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Rupert Murdoch and the Jews | Michael Wolff

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His Twitter slip about the 'Jewish-owned press' was revealing - of prejudice, paranoia and neoconism - and none of it is prettyWhoops.Rupert Murdoch's unchaperoned tweeting was bound to get him into trouble. On Saturday, he slipped into an antisemitic usage: "Why is Jewish-owned press so consistently anti-Israel in every crisis?"What...
Rupert Murdoch and the Jews | Michael Wolff

Mechanic's Mistake Trashes $244 Million Aircraft

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Hugh Pickens writes "An accident report is finally out for the Air Force E-8C Joint Surveillance Targeting and Attack Radar System that had started refueling with a KC-135 on on March 13, 2009 when the crew heard a 'loud bang throughout the midsection of the aircraft.' Vapor and fuel...
Mechanic's Mistake Trashes $244 Million Aircraft

Billy Bragg: Barking's Woody Guthrie on 30 years of songs and activism

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From agit-pop to love songs, Bragg has brought his audience through life with him, creating a soundtrack to thousands of livesBilly Bragg has a new beard, a mixture of grey and what he calls "sandy coloured: a bit grey, and a bit red". When he grew it, he says, "everyone...
Billy Bragg: Barking's Woody Guthrie on 30 years of songs and activism

Football Manager 2013: the 30 best transfer targets, part one

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Having trouble building your dream team? We've asked Sports Interactive for the juiciest transfer targets at all levelsFootball Manager 13 has been out for a week, and by now most early purchasers will be well into their first season. Perhaps you are guiding some plucky Division Two minnow slowly up...
Football Manager 2013: the 30 best transfer targets, part one

‘Senator Julian Assange’–Not as Crazy as it Sounds

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Head Wikileaker and house arrestee Julian Assange has been pondering a run for the Australian Senate. Before you even quirk an eyebrow at the prospect of a “Senator Assange,” note that a recent survey by Australian Labor Party pollsters indicates Mr. Assange could garner nearly 25% of the vote. Agence France-Presse...
‘Senator Julian Assange’–Not as Crazy as it Sounds

EU Rapporteur Deals Major Blow To ACTA: Recommends Rejection By European Parliament

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At the end of a morning of discussions about ACTA organized by the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, the Rapporteur for ACTA, David Martin, has recommended that the European Parliament should reject the treaty, saying: "in the end I think the hopes of ACTA are outweighed by the...
EU Rapporteur Deals Major Blow To ACTA: Recommends Rejection By European Parliament

New media gurus launch Upworthy – their 'super basic' internet start-up

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Force behind MoveOn joins Facebook co-founder and former Onion editor to launch site fighting 'inanity' of the internetAs Upworthy's launch editors openly admit the first offering from the new website is "super-basic". It contains nothing more, so far, than a mission statement and a couple of links relating to the...
New media gurus launch Upworthy – their 'super basic' internet start-up

Is Thatcher Dead Yet? website creators face Twitter threats

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Creators face angry tweets after website updated to read 'Margaret Thatcher is dead. This lady's not returning'The creators of a website called Is Thatcher Dead Yet? - set up in June 2010 - have been receiving threats on Twitter after the death of the former prime minister.Jared Earle, a computer...
Is Thatcher Dead Yet? website creators face Twitter threats

Left-Wing Icon: America Is Still Headed Towards Fascism Under Obama

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Left-Wing Icon: America Is Still Headed Towards Fascism Under Obama

DailyDirt: Olympic Trivia

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Just in case you haven't gotten enough information on the Olympics, there are a ton of stories digging up random trivia about the games. (Or maybe you think everyone should be more interested in a robot on Mars.) But if you're looking for some bits of Olympic trivia, here are...
DailyDirt: Olympic Trivia

This Greek Web Entrepreneur Wants To Vote For The Conservatives, And Then Wants To Do Something Very Violent To Himself

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ATHENS, GREECE -- Not all hope is lost in Greece, despite the economic collapse you read and hear so much about. Tonight I got to meet with a group of 20 or so men and women who are building Athens' startup ecosystem, either as founders, VCs, or active participants are...
This Greek Web Entrepreneur Wants To Vote For The Conservatives, And Then Wants To Do Something Very Violent To Himself

Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Thinks Sexual Assault Claims Against Julian Assange are ‘Hilarious’

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Mr. Assange (Photo: Wikipedia) It appears that seeking political asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in London has been a great decision for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has been awaiting the processing of his asylum application at the compound for the last three weeks. Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa–a left-wing populist–and...
Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Thinks Sexual Assault Claims Against Julian Assange are ‘Hilarious’
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