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Stronger: Kids Cancer Video Goes Viral May12

Stronger: Kids Cancer Video Goes Viral

A video featuring young cancer patients, their nurses, doctors and parents lip-synching to Kelly Clarkson’s hit “Stronger” has gone viral! The awesomely uplifting video was filmed via Seattle Children’s Hospital art program, the idea of which came from 22 year old Chris Rumble, a leukemia patient who wanted to share something with his hockey team in his hometown of Wenatchee, Washington. “I’m everyone’s big brother and I have a lot of friends here at Seattle Children’s,” Rumble said on the Seattle hospital’s blog. According to Dr. Douglas Hawkins, the patients and staff at Seattle...

Chinese Kick The Sh*T Out Of British Rapist May11

Chinese Kick The Sh*T Out Of British Rapist

A drunken British tourist was in the midst of an attempted rape on a Chinese woman when he got the sh*t beaten out of him in the streets of Beijing on Tuesday night. The brutal incident that was captured on film by one of the men who put a stop to the attack has gone viral throughout much of Britain and China. The man is currently being held by Chinese authorities. GRAPHIC VIDEO:

Acid Attacks May11

Acid Attacks

It appears that a number of Pakistani women are embracing the use of acid as weapon against men. In Pakistan, these heinous acts have typically been perpetrated on women as revenge for “dishonoring” their husbands or fathers, but recent reports indicate a significant surge in the...

Viewing Child Porn Now Legal In New York May09

Viewing Child Porn Now Legal In New York

According to an overwhelmingly controversial ruling from the New York Court Of Appeals, the viewing of online child pornography is not a crime. “The purposeful viewing of child pornography on the internet is now legal in New York,” Senior Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick stated in a majority decision for the court. The ruling came in relation to the case regarding James Kent, a Marist College professor sentenced in 2009 after authorities discovered over 100 images of child porn had been viewed on his computer, the remnants of which were stored in his cache files. According to MSNBC, the ruling makes an effort to distinguish...

NC Disgrace May09

NC Disgrace

North Carolina voters approved a disgraceful constitutional amendment on Tuesday, defining marriage as a union exclusive to man and woman. Amendment 1 effectively eliminates not only same-sex marriage, but also denies any form of legal recognition for same-sex couples. At a celebration on...

Horrific Animal Cruelty Caught On Tape May08

Horrific Animal Cruelty Caught On Tape

The Humane Society Of The U.S. just released some incredibly horrifying footage of one of Tyson Foods’ pork suppliers in Wyoming. The undercover investigation revealed workers “kicking piglets like soccer balls, swinging sick piglets in circles, and ruthlessly beating mother pigs.” Along with the individual acts of cruelty and abuse, the investigation also highlights the horrific suffering endured from the use of “gestation crates” where the animals will remain in the same position for nearly their entire lives. Please check out the footage below and go to the following link to tell Tyson Foods to end the...

Ground Baby Pills? May08

Ground Baby Pills?

South Korea has seized thousands of black market pills filled with powdered flesh from dead Chinese babies. According to the Korea Customs Service, the pills were manufactured somewhere in northeastern China from “babies whose bodies were chopped into small pieces and dried on stoves...

Palestinian Hunger Strikers Denied Appeal May07

Palestinian Hunger Strikers Denied Appeal

In effort to dispel any rumors that Palestinians have rights under Israeli occupation, the Israeli Supreme Court turned down an appeal by two Palestinian hunger strikers to free them from detention without trial. Thaer Halahla and Bilal Diab are two of at least 1,550 Palestinian detainees currently on hunger strike after being held without charge under Israel’s so-called “administrative detention.” The strikes have become somewhat of a p.r. nightmare for Israel, drawing attention to its ongoing abuses and sparking international outrage from human rights groups. The Israeli group Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) condemned...

Kate Beckinsale Wants Republicans In Her Vagina! May06

Kate Beckinsale Wants Republicans In Her Vagina!

What do real Republican women want from their government? They dont want government in their banks. They dont want government in their classrooms. They want government in their vaginas! Well, at least according to this hilarious Funny Or Die PSA from Kate Beckinsale. Watch it now: Image screen-grab from Funny Or Die

IVF FAIL May06

IVF FAIL

The UK’s most popular form of IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) used by 20,000 British couples a year, doubles the risk of serious birth abnormalities, according to a recent study. Approximately 10 in every 100 births from the treatment known as ICSI have shown significant defects, a fact...

