Articles by: Vera

Joan Rivers Unleashes Rant in Defense of Israel: If NJ Were Firing Rockets Into NY, We Would Wipe Them Out

Joan Rivers Unleashes Rant in Defense of Israel: If NJ Were Firing Rockets Into NY, We Would Wipe Them Out

Comedian Joan Rivers has never been one to shy away from controversy, and her latest run-in with the camera is no exception. This time, it’s Palestine that’s the target of her ire. When celebrity gossip and news source TMZ approached Rivers outside of Los Angeles International Airport to ask her opinion about […]

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PETA Will Pay Water Bills Of Struggling Detroit Families If They Give Up Meat

PETA Will Pay Water Bills Of Struggling Detroit Families If They Give Up Meat

The city of Detroit has been steadily cutting off the water of residents who cannot pay their water bills at around 1,500-3,000 people per week. It is estimated that about half of the city is behind on bills. In the words of one resident, “when half of the city can’t do something, it […]

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Woman Live-Tweets IBM Execs’ Sexist Conversation

Woman Live-Tweets IBM Execs’ Sexist Conversation

If you have the urge to say something completely offensive about women in the workplace, it’s a good idea to make sure that the person next to you doesn’t have the ability to live-tweet the conversation. On Monday in Toronto, editor and coder Lyndsay Kirkham took it upon herself to expose the sexist […]

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FBI Guilty Of Creating ‘An Illusion’ Of Terrorism (VIDEO)

FBI Guilty Of Creating ‘An Illusion’ Of Terrorism (VIDEO)

The Human Rights Watch and Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute have recently released a report claiming that the U.S. Justice Department and the FBI have been targeting American Muslims in unethical counterterrorism “sting operations.” The report, called “Illusion of Justice: Human Rights Abuses in US Terrorism Prosecutions,” dissects 27 federal terrorism cases from […]

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Man Serving Life Sentence For Pot Uses Ad Campaign To Beg For Freedom

Man Serving Life Sentence For Pot Uses Ad Campaign To Beg For Freedom

Jeff Mizanskey is currently serving life without parole for marijuana charges. He has already served 21 years and is the only prisoner in Missouri being held under these conditions. An Indiegogo campaign is currently trying to raise $21,000 to create ads for TV, print, radio, online and billboards that call for Mizankey’s freedom. […]

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Southwest Tried To Kick Family Off Flight After Tweet About Bad Service

Southwest Tried To Kick Family Off Flight After Tweet About Bad Service

No one could have ever predicted that a simple tweet could get an entire family kicked off of a plane, but that’s exactly what happened to Duff Watson and his children on Sunday. Watson had boarded a Southwest Airlines flight from Denver to Minneapolis, and was soon asked to get […]

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Federal Agent At Canadian Border Aims Gun At Boy Scout’s Head

Federal Agent At Canadian Border Aims Gun At Boy Scout’s Head

A poor group of Boy Scouts have just returned from a 23-day trip that will forever be in their memories. The troop from central Iowa had taken a three-week trip to Alaska. There were almost two dozen Scouts on the trip, and everything was going smoothly until the tenth day at […]

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Just Released: The Names Of 132 Palestinian Children Killed By Israelis

Just Released: The Names Of 132 Palestinian Children Killed By Israelis

Disturbing statistics released by the United Nations have revealed that more children are being killed than Palestinian fighters in Gaza. As of Tuesday morning, the UN’s Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported that 149 children have died, in comparison to the armed group’s 87 confirmed members. Palestinian monitoring […]

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Lena Dunham Asks People Why Birth Control Is Necessary

Lena Dunham Asks People Why Birth Control Is Necessary

On Tuesday evening, Lena Dunham – the creator of HBO’s “Girls” – took to Twitter to ask a very important question: Dunham’s tweet came as the White House took steps toward accommodating religious nonprofits that wanted to opt out of contraception coverage. These requested accommodations come after the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby […]

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Religious Groups Become Google Autocomplete’s Latest Victims In Offensive Search Results

Religious Groups Become Google Autocomplete’s Latest Victims In Offensive Search Results

It’s widely known that the Google autocomplete feature can yield some pretty interesting results – and in many cases, you’ll wish you’d never asked. That reigns true for most subjects – especially when stereotypes are involved. When Google autocomplete is called upon regarding various religious groups, everything that people are […]

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Cosmo Magazine Tells Women Unprotected Sex With An HIV-Positive Man Is Safe

