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Chinese Soil pollution
The Chinese admit that close to 20% of their soil is heavily polluted. How many times do the Chinese have to prove that the
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Automation
This was inspired by D6fer's Cocoon post and a comment by ALIENated on said post. I felt that D6fer was discussing two seperate issues and this one deserved it's own (which is in its own right two issues. AI is not the same as automation.) So w
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When warning is not heeded
In 2012 there was a warning in both DC and virginia that a powerful type of herion was being sold in both places. Three young people from the age of 17 to 22 went looking for the dealer who had a history of selling the best form of herion, within
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last by sean_renaud about 23 hours ago
The cost of raising the Minimum Wage
If the Democrats get their way and raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour (which still sounds unlikely. Between Republican strength and stubbornness and Democrat weakness and willingness to capitulate the best I think we can hope for is 9.00 after ne
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Americans working longer and older
Staying in the workforce longer. The reasons listed are all various versions of financial reasons. They need money
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last by sean_renaud 1 day ago
Another Thursday down
You know that point where you have enough cleaning to do where everything else is absolutley fascinating? Yeah - I'm there. All I had planned to take care of was to get rid of the old clothes and I can't even manage to do that. The laziness has complete
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last by one_wired_kitty 1 day ago
The US is an oligarchy, study concludes
According to research done by Princeton and Northwestern universities, it is suggested that the US political system serves special interests instead of voters. The US government is ruled by those of the rich and powerful. The study “&hellip
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last by sean_renaud about 2 hours ago
Turn the other cheek
It's nearly unheard of that you hear about anybody in real life turning the other cheek. Here's a real life example though of a
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last by wombat 1 day ago
Seriously a Confederate Flag?
Okay first things first, it's important to remember that students have any right to freedom of speech, school grounds and school events are controlled for starters by states who technically have no obligation to obey the Constitution. Usually the Court
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Somedays it sucks being the little guy
Even if you get paid 118k In general I'm not a huge fan of eminent domain. I understand why it exists, there is always that one
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sean_renaud commented about 2 hours ago on
The US is an oligarchy, study concludes
I'm really annoyed that online gambling keeps getting shut down. As for Israel I have no particular love for Israel. But yeah that makes read the rest
sean_renaud commented about 23 hours ago on
When warning is not heeded
I mostly agree with the culprit. Our drug laws are draconian and dangerous to us. don't get me wrong a warning label is required but illegal objects don't get regulated. Because they are read the rest
truthserum41 commented about 23 hours ago on
The US is an oligarchy, study concludes
Rich plutocrats forms oligarch, remember the dog and pony show that Sheldon Adelson held in Las Vagas with the potential candidates for the Republican nomination, He had 2 demands that they would defend Israel at all cost and eliminate online gambling read the rest
wombat commented 1 day ago on
Turn the other cheek
Maybe I will see you in the afterlife, and we can share a chuckle. If not, then hope we were both good worm food! (Still, I'm with you on the "other people telling me what to do" thing. I hate read the rest
sean_renaud commented 1 day ago on
Americans working longer and older
Yeah, the mass loss of pensions is a bit of a read the rest
wombat commented 1 day ago on
Americans working longer and older
Hubby jokes that he will be retired and free to drive me to my job in bad weather before long, but it is no joke. We are both still wondering if we will survive read the rest