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Thursday, January 12, 2012

National News

KOAT shared a link.

So is America what Democracy looks like? Guess again. Here are some things you thought you knew about America.
Hooray, Portland made into the Advocate's Gayest Cities in America list! They recommend folks "Tune in to Outloud and party at Crush..."!

news.advocate.comGayest Cities in America, 2012 It’s no secret that megalopolises New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles have robust LGBT life — and we’ve even heard tell of little queer hoods like the Castro

PRI Public Radio International and This American Life shared a link.
Song: When Will You Die? from TMBGs album Join Us. Video created by The Offices of Paul Sahre. TMBG across America! Jonathan Coulton opens! 1/27

Haters are gonna hate. Now is the time to support the Girl Scouts -- tis the season for cookies!

A California-based teen is hoping to spearhead a national boycott of Girl Scout cookies after the organization's controversial decision to admit a 7-year-old transgender child to a Colorado troop this past fall.
Ashley Madison CEO Noel Biderman explains why he thinks infidelity can help save marriages. What do you think, if the affair is purely physical, should it still be considered taboo?
As part of Q's Modern Love series, Jim Brown spoke to founder Noel Biderman today. The dating site, which caters primarily to married people looking for extramarital encounters, calls itself "the most recognized name in infidelity."

Hey! Wildlife migration corridors are a government conspiracy! Didn't you know that? Yeah, me neither.

washingtonexaminer.comBig Green has an unlikely new sales pitch to convince Congress to fund ever-expanding land grabs by the National Park Service -- save wildlife migration. A map overlay showing all the U.S. wildlife migration paths would blot out nearly half the nation -- a very clever diagram for empire-building 

Al Jazeera's John Terret discovers how some Americans are bartering time for healthcare while travelling through the northeastern state of Maine.
As millions of Americans struggle in the worst economic times since the Great Depression, keeping up with rising healthcare costs has become an all-too-common problem.
Mitt Romney has won the first primary. Gingrich, Santorum and Perry are setting their sights on South Carolina on January 21st. What do you think? Are they delaying the inevitable? Do any other GOP candidates really stand a chance to get the nod?

Mitt Romney captured the nation's first primary election Tuesday.

Experts continue to disagree over whether fracking is causing earthquakes in Ohio, but there's one thing experts are sure of. Before Pennsylvania’s fracking waste was pumped into the Ohio wells in question, much of it ended up in Pennsylvania's rivers and streams.

In Pennsylvania, there are increasing concerns that the drinking water is no longer safe, after high levels of bromides have entered the water system. Many blame fracking waste for the increase, but there's no definitive source yet.
Stephen Colbert has one. So do supporters of Mitt Romney. And Newt Gingrich. We're talking about Super PACs, of course, those new creations of the vagaries of American campaign finance law that allow for virtually unlimited spending and unlimited contributions on behalf of a political issue. The only major limit on Super PACs is they can't coordinate their message and their spending with a particular political candidate. What are your thoughts on Super PACS?
As voters in New Hampshire cast ballots, they're being inundated with advertising that seems to support one candidate or another, but which is actually paid for by "independent"

Between 2006 and 2010, there was a 27 percent increase of people living in poverty across the U.S. And despite signs of recovery, growth has been slow and decidedly uneven with Florida, Nevada, Arizona, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and California hovering at 12 percent or higher unemployment rates. Tavis Smiley and Cornell West weigh in on the impact of modern poverty in America.
The late aughts were shaped by the subprime mortgage crisis, subsequent stock market crash, international debt problems, and record levels of long-term unemployment. Between 2006 and 2010, there was a 27 percent increase of people living in poverty across the U.S.

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