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'American Sniper' - Evidence of the Swamp of Moral Depravity in Which America Is Sinking  The swamp of moral depravity in which America is sinking is illustrated by a movie glorifying the exploits of a racist killer, American Sniper, receiving six Oscar nominations, while a movie depicting the historic struggle against racism led by Martin Luther King, Selma, has been largely overlooked.

'American Sniper' - Evidence of the Swamp of Moral Depravity in Which America Is Sinking 

King Abdullah Of Saudi Arabia Receives Touching Tributes - And How We Should Also Remember Him. World leaders have rushed to pay gushing tributes to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia following the death of the world's oldest monarch.

King Abdullah Of Saudi Arabia Receives Touching Tributes - And How We Should Also Remember Him

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Brilliant! Knowledge. The Echo Chamber: Elite Group Of Lawyers Receive Unprecedented Advantage At Supreme Court. (This is part 1 of a 3-part series, "The Echo Chamber: A small group of lawyers and its outsized influence at the U.S.

The Echo Chamber: Elite Group Of Lawyers Receive Unprecedented Advantage At Supreme Court

Supreme Court. " The full package is at By Joan Biskupic, Janet Roberts and John Shiffman WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) - The marble façade of the U.S. Supreme Court building proclaims a high ideal: "Equal Justice Under Law. " Barack Obama, Ferguson, and the Evidence of Things Unsaid. In a recent dispatch from Ferguson, Missouri, Jelani Cobb noted that President Obama's responses to "unpunished racial injustices" constitute "a genre unto themselves.

Barack Obama, Ferguson, and the Evidence of Things Unsaid

" Monday night, when Barack Obama stood before the nation to interpret the non-indictment of Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown, he offered a particularly tame specimen. The elements of "the genre" were all on display—an unmitigated optimism, an urge for calm, a fantastic faith in American institutions, an even-handedness exercised to a fault. But if all the limbs of the construct were accounted for, the soul of the thing was not. There was none of the spontaneous annoyance at the arrest of Henry Louis Gates, and little of the sheer pain exhibited in the line, "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon. " The deft hand Obama employed in explaining to Americans why the acquittal of George Zimmerman so rankled had gone arthritic.

Commit to making sex and relationships education in schools compulsory, to include sexual consent, healthy and respectful relationships, gender stereotypes and online pornography. Young people are growing up bombarded with negative and conflicting messages about sex, relationships and gender roles.

Commit to making sex and relationships education in schools compulsory, to include sexual consent, healthy and respectful relationships, gender stereotypes and online pornography

From Blurred Lines to lads' mags, online pornography to sexting, the Lad Bible to Page 3, our culture routinely portrays women as dehumanised and sexualised, and men as sexual aggressors, normalising misogynistic and even abusive behaviour towards women and girls. This is the context in which 85,000 women are raped in England and Wales every year and 400,000 sexually assaulted. Meanwhile, according to the NSPCC, 25% of young women over 13 experience physical violence and and 72% experience emotional abuse in their own relationships.

For many girls and young women, abuse and harassment by boyfriends and friends, male family members as well as men on the street and in the community are part of their daily experience as EVAW’s Schools Safe 4 Girls campaign shows all too well. Shia LaBeouf Was 'Raped'? You Must Be Kidding...  In an interview with Shia LaBouef in the latest issue of Dazed magazine, the actor reveals that he was raped during the performance of his art installation #IAMSORRY.

Shia LaBeouf Was 'Raped'? You Must Be Kidding... 

Not surprisingly, LaBouef's critics are queuing both online and in the media to express their disbelief, with Pierce Morgan leading the way. But how many of us actually believe him? When I was an undergraduate, a boyfriend told me he lost his virginity at 15 to a pair of seventeen year-old twin sisters who raped him at a party. He didn't call it 'rape'. This Government Pie Chart Reveals How They REALLY Spend Your Taxes. The government has sent out 'Annual Tax Summary' letters showing voters exactly how their tax money is being spent.

This Government Pie Chart Reveals How They REALLY Spend Your Taxes

We have to say, it's pretty honest... (Created for HuffPost UK Comedy by Handface, Robin Flavell and David Beresford) The Psychology of Terrorist Martyrdom  As the UK faces what Theresa May has called its biggest terrorism threat in its history, understanding and recognising who might become a terrorist martyr is of crucial significance.

