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Facebook, Noted Not-A-Media Company, Will Help Collect Questions For The US Presidential Debates

The US presidential debate season is upon us, and in our Age of Social Media™ that means the average American’s voice will be heard. Well, sort of. Facebook is helping source questions from average people, for better and for worse. The second US presidential debate on October 9 is the “town hall” style debate, which has a long history as one of the most colourful of the three scheduled debates. But in previous generations the town hall was always limited to questions from people in the room. That’s changing in 2016.

Why Bugs Bunny Is The Ultimate Animated American Icon

Video: Mickey Mouse is obviously more well-known than Bugs Bunny. But there’s a kitschy globalisation aspect to Mickey that Bugs has somehow managed to avoid, even though they both served as mascots for their companies (Disney and Warner Bros., respectively). How did Bugs do it?

The US Considered Hiding Nuclear Weapons In Iceland (And Not Telling Iceland)

New documents obtained by the US National Security Archive reveal that the US government considered establishing a nuclear weapons storage site in Iceland during the 1950s. The really interesting part? The United States wasn’t going to tell Iceland.

This Is How Much Time Americans Spend Eating Each Day

Quick, how much time do you think you spent eating yesterday? What about the day before that?

The Reason Americans Waste So Much Food

The United States wastes over 140 trillion calories of perfectly good food every year. A national survey just provided a comprehensive overview of the reasons we waste so much — and one of the most common ones is based on a total misconception.

Why America Beat The Russians At Building The Internet

From the late 1950s until the late 1980s, scientists in both the United States and the Soviet Union were working on computer networking in one form or another. Why did the US succeed where the Russians failed? That’s the subject of a new book titled How Not to Network a Nation: The Uneasy History of the Soviet Internet by Benjamin Peters.

US Olympics Committee Says Non-Sponsors Are Banned From Tweeting About The Olympics

The US Olympics Committee has gone off the deep end, when it comes to intellectual property. It’s willing to sue anyone to protect their trademarks, even when the use is no real threat. But the committee’s latest claim is an entirely new level of absurdity.

Chair Of US Propaganda Arm Booted From Russia

Jeff Shell, an executive with NBCUniversal, was detained in Moscow last night when he tried to enter Russia. After hours of confusion, he was ultimately told that he couldn’t enter the country. Was the Kremlin still angry about Evan Almighty? Probably not. The New York Times mentions that Mr Shell is also the chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. The part they kind of gloss over? The BBG is the propaganda arm of the United States.

Obama Enlists Canadian Prime Minister To Help Fight Climate Change

As tiny-handed man-children command the lion’s share of America’s attention, the still-acting leader of the United States — President Obama — is quietly doubling down on climate change. The latest part of Captain Planet’s scheme? Getting Canada on board.

Somehow Jeb Bush's URL Situation Got Even Sadder

Jeb Bush is no longer running for US president, and even his trolls are abandoning him. Since last year, the owner of has redirected the site to Donald Trump’s campaign page. Now it seems Jeb is too irrelevant to be domain pranked.

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