Archive for February 26th, 2014

‘Saudi Facebook’ Page Offers Castrated African Slave For Sale
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‘Saudi Facebook’ Page Offers Castrated African Slave For Sale

Though the practice is officially illegal today, Saudi Arabia had an estimated 300,000 slaves as recently as 1960. Only years before Malcolm X made his pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi citizens were still legally keeping Africans as slaves. The 60s saw the official abolition of slavery in the Saudi Kingdom, but unofficially continues to exist, especially […]

Lawsuit Demands Removal of Giant Cross
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Lawsuit Demands Removal of Giant Cross

A major federal lawsuit was filed Tuesday, demanding removal of a giant 40-foot Christian cross. The cross is situated on government property in a Washington, DC, suburb. Specifically, it is situated on a roadway median in Bladensburg, Maryland. The suit was filed on behalf of three plaintiffs by the American Humanist Association. Acting on behalf of the group, the Appignani […]

Posted in: Politics, Religion, The State
Huge Bitcoin Exchange Disappears, 6% of All Bitcoins May Be Missing
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Huge Bitcoin Exchange Disappears, 6% of All Bitcoins May Be Missing

What was once the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange came to an abrupt halt on Tuesday. Mt. Gox stopped trading during its regular operating hours. Its chief executive said that they were at “a turning point.” This raised concerns among many Bitcoin enthusiasts and critics alike about the future of the unregulated virtual currency. The company’s […]

Posted in: Banks, Economy
What Is Paralyzing Kids In California?
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What Is Paralyzing Kids In California?

Dozens of children in California have been coming down with a mysterious polio-like syndrome. Doctors are baffled as to the exact origins or even identification of the virus, which is leaving its victims with paralyzed limbs and little hope of recovery. Keith Van Haren, a pediatric neurologist at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, […]