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kschwindt

Obamacare on the line at SCOTUS - CNN.com - 0 views

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    Justices will hear oral arguments in a case challenging a central provision of President Barack Obama's signature health care law. They'll focus on just a single section of the law governing the establishment of so-called health exchanges. But while the scope may be narrow, the stakes are enormous.
Bryan Pregon

Sony cancels the release on "The Interview" - Dec. 17, 2014 - 11 views

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    I think it's weird that north Korea reacted so late on this thing. They probably knew a long time ago that this was going to happen but they did this attack a couple weeks ago in sony. I think it's sad that they had to cancel the release on this movie because of this. Just another reason that proves how much of a joke north Korea is.
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    Well apparently, this hacking group named "The Peacekeepers" or something of that sort said if the movie was released they would make chaos everywhere is aired. However, happily, the movie is shown online, and can be rented. It's hilarious.
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    I think that Sony should've released the video because North Korea already knows the video is made and people are still going to see it. They might as well make money off of it.
Bryan Pregon

Russian researchers expose breakthrough U.S. spying program | Reuters - 0 views

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    "The U.S. National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers, giving the agency the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world's computers, according to cyber researchers and former operatives."
kschwindt

Police scramble to find teen girls before they join ISIS - CNN.com - 0 views

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    "What she's doing is completely nonsense," Amira's father Abase Hussen told ITN News. He implored Amira to come home. "Remember how we love you. Your sister, brother, they cannot stop crying." Six days ago, the trio of British girls ran away from home and flew from London to Istanbul.
davyana

Understanding CRE, the 'nightmare' superbug that killed 2 in Los Angeles - CNN.com - 4 views

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    That's what CDC epidemiologists call carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae or CRE, which kill up to half the patients who contract them. The family of superbugs made headlines two years ago when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned they were spreading.
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    I think that we should be careful because this sounds like a serious topic.
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    This is why there has been rules and regulations for years about washing hands and sanitation. I agree with the last paragraph of the article about doctors not jumping to prescribe antibiotics, as bacteria over the years have become resistant to it because of all the antibiotics. It's sad that some antibiotics that can kill this super bug can cause other health issues to us. Medical providers have to very careful not to spread such bacteria around and be careful about the antibiotics and medicines they provide to patients.
tcomulada881

Gun range's ban on Muslims draws fire - 5 views

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    In the five months since Jan Morgan banned Muslims from her gun range in Hot Springs, Ark., business has boomed and predictions of a lawsuit brought by federal civil rights enforcers have so far proved inaccurate.
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    I understand where they think that they don't want like terrorists to shoot guns, or shoot guns in there range. But not all muslims are terrorists. I agree they should stop terrorists from having access to guns, but it takes away the rights of everyone to not allow anyone to shoot.
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    They shouldn't be able to ban people from their range based on their religion. Not all Muslim's are terrorists.
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    That's really wrong that they ban people based on their religion. There is millions of Muslims around the world and ban their freedom because of something someone else did is wrong!!
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    I understand that she wants to keep potential terrorists out of her gun range. But as long as they are legal American citizens, they have a right to be able to join a private gun club. She is jumping to conclusions by assuming that every Muslim is a terrorist, by kicking out people of different religions such as Hinduism, and by someone being "brown" in color.
tcomulada881

Figure in ISIS mass beheading video could have US ties, linguistic expert says - 5 views

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    A linguistics expert believes the man who threatens the West in an Islamic State video purportedly showing the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians was educated in the United States. But Erick Thomas, a professor of acoustics and dialects at North Carolina State University, says it's unclear whether the mysterious, shrouded figure in the video released on Sunday is from the U.S.
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    I honestly don't understand why people would do this, kill innocent people for no reason really? it does not make any since to me. and the fact that he may be american and is killing Americans, what could we have possibly done to him to make him want to do this?? i really feel bad for the people whom live over there and have the same religion as Isis members, i'm sure there not all bad.. it must really be quite an embarrassment.
tcomulada881

Shocked Jordanians rally behind king, against ISIS after video of pilot's killing - 9 views

