John Aravosis
Follow me on Twitter: @aravosis | @americablog | @americabloggay | Facebook | Google+ | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown (1989); and worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children's Defense Fund, and as a stringer for the Economist. Frequent TV pundit: O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline & Reliable Sources. Bio, .

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Has plane travel gotten ruder, or have we?

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With three incidents this week of passenber “air rage,” has flying gotten too nasty or have we?
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BBC cuts Asian broadcast of lesbian “Dr. Who” kiss between human and lizard

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The inter-species same-sex kiss was censored in South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.
The exact location of gay men currently on Grindr in Tehran, Iran, a country in which gay men are put to death.

I just found gay Grindr users in Iran, Brunei after Grindr “fixes” location problem

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Only hours after gay smartphone app “Grindr” attempted to fix a glitch in its system that has already outed the exactly location of over 600,000 gay men in countries like ...
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“Grindr” gay smartphone app turns off “distance” option in face of privacy concerns

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A glitch revealed the exact location of 630,157 Grindr users in 131 countries, including 134 in North Korea.
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Groupon selling Uzi target practice same week girl shoots Uzi instructor dead

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Groupon stopped its gun specials following the Sandy Hook massacre, but then started them again 6 months later.
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Oh mighty ISIS

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With all this talk of ISIS taking over the Middle East, it seemed time for a throwback to that other “mighty Isis.
The 9-year-old girl moments before she lost control of the Uzi and shot her instructor in the head, killing him.

9 y.o. girl shoots instructor dead while learning to fire Uzi machine gun

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While vacationing in Vegas, the girl’s parents thought it would be neat to train the 4th grader to shoot an Uzi.
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Grindr smartphone app outs exact location of gays across Iran

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Meet the nearly 200 gay Grindr users in Iran who were indentified to within 100 feet of the actual location.
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ESPN reports on gay Rams rookie Michael Sam’s showers

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The thing is, I think the reporter handled the whole thing rather well.
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Grindr security glitch exposes gay users in Uganda, Russian Kremlin

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Popular gay smartphone app Grindr reveals the precise location of its gay users to anyone with a Net connection.
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