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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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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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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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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This post was updated because Denmark repealed its law against blasphemy."DENMARK is one of the least religious countries in the world; a poll has found that barely one in five...

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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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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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Syria: U.S.-led coalition kills another 35+ civilians (abcnews.go.com)
by curious2 on 29 May 2017  11 comments, latest 2 years ago
A fresh wave of airstrikes in eastern Syria killed at least 35 civilians including women and children, state media and a monitoring group reported Friday, as the U.N. human rights...

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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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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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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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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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John Walker on Islam (fourmilab.ch)
by curious2 on 9 May 2017  14 comments, latest 2 years ago
John Walker [Fourmilab Switzerland...founder of Autodesk, Inc. and co-author of AutoCAD] "Clash of Ideologies: Communism, Islam, and the West *** Islam, if taken literally as defined in the Koran, the...

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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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How & when will autonomous cars and construction affect housing and land prices?
by curious2 on 3 Mar 2017  15 comments, latest 2 years ago
PatNet has multiple threads regarding 3D printed housing and robotic construction, and recycling concrete. Concrete is now a better material than ever before, since the secrets of ancient Roman concrete...

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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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"Pence: The servile schemer who would be president" (bostonglobe.com)
by curious2 on 7 Jul 2017  9 comments, latest 2 years ago
Something to consider when Democrats demand replacing President Trump with the current VP: "ON THE EVIDENCE of a lifetime, America’s vice president is not a complex man. Instead he is...

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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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Widow vs Guantanamo prisoner (abcnews.go.com)
by curious2 on 4 Jul 2017  Posted 2 years ago
"The Canadian-born Khadr was 15 when he was captured by U.S. troops following a firefight at a suspected al-Qaida compound in Afghanistan that resulted in the death of an American...

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"Progressive Democrats" for Pence (sfgate.com)
by curious2 on 3 Jul 2017  4 comments, latest 2 years ago
"Thousands march in SF *** The march was organized by several organizations, including Progressive Democrats of America....Like-minded 6-year-old Ian Lee of San Francisco wore a Captain America T-shirt and toted...

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Frenchwoman spared jail after smuggling three Iranians to UK (telegraph.co.uk)
by curious2 on 28 Jun 2017  1 comment, latest 2 years ago
"Frenchwoman who helped her Iranian boyfriend sneak into Britain by boat was found guilty Tuesday of illegally assisting migrants but spared punishment after arguing she acted out of love. Beatrice...

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Ransomware (npr.org)
by curious2 on 27 Jun 2017  14 comments, latest 2 years ago
"Ransomware hit at least six countries Tuesday, including Ukraine, where it was blamed for a large and coordinated attack on key parts of the nation's infrastructure, from government agencies and...

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"Muslim world plan against blasphemous content" (dawn.com)
by curious2 on 29 Mar 2017  4 comments, latest 2 years ago
Founded by the principal founder of Pakistan, Dawn remains the largest English language newspaper in Pakistan: "[T]he minister and the ambassadors...resolved that legal options would be exercised and courts in...

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2018: A 3D printed house in only 5 days (3dprintingindustry.com)
by curious2 on 25 Jun 2017  1 comment, latest 2 years ago
"Contour Crafting begins manufacture of 3D printer for construction *** Contour Crafting has already taken several orders for their 3D printers, the first are expected to ship in early 2018....

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Best drinking glass? (thesweethome.com)
by curious2 on 20 Jun 2017  3 comments, latest 2 years ago
I've been reading about everyday glassware, comparing materials, especially borosilicate and tempered glassware. This article seems very thorough, but do PatNetters have other thoughts?

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FB Exposed Moderators' Identities to Terrorists (theguardian.com)
by curious2 on 16 Jun 2017  2 comments, latest 2 years ago
""A security lapse that affected more than 1,000 workers forced one moderator into hiding – and he still lives in constant fear for his safety *** The security lapse affected...

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Trump Amends His Travel Ban and Weakens His Legal Argument for It (motherjones.com)
by curious2 on 16 Jun 2017  2 comments, latest 2 years ago
"Two federal district courts and two appeals courts have blocked the main provision of the president’s executive order, which bans entry to the United States for people from Iran, Libya,...

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Smut is good for you (nbcnews.com)
by curious2 on 31 May 2017  10 comments, latest 2 years ago
"For years, scientists have assumed that huitlacoche (WEET-LA-KO-CHEE) — a gnarly, gray-black corn fungus long-savored in Mexico — had nutritional values similar to those of the corn on which it...

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Somali Muslim anti-vaxxers cause measles outbreak in MN (abcnews.go.com)
by curious2 on 11 May 2017  1 comment, latest 2 years ago
"While the overall vaccination compliance rate for Minnesota kindergartners is around 90 percent, it is only about 40 percent in the Somali community, according to Kris Ehresmann, director for infectious...

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MN racist threat hoax (startribune.com)
by curious2 on 11 May 2017  1 comment, latest 2 years ago
"A racist threat against a St. Olaf student that touched off campuswide protests and forced the college to cancel classes earlier this month was a hoax, the school revealed Wednesday....

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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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Trump soft on Saudi Arabia? (politico.com)
by curious2 on 4 May 2017  5 comments, latest 2 years ago
"He used to trash the kingdom, but now the president is making it his first foreign stop. *** President Donald Trump has said that Saudi Arabia “blew up the World...

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sugary and diet drinks correlate with accelerated brain aging (sciencedaily.com)
by curious2 on 23 Apr 2017  19 comments, latest 2 years ago
"excess sugar -- especially the fructose in sugary drinks -- might damage your brain [and] people who drank diet soda daily were almost three times as likely to develop stroke...

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Duffel Blog: cruise missile strike in Syria (duffelblog.com)
by curious2 on 20 Apr 2017  3 comments, latest 2 years ago
"WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump ordered a Tomahawk cruise military strike against one of the 3,297 factions currently fighting in the Syrian civil war, sources confirmed today. Just days after...

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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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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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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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ABC: When We Rise (abcallaccess.com)
by curious2 on 21 Feb 2017  11 comments, latest 2 years ago
This coming Monday and Wednesday-Friday, ABC will broadcast probably the best documentary miniseries I have ever seen: February 27 (Monday), 9pm-11pm March 1-3 (Wednesday), 9pm-11pm It is truly amazing to...

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Virginia judge backs Trump on travel ban (secure.politico.com)
by curious2 on 24 Mar 2017  Posted 2 years ago
"A federal judge in Virginia has affirmed President Donald Trump's authority to issue his revised travel ban executive order, although key parts of the directive remain blocked due to rulings...
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