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What’s the Beef with Horse Meat?

What’s the Beef with Horse Meat?

The recent uproar concerning Tesco’s and Lidl’s use of horsemeat in their burgers highlights the curious double standards upheld by meat eaters in the country today.

Investigations found that nine in ten of the burgers sold at and Lidl and Tesco contained horsemeat and the resulting furore caused the PM to comment, (“this is a completely unacceptable state of affairs.”), an inquiry to be launched and Tesco’s share price to plummet by £300m.

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R.I.P. Aaron Swartz: Creator of RSS & Reddit Commits Suicide at Age 26

Another one bites the dust. Whilst computer hacker Jeremy Hammond faces life behind bars, and fellow Anonymous spokesman Barrett Brown also facing decades in a federal jail. Internet activist, Aaron Swartz who invented the RSS reader, hanged himself on Friday night, in his New York City apartment.

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Rebels and government now in talks as the nation prays for a resolution

Rebels and government now in talks as the nation prays for a resolution

Rebels of the Seleka coalition and president of the Central African Republic, Francois Bozize, have now agreed to talk. Negotiations are due to take place in Libreville, capital of Neighboring Gabon, this week.

As a consequence, the rebels have now ceased their progressive campaign towards Bangui, the capital of CAR.

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Heated Debate: Alex Jones vs Piers Morgan on Gun control live on CNN

Nothing like a good old verbal sparring match between Alex Jones, creator of Info Wars and Prison Planet, a leading conspiracy theorist news site, based in the US, and Pierce Morgan, British journalist, and former Daily Mirror news reporter.

Mr Morgan now based in the US, as a CNN news correspondent replacing Larry King, made UK headlines in 2011, concerning the phone hacking scandal, and his close ties to Rupert Murdoch.

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Attack triggers change in India

Attack triggers change in India

Attempts by doctors in Singapore to save the life of the Indian girl brutally attacked on a bus at the weekend remained futile, as she died of the injuries inflicted upon her this weekend.

Despite the defenceless way in which the girl, 23, died, there is hope that her death may effect change in a country where rapes are rarely reported and attackers rarely punished.

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Is this the beginning of the end for Barrett Brown?

Is this the beginning of the end for Barrett Brown?

Former unofficial spokesman for the global hacking group Anonymous, Barrett Brown has been indicted by a Federal grand jury in Dallas, Texas, for trafficking “stolen authentication features” along with accessing “device fraud” and “aggravated identity theft”. The former Anon has been in police custody since September 2012 for “threatening to injure a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau”,via a YouTube Video entitled, “Why I’m going to destroy FBI Agent Robert Smith”.

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Will Barack Obama cave into the NRA or stand tall over US gun laws?

At present there is a self-inflicted dilemma in the USA, which has been created by their Constitutional right for every individual to bear arms. This law is now dated and does not have a place in the 21st century. The Americans have defended their right to carry weapons since the 18th century, historically bringing about a pervasive love affair with guns, causing the existing normalization of a dangerous gun culture. This has resulted in outrageous US shootings by people who should not have a licence to carry a gun or be allowed access to a firearm. Parents, children, loved ones and friends have been left to grieve and indeed people all over the world, these untimely US shootings, and the loss of innocent lives.

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Google, Amazon, and Starbucks Tax Avoidance Issues

Google, Amazon, and Starbucks Tax Avoidance Issues

Times are tough in the UK economy, there is no disputing that. Recession repeatedly looms, jobs are few and far between, and food and energy prices are skyrocketing. In addition to these challenges, individual tax payers have seen their income taxes rise by more than 6%. Times are not so rough for some corporations, although corporate tax revenue has gone down by around 10% in the same time frame, despite official forecasts of an increase of 4%. Much of the decrease is attributed to corporation tax avoidance and evasion.

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SOPA or CISPA: Two Privacy Thieves

SOPA or CISPA: Two Privacy Thieves

Many legislators seem leery these days of taking away a sort of-free Internet but just poking their noses around in general, in the American closet. That hasn’t stopped them from twice trying to step on privacy and free speech rights in the name of either commerce or giving Big Brother a little more room to breathe.

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) was the second potential law that’s made its way through the Republican-dominated House in recent years before rejection in the Democrat-led Senate and a promised veto from President Obama.

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Reflections on the 2012 US Presidential Election

Reflections on the 2012 US Presidential Election

The 2012 presidential election in America was won in fine style by an elegant and intelligent gentleman, the incumbent, Barack Obama.  Liberals heaved a great sigh of relief, and the right wing Grand Old Party (GOP) aka Republicans, could not believe the shattering outcome of what they thought would be a defeat for the progressive left, and a sure win for their candidate Mitt Romney.  Americans are now suffering from severe election fatigue.  The news media was inundated with negative advertisements about the candidates.  The truth lies deeply hidden in many of these unpalatable statements, and in many instances, will never surface.

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