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Reddit Does The Right Thing, Runs Just Say Now Ads

Posted by Phoenix Woman on August 28, 2010

Like Facebook, Reddit — which in this case was forced to do so by its corporate parent company Condé Nast — banned the logo and ads of the Just Say Now campaign.

But after much thought and lots of feedback from Redditors, the Reddit staffers have defied their corporate overlords and are now not only running the ads, but running them for free.

Thanks, Reddit.

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Jimmy Carter Frees Another Hostage

Posted by Phoenix Woman on August 28, 2010

As shown here:

Former President Jimmy Carter announced that he is leaving Pyongyang, North Korea, this morning accompanied by Mr. Aijalon Mahli Gomes. Mr. Gomes was imprisoned in January of this year and later sentenced to eight years of hard labor with a fine of about $600,000 for the crime of illegal entry into North Korea. At the request of President Carter, and for humanitarian purposes, Mr. Gomes was granted amnesty by the Chairman of the National Defense Commission, Kim Jong-Il.

It is expected that Mr. Gomes will be returned to Boston, Mass., early Friday afternoon, to be reunited with his mother and other members of his family.

But of course, he’s still History’s Greatest Monster TM, right? Or is that Raul Grijalva?

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