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Offduty Federal agent killed...by retired cop ( 2 3 Last ) This thread has images

This story is a good example of why 'if everyone was carrying guns it'd be safer' isn't true. Here you have three current and retired law enforcement types(ie trained w/firearms) all ganging up on ONE perpetrator, and yet they manage to kill a good...

7th January 2012
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Jon Huntsman Wins NEC College Convention Straw Poll

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman has won the New England College 2012 College Convention straw poll here in Concord on Jan. 6. According to the organizers, 424 Republican and Democratic ballots were cast by college and high schools attending from around...

7th January 2012
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Prosecution wants Mubarak executed This thread has images

THE prosecution in Hosni Mubarak's trial has delivered an emotional appeal to the court to sentence the fallen Egyptian dictator to hang for the killings of protesters during the revolt that overthrew him.Wrapping up their closing arguments, prosecutors...

7th January 2012
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US plans for troop reduction to affect Korean security: experts This thread has images

The U.S. planned troop reduction will also have security implications on the Korean Peninsula, as Washington will likely be forced to cut the size of its contingency reinforcements here, experts said Friday. Following the announcement earlier in the...

7th January 2012
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Labour calls for longer school days ( 2 3 4 Last )

The school day should be lengthened to prepare pupils for work, says Labour Shadow Education Secretary Stephen Twigg. A longer day could also help stop teenagers joining gangs and be a haven from chaotic homes, he adds. Speaking at an education...

7th January 2012
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The Church of Kopimism is recognized by the state of Sweden

Source http://kopimistsamfundet.se Just saw that I was late, thank you now let this die in a fire http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1152901

7th January 2012
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JRR Tolkien snubbed by 1961 Nobel jury, papers reveal

JRR Tolkien was passed over for the 1961 Nobel literature prize after the storytelling in his Lord of the Rings trilogy was described as second rate. Newly-released documents - declassified after 50 years - show that he was nominated by fellow...

6th January 2012
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Man 'stable' after 90kg tumour removed This thread has images

You might remember this thread Source: http://www.news.com.au/world/man-stable-after-90kg-tumour-removed/story-e6frfkyi-1226238640156 A man is in a stable condition after doctors removed a giant tumour from his right leg that weighed more than the...

6th January 2012
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Wait, what? Fish mimics octopus that mimics fish This thread has images

Fish Mimics Octopus That Mimics Fish //Source National Geographic ______________________________ "We've never seen anything like that before," scientist says. A small jawfish (see red arrow) mimics a mimic octopus in a video still from a new...

6th January 2012
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Realistic pellet gun wielding 8th grader gunned down. ( 2 3 4 5 Last ) This thread has images

(CBS/AP) BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Police say the weapon a Texas eighth-grader pointed at officers in a school hallway before they killed him was a pellet gun that looked like a real handgun. Interim Brownsville Police Chief Orlando Rodriguez says...

6th January 2012
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The United States wrote Spain's new anti-piracy law and blackmailed them into passing it ( 2 3 Last ) This thread has images

Source - TorrentFreak United States government interference in Spainís intellectual property laws had long been suspected, but it was revelations from Wikileaks that finally confirmed the depth of its involvement. More than 100 leaked cables showed...

6th January 2012
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FBI allowed to add GPS device to cars without warrants ( 2 3 4 Last ) This thread has images

Reuters / Stringer TAGS: Crime, Law, USA The Supreme Court will soon weigh in on whether law enforcement agencies can monitor your every move without you knowing ó and without a warrant. In Missouri, however, one judge isnít waiting to find out their...

6th January 2012
by DiscoBiscut Go to last post
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Remember that Vietnamese with the giant tumor? They remove it! This thread has images

A previous operation failed to stop the dramatic growth of the tumour A Vietnamese man is in a stable condition in hospital after doctors removed a giant tumour which weighed far more than the rest of his body. Nguyen Duy Hai's 90kg (198lb) tumour,...

6th January 2012
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How Scottish Scientists Re-Created a Hundred-Year-Old Whisky ( 2 Last ) This thread has images

Source: http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-01/how-scottish-scientists-re-created-hundred-year-old-whisky

6th January 2012
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China sees culture as a crucial battleground, begins heavy media censorship This thread has images

Source: http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/05/world/asia/china-western-culture/index.html?hpt=hp_bn2 Last I checked, communism was anti-cultural :v:

6th January 2012
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Praise the Science! First chimeric monkeys created. ( 2 Last ) This thread has images

For the first time, scientists have produced monkeys composed of cells taken from separate embryos. The animals were born after researchers combined cells from different embryos and implanted them into female monkeys. Such animals, which contain...

6th January 2012
by Jake Nukem Go to last post
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Police warn Calif. homeless about serial killer

(AP) SANTA ANA, Calif. — Homeless people in Orange County were put on alert by police and advocates concerned that they're the target of a serial killer who has already slain three homeless men. Police said an attacker has stabbed three homeless...

