Friday, December 21, 2012

Daily Blend: Friday, December 21, 2012

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Indefinite detention of U.S. citizens

Wait, there’s still time for the world to end yet!

  • The NDAA [pictured] gets even worse: Senate removes amendment protecting U.S. citizens from indefinite detention without a trial.
    (via @BuzzFeedAndrew)

  • Meanwhile, it turns out that the Obama administration’s surveillance program is even worse than under Bush & co., to absolutely no-one-who’s-been-paying-attention’s surprise.

  • 41-million-strong state of São Paulo, Brazil passes same-sex marriage.
    (via Joe. My. God.)

  • Pro-gun lobby blames Newtown massacre on gun-free zones, media, movies, videogames, music, gun safety advocates, President Obama, hurricanes, terrorism, gunman.

  • Better yet, the NRA wants “an active national database of the mentally ill”; sensible people everywhere pop an aneurysm.

  • In lighter news, contrary to expectations, it seems that 2012 was the best year overall in human history (so far!).

  • If you have any story suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments or send them in.