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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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US life expectancy falls for third year in a row (2015-2017) (bmj.com)
by curious2 on 11 Mar 2019  3 comments, latest 5 months ago
"Life expectancy at birth in the United States fell again in 2017 for the third year running, the longest sustained decline since 1915-18, when the first world war and the...

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Yet another Muslim turns traitor for Islam (heavy.com)
by curious2 on 13 Feb 2019  4 comments, latest 6 months ago
How many of these betrayals will it take until we see that Islam itself is the problem?"Monica Elfriede Witt defected to Iran in 2013 and federal authorities say she helped...

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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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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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"Trump fooled Saudis into tanking crude prices" (cnbc.com)
by curious2 on 15 Nov 2018  3 comments, latest 9 months ago
The article goes on to say he fooled Russia, too."The Russians and the Saudis in particular ramped up production, ramped up exports ahead of what was supposed to be severe...

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MLP GLP for IRA? (seekingalpha.com)
by curious2 on 29 Oct 2018  Posted 10 months ago
Seeking Alpha, which seems to have a bad record at recommendations, is recommending MLP GLP:https://seekingalpha.com/a I wonder about it for an IRA. Any thoughts?#investing

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Google+ shutting down after data leak affecting 500,000 users (arstechnica.com)
by curious2 on 8 Oct 2018  4 comments, latest 10 months ago
"Google exposed the private details of almost 500,000 Google+ users and then opted not to report the lapse, in part out of concern disclosure would trigger regulatory scrutiny and reputational...

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Trump says Saudi King wouldn't last 'two weeks' without US support (cnn.com)
by curious2 on 3 Oct 2018  4 comments, latest a year ago
"US President Donald Trump told supporters Tuesday that Saudi Arabia and its King would not last "two weeks" in power without American military support and appeared to call on the...

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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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INTCoachRplyWnd120
by curious2 on 14 Sep 2018  Posted a year ago
Does anyone know what this "Application" is?

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Et tu, Texas? (bustle.com)
by curious2 on 18 Aug 2018  9 comments, latest a year ago
"Texas Doctor Raped A Patient Who Was Heavily Sedated & Won't Go To Jail For It***A jury sentenced Dr. Shafeeq Sheikh to 10 years of probation and a $10,000 fine...

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climate change, geo-engineering (phys.org)
by curious2 on 14 Aug 2018  20 comments, latest 6 months ago
"Scientists have found a rapid way of producing magnesite, a mineral which stores carbon dioxide. If this can be developed to an industrial scale, it opens the door to removing...

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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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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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commerce secretary reportedly stole $120 million (thinkprogress.org)
by curious2 on 8 Aug 2018  5 comments, latest a year ago
"An investigation by Forbes’ Dan Alexander found that Ross stole and siphoned millions of dollars in assets from his business associates. Alexander’s conclusion: “all told, these allegations — which sparked...

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NewAmerica.org (nytimes.com)
by curious2 on 8 Aug 2018  10 comments, latest 10 months ago
PatNet has already a few comments mentioning "New America" or NewAmerica.org, but the topic warrants its own thread."The New America Foundation has received more than $21 million from Google; its...

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"Coming to Spain was the worst thing I ever did" (france24.com)
by curious2 on 19 Jul 2018  2 comments, latest a year ago
"Spain's south-western Huelva region is known around the world for its strawberries. The fruit-picking season lasts three months and attracts workers from Eastern Europe and Morocco. But recently, Moroccan women...

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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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Nigeria: Muslims murder 86 Christians, burn 50 houses (jihadwatch.org)
by curious2 on 26 Jun 2018  2 comments, latest a year ago
"In the first paragraph, we learn that there were “attacks.” In the second paragraph, we learn that the attacks were carried out by “armed herdsmen.” In the fourth paragraph, we...