The Psychology of Terrorist Martyrdom 

Martyrdom, or the ultimate sacrifice, seems to be a bizarre concept that goes against all psychology theory, yet we are facing a seemingly endless surge of individuals willing to give their life for the cause. This Government Pie Chart Reveals How They REALLY Spend Your Taxes. Google’s secret NSA alliance: The terrifying deals between Silicon Valley and the security state.

In mid-December 2009, engineers at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, began to suspect that hackers in China had obtained access to private Gmail accounts, including those used by Chinese human rights activists opposed to the government in Beijing.

Google’s secret NSA alliance: The terrifying deals between Silicon Valley and the security state

Like a lot of large, well-known Internet companies, Google and its users were frequently targeted by cyber spies and criminals. But when the engineers looked more closely, they discovered that this was no ordinary hacking campaign. Henry Kissinger 'considered Cuba air strikes' in 1976. 1 October 2014Last updated at 11:49 ET Kissinger (left) has been described as being 'apoplectic' about Cuba's role in Africa in discussions with Ford US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger drew up plans to "smash Cuba" with air strikes nearly 40 years ago, government papers obtained by researchers show.

Henry Kissinger 'considered Cuba air strikes' in 1976

He was angered by Cuba's 1976 military intervention in Angola and was considering retaliation if Cuban forces were deployed elsewhere in Africa. The information comes from documents declassified at the request of the National Security Archive. Why Julian Assange would target Henry Kissinger. 11 April 2013Last updated at 19:23 ET By Tara McKelvey BBC News Magazine Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has released a database of diplomatic records by Henry Kissinger, who ran American foreign policy under two presidents. Why does the former diplomat interest liberals like Assange?

Late 2011 - dressed in a starched shirt and cufflinks, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is discussing foreign policy at the Atlantic Council in Washington. Vaccinations: An Epidemic of Misinformation  Read The Nasty Comments Women In Science Deal With Daily. "It's death by a thousand cuts. Every day you’re faced with some comment, some snide remark, some inability to get a name on a research paper. Julian Assange on Snowden, disliking Google, and his “inevitable” freedom. It would be too much to say that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange feels optimistic.

Bugging out: How rampant online piracy squashed one insect photographer. Here is a true story about how copyright infringement costs my small photography business thousands of dollars every year. 50 Things About Millennials That Make Corporate America Sh*t Its Pants. John Oliver Explains Everything That's Wrong With The Miss America Pageant. Movies Treat 13-Year-Old Girls And 39-Year-Old Women The Same In One Incredibly Disturbing Way.

Every time a new study about the state of women in movies (in front of the camera and behind the scenes) comes out, I cross my fingers and hope Hollywood has finally woken up to the realization that women make up 50% of the global population and should make up 50% of the film industry population too. This Is What Breasts Really Look And Feel Like (NSFW) Brian Cox: 'Multiverse' makes sense. Police training firm’s teaching helps fuel rise in cash seizures on U.S. highways. Join the Battle for Net Neutrality. Big Cable wants to slow down the Internet? Fine. The End Of Net Neutrality Would Be 'Clusterfuck Worse Than Comcast Customer Service' The consequences of ending net neutrality aren't always easy to explain, but Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian just came up with a pretty striking descriptor:

NATO Should Stop Putin From Restoring Czarist Empire, Zbigniew Brzezinski Says. Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, remains one of America’s top strategic thinkers going back to the days of the Cold War. Middle East Time Bomb: The Real Aim of ISIS Is to Replace the Saud Family as the New Emirs of Arabia 

This article is Part II of Alastair Crooke's historical analysis of the roots of ISIS and its impact on the future of the Middle East. Colonization by Bankruptcy: The High-stakes Chess Match for Argentina. 2008 Meltdown Was Worse Than Great Depression, Bernanke Says - Real Time Economics. Is This The 'Land Of The Free'?: How Ferguson Is Playing Outside The U.S. KKK Raising Money for Police Officer Who Shot African-American Teen. KKK Raising Money for Police Officer Who Shot African-American Teen. Qatar's World Cup Bid Video: The Honest Version. 17 Things To Read If You're Trying To See All Sides Of The Israel-Gaza Conflict.