Robin O'Luanaigh

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How to Make a Drinking Glass From a Bottle | The Art of Manliness

I’ve often admired the artwork on beer bottles, liquor bottles, even craft soda bottles. And I’ve often wondered how to capture some of this artwork …

Kim Jong-Un: Cherubic childhood images of North Korean dictator emerge

Cherubic, chubby-cheeked new images of Kim Jong-Un as a young boy surfaced during a special concert laid on for the North Korean air force over the …

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7 Weeks Before World Cup, Rio Is Rocked By Riot

"A Rio de Janeiro slum erupted in violence late Tuesday following the killing of a popular local figure, with angry residents setting fires and showering homemade explosives and glass bottles onto a busy avenue in the city's main tourist zone," The Associated Press writes.<p>CNN says that "residents …

How to Be Popular, ’50s Style: ‘Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek’

When 15-year-old Maya Van Wagenen had trouble fitting in at middle school, she looked to a popularity guide from 1951 for answers. Read an excerpt …

7 horrific crimes that aren’t crimes anymore for America’s most powerful

Many of the worst abuses begun under the Bush administration have only become more entrenched<p><i>How the mighty have fallen. Once known as “Obama’s favorite general,” James Cartwright will soon don a prison uniform and, thanks to a plea deal, spend 13 months behind bars. Involved in setting up the</i> …

David Brooks’ twisted “manhood”: Questioning Obama’s masculinity isn’t just racist, it’s wrong

Obama foreign policy’s rooted in successful realist tradition. Questioning his manhood is rooted in white supremacy<p>This just in: New York Times columnist David Brooks and NBC's Chuck Todd want you to know that President Obama has “a manhood problem” — or at least the appearance of one. That's the …

Meet the woman who could turn Texas purple

When Leticia Van de Putte walked into the storied Willard Hotel one block from the White House last month, she didn't invoke the stares of gaping tourists or eager handshakes from power-seeking staffers.<p>Instead, she rolled her own suitcase wearing Texas Longhorn cowboy boots -- an accessory she was …

Ga. gay marriage ban challenged

ATLANTA — A gay rights group on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit in Atlanta challenging the state of Georgia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.<p>Lambda Legal filed the lawsuit on behalf of seven people and seeks class action status. They are suing the state registrar, a clerk of the Gwinnett …

Supreme Court hears challenge to ban on 'false' campaign speech | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices across the ideological spectrum voiced doubts on Tuesday about a state law that prohibits false statements during a political campaign.<p>Pro Life Democrat Rep. Bart Stupak (C) talks with Rep. Steve Driehaus (L) while Rep. Kathleen Dahlkemper (R) …

Michigan's ban on affirmative action upheld by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Michigan law banning the use of racial criteria in college admissions, a key decision in an unfolding legal and political battle nationally over affirmative action.<p>The justices found 6-2 that a lower court did not have the authority to set aside the measure …

Same Hymnal, Different Song

<b>Through Taegan Goddard's joint,</b> Ed Kilgore spots a very interesting adthat is being run down in the home office of American sedition, South Carolina, against Democratic gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen. Kilgore correctly points out that the ad politically criminalizes the Sixth Amendment …

George Bush's Paintings Aren't Funny

But they are fascinating.<p>The greatest work of art George W. Bush ever took part in was in 2008, when an Iraqi journalist threw two shoes at his head. “This is a farewell kiss from the Iraqi people, you dog,” screamed the journalist, Muntadhar al-Zaidi, who had been arrested twice by U.S. forces …

7 worst right-wing moments of the week — Stephen Colbert is destroying America, apparently

Conservatives lose their minds over last week’s late-night shakeup, while a GOP candidate talks incest<p><b>1. Various conservative clowns: Stephen Colbert will single-handedly destroy America.</b><p>The hysteria on the right about Stephen Colbert’s elevation to CBS’s Late Night post has been nothing short of …

Ukraine brutal video: Clashes between pro- and anti-govt activists in Kharkov

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Brendan Gleeson: sins of the fathers

There's apocalypse in the air the day I go to Dublin. In the driving wind and rain, traffic seizes up, umbrellas crumble, and my map turns to pulp. Later, planes won't land and lights won't work. Thank heavens, then, for Brendan Gleeson, holed up in the basement of a hotel near parliament. He grips …

Why the American Dream will forever remain a waking nightmare

Admittedly that title was a bit of an exaggeration. But allow me to elaborate.<p>It’s not so often that I run into the predicament that is the American …

