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Being confident and loud is the best way to  win an argument – even if you are wrong according to a new study and it is the best way to get more Twitter followers. Researchers from Washington State University who studied the  activity of Twitter users realized the more opinionated they were, the more influential and trustworthy… Read more »

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We all do it but apparently scientists have now discovered that sitting down is bad for us. Which of course begs the question as to whether there is anything left that might not be hazardous to our health. Drinking soda, smoking, headphones, cell phones, the list goes on, and now sitting! “Prolonged sitting is not what nature intended… Read more »

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A Saudi journalist working for London-Based Asharq Alawsat says Saudi monarch King Abdullah has been clinically dead since Wednesday. He also quoted medical sources in Saudi Arabia as saying that the king’s vital organs, including his heart, kidneys and lungs, have stopped functioning. Doctors are said to have used a defibrillator on him several times. He… Read more »

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Popular West Village eatery Saint Ambroeus may be forced to close its sidewalk tables because of new City enforced legislation.The Department of Consumer Affairs has sent notice to 17 New York restaurants including Saint Ambroeus, telling them that that they will have to close their sidewalk seating areas unless they are willing to comply with the… Read more »

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 Billy Joel, is a great performer but his remarks about 9/11 are extremely offensive to the many people who really suffered as a result of that tragedy. The singer went into rehab for his alcohol problem in 2005 and now in an interview with the New York Times he reveals how 9/11 turned him to drink…. Read more »

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Millions of protesters rallied in major cities across the world last Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces. We wonder where is Mayor Bloomberg in all of this? Yes, he is concerned about soft drinks and smoking, which is commendable but what about Monsanto’s work at play in New York supermarkets and across… Read more »

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Standing at the centre of a crowd, wearing a  skull-cap and holding a mobile phone, this is Michael Adebolajo on the  anniversary of 9/11 in 2009. Britain’s Mail On Sunday are reporting that he was among hundreds of young Muslims who gathered outside Harrow Central Mosque in North-West London, to ‘defend’ it  against a planned joint… Read more »

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David Cameron is planning new powers to  muzzle Islamic hate preachers accused of provoking terrorist outrages such as  the killing of soldier Lee Rigby. The Prime Minister wants to stop extremist  clerics using schools, colleges, prisons and mosques to spread their ‘poison’  and is to head a new Tackling Extremism and Radicalisation Task Force (TERFOR) … Read more »

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A French soldier was stabbed in the throat in a busy commercial district outside Paris on Saturday, and France’s  president said authorities are investigating any possible links with the recent  slaying of a British soldier. President Francois Hollande said the identity of the attacker was unknown and  cautioned against jumping to conclusions about the assault… Read more »

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Following this weeks Jihadist attack in London, and last months Boston Marathon bombings, today thousands of athletes have joined victims of the Boston Marathon bombings to run and walk the last mile of the race, reclaiming the triumph of crossing the finish line. About 3,000 runners and bombing victims gathered in light rain today to run the final mile… Read more »