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I wish this was fake. General Mills says that by using a coupon, engaging with them through any social media, or even just buying their product at the supermarket you are entering in to a binding contract that forbids any legal remedy through the courts for disputes. Only arbitration can be used. By their argument this post waives my right to sue them in the future should they cause me harm.

This is the fallout from the 2011 SCOTUS case AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion. The court ruled that the Federal Arbitration Act of 1925 preempts state laws that prohibit contracts from disallowing class action lawsuits. Since then every company in the US has been updating it's contracts to forbid lawsuits for any dispute (not just Class actions).
This was at least done with a contract that you had the ability to read ahead of time. General Mills is saying if you click the "Like" button on FB you give up your right to sue them for any reason.
Well I guess we had a nice run at being a Democracy and a First World nation. With Congress and SCOTUS firmly in the pockets of big business this is not gonna change. Wonder how long we can last as a Third World Oligarchy before we have an "American Spring"?

#generalmills #generalmillscereals #scotus #scotussucks #congress #congresssucks #cherrios  
The food company General Mills added language to its website to alert customers that they cannot take legal action against the company if they download coupons, enter a contest or connect with it in other ways.
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"Yeah, bitch! Magnets!"

Navy is testing a railgun that shoots a 23lb projectile at Mach 7 (~5,328mph)!!! Just watch the video. There are no explosives involved despite what the flame coming out of the barrel would make you think.

(Quick Physics Lesson) The projectile is moving so fast that it compresses the air in front on it, thereby raises its temperature, to a degree sufficient to cause the oxygen in the air to spontaneously combust.
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In honor of our Biannual Madness.  Could we please just split the difference, move the clock 30 minutes forward and stop doing this shit already.
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Fragile X syndrome: Trigger for most common form of intellectual disability and autism uncovered.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140227142605.htm

They also have a treatment that worked in mice. The treatment only works if given in the first 11 weeks after conception. But it's a start.
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So some slimeball in Washington slipped a clause into this years farm bill that removed the statute of limitations on debt collections if the debt is owed to the government.  The previous limit was 10 years.  Since many of the alleged debtors are dead, the IRS is taking the tax refunds of the surviving children. 

Children should never be responsible to pay a parents debt. 

But this story has taught me one lesson.  Keep you Tax/Social Security paperwork forever.  Don't follow the advice on the IRS website to only keep the last 3 years.  Some of the debts they are collecting on are more than 30 years old!!
The Treasury has intercepted millions in tax refunds, often without notice or proof that money is owed.
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GOG is adding linux support.  Sweet!  They're targeting the Ubuntu/Mint distros just like Steam did.  This should mean running GOG games on Steam OS should work.  
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Learn about Jury Nullification.  I'd put this in the category of "Videos Everyone Should Watch" along with the "Don't talk to the Police" video that explains your Fifth Amendment Rights. 

Fifth Amendment Video if you have not seen it yet. Dont Talk to Police
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