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If you haven't done so - now is the time.
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E tu, Brutus?? Google tracks consumers’ online activities across all products, but users can’t even opt out ?- The Washington Post
Google said Tuesday it will require users to allow the company to follow their activities across e-mail, search, YouTube and other services, a radical shift in strategy.
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I haven't decided if I am okay or upset by this. I mean, I already knew they scanned my emails and targeted ads based on certain words, and I kind of figured that Google knew what I was doing when I was on any of their sites. My initial (still forming) opinion is going to be dependent on what they do w/ the tracked info. If they share it (which FB does and which you can opt out of) then I'll be unhappy. But if they only manage the ads themselves and don't put 3rd parties in the mix, I probably won't get torqued over this.
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To murder an innocent animal to deliver some meaningless message in a small town political race is lowest of the lows. Not a vengeful person, but I hope karma gets the one whose hand delivered the blow.
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Downton Abbey second reason is not only a huge hit, it's just been renewed for another season!

http://m.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/downton-abbey-pbs-ratings-280201
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It's all the rage in the UK because it's BBC's in addition to PBS's production. Set in just after the sinking of the Titanic, pre-war days, this period drama, with its lavish historical detail explores the lives of everyone at a grand estate called Downton, be they Lord or second cook's apprentice. This second season is even better than the first, and has moved chronologically to the second year of the First World War. The actors are primarily British, so is the series' writing. Between all the rich history, gorgeous costumes and superb acting, this has quickly become one of PBS' most widely watched and popular shows ever. In short, yes, I recommend.
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Blessed are those who help the innocents in need.
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Every little bit helps. I'm in - are you?
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Another treasure from Takei. I almost fell out of my chair laughing. Enjoy.
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The animal rescue world is in uproar this morning over this article. Literally the most read article on the entire Slate.com. Here for your reading pleasure.
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Based on the responses to her post one might think adopting is a grueling torture that one is to undertake at one's own peril since it's run by a bunch of crazies. That, in turn, turns people away from even trying. Hence, the rescuing is not as wide-spread as it should be. She celebrates the fact that it's only 4 million animals getting put down versus 20 million before. It's still 4 million of innocent lives that could totally get another chance and don't because of articles like hers! Yes, there are cases where people are turned away and sometimes unfairly, but it's a subjective process, so some rescue people by nature of statistics are overprotective and some will be barking mad, but that doesn't speak for the industry as a whole. Also, such posts/articles are usually published by the petshop owners and puppymill operators with one goal in mind: keeping their business profitable.

P.S. In my four years of fostering, I have personally come into contact with potential adopters you wouldn't trust to hold your groceries, forget about giving them a newly rescued animal. So there is another side to this coin, but the writer didn't even attempt to be balanced in her reporting.
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Sugar is my friend. A very loyal and yummy one.
We blame sugar for adding extra calories to almost anything we purchase in the grocery store, and call sugary snacks "junk food." But is sugar really junk?
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Not sure how true this is, but oh so useful, no?
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The truth comes out. They do it all the time. Humane Society is notorious for doing this. I would rather support a local SPCA and any rescue group than them. They kill and often.
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