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About David Powell

A jack of many trades, David Powell, is a part-time writer with WebProNews, as well as a teacher, guitarist, somnambulator, etc.
Marijuana Legalization: What About Hash? Marijuana Legalization: What About Hash?
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The legalization of marijuana in the state of Washington has raised a new, related issue: What about hash? The concentrated marijuana extract, considered by some to be the “cognac” of the pot world, is specifically precluded by the law approved …

Nike North Carolina T-Shirt Features Pic of South Carolina Nike North Carolina T-Shirt Features Pic of South Carolina
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Nike’s new Carolina Panthers t-shirt design has the nation’s fourth-grade geography students scratching their heads. The shirt features the Panthers logo and the letters NC . . . So far, so good. The only problem is the fact that those …

“Black People for Paula” Group Plans Times Square Rally “Black People for Paula” Group Plans Times Square Rally
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A Paula Deen fan club called “Black People for Paula” is planning a rally in Times Square. According to the group’s website, the (as yet unnamed) founder of Black People for Paula and “over 100 of [his or her] friends” …

Asiana Name Gaffe: Frisco TV Station Takes Blame for Accidental Racism Asiana Name Gaffe: Frisco TV Station Takes Blame for Accidental Racism
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A few days ago, San Francisco Fox affiliate KTVU was feeling pretty good about its coverage of the Asiana plane crash on July 6. The TV station issued a web promo bragging about having been the first station with cross-platform …

Paula Deen Comic to be Released in October Paula Deen Comic to be Released in October
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Paula Deen is soon to be the star of her own comic book. Yeah, she’s a super-hero now. Though she was dropped faster than a speeding bullet by many of her sponsors after she admitted to using the “N word” …

Rickie Lawrence Gardner: Bank Robber Says, “Arrest Me, Please” Rickie Lawrence Gardner: Bank Robber Says, “Arrest Me, Please”

Lyndon McWhorter, Police Chief of Moulton, Ala., has announced the capture of bank robber Rickie Lawrence Gardner. Don’t care? That’s because Rickie Lawrence Gardner wasn’t really a bank robber. Gardner, age 49, was worried that he’d suffered a career-ending leg …

Medical Marijuana for Children: Is Pediatric Pot Worth It? Medical Marijuana for Children: Is Pediatric Pot Worth It?
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The legalization of marijuana, even for medicinal purposes, is one of those political issues that everyone seems to have inordinately strong opinions about. Well, good news, debate fans, now it’s for kids. Doctors are at odds as to whether prescribing …

Randy Travis in Critical Condition Randy Travis in Critical Condition

Country music legend Randy Travis is critically ill. Travis, 54, currently admitted to an unidentified hospital in Texas, is suffering from the effects of viral cardiomyopathy, according to Travis spokesperson Kirt Webster. Travis had been touring recently, performing in Detroit …

Boko Haram Insurgents Kill 42, Including Schoolkids Boko Haram Insurgents Kill 42, Including Schoolkids
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Gunmen killed dozens at a school in the northeast Nigerian town of Mamudo on Saturday. Believed to be members of the Islamist Boko Haram movement, the attackers herded students and staff into a dormitory before throwing explosives inside and firing …

Decapitated Referee: Soccer Ref Beheaded in Brazil Decapitated Referee: Soccer Ref Beheaded in Brazil
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A soccer match in Brazil has ended badly. Long story short: A referee flags a player; player gets ticked off and fights the referee; the referee breaks out a knife and stabs the player in self-defense; the player dies; the …

Plane Crash in San Francisco: Tail Came Loose Plane Crash in San Francisco: Tail Came Loose

An Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul, South Korea has crash landed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, killing two and injuring at least 60 passengers. The San Francisco Fire Department has confirmed the number of killed and injured and …

NSA Recruiting Fiasco at U. Wisconsin NSA Recruiting Fiasco at U. Wisconsin

Last Tuesday, the NSA conducted a recruitment drive on the campus of the University of Wisconsin. Madiha Tahir, a journalist taking a language course at the university, stopped by to ask some uncomfortable questions. (Note: Tahir has posted a recording …

