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Stephen Colbert Spent All Weekend Watching the Sochi Olympics, and Here Are His Only Complaints

The murky (and possibly deadly) hotel water and the U.S. bobsledder who had to break out of his bathroom are not worthy of the pundit’s attention.

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Sochi or Christie

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Sochi Olympic Spirit

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Olympic Preparedness

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Game Over for the Human Rights

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Homophobic Russia

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Colbert Praises Russia’s ‘Anti-Gay Pride’

“Yeah, we took your rainbow. Suck it gays! Just ... don’t do it in Russia,” shouts Stephen Colbert, celebrating the decision to make Winter Olympics volunteers in Sochi wear overtly colorful uniforms, ostensibly to draw attention away from athletes and supporters protesting Russia’s draconian anti-gay laws.

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How Wall Street Plans to Profit From Renting Out Homes It Foreclosed

Diabolical bankers are renting foreclosed houses to the very people they took the properties from, and planning a new scheme that may ruin us all over again; it could be argued that Amazon saved books from the fate music has suffered; and a video imagines what would happen if a gay athlete won a gold medal in Sochi, Russia. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Nov 7, 2013 READ MORE



Foot Cream Kills HIV

Ciclopirox, an antifungal lotion, has been found to defeat the virus in cell cultures, but it has yet to be tested on humans; Wall Street is stealing money from public workers’ pensions; meanwhile, the IOC has said it is “fully satisfied” that Russia’s anti-gay laws aren’t in violation of the Olympic charter. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Sep 28, 2013 READ MORE



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What’s in a Kiss? Two Russian Athletes Defy Anti-Gay Laws

A smooch can be a romantic or friendly gesture, but in Moscow two women reminded us that it can also be an act of resistance. Kseniya Ryzhova and Tatyana Firova kissed Saturday on the winners podium as, together with their team, they triumphed in a relay race at the World Athletics Championship.

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Should Russia Really Be Banned From the Olympics?

Although the anti-gay laws passed in Russia are reprehensible, is prohibiting the country from hosting or competing in the Olympics the best answer?

Posted on Aug 13, 2013 READ MORE


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