Health Services Axed May05

Health Services Axed

On Friday, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law a bill to eliminate Planned Parenthood’s access to taxpayer money for “non-abortion” services. While Arizona already bars the use of public funds for abortions, the new legislation means broader prohibition. “We are...

Beastie Boys Adam Yauch Dead At Age 47 May04

Beastie Boys Adam Yauch Dead At Age 47

Family, friends, fans and activists are mourning the loss of Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch. Yauch passed away today after a several year battle with cancer. He is remembered both as a hip hop pioneer and as a preeminent activist for the Tibetan liberation movement. Youch, aka “MCA”, was propelled to hip hop stardom in 1984 with the release of the Beastie Boys hit record, License To Ill. The Beastie Boys went on to sell over 22 million albums in the U.S. and over 40 million worldwide in a career that spanned three decades. In 1994, Youch established the Milarepa Fund to help raise awareness and generate funds for the...

School Bus Sodomy May04

School Bus Sodomy

Two teenagers are being charged with sodomizing a 10 year old deaf boy on a school bus in Atlanta. But it gets worse… According to the child’s attorney Tommy Maddox, the molestation and sodomy took place repeatedly over the course of the school year and evidence suggests that the bus driver was aware of it. “He was just violated in every way you can imagine,” Maddox said. “Back in January the 14-year-old was on top of him and he screamed and that’s when it stopped. He didn’t know he could scream.” According to the Atlanta Journal, “The Atlanta Area School for the Deaf declined to...

Matt Mead All Fracked Up! May04

Matt Mead All Fracked Up!

An EPA report linking fracking to groundwater contamination in Wyoming was delayed after Governor Matt Mead persuaded EPA director Lisa Jackson to hold back the report, giving him time to coordinate an all out PR offensive for his oil and gas industry buddies. Well that’s really fracked up, Matt! According to an AP investigation, the data was held up for Mead by the EPA for a month before it was finally released this passed December, sending shockwaves through the oil and gas industry that’s already under fire from environmentalists. “When I talked to Lisa Jackson they were going to release the findings regardless. That...

Toxic Brew May04

Toxic Brew

If you drink tea, you may want to pay attention. Greenpeace East Asia has recently had samples of Chinese tea tested for pesticides and it found that, of the 18 samples sent, 12 came back as having at least one pesticide globally banned for use on tea. The pesticides found include, among...

Arsenic Chicken Sandwich And A Coke, Please! May03

Arsenic Chicken Sandwich And A Coke, Please!

Maryland has become the first state to ban the use of arsenic in chicken feed after John Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and Arizona State University found that some chicken feed contains a pretty toxic list of additives including caffeine, acetaminophen, fluoxetine, antibiotics, and arsenic. While the claim is that the arsenic is a way to boost chicken growth, thus cutting down on production costs, you have to wonder what affects the additives have on people who consume chicken on a regular basis. Thanks to the work of delegate Tom Hucker and Sen. Paul Pinsky, House Bill 754 was passed “prohibiting a person from using, selling,...

Bugging Out May03

Bugging Out

With goals that extend far beyond its planned May launch to the International Space Station, privately owned space flight company SpaceX is expecting to not only change the way we go to space but save us all in the process. The idea is simple enough: Spreading humanity out across the galaxy...

Rock The Flag For IDAHO 50 May03

Rock The Flag For IDAHO 50

May 17th is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO), and companies around the world will be flying the rainbow flag in recognition. Developed by Homotopia, a Liverpool, England based arts and social justice organization, IDAHO 50 hopes to “create a high-impact stand against homophobia and transphobia.” Homotopia, the queer arts and culture festival, which normally runs November 1-30 in Liverpool, will play a significant role this year for IDAHO’s chosen theme of education. Artistic director of Homotopia, Gary Everett said: “‘IDAHO 50′ is very much a part of Liverpool’s DNA,...

Gendercide? May03

Gendercide?

As the debate about women’s rights rages on in the U.S., one only has to look across the ocean to see where policies in America are heading. Because of China’s “One Child Policy,” many pregnant women are dragged from their homes, strapped to tables, and are forced to...