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    The shocking images of a Jordanian Air Force pilot being burned alive in an outdoor cage by ISIS terrorists have galvanized the country, once seen as possible fertile recruitment ground for the group, behind King Abdullah II's calls for a stepped-up military campaign.
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    I think that Jordan is doing the right thing because what ISIS did was very inhumane and they deserve to be fought back. They can't just go around burning people alive just to give a message.
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    ISIS burning a pilot and video taping it is very inhumane and they deserve to be punished for their actions. Jordan is doing the right and uniting as a country to avenge one of their own. Jordanians standing behind their King and their military is good for their country and good for taking down ISIS.
Bryan Pregon

Egypt student gets 3-year jail term for atheism - 17 views

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    Reading this article makes me feel very grateful that I live in American where I can speak freely about whatever I want and believe in any religion I choose. It's sad that because some one has different beliefs than others, they are charged and put into jail.
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    I think the kid shouldn't be put in jail for this because he is just expressing himself through his beliefs. I'm glad I live in a place where I can have my own thoughts. I can't imagine being put in jail for my view of religion.
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    It honestly makes me cringe when I read that this student was put in jail for expressing himself through his own beliefs. I understand that it's against Egypt's constitution, but I think that they should be able to express their own beliefs....in every country! I'm thankful to live in America because I'm able to express my own beliefs and be apart of any religion I choose to be without being put in jail. I'm grateful.
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    As an American, we know what freedom is. It is sad to see that other countries truly don't get the ooportunities that we do. It's sad that a child cannot ever truly express himself.
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    Reading this makes me quite sad to be honest. And also makes me very grateful to live in a country where its founders believed that everyone should have a right to have whatever religion they wish. A 3 year jail sentence is used for more extreme things here in America, but in Egypt it is obviously a major offense.
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    I think this is wrong in so many ways and I feel very happy that I live in a country where I can say,write and think what I want without getting in trouble with the government. These countries limiting the capacity of a human which makes them to almost robots
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    I think this is wrong but I do think they should be able to express their religion
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    They should be able to express their religion
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    I think that people should be able to have their own beliefes and should not be forced to believe in something. I think making him go to jail is a bit exteme. This makes me gratful that I live in a country where I can express my beliefes and not be punished because they may be different than someone elses.
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    I think it's awful that these people aren't able to express openly what religion they are and get put in jail when they do.
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    They shouldn't of put him to jail for 3 years. I know they don't have the freedom to express their religions if they aren't the main religions but 3 years is way to long for something so small.
Bryan Pregon

Wealthiest 1% will soon own more than rest of us combined, Oxfam says - CNN.com - 9 views

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    "a new report, which estimates that the richest 1% will have as much wealth as the other 99% combined by next year."
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    It's ridiculous that a handful of people can be so much more wealthy that the rest of us. But if they worked for it and earned it than props to them for putting that in. Otherwise that's ridiculous, there are so many hard working people out their that won't make 1/16 of what these people make.
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    It's crazy how barely any people would be much richer than everybody is. I don't see the point why they make so much while other people are struggling to even get enough money to feed one mouth. People work hard and yet barely make a little more of minimum wage. I honestly think its ridiculous and unfair.
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    I think the people that are that rich and won't even notice millions of dollars gone should help the less fortunate people who will really use it for bettering themselves.
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    I think it's ridiculous how hard some people work to survive and take care of others. I think the people that are that rich and won't even notice millions of dollars gone should help the less fortunate people who work hard and live paycheck to paycheck.
Bryan Pregon

Congress Again Buys Abrams Tanks the Army Doesn't Want | Military.com - 5 views

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    "The new defense spending bill includes $120 million for tanks that the Army has repeatedly said it doesn't want."
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    I think that congress should quit spending money on things we don't need. The military has repeatedly told them not to make more, but congress keeps having more made by spending money to keep the factories running.
Bryan Pregon

Newtown victims' families sue maker of gun used in 2012 attack | Reuters - 27 views

