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Feux Follets

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The Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program To Catch Voter Fraud Has A 99% False Positive Rate (arstechnica.com)
by Feux Follets in #VoterFraud on 31 Oct 2017  6 comments, latest 17 days ago
A database system that will now be used by Indiana to automatically purge voter registrations that have duplicates in other states is 99 percent more likely to purge legitimate voters,...

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Awaiting Trump's coal comeback, miners reject retraining (reuters.com)
by Feux Follets in #CoalJobs on 1 Nov 2017  6 comments, latest 17 days ago
When Mike Sylvester entered a career training center earlier this year in southwestern Pennsylvania, he found more than one hundred federally funded courses covering everything from computer programming to nursing....

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Wolf Puppies Are Adorable. Then Comes the Call of the Wild. (nytimes.com)
by Feux Follets in #Science on 1 Nov 2017  8 comments, latest 18 days ago
At eight weeks old, they are two feet from nose to tail and must weigh seven or eight pounds. They growl and snap over possession of a much-chewed piece of...

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San Mateo-based Reali said its commission rebates on home purchases is helping clients win bidding wars (bizjournals.com)
by Feux Follets in #housing on 1 Nov 2017  2 comments, latest 18 days ago
This is being covered in today's San Francisco Business Times but is a subscriber only story at this point. The gist of the story however seems to be this company...

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Alzheimer’s may be able to spread through blood transfusions ? Some other related news on Alzheimer's (newscientist.com)
by Feux Follets in #Alzheimers on 1 Nov 2017  Posted 19 days ago
A study has found that an Alzheimer’s protein can spread between mice that share a blood supply, causing brain degeneration. We already know from prion diseases like Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)...

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$250 Million A Day For 16 Years and Counting (ibtimes.com)
by Feux Follets in #Wars on 31 Oct 2017  Posted 19 days ago
A new Defense Department report says U.S. taxpayers have spent $1.46 trillion on wars abroad since September 11, 2001.The Department of Defense periodically releases a “cost of war” report. The...

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House Flipper Goes Bankrupt Doing God's Work (indystar.com)
by Feux Follets in #housing on 30 Oct 2017  2 comments, latest 19 days ago
Indianapolis home flipper, Chart Properties, LLC, has filed for bankruptcy, leaving more than 120 people who signed contracts to buy and sell homes across Central Indiana in a legal and...

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The Elusive Gigantic Jets of Lightning (amusingplanet.com)
by Feux Follets in #Lightning on 30 Oct 2017  1 comment, latest 20 days ago
The most common kind of lightning observed from earth discharges from cloud to cloud or from clouds toward the ground. The more elusive forms, called sprites, take place high above...

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So, You Think You’re A Patriot, Huh? (erikrittenberry.wordpress.com)
by Feux Follets in #Patriot on 29 Oct 2017  6 comments, latest 21 days ago
You think you’re a patriot, do you?You think being viciously angry over an individual taking a knee during the national anthem makes you a patriot?You think being an armchair warrior...

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Fats Domino, Rock and Roll Pioneer, Dead at 89 (msn.com)
by Feux Follets in #Music on 25 Oct 2017  1 comment, latest 25 days ago
Fats Domino, the genial, good-natured symbol of the dawn of rock and roll and the voice and piano behind enduring hits like "Blueberry Hill" and "Ain’t That a Shame," died...

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The Sum Of All Your Parts - The Body Brokers (reuters.com)
by Feux Follets in #BodyBrokers on 25 Oct 2017  1 comment, latest 25 days ago
Reuters spent more than a year examining the workings of a multimillion-dollar industry that dissects, rents and sells the donated dead. Such firms are sometimes called body brokers, but they...

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Why Angry White Men Love Calling People “Cucks” (gq.com)
by Feux Follets in #misc on 6 Sep 2017  23 comments, latest a month ago
If you’ve been on Twitter in the last few months, chances are you’ve come across “cuck,” a word that you’d previously only seen while your browser was in Incognito Mode.Its...

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Trump claims he’s ‘smarter than Yogi Bear’ (newsbiscuit.com)
by Feux Follets in #Trump on 20 Oct 2017  1 comment, latest a month ago
In the continuing debate about who could possibly be more intelligent than himself, Donald Trump has taken steps to trap Jellystone Park’s most famous resident, Yogi Bear, to prove that...

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For Republicans, repentance comes too late (richmond.com)
by Feux Follets in #GOP on 17 Oct 2017  10 comments, latest a month ago
With eyes wide open, Mike Pence eagerly auditioned for the role as Donald Trump’s poodle. Now comfortably leashed, he deserves the degradations that he seems too sycophantic to recognize as...

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Halloween 2017 - Pumpkin Trumpkin, Feuding Wives, Maybe Pence and $25 Halloween MAGA Hats... (ibtimes.com)
by Feux Follets in #Trump on 19 Oct 2017  Posted a month ago
In the run up to Halloween, many people are stopping by a house in Carmel, Indiana, to take selfies with a life-size scarecrow dressed like President Donald Trump with a...

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America Is Rich Because White People Populated It - Marc Faber (talkingpointsmemo.com)
by Feux Follets in #Politics on 17 Oct 2017  12 comments, latest a month ago
Swiss investor and frequent business media commentator Marc Faber thinks the U.S. is a rich country because white people, “and not the blacks,” populated America first.The Financial Times was first...

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Attention TPB Et al. - Why Florida insurers could double homeowners' rates (cbsnews.com)
by Feux Follets in #misc on 4 Sep 2017  25 comments, latest 2 months ago
Florida has seen its share of calamities, but an "epidemic of insurance claims" could shove the Sunshine State down a financial sinkhole even before the next hurricane hits.Lawyers and "restoration...

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You want a description of hell? OxyContins 12-hour problem (static.latimes.com)
by Feux Follets in #medicine on 5 May 2016  36 comments, latest 3 months ago
Purdue Pharma launched OxyContin two decades ago with a bold marketing claim: One dose relieves pain for 12 hours, more than twice as long as generic medications. Patients would no...

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9 Dead, many injured in truck "incident" at German Christmas Market (hosted.ap.org)
by Feux Follets in #Germany on 19 Dec 2016  22 comments, latest a year ago
Berlin police say a truck has run into a crowded Christmas market in the center of Berlin killing at least nine people, and causing multiple injuries. Police said on Twitter...

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Trump's victory over Clinton was sealed 40 years ago (cnbc.com)
by Feux Follets in #Politics on 10 Nov 2016  1 comment, latest a year ago
In the afterglow of Donald Trump's historic presidential victory, the Democratic firing squad is already out, looking for someone to blame. It's time to look in the mirror. Despite being...
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