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What's the big deal about sexting?

<b>(CNN) —</b> American society has a double standard when it comes to sexuality. We have a puritanical taboo against talking about sexuality directly, yet we are fine with the sexual images that pervade television and glossy magazines.<p>We sexualize children in advertising by turning girls into objects …

The New York Times and the American ruling elite

Glenn Greenwald’s book <i>No Place to Hide</i> reached bookstores May 13, so it is likely the text was finalized several weeks before the May 14 firing of <i>New</i> …

Surveillance

Is the US Mil. Training of African Special Ops a prelude to disaster?

By William R. Polk<p>With everyone’s attention focused either on the European elections, President Obama’s speech at West Point or the Ukraine, a story …

Havasu Falls | Arizona

The breast cancer link to bras

The birth of feminism in the late 1960s and early 1970s featured young women burning bras as a counterpoint to young men burning their draft cards. …

Blood on the Sand

<b>This essay first appeared in Cliterati on May 4th; I have modified it slightly to fit the format of this blog.</b><p>In cinema and television, the goodies …

A Pre-Conspiracy Theory

I’m going to engage here in a thought experiment which may make some readers a little queasy, but bear with me.<p>It’s been half a century since the …

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Here is an intended outcome of ACA…

According to Kaiser Health News, the ACA has helped safety net hospitals see more insured patients…<p>At Seattle’s largest safety-net hospital, the …

Inequality is real, it's personal, it's expensive and it was created

Urban Rush

Vote or else, Egyptian media warns public

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian media castigated the public for a low turnout in a presidential election which former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is expected to win, with one commentator saying those who failed to vote should be shot.<p>Many journalists support Sisi, the man who toppled Egypt’s first …

Genetic Engineers Agree: GMOs Neither Safe Nor Necessary

Two years ago, a free report was published by the following genetic engineers and one researcher (respectively): Dr. John Fagan, Dr. Michael Antoniou …

Democracy Comes To Syria, West Demands Democracy Come To Syria

Brandon Turbeville <b><br>Activist Post</b><p>Although the Western media reports regarding the presidential elections currently taking place in Syria attempt to …

Continuing To Crumble

<b>A large number of organizations…[use] children to raise funds…the truth is distorted or the stories invented to attract more compassion and money.</b> …

Trigger Warning: Are You Empathetically Correct?

Pic: ‘Trigger’ Warning (JLLM06 – CC)<p>A former English professor tackles the ongoing debate regarding “trigger warnings” and their place in …

​Americans live on a statistical reservation

This is dangerous nonsense. The 1.5 percent number depends on a misrepresentation of a key component: food. And it is this statistical hocus-pocus …

Even Iran Knows How To Fix The Corrupt Banker Problem

Having watched Tim Geithner's disgusting defense of the tax-payer-backed re-inflation of a corrupt and knowingly devastating banking system on Jon …

The Solution To Record Meat Prices: The Return Of Pink Slime

A few months ago we reported that while the Fed is seeing nothing but hedonic deflation as far as the eye can see, food prices - for whatever reason …

The Retail Death Rattle Grows Louder

<i>Submitted by Jim Quinn of The Burning Platform blog,</i><p>The definition of death rattle is a sound often produced by someone who is near death when fluids …

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Shale Oil Hype Fail: California Bonanza Evaporates

California's Shale Fail: The Case of 13 Billion Barrels of Missing Oil<p>By Richard Heinberg<p>In 2011, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) of the …

RETAIL DEATH RATTLE GROWS LOUDER

The definition of death rattle is a sound often produced by someone who is near death when fluids such as saliva and bronchial secretions accumulate …

Israel’s Netanyahu boasts about making fools of Americans

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has boasted about how he has defied the United States by building Jewish squatter colonies “in a smart way, …

'I will slaughter every single blonde s*** I see': Lonely killer posted chilling video warning of 'retribution' because he was still a virgin at age 22

• Elliot Rodger went on a shooting rampage in Santa Barbara, California<br>• 22-year-old killed six people and also died of gunshot wound to the head<br>• He …

The Real Veterans Scandal: 258,000 Have No Healthcare Thanks to GOP Governors

While the GOP/Tea Party fiddles, blaming Obama for everything that’s wrong, our Veterans are dying. This is the same Congress where the majority have …