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    "The families of nine people killed in a 2012 massacre at a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school sued the maker of the gun used in the attack on Monday, saying the weapon should not have been sold because it had no reasonable civilian purpose."
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    I understand there rage towards the gun company, but you can't sue them for selling a gun. that's what there job is, that's just what they do. they didn't intentionally sell it to that guy knowing the terrible things he was going to do.
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    I think the gun makers should not allow that gun to be to sold to the public. Its too powerful. But on the other hand the shooter could just get another gun. I don't think its the gun manufactures fault. People do crazy things, and it just happened to be their gun.
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    I agree that the gun should not have been sold to a civilian and the maker/seller should be sued for the crime.
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    They shouldn't sue the maker/seller, it was legal to sell that type of gun at that time. The seller didn't know that Lanza was going to shoot 20 first-graders and 6 teachers.
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    I agree that it is wrong to sell such a powerful weapon to the general public. Never the less, you still aren''t going to get back some of those guns they have sold. A military issued weapon should not be sold to the general public, it has no good use for the public. But at the same time, I believe there is no reason to sue the company. The company didn't know this was going to happen.
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    This whole massacre just absolutely angers me. I cannot believe that a gun that would be used in the military was used by a young, inexperienced man to kill 20 children and 6 faculty. Yeah, the gun-maker didn't know that Lanza was going to go out and do this, but they could have sold a different gun (a gun that would NOT be used in the military.) I think the victims' families did the right thing by sewing the gun-maker. He killed children and wives/husbands....LOVED ONES. That's not okay.
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    I agree that it is wrong to sell such a powerful weapon to the general public. Never the less, you still aren''t going to get back some of those guns they have sold. A military issued weapon should not be sold to the general public, it has no good use for the public. But at the same time, I believe there is no reason to sue the company. The company didn't know this was going to happen.
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    I agree with them with the thinking that such a powerful gun shouldn't be sold to just anyone, a gun like that only has one purpose and it isn't hunting. I don't think its fair to sue the gun company, just because you buy a gun doesn't mean you are going to do what happened on that terrible day.
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    I think that we should have better background checks before people are sold guns. Also the gunmaker had no idea that Lanza would do something like what he did. The families have a good case because he shouldn't have had the gun at all because it is a very highly powered weapon.
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    I do believe that such powerful guns should not be allowed to the public, especially for recreational use. I also do believe that before guns are sold to civilians we should issue many different back ground check systems. This is to ensure no gun is more powerful than the ones the law has and no one who is dangerous has a dangerous weapon.
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    I agree that these guns shouldn't be sold to the public and in fact only used for military purposes. But I do not agree that the maker of the gun should be sued. He just made the gun. He didn't influence the carrier of the gun to do what he did with it. It's like suing a company who makes knives in the same situation. It's all about the user, not the maker.
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    Guns shouldn't be sold to the public the maker of the gun should not be sued.
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    I agree with them with the thinking that such a powerful gun shouldn't be sold to just anyone, a gun like that only has one purpose and it isn't hunting. I don't think its fair to sue the gun company, just because you buy a gun doesn't mean you are going to do what happened on that terrible day. You can make the gun, but there's no evidence showing the maker of the gun influenced the shooter to do what he did.
Bryan Pregon

Freedom of Press...not in Saudi Arabia. - 2 views

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    "The blogger, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1000 lashes for setting up a website to encourage public debate, was publicly flogged last week after Friday prayers when he was lashed 50 times outside al-Jafali mosque in Jeddah."
aharding484

Former Dolphins player Robert Konrad speaks about 16-hour swim for his life - 9 views

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    After he found himself stranded in the ocean, former Miami Dolphins fullback Rob Konrad harnessed the mojo of his former team's mascot in order to stay alive. Konrad fell off his fishing boat off the Florida Coast and swam nine miles to save his life.
djones036

CBS News - Breaking News, U.S., World, Business, Entertainment & Video - 2 views

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    CBS News is your source for the latest breaking, national and world news & video, including politics, sports, entertainment, business and more.
tcomulada881

