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Why religion (particularly Christianity) is vile, evil, narcissistic & dangerous
By Dan8267 in misc   157 comments, latest 27 minutes ago:
Vicente says In my random web searches, I ran across a good but OLD article by Mel Cummins. How old? 1936. Worth a read! http://news.google.com/newspap

Why Democracy Works?
By Oilwelldoctor in misc   5 comments, latest 39 minutes ago:
Vicente says Oilwelldoctor says I cannot believe that anyone from Harvard could espouse this ideology, yet here he is I'm pretty sure, that 20,000 years ago the shamans were telling the followers that they were...

Court weighs in on pomegranate juice ads (final story in Briefs)
By tvgnus in misc   posted 58 minutes ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine In December 2012, the Central Valley Water Board issued waste discharge requirements that allowed farmers in the watershed to join a coalition of growers called the East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition, which holds...

Bakersfield and San Francisco are not so different after all (4th story)
By tvgnus in misc   posted 59 minutes ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine In December 2012, the Central Valley Water Board issued waste discharge requirements that allowed farmers in the watershed to join a coalition of growers called the East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition, which holds...

The index that timed the 2008 crash perfectly just slumped to a 3-decade low
By Bubbabear in jobs   1 comment, latest 1 hour ago:
Bellingham Bill says This is kinda dumb. The world collapsed in 2008 because the trillion-dollar bubble debt party music (red, right axis) stopped. The 90s recession was similar, a hangover of the post-Volcker repression mid-80s...

Making friends with AI
By tovarichpeter in misc   1 comment, latest 1 hour ago:
Bellingham Bill says AI should be a lot more advanced than it is. I should be able to ask google "what is the third tallest mountain in New Zealand" and it should know that already,...

Professor fired for criticizing Israel, sues
By tovarichpeter in misc   posted 1 hour ago:
https://firstlook.org/theinter Steven Salaita, an academic whose contract for tenuredprofessorshipwas abruptlyterminated by the University of Illinois board of trustees last September for tweets critical of Israel, has fileda lawsuit against the university’s administrators and unnameddonors. Salaitas...

NFL gets billions in taxpayer subsidies
By tovarichpeter in misc   1 comment, latest 1 hour ago:
HEY YOU says "Those massive profits are made possible in part by the billions of taxpayer dollars that local governments spend on teams," Could the local voters be called stupid?

Dumb ass Reuters erroneously describes Latino as a race.
By Blurtman in misc   1 comment, latest 1 hour ago:
Bellingham Bill says Since we whiteys can't tell Latinos -- the typical mexican from the typical Chilean -- apart, they are a race. It's synonymous for "immigrant from Latin America". This is as cohesive as...

New Greek government already making good on its anti-austerity promises
By darlag in misc   76 comments, latest 1 hour ago:
indigenous says Heraclitusstudent says I'm not even convinced that smaller banks would avoid the TBTF problem. The solution to the problem is better regulation. Decentralizing does tend to make the smaller banks more vulnerable as...

Google Bus Protesters in SF
By BayArea in misc   36 comments, latest 2 hours ago:
Vicente says drew_eckhardt says Rezoned for buildings like salesforce.com's 61 story tower Thinking too small. Go straight to Arcology.

Dr. Dre sells L.A. mansion for $32 million ... to financier who plans to tear it
By jvolstad in misc   posted 2 hours ago:
https://homes.yahoo.com/blogs/ A $32M tear down? Wow!!!

Living to 150 - The new holy grail
By tovarichpeter in misc   posted 3 hours ago:
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So how many non1% ers in CA are going to be caught up in Obozo's new taxes
By lostand confused in misc   33 comments, latest 3 hours ago:
Vicente says debyne says Prop 13 makes no sense. If the cost of shared gov't services (e.g., police) increases over time, why shouldn't everyone contribute more to pay for them? Here's the thing in other...

Scared Yet?
By Robert Sproul in misc   posted 3 hours ago:
Smirking Lizard Man William Bratton just launched a battalion of heavy infantry onto the streets of New York. His Lizard brain also conflates anti-terrorist duties with handling citizens demonstrating for redress of grievance. Bratton: Its...

Prosecutors framing medical marijuana users
By tovarichpeter in misc   1 comment, latest 3 hours ago:
Blurtman says Their mistake was not cutting the TBTF's in on the revenue. There is a two-tiered justice system and citizens are in the bottom tier.

Anti-Vax doctors should lose their license
By tovarichpeter in misc   1 comment, latest 4 hours ago:
curious2 says Anti-vaccine doctors hold an incorrect and unpopular opinion, but to say they should lose their license goes too far and misapprehends what a doctor's role should be. Since the federal Rx requirement was...

Why GDP is a horse shit metric.
By Blurtman in misc   6 comments, latest 4 hours ago:
Blurtman says jazz music goes to the head of the class.

Wall Street Is Gobbling Up Two-Thirds of Your 401(k)
By Robert Sproul in misc   31 comments, latest 4 hours ago:
Robert Sproul says CL says 401k as we know it, was in the code and then promptly exploited by fat cats. My understanding is the original law was written as a deferred income tax dodge...

Republicans rape and molest children at a rate of 10 to 1 compared to Democrats
By iwog in misc   95 comments, latest 5 hours ago:
Vicente says Conservative radio producer is a pedophile SURPRISE! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new

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