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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 4 months ago
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Bay Area house prices up from 2011, 40% of sales financed by jumbo loans (sfgate.com)
by curious2 on 15 Nov 2012  100 comments, latest 7 years ago
"The median price for new and existing houses and condominiums in the region reached $416,000 in the nine-county region in October, DataQuick said. That figure was $13,000 lower than in...

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Parkinson's Disease research (theguardian.com)
by curious2 on 27 Jan 2015  100 comments, latest 4 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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Will the Republicans please now drop their theocratic crusade?
by curious2 on 6 Nov 2012  99 comments, latest 7 years ago
Election results show President Obama got a majority of the popular vote again, in addition to winning the electoral college 300 vs 200. That happened even with an approval rating...

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Islamic attacks continue (reuters.com)
by curious2 on 1 Oct 2017  98 comments, latest 8 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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Charlie Hebdo: cartoon violence continues (france24.com)
by curious2 on 17 Jan 2015  91 comments, latest a year 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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North America wins marriage equality (nytimes.com)
by curious2 on 16 Jun 2015  87 comments, latest 4 years ago
Update June 26: "Gay Marriage Backers Win [USA] Supreme Court Victory." You can read the full decision online via the SCOTUS website. "Mexican Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage" "How Mexico...

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Drought: Feds cut water to Central Valley farmers (sfgate.com)
by curious2 on 22 Feb 2014  81 comments, latest 5 years ago
"growers in a region with the country's most productive soil said the loss of one of their chief water supplies won't be their problem alone: Consumers will be hit hard...

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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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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (cnn.com)
by curious2 on 12 Mar 2014  69 comments, latest 3 years ago
CNN picked up the WSJ report below, then added an update: "Officials dispute report that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 kept flying for hours." AP reports Malaysia's Acting Defense Minister called...

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Why Democrats Lost (realclearpolitics.com)
by curious2 on 7 Nov 2014  67 comments, latest 10 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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killed by large "domesticated" dogs (nydailynews.com)
by curious2 on 16 Dec 2017  62 comments, latest 10 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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National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC) (nationalpopularvote.com)
by curious2 on 21 Mar 2016  61 comments, latest 8 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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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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Romney to announce Ryan as running mate (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
by curious2 on 10 Aug 2012  52 comments, latest 7 years ago
CNN reporting Romney will announce Ryan tomorrow: http://politicalticker.blogs.c

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Thousands flee Philippine city after Islamic rampage (yahoo.com)
by curious2 on 25 May 2017  51 comments, latest 6 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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meat causes cancer (cnn.com)
by curious2 on 26 Oct 2015  48 comments, latest 4 years ago
"CNN: If meat causes cancer, what can we eat? *** The Mediterranean diet -- one heavy on veggies, nuts and fruit, with limits on meat and dairy -- is the...

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Hospital chain allegedly admitted patients fraudulently to make more $$$ (cbsnews.com)
by curious2 on 2 Dec 2012  46 comments, latest 4 years ago
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18 For more than a year, we have been looking into the admission and billing practices of Health Management Associates. It's the fourth largest for-profit hospital chain in the country...

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Equifax says Social Security numbers, birth dates of 143 million consumers may have been exposed (latimes.com)
by curious2 on 7 Sep 2017  43 comments, latest 2 years ago
"Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting firms, announced Thursday that its computer systems had been breached, leading to the unauthorized accessing of Social Security numbers and birth...

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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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Anti-Gay Pastors Illegally Soliciting Underage Boys (queerty.com)
by curious2 on 14 Aug 2018  40 comments, latest a year 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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Con artist scams realtors! (nbcbayarea.com)
by curious2 on 28 Aug 2012  38 comments, latest 7 years ago
“I don’t know what a con artist or a scammer profile would be but she certainly doesn’t fit that profile in my mind,” said Robyn Chan, a licensed San Francisco...

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Why You Should Oppose the SCOTUS nomination of Judge Gorsuch (webcache.googleusercontent.com)
by curious2 on 21 Mar 2017  38 comments, latest 2 years ago
Practically every PatNetter should oppose the nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, though different reasons apply to different people. His record of elevating religion above secular laws might...

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Majority Approve of Travel Ban (morningconsult.com)
by curious2 on 8 Feb 2017  37 comments, latest 3 years ago
Americans approve of Executive Order 13769 by a margin of +17%, 55% for vs 38% against. Two more Executive Orders (freezing regulations and attempting to revoke funding from "sanctuary cities")...

