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I hate packing. That is all.

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Kids who use abbreviations, acronyms, symbols, and other nonstandard language tools in their text messages to each other aren’t hurting their language and reading skills, according to a newly…

Study confirms TXT SPK doesn't hurt kids' language skills – Ars Technica

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While some of the projects in the [stimulus] bill make sense, their legislation is larded with wasteful spending. It includes … $140 million for something called ‘volcano monitoring.’ Instead of…

Jindal Versus the Volcano

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Paul Krugman on Lousiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s response to President Obama last night: “And leaving aside the chutzpah of casting the failure of his own party’s governance as proof that…

Jindal’s Incoherant Rebuttal

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let’s make a budget! #sotu

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grr. ad blocker started interfering with google maps; but only when looking for directions.

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TPMMuckraker | Talking Points Memo | Post Ombudsman Responds, Unconvincingly, On Will Column

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Shared by trygve Ha! That’s my alma matter, losing to fifth graders! ;-) Okay.  This is just fabulous…a group of 5th grade girls beat a group of college students in an egg-drop contest. …

5th Graders Best College Students in Egg-drop Contest

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Shared by V Holy correct accounting, batman! By stopping accounting gimmicks that make deficit projections look smaller, the budget will appear $2.7 trillion deeper in debt over the next decade,…

Obama Bans Gimmicks, and Deficit Will Rise – NYTimes.com

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I know I’ve been working from home for too long when I start referring to the cats by their “full” names.