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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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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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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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Pakistan is a terrorist state (scroll.in)
by curious2 on 18 Sep 2016  12 comments, latest a year ago
How India's home minister went from trusting Pakistan to calling it a 'terrorist state'Also, "Saudi Arabia [financed] bin Laden's upkeep...by the Pakistanis. "The Saudis didn't want bin Laden's presence revealed...

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Realtors warn if housing market continues to collapse everyone could afford a house (thebeaverton.com)
by curious2 on 29 May 2018  7 comments, latest a year ago
"After a nearly 30% decline in value, realtors across Toronto are concerned that if the market continues to falter someday in the near future everyone could afford a house.“I don’t...

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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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reply thread
by curious2 on 22 Sep 2015  198 comments, latest 4 months ago
This thread exists to reply to comments made in other threads that the commenter cannot (or chooses not to) post comments in.

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Churchill on Islam (snopes.com)
by curious2 on 26 Jul 2016  15 comments, latest 10 months ago
"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this...

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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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President signs Right to Try legislation (whitehouse.gov)
by curious2 on 30 May 2018  22 comments, latest a year ago
""The “Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Belllina Right to Try Act of 2017” passed Congress on May 22, 2018. The bill amends Federal law to allow certain...

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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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Scott Weiland, 1967-2015
by curious2 on 4 Dec 2015  19 comments, latest 4 years ago

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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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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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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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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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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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Carbon Nanotubes in Human Lungs (news.discovery.com)
by curious2 on 21 Oct 2015  3 comments, latest 4 years ago
"Researchers studying the lungs of young Parisian asthma patients have found evidence that man-made carbon nanotubes are becoming a common air pollutant. Carbon nanotubes are deliberately manufactured in several industries...

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Denmark stops prosecuting blasphemy (theguardian.com)
by curious2 on 13 Mar 2017  12 comments, latest 2 years ago
This post was updated because Denmark repealed its law against blasphemy."DENMARK is one of the least religious countries in the world; a poll has found that barely one in five...

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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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Guess who's claiming Obamacare isn't working? Democrats! (azcentral.com)
by curious2 on 9 Feb 2019  3 comments, latest 6 months ago
"The silent premise behind Medicare for All is that Obamacare has been a bust."PatNet readers may recall Why Democrats Lost. It is the issue that brought me to PatNet. I...

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UnLike/UnDislike feature
by curious2 on 19 Apr 2013  15 comments, latest 4 years ago
At some sites, if you click "Like" or "Dislike" by mistake, you can click it again to "undo" the first click. The suggestion has been made occasionally that PatNet would...

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A Sale of Two Parties (realclearpolitics.com)
by curious2 on 27 Jan 2014  9 comments, latest 6 years ago
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. K Street prospers mightily, as do Rush Limbaugh and Roger Ailes, while most Americans disapprove of the two...

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New research challenges old wisdom on saturated fat (pbs.org)
by curious2 on 18 Mar 2014  20 comments, latest 3 years ago
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb For decades we have been warned of the artery-clogging dangers of saturated fat, found mainly in meat and dairy products. However, a new analysis of more than 70 studies...

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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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CBO: Repealing Individual Mandate Would Save $30B/yr (cbo.gov)
by curious2 on 16 Sep 2015  20 comments, latest 4 years ago
"[E]liminating the requirement that individuals purchase health insurance and associated penalties established by the Affordable Care Act...would reduce the deficit by about $305 billion over the 2015-2025 period. That total...

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Depression therapies overrated (nytimes.com)
by curious2 on 1 Oct 2015  20 comments, latest 4 years ago
"Medical literature has overstated the benefits of talk therapy for depression, in part because studies with poor results have rarely made it into journals, researchers reported Wednesday. *** Doctors have...

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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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Pizza for Pills (abcnews.go.com)
by curious2 on 20 Jun 2016  6 comments, latest 3 years ago
"Rx Pizza: 1 Free Meal Can Sway Doctor Prescribing" For example, the 20x markup for Oxycontin, compared to morphine tablets, can buy a lot of pizza. Ditto the markups for...

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Ralph Stanley, 1927-2016 (npr.org)
by curious2 on 24 Jun 2016  3 comments, latest 3 years ago
"One of the early leaders of bluegrass music, Ralph Stanley, has died at age 89. His death was announced by his grandson Nathan Stanley; Stanley's publicist said in a statement...

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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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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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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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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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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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countries banning full face veils (time.com)
by curious2 on 2 Jun 2018  5 comments, latest a year ago
This post quotes three sites: Time, Reuters, and Business Standard.Time:"Denmark became the latest European country to ban full-face veils on Thursday, effectively outlawing the burqa and niqab worn by some...

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Do you care about what will probably kill you? (cms.gov)
by curious2 on 17 Sep 2018  8 comments, latest a year ago
In the USA, most deaths result from one of the top 3 killers:1) heart disease2) cancer3) iatrogenic (mostly due to medical errors and nosocomial infections)Each of these causes ~20% of...

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Should hospital and school employees be required to get vaccinated against influenza? (cdc.gov)
by curious2 on 11 Feb 2019  6 comments, latest 6 months ago
CDC: "Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season." The latest weekly pediatric mortality report says 28 children have died of influenza so far...

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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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Obamacare question: "balance billing" (online.wsj.com)
by curious2 on 18 Nov 2013  6 comments, latest 6 years ago
I have been trying to "choose" the least bad Obamacare plan, and that process has required me to read more about "balance billing." Although the Obamacare navigators I asked had...

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Lie of the Year: 'If you like your health care plan, you can keep it' (politifact.com)
by curious2 on 14 Dec 2013  15 comments, latest 6 years ago
PolitiFact has named "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it," the Lie of the Year for 2013. Readers in a separate online poll overwhelmingly agreed with...
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