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Sexist quotes for Republicans

Women reading sexist quotes for Republicans regarding vaginal probes and forcing women to have rape babies and liking it. Then calling them on it and declaring that republicans have a problem with women and "Women have a problem with Republicans"


Comment: The GOP strategy has a few holes in it... they have forgotten women have the vote now.


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Freak accidents: Mum, son survive 'bizarre' crashes

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A mother and her son survived two separate head-on crashes within four minutes of each other on the Kapiti Coast.
(New Zealand) A mother and her son survived two separate head-on crashes within four minutes of each other on the Kapiti Coast.

Annie Price, 65, of Wellington, is in intensive care after a freak accident at Pukerua Bay.

She was driving north through the township in her Suzuki Escudo when a tyre came off a ute and hit her vehicle, causing her to cross the centre line and crash head-on into an oncoming car.

Just four minutes earlier, her son had also been involved in a head-on smash in which his car was written off.

Anthony O'Halloran, 35, had a "freaky, uneasy" feeling when he left his Upper Hutt home about 6am on Tuesday to head over to the coast, deciding at the last minute not to take his 2-year-old son with him.

"He was meant to come with me but my sister said leave him there.

"As I was going over Haywards I had a funny, uneasy feeling about the day and thought it was best he stayed behind," Mr O'Halloran said.

He was planning to help his mother and stepfather with some work in Paraparaumu.

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WikiLeaks' Assange to run for Australian Senate

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is planning to run for election to the Australian Senate, the organisation announced on Twitter.

Assange, an Australian citizen, is on bail awaiting a British court decision on his appeal against extradition to Sweden on sexual assault allegations.

He strongly denies the claims, saying they are politically motivated and linked to the activities of WikiLeaks, which has published thousands of confidential documents on the Internet.

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Mystery deepens over cause of Swiss bus crash

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Wreckage ... 28 people died in the bus crash
The mystery over the bus crash that killed 22 children and six adults in a Swiss tunnel is deepening.

As the bodies of the victims were returned to Belgium amid national mourning on Friday, a Swiss prosecutor in the case ruled out the driver being drunk, speeding or being distracted by a DVD player.

Although investigators were now looking into a possible technical fault with the bus, a driving error, or a medical problem, prosecutor Olivier Elsig made clear that the driver did not suffer a heart attack and had rested sufficiently ahead of Tuesday's accident.

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Don't want to be groped by the TSA or go through a body scanner? Just pay $100!

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The Sturmabteilung-like Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which is run by the atrocious Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is arguably one of the single most destructive plagues on America.

With their thoroughly reprehensible "grope-down" procedure, not to mention reportedly strip searching multiple elderly women, harassment of elderly terminal cancer patients and the severely mentally challenged, and the potentially dangerous and ludicrously costly naked body scanners (which can be circumvented with shocking ease), the TSA has become a bit of a joke in the United States.

Not to be outdone, they have now introduced a program which allows travelers to pay $100 to take part in a program where they are able to skip the degrading, dehumanizing procedures the rest of us are subjected to every time we're unfortunate enough to travel by plane.

Bad Guys

'Don't Let Him Do it To Me Again': Final Moments of Canadian Girl, Eight, Abducted, Raped and Murdered on Way Home From School

The last horrifying moments of an eight-year-old girl's life were revealed in graphic detail today by a woman who has admitted bludgeoning her to death with a hammer.

Victoria 'Tori' Stafford was abducted from outside her school in Woodstock, Ontario, on April 8, 2009. Her body was found 103 days later stashed in garbage bags and buried under a pile of rocks.

Terry-Lynne McClintic took to the stand for the second day at London, Ontario's crown court for the murder trial of her ex-boyfriend and alleged orchestrator of the abduction and brutal murder.

She broke down as she revealed the little girl begged for help moments before she was killed.

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Disturbing case: Victoria 'Tori' Stafford was only eight-years-old when she was abducted, sexually assaulted and murdered by a couple who were high on drugs.