Edward Snowden: Venezuela Says the Door’s Open Edward Snowden: Venezuela Says the Door’s Open
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The presidents of Venezuela and Nicaragua have extended a hand to Edward Snowden. In the wake of the grounding of Bolivian president Evo Morales’s plane, on which Snowden was rumored to be aboard, Latin America has banded together to express …

Ted Nugent 2016: Rocker for President? Ted Nugent 2016: Rocker for President?
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Ted Nugent, who’s made something of a late career out of serially threatening to run for elected office (see: Michigan governorship 2006, 2010), is thinking about the big prize. “Hi, I’m Ted Nugent. I have nine children from seven women, …

Trayvon Martin’s Mother: Screams Were My Son’s Trayvon Martin’s Mother: Screams Were My Son’s
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Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, has testified in court in the case against George Zimmerman. Zimmerman is accused of the February 26, 2012 shooting of Martin after having called 911 to report a suspicious figure in his gated community …

Pepsi Carcinogen: Dangerous or Not? Pepsi Carcinogen: Dangerous or Not?
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The Center for Environmental Health, an environmental watchdog group, has warned that the caramel coloring in Pepsi contains a dangerous level of a cancer-causing agent. The offending ingredient in question is 4-methylimidazole, which goes by the street name 4-Mel, and …

Egypt Coup: Morsi Removed from Office, US Suspends Aid Egypt Coup: Morsi Removed from Office, US Suspends Aid

So, Egypt’s doing the whole revolution thing again. In a televised address, General Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, announced that the Egyptian military has removed President Morsi from office and suspended the nation’s constitution. The Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court, Adli …

Horse Slaughterhouse: USDA Opens Path for Horsemeat Horse Slaughterhouse: USDA Opens Path for Horsemeat
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Horse—It’s What’s for Dinner. Is this the new trendy food item? Despite the fact that the UK was recently up in arms after it was discovered that some varieties of microwavable meals contained horsemeat, other countries are comfortable with the …

19 Firefighters Killed in Arizona 19 Firefighters Killed in Arizona
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Nineteen firefighters have been killed battling wildfires in central Arizona near the town of Yarnell. All 19 were part of an elite “hot shot” crew, a group of firefighters who hike miles into the wilderness to clear vegetation and dig …

Hospitals Refusing to Hire Smokers a Growing Trend Hospitals Refusing to Hire Smokers a Growing Trend
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As of July 1, two Philadelphia hospitals, the University of Pennsylvania Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, will join dozens of healthcare systems nationwide in refusing to hire smokers. The move has generated criticism from many quarters. Civil liberties …

Space Shuttle Atlantis Lands in $100m Museum Space Shuttle Atlantis Lands in $100m Museum

Space Shuttle Atlantis has landed in its final resting place. Well, technically, it’s suspended three stories up, so, absent some disaster, it won’t be touching down again any time soon. The last of the shuttles to go into orbit, Atlantis …

Lolo Jones Tweets about Rachel Jeantel Lolo Jones Tweets about Rachel Jeantel
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New rule: Lolo Jones, Olympic hurdler, has to stay away from social media and any other technology that enables her to voice her thoughts to the general population. Watching the testimony of Rachel Jeantel, witness in the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin …

Oscar Pistorius Training Again, Calls the Experience “Bittersweet” Oscar Pistorius Training Again, Calls the Experience “Bittersweet”
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Oscar Pistorius is training again for the first time in the five months. While awaiting trial for the murder of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, the Paralympic sprinting champ is returning to the track. His first “formal” workout since his …

Lance Armstrong Still Champ, According to Armstrong Lance Armstrong Still Champ, According to Armstrong
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Lance Armstrong made an ill-advised visit to the Tour de France on Friday. On the occasion of the 100th edition of the race, Armstrong gave an interview to Le Monde, France’s premier daily newspaper. In the interview, Armstrong claims that …