Feux Follets

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Forcing kid to masturbate for cops in sexting case was wrong, court finds (arstechnica.com)
by Feux Follets on 7 Dec 2017  7 comments, latest 6 months ago
federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in favor of a Virginia man who, as a teen, was once ordered by a lower court to be photographed while masturbating in the presence...

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Taking a second look at the learn-to-code craze (theconversation.com)
by Feux Follets on 7 Dec 2017  25 comments, latest a month ago
Over the past five years, the idea that computer programming – or “coding” – is the key to the future for both children and adults alike has become received wisdom...

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How Defective Guns Became the Only Product That Can’t Be Recalled (bloomberg.com)
by Feux Follets on 1 Mar 2018  10 comments, latest 3 months ago
The simple answer is that no government entity has the power to police defective firearms or ammunition in America—or even force gunmakers to warn consumers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission...

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You want a description of hell? OxyContins 12-hour problem (static.latimes.com)
by Feux Follets on 5 May 2016  48 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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Flying Under the Radar or In Case You Missed It on the News (finance.yahoo.com)
by Feux Follets on 8 Mar 2018  41 comments, latest 15 hours ago
Looking past the rhetoric and campaign promises here are a few things flying under the radar on the way to make America great again.AP Exclusive: Transport safety rules sidelined under...

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What caused FIU’s bridge to fall? More clues come to light. This is the "to inform" and "to educate" thread on the subject. (miamiherald.com)
by Feux Follets on 18 Mar 2018  32 comments, latest 19 days ago
Well written article on the failure, technical but not over the top for anyone. If tightening support cables caused Florida International University’s signature new pedestrian bridge to collapse, as Sen....

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Trump's victory over Clinton was sealed 40 years ago (cnbc.com)
by Feux Follets on 10 Nov 2016  1 comment, latest 2 years 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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Alabama Church Comparing Roy Moore To Jesus ! (yahoo.com)
by Feux Follets on 7 Dec 2017  6 comments, latest 6 months ago
An Alabama church is coming under fire for a sign on its billboard that compared Roy Moore, the state’s controversial Republican Senate candidate, to Jesus.Last week, the sign at Living...

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The 12 Worst Ideas Organized Religion Has Unleashed On the World (alternet.org)
by Feux Follets on 4 May 2018  45 comments, latest 12 days ago
These dubious concepts advocate conflict, cruelty and suffering.Some of humanity’s technological innovations are things we would have been better off without: the medieval rack, the atomic bomb and powdered lead...

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Programmers are having a huge debate over whether they should be required to behave respectfully to each other (businessinsider.com)
by Feux Follets on 7 May 2018  37 comments, latest 18 days ago
A programmer publicly quit a large and popular open-source project earlier this week.•His reason? He was opposed to the project having a Community Code of Conduct that insists all people...

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The art of breaking a deal (atimes.com)
by Feux Follets on 9 May 2018  27 comments, latest 17 days ago
Breaking the unwritten rules of global diplomacy, the Trump administration is now in violation of the multilateral Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or in plain language the Iran nuclear deal....

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This Map Shows China’s Hilarious Stereotypes of Europe (foreignpolicy.com)
by Feux Follets on 5 Mar 2018  1 comment, latest 3 months ago
According to Chinese web users, Italy is weak, Bulgaria is milk-fed, and Lithuania is suicidal.What’s with the British habit of wearing wigs? And why are they so fond of talking...

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Daily Mail on Europe's Open Borders (dailymail.co.uk)
by Feux Follets on 17 Nov 2015  1 comment, latest 3 years ago
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new

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Words you need to know to avoid getting fleeced by Wall Street (marketwatch.com)
by Feux Follets on 20 Nov 2015  4 comments, latest 3 years ago
BIG PRODUCER, n. A stockbroker or insurance agent who produces big commissions. The term is erroneous, however: The broker or agent doesn’t produce the commissions. It is his clients who...

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So, You Think You’re A Patriot, Huh? (erikrittenberry.wordpress.com)
by Feux Follets on 29 Oct 2017  6 comments, latest 7 months 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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Wolf Puppies Are Adorable. Then Comes the Call of the Wild. (nytimes.com)
by Feux Follets on 1 Nov 2017  8 comments, latest 7 months 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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Don't Want a Robot to Replace You? Study Tolstoy. (ineteconomics.org)
by Feux Follets on 22 Feb 2018  8 comments, latest 3 months ago
Economist Morton Schapiro, president of Northwestern University, and his colleague, literary critic and Slavic studies scholar Saul Morson, argue that—contrary to popular belief—studying the humanities is the key to not...

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Why Working on the Railroad Comes With a $25,000 Signing Bonus
by Feux Follets on 23 Apr 2018  8 comments, latest a month ago
Railroad workers are being offered signing bonuses of up to $25,000 to join BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Corp. as the freight railroads struggle to fill jobs in a historically...

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The Corporate Plan to Groom U.S. Kids for Servitude by Wiping Out Public Schools (ineteconomics.org)
by Feux Follets on 22 Apr 2018  6 comments, latest a month ago
Training first-world children for a third-world life.It was the strike heard ‘round the country.West Virginia’s public school teachers had endured years of low pay, inadequate insurance, giant class sizes, and...

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A New Type Of Poverty Is Crushing The Middle Class (uschnews.com)
by Feux Follets on 30 Apr 2018  30 comments, latest 17 days ago
As if the current global monetary system didn’t put the middle-class at a structural disadvantage versus the wealthy, by taxing them disproportionately with inflation, encouraging dissaving and taxing labor (ordinary...
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