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The New Year Brought Some Strange New Laws With It, Among Other Things

A lot of regulations went into effect Jan. 1, marking a new year that will see a lot of interesting things occur in various countries all over the globe.

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Three Scout Leaders Topple Stone Formation, Face Charges

Claiming they were trying to protect the public from a stone formation that took 165 million years to form, three Utah Boy Scout leaders pushed a boulder from its erosion-built perch. And posted the video online. Welcome to modern American vandalism, the public parks version.

Posted on Oct 18, 2013 READ MORE


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‘Left, Right & Center’: Obama Ends the War on Terror

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss Barack Obama’s announcement of the end of the decade-and-counting-long war on terror while Gitmo remains open for business. Is the Obama administration all over the map when it comes to terror?

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Give the Boy Scouts Half a Merit Badge

One of the oldest, largest and most Christian youth organizations in the United States will bow to the public’s demand for an end to its long-standing ban on openly gay youth participants if its voting members permit it next month.

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Boy Scouts and Gays

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Activist Zach Wahls Slams Boy Scouts’ Decision Delay on Gay Members

The noted LGBT rights supporter and Eagle Scout’s latest comments come just days after he eviscerated the homophobic arguments presented by the father of a Boy Scout.

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Boy Scouts May Not Survive With Gay Members, Santorum Says

The noted homophobe is urging the Boy Scouts of America not to capitulate to the “intolerant liberal mind” and overturn its discriminatory policy of banning gays from joining the youth organization, saying that this is yet “another example of the left attempting to remove God from all areas of public life.”

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Rove Takes on the Tea Party, Maher Rips ‘Con Men’ Limbaugh and Beck, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Paul Krugman calls out “insane” NRA and Rick Perry weighs in on the news that the Boy Scouts may be ending its policy of banning gay members.

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Report: Boy Scouts May Change Policy on Gay Members

The youth organization, which just seven months ago affirmed its rule banning Scouts and troop leaders because of their sexual orientation, has come under much criticism recently.

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Boy Scout ‘Perversion Files’ Detail Years of Sexual Abuse

The Boy Scouts of America has been forced to release more than 20 years of secret files that reveal numerous child sex abuse allegations within the organization.

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Obama, Romney Call for End to Boy Scouts’ LGBT Discrimination

It’s rare that Mitt Romney and Barack Obama agree on anything, but both presidential candidates have called for the Boy Scouts of America to end its discriminatory practice of banning LGBT Scouts and leaders.

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Boy Scouts Affirm Gay Ban

The Boy Scouts of America confirmed its position as one of the most bigoted groups in the U.S. after a confidential two-year review led it to uphold its ban on gay and lesbian members.

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More From Chris Hedges on Black Bloc

With his column “The Cancer in Occupy,” published earlier this week at Truthdig, Chris Hedges angered many on the radical left with his harsh criticism of the Black Bloc anarchists. Truthout’s J.A. Myerson, an activist and journalist involved in OWS since the occupation’s earliest days, got hold of Hedges by phone to press the issue.

Posted on Feb 9, 2012 READ MORE



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Phuck Is Not a Four-Letter Word

His name was Sam, no last name, and he wore no pants. He was lying on my little brother’s bed in a filthy orange T-shirt staring up at the ceiling, knees slightly bent, with blue eyes and curly blond hair and small pink lips that were frozen in a strange suckling of the air.

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Boy Scouts of America Loses in Abuse Lawsuit Trial

An Oregon jury on Tuesday hit the Boy Scouts of America with a $1.4 million verdict and potentially a lot more in punitive damages. Jurors determined that the national organization was negligent in the case of an assistant Scoutmaster who had admitted to abusing Scouts. (continued)

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