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    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJul 8th 2013
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    Female Prisoners Sterilized, Illegally and Often Through Coercion

    Take Kimberly Jeffrey, for instance. The 43-year-old says she was pressured into a tubal ligation while she was sedated and strapped to a surgical table, about to give birth. This, after she repeatedly rejected previous requests from prison medical staff to perform the procedure.

    "[Heinrich] said, 'So we're going to be doing this tubal ligation, right?' " Jeffrey said. "I'm like, 'Tubal ligation? What are you talking about? I don't want any procedure. I just want to have my baby.' I went into a straight panic."
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeJul 8th 2013
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      CommentAuthorFinagle
    • CommentTimeJul 8th 2013
     (11025.3)
    Mos Def is awesome and amazing. This is all.
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    Match official describes referee murder as 'completely off the charts'. (contains grisly details of killing)
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    A peer reviewed article is being published that makes it quite clear that if you look at Mother Theresa just from the point of facts, she is actually a pretty horrible person.

    A new exposé of Mother Teresa shows that she—and the Vatican—were even worse than we thought
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJul 9th 2013
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    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeJul 9th 2013
     (11025.8)
    I go away for five minutes...
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJul 9th 2013
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    NEVAR LEAVE!!11!
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    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2013
     (11025.12)
    English drinking water found to have levels 100 times EU limit, of metaldehyde, a slug pesticide
    Last month, it was revealed that levels of a toxic pesticide more than 100 times the EU limit were present in a source of English drinking water. The discovery of record levels of metaldehyde – a chemical used in slug pesticides – was reported by Natural England and the Environment Agency at the River Stour, which supplies water to homes in Essex and Suffolk. There's currently no treatment method available to extract this chemical from drinking water – once it's there, we're drinking it.


    Welcome to your glorious future. Your water is poison. Deal with it.

    (did anybody say "grim meathook" ?)
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2013
     (11025.13)
    Cut off a flatworm's head, it grows back - and its old memories come back with it
    The researchers, Tal Shomrat and Michael Levin, trained flatworms to travel across a rough surface to access food, then removed their heads. Two weeks later, after the heads grew back, the worms somehow regained their tendency to navigate across rough terrain, as the researchers recently documented in the Journal of Experimental Biology.
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    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2013
     (11025.15)
    The fact that organ trafficking is actually a thing scares the shit out of me.
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    @Kay & Argos: Organ trafficking was predicted in the 70's in Larry Niven's Known Space books. In the books, it got so that demand rapidly outstripped supply; so death row prisoners were executed and parts used. Demand rose again, so more and more crimes became capital ones - including jaywalking.

    Also, Niven called the trafficking "organlegging", which should totally catch on as the term of art.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2013
     (11025.17)
    The whole 'organlegging' thing was the subject of one of my all time favourite Judge Dredd stories as well. In it the Judges go undercover to bust an 'arms smuggling ring', only to discover it's actual human arms being smuggled...

    Blew my mind reading that when I was a kid...
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2013
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    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2013
     (11025.19)
    Out of interest, if there are any Australians around, how is the Sydney Morning Herald generally regarded, in terms of quality as a newspaper?

    Also, "organlegging" seems like a pretty weak turn of phrase when you consider that bootlegging is not, in fact, the illegal production, transport, and sale of boots...
    • CommentAuthormanglr
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2013
     (11025.20)
    The archaeology geek in me finds this one fascinating...

    'Vampire' graves discovered in Poland'