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‘Occupy’ Protests Make a Violent Comeback in Germany

‘Occupy’ Protests Make a Violent Comeback in Germany

The European Central Bank’s opening was greeted with riots and mayhem in Germany. What was supposed to be a peaceful protest over ECBs austerity measures in regards to Greece, turned ugly when over 7,000 demonstrators violently clashed with German police officials on Wednesday. The battles began in the wee hours of the morning in the

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ISIS Fighters are so desperate to escape they’re dressing in drag!

Isis fighters are using new tactics to escape battle. In an attempt to flee the war that rages in Iraq, the men have been caught donning dresses, sometimes shaving their beards and wearing make up to resemble women. Islamic state-driven bloodshed is raging on in Iraq, and people are using whatever tactics possible to flee.

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5 Key Takeaways From the Netanyahu Speech Ordeal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the United States Congress in what should be considered a historically significant event. While relations between the United States and Israel have always been intact, it is not often that one of the heads of state speaks before the other’s assembled government. There are many different things that we

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Michelle Obama’s lunches are back (and they are REALLY bad!)

If you go to Twitter and follow the conversation #ThanksMichelleObama, you may not get what you expect. Contrary to how it may look, this is not a pleasant conversation thanking the country’s First Lady for her contribution to a charitable endeavor. It is a series of school lunch pictures being posted by the students across

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Will a Winter Storm Find You Unprepared?

The average American fears potentially catastrophic events such as a hurricanes, financial collapse, and terrorist attacks… but overlooks a scenario that’s much more likely to put us in danger… In fact, this scenario happens every single year, in almost every state in the US. Yes, we’re talking about deadly winter storms. Although the situation that

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Colorado Prepares Itself for Inevitability of Water Wars

With an increasing demand in the western regions, Colorado is implementing its own plan to preserve the precious liquid that flows out of the mountains each spring. However, with drought-stricken areas such as Nevada, Mexico, California and Arizona facing even greater turmoil, Colorado may be in for a fight. Nobody can blame Colorado for wanting

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Message from NYPD victim’s family to Al Sharpton: Stay away!

Reverend Al Sharpton may think he’s the voice of the black community, but not everyone wants to hear what he has to say. For Akai Gurley’s mom, his presence is just another way to ramp up the reverend’s power and fame. In a time when racial tension is at an all-time high, another senseless incident has

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5 Ways to Make Your Home Invisible to Looters

What do almost all crisis events have in common? They are all followed by roughly the same event… an “aftershock” of sorts. When everyday life is thrown into chaos, whether triggered by storms, earthquakes, terrorism, or even grand jury decisions, looting follows like thunder after lightning… That’s why it is important to have a plan

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No one listening to or respecting President Obama, especially angry Ferguson mobs

While the president addressed America after the prosecution announced the grand jury’s decision in Ferguson on Monday evening, protesters vehemently ignored his cries for peace. The split screen T.V. image of him discussing the need for calm, while the other side of the screen showed Ferguson burning, will be undoubtedly be one for the history

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Chuck Hagel resigns, takes fall for President Obama’s weak foreign policy

President Obama announced Monday that U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has tendered his resignation. Some news outlets are reporting that it’s because the president is looking for fresh leadership during the remainder of his two years in office, but others are saying it’s because Hagel raised questions in regards to the president’s weak foreign policy. Nevertheless, his parting may not

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Why Obama Needs a Fact Check Regarding the Keystone Pipeline

With the Republicans soon at the helm in the Senate, President Obama has begun to get his bargaining chips in order. One of the first areas where he could possibly start is with the Keystone pipeline. What is the Keystone Pipeline? The sections of the Keystone pipeline help transport oil from Canada and bring it

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Obama Hell Bent on Executive Immigration Reform on ‘Amnesty Friday’

The illegal immigration problem has been an ongoing bone of contention. Unfortunately, President Obama’s new plan granting deportation relief to 5 million illegal immigrants in the United States sounds like it may further deepen the Republican divide. Televised Speech In a televised speech on Thursday night, President Obama outlined his plan for immigration. After the

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High school rebels against Michelle O’s yucky lunches, holds boycott

If you’re a student and don’t like the school lunches that the first lady has designated as nutritious, you may want to hold a boycott. That’s exactly what happened at a high school in Wisconsin where students protested Michelle Obama’s Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act. What is the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act? The Healthy Hunger

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Ferguson Residents Buying Guns like Mad, Fear Old West-Style Shootouts

As the grand jury’s decision draws closer in the case of the shooting death of Michael Brown, the sale of guns in Ferguson, MO has increased by as much as 50 percent. This may sound like a page out of the old West, but for the residents of the community, the upcoming verdict is serious

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Over 200 colleges scale back full time employment to avoid Obamacare mandate

America is becoming a nation of part-time workers as a direct result of the passage of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare as it’s commonly known.  Since the law’s recent passage, there has been significant increases in involuntary employment that’s greater than any year that has followed a post-recession year. The Obamacare mandate has been reported to

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