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Pediatrician: Vaccinate Your Kids—Or Get Out of My Office

Russell Saunders, a pediatrician in New England, writing at The Daily Beast: Declining vaccines is, at best, misguided. But of course those inclined to refuse them don’t agree with me, and I’m not going to try to change their minds. I’ve had too many of that kind of conversation over the years to hold out […]

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Penn on Daylight Savings Time

I couldn’t agree more with Penn’s conclusion: Now, I meet people, you know this, I have met people–Matt Donnelly–who believe in Chiropractors. I have met people who believe in circumcision. I have met people, I have met them personally, who are anti-vaccination. I have met people that believe in a supreme being–omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent–who cares […]

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WSJ: NSA Monitoring Includes Three Major Phone Companies, as Well as Online Activity

Honestly, I don’t know why so many people are getting so upset about this. Let me rephrase that: I honestly don’t know why so many people are just now getting so upset about this! Unless you’ve been practicing willful ignorance — for political or other reasons — then you’ve known full well about (or at […]

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HP introduces new Apple iMac

Matthew Panzarino writing at The Next Web: The Spectre One desktop, which was released in a PR flood at midnight last night, looks like absolutely nothing other than a complete clone of Apple’s iMac. Note that even the keyboard and touchpad are nearly complete clones of Apple’s offerings. This is just a sad day for […]

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The Obama GITMO myth

Glenn Greenwald writing at Salon.com: New vindictive restrictions on detainees highlights the falsity of Obama defenders regarding closing the camp During the Bush years, the plight of these detainees was a major source of political controversy, but under Obama, it is now almost entirely forgotten. On those rare occasions when it is raised, Obama defenders […]

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The Assassination of Clint Eastwood by the Coward Mitt Romney

Tom Scocca writing at Slate: Is there anyone this campaign won’t sell out? The Mitt Romney campaign had two things to convey about the candidate at the Republican convention: his steadfast likability as a human being, and his hyper-competence as an executive. Whatever progress they made on either front was gone by Friday afternoon, as […]

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Johnson campaign has had enough of Republican ballot shenanigans

Karl Dickey writing at Observer.com: With word Friday that a challenge has been lodged in Ohio to try to remove Libertarian Party presidential candidate and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson’s name from the November ballot in Ohio, a senior advisor to Johnson’s campaign is charging that the national Republican Party is mounting a concerted […]

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Bill Nye, the Science Guy, Death Hoax

via Gossip Cop: Bill Nye is the latest victim of a death hoax. The sick rumor was started on Twitter late Sunday until a “R.I.P. Bill Nye The Science Guy” topic began trending, which in turn spawned thousands of messages mourning his supposed death. It is 100% false. Nye is NOT dead. Funny thing is […]

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Daylight Savings Time is Senseless

I understand and appreciate its historical significance during the WWI and WWII eras, but the practicalities that necessitated it during those bygone days haven’t existed for at least two generations. Plus, it’s backwards: why move the clock forward at the point of the year when the days are naturally “growing longer”? I can’t help but […]

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My take on the whole Mac Defender brouhaha

What strikes me as most ironic about this whole story is that it disproves the very premise upon which all the hoopla is based. The whole premise is that smug Mac users–and we are all smug, after all–are in for a rude awakening for ignorantly believing their system of choice is impervious to attack. We’ve […]

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