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Ironically, many of these companies released statements denying their cooperation with the NSA’s PRISM program, even as it became clear that they in fact had.

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Ironically, and unbeknownst to many Americans, malls, with their self-contained commerce and enclosed spaces, were modeled upon the Roman forum. Forums, which existed in nearly every Roman city and town, were areas of the city reserved specifically for commerce and were often the center of public and commercial life.

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The author of this text might note that the more alcohol his brothers consume the less likely that they’ll be able to physiologically make it all the way to the sixth “E,” let alone the seventh…

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Unlike sarin gas, which is outlawed under international law, white phosphorous remains exempted from the Chemical Weapons Convention. Ironically, the Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was known to have used “legal” white phosphorous in conjunction with “illegal” chemical weapons like sarin.

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While still a Congressman, Senator Markey requested information on the collection of cellphone customer data by the NSA.

McAdam responded that Verizon had received 260,000 requests in 2011 alone, half of which were subpoenas. If McAdam’s estimates from 2011 hold true— that the requests for customer information have increased at a rate of 15% a year—it is likely that Verizon received almost 300,000 requests in 2012.

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The instability in Syria is already straining the resources of Turkey and Jordan; over 2 million refugees have fled Syria to neighboring countries.

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This is especially ironic because the US, in the past, provided chemical weapons to another Middle Eastern dictator, even when it was clear that they were being used against civilian targets.

Apparently, when it comes to dictators with whom the US is aligned, it doesn’t constitute a violation of the Geneva Conventions.

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Or, in more cases than we’d often like to admit, atrocity-committing dictators rely on powerful nations like the United States or the UK to provide them with the chemical weapons—and then look away.

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The President’s statement here is especially ironic as this speech has since been called one of the least effective of his presidency.

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"Now can I kick it," (Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – Can't Hold Us) | rejected

Click the link, Mackhead—it links to that ATCQ song.

"It is about the power of our people to govern themselves,..." (The Supreme Court of the United States – Scalia, Dissenting Opinion, United States v. Windsor) | accepted

An interesting opinion for him to have, considering not 24 hours before he was part of the majority opinion that struck down another “democratically established law.”

Conversely, with the whole verse taken together, he could be saying that he’ll never know her when she’s trying to hide parts of herself from him, especially since he isn’t going to go digging for her deeper self if she doesn’t put it out there.

"You torture out the wildness, then replace it with the tame" (Lupe Fiasco – Lamborghini Angels) | accepted

While lobotomies were not limited to women, a disproportionate number of them were performed on women, sometimes as a way to rid them of melancholy, moodiness, or particularly rebellious behavior (though lobotomies were also used as a treatment for mental illnesses such as schizophrenia). One of the most famous lobotomies was performed on Rosemary Kennedy, the sister of President John F. Kennedy.