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Something Else! Reviews
'Some college kid writes that stuff': Kiss' Gene Simmons goes off on Wikipedia
Don't get Kiss' Gene Simmons started on Wikipedia, the crowd-sourced online reference site.
6 hrs ago
Amsterdam Has a Deal for Alcoholics: Work Paid in Beer
Amsterdam Has a Deal for Alcoholics: Work Paid in Beer - AMSTERDAM - After more than a decade out of work because of a back injury and chronic alcoholism, Fred Schiphorst finally landed a job last year and is determined to keep it.
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The 10 Best Books of 2013 - The year's best books ...
The 10 Best Books of 2013 - The year's best books, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
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Outside the Beltway
Bashir-Palin vs. Limbaugh-Fluke
Trending on memeorandum is a piece by the Media Research Center's Geoffrey Dickens titled, " Networks That Skipped Bashir's Gross Attack on Palin Were Outraged By Limbaugh Fluke Joke ."
Wed Dec 04, 2013
First Thoughts: What do Republicans do next?
First Thoughts: What do Republicans do next? - What do Republicans do next in the battle over health care's implementation?... House GOP says it will continue to highlight individual stories... Obama's latest health-care event: Urging attendees of the White House Youth Summit to spread The day's must-read political news and opinion pieces are ... (more)
'Alarming' Study Shows Just How Few Silent Films Have...
'Alarming' Study Shows Just How Few Silent Films Have Survived - The Library of Congress has created a worldwide database to track what's left, a hopeful "road map to finding silent films we once thought were gone forever," Martin Scorsese says.
One Man Lost and Impaired, the Other Fearful and Armed
One Man Lost and Impaired, the Other Fearful and Armed - CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. - Deanne Westbrook had tried everything to keep her husband, Ronald, in the house.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Don't call them 'techies'
A shuttle bus for tech workers living in San Francisco and commuting to Silicon Valley.
Alan Rusbridger Got Asked Some Ridiculous Questions At Parliamentary...
Alan Rusbridger Got Asked Some Ridiculous Questions At Parliamentary Hearing - The questioning of Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger by a parliamentary committee on Tuesday was a rather sorry spectacle from a press freedom perspective, but it was also a forum for some questions that defied belief.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
MSNBC's Martin Bashir 'on vacation' after Sarah Palin remarks
MSNBC's Martin Bashir 'on vacation' after Sarah Palin remarks - Martin Bashir, the MSNBC host who has come under fire for the controversial remarks he made about Sarah Palin, is "on vacation" and will not host his namesake afternoon program on Monday, POLITICO has learned.
ObamaCare Mission Accomplished
ObamaCare Mission Accomplished - The system isn't working and the website isn't fixed.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
I've been kicked off of Newsvine and Huffpo. Freedom of speech has its consequences and I accept that.
Theresa May under fire for bid to fly out hunger striker Ifa Muaza
Theresa May under fire for bid to fly out hunger striker Ifa Muaza - Private plane carrying 'near to death' asylum seeker forced back to UK - Home Office officials were refusing to comment on Saturday evening on an apparently botched effort to deport a seriously ill man from Britain by private plane.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
'US freed top Iranian scientist as part of secret talks ahead of ...
'US freed top Iranian scientist as part of secret talks ahead of Geneva deal' - Mojtaba Atarodi, arrested in California for attempting to acquire equipment for Iran's military-nuclear programs, was released in April as part of back channel talks, Times of Israel told.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Brother-Sister Bomb Hoax Halts I-15 Traffic
Brother-Sister Bomb Hoax Halts I-15 Traffic - The busy freeway was shut down in both directions for hours on Thanksgiving afternoon - A prank phone call between a brother and sister involving a bomb hoax led officials to block traffic in both directions on San Diego's busy Interstate 15 on Thanksgiving afternoon.
Shoppers Cutting in Line Sparks Early Black Friday Brawl at Rialto...
Shoppers Cutting in Line Sparks Early Black Friday Brawl at Rialto Walmart: Police - The store is staying open overnight for Black Friday shoppers - A fight broke out in the parking lot of a Walmart in San Bernardino County Thursday night as shoppers jostled in line to take advantage of Black Friday door buster deals.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Sriracha Factory Shut Down Over 'Offensive' Odors
Sriracha Factory Shut Down Over 'Offensive' Odors - LOS ANGELES - A judge has given a dose of cold water to the hot sauce Sriracha, ruling Tuesday that the factory that manufactures the trendy condiment must partially shut down after neighbors complained of the spicy smells it was producing.
Now Abolish the Filibuster for Legislation, Too
Now Abolish the Filibuster for Legislation, Too - Much of the commentary on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid rolling back the filibuster for most presidential appointees has been celebratory, even euphoric.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Something Else! Reviews
Grass-roots efforts of Voices of Yes aimed at belatedly propelling prog-rockers to Hall of Fame
A grass-roots effort to get Yes in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame began with John Brabender's outrage over the band's having been ignored for so long.
Pair of American B-52 Bombers Fly Over Disputed Island Chain
Pair of American B-52 Bombers Fly Over Disputed Island Chain - WASHINGTON - A pair of American B-52 bombers flew over a disputed island chain in the East China Sea without informing Beijing, U.S. officials said Tuesday, in a direct challenge to China and its establishment of an expanded air-defense zone.