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Florida: where killing unarmed teenagers is fine, but sex on a beach lands you 15 years in prison.

"Both...will now have to register as sex offenders....The state will ask for jail time for Alvarez and prison time for Caballero. Dafonseca said due to Caballero being out of prison less than three years before committing another felony, he's looking at serving the maximum time of 15 years."
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It's good to see that my strict policy of never, ever reading the New York Times continues to pay dividends.

"The Times can’t simply write a lifestyle story about Jeb’s diet and exercise and leave it at that, though. It has to throw in the political dimension, and it does so in spectacular fashion:

>>The rigid abstemiousness runs the risk of putting him at a dietary distance from an American electorate that still binges on carbohydrates and, after eight years of a tea-sipping president, craves a relatable eater-in-chief.<<"
The New York Times is very concerned that newly skinny Jeb Bush will be unable to relate to Fat America
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And this is why the death penalty is a terrible idea.
Forensic hair matches were overstated in many cases heard before 2000, including those of 32 defendants sentenced to death, the FBI and the Justice Department acknowledged after a review.
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This is also why having forensic labs run by an interested party in a non-blind manner is a terrible idea.
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The most impressive bodypainting work you've ever seen.
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" Baby stingrays look like raviolis  [sic] stuffed with tiny damned souls "

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"You can drink a whole quart of [Roundup] and it won't hurt you."
"You'd like to drink some? We have some here."
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Actually, most mouthwash is dangerous if consumed (a few drops wont hurt). You will likely get sick if you drink a quart of it, and there is a decent chance that you will suffer permanent damage or death. (it depends on the brand and type of mouthwash of course though.)
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Katmandu was an intensely ornate city that is easily damaged. The carvings, details, public spaces were glorious. My heart goes out to its citizens who suffer with their city. As you can see from these images I took in 1976, the medieval town has been delicate for decades. Loosely stacked bricks are everywhere. One can also see what splendid art has been lost. Not all has been destroyed, and I am sure the Nepalis will rebuild as they have in the past. Still, the earthquake shook more than just buildings. 

If you look carefully you may notice something unusual about these photos. They show no cars, pedicabs, or even bicycles. At the time I took these images, Katmandu was an entirely pedestrian city. Everyone walked everywhere. Part of why I loved it. That has not been true for decades, so this is something else that was lost long ago. Also missing back then was signage. There are few signs for stores, or the typical wordage you would see in any urban landscape today. Katmandu today is much more modern, much more livable, or at least it was. 

Blessings on you, Katmandu!
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Dear Lazy+, I thoroughly enjoyed Barbara Tuchman's "The Guns of August", but it covers only the first month of the war. Does anyone know of a book that does a comparable job of explaining the rest of World War I?
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FWIW, I recently bought "The First World War", by John Keegan, on recommendations. I haven't read it yet, though.
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#TIL  Jello Biafra and I get our hair cut at the same place.
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Do you think he tips better?
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Girl Scouts are opening a troop at a gay pride center in Salt Lake City that officials say will welcome transgender youth and children from LGBT families. In an era where the Girl Scouts of the USA has struggled with declining membership and recruiting enough adult volunteers, the idea was conceived by a Utah staffer who helps create troops outside the typical scouting mold.
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One hundred fifty years ago, in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, Ulysses S. Grant won the Civil War.* His chief opponent, Gen. Robert E. Lee of the Confederate States, had surrendered, all but ending the rebellion that claimed hundreds of thousands of lives but freed millions more. But this was just...
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I had no idea Grant wasn't considered a national hero.
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