Cosmo Magazine Tells Women Unprotected Sex With An HIV-Positive Man Is Safe

Women’s magazine Cosmopolitan has long been called out for its ridiculous articles about beauty and dieting, not to mention its limitless sex tips and relationship advice. The magazine, which was first published in 1886 as a family magazine, later became a women’s magazine in the 1960s (can you honestly imagine […]

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Nudist Dad Accused Of Sharing Naked Pics Of His Young Daughters With Other Men

Nudist Dad Accused Of Sharing Naked Pics Of His Young Daughters With Other Men

On Friday, a 54-year-old nudist father living in Florida admitted to having child pornography. As if that wasn’t bad enough, he was accused of taking nude photographs of his three daughters (ages 8-12) and sharing them with other men. Brian Martens lived in a nudist colony in Palm Beach County […]

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6 Months In Jail And $500 Fine For Wearing Low-Slung Pants In Florida

6 Months In Jail And $500 Fine For Wearing Low-Slung Pants In Florida

Imagine having to pay a hefty fine or going to jail for wearing your pants too low. For citizens of Ocala, Florida, that’s just become a reality. On Tuesday, the City Council voted unanimously in favor of an ordinance that makes wearing low pants and exposed underwear/buttocks illegal. Anyone wearing […]

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Florida Governor Is Being Thrown A $10K-A-Plate Fundraiser At Private Prison CEO’s Home

Florida Governor Is Being Thrown A $10K-A-Plate Fundraiser At Private Prison CEO’s Home

Private prison firm GEO Group has become infamous for inhumane and violent acts to inmates, fraudulent reporting in its facilities over the past few years. Despite these incidences, Florida governor Rick Scott (R) is headlining a $10,000-per-plate VIP fundraiser at the CEO of GEO Group George Zoley’s home on Monday, with […]

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Low-income Residents Must Use “Poor Door” In Luxury Apartment Building

Low-income Residents Must Use “Poor Door” In Luxury Apartment Building

NYC luxury condo building Extell has just been given the go-ahead to create a “poor door,” or a separate entrance, for the low-income tenants of its Upper West Side 33-story complex. The company intends to build a special door for the 55 more affordable units it’s adding to the building. These units […]

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Reporter Gets Blasted After Sorting Through MH17’s Victim’s Luggage On Air (VIDEO)

Reporter Gets Blasted After Sorting Through MH17’s Victim’s Luggage On Air (VIDEO)

British news channel Sky News has issued an apology after a reporter rummaged through the luggage of a MH17 victim live on air Sunday. The news segment showed reporter Colin Brazier sorting through the victim’s open suitcase, touching their personal belongings. The reporter even picked up a set of keys […]

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Israeli Citizen Sends Out Beautiful Apology to Palestinians

Israeli Citizen Sends Out Beautiful Apology to Palestinians

There have been no shortage of shock and horrors since Israel invaded Gaza and the bloodshed is showing no signs of slowing down or stopping, despite demonstrations and protests. According to UNICEF, innocent children have accounted for one third of the civilian deaths. Israelis, almost as if using the violence […]

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Dog Owner Suing Michigan City After Police Kill Labrador Over Barking Complaint (VIDEO)

Dog Owner Suing Michigan City After Police Kill Labrador Over Barking Complaint (VIDEO)

Last year in November, St. Clair Michigan police responded to a barking complaint about a dog running loose in the area of Yale and Princeton streets. Lexie, the dog, belonged to Brittany Preston and she had accidentally been left outside by Preston’s grandfather, who suffers from dementia. Lexie was shot […]

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Pawn Shop Forces Woman To Buy Back Her Stolen Camera

Pawn Shop Forces Woman To Buy Back Her Stolen Camera

When Florida-based Amanda Selby discovered that her video camera had been stolen out of her minivan, she was devastated. She had stored the $500 Nikon camera in her pregnancy travel bag so that she could record her baby’s first moments. She said: “I went to look for my camera the […]

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Birmingham Schools: Wives Who Refuse Sex And Christians Who Don’t Pray “Go To Hell”

Birmingham Schools: Wives Who Refuse Sex And Christians Who Don’t Pray “Go To Hell”

Birmingham City Council has just revealed findings of religious extremism in 13 schools. An inquiry commissioned by the council found that the schools’ governors and teachers made attempts to enforce radical Islamic values and introduce Sharia law as part of an alleged ‘Trojan Horse’ takeover plan. In those 13 schools, […]

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