Fatal Cop Shooting of Teen in Berkeley, Missouri Sparks Clashes - 24 views

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    Although death is always sad, they recovered a handgun at the scene so the kid wasn't innocent obviously, and if people wont accept that he wasn't innocent that's there point of view and that's them but they cant go starting like a racism war because of that. Theirs facts then there's the like made up and some people find it hard to see which ones which
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    I don't think the people of Berkeley, Missouri had a right to protest against the shooting of teenager, Antonio Martin. In the video the teen was armed and aiming at the police officer so the officer did what he had be trained to do. Like the mayor of Berkeley says, "Some people die because the policeman initiated. Some people die because they initiated it. And at this point, our review indicates that the police did not initiate this".
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    The boy that was killed had a weapon on him, and the video does show him raise his hand at the end, but there's no reason they should start a riot, he was in the wrong.
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    The rioting over this is ridiculous, before making such actions and accusing the wrong person is very naive and immature I think. These people did not know the truth, they just assumed because of what happened in Ferguson. Ultimatly the officer was defending himself, the boy pulled the gun on him first. This was purely an act of self defense, there is no reason for rioting.
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    It is always a tragedy when a young person dies especially when it happens like this. I understand that people are mad and have the right to have freedom of speech, but they weren't there and they also have to look at the evidence. A handgun was recovered from the scene. The cop did what was needed and probably feels bad enough that this happened he doesn't need more people to tell him he was wrong. People need to look and listen before they go and riot.
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    It's unfortunate that this shooting happened so close to Ferguson, if it hadn't I don't think there would have been such a big riot. But I don't see the police officer being at fault since there was a gun. I agree with the article when it says there are no winners going out of this
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    The cop maybe could have settled the situation differently, but the rioting and throwing bricks and setting a fire work off near a gas station is unacceptable. You can protest all you want but you can't hurt the people that are trying to protect you.
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    It's unfortunate that these types of riots are happening and it's to blame on race and ignorance. It's also sad it happened so close to Ferguson, but in this case the boy clearly wasn't innocent himself. The young boy had a gun on him and did raise his hand, and an officer will go to any lengths to defend himself and other citizens around. There shouldn't be riots over this situation because the boy was in the wrong. Not every situation that involve two different colored people is unjust because of race.
Sydney Wilson

Boston bombing trial lawyers fail to reach plea deal - CNN.com - 2 views

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    Federal prosecutors and defense attorneys for Tsarnaev have held talks on a possible plea agreement but failed to reach an agreement, U.S. officials familiar with the talks say. The discussions in recent months have centered on the possibility of Tsarnaev pleading guilty and receiving a life sentence without parole, according to the officials.
Bryan Pregon

NE and OK File Suit Challenging Colorado Marijuana Legalization - 1 views

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    "Attorney General Jon Bruning was joined by Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt in filing a lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court seeking a declaration that Colorado's legalization of marijuana is unconstitutional."
davyana

Former CIA chief Michael Hayden slams Feinstein, torture report response - 14 views

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    I think that the country does some things to keep us safe and that there are even darker things that they keep from us. These actions were all out of action to keep us protected.
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    I think that our country shouldn't use torture to get information because it is inhumane. We should find different methods to get information from terrorists.
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    Our country shouldn't use torture to get information because it is inhumane
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    Torture is never okay to use for any reason. There is other ways to get information from people....
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    I feel that we live in a country where we will do anything to protect us from harm. Granted torturing is a form of abuse and we should find a better more humane way to interrogate terrorists, but never the less we can't risk any kind of terroristic behavior.
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    I think that the country does some things to keep us safe and that there are even darker things that they keep from us. These actions were all out of action to keep us protected.
Bryan Pregon

Sony material stolen by hackers. What does this have to do with "The Interview"? - 7 views

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    If you were the CEO of Sony, do you postpone the release of this movie for fear that other hackers will release sensitive information your company doesnt want public?
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    On June 25, North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency condemned the film (without naming it), promising "stern" and "merciless" retaliation if the film is released. "Making and releasing a film that portrays an attack on our top-level leadership is the most blatant act of terrorism and war and will absolutely not be tolerated"
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Interview_%282014_film%29
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    I think Sony should release the movie anyway. Korea already has the information so what's done is done. Sony spent a lot of money to make the movie so if they just throw away all of the time and money, it would be even more of a loss.
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    I don't understand why it would be a big deal anyway its not like any of their citizens can see the movie only the Korean leader could because of the communism he is running in the country. If it as taken as a form of threat then so be it it was never intended as that.
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    I dont think Sony should be scared. North Korea might release all of there information and financials but the movie isnt really that big of a deal. They should go ahead and release it.
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