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Are These the Hills You Want to Die On? - Amanda Marcotte has an interesting entry up about comics editor, Janelle Asselin, who had the temerity to point out that maybe giving a teen girl comics character the body of a porn star* wasn’t such a great idea.  This was received as well as you might imagine in the geek community. Male geeks everywhere were […] http://ow.ly/2FQ0qB
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Passover in the Confederacy - Interesting stuff on Jewish practice in the Confederacy: For many American Jews today, particularly those descended from immigrants coming through Northeast corridors in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the idea that Confederate Jews fought on the side of slavery offends their entire worldview, rooted so deeply in social justice. Even the idea of […] http://ow.ly/2FPubp
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Chicken Production and Workplace Dangers - I strongly recommend Michele Simon’s article on Tyson Foods and the USDA have pushed forward drastic increases in chicken production line speeds that would increase the profits of meat companies at the cots of workers’ lives: But let’s back up a bit. As Mother Jones magazine explained last year, “Currently, each factory-scale slaughterhouse has four […] http://ow.ly/2FOldS
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Down with ICBMs! - Some nukey thoughts at War is Boring: America’s nuclear weapons are getting old. More to the point, the submarines, rockets and planes that deliver the nukes are rusting away. Designed during the Cold War, all three legs of the sea-, air-, and land-based nuclear “triad” need replacement fairly soon. The means spending potentially hundreds of […] http://ow.ly/2FNT7v
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Put the Wage Thieves in Prison - Catherine Rampell is speaking smartly in her angry column on the systematic wage theft that goes on in fast food and other low wage industries: Take Ashley Cathey, 25, a six-year McDonald’s employee who participated in a national one-day strike last December. A couple of months later, she got a 25-cent raise, to $8 an hour […] http://ow.ly/2FNHPw
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I Believe the Children are the Future - On the decline of golf among young people, a sport I dislike not only on aesthetic grounds, but on class, racial, urban planning, and environmental grounds. http://ow.ly/2FPxyx
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Will the Supreme Court Protect Polluters from Lawsuits - The answer is probably yes. There should be no statute of limitations on health claims. Just because a cancer might not develop for a twenty years doesn’t mean it’s not related to toxic exposure. http://ow.ly/2FOrut
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Friday Creature Feature - Meet Dimetrodon, a meat-eating reptile from the Permian period. A typical Dimetrodon was around 11 feet long and had a big sail on its on back it may have used for temperature regulation and/or display. I find these guys interesting because I’d always thought evolution followed this simple line that went reptile—->mammal. I didn’t know […] http://ow.ly/2FNZqF
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Rent - Now that the plutocrats are creating a new bubble based upon exploiting renters, the price to rent has exploded, with renters spending 19% more of their income to put a roof over their heads than they did between 1985-2000. http://ow.ly/2FNBKf
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