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The Brits well knew that the Bush-Cheney administration was bent on torturing prisoners in Afghanistan and Gitmo and elsewhere. They instructed their soldiers not to do it themselves but to turn a…

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An investigation by the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations showed that health insurers WellPoint Inc., UnitedