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"Grumpy Cat makes two appearances in the name of marriage equality -- because everyone deserves the right to be married and miserable"


"Donald Trump said he is "fine with" same-sex marriage..."These cases have gone to the Supreme Court. They've been settled. And I'm fine with that," he said."

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by curious2 on 22 Sep 2015  198 comments, latest 2 months ago
This thread exists to reply to comments made in other threads that the commenter cannot (or chooses not to) post comments in.

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Parkinson's Disease research (theguardian.com)
by curious2 on 27 Jan 2015  100 comments, latest 2 months ago
I've been reading a lot about Parkinson's Disease research, including especially stem cell research. "Now that the president is in favour, [advocate Michael J] Fox observes wryly, "there is no...

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US life expectancy falls for third year in a row (2015-2017) (bmj.com)
by curious2 on 11 Mar 2019  3 comments, latest 3 months ago
"Life expectancy at birth in the United States fell again in 2017 for the third year running, the longest sustained decline since 1915-18, when the first world war and the...

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opioids (cnn.com)
by curious2 on 12 Mar 2018  12 comments, latest 3 months ago
"CNN and researchers at Harvard University found that opioid manufacturers are paying physicians huge sums of money -- and the more opioids a doctor prescribes, the more money he or...

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climate change, geo-engineering (phys.org)
by curious2 on 14 Aug 2018  20 comments, latest 3 months ago
"Scientists have found a rapid way of producing magnesite, a mineral which stores carbon dioxide. If this can be developed to an industrial scale, it opens the door to removing...

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Yet another Muslim turns traitor for Islam (heavy.com)
by curious2 on 13 Feb 2019  4 comments, latest 4 months ago
How many of these betrayals will it take until we see that Islam itself is the problem?"Monica Elfriede Witt defected to Iran in 2013 and federal authorities say she helped...

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Should hospital and school employees be required to get vaccinated against influenza? (cdc.gov)
by curious2 on 11 Feb 2019  6 comments, latest 4 months ago
CDC: "Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season." The latest weekly pediatric mortality report says 28 children have died of influenza so far...

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Guess who's claiming Obamacare isn't working? Democrats! (azcentral.com)
by curious2 on 9 Feb 2019  3 comments, latest 4 months ago
"The silent premise behind Medicare for All is that Obamacare has been a bust."PatNet readers may recall Why Democrats Lost. It is the issue that brought me to PatNet. I...

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Thousands flee Philippine city after Islamic rampage (yahoo.com)
by curious2 on 25 May 2017  51 comments, latest 4 months ago
"Thousands of civilians fled fighting in the Philippines on Wednesday as troops tried to fend off Islamist militants who took over large parts of a city, capturing Christians, seizing and...

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Islamic attacks continue (reuters.com)
by curious2 on 1 Oct 2017  98 comments, latest 6 months ago
"Knifeman yelling 'Allahu Akbar' shot dead after killing two in France***Police sources said the suspect had shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest) in Arabic as he attacked the women, aged...

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National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC) (nationalpopularvote.com)
by curious2 on 21 Mar 2016  61 comments, latest 6 months ago
The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact has achieved 61% of the electoral votes necessary to overcome the Electoral College. All of the enactments have come from "blue" (Democratic) states. Some...

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"Trump fooled Saudis into tanking crude prices" (cnbc.com)
by curious2 on 15 Nov 2018  3 comments, latest 7 months ago
The article goes on to say he fooled Russia, too."The Russians and the Saudis in particular ramped up production, ramped up exports ahead of what was supposed to be severe...

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multiple British state schools discriminate against non-Muslim students (telegraph.co.uk)
by curious2 on 24 May 2017  10 comments, latest 7 months ago
"Schools in Birmingham are illegally segregating pupils, discriminating against non-Muslim students and restricting the GCSE syllabus to “comply with conservative Islamic teaching”, an official report leaked to The Telegraph discloses....

