Top Diggs: video of bystanders lifting a burning car to save motorcyclist
Tuesday 20 September 2011
The most popular news, videos and images as picked by Digg users during the last seven days, recorded on September 20.
1. Beyond The Sixteen Words That Lead to War
The book Hoodwinked, The Documents That Reveal How Bush Sold Us a War suggests that “George W. Bush lied us into a war” and that the administration “brazenly manipulated intelligence, the United Nations, Congress, the media and ultimately the American people.”
2. Free to Die
A New York Times article that questions whether Americans who don’t have medical insurance (due to low incomes or chronic conditions) should be left to die from lack of care and government intervention.
3. Bystanders lift burning car, pull motorcyclist trapped under it
A video showing a group of construction workers, students and bystanders helping to lift a burning car and pull out an injured motorcyclist who was trapped underneath after an accident.
4. Obama's $1.5 trillion tax raid
American President Barack Obama is proposing to rake in $1.5 trillion in tax revenue in a plan that would see cuts from benefit programs, savings from withdrawing the troops from Iraq and Afghanistan and a “Buffett Tax” on Americans earning more than $1 million.
5. Netflix CEO: I messed up
The CEO of movie streaming and DVD by mail subscription service Netflix apologized to members for his lack of communication in the past and announced that the company would split its DVD and streaming services, renaming the DVD business “Qwikster.”
Life & Style blogs
GTA 5 Online DLC: San Andreas Flight School update brings 16-seater jet plane and more
What is ALS and the Ice Bucket Challenge?
James Foley beheading: Twitter 'actively suspending' accounts sharing graphic imagery
Anal sex study reveals climate of 'coercion'
'Long Live the Nazis' spaghetti dish sold in Taiwan renamed after backlash
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Scottish Independence Referendum: Salmond described as 'arrogant, ambitious and dishonest' by Scottish women
- 1 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 2 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 3 Paul Scholes: Manchester United need five experienced players who can turn round a desperate situation
- 4 Nicki Minaj 'Anaconda': Singer finally releases predictable video
- 5 James Foley 'beheading': Met police warn public watching murder video could be criminal offence
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