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Putin Was Right: This Internet Thing Really Was Created by The CIA

thedailybeast.com — On Thursday, Vladimir Putin asserted that the Internet was really a CIA project. I know it sounds crazy, but maybe he's onto something. We all know the official story. The Internet-and its precursor, the Arpanet-began as a Pentagon-funded network of machines used by academics, military computer scientists and other assorted nerds way back in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
RT @thedailybeast Thank God we have brave whistleblowers like Vlad Putin to expose the truth... thebea.st/1ieCxoZ
RT @thedailybeast: Thank God we have brave whistleblowers like Vlad Putin to expose the truth: the Internet really *is* a CIA plot! thebea.st/1ieCxoZ
RT @thedailybeast: Thank God we have brave whistleblowers like Vlad Putin to expose the truth: the Internet really *is* a CIA plot! thebea.st/1ieCxoZ
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Opposing Gay Marriage Doesn’t Make You a Crypto-Racist

thedailybeast.com — I seem to have made an unexpected midlife career move, and no, it isn't lucrative. After almost 20 years of standing on a soapbox for gay marriage, I am standing on another soapbox making the case for tolerating people who oppose same-sex marriage.
RT @conor64: Now reading @jon_rauch, who argues, "Opposing Gay Marriage Doesn’t Make You a Crypto-Racist” thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…
Now reading @jon_rauch, who argues, "Opposing Gay Marriage Doesn’t Make You a Crypto-Racist” thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…
RT @vpostrel: Opposing Gay Marriage Doesn’t Make You a Crypto-Racist: Thoughtful piece by @jon_rauch w/ some surprising poll stats. buff.ly/1nJLSFH
Opposing Gay Marriage Doesn’t Make You a Crypto-Racist: Thoughtful piece by @jon_rauch w/ some surprising poll stats. buff.ly/1nJLSFH
Does opposing gay marriage make you a crypto-racist? Really interesting story from @jon_rauch: thebea.st/1frX1WA
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Refugees Head to Sicily in ‘Biblical Exodus’

thedailybeast.com — PALERMO, Sicily -The picturesque Sicilian hilltop village of Sutera, just 50 miles south east of Palermo, has been a dusty ghost town ever since the locals started dying off and the younger generation started moving away about a decade ago.
RT @SummersAnne: Refugees Head to Sicily in ‘Biblical Exodus’ thebea.st/1nK16us via @thedailybeast And help save dying Sicilian towns
RT @thedailybeast: Dying towns in Sicily see new life thanks to thousands of Syrian refugees seeking asylum thebea.st/PxABMI pic.twitter.com/5InWh3NhoH

Poland: Russia Offered to Divide Ukraine

thedailybeast.com — And give it five provinces.
RT @thedailybeast: Poland's foreign minister: Russia offered to divvy up Ukraine between Poland, Hungary, and Romania thebea.st/1nJC8Lw
RT @thedailybeast: Poland's foreign minister: Russia offered to divvy up Ukraine between Poland, Hungary, and Romania thebea.st/1nJC8Lw

The NRA’s Worst Nightmare Is America’s Moms

thedailybeast.com — Can a group of passionate mothers defeat the nation's largest pro-gun institution and persuade elected officials to enact laws that will reduce gun violence and save lives? It's too early to tell, but this weekend the two groups will come face to face outside the NRA's annual convention.
RT @rob1cox: The NRA convention neatly summed up: "the greatest hits of right-wing crap all in one place—and they’re armed." thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…
The NRA convention neatly summed up: "the greatest hits of right-wing crap all in one place—and they’re armed." thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Inside ‘Zombeavers’: The Gross-Out Tribeca Flick About Killer Zombie Beavers Hunting Sexy Coeds

thedailybeast.com — There's a scene midway through Zombeavers that, for better or worse, captures its essence. Sam, a douchey prick played by Hutch Dano (real name), is about to have sex with his girlfriend's BFF on top of the bathroom sink.

Palestinian Factions Made Peace in Israel’s Jails

thedailybeast.com — Leaders of Hamas and Fatah announced this week that they have reached an agreement for reconciliation after years of division, drawing furious condemnation from the Israeli government. But the choice of peace between Fatah in the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza is nothing new for those who have languished together and suffered together in Israel's jails.

