A little over a month after passing a bill to ban Shariah Law, Oklahoma was hit by a massive tornado that has killed at least 24, destroyed many homes and businesses, and pretty leveled the suburbs of Oklahoma city. The tornado was described as a "two-mile long lawnmower blade" (sounds like God to me). Oklahoma also has a history of intolerance towards homosexuality which also contributed to God causes such horrific death and damage.
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Politics, Wed May 22.
Originally subbed by Ephraim Gadsby, accidentally deleted by my fat fingers in the process of trying to push it to the front page
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Politics, Wed May 22.
Two U.S. lawmakers urged Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to ensure that the Air Force complied with a law requiring the service to buy three high-altitude Global Hawk unmanned planes built by Northrop Grumman Corp that it had tried to cancel.
Representatives Buck McKeon, the Republican who heads the House Armed Services Committee, and Jim Moran, a Democrat from Northrop's home district in Virginia, sent Hagel a strongly worded letter in which they accused the Air Force of ignoring congressional mandates by failing to procure the spy drones.
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Politics, Fri May 17.
The grandfather of 2 year old shot to death by her 5 year old brother is advocating for gun safety:
"You don't pick up the gun and use it as a toy. Because at 5 years-old that's what he was doing. He grabbed it up and played with it like it was a toy," says Robinson.
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You always try so hard, but crack smoking mayors were so 23 years ago. Maybe if your mayors banned big gulps or put a limit on coffee servings at Tim Hortons we'd let you hang with us, but in 2013 our mayors would only consider smoking crack for its irony and retro appeal.
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A "Scientific" American writer ponders this important question, and not so reluctantly concludes "yes".
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Play The Great Gatsby videogame that was made for the NES.
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In 2009, the recently-sworn President Barack Obama joked over a basketball prediction failure, "I really thought this was much ado about nothing, but I do think we all learned an important lesson. I learned never again to pick another team over the Sun Devils in my NCAA brackets. . . . President [Michael] Crowe and the Board of Regents will soon learn all about being audited by the IRS."
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In recent months there have been high profile cases of student cheating. At the nation's most prestigious university, Harvard, 60 students have been suspended for cheating on a take-home final exam for a class called "Government 1310: Introduction to Congress" (maybe they were practicing for political office). They were caught when a tutor noticed identical answers on multiple exams. On average about 17 students are suspended every year for academic dishonesty, this year is exceptional.
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A local high school student was suspended for putting a police mug shot of his principal on that instagram thingy all the kids are doing these days. In the post in question he wondered if the offending picture had been taken after a DUI -- it had not. Principal Jamille Miller Brown apparently just doesn't believe in showing up in court for traffic tickets. Principal Jamille Miller Brown attempted to have the police arrest the student in question but they laughed at her so she was forced to suspend him for four days. Principal Jamille Miller Brown obviously did not learn of the Streisand Effect during her stay in jail.
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A 5-year-old boy accidentally shot his 2-year-old sister to death in rural southern Kentucky with a rifle he had received as a gift last year, authorities said.
The children's mother was home at the time of the shooting Tuesday afternoon but had stepped out to the front porch for a few minutes and "she heard the gun go off," Cumberland County Coroner Gary White said. He said the rifle was kept in a corner and the family didn't realize a bullet was left inside it.
"It's a Crickett," White said, referring to a company that specifically makes guns, clothes and books for children. "It's a little rifle for a kid. ... The little boy's used to shooting the little gun."
Isn't that cute... got it as a gift. I guess he gave his sister a nice gift too.
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I'll just leave this here: lolz.
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So, now that a suspect is in custody and charged in the Boston Marathon Bombing, We can relax and try to figure everything out. Or not.
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