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GOP Opposes Tax on Tanning Salons

Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee said that “no amount of sunscreen or Aloe will relieve the pain of the Democrats’ impending 10 percent tax on indoor tanning beds” (which have been medically proven to cause skin cancer). The Heritage Foundation blasted the tax as well, while Fox News reported live from a […]

Is BP Intentionally Sinking the Oil?

In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Allegiance Capitol Corporation V.P. Fred McCallister said that BP is deliberately sinking oil with the toxic chemical dispersant Corexit, to hide the size of the oil spill. By sinking the oil before it can be collected, BP won’t have to pay fines on it. McCallister said, “Everybody in […]

Condoms Available To 1st Graders

Sex education starts early, especially if you go to elementary school in Provincetown, Mass. That’s because the school committee has unanimously adopted a condom distribution policy beginning as early as first grade. According to the Provincetown Banner, the program requires that students speak to a school nurse or trained counselor before receiving condoms. The committee […]

Proposed Muslim Centre Protested

A controversial proposal to build an Islamic Centre near Ground Zero, where the twin towers of the World Trade Centre once stood in New York City, was met with loud opposition from the “Stop Islamisation of America Movement” (led by “birther” Pamela Geller), who say the centre has no business being near Ground Zero. Local […]

Gov: Drilling Ban Worse Than Oil Spill

Mississippi’s Republican governor Haley Barbour said in an interview that President Barack Obama’s moratorium on deepwater drilling is worse than BP’s massive oil spill for his state. “Governor, what’s worse, the moratorium or the effects of this spill on the region?” “Meet the Press” host David Gregory asked the governor. “Well, the moratorium,” Barbour replied. […]

GOP Congressman Apologizes to BP

During a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday, Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) called the $20 billion escrow fund (to pay for Gulf Oil spill damages) that BP has promised to establish a “shakedown” and apologized to BP Tony Hayward. “I’m speaking totally for myself and I’m not speaking for the Republican […]

Cop Punches Woman for Jaywalking

What started out as a mere jaywalking incident turned into a shoving match and ended with a Seattle Police Officer punching a 17-year-old girl in the face. According to the police report, on June 14 an officer saw several people jaywalking on the 3100 block of MLK Jr. Way. The officer stopped a man and […]

BP Phone Worker: “We’re A Diversion”

An expose at a local Houston television station is sure to rile company critics when it enters the mainstream media: an operator at a BP phone bank has accused the company of setting them up as a diversion for anguished residents affected by the recent oil spill. “We’re a diversion to stop them from really […]

BP Opposing Worker Safety Equip.

BP’s logic seems to be that if the oil cleanup doesn’t look dangerous then it must not be. The oil company has told workers not to wear respirators because it’s bad for public relations, according to one human rights group. RFK Center President Kerry Kennedy traveled to the Gulf Coast to talk to cleanup workers […]

Border Patrol Shoots Mexican Teen

A cell phone video has surfaced showing a US border patrol officer shooting a Mexican boy in Ciudad Juarez. Fourteen-year-old Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca was on the Mexican side of the border when he was shot and killed. The video, obtained by CNN, captures several people running below a railroad bridge that connects the U.S. […]

Israel Says Deadly Raid Was “Humane”

Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, called Israel’s deadly raid on an aid flotilla en route to Gaza “perfectly legal, perfectly humane and very responsible” in an interview Tuesday with Fox News. Oren likened the attack to that of the US in World War II. “The US acted under similar international law when […]

Energy Expert Says: Nuke Oil Spill Leak

Prominent energy expert Matt Simmons, founder of energy investment bank Simmons & Company, says sending a small nuclear bomb down the leaking well is “probably the only thing we can do” to stop the leak. Simmons also says that there is evidence of a second oil leak about five to seven miles from the initial […]