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Monday, January 6, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Monday, January 6, 2014

The Not Now Silly headline-collecting robot drones have been behaving oddly lately. While they have no heads, it sure seems like they are putting them together. If I didn't know any better, I'd say they were talking about me. 

Let's get right to today's Headlines Du Jour.

HISTORY IS COMPLICATED:


How two archaeologists’ hunch led to
stunning claim about Buddha’s birth date


LGBT NEWS:


Gay Marriage Opponents Call For Uprising In Utah

TODAY IN CLIMATE CHANGE:


"Dark Money" Funds Climate Change Denial Effort
A Drexel University study finds that a large slice of donations to
organizations that deny global warming are funneled through third-
party pass-through organizations that conceal the original funder

FREE THE WEED!!!


The People of Florida
Demand Medical Marijuana

And they're forcing a ballot measure
to legalize it in November.

Obama's Pot Problem
Now that states have started legalizing recreational marijuana,
will the president continue the government’s war on weed?

Bummer: Colorado pot shops will run out of marijuana within days

FOX "NEWS" IN THE NEWS:


Fox News Sunday Guest: God Doesn’t
Want Nuns To Sign ObamaCare Waiver


Things Go Horribly Wrong For Fox News When
They Try to Use Mitt Romney to Smear MSNBC


THE "O" IN GOP STANDS FOR OLD:


A more progressive America is emerging, but Republicans won’t go down without a fight

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker doesn’t know
how to make Republicans more appealing


GUNS, GUNS, GUNS:


Fate of Fired Guns & Ammo Editor Shows
‘Little Room for Nuance’ in ‘Gun Journalism’


OH, CANADA!!!


Canadian libricide: Tories torch and dump centuries
of priceless, irreplaceable environmental archives


ANOTHER HOAX THAT'S GONE VIRAL:


Was a Local Fox Reporter Really Fired For
Saying On-Air He’d ‘F*ck’ Missing Woman?


WHAT IF THEY BECOME SELF-AWARE?


AI vs. AI:
Two chatbots talking to each other


TODAY IN RELIGION:


Christian Pastor Calls For Atheists And Gays To Be Put To Death

10 Worst Sex and Relationship Tips From the Christian Right
These holy tips on love, dating and marriage
will allow you to please yourself (not
that way), your mate and your Lord.

IS JUSTICE BLIND?


Trial by Twitter
After high-school football stars were accused of rape,
online vigilantes demanded that justice be served. Was it?

TODAY IN FLOR-I-DUH NEWS:


Miami Named One of America's Ten Best Cities for 2013

IN OUTER SPACE:


Small Asteroid 2014 AA Hits Earth
Discovered on New Year's Eve by a telescope in Arizona, a small asteroid struck Earth somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean — apparently unnoticed — about 25 hours later.

MEET THE BEATLES:


50 Years Later: The Greatest Beatles Performance of All Time
Months before the The Ed Sullivan Show, the band played a seven-song set for Swedish radio that settles any doubt about their electrifying live presence.

VIDEO DU JOUR:


◄ A Beatles' Bootleg - Something ►





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