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killed by large "domesticated" dogs (nydailynews.com)
by curious2 on 16 Dec 2017  62 comments, latest 8 months ago
Usually pit bills, also presa canario, yet there are hardly any calls to restrict dog licenses:"Virginia woman killed by her pit bulls in ‘grisly mauling’""Couple Guilty of All Charges In...

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NewAmerica.org (nytimes.com)
by curious2 on 8 Aug 2018  10 comments, latest 8 months ago
PatNet has already a few comments mentioning "New America" or NewAmerica.org, but the topic warrants its own thread."The New America Foundation has received more than $21 million from Google; its...

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MLP GLP for IRA? (seekingalpha.com)
by curious2 on 29 Oct 2018  Posted 8 months ago
Seeking Alpha, which seems to have a bad record at recommendations, is recommending MLP GLP:https://seekingalpha.com/a I wonder about it for an IRA. Any thoughts?#investing

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Churchill on Islam (snopes.com)
by curious2 on 26 Jul 2016  15 comments, latest 8 months ago
"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this...

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Why Democrats Lost (realclearpolitics.com)
by curious2 on 7 Nov 2014  67 comments, latest 8 months ago
Most Americans have not become Republicans, but gave up voting for Democrats who accomplished little other than imposing Obamacare, of which most Americans disapprove. I have given up trying to...

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Google+ shutting down after data leak affecting 500,000 users (arstechnica.com)
by curious2 on 8 Oct 2018  4 comments, latest 8 months ago
"Google exposed the private details of almost 500,000 Google+ users and then opted not to report the lapse, in part out of concern disclosure would trigger regulatory scrutiny and reputational...

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Trump says Saudi King wouldn't last 'two weeks' without US support (cnn.com)
by curious2 on 3 Oct 2018  4 comments, latest 8 months ago
"US President Donald Trump told supporters Tuesday that Saudi Arabia and its King would not last "two weeks" in power without American military support and appeared to call on the...

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Do you care about what will probably kill you? (cms.gov)
by curious2 on 17 Sep 2018  8 comments, latest 9 months ago
In the USA, most deaths result from one of the top 3 killers:1) heart disease2) cancer3) iatrogenic (mostly due to medical errors and nosocomial infections)Each of these causes ~20% of...

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INTCoachRplyWnd120
by curious2 on 14 Sep 2018  Posted 9 months ago
Does anyone know what this "Application" is?

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Science Friday: Bangladesh bloggers getting murdered (bbc.com)
by curious2 on 7 Aug 2015  36 comments, latest 9 months ago
"A Bangladeshi blogger known for his atheist views has been hacked to death by a gang armed with machetes in the capital Dhaka, police say. Niloy Neel was attacked at...

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Charlie Hebdo: cartoon violence continues (france24.com)
by curious2 on 17 Jan 2015  91 comments, latest 9 months ago
"At least five people were killed on Saturday during a second day of unrest in Niger, as French citizens were warned to stay indoors amid anger in several Muslim countries...

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Et tu, Texas? (bustle.com)
by curious2 on 18 Aug 2018  9 comments, latest 10 months ago
"Texas Doctor Raped A Patient Who Was Heavily Sedated & Won't Go To Jail For It***A jury sentenced Dr. Shafeeq Sheikh to 10 years of probation and a $10,000 fine...

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Anti-Gay Pastors Illegally Soliciting Underage Boys (queerty.com)
by curious2 on 14 Aug 2018  40 comments, latest 10 months ago
"67-year-old Timothy Lee Reddin is the pastor at Turner Street Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where he regularly preaches about the evils of homosexuality. He was busted on August 3...

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jokes?
by curious2 on 11 Aug 2018  24 comments, latest 10 months ago
Infinitely many mathematicians walk into a bar. The first says, "I'll have a beer." The second says, "I'll have half a beer." The third says, "I'll have a quarter of...

