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
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
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- 2 Ed Miliband deemed less influential than One Direction's Louis Tomlinson by official Doncaster power list
- 3 Japanese island overrun with cats after population explodes
- 4 Delhi bus rapist blames dead victim for attack because 'girls are responsible for rape'
- 5 Have sex with your iPad thanks to the new sex toy no-one asked for
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