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    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2012
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    Well... you get what you ask for.

    "Mary Brown, the former owner of a small auto repair shop in Panama City, Florida, decided to challenge the healthcare reform law because she didn’t want the government telling her what to do. She and her husband used to have health insurance, but stopped making payments because they were too expensive."

    Lead Plaintiff in Anti-Obamacare Lawsuit Now Bankrupt with Unpaid Medical Bills
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      CommentAuthorchiaslut
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2012
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    I find myself with mixed feelings about Enyclopedia Britannica no longer publishing.
    I used my grandmother's copies of the books for all my reports as a child and would often find myself just reading them for fun. However, the company that I work for created the Enyclopedia Britannica app and it's been "shooting up the charts" since this news was released. It's a great app and while I had nothing to do with it, I'm pretty proud of "us" for it. So, yeah, mixed feelings.
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      CommentAuthorStoto
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2012
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    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2012
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    Anonymous appears to have hacked e-mail accounts belonging to senior figures in the Syrian government.

    Which would be great except that they alerted the Syrian government to this fact, leading them to stop using the accounts - which the Syrian opposition had been secretly monitoring for motnhs.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2012
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    There's a metaphor in there about the dangers of celebrity or something...

    An earless baby bunny that was a rising star on Germany's celebrity animal scene had his 15 minutes of fame brought to an abrupt end when he was accidentally stepped on by a television cameraman.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2012
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    The Maasai Cricket Warriors

    In Kenya, a group of young Maasai warriors from the Laikipia region formed a cricket team with big hopes: to promote healthy living, to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS and women's issues, and ultimately to become role models in their community and ambassadors for both the Maasai and Kenya. The Maasai Cricket Warriors have been training hard, having recently left their village for the city of Mombasa to attend the Legends Cricket Nursery for further coaching. Their next goal is to travel to South Africa to take part in the Last Man Stands World Championships.


    Beautiful pictures, even for those (like me) who never quite understood cricket.
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2012
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    Apparently it's okay for Rick Santorum to tell lies if he believes them in his heart.
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    @Wood - An earless baby bunny that was a rising star on Germany's celebrity animal scene had his 15 minutes of fame brought to an abrupt end when he was accidentally stepped on by a television cameraman.

    I'm reminded of Oscar Wild's criticism of Dickens "'One would have to have a heart of stone to read the death of little Nell without dissolving into tears - of laughter" :)
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2012
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      CommentAuthorStoto
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2012
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    @The Mighty Foamhead

    Holy shitballs
    • CommentAuthorandycon
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2012
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    So how much of that was funded by Warren? 63, 82%?
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2012
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    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2012
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    ^^in my hometown, no less. Even better? Invisible Children stole their bracelet design from a local San Diego indie artist, potentially compromising her business in the process.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2012
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    @StefanJ

    I love how they gave the Lindsay Lohan excuse for his behavior (i.e. "It's all of these other things and certainly not the vast quantities of drugs my client was taking!")
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    Well, I consider political cartoons to be a valid source of news.

    Also, OH SNAP

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      CommentAuthorDoc Ocassi
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2012
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      CommentAuthorcelan
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2012
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    The New Science of the Birth and Death of Words

    Today spell-checking programs and vigilant copy editors choke off such chaotic variety much more quickly, in effect speeding up the natural selection of words.
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      CommentAuthorcelan
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2012 edited
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    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeMar 17th 2012
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    A few weeks ago in Florida, a man who called himself the "neighborhood watch commander" was out patrolling the fine streets of his gated subdivision when he phoned in a 9-11 report about a suspicious looking young man with his hood up. A few details to note:

    1. It was raining, probably hence the hood.
    2. The young man was black and walking quickly (again, raining remember).
    3. The "commander" is white.
    4. 9-1-1 told him that the police were on their way and not to do anything.
    5. Later on the kid is dead. Found on his body was his wallet, a phone (his) and a pack of skittles. He even had a reason to be in the gated community because family lived there, people he was visiting.
    6. The kid was 14. And unarmed.

    They've released the 9-1-1 tapes of people in the area. You can hear the kid begging.

    And the district attorney won't charge the fuck with murder. If I could flex my brain meat and light his portion of Florida on fire with the power of my hate brain I would.