solve each one without dealing with some adversity along the way. Problems keep mounting so fast that we find ourselves taking short-cuts to temporarily alleviate the tension points – …

Food stamp cuts hit about 5,000 troops

WASHINGTON — About 5,000 troops are among those affected by cuts to the federal food stamp program, according to the Pentagon.<p>The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), better known as food stamps, is reducing benefits to about 47 million Americans. The benefit had been bolstered in 2009 …

Minority Report Is Here: Screens Scan Your Face, Target Ads

The technology comes from Amscreen, who says that it is the first national rollout of the firm’s OptimEyes audience measurement technlogy. The BBC reports,<p>Tesco says the screens will be rolled out across all of its 450 forecourts in the UK.“It’s like something out of Minority Report,” said …

Why Kids Are Losing Interest in Baseball

Baseball as we know it today is a disciplined, specialized, unapologetically grueling game better suited to grown-ups.<p>Every October, as World Series drama unfolds, parents lament that their kids don’t care about baseball.<p>Their concern is hardly unfounded: Baseball has, indeed, lost its edge with …

McDonald’s is taking its coffee war with Starbucks straight to your kitchen

McDonald’s has high hopes that the coffee it farms out at drive-thru windows can thrive in your home.<p>McDonald’s and Kraft Foods are planning to test McCafe-branded coffee at grocery and retail stores across the US starting in 2014, Reuters reports. The companies intend to sell three coffee products …

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6 Un-American Idols: The Beyoncé of Brazil, the Gaga of Serbia

Pop music is one of America’s biggest exports: Just try to find a South Pacific archipelago immune to the influences of Madonna or a Berber village unaware of Justin Timberlake. But in 2013—when a star can be born, distributed, and marketed on a laptop—there is an increasing diversity of divas from …