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GOP candidate who supports abstinence-only learns it doesn’t work the hard way.

Posted on July 11th, 2014 at 18:12 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane

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Cassidy is a state Congressmen from Louisiana and is the leading contender challenging Democratic incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu.  In 2013 he co-sponsored the Abstinence-Only Reallocation Act which would award school’s state money for abstinence-only education programs.  He has also consistently railed against the ACA’s contraceptive mandate.  So it will come as no surprise that Cassidy’s 17 year-old (unmarried) daughter is pregnant.


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  1. Isn’t that just a rite of passage for teenage girls in the South?

  2. Not just the South and certainly not just the girls. Sarah Palin’s daughter and her boyfriend did the same thing in Alaska. Teenagers having sex is timeless and universal. They write books and songs about it. They even make movies about it these days. In spite of all that, there are still a handful of quite well-educated people, like the physician Cassidy, who have not or cannot grasp reality.

  3. @Rob: I hate to say it, but their reality involves getting girls knocked up as early as possible. Then they don’t get ejerkated and uppity.

The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control

Posted on July 11th, 2014 at 17:03 by John Sinteur in category: Do you feel safer yet?, Privacy, Security

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William Binney is one of the highest-level whistleblowers to ever emerge from the NSA. He was a leading code-breaker against the Soviet Union during the Cold War but resigned soon after September 11, disgusted by Washington’s move towards mass surveillance.

On 5 July he spoke at a conference in London organised by the Centre for Investigative Journalism and revealed the extent of the surveillance programs unleashed by the Bush and Obama administrations.

“At least 80% of fibre-optic cables globally go via the US”, Binney said. “This is no accident and allows the US to view all communication coming in. At least 80% of all audio calls, not just metadata, are recorded and stored in the US. The NSA lies about what it stores.”


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  1. Population control? That would be a good thing, imo.

Here’s A Super Simple Way To See Where Your Congressmen Get Their Money

Posted on July 11th, 2014 at 8:56 by Paul Jay in category: awesome

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Wouldn’t it be nice to easily be able to see who’s funding your congressperson? A new browser plugin for Safari, Google Chrome, and soon Firefox, promises to do just that.

 The free plugin, called “Greenhouse,” was created by 16-year-old Nicholas Rubin, a self-taught programmer based in Seattle. Greenhouse was designed to expose the role that money plays in Congress by offering “detailed campaign contribution data for every Senator and Representative, including total amount received and breakdown by industry and by size of donation.”


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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Death Penalty

Posted on July 11th, 2014 at 8:34 by Paul Jay in category: News


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