The UK's prime minister David Cameron wants the power to exclude his own citizens from their country, confiscate passports, GPS tracking, reporting requirements and restrictions on suspects convicted of no crime.
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1/3rd of all Americans are "in collections." Meanwhile, other people who co-sign loans for their relatives are shocked --- shocked --- to find out they have to pay the loans back if those people pass on.
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And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.
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Ultra rich guy warns his fellow 0.01%ers that the rabble will soon rise up against them for a variety of reasons. He also references 300 baud modems and internet start ups like Amazon dot com. Also, rich people don't buy more pairs of puffy pants than the average American (allegedly).
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The Chinese, rather than actually doing the work themselves, continue to try to build their country on stolen goods and industrial espionage. The FBI announced the results of a massive case that could cost the US millions in agribusiness. The case began after seed company security people noticed unusual activity of Chinese spies digging around in the dirt in their test fields. The plot included the wife of a large Chinese seed conglomerate.
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Below Average student Brooke Kimbrough blamed her rejection from the University of Michigan on the fact that she is black. Below Average student Brooke Kimbrough decided to do something about it: by holding a press conference and rally at the campus. Below Average student Brooke Kimbrough is also threatening to publish rejection letters sent to other minority students, or some damn thing, until her demands to be including in the upcoming freshman class are granted. Below Average student Brooke Kimbrough claimed she has a 3.6 GPA and a 23 out of 36 on the ACT test; the average U of Michigan accepted student has a 3.85 and a 29 to 33 out of 36 - however, the college is somehow racist. Below Average student Brooke Kimbrough then compared applying to college to leaving a plantation or something like that.
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The ebola virus has spread to several countries in Africa, including the capital of Guinea and has killed scores. Experts say that the strain that is currently active is Ebola Zaire, the deadliest of all of them. European nations (especially France) are on alert because the former colonies in Africa have numerous flights a day to Europe.
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Some organization did an analysis of the tax burden from state and local government in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia and found that the dystopian shithole of New York State was the absolute worst place to be in the entire United States. The average New York taxpayer forks out $9,718 a year in state and local taxes to the corrupt goliath that is the Empire State. Governor Cuomo did not comment on this report, as he was spending his time passing bullshit anti-gun rights bills which do not impact his inner circle, even when they brandish at Swedish diplomats in the executive bunker or some damn thing.
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When you find out the girl you sat next to in high school Driver's Ed class became a teacher and subsequently became incarcerated for alleged sex offences against once of her students. Anyone else know any notorious criminals?
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Ray Nagin (D-Corruption), the New Orleans Hurricane Katrina mayor who famously confiscated all privately owned firearms in his city while the police force fled and looted from its own citizens, was found guilty on 20 of 21 counts of bribery and corruption. Mr. Nagin, was convicted of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribery from businessmen and companies who wanted post hurricane cleanup contracts and other city business. He faces 20 years in prison.
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The 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City will open in a few months. It will feature 23,000 pictures, 10,000+ artifacts and about 2,000 oral histories of the dead. It will also have a $24 admission fee which museum officials state is to ensure that the museum is around for 50 or 100 years. Some of the survivors and family members (who get in for free anyway) say that the fee is outrageous and detracts from the event that is to be remembered by overly commercializing it. Others say that if people can afford to visit New York City they can afford to pay $24 to get into the museum. The organizers say that if the Federal Government cannot pay any aid then the fee must be in place to support their $63 million annual budget. Admission is free on Tuesdays and to people under 5 years.
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Jaqueta Cherry was a high school dropout who got a GED. Once she achieved that basic educational accomplishment she began receiving numerous advertisements for private, for profit, colleges. Unfortunately, she failed out multiple times after taking out thousands in federal student loans and never passed a single class. She is now in debt and stuck in the same dead end job now worse off. This is due to the fact that many private colleges charge outrageous student tuition which is backed by the federal government Pell Grant program and federal student loans.
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The Christie bridge controversy, in which traffic was intentionally snarled through a town whose mayor refused to endorse him, has become worse. Governor Christie (R-Weight Watchers) declared that he has done some soul searching after blaming the incident on overzealous staffers or something. The traffic snarl delayed ambulance responses to critically injured and sick patients and prevented people from getting to their jobs or schools on time. The Governor initially denied all knowledge of the reason for this incident then the e-mails came out where staffers stated about how it was "Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee."
Meanwhile, Governor Christie has signed a law giving discounted in state college tuition to illegal immigrants. He later stated the job of the government was to maximize investment in these people.
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