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Far-right birther’s secret funders: Look who’s backing Islamophobe Frank Gaffney

salon.com — Frank Gaffney has emerged as one of the DC-beltway's most outspoken critics of American Muslims, purveying conspiracy theories about the infiltration of the Muslim Brotherhood into the highest levels of the U.S. government and birther accusations about Barack Obama's eligibility to serve as president.
Oct 01, 2014

Salon: Major defense contractors supported institute tied to anti-Muslim, birther rhetoric. salon.com/2014/10/01/far…

Oct 01, 2014

RT @HinaShamsi: Six of US's largest defense contractors funded organization led by Islamophobe & conspiracy theorist Frank Gaffney http://t…

Oct 01, 2014

Wow @boeing says that supporting Islamophobia and birtherism is part of their corporate mission: salon.com/2014/10/01/far… h/t @WajahatAli

Oct 01, 2014

RT @WajahatAli: .@eliclifton uncovers Islamophobe, conspiracy theorist Frank Gaffney's secret funders: salon.com/2014/10/01/far… via @Salon

Oct 01, 2014

RT @EliClifton: Exclusive: America's biggest defense and aerospace contractors are pouring thousands into Frank Gaffney's "work" bit.ly/1xBO5ec

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This is climate change: 35,000 walruses forced ashore by melting Arctic sea ice

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Women respond to sexist category on “Jeopardy!”: This is what we really want

salon.com — What is sexist and relies on tired stereotypes? That would be Monday night's "Jeopardy!" category "What Women Want." You can watch the episode here: The category name itself reduces half the population into a very ridiculous "Jeopardy!" category, full of trite stereotypes.

“Get out of the neighborhood”: The NYPD’s shameful message to black teens

salon.com — According to witness reports, on Sept. 22 at 2:45 p.m., NYPD officers in a patrol car trailed a group of black teenagers walking through Park Slope, Brooklyn and told them via loudspeakers to "get out of the neighborhood." Most appallingly: the NYPD isn't even trying to apologize.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @StephonJohnson8: NYPD unapologetic after telling black teens, through loudspeakers, to "get out" of Park Slope neighborhood: salon.com/2014/10/01/get…

Oct 01, 2014

RT @StephonJohnson8: NYPD unapologetic after telling black teens, through loudspeakers, to "get out" of Park Slope neighborhood: salon.com/2014/10/01/get…

Oct 01, 2014

RT @StephonJohnson8: NYPD unapologetic after telling black teens, through loudspeakers, to "get out" of Park Slope neighborhood: salon.com/2014/10/01/get…

I am a woman who agrees with the GOP that all women are dumb

salon.com — So a lot of people are mad about a series of ads put out by the College Republican National Committee that suggest women can only understand politics when explained in terms of dating and wedding dresses. But I don't see what the uproar is all about, because I happen to agree that women are very dumb.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @eliasisquith: Bravo to @kmcdonovgh for this brave defense of the College Republicans’ widely misunderstood new ads bit.ly/1vxKPwY

Oct 01, 2014

RT @eliasisquith: Bravo to @kmcdonovgh for this brave defense of the College Republicans’ widely misunderstood new ads bit.ly/1vxKPwY

College is ripping you off: Students are cash cows, and schools the predators

salon.com — This essay starts with utopia-the utopia known as the American university. It is the finest educational institution in the world, everyone tells us. Indeed, to judge by the praise that is heaped upon it, the American university may be our best institution, period.
Oct 01, 2014

"...an extensive literature of bogus social theory assuring those supervisors of the rightfulness of their place" salon.com/2014/10/01/col…

Oct 01, 2014

Do you believe college is ripping you off? That students are cash cows, and schools the predators? salon.com/2014/10/01/col… via @Salon

21 famous song lyrics that are shockingly scientific

salon.com — For the past 17 years, a group of awesome Swedish scientists have been competing with each other over who could sneak the most Bob Dylan song lyrics into research papers before they retired. It all began when John Jundberg and Eddie Weitzburg, two professors at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm published an article on flatulence (!)

Protection - or paranoia?

salon.com — The Secret Service had good reason to be on its guard when President Bush visited Minnesota last month. The state was once home not only to alleged al-Qaida pilot-in-training Zacarias Moussaoui but also to Mohammad Warsame, arrested last winter for supporting al-Qaida with money and training.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @JustinRood: Given recent Secret Service failures, seems timely to note they're great at handling non-threats: salon.com/2004/08/06/par…

“Men, Women & Children”: Hollywood’s Internet lameness reaches new lows

salon.com — People like me frequently complain that Hollywood no longer makes movies for adults. Then a studio comes up with something achingly sincere and earnest like Jason Reitman's "Men, Women & Children," which feels like an ABC After-School Special teleported into the 21st century, and we can only wish they'd get back to muscular dudes in tights and CGI explosions.
Oct 01, 2014

Because I want other people to appreciate the mom-pants, concern-troll suffering I endured in "Men, Women & Children" salon.com/2014/09/30/men…

The “pre-cation” is a trap!

salon.com — It's like a bachelor party for your career! Or having someone buy you dinner and then assume that means he's owed sexual intercourse! Anyway, apparently telling people to take a vacation before they come to work for you is becoming a thing now.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @Salon: A troubling new hiring trend shows just how starved we are for time off slnm.us/O6rMZZH via @embeedub

Elisabeth Hasselbeck refuses to accept low risk of Ebola in U.S.

salon.com — When Dr. Dalilah Restrepo agreed to appear on Fox & Friends to discuss the first (and only) case of Ebola in the United States, she should have foreseen being attacked for any attitude that wasn't completely alarmist.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @Salon: Elisabeth Hasselbeck painfully, hilariously refuses to accept the low risk of a U.S. Ebola outbreak [VIDEO] slnm.us/zNkFZJT