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Even A Picture Of A Gun Now Cause For High School Suspension

February 5, 2013
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Even A Picture Of A Gun Now Cause For High School Suspension Breathe loudly and you might be suspended from high school these days -- which hurts your ability to learn and get good grades for college, and is a violation of your civil liberties. The l...

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Cervical Collar As Travel Pillow

February 5, 2013
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Cervical Collar As Travel Pillow

Cervical Collar As Travel Pillow There was an article in the WSJ by Nancy Keates about travel pillows, with expensive (and supposedly brilliant choices) that all seemed ugly and borderline-helpful, if at all. The best option was in the comments sectio...

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Has Word Of The Streisand Effect Not Reached The White House?

February 4, 2013
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Has Word Of The Streisand Effect Not Reached The White House?

Has Word Of The Streisand Effect Not Reached The White House? From Wikipedia: The Streisand effect is the phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide or remove a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely,...

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Why The TSA Is Really About Getting You Used To Giving Up Your Rights

February 4, 2013
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Why The TSA Is Really About Getting You Used To Giving Up Your Rights (While raking in mega-bucks for the connected and keeping the jobless rate a little less dismal.) Christopher Elliott writes in a Nat Geo column about something I've written about b...

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Batty Taste

February 4, 2013
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Batty Taste This is the place...

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I Am Now Officially Ruined For Coffeeshop Coffee — And I Didn’t Buy A $16,000 Espresso Machine With A Footman To Assist

February 4, 2013
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I Am Now Officially Ruined For Coffeeshop Coffee — And I Didn’t Buy A $16,000 Espresso Machine With A Footman To Assist

I Am Now Officially Ruined For Coffeeshop Coffee -- And I Didn't Buy A $16,000 Espresso Machine With A Footman To Assist Gregg bought me both the $25.95 AeroPress coffeemaker, which my sister raved about, and the Capresso frothPRO milk frother from Ama...

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Ethically Disabled Drivers

February 3, 2013
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Ethically Disabled Drivers One of every 10 drivers in California has a disabled placard. David Goldstein of CBS2 Los Angeles did an investigative report on this, talking to people he found working out vigorously on treadmills and other workout machines...

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Give This Dog A New Tweet

February 3, 2013
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Give This Dog A New Tweet Loved this: @HideousTerrier I'm not licking you because I love you. I am licking you to decide whether you taste good enough to feed upon after you die in bed.

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The War On Drugs Is Also A War On Research On Drugs

February 3, 2013
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The War On Drugs Is Also A War On Research On Drugs An excerpt from an LA Times editorial: For a muscular agency that combats vicious drug criminals, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration acts like a terrified and obstinate toddler when it comes to...

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Nitwit Mom Thinks Parenting Is About Making “A Political Stance”

February 2, 2013
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Nitwit Mom Thinks Parenting Is About Making "A Political Stance" Stephanie Kaloi writes at The Good Men Project about the girly way she's been dressing her 4-year-old son: I have spent most of my son's nearly four years on the planet scouring thrift ...

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Shockingly, Boxed Pizza Is Not Kale

February 2, 2013
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Shockingly, Boxed Pizza Is Not Kale What kind of dim bulb buys boxed frozen pizzas thinking they're health food? Ken Stone writes at La Mesa Patch about a mom's $5 million lawsuit targeting "toxic" frozen pizzas sold locally: Katie Simpson bought fr...

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Fundroid: Cool Projection On A Building In Berlin

February 2, 2013
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Fundroid: Cool Projection On A Building In Berlin I love cute robots. I wish I had one.

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The $10K Undergrad Degree

February 1, 2013
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The $10K Undergrad Degree Arthur C. Brooks, now prez of the American Enterprise Institute, did this in 1994 (and maybe it's somewhat more or quite a bit more now), but he had to be creative about getting an affordable education -- so he was. As would ...

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Law And Order, Your Tax Dollars, And Your Right To Own, Smoke, And Sell Plants

February 1, 2013
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Law And Order, Your Tax Dollars, And Your Right To Own, Smoke, And Sell Plants A quote from an article by Ashley Portero at IBTimes on how drug offenses are filling up Federal prisons -- more than violent crimes: Statistics from the Federal Bureau of...

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Couple Could Face 60 Days In Jail For Saving Baby Deer

February 1, 2013
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Couple Could Face 60 Days In Jail For Saving Baby Deer They should have just let it die, apparently. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources went after them -- wanting to euthanize the deer, saying she might be dangerous. From ABC News: Jeff and J...

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Crass Stains

February 1, 2013
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Crass Stains And other off-topic links.

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Being Aggressively Stupid: Government Doing What Government Does Best

January 31, 2013
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Being Aggressively Stupid: Government Doing What Government Does Best S.A. Miller writes in the New York Post about a new Department of Homeland Security video with advice for confronting armed would-be mass-murderers: Is your workplace getting shot ...

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NYPD Wants Body Scanners On The Streets; Corbett Files Suit

January 31, 2013
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NYPD Wants Body Scanners On The Streets; Corbett Files Suit Jonathan Corbett, a software designer who has learned the law enough to act as his own lawyer in bringing suit against the TSA is -- thank you, Jonathan -- at it again. This time, he's filed s...

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The Off-Topic Basket

January 31, 2013
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The Off-Topic Basket Post tasteless odds and ends here. More blog items in the morning.

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Oh, Those Spammers

January 30, 2013
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Oh, Those Spammers I just got an email notifying me that I am receiving a check from the UN for $2,811,041.00 -- which they are sending, how else? By UPS! (I only have to pay a "shipping and handling fee of $95).

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