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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cheat Sheet - How the Straight World Stole ‘Gay’

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November 12, 2014
Heterosexual men are rocking the "lumbersexual" look of flannel shirts, beards, and work boots, but it's not theirs. The straight world stole the "bear" and "cub" style that's been popular in the gay community for decades, writes Tim Teeman. It's final proof that "gay" is no longer different, or even challenging.
The Obama administration is celebrating its "historic" greenhouse emissions agreement struck Tuesday with China. Don't believe the hype, reports Tim Mak. Secretary of State John Kerry may claim the deal is of "great consequence," but it's mostly a restatement of existing trajectories to cut CO2.

Back in October, when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced it was doing "unscheduled maintenance" on its network, it did not disclose that it was because the Chinese had hacked in a month earlier. While the agency has not disclosed whether the hackers accessed classified information, it did end up sealing off such data in October. According to Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), NOAA informed him that Chinese hackers were behind the attack. The agency reportedly did not notify the proper authorities when it learned of the breach. According to a spokesman, all systems were working again and forecasts were accurately delivered to the public.


A federal judge in South Carolina ruled Wednesday that the state's same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional. The decision by Judge Richard Gergel is the first in a South Carolina federal court that claims the state government has no compelling interest, nor the right, to decide which people can and cannot marry. It is expected that Gov. Nikki Haley and Attorney General Alan Wilson, both Republicans, will appeal. In his decision, Gergel was overturning an amendment to the state constitution approved by 78 percent of voters in 2006. It is not clear if the ruling will go into effect immediately.

Eleven children under the age of 13 have been shot in Milwaukee so far this year, one of them while sitting in her grandpa's lap. Michael Daly reports the family of 5-year-old Laylah Peterson never thought she'd be harmed sitting with her grandfather, but a stray bullet killed the young girl. As another child-sized coffin is buried, Milwaukee must grapple with its gun problem.

Russia Invades Ukraine Again
NATO spots tanks and more.
Banks Fined $3.4B for Rigging Market
Five of the largest in the world.
U.S. Sailors Assaulted in Turkey
Had bags placed over heads.
Obama: Torture Rules Apply in Gitmo
Bush argued it only applied inside U.S.
Pilot 'Thrown' From SpaceShipTwo
Says he didn't know copilot caused crash.

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