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Down The Hatch:The Insanity Of Collecting Anything and Everything

By: Mr. Rant

We live in a society where people are so infatuated with other people rather than believing in themselves, they will do anything to connect to, covet and own something that brings them instant fame.

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Mayor of Paris Vows to Ban Vehicles by 2020

By: Vicky Victoria

Parisians are feed up with the increasing pollution floating around their city, into their lungs, affecting their over all health and the beautiful façades of Paris. Early this year authorites were called out as pollution levels reached twice those considered safe. In responce to growing concern and criticism, leftist Mayor Anne Hidalgo vowed Sunday to limit the use of cars in the capital's four central arrondissements to create a larger "semi-pedestrian" zone.

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Changes In Perception: To Those Women Who Came Before Us

By: Vaidehi Mujumdar

I remember being really young and getting letters, birthday cards and rakhis in those blue Inland letter cards – signifying mail from India. They would more often than not be addressed to Dr. and Mrs., even though my mom holds equal degrees to my dad.

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End the Dolphin Apocalypse

By: Naomi Semeniuk

If Mahatma Ghandi who was quoted as saying the following “ The greatness of a nation is judged by the way it treats its animals” were alive today & if he were watching the evil slaughter of thousands of dolphins in Taiji Japan, this physically frail but powerful peacemaker of nations in his time who was assassinated himself for his peaceful teachings would interfere with the dolphin killers in Taiji, Japan & would probably get himself killed in the name of non violence if he were alive today. When there’s no mercy shown to thousands of pods of defenseless sea mammals like dolphins caught in their nets of death & doom where & how are these cold blooded murders as evil as it gets, ever to be justified by the current Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe? Nothing of this evil magnitude can ever be justified!

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GMO’S: YOUR VEGETABLES & TEXTILES NEW & IMPROVED

By: James Sullivan

A new name has replaced Rothschild as the most common antagonist to fall from the mouths, or rather keyboards, of the internet’s conspiracy theorists: Monsanto, with its covert, sinister agenda of producing genetically modified organic vegetables or GMO’s. Many cite the courts’ overturning of DOMA to be a welcome distraction, an emotionally driven social issue that rallied the public together, while the Obama Administration passed legislation approving the sale of GMO’s without the need to label them around the same time as the legislation. Nor is the situation with Monsanto a controversy (or manufactroversy, to the more cynical), strictly limited to the United States. GMO’s have been banned as harmful for human consumption in parts of the European Union as well, most recently in Italy.

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Wake Up and Smell The Oil: Big Oil Attempts to Make Clones

By: James Sullivan

You’ve probably seen the Exxon commercials defending the implementation of Common Core standards across the country. Perhaps appropriately, it drew the ire of many, fearing that big businesses were now pushing their agenda on schools. Exxon-Valdez is perhaps among the most guilty when it comes to promoting climate change denial, if not one of the companies that stands the most to gain if the government sits back and does nothing about regulating CO2 emissions.

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Right Wing Loons, Global Warming & God's Vengeance

By: James Sullivan

When O David Barton, do you mean to cease abusing our patience? And to what end will that madness of yours mock us? The time to ask this question, first set by Cicero to his political opponent Catilinus before the fall of the Roman Republic, may be soon. Barton, the 59-year-old evangelist and founder of the Religious Right’s think-tank WallBuilders recently announced that he will not run for U.S. Senator, despite the urging of Tea Party comrades and sidekick Glenn Beck. For those who don’t recognize the name, David Barton is best known as an author of ‘fan fiction,’ although he calls himself a historian, determined to expose the outrageous lie that no separation between church and state exists in America.

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Why Sadistic Puppy Killers Roam Free

By: Naomi Semeniuk

When I got home from my organic vegan shopping I turned on “Issues with Jane Velez Mitchell” & heard someone say “If they could do that to an animal, they could do it to a human”. As I listened intently I saw the tag lines & the picture of a tortured puppy who was beaten so horribly that the veterinarian said that he had never seen such a severe & horrifying beating such as this one.

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The Backward and Unjust Justice System of Florida

By: Vicky Victoria

Can someone tell me what’s going on here? A Florida woman, Marissa Alexander, who was defending herself against an abusive husband by firing a warning shot in the air, in order to get him to back the hell off, is sentenced to 20 years in prison for attempted murder, meanwhile, George Zimmerman is set free with no convictions after killing a teenage boy.