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Kony 2012 Co-founder, Jason Russell, Arrested for Masturbating in Public

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Jason Russell - not the kind of guy you want teaching your kids about 'ethics'
We're not sure how to adequately express our shock and disbelief at the news that Jason Russell, one of Invisible Children's co-founders and the star of the Kony 2012 campaign, was taken into custody last night for drunkenly masturbating in public.

But, as Jezebel's own Erin Gloria Ryan put it, "Wasn't the entire Kony 2012 campaign essentially this white guy masturbating in public?"

According to TMZ, Russell was dancing around wearing "speedo-like underwear," which he eventually removed to make "sexual gestures." They're also reporting that Russell may be hospitalized for up to 3 days "to determine if he represents a threat to either himself or others."

On his nonprofit's website, Russell describes himself as a "grand storyteller and dreamer," as well as a Christian who wants to have nine more children with his wife, who is his "best friend for over 23 years." There are no words.

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Lack of 7-Eleven Sausages Sends Bridgeton Woman into Frenzy

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US, New Jersey - A woman who was angry that 7-Eleven did not have any fully-heated sausages for her started attacking an employee and ultimately had to be pepper-sprayed, police said Friday.

Brittany C. Glanville, 25, of West Lincoln Street, was arrested Friday and charged with disorderly conduct.

Chief Mark Ott said an officer responded to the 7-Eleven on West Broad Street when someone set off a panic alarm at 3:05 a.m.

The officer said that as he pulled up he saw Glanville wing an item at the head of the clerk on duty. With quick reflexes the clerk was able to snatch the item out of the air and avoid being hit.

The officer said that as he began to enter the store Glanville was attempting to climb over the counter and go after the clerk, so he immediately arrested her.

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Afghan Shooting Suspect Showed Different Side in Iraq

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The man identified Friday by sources as the U.S. soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians betrayed no animosity toward civilians in a different war zone, according to an account posted on the U.S. Army's website that describes a firefight in Iraq in January 2007.

"I've never been more proud to be a part of this unit than that day, for the simple fact that we discriminated between the bad guys and the noncombatants and then afterward we ended up helping the people that three or four hours before were trying to kill us," says Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who was then a team leader in 1st Platoon, C Company. "I think that's the real difference between being an American as opposed to being a bad guy, someone who puts his family in harm's way like that."

In the February 2009 article, Bales was described as a participant in an attempt by the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment to recover a helicopter that had been shot down in Iraq, killing both pilots.

The ensuing battle -- which succeeded -- left 250 Iraqis dead, 81 wounded and 410 detained; none of the 2-3 Infantry's soldiers was hurt or killed, the article says.

A number of the Iraqi casualties were civilians, and the battle's clearing operation turned into a humanitarian one, the article adds, again quoting Bales: "We'd go in, find some people that we could help, because there were a bunch of dead people we couldn't, throw them on a litter and bring them out to the casualty collection point," he is quoted as saying.

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US Soldier Suspected of Killing 16 Afghan Civilians Identified as Staff Sergeant Robert Bales

The US soldier suspected of methodically slaughtering 16 Afghan civilians has been identified by senior military officials as Staff Sergeant Robert Bales.
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Staff Sgt. Robert Bales during an exercise at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California

The Army has kept the 38-year-old's identity a closely-held secret since he was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning after allegedly attacking two villages in Kandahar and shooting dead nine children.

Last night, after he was flown from a temporary military prison in Kuwait to a maximum security cell in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, his identity was leaked for the first time.

Bales enlisted in the US Army shortly after the September 11 attacks, his lawyer said, and served three tours in Iraq before being deployed to Afghanistan in December of last year.

While in Iraq in 2010 he suffered mild brain injuries when his was vehicle flipped by a roadside bomb attack but after undergoing treatment was cleared to return to the front line. A second injury in Iraq reportedly led to part of his foot being removed.

John Henry Browne, the suspect's lawyer, said the father-of-two was reluctant to deploy to Afghanistan in December and that the day before the killings he had seen a comrade's leg blown off.