6th January 2012
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Cambodiaís former anti-drugs chief gets life for trafficking drugs This thread has images

The former head of Cambodiaís anti-drugs office was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for masterminding a drugs ring from his office, a court official said. Lt. Gen. Mok Dara, secretary-general of the National Authority for Combating Drugs until his...

6th January 2012
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Mae Jemison, Who Was the First Black Woman in Space, Will Now Lead 100-Year Starship Project ( 2 Last ) This thread has images

Source: http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-01/former-astronaut-will-lead-100-year-starship-project She's kinda cute

6th January 2012
by Contag Go to last post
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The USAF's X-37B Secret Space Plane Appears to Be Tracking China's New Space Station This thread has images

Source: http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012-01/usafs-x-37b-space-plane-spying-chinas-space-station-maybe

6th January 2012
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Homeless Man Decapitated Over Grill This thread has images


6th January 2012
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British Workers' Unpaid Overtime 'Worth A Million Jobs'

Workers gave bosses nearly two billion hours of unpaid overtime last year, enough to create a million extra full-time jobs, according to the TUC. The 1,968 million hours of overtime is worth £29.2bn to the UK economy. The study found 5.3 million...

6th January 2012
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Obama to Share Missile Defense Secrets With Russia?

President Obama signaled Congress this week that he is prepared to share U.S. missile defense secrets with Russia.In the presidentís signing statement issued Saturday in passing into law the fiscal 2012 defense authorization bill, Mr. Obama said...

6th January 2012
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MP Diane Abbott 'sorry' over Twitter race comments This thread has images

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-16423278

6th January 2012
by Hivemind Go to last post
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US identifies China as security threat, seeks India partnership This thread has images

WASHINGTON: The United States is investing in long-term strategic partnership with India,the Pentagon said on Thursday in a new defence strategic document which puts Asia on a bigger priority and identifies China as a security threat. "The United...

6th January 2012
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Did someone at the Pentagon reveal top secret details to a movie director? This thread has images


6th January 2012
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Google Chrome demoted in search rankings after online advertising fiasco


6th January 2012
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Sweden wins world junior hockey championship to Russia, in overtime This thread has images

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/e137f4255d2b4e4695c76273a305efcd/HKO--World-Junior/ Swedes dominated the entire hockey game and honestly deserved to win, their last gold medal victory was 31 years ago. 58 shots on goal vs 17 shots for Russia,...

6th January 2012
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Iran prepares bill to bar foreign warships from Persian Gulf This thread has images

TEHRAN ó Iranís parliament said Wednesday that it was preparing a bill that would prohibit all foreign warships from entering the Persian Gulf unless they received permission from the Iranian navy. The bill, disclosed by the semiofficial Fars News...

6th January 2012
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Tennessee Anti-Bullying Law Change Could Allow Students To Speak Out Against Gays For Religious Reasons ( 2 Last )


6th January 2012
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Sailor of the year killed in Afghanistan This thread has images


6th January 2012
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U.S. Navy Plans Autonomous Interplanetary Rovers Powered By Microbes

Source: http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012-01/us-navy-plans-autonomous-fuel-cell-powered-interplanetary-rovers

6th January 2012
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Venezuela to pay Exxon $255 million This thread has images

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16381730 I can't really tell if this is good or bad. EDIT: After rereading it a few times it seems that it is a fair ruling.

6th January 2012
by AWarGuy Go to last post
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"N. Korea Attempted to Export Reagents for Chemical Weapons to Syria"

A Japanese daily says North Korea was caught trying to export reagents for chemical weapons to Syria back in 2009. Citing multiple diplomatic sources in the U.S., Yomiuri Shimbun reported Thursday that a Liberian cargo ship that left North Korea for...

6th January 2012
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#g_d bless sweden: File-sharing now a recognized religion in Sweden

http://boingboing.net/2012/01/05/file-sharing-becomes-a-recogni.html http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57352469-1/file-sharing-religion-goes-legit-in-sweden/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20

6th January 2012
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Google, Twitter and many more internet companies against SOPA considers [I]Total Blackout[/I] option to raise SOPA awareness. ( 2 Last )

Source: Personally I support this idea, because IF SOPA passes, a sudden halt of services due to SOPA intervention would be highly likely. And since many people both IN and OUTSIDE the US are unaware of SOPA, then this is the most efficient way to...

6th January 2012
by Tigster Go to last post
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Mo. Authorities Find Kids Locked In Cold Shed While Adults Partied This thread has images

http://www.wtkr.com/news/ktvi-mo-authorities-find-kids-locked-in-shed-while-parents-partied-20120105,0,654734.story Link to the parents mugshots, real classy folk right here:...

6th January 2012
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