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Hostage to the Co-op Board

By: Naomi Semeniuk

On the front page of www.truthiscool.com there used to be a classic piece of acting by the late great English actor Peter Finch. It was from the film “Network” & it goes like this “I’m mad as hell & I’m not going to take it anymore!” As Peter Finch builds up to a more & more powerful crescendo on this mad as hell theme he emotes & laments with impassioned tones over the ills of the world as his voice vibrates with more tongue lashing blows until it hits a climax of shattering fervor as many other people begin to open their windows chanting this mad as hell theme until it hits a boiling point.

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Forget Syria, There’s A Massacre Closer To Home We’re Directly Responsible For

By: Roy Klabin

Americans have demonstrated as lazy an outrage over the thousands of deaths in Syria,as they have for the thousands slaughtered in Mexico’s ongoing drug war. The arbitrary distinction over the use of chemical weapons seems laughable, considering the brutal and sadistic violence we’ve thus far tolerated in both conflicts. While our political machine redirects focus towards another Middle Eastern conflict with no end in sight, it might behoove us to admit that we’re far more responsible, obligated to, and better suited to deal with the war just south of our border.

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Hospital Charges Women Per Scream

By: Emily Kirkpatrick

Zimbabwe is one of the poorest countries in Africa and, unsurprisingly, also one of the most systematically corrupt.

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Good Morning Streets of New York...

By: Mr. Rant

Let me start by introducing myself, my name is Rant and I mean it, I am ranting because there is no other way to get my point across.

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Change Promised…Promises Changed.

By: Roy Klabin

It’s been several years since our devastating economic collapse, and the financial institutions responsible seem to be among the only companies recovering. Families, unions and even cities continue to declare bankruptcy, while a wildly unpopular obstructionist congress prevents any real reform from being enacted. Amid all this, a singular voice of lucidity has emerged in the Senate, diligently attempting to hold overt complacency and corruption to task.

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“SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!” Texas Senate Attempts Voter Fraud After Filibuster

By: Grace Jung

Just a few hours before the Supreme Court’s ruling on DOMA and Prop 8, something outrageous was happening in the Texas Senate.

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The Truth about Baby Veronica Update: Baby Veronica Is Going Home

By: Holly Ramos

For those of you following the Supreme Court ruling on Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, No. 12-399, there have been some updates.

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In Memoriam: Helen Thomas (1920-2013)

By: James Sullivan

Truly a loss to American journalism was the passing of former White House correspondent Helen Thomas who died at her home in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, just two weeks shy of turning 93 (which would have been on Aug 4, a birthday she shared with President Obama.)

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Change for Model Labor Laws

By: Emily Kirkpatrick

Earlier this week, supermodels and founding members of the Model Alliance, Sara Ziff and Coco Rocha, joined together with New York state senators Diane Savino and Jeff Klein to propose legislation that would protect models under the age of 18 under an expansion of the same child-labor laws used to protect children dancers, actors and performers.

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Vietnam Begins Debate on Marriage Equality

By: Liz Willis

From the time I began publishing the myPride blog through Mypride, Inc. in October 2012, I had worldwide marriage equality at the forefront of my mind. In the last several years the nation has turned its attention heavily towards marriage equality, especially now that DOMA has been overturned. The new ruling has led to an impetus of change in individual states as couples begin to get married and or fight even harder for their right to marry with the new federal ruling. Other countries have largely gone unnoticed in their fight for marriage equality until now.

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The Death Knell of Unpaid Intern Culture

By: Emily Kirkpatrick

The recent spate of interns issuing lawsuits against their “employers,” in the aftermath of the Hearst class action suit being dismissed, has renewed the hope of a generation who society has decided are unfit for paid employment.

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New Law Fines Parents of Kid Bullies

By: Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

In an effort to curb childhood bullying, the Wisconsin town of Monona has enacted a new, controversial law that holds parents responsible for their kids’ bullying behavior.

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The Truth about Baby Veronica

By: Holly Ramos

The Truth about Baby Veronica: An adoptive mother weighs in on the Supreme Court ruling on Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, No. 12-399.

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Waiting For the Decision on United States vs Windsor

By: Liz Willis

The landmark cases before the Supreme Court has stirred a growing debate among conservatives, local and national communities, as well as the LGBTQ community.

