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Monday, December 2, 2013

Headlines Du Jour ► Monday, December 2, 2013

Welcome to another thrill-packed edition of Headlines Du Jour. Today I am adding to the format slightly. When appropriate I will be printing quotes from the articles cited to give more context and/or irony. Today there happens to be two such headlines that deserved more context. So, let's get right to the news while it's still fresh.

TODAY IN LGBT NEWS:


Florida Tea Party Leader Bashes Gay GOP Group

TEABAGGED ENOUGH ALREADY?


Santorum: Denying women birth control
coverage is a First Amendment right


OH! OH!! CANADA!!!


Canada to file Arctic seafloor claim this week

TODAY'S VOLLEY IN THE PHONY WAR ON CHRISTMAS:


Target Canada will not be playing Christmas music

FREE THE WEED:


3 More Michigan Cities Free Up Marijuana

Why Canada banned pot (science had nothing to do with it)
These days some think a total repeal of Canada's drug laws is inevitable.
We look at how the drug laws put in 90 years ago were based on panic
and racism as opposed to science or medicine

Doob??? Really???
QUOTE: “One has to ask in these circumstances what the benefit to society is,” says University of Toronto criminologist Anthony Doob. Forty years ago, the Le Dain report also questioned the notion that overly harsh laws were harmless if not strictly enforced. Aside from the occasional outlandishly severe sentence, rational people lose respect for laws that are irrational, corroding the faith that citizens — especially young people — ought to place in institutions.


Prohibition Then and Now
A Not Now Silly investigative report

FREE THE CRACK:


Mayor Ford draws a crowd at Bills game

Rob Ford to start YouTube show: Why it won’t work

NATURE IS COMPLICATED:


Tool use in crocodylians: crocodiles and alligators
use sticks as lures to attract waterbirds


10 Mysteries we’ve solved in the past year…

FOX "NEWS" IN THE NEWS:


Tucker Carlson Backs Lara Logan on Benghazi:
'Sometimes the Best Stories Have Flaky Sources'


IRONY ALERT!!!
QUOTE: "Yeah, well, you know as well as I, some of the best stories have flaky sources unfortunately," Carlson concluded.

Before Kurtz was hired by Fox News earlier this year, he had blasted Carlson's the Daily Caller website after a Dominican law enforcement official claimed that the publication had offered to pay prostitutes to make false claims about Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ).

Kurtz, a CNN host at the time, insisted that the Daily Caller "owes the senators and its readers an apology."


MORE DISPATCHES FROM DETROIT, 'MERKA'S FIRST THROWAWAY CITY:


Social media are a tool for Detroit Police
to answer critics, expand investigations


Enjoy Detroit TV Nostalgia? Catch 'Remember When' On WTVS Monday

BULLY CORNER:


Father Of Girl Who Committed Suicide Speaks
Out Against Ginger Bullying, 'Kick A Ginger Day'


Science Reporter Emily Graslie Reads
Her Mail — And It's Not So Nice



The Mark Koldys-Johnny Dollar Cyber-Bully Comments of the Day
Another Not Now Silly investagative report

IN SOUTH FLOR-I-DUH NEWS:


Miami readies its new front porch: the $131 million Perez Art Museum

Sweetwater mayor’s corruption conviction pops lid on a sewer of scandal

SCIENCE CORNER:


Chinese Train that Never Stops

VIDEO DU JOUR:



Memories of You is my favourite song and Eubie Blake among my favourite artists



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