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Avicii, 1989-2018 (theguardian.com)
by curious2 on 12 Jun 2018  3 comments, latest a year ago
"Private funeral held for Avicii in Stockholm ***In an open letter published several days after his death, the DJ’s family said he “wanted peace” and “could not go on any...

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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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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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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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Married to a Muslim who joined ISIL (ibtimes.com)
by curious2 on 19 Apr 2018  12 comments, latest a year ago
"Four years ago, 32-year-old Sam Sally left her hometown in Indiana for a vacation in Turkey.***During the trip, Sally claims her husband, Moussa, duped her and her children...into joining Islamic...

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opioids (cnn.com)
by curious2 on 12 Mar 2018  12 comments, latest 5 months ago
"CNN and researchers at Harvard University found that opioid manufacturers are paying physicians huge sums of money -- and the more opioids a doctor prescribes, the more money he or...

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Ben Barres, 1954-2017 (med.stanford.edu)
by curious2 on 28 Dec 2017  3 comments, latest 2 years ago
"Acclaimed Stanford neuroscientist Ben Barres, MD, PhD, died on Dec. 27, 20 months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He was 63.Barres’ path-breaking discoveries of the crucial roles played by...

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U.S. Life Expectancy Fell Again in 2016 (npr.org)
by curious2 on 20 Dec 2017  6 comments, latest 2 years ago
"Life expectancy in the U.S. fell for the second year in a row in 2016.... Life expectancy hasn't fallen two years in a row in the U.S. since the early...

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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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Exorcisms now available in English (newsweek.com)
by curious2 on 26 Oct 2017  2 comments, latest 2 years ago
"U.S. Catholic Bishops Have Just Translated Prayers to Cast Out Demons Into English for the First Time***The actual rite of exorcism involves prayers in which the priest demands that the...

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WiFi security update (wi-fi.org)
by curious2 on 16 Oct 2017  5 comments, latest 2 years ago
"Recently published research identified vulnerabilities in some Wi-Fi devices where those devices reinstall network encryption keys under certain conditions, disabling replay protection and significantly reducing the security of encryption. This...

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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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Emmy vs "Islamophobia" (hollywood.com)
by curious2 on 18 Sep 2017  Posted 2 years ago
"Actor Riz Ahmed became the first-ever Muslim actor to win an acting Emmy on Sunday (17Sep17) night.The London-born actor, who is of British-Pakistani origin, beat Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert De Niro,...

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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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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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Myanmar: Muslim insurgents attack 30 police posts (reuters.com)
by curious2 on 25 Aug 2017  4 comments, latest 2 years ago
"Muslim militants in Myanmar staged a coordinated attack on 30 police posts and an army base in Rakhine state on Friday, and at least 59 of the insurgents and 12...

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Islamic violence spreads to Finland (heavy.com)
by curious2 on 18 Aug 2017  7 comments, latest 2 years ago
"A knife attack carried out in Turku, Finland has people wounded in the city center with footage of an attacker yelling, “Allahu Akbar!” The cry means “God is the greatest”...

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Beverly Hillbillies house asking $350 million (businessinsider.com)
by curious2 on 8 Aug 2017  1 comment, latest 2 years ago
"The home of late Univision chairman Jerrold Perenchio has hit the market for $350 million. The Sumner Spaulding-designed estate, which is known as "Chartwell," comprises more than 10 acres in...

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Folding Houses (digitaltrends.com)
by curious2 on 3 Aug 2017  Posted 2 years ago
"Ten Fold Engineering, a United Kingdom-based company, has developed a modular, self-deploying structure that can transform from a truck-sized block to a fully functioning building in less than ten minutes....

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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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DoJ charges 412 in $1.3 billion medical fraud (washingtonpost.com)
by curious2 on 13 Jul 2017  6 comments, latest 2 years ago
"The Justice Department on Thursday announced charges against 412 people for $1.3 billion in health-care fraud, the largest such takedown in U.S. history. *** Many of the charges were related...
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