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Monthly Archive: August 2013

Aug 27 2013

Atheist goes to jail for failing religious rehab

A California man is free and may be due compensation after being unlawfully returned to jail. His violation? He objected to a state-mandated 12-step program conducted with a clear religious prerequisite. Problem, he’s an atheist. Fortunately, there may be some relief in sight:

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Aug 27 2013

To SNATCH an asteroid

  NASA released details on how it might grab an asteroid and bring it in orbit about the moon for more leisurely inspection. Here’s the scenario as it stands:

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Aug 26 2013

Millionaire teabaggers take not so bold stand against health insurance

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If your net worth is somewhere between a couple of million and fifty mill, going without employer group health insurance rates isn’t exactly the risk of a lifetime. But for the average worker and their family, it could be a fatal career move. So you know exactly what two millionaire teabagger clowns in the House …

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Aug 26 2013

Texas church rife with anti-vaxxers causes outbreak

The anti-vaccine movement is alive and well, much to the detriment of all residents of North Texas and surrounding regions. This is attributed to a church which is said to have many members who object to vaccination. One would assume for the usual bevy of hysterical claims fostered by the willfully ignorant in service to …

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Aug 26 2013

I see half-dead people

There’s something I’ve been wanting to ask you guys: what happens at local US med facilities starting around midnight on Jan 1, 2014? Because I see a rag-tag mob of sick and injured people walking, even staggering into ERs and waiting rooms by the millions. Like Dawn of the Half-dead: The Real Horror Story.

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Aug 26 2013

Another jobs Monday come and gone

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It is a weekly ritual for millions of us now. Scan all the boards for newly posted openings on Monday mornings. I usually start at about 6 AM and apply for anything I haven’t already hit — and I have hit anything more than a few days old. Today’s pickings were slim though. After filtering …

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Aug 26 2013

In related academic news, “Trump University” accused of scamming

In news that should surprise no one, Donald Trump is at the center of complaints and a lawsuit alleging he scammed $40 million from hopeful applicants to something called Trump University. According to the suit, Trump U is not a university and was instead merely a vessel to charge people for the privilege of listening …

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Aug 26 2013

More tumblers coming soon to a homeless shelter near you

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Tumbler: with apologies to gymnasts, my personal term for skilled, educated workers primarily in or near the baby boom generation who have fallen, i.e., tumbled, out of the middle-class into the ranks of the unemployed or underemployed, now mired in inescapable poverty, no health insurance with years/decades to go before Social Security or Medicare can …

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Aug 23 2013

Would you work for free please? That would be TERRIFIC

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Suppose the next time a company wanted to hire you, you came back with a standard deal in business these days. You tell them to go ahead and pay you full-time with benefits for three to six months, while you play around on the beach or golf course, and maybe, somewhere along the way — …

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Aug 22 2013

The white power paradise beckons

If there’s one thing white supremacists agree on, it’s white supremacy. But one proactive North Dakota real estate and hatred developer is doing something about it, like getting all these lovely individuals together in one place so they can agree even more:

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