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The Myth of Cuba's Glorious Health Care System (fee.org)
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 24 Feb 2020  23 comments, latest 2 days ago
We should be revolted by people who are willing to be dupes for totalitarianismThere’s a long and sordid history of people in Western nations acting as dupes and apologists for...

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Gazprom is circling the toilet. (theguardian.com)
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 12 Aug 2015  32 comments, latest 13 days ago
" How Russian energy giant Gazprom lost $300bn. It was not too long ago that Gazprom, Russia’s state-controlled energy conglomerate, was one of the Kremlin’s most powerful weapons. But those...

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Greta is not going to be happy with Lizzy. (twitter.com)
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 5 Feb 2020  6 comments, latest 22 days ago
https://twitter.com/FrancisBre

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Concord official threatens to seize tovarichpeter's home. (eastbaytimes.com)
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 10 Jan 2020  6 comments, latest 2 months ago
OAKLAND — The owners of a vacant West Oakland home must negotiate with the homeless women who moved in without permission last month, or the city may consider seizing the...

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Iran and America Are Suddenly Both Naked (tabletmag.com)
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 8 Jan 2020  12 comments, latest 2 months ago
By taking decisive action against Soleimani, Trump showed that Iran’s power is an illusion generated by D.C.’s willingness to look the other way.By Lee SmithIt’s no coincidence that in the...

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Washington State Ignores Ballot Initiative Lowering Registration Fees (thenewspaper.com)
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 30 Dec 2019  Posted 2 months ago
The Washington State Department of Licensing is collecting the inflated car registration ("car tab") fees that the voters had just rejected in November. Initiative 976 passed with 53 percent of...

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New Greta On The Shelf Doll Will Track Your Climate Sins (babylonbee.com)
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 10 Dec 2019  8 comments, latest 3 months ago
U.S.—A fun new "Greta on the Shelf" doll will watch you every day and fly back to the UN each night to report your climate sins to the Intergovernmental...

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Russian spies used French Alps as 'base camp' for hits on Britain and other countries (telegraph.co.uk)
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 6 Dec 2019  2 comments, latest 3 months ago
Fifteen Russian spies, including those accused of the Salisbury nerve agent attack, used the French Alps as a “base camp” to conduct covert operations around Europe over a five-year period,...

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Legalizing avocados only way close down cartels. (apple.news)
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 20 Nov 2019  10 comments, latest 3 months ago
The cartel members showed up in this verdant stretch of western Mexico armed with automatic weapons and chainsaws.Soon they were cutting timber day and night, the crash of falling trees...

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Turns out trees contribute to GW too. (nature.com)
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 12 Nov 2019  2 comments, latest 3 months ago
"In summary, we have shown that all widespread boreal tree species are net annual sources of N2O, with spruce being the strongest emitter."https://www.natu "Meet N2O, the greenhouse gas 300 times...

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Doctors Explain How Fecal Transplant Patient Died from Contaminated Stool (apple.news)
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 31 Oct 2019  5 comments, latest 4 months ago
The title is enough, but here's the article just in case:https://apple.news/A-ypmG

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We don't need no ray cist SAT! (insidehighered.com)
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 31 Oct 2019  6 comments, latest 4 months ago
A coalition of civil rights groups on Tuesday sent a letter to the University of California threatening to sue the university system if it continues to require either the SAT...

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I can't believe it: fucking CA DMV is back to charging "convenience fee" for CC paymets..
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 30 Oct 2019  19 comments, latest 4 months ago
They haven't done that for at least a decade (or more). What the fuck is going on? Back to 2001?

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Fuck you, PG&E!
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 27 Oct 2019  Posted 4 months ago
That's all I wanted to say.

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The horrors and victims of trade war.
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 16 Oct 2019  6 comments, latest 4 months ago
Heard a sob story on NPR this morning about some guy who imports goldfish from China and sees his income decreased because of the tariff. Claims he's been doing it...

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Major Greenland Glacier Is Growing (earthobservatory.nasa.gov)
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 14 Oct 2019  2 comments, latest 4 months ago
Jakobshavn Glacier in western Greenland is notorious for being the world’s fastest-moving glacier....Jakobshavn has spent decades in retreat—that is, until scientists observed an unexpected advance between 2016 and 2017. In...

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France set to undermine Nord Stream 2 pipeline deal (dw.com)
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 7 Feb 2019  8 comments, latest 5 months ago
Paris has signaled it will support changes to EU guidelines regulating gas imports. Germany has thus far ignored opposition to its project, but it may not be able to any...

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Good news, everyone! (usatoday.com)
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 26 Sep 2019  1 comment, latest 5 months ago
Idiots pledge to stop procreating:"Emma Lim, 18, launched a climate change movement this week called "#No Future, No Children" that includes a website where other teens can take her pledge."I...

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SF residents buy boulders, place them on sidewalk to thwart homeless tents (sfgate.com)
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 24 Sep 2019  16 comments, latest 5 months ago
Residents of a San Francisco side street are so fed up with tents pitched on the sidewalk by homeless people that they have trucked in boulders to discourage camping.About two...

