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So, now we have Republicans trying to blame the Iraq war on bad intelligence, which is legit. But why was it so bad? Because the administration wanted it that way, they forced the production of the report they wanted. 
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Obama descends to being a lying corporatist whore.
 
Obama's dissembling and condescension about the "trade" deal -- in fact, a collection of corporate favors that will be terrible for most of us -- is reaching new depths.
The president’s pushback implies Elizabeth Warren and TPP critics are either lying or stupid. They’re neither
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Well put.
 
This is an excellent, thought-provoking essay -- and I suspect Seth would have agreed with it. 
"But the history of science suggests—and my own 32 years of experience reporting confirms—that even the most accomplished scientists at the most prestigious institutions often make claims that turn out to be erroneous or exaggerated. Scientists succumb to groupthink, political pressures and other pitfalls."
Years ago I was blathering to a science-writing class at Columbia Journalism School about the complexities of covering psychiatric drugs when a student, who as I ...
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Oh noes!
 
OMG how have I never seen this?!
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Damn, finally a laptop I really want! 2550x1700 pixel screen, i7, 16GB ram, 64GB disk! OK, I don't much care about CPU, and would like more disk, but this is a machine I'd really like, that screen, and enough RAM!
 
The new #Chromebook  Pixel is out. Tempting, but still too pricey for my starving grad student budget... Give me 128 GB SSD and make it easy to dual-boot Linux out of the box and we could talk, though...
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A very good, if somewhat rambling essay. Work a read. About disposable vs stewardship, really.
 
Thirty-two steps. To check the power steering fluid. In a car that is well-known to require checking of that fluid on a frequent basis. If you actually need to replace the power steering pump, prepare to enter a new and exciting area of Hell itself.
In a former life as an occasional participant on the fringes of the ol’ illegal street racing, I was a member of an “underground message board” where matches were set up, smack was talked, grammar was tortured, you know the deal, right? The board was well-known for being completely cop/narc-free, largely because the cops didn’t …
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How can I disable the sound for going on and of roaming, or data net work? I'm often in places with poor signal, and it gets annoying. Really made me crazy when camping. I've been able to do this with stock ROMs, why not CM12.1 (on a N4 (mako))?
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Now for a real one!
 
Team of Artists Install a Massive Bust of NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden on a Brooklyn War Monument
A team of artists have installed a massive bust of National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden on top of a pillar at the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument. The bust is four-feet tall and...
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Well said, though still not a great movie.
 
Tank Girl is not a bad movie. It's an amazing movie. I will stand by that to the end. 

http://www.xojane.com/entertainment/tank-girl-is-not-a-terrible-movie
Maybe what the films of today need more of is sheer unbridled misandry.
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Yeah, makes sense.
 
Half live in the tiny blue dots; the other half live in the vast grey area.

If true this is amazing. Part of the political polarization.

http://www.businessinsider.com/half-of-the-united-states-lives-in-these-counties-2013-9
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It is permanently closed, replaced by Snake & Butterfly, which is great!
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