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on 10 May 2012 01:00:00 AM. © They gave us a republic... - Front Page
By BG & YD
- Need help packing, Shelly? @MicheleBachmann has been granted dual Swiss citizenship. Wait til she gets a load of THAT tax rate and finds out about the healthcare system. She'll plotz.
- Pat Robertson is fervently trying to pray away the gay. On Wednesday the teevee preacher asked gays and lesbians to pray with him that the gay would go away so they will stop "displeasing Jesus" and being abominations and stuff. Even though there is not one single word in the New Testament about homosexuality. There is a lot of stuff about helping the poor and comforting the afflicted - maybe he should ask the republicans to pray with him to mend their ways that actually would offend the historical figure we know as Jesus.
- #FAIL A school in Ft. Worth, TX has given itself a failing grade after it was pointed out that it has misspelled its own name for over nine years.
- Austerity kills. Italy is in the midst of a suicide epidemic as people unable to cope with the loss of jobs and livelihoods are killing themselves in record numbers as the economic downturn grinds on and gets worse under harsh austerity measures.
- You knew this was coming The pearl-clutchers and intelligence-sinks at FauxSnooze - who spent weeks on end whining about gas prices and how they were Obama's fault, are now whinging about falling gas prices and wondering aloud if the price falling at the pump is "a bad thing."
- What's the matter with Algeria? No Arab Spring revolt, just mass apathy. "Algeria is gearing up for parliamentary elections, which authorities have pledged will be the freest ever. Nearly 22 million Algerians are registered to vote for 44 parties, half of which were just legalised this year, for a parliament that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika promises will have a say in rewriting the constitution. But after decades of repression and rigged contests, turnout in Thursday's vote may not surpass the 35 per cent seen in the last elections in 2007. Algeria's youth, who account for close to three quarters of the 37 million inhabitants, looks set to abstain en masse amid fears over the vote's credibility and deep distrust of the political class."
- Headline of the Week: "Turtle Dove Rescue Mission Begins" "Conservationists are embarking on an urgent mission to save one of the UK's most threatened birds from extinction. The three-year project, led by the RSPB, will aim to reverse a decline in the population of the farmland birds; the species is deemed the most likely bird to be extinct in the UK by 2020. The turtle dove population fell by more than 90% between 1997 and 2010. Part of the project will aim to restore plants that the birds feed on to the countryside. The birds' diet consists almost entirely of small seeds from wild plants, which grow among crops. Changes in farming practices in recent decades mean these wild flowers - including vetch, fumitory and clover - are now scarce. As part of the project, the team will work with farmers to plant these seeds on their land."
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