BBC reporter’s sobering advice to America: ‘Break’ the NRA or your mass shootings will never stop

BBC presenter Aaron Heslehurst (screen grab) THE RAW STORY BBC host Aaron Heslehurst advised Americans this week that they would have to “break” or “dismantle” the National Rifle Association (NRA) if they wanted the mass shootings in the United States to stop. On Wednesday’s Morning Business Report, BBC presenter Adnan Nawaz pointed out that journalists… More BBC reporter’s sobering advice to America: ‘Break’ the NRA or your mass shootings will never stop

Hasselbeck: Oprah shouldn’t call out racists because it ‘undermines racism’

I always knew Elisabeth Hasselbeck was not the “sharpest tool in the shed” but this is simply astonishing… The Raw Story Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Thursday warned Oprah Winfrey that she “undermines racism” by pointing out that some of President Barack Obama’s critics disliked him because of the color of his skin.Now, I… More Hasselbeck: Oprah shouldn’t call out racists because it ‘undermines racism’

Body of student falsely accused of Boston attacks possibly found

According to the following BBC report, this is merely speculation at this time.  Yet, if it is true, what does this young man’s murder say about our country and our press? BBC News The body of a man found in a Rhode Island river may be a student mistakenly identified as one of the Boston… More Body of student falsely accused of Boston attacks possibly found

London mayor calls out Romney in front of 100,000 at Olympic torch lighting

Apparently Mittens was a bit snooty with his criticism of  the London Olympics’ security issue.  The London press, the Prime Minister and now the Mayor did not take to kindly to Romney’s remarks about London and their Olympics… The Raw Story London Mayor Boris Johnson shamed presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in front of a crowd… More London mayor calls out Romney in front of 100,000 at Olympic torch lighting

Cat Saves Owner’s Life Just Hours After Being Adopted

I love animals, particularly cats, so this story is especially heartwarming… The Huffington Post A newly adopted cat repaid his owner’s loving gesture earlier this month by saving her from a medical emergency just hours after he was brought home, the Green Bay Press Gazette reports. Amy Jung and her son Ethan stopped into The Humane Society near… More Cat Saves Owner’s Life Just Hours After Being Adopted

Newsweek Asks Americans “How Dumb Are We?”

The dumbing down of America…real or imagined? Mario Piperni How bad are Americans when it comes to knowledge of their own history and system of government?  Well, going by a recent Newsweek poll, it’s not pretty. They’re the sort of scores that drive high-school history teachers to drink. When NEWSWEEK recently asked 1,000 U.S. citizens… More Newsweek Asks Americans “How Dumb Are We?”

Iran Blocks Sites, Texts, Calls

Reporters Without Borders The authorities have increased censorship in a bid to prevent yesterday’s anti-government protests, blocking independent or pro-opposition websites and other electronic media. Broadband speed has greatly slowed in major cities as in the run-up to previous anti-regime demonstrations or opposition events. Mobile phone and text-message traffic has been badly disrupted and the… More Iran Blocks Sites, Texts, Calls

Confirmed: WikiLeaks’ next target is Bank of America, Assange says

Now this should be interesting, and less intimidating to the U.S. Government…uh, on second thought… Raw Story WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Tuesday the Swedish women who have accused him of sexual assault had got into a “tizzy” about the possibility they had caught a sexually transmitted disease from him. Assange told the BBC that one… More Confirmed: WikiLeaks’ next target is Bank of America, Assange says

Assange threatens to release ‘poison pill’ if arrested or killed

Real life cloak and dagger drama… Raw Story There is a new threat from the founder of the whistleblower website WikiLeaks. Julian Assange will release a “poison pill” that contains a “deluge” of secret information if he is killed, arrested or his website is permanently shut down, Daily Mail reports. “Due to recent attacks on our infrastructure,… More Assange threatens to release ‘poison pill’ if arrested or killed

George Bush Book ‘Decision Points’ Lifted Passages From Advisers’ Books

Recently, George Bush complained that many folks thought he couldn’t read, much less write a book.  It seems some of his critics may have been right on the latter point… Huffington Post When Crown Publishing inked a deal with George W. Bush for his memoirs, the publisher knew it wasn’t getting Faulkner. But the book, at… More George Bush Book ‘Decision Points’ Lifted Passages From Advisers’ Books