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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Morning Newsdome: U.S. military rifles engraved with Bible passages

click to enlarge Who are the religious fanatics now?
  • Who are the religious fanatics now?

>> Despite winning the Golden Globe, China has banned James Cameron's epic Avatar because it "seized market share from domestic films" and "may possibly incite violence." Luckily any Chinese person can buy it bootleg for $1.50. (the Telegraph)

>> Hundreds of Americans coast to coast have gathered to support ... no, not Haitian victims, but Conan O'Brien, who will receive a severance package of $32.5 million, poor guy. (TMZ)

>> In an effort to overcome the traffic and rubble in Haiti's streets, the U.S. has begun air-dropping food and water to the earthquake survivors. (the New York Times)

>> Michigan weapons company Trijicon, which has several multimillion-dollar contracts with the Pentagon, is under criticism for engraving Bible passages on thousands of rifles used by U.S. soldiers currently in Iraq and Afghanistan. Thank goodness we're getting rid of those crazy religious fanatics over there. (NY Daily News)

>> And finally: While personally thanking American Red Cross workers for their work in Haiti, President Obama sent his first tweet. Vanity Fair also has an imagined account of how Martin Luther King Jr. would use Twitter. (the Washington Post, Vanity Fair)

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