Archive for July, 2013
A new fatwa in the Syrian city of Aleppo targets people who dare to eat croissants. According to an interview at China’s English-language Sina news website, one man who’s frustrated with the growing post-revolutionary power of Islamist extremists in Syria explains how fundamentalists are tightening their grip on local rule to an absurd extent. “Al-Nusra […]
A Washington D.C. Superior Court judge ordered Former Marine and Libertarian activist Adam Kokesh, who is accused of openly carrying a shotgun in D.C.’s Freedom Plaza, to be held without bond during a preliminary hearing Monday. Kokesh was charged with possession of hallucinogenic mushrooms while possessing a firearm following a police raid that occurred because […]
NEW YORK, (UPI) — Millionaires say they are not so financially comfortable they can do whatever they want, when they want to, a U.S. survey found. UBS Wealth Management Americas surveyed 4,450 investors with $1 million or more in investable assets and found that most of them said they didn’t feel rich, the New York […]
WASHINGTON, (UPI) — Cumulus Media is planning to drop conservative commentators Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity from its U.S radio stations at the end of the year, Politico said. The decision not to renew the radio personalities’ contracts comes after negotiations between Cumulus and Premiere Networks, the division of Clear Channel that distributes Limbaugh and […]
WASHINGTON, (UPI) — A controversially paraphrased quote on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., is being removed rather than replaced, officials said. The memorial, which opened in August 2011, features the quote “I was a drum major for justice, peace, and righteousness,” which is a paraphrased version of a line King delivered […]
DETROIT, (UPI) — Financially hurting cities are watching Detroit to see if the bankrupt city’s proposal to shed retiree healthcare benefits is feasible, The New York Times said. Detroit officials, looking to pare billions of dollars in municipal government overhead, are proposing to move retirees too young to qualify for Medicare into health insurance exchanges […]
WASHINGTON, (UPI) — Americans should be worried their smartphone use, text messages and Web surfing as well as phone calls, can be logged by Washington, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden warns. “The government will not state clearly what the rules are with respect to tracking Americans on their cellphones, and I have asked this repeatedly at […]
ROME, (UPI) — Homosexuals can and should be accepted into the Catholic Church, Pope Francis said Monday as he returned from a triumphant weeklong visit to Brazil. “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” The New York Times said Francis asked in response […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
Legal researchers at the University of Illinois found recently that American workers will likely feel negative effects from the healthcare overhaul long after the initial pain of its implementation, as some of the mandates encourage employers to discriminate against job candidates.