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Scott Adams on Muslim immigration (blog.dilbert.com)
by curious2 on 8 May 2017  37 comments, latest 2 years ago
http://blog.dilbert.com/post/1 "Predicting the average temperature on Earth ten years from now is hard. There are too many variables. But predicting the outcome of immigration policies probably involves far fewer variables....

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FDA to ban most trans fat, after 48 years of warnings (cnn.com)
by curious2 on 16 Jun 2015  36 comments, latest 2 years ago
"FDA orders food manufacturers to stop using trans fat within three years... The government agency said it has made a preliminary determination that a major source of trans fats --...

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Science Friday: Bangladesh bloggers getting murdered (bbc.com)
by curious2 on 7 Aug 2015  36 comments, latest a year 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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Fox "News" is an unhealthy (and ignorant) lifestyle (politicususa.com)
by curious2 on 24 Jul 2014  34 comments, latest 4 years ago
The average life expectancy of Fox News viewers is so short that "Fox News Could Be Facing Extinction...." "Fox News Viewers Know Less Than People Who Don't Watch Any News"...

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Chipped tooth leads to dental odyssey, questions, answers, and results
by curious2 on 16 Aug 2012  32 comments, latest 7 years ago
[Update November 13, 2012: the tooth was fixed two months ago, excellent results, but the billing and coding were frankly dishonest. Other places in SF would have cost even more,...

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The number zero in the 4th century AD (bbc.com)
by curious2 on 15 Sep 2017  31 comments, latest 2 years ago
Carbon dating shows an ancient Indian manuscript has the earliest recorded origin of the zero symbol.The Bakhshali manuscript is now believed to date from the 3rd or 4th Century, making...

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Muslim teenager repeats #Blacklivesmatter 100 times on Stanford application and is accepted (independent.co.uk)
by curious2 on 5 Apr 2017  30 comments, latest 2 years ago
"“Everyone who received your application was inspired by your passion, determination, accomplishments, and heart,” the acceptance letter read. It added: “You are, quite simply, a fantastic match with Stanford. You...

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Dr. Theodore Postol Refutes White House Intelligence Report About Nerve Agent Attack in Syria (globalresearch.ca)
by curious2 on 17 Apr 2017  28 comments, latest 2 years ago
"[T]he document does not provide any evidence whatsoever that the US government has concrete knowledge that the government of Syria was the source of the chemical attack in Khan Shaykhun,...

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Hamburg "horrified" by ''barbaric'' attack (cnn.com)
by curious2 on 29 Jul 2017  27 comments, latest 2 years ago
"Hamburg knife attack suspect known as Islamist but had no terror links *** The 26-year-old man grabbed a long kitchen knife at a supermarket Friday afternoon and stabbed three shoppers,...

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ways to stop the NSA from spying on you (washingtonpost.com)
by curious2 on 11 Jun 2013  26 comments, latest 6 years ago
All free except #3: 1. Browse anonymously with Tor [and upgrade to the latest version] 2. Keep your chats private with OTR 3. Make secure calls with Silent Circle ($120+/yr)...

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Life and Death in Assisted Living (pbs.org)
by curious2 on 12 Sep 2013  26 comments, latest 6 years ago
If you think ordinary real estate companies are bad, watch this: "These three deaths, an alleged sexual assault, and a senior’s disappearance, are among the more than two dozen cases...

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Sugar is 8x more addictive than cocaine (sfgate.com)
by curious2 on 22 May 2014  26 comments, latest 5 years ago
"UCSF's Dr. Robert Lustig explains: "In the (brain's) reward center, sugar stimulates the neurotransmitter dopamine, and dopamine drives reward. But dopamine also down-regulates its own receptor (which generates the reward...

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Most supermarket meat contains antibiotic resistant bacteria (nytimes.com)
by curious2 on 18 Apr 2013  24 comments, latest 4 years ago
"More than half of samples of ground turkey, pork chops and ground beef collected from supermarkets for testing by the federal government contained a bacteria resistant to antibiotics, according to...

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Avoid American Hospitals especially in July (politico.com)
by curious2 on 18 May 2015  24 comments, latest 2 years ago
Every year in teaching hospitals at the start of July, medical students become interns, interns become residents and each successive class of residents moves up a level. These new doctors...

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jokes?
by curious2 on 11 Aug 2018  24 comments, latest a year 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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Foreclosures becoming rentals (nytimes.com)
by curious2 on 2 Apr 2012  22 comments, latest 7 years ago
NY Times reports on private equity investors buying thousands of foreclosures to rent them out (including rent-to-own arrangements): http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04 I don't know if it's a great or terrible investment idea....
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