It’s Buffalo Jills Vs. Buffalo Bills in Ex-Cheerleaders’ New Lawsuit

thedailybeast.com — Cheerleaders, a mainstay of the National Football League, may be nearly as essential to the viewing experience and commercial brand as the players themselves.
It’s Buffalo Jills Vs. Buffalo Bills in Ex-Cheerleaders’ New Lawsuit thebea.st/1iaUSU4 via @thedailybeast
RT @eshire: Buffalo Jills lawsuit: a disturbing mix of minimum wage violations and rules about changing tampons @thedailybeast thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…
It’s Buffalo Jills Vs. Buffalo Bills in Ex-Cheerleaders’ New Lawsuit thebea.st/1iaUSU4 via @thedailybeast

‘Ladies’ Home Journal’ Stops Printing

thedailybeast.com — After 131 years.
RT @thedailybeast: "Ladies' Home Journal" is ceasing publication, ending a 131-year run thebea.st/1faYN3z

KKK’s Miller Caught With Black Hooker

thedailybeast.com — Authorities have uncovered a lot of astounding details regarding former KKK leader Frazier Glenn Miller, who is accused of killing three people this month at a Jewish Community Center in Kansas. It turns out that Miller was caught in 1986 in Raleigh "mid-act" with a black male prostitute dressed as a woman.
KKK leader Frazier Glenn Miller was once caught "mid-act" with a black male prostitute dressed as a woman thebea.st/1faHob8
RT @thedailybeast: KKK leader Frazier Glenn Miller was once caught "mid-act" with a black male prostitute dressed as a woman thebea.st/1faHob8
RT @jimspellmanTV: The heart wants what the heart wants RT@janelleCNN irony alert: KKK’s Miller Caught With Black Hooker thebea.st/1hpCrub @thedailybeast
The heart wants what the heart wants RT@janelleCNN irony alert: KKK’s Miller Caught With Black Hooker thebea.st/1hpCrub @thedailybeast

Amazon Tests In-House Delivery Service

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The Psychology of Frazier Glenn Miller’s Racist Homophobia

thedailybeast.com — Former KKK leader Frazier Glenn Miller appeared in court today charged with the murder of three people outside a Jewish retirement home in Kansas. The neo-fascist wrote his own Declaration of War ( PDF) in 1987, expressing his hatred for "Niggers, Jews, Queers, assorted Mongrels [and] White Race traitors," and created a sinister scoring system placing bounties upon the groups he so vehemently despised.
The Sexual Psychology of Frazier Glenn Miller’s Racist Homophobia thebea.st/1mJMhdR via @thedailybeast

Vivian Maier: Still Missing

thedailybeast.com — Somewhere around the midpoint of the fascinating but ultimately troubling documentary Finding Vivian Maier, one of the people being interviewed says of Maier's story, "I find the mystery of it more interesting than the work itself." By the time we hear this comment, we have seen and heard more than enough to make the statement sound almost innocuous.

Will Proud and Loud on Obamacare Win the Race?

thedailybeast.com — A couple of weeks ago, a Superpac supporting Alaska Democratic Senator Mark Begich started running this ad: It's a very well done story of a "mother, a runner and a breast cancer survivor" who credits Senator Begich for helping her get insurance which she had been previously denied because of a pre-existing condition.
RT @DraperRobert: I don't agree that "politics is the perfect marketplace" but very good column by @stuartpstevens on D's & Obamacare: http…

The Real Winner of the Afghan War Is This Shady Military Contractor

thedailybeast.com — For over a decade, the State Department gave 69% of its funding for Afghanistan to a single company-a company with a particularly checkered history. DynCorp, one of the largest corporations working in the government's army of private contractors, has long been known for corruption scandals and a questionable performance record.
The real winner of our Afghan war: DynCorp, the shady contractor that's raked in $2.5 billion. Via @Jacob__Siegel thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…
RT @NoahShachtman: This is f'in nuts. The State Department gave 69% of its Afghanistan cash to a single, shady military contractor. thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…
RT @NoahShachtman: This is f'in nuts. The State Department gave 69% of its Afghanistan cash to a single, shady military contractor. thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…
RT @NoahShachtman: This is f'in nuts. The State Department gave 69% of its Afghanistan cash to a single, shady military contractor. thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…
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