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Leadership v. Talk in Politics According to Christine Quinn

By: Liz Willis

As the race for NYC Mayor has begun heating up, so has the amount of attacks amongst contenders in the race. Christine Quinn has largely remained silent

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Are You Within 25 Feet of a Starbucks? Then Put Out that Cig!

By: Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

Starbucks has finally gone firm on its formerly wishy-washy smoking stance. As of June 1, the coffeehouse will no longer allow smoking within 25 feet of its stores.

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UN Backs Woman Suing Prada

By: Emily Kirkpatrick

Rina Bovrisse has been in a four-year-long legal battle with her former employer, Prada Japan over accusations of sexual harassment and discrimination

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Political Theater Following Mass Shootings Has Only Resulted In Increased Gun Sales

By: Roy Klabin

Despite optimistic trumpet horns for Bloomberg’s newly financed Anti-NRA efforts, the end result still remains a meaningless status-quo.

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Samsung’s “Evolutionary Husband” Raises Sexism Controversy

By: Grace Jung

Samsung recently came out with a commercial that has been met with strong criticism from the male demographic. Men are calling the ad “sexist” and are even organizing...

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Women of the Wall

By: Emily Kirkpatrick

On May 10, the protests at the Western Wall in Jerusalem against the feminist activist group Women of the Wall came to an end.

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The Dangers of Overturning DOMA In the Supreme Court

By: Grace Jung

I've been thinking a great deal about DOMA again, especially with all the recent victories for marriage equality.

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The Bubble and the Damage Done

By: David Vyorst

I recently attended Washington Dinner about peace building and constructive dialogue. The organizations involved do great work...

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Rhode Island Becomes 10th State to Legalize Gay Marriage

By: Grace Jung

The fight for marriage equality claimed another huge victory on Thursday, as Rhode Island became the 10th state to legalize gay marriage on a 56-15 vote.

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Massive Explosions Rock Damascus As Israeli Jets Attack Missiles Bound For Hezbollah

By: Roy Klabin

While the President continues to debate retaliation for Syria's crossing of the chemical weapon "red line" - Israel has taken security matters into their own hands.

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Tracing the changing face of on-screen villains

By: Adam Yellin

In a Hollywood blockbuster, the identity of the bad guys has always been a reflection of political realities and fears outside the dreamworld of the cinema - and Iron Man 3 is no exception.

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I’m Safe: A College Student’s Perspective On Boston Bombings

By: Grace Jung

“Are you safe?” Those words were sent to me through text messages and Facebook as I watched the horror unfold at my university’s recreation center on Monday, April 15th.

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Broadband For The Buck

By: David Vyorst

Access to broadband internet is vital for economic innovation and growth, therefore ensuring the highest levels of competition and access are key to the future of the economy.

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Chick-fil-A Won't Let You Eat More Kale

By: Candace Bryan

There are a lot of reasons I dislike Chick-fil-A . I’m not a fan of their low-quality foods, or their openly anti-homosexual policies and comments (that were only revoked when sales dropped).

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The Game Changer for the Carriage Horses & NYC

By: Naomi Semeniuk

The breakthrough game changer for the carriage horses is the Avella Rosenthal bill for the senate & Assembly that will make New York history.

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American Media: Educating Citizens about Lindsay Lohan, Forgoing Climate Change

By: Ellen Xie

The lack of concern about climate change and environmental action still astounds me. Indeed, for those of us who have read up on the melting glaciers...

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Anthony Weiner Would Make A Great Mayor For Skyscraper City

By: Roy Klabin

I'm glad I could get everyone's attention with a giggling innuendo. They were once good enough for Shakespeare and Dickens, so I'm not surprised by people's...

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Boston, Donuts and CISPA

By: David Vyorst

Last week, before the Boston drama had played out, a friend’s post on Facebook piqued my interest. She described the logistics...

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Obama's Legacy is like any other President's: Full of Compromised Promises

By: Roy Klabin

On Monday, President Obama signed legislation which rolled back provisions on the STOCK Act (Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge.)

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The ridiculous cost of staying healthy in the US

By: Stephanie Wharton

Let's forget about the costs of health insurance for a moment, and simply focus on the actual cost of health care in the U.S.

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How the Vatican built a secret property empire using Mussolini's millions

By: Adam Yellin

Papacy used offshore tax havens to create $500m international portfolio, featuring real estate in UK, France and Switzerland.

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