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Trayvon Martin awarded aeronautical science degree (cnn.com)
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 5 May 2017  76 comments, latest 5 months ago
Trayvon Martin's getting a college degree. The .... Florida teenager ... will be awarded a ... bachelor's degree in aeronautical science from Florida Memorial University. http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/04/

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French company liable after employee dies during sex on business trip (bbc.co.uk)
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 11 Sep 2019  6 comments, latest 6 months ago
A French company has been found liable for the death of an employee who had a cardiac arrest while having sex with a stranger on a business trip.A Paris court...

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Al Gore ditches his Gulfstream jet, takes rowboat w/o toilet and shower across Atlantic. (bbc.co.uk)
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 28 Aug 2019  4 comments, latest 6 months ago
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/wor

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What retirement crisis? Number of 401(k) and IRA millionaires hits record high. (finance.yahoo.com)
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 21 Aug 2019  13 comments, latest 6 months ago
Despite that fact that most people are undersaved for retirement, a new study out from Fidelity on Wednesday shows that the retirement savings picture isn’t quite as grim as you...

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Norway detects radioactive iodine by Russian border days after blast (reuters.com)
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 15 Aug 2019  6 comments, latest 6 months ago
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway’s nuclear safety authority is analyzing tiny amounts of radioactive iodine detected in the air in northern Norway in the days after a deadly explosion during a...

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State threatens to sue Apple over its refusal to house 20,000 homeless in the Spaceship.
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 6 Aug 2019  6 comments, latest 7 months ago

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When Students In India Can't Earn College Admission On Merit, They Buy Their Way In (npr.org)
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 4 Aug 2019  3 comments, latest 7 months ago
At most of India's private engineering and medical schools, a certain number of spots in the freshman class — usually about 15% — are reserved for the college's management to...

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About these straws again...
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 23 Jul 2019  4 comments, latest 7 months ago

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F-35 is such a POS and S-400 is such a wundervaffe... (yahoo.com)
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 22 Jul 2019  4 comments, latest 7 months ago
... that the former can go into airspace defended by the latter at will and get out unharmed. "Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) commander Brigadier General Farzad Ismaili,...

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Suddenly 2nd Amendment is not "outdated" and guns are not "evil" (theguardian.com)
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 25 Jul 2019  3 comments, latest 7 months ago
... and British newspaper is gushing over armed people. https://www.theguardian.com/us

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New Baltimore deputy police commissioner robbed at gunpoint near Patterson Park (baltimoresun.com)
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 22 Jul 2019  4 comments, latest 7 months ago
Deputy Commissioner Daniel Murphy and his wife were approached around 9 p.m. by four men in a large white SUV at the 2200 block of East Pratt Street, police said...

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Russia's Secret Intelligence Agency Hacked: 'Largest Data Breach In Its History' (forbes.com)
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 21 Jul 2019  1 comment, latest 7 months ago
Red faces in Moscow this weekend, with the news that hackers have successfully targeted FSB—Russia’s Federal Security Service. The hackers managed to steal 7.5 terabytes of data from a major...

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People are going mad over AGW. (apple.news)
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 19 Jul 2019  17 comments, latest 7 months ago
‘Climate Grief’: Fears About The Planet’s Future Weigh On Americans’ Mental Health...Bryant works at North Seattle Therapy & Counseling in Washington state. Recently, he said, he has been seeing patients...

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Tipping is racist. (apple.news)
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 17 Jul 2019  1 comment, latest 7 months ago
Must be true if "Rev. Dr." says so.https://apple.news/ANNLpzye

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Petition: Do not pass BIlls S.386 or H.R.1044! Do not pass Bills S.386 or H.R.1044 for U.S. worker and racial diversity!! (petitions.whitehouse.gov)
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 12 Jul 2019  Posted 7 months ago
https://petitions.whitehouse.g

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Reparation payments have started.
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 6 Jul 2019  4 comments, latest 8 months ago

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California town wants to be a sanctuary - for gun owners (apnews.com)
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 3 Jul 2019  Posted 8 months ago
NEEDLES, Calif. (AP) — The Old West desert town of Needles, California, is where the beleaguered Joad family crossed the Colorado River into California in John Steinbeck’s classic novel “The...

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Trump Administration Hits Some Immigrants In U.S. Illegally With Fines Up To $500,000 (apple.news)
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 2 Jul 2019  2 comments, latest 8 months ago
The Trump administration is seeking to fine some immigrants, who are in the United States illegally, hundreds of thousands of dollars for failing to take steps to leave after being...

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The Long and Lucrative Mirage of the Driverless Car (theringer.com)
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 19 May 2019  6 comments, latest 9 months ago
For years, Silicon Valley giants and Detroit automakers alike have sold the public visions of a utopia featuring autonomous vehicles. That reality is still far off, but that hasn’t stopped...

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"S" in SAT used to mean "standartized". (cnn.com)
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 17 May 2019  10 comments, latest 9 months ago
Before Idiocracy, that is.The SAT will assign a new score that factors in where you live and the crime level in your neighborhood.The nonprofit group that administers the SAT said...

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Russian couple dies in bubonic plague scare that closes Mongolia border (nypost.com)
by The_Weeping_Ayatollah on 6 May 2019  5 comments, latest 10 months ago
A Russian couple died in Mongolia from suspected bubonic plague, sparking a panic aboard a plane and forcing authorities to place the border under “indefinite quarantine,” leaving tourists stranded, according...
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