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People say that flying the confederate flag is about heritage and it is not racist. How is that possible given the war was about slavery?
As the racist symbol of an old war comes down, an uprising of ideas reaches the heart of Dixie. Welcome to the new culture war, where it’s better to look and see
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Ever wonder why you get grey hair?
This article was written by Rodney Sinclair from the University of Melbourne , and was originally published at The Conversation . Most of us find our first 'greys' by the time we turn 30, usually at the temples, then later, across the scalp. While...
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I wonder why I grow hair in my ears.
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Huh. That is interesting. What about those that are fake helpful, we've all heard about how some dogs hate the owner's friend who ultimately turns out to be an asshole...
 
BBC reports on a carefully-designed experiment to evaluate if dogs avoid people who they have seen be unhelpful to their owner.  This will come as little surprise to anyone familiar with dogs: dogs do avoid people who have behaved unhelpfully to their owner.  Neat experiment.
Refusing to help a dog's owner means you may get a four-legged, furry cold shoulder in return
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Fifty-four dogs
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How cool is this!
Like many other cephalopods, the California market squid, Doryteuthis opalescens, is able to camouflage itself to blend in with the environment. But researchers have discovered that this milky white and purple squid can also manipulate light to direct its own iridescence in multiple ways. The findings were published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. 
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Hadn't seen this before.  I bet a lot of those people had it drilled home.

I wish more people would.

Sadly I think it won't get better until we all know someone who is dead because of a distracted driver.  Will you be the one to kill someone?  Or will you wait and check your phone later?
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Greek voters appeared to be leaning toward rejecting a bailout deal offered by the country’s creditors two weeks ago, a decision that could redefine the country’s place in Europe and shake the Continent’s financial stability.
While official results were not expected for many hours, early returns, buttressed by telephone polls and the remarks of opposition politicians, suggested that the no vote was likely to prevail. With 20 percent of the vote counted, about 60 percent had voted no, according to the Interior Ministry, which also said it expected that margin to hold up.
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Early returns suggested the no vote was likely to prevail, a rejection that could redefine Greece’s place in Europe and shake the Continent’s financial stability.
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How can a policeman threaten to rape someone and then to release the video of the threatened rape and there is no investigation and sanction on the police involved?

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/opinion/2015/07/04/threatening-rape-is-no-laughing-matter/
Such threats are repulsive and the level of emotional trauma suffered is immeasurable
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the shops selling expensive water after the security check don't mind it...
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Each room should have come with its own open carry license beside the standard bible, damnit!

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Just weeks after the Texas Legislature relaxed open carry laws, a rifle-toting gunman opened fire in a posh downtown Austin hotel.
Just weeks after the Texas Legislature relaxed open carry laws, a rifle-toting gunman opened fire in a posh downtown Austin hotel. Austin. A five-year veteran with the police force shot and killed the unidentified man with a rifle at the downtown hotel who they say fatally shot another person in ...
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+Bill Dezell I completely agree with you. Most tools that I own I only carry when I expect to use them. I frequently have a folding knife or multi-tool with me, and use it nearly every day. Despite it being perfectly legal to do so, I don't think I have ever openly carried my Dewalt battery drill, just to have it in case I needed it. Nor do I carry around my axe, my chainsaw, or my splitting maul. I don't carry a compound bow with broad head arrows around the city just for fun. If I saw someone walk into a hotel toting an axe or bow, I would be pretty suspicious and would keep a close eye on him or her, wondering what he or she was going to use it for. Similarly, I only carry a gun when I am either transporting one to the range or when I am hunting, training my dog, etc. in other words, when I expect to use it. If I saw someone walk into a hotel lobby with an uncased 30-06, I would immediately wonder what they intended to use it for, and would keep a close eye on them, the nearest exit, and the nearest cover capable of protecting me.


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There is an old Taoist story about a student who comes to a master and asks him to teach him. The master invites the student to sit with him and have tea. While they are sitting the master starts to converse with the eager young student. But every time the master starts to explain a point the student would interrupt him and say, "Oh I know that, I do this when that happens, or I don't have that problem because..." Soon the master stopped talking and picked up the teapot. He began pouring tea into the students cup, as the cup filled he continued pouring until the cup overflowed and spilled out. The student shouted "Stop! It is enough my cup is full!" With that the old master smiled and replied, "Yes your cup is full, therefore I can teach you nothing until you empty your cup."

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