Obama to take executive actions to boost equal pay for women

Two executive actions will end pay secrecy for federal contractors<p>President Obama plans to sign two executive actions Tuesday -- Equal Pay Day -- aimed at closing the gender wage gap for federal contractors, and reinforcing equal pay as a critical issue in the midterm elections.<p>The two actions, the …

No Party for This Young Man: A Millennial Storms the Gates of Washington

Nick Troi­ano star­ted a small busi­ness, ran a non­profit group, and was named “Fu­ture Lead­er of Pike County” in Pennsylvania be­fore turn­ing 25. …

It’s Not What He Said, It’s Where a U.S. Senate Candidate Spoke That Has Ignited Controversy

U.S. Senate Republican candidate Matt Bevin is drawing some controversy for speaking at a pro-cockfighting rally last weekend, despite the Tea Party favorite denying he knew the event had anything to do with the brutal sport.<p>While his campaign reportedly billed the Saturday event as a “states …

Sen. Angus King: If Cheney doesn’t think waterboarding is torture, I invite him to try it

“This was torture by anybody’s definition”<p>Appearing on Up with Steve Kornacki Sunday morning, Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) completely eviscerated Vice President Dick Cheney for comments he made about the CIA's use of torture.<p>Last week, before any information from the Senate Intelligence Committee's …

CIA torture report: Nancy Pelosi blames Dick Cheney

A senior Democrat has fuelled an acrimonious row over a Senate report into torture by the Central Intelligence Agency, by blaming the abuses on former vice-president Dick Cheney.<p>Nancy Pelosi on Sunday raised the stakes over the landmark study by shifting responsibility from the agency to Cheney, …

Pilgrimage to Gibran

<i>Photo credit: of Emily O'Dell</i><p>In the wake of a spate of deadly bombings in and around Beirut, I felt like I needed to get out of the city to clear my mind. Tired of the toxicity of hate, and disturbed by the carnage of rockets and bombs, I decided to make a mini-pilgrimage of peace to the final …

21 Gorgeous Photos That Show Why Iran Is A New Tourist Hotspot

Shutterstock.com Iran is becoming a tourist hotspot this year, with tour operators reporting significant increases in tourists booking trips to the Middle Eastern country.<p>Perhaps that's because of a slight thaw in its relationships with the West, or simply because of the allure of exploring a …

Nick Clegg urges Scottish independence opponents to state case for staying

Nick Clegg has urged opponents of Scottish independence to make the case for remaining with the UK "just as thrilling as the drama of leaving it".<p>In a speech to Scottish Liberal Democrat members on Friday, the deputy prime minister will tell those behind the no campaign they have a duty to prove …

Alabama candidate takes aim at Obamacare

<b>(CNN)</b> - A U.S. House candidate in Alabama is literally shooting down Obamacare.<p>A video released by his campaign on Wednesday, shows Will Brooke using a variety of firearms to destroy a copy of the Affordable Care Act.<p>The ad begins with Brooke seated on the bed of a truck next to a stack of paper …

US Senate Panel May Soon Release 'Scathing' Report On CIA Interrogation Program

Disputes over the 6,300-page review and the years-long research conducted by Intelligence Committee staff have led to a rift between the Central Intelligence Agency and the panel, which is headed by Senator Dianne Feinstein.<p>She said Wednesday that a vote is expected April 3, after one this week was …

GOP Senate Candidate On Uninsured: "Less Sophisticated...Less Educated"

In audio obtained by BuzzFeed, Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy spoke at the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association's annual meeting last week about an alternative health care plan with catastrophic insurance and HSA plans for the uninsured.<p>"We were fortunate growing up in the south. The president is a …

U.S. intel assessment: greater likelihood Russia will enter eastern Ukraine

By Barbara Starr<p>A new classified intelligence assessment concludes it is more likely than previously thought that Russian forces will enter eastern Ukraine, CNN has learned.<p>Two administration officials described the assessment but declined to be identified due to the sensitive nature of the …

US Intelligence Report Warns Of 'More Probable' Likelihood Of Russian Invasion Of Eastern Ukraine

With Russian military forces currently staging training exercises in Transdniestria, a breakaway sliver of Moldova, the House Armed Services Committee notes that Moscow may "invade eastern and southern Ukraine, pressing west to Transdinestria and also seek land grabs in the Baltics."<p>"There is …