China Threatened To Beat His Wife To Death May02

China Threatened To Beat His Wife To Death

Blind activist Chen Guangcheng told The AP that a U.S. official notified him of China’s intention to “beat his wife to death” if he didn’t pack his bags and get out of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, ASAP! While U.S. officials are denying knowledge of the threat, it was apparently serious enough that Chen split the embassy for a local Beijing hospital where he’s currently receiving medical care and was reunited with his family. Chen became quite a PR nightmare for China after exposing the government’s forced, late term abortion program. In recent days he skipped out on Chinese house arrest and caused quite...

Surprise!  or not… May02

Surprise! or not…

The Israeli military has officially closed its investigation into the killing of 21 members of a Palestinian family, ruling out any chance of criminal prosecution for the soldiers involved in the incident. The case goes back to Israel’s 2009 Gaza war-crimes-extravaganza which left over 1,400 Palestinians dead, roughly half of which were civilians. In this particular incident, 100 members of the extended al Samouni family were ordered into a house by Israeli soldiers… who subsequently bombed the shit out of it, killing men, women, and children. Surprise! What’s incredibly unsurprising however is that Israeli investigators...

Taureg Rebel Rapists Apr27

Taureg Rebel Rapists

Human Rights Watch members in Mali are reporting stories of Mali women being raped by armed Taureg rebels representing the newly formed National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) rebellion. The assaults are among a number of movements against the freedoms of local women and foretell...

Right To Pee Free! Apr27

Right To Pee Free!

Unless you have tyrannical boss, deciding when and where to use the bathroom isn’t exactly rocket science. For women in India though, their “Right To Pee” has actually become a movement in an effort to get better public bathroom facilities and to not have to pay to use...

Blood Bill Apr27

Blood Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives has given the green light for the “Sportsmen’s Heritage Act,” a bill that will widen hunting allowances across national parks. The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (which certainly sounds like a for-the-good-of-all group) stated...

Jeremy Faison = Shithead Apr26

Jeremy Faison = Shithead

Tennessee State Representative Jeremy Faison, an amazingly inept, rather incompetent Representative, had the audacity to say that the bully-related teen suicides recently plaguing the United States were not the result of bullying, but the result of poor parenting where the children “were not instilled the proper principles of where their self-esteem came from at home.” WTF? But wait. It gets better. Instead of addressing the parenting skills involved in creating the bully, he went on to say that the problem with all of this is the penalty system for the bullies. Instead of sending the bullies to the Principal’s Office, we...

Museum Of Racism Apr26

Museum Of Racism

David Pilgrim, founder and curator of The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia in Michigan, began collecting disturbing relics of racism as a teen. After acquiring a large collection of artifacts, he donated them to Ferris State University where he taught sociology. For the next 15 years...

F**ked Up Empanadas Apr26

F**ked Up Empanadas

Move over Hannibal Lecter you have some competition. Nothing leaves your mouth hanging open in disgust quite like that of a cannibalism story, which is what three people were arrested for in Guaranhuns, Pernambuco, Brazil. Jorge Beltrao Negromonte da Silveira, his wife, Elizabeth Cristina...

Border Patrol Beat Down Apr26

Border Patrol Beat Down

Human rights activists are outraged over the 2010 death of Anastasio Hernandez-Rojas, a 42-year-old immigrant, after a new shocking video has been released of him begging and pleading with the border agents who tasered and beat him. “This shocking new footage of the death of Anastasio Hernandez-Rojas raises serious questions about the disturbing pattern of violence, death and, possibly, murder at the hands of the Border Patrol,” said Arturo Carmona, executive director of Presente.org. More than a dozen border agents can be seen hovering over Hernandez-Rojas as he screams, “No! No! Dejenme! [Leave me alone!] No!...

Bald, Beautiful, Barbie Apr26

Bald, Beautiful, Barbie

What started as a mere Facebook group has turned into a petition-winning, corporation-convincing movement. Back in December, a page entitled Beautiful and Bald Barbie! Let’s see if we can get it made appeared on the omnipresent social networking site. Just more than three months later,...

Vegan Children’s Book Sparks Controversy Apr26

Vegan Children’s Book Sparks Controversy

Veganism sparks enough controversy on its own, but now, one driven mom, author, and vegan is promoting the lifestyle choice in a new way. Ruby Roth’s second children’s book Vegan is Love will be released this Tuesday. The 29-year-old author/illustrator published her first kids’ book, That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals, in 2009 to rave reviews from a number of veggie-focused blogs, to PETA, to the revered animal researcher Jane Goodall. Continuing the mission established in Roth’s first book, Vegan is Love explores clothing choices, animal testing, and entertainment, as well as eating habits in a way...