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John Key: New Zealand prime minister's weirdest moments (so far)

As his pulling of a waitress’s ponytail goes to show, when it comes to awkward interactions and break-outs of foot-in-mouth, the New Zealand prime minister John Key gives his Australian counterpart, Tony Abbott, a run for his money.
READ MORE: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/22/john-key-new-zealand-prime-...

Bloggers, Conspiracy Theorists, People Who Question Official Narratives are Terrorists Like ISIS

Go fuck yourselves you trough dwelling swine.

Belgium to scrap prison sentences less than 1 year from penal code

Belgium plans to axe all prison sentences of less than 12 months as part of a large-scale reform to modernize the country’s penal system and make it more efficient. Earlier this week, Belgian Justice Minister Koen Geens told parliament short prison sentences have proven ineffective.

“A short prison sentence, a try-out in jail, rarely leads to good results. It does not contribute to re-integration, but helps inmates to learn bad habits,” the minister is cited as saying by Reuters.
READ MORE: http://rt.com/news/243041-belgium-prison-reform-sentence/

X Factor Headline News in New Zealand

Something happened on X Factor. The whole country is in uproar.

Joint Viking: Norway buzzes Russian border with biggest military drill since Cold War

Unprecedented war games, involving 5,000 Norwegian troops and 400 vehicles, have started in Norway’s northernmost province, bordering Russia. The biggest exercises since Cold War days will last for a week, amid growing tensions between Russia and NATO.

Joint Viking, Norway's biggest military training exercise in nearly 50 years, is being held in the country’s far northeast Finnmark County, above the Arctic Circle. The region borders Russia’s Kola Peninsula.

The last time a similar military exercise was conducted in Finnmark was in 1967.
Read more: http://rt.com/news/239209-nato-norway-viking-drills/

Iceland Decided To Do This With The Last McDonald’s Meal EVER Sold!

After spending over a year in Iceland’s National Museum, the last McDonalds meal sold in the country will now be going on display at the Bus Hostel in Reykjavik. The world-famous fast food chain shut down its Iceland locations in 2009, and even after all this time the last meal sold in the country has still not become rotten or moldy.

After the economic collapse, McDonalds failed to keep customers coming back in Iceland, and the company was forced to close their doors in the country. The final day that McDonalds was open in Iceland was October 31, 2009, and on that day a man named Hjortur Smarason purchased a meal as a souvenir. Smarason had no intention on actually eating it but wanted to hang onto it out of curiosity, and because he saw it as a piece of history.
READ MORE: http://www.trueactivist.com/iceland-decided-to-do-this-with-the-last-mcd...

Google to Become Ministry of Truth: Google Moving to Shut Down Alternative Media by Ranking Sites on “Facts” Rather than Popularity

Search Engine giant Google, the major driver of traffic to the majority of media portals is moving to change the way it ranks websites, declaring that it intends to use known partisan debunking outlets to determine the “truthfulness” of content.

Currently, Google rankings are determined by the number of incoming links to a web page, meaning that if a story becomes popular it can be driven to the top of search results, and by viewed by millions of people.

However, this is a little too democratic for the liking of some, who only like to get their “facts” from pre-approved sources.
READ MORE: http://www.globalresearch.ca/google-moving-to-shut-down-alternative-medi...

MAPS and Erowid won redditDonate

Announcing the winners of reddit donate! Last week we announced that we would be giving 10% of our 2014 gross ad revenue to support the goals and causes of the entire reddit community. We did this by hosting a vote and allowing our users to vote for any US based charity registered with the IRS.

Every winning charity will receive a donation in the amount of $82,765.95 from reddit.

After +250,000 votes cast on +8,000 charities by 80,000+ voters, we have our top 10 list of charities:

1 Electronic Frontier Foundation
2 Planned Parenthood Federation of America
3 Doctors Without Borders, USA
4 Erowid Center
5 Wikimedia Foundation
6 Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies
7 NPR
8 Free Software Foundation
9 Freedom From Religion Foundation
10 Tor Project Inc.

MORE: http://www.redditblog.com/2015/02/announcing-winners-of-reddit-donate.html

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