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Playboy Magazine: No More Nudes

Declaring that the “battle” to see naked women has been won thanks to the internet, Playboy Magazine says they will no longer publish nude photos. The New York Times reports: Last month, Cory Jones, a top editor at Playboy, went to see its founder Hugh Hefner at the Playboy Mansion. In a wood-paneled dining room, with Picasso and de Kooning ...

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Google Celebrates National Coming Out Day

Also marking National Coming Out Day yesterday was Google, which gave a nod to their famed LGBT employees group.

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Coca-Cola Celebrates National Coming Out Day

Yesterday Coca-Cola marked National Coming Out Day with the above tweet. Stand by for an avalanche of outrage.

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Russia Targets Apple Over “Gay Emojis”

Russian police are investigating whether Apple’s so-called “gay emojis” violate the national ban on gay propaganda. Billboard reports: The “administrative case” under controversial laws that prohibit the propagation of homosexual (termed “non-traditional”) relationships to minors, carry fines of between $12,000 and $15,000 if an offender is convicted. The case, brought by police in Russia’s Kirov region 600 miles northeast of ...

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One Million Moms Vs Frito-Lay

The rainbow Doritos promotion has been over for more than a week, but don’t tell that to nutjob Monica Cole, who is screaming about anti-Christian persecution by a bag of corn chips. She writes: The latest assault on Christian values comes from a company you’d never guess. Frito-Lay has designed “Dorito Rainbows” chips along with a rainbow colored bag, all ...

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NEW YORK: HRC Demands That AG Eric Schneiderman Investigate Price-Gouging Pharma CEO

Today the Human Rights Campaign sent a letter to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman [photo] in which they call for an investigation of price-gouging by pharma CEO Martin Shkreli.  HRC head Chad Griffin writes: Daraprim is a lifesaving treatment for toxoplasmosis, a parasitic infection impacting patients with compromised immune systems including those who are pregnant or living with HIV. ...

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Happy Birthday Is Now Public Domain

Broadcasters and filmmakers may finally use Happy Birthday To You without paying royalties to Warner Music. Via the Guardian: A federal court judge in Los Angeles has declared the song Happy Birthday To You belongs in the public domain, dealing a blow to the music publishing company that has been collecting royalties from the song for decades. US district judge ...

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Price-Gouging Pharma CEO Martin Shkreli: I’ll Lower The Cost Of That AIDS Drug

But he won’t say by how much. NBC News reports: The pharmaceutical company boss under fire for increasing the price of the drug Daraprim by more than 5,000 percent said Tuesday he will lower the cost of the life-saving medication. Martin Shkreli did not say what the new price would be, but expected a determination to be made over the ...

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Hillary Clinton Sends Biotech Stocks Tumbling After Tweeted Reaction To Drug Price Gouging Story

Hillary Clinton yesterday tweeted the above reaction to a New York Times story about drug price gouging. Then this happened: The former first lady’s comments clearly spooked investors. The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) went from flat on the day before the Clinton tweet to closing down nearly 5%. Biotech stocks helped knock the Nasdaq into the red on what ...

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REPORT: Price-Gouging Pharma CEO Has Been Accused Of Hacking & Harassing Rival’s Family

Yesterday we learned that pharma CEO Martin Shkreli has raised the price of a vital AIDS drug by 5500%. Folks have gone digging into Shkreli’s past and there’s quite a story there. US Uncut reports that Shkreli was recently accused of hacking the email account of a rival pharma executive and threatening his family. They write: The report, taken by ...

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Pharma CEO Martin Shkreli Raises Cost Of AIDS Drug By 5500%, Claims It Is Still Underpriced [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Appearing on Bloomberg TV, the CEO of a pharmaceutical company that recently hiked the price of a drug used for critically ill infants and AIDS patients by 5,500 percent, defended the price increase by promising better things to come for future patients. Martin Shkreli, 32, the founder and chief executive of Turing Pharmaceuticals, recently purchased the rights ...

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Rainbow Doritos Are Sold Out For 2015

According to Frito-Lay, all 10,000 bags of rainbow Doritos have been sold and no more will be produced, at least not this year. The promotion netted $100,000 for the It Gets Better Project, which will receive 100% of the receipts. Meanwhile all of Teabagistan continues to quiver in impotent rage and rain down vile abuse on the company’s social media ...

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Wingnut Site: Doritos Are Now The Gateway Snack To Introduce Children To The Joys Of Homosexuality

“PepsiCo, who make Doritos (through subsidiary Frito-Lay), are producing a homosexual version of Doritos called ‘Rainbow Doritos.’ Doritos are a product marketed to children, so they make the perfect gateway snack to introduce children to the joys of homosexuality. The chips come in several colors. The green are homosexual, the pink are lesbian, and the purple ones are transgendered Doritos. ...

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The Doritos Outrage Has Begun

The Doritos Outrage Machine is off to a quick start after the brand announced its partnership with the It Gets Better Project on a line of rainbow-hued Cool Ranch chips. Leading the Whiny Brigade so far are Twitchy and Free Republic, where commenters are wailing about perversion, Jesus, AIDS, and – because of course – Obama. The real fun won’t ...

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Boycott Alert: Doritos Partners With It Gets Better, Launches Rainbow-Hued Cool Ranch Chips

Oh, this WILL be fun. Via Yahoo News: Here’s a way to add some color to your chips and salsa platter: Doritos is producing rainbow-colored chips in partnership with nonprofit It Gets Better. Doritos Rainbows are a limited-edition version of its Cool Ranch-flavored tortilla chips to show the chipmaker’s support of the LGBT community. The chips come in shades of ...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: Why I Came Out [VIDEO]

The Atlantic sets up last night’s appearance on The Late Show: Colbert asked Cook about the spate of new movies coming out that are critical of Steve Jobs. “I haven’t seen them, but the Steve I knew was an amazing human being,” Cook replied, dismissing the films and noting that, “I think that a lot of people are trying to ...

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Christian Censorship Group To Retailers: Don’t Display Cosmopolitan Because It Encourages Anal Sex

Morality In Media has laughably renamed themselves the National Center On Sexual Exploitation and today they report that more major retailers are surrendering to their demand that Cosmopolitan Magazine be racked behind blinders. From the American Family Association: Dawn Hawkins, executive director of NCSE, tells OneNewsNow the magazine is worse than Playboy. “They package it like it’s an empowering magazine ...

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Apple Unveils Mega iPad [VIDEO]

Among the big reveals at today’s Apple event was a supersized 12.9″ iPad. TechCrunch reports: Apple CEO Tim Cook called it “the biggest news for the iPad since the iPad.” With the iPad Pro, you can now run two side-by-side iPad Air apps. The iPad Pro isn’t for everyone — hence the name. But for those who already love their ...

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United Airlines CEO Resigns Amid Corruption Scandal

The Associated Press reports: The chairman and CEO of United Airlines is stepping down in connection with an investigation into the airline’s dealings with the former chairman of the agency that operates New York-area airports. United Continental Holdings Inc. said Tuesday that Jeff Smisek and two other senior executives had resigned and railroad executive Oscar Munoz was named CEO and ...

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This Is An Ad For Something [VIDEO]

Stick around for the amusing twist in this British ad for instant noodles. (Tipped by JMG reader Bryan)

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