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October 29th, 2014 - 7:33 pm § in Misc.

How To Get Stuck Paying Support For A Child Who Isn’t Yours

It’s really important you understand our legal system exists to settle disputes, not treat people fairly. While courts don’t go out of their way to be unfair, they have other priorities that may supersede commonly held notions of fairness and justice. A case in point: A Michigan judge re[...]

October 29th, 2014 - 6:23 pm § in Misc.

Online Dating Site Operator Nailed For Deceptive Business Practices

I don’t know what it is about business (the profits?) that attracts society’s worst people, but today we have another lurid example of a dishonest business operator ripping off his customers. CBS News reports the FTC fined an online dating site entrepreneur over $600,000 and forced him t[...]

October 29th, 2014 - 5:07 pm § in Misc.

Dr. Strangebug: How I Learned To Love The Bomb And Live On Bugs

Someday, when 25 billion of us are packed on this rock floating in space, the seas have been denuded of fish, and all the arable land is being used to grow corn and sugarcane to make ethanol fuel for our vehicles, we may have to live on insects. The Seattle Weekly just did an article […][...]

October 29th, 2014 - 1:50 pm § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

Sex, Sexism and Soccer

Ladies football not ‘sexy’ enough for the media One paragraph with the match result – that’s what a well-known news agency devoted to the Euro 2013 semi-final between Germany and Sweden. The Local’s Patrick Reilly looks at why the women’s game doesn’t get th[...]

October 29th, 2014 - 11:31 am § in America, Misc.

The Ebola Hysteria Demonstrates How Gullible Americans Are

There have been less than a dozen Ebola cases in the U.S., all of them imported from Africa, and except for one guy who was misdiagnosed and sent home, the survival rate is 100% for patients treated by the U.S. health care system. I’m not a doctor, but from what I’ve read, Ebola gets tra[...]

October 29th, 2014 - 9:42 am § in America, Science

HALLOWEEN: The GOP’s Scientist Shortage

Republican candidates used to deny climate change, but as that meme becomes harder to sustain (all you have to do is look around you), they’ve shifted gears from drive to neutral and are trying to coast over the issue. When pressed, many now resort to the noncommittal expression, “I̵[...]