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Dustcircle.com is doing something new. Instead of having posts all over the place, we're going to stick with Twitter (@dustcircle) for general news posts, but the best of the best will be posted as a digest. You'll see the headline, brief description (or excerpt), and a link. There will be 1 or 2 digests per day usually, or 1 every other day, depending on what's going on in the world.
Progressive politics, conspiracies and controversy, and a slant toward atheism. But it all has to do with YOU!
No kids, no happiness? It's a myth
Of the 330 respondents, a little more than three-quarters said they were childless by choice. About one-third of that number (about 70 of those surveyed) said they might have children later. Another third declared they did not feel parental - not maternal, not paternal (men were invited to respond to the survey, too). Of the remaining 70-odd participants, 40 thought children would ruin their lifestyle.
THE GREED OF PRIVATE PRISONS
Confirmed: Ecuador grants Julian Assange asylum in dramatic standoff
Ecuador has granted political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The decision comes almost two months after the world-famous whistleblower came to the country’s embassy in London seeking protection.
The Romney-Ryan budget explained: tax reform
WE ARE ALL PUSSY RIOT: SEX PISTOLS ARTIST JAMIE REID SUPPORTS RUSSIAN DISSIDENTS
The ultra-conservative Paul Ryan is the target Obama wanted most
U.N.: Assad Forces Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity
Investigators formally detail what they say are "gross violations" of international law.
Poll Shows Fivefold Increase in Ranks of U.S. Atheists
The survey also shows a downward trend in the number of people who say they are religious.
Court: If Violating Your Privacy Helps The Police, It's Not Violating Your Privacy
In a horrifyingly bad ruling, the 6th Circuit appeals court has said that the owner of a prepaid phone has no 4th Amendment rights in protecting his location info from law enforcement. There have been a number of cases touching on this subject, with a few different rulings back and forth, including more than a few in the federal courts that argue tracking someone's location isn't a 4th Amendment violation. But, even if you grant that, this particular ruling is egregiously bad and poorly argued.
Man accidentally shoots his buttocks at theatre
A man whose gun went off in a movie theatre in Sparks, Nev., apologized to the other theatregoers before leaving the Tuesday night screening of The Bourne Legacy to go to hospital for a gunshot wound to his buttocks, police say.
From Military Threats to Crippling Sanctions, U.S.-Israel Posturing on Iran Stokes Fears of War
US media seeks to legitimize Ryan’s extreme-right agenda
The corporate-controlled US media, both conservative and liberal, has largely praised the selection of Congressman Paul Ryan as the Republican candidate for vice president. In the midst of the worst jobs crisis since the Great Depression, the media has seized on Ryan’s selection to insist that the central issue in the elections is not unemployment or poverty, but the deficit.
5 People Who Bravely Fought Christian Takeover of America
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