Below the fold: News you might have missed in 2010

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From stoning killer whales, to mine fires that won't die, to terminator seeds, birthers gone even more crazy, to Chuck Norris (need we say more?), to oil spills not in the gulf, to a problematic museum of tolerance and more, your sometimes intrepid hosts take a look back at some of their favourite (or important) news updates from the IRTN feature "below the fold." Plus Stephen gives us the numbers on the news we didn't miss. 

As always with this feature we list the links to the story we are citing:

Christian group calls for stoning to death of whale

NRA calls Chuck Norris out

March 2009 IRTN report on a leak from, yup Wikileaks on the war in Afghanistan

Danger of underground coal fires

Kucinich puts forth bill to stop Obama Administration from killing citizens (follow the progress or lack thereof here)

Chicago Project on Terrorism gives actual numbers on terrorism as does Europol who reports a total of one terrorist act in 2009 by someone of Muslim heritage.

Museum of Tolerance displays little of it. 

Obama makes some good appointments (and Stephen eats maybe a bit of crow or was that Matt?)

People getting arrested for filming cops in the U.S. but at least one judge puts the stop to that.

The continuing saga of birthers gone bad as one tries to take over a courthouse and another tries to bust him out and then perjures himself

Stephen's prescience on the Republicans and the lame duck Congress. 

The return of debtors' prison as credit card companies use the law to collect.

Private firefighters watch a house burn down because $75 fee not paid.

Republicans manage to keep official party status in Colorado by a hair. 

Every year more oil is spilled (dumped) in Nigeria than went into the Gulf.

Roundup pesticide leads to resistant seeds

Koch brothers fund anti-science misinformation campaigns on the environment

U.S. military prosecutor loses library job over editorials

Bush reading his own memoir, ohh the humanity!

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