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Matt Damon slams president Obama: no more friends (VIDEO)

Matt Damon slams president Obama: no more friends (VIDEO)

Matt Damon and Barack Obama are no longer bros, at least according to Matt Damon. “He broke up with me,” Matt Damon said. “There are a lot of things that I really question, you know: the legality of the drone strikes, and these NSA revelations they’re, you know, it’s like, they’re, you know, Jimmy Carter came out and said we […]

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How to spot a misogynist by the five classic lies they tell

How to spot a misogynist by the five classic lies they tell

When you’re a feminist, you get used to misogynists trying to challenge the necessity of your politics. “Feminism’s finished! Women are equal now and there’s no use for all the hairy arm-pitted rubbish! Quit your yapping! Embrace your curves!” But misogynist isn’t a very fashionable kind of word – I mean, no one saunters into a room proudly pronouncing, ‘My […]

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The Kosovization of Greece

The Kosovization of Greece

“The manic attempt to keep Greece in the eurozone under conditions that are not sustainable is turning the country into a sort of Kosovo, an EU protectorate that produces little but surplus labour” By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard “Nothing as devastating as this has ever been seen in my country before,” said Prof Yanis Varoufakis from Athens University. “The spirit of the Greek […]

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Attempts to keep Howard Zinn out of classrooms…

Attempts to keep Howard Zinn out of classrooms…

A recent Associated Press expose—drawing on e-mails obtained under the Freedom of Information Act—revealed that in 2010, Mitch Daniels, then Indiana’s Republican governor, covertly set out to ban Howard Zinn’s best-selling A People’s History of the United States from Indiana’s classrooms. Daniels had privately responded to Zinn’s death that year with unseemly glee; “This terrible anti-American academic has finally passed away,” he […]

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Dmitry Agarkov outwits Russian bank by writing own credit card terms

Dmitry Agarkov outwits Russian bank by writing own credit card terms

 The idea of beating the banks at their own game may seem like a rich joke, but Dmitry Agarkov, a 42-year-old Russian man, may have managed it. Unhappy with the terms of an unsolicited credit card offer he received from online bank Tinkoff Credit Systems, Agarkov scanned the document, wrote in his own terms and sent it through. The bank approved the […]

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