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commerce secretary reportedly stole $120 million (thinkprogress.org)
by curious2 on 8 Aug 2018  5 comments, latest 10 months ago
"An investigation by Forbes’ Dan Alexander found that Ross stole and siphoned millions of dollars in assets from his business associates. Alexander’s conclusion: “all told, these allegations — which sparked...

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Kill Lists by Hacking Groups for ISIL (aka Daesh) (ent.siteintelgroup.com)
by curious2 on 21 Jul 2016  3 comments, latest 10 months ago
"SITE Intelligence Group Analyzes Kill Lists by Pro-IS Hacking Groups in New Report***From March - May of 2016, pro-IS hacking entities released eight kill lists comprised of Americans’ personal information,...

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"Coming to Spain was the worst thing I ever did" (france24.com)
by curious2 on 19 Jul 2018  2 comments, latest a year ago
"Spain's south-western Huelva region is known around the world for its strawberries. The fruit-picking season lasts three months and attracts workers from Eastern Europe and Morocco. But recently, Moroccan women...

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Abhulimen & Bloom (wxii12.com)
by curious2 on 8 Jul 2018  75 comments, latest a year ago
"Adam Bloom, the former homeowner's association board member who lost his job on Friday as a result of a "traumatizing" confrontation with a black woman at a Winston-Salem pool when...

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Nigeria: Muslims murder 86 Christians, burn 50 houses (jihadwatch.org)
by curious2 on 26 Jun 2018  2 comments, latest a year ago
"In the first paragraph, we learn that there were “attacks.” In the second paragraph, we learn that the attacks were carried out by “armed herdsmen.” In the fourth paragraph, we...

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SSRIs in pregnancy tied to autism, delays (cbsnews.com)
by curious2 on 14 Apr 2014  41 comments, latest a year ago
"Boys with autism were three times more likely to have been exposed to antidepressants known as SSRIs in the womb than typically developing children, according to new research.The new study...

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Avicii, 1989-2018 (theguardian.com)
by curious2 on 12 Jun 2018  3 comments, latest a year ago
"Private funeral held for Avicii in Stockholm ***In an open letter published several days after his death, the DJ’s family said he “wanted peace” and “could not go on any...

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countries banning full face veils (time.com)
by curious2 on 2 Jun 2018  5 comments, latest a year ago
This post quotes three sites: Time, Reuters, and Business Standard.Time:"Denmark became the latest European country to ban full-face veils on Thursday, effectively outlawing the burqa and niqab worn by some...

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President signs Right to Try legislation (whitehouse.gov)
by curious2 on 30 May 2018  22 comments, latest a year ago
""The “Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Belllina Right to Try Act of 2017” passed Congress on May 22, 2018. The bill amends Federal law to allow certain...

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Realtors warn if housing market continues to collapse everyone could afford a house (thebeaverton.com)
by curious2 on 29 May 2018  7 comments, latest a year ago
"After a nearly 30% decline in value, realtors across Toronto are concerned that if the market continues to falter someday in the near future everyone could afford a house.“I don’t...

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Senate Medical Insurance Reform Bill (budget.senate.gov)
by curious2 on 22 Jun 2017  56 comments, latest a year ago
Overview of the Discussion Draft of Senate Amendment to H.R. 1628 #Politics #Investing

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Married to a Muslim who joined ISIL (ibtimes.com)
by curious2 on 19 Apr 2018  12 comments, latest a year ago
"Four years ago, 32-year-old Sam Sally left her hometown in Indiana for a vacation in Turkey.***During the trip, Sally claims her husband, Moussa, duped her and her children...into joining Islamic...

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massive prescription price hikes (jsonline.com)
by curious2 on 25 Nov 2015  7 comments, latest a year ago
"New study highlights massive prescription price hikes *** The paper, which involved a survey of 19 dermatology products, found they had increased an average of 401% between 2009 and 2015....
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