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Claim: Barack Obama's birth certificate is a forgery. Example: [Collected via e-mail, June 2008] I read that Obama will not release his birth certificate.
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It wasn’t a coat hanger.
by Maria Popova “Under the right circumstances, groups are remarkably intelligent, and are often smarter than the smartest people in them.”
Anonymous (used as a mass noun ) is a loosely associated hacktivist group.
Whistleblower website Wikileaks has made 35 censored videos of civil unrest in Tibet available in a bid to get round the "great firewall of China". Wikileaks said that posting the videos was a "response to the Chinese Public Security Bureau's carte-blanche censorship of YouTube, the BBC, CNN, the Guardian and other sites" that had carried sensitive video footage about Tibet. Wikileaks, which earlier this month successfully saw off legal action that threatened to shut the website, is calling on bloggers to post footage to help it circumvent the Chinese internet censorship.
8 March 2012 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed that focused financing and partnerships for development have resulted in great strides in the global efforts to combat extreme poverty and facilitate social development, noting that the number of impoverished people is declining across the world. “When we pull together, we can achieve great things,” Mr. Ban told a news conference at UN Headquarters to stake stock of global progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals ( MDGs ), the globally agreed blueprint for halving extreme poverty, halting the spread of diseases, promoting access to education and improving health care, all by 2015.
By Susan Blumenthal, M.D., and Melissa Shive
The battle over implementation of the Anti-Counterfeit Trade Agreement in Europe is heating up, while the war of words over the Stop Online Privacy Act is still in play . Rightsholders have called critics of these measures "demagogues" and "dirty tricksters," but the critics show no sign of retreating from their opposition.
Monsanto stock price 2000–2010.
The precious marine resources of some of the world's poorest people are being targeted by industrial-scale pirate fishing operations, to feed the seafood hungry markets of Europe and Asia.
Whether or not you favor marriage as a social institution, there's no denying that it confers many rights, protections, and benefits -- both legal and practical. Some of these vary from state to state, but the list typically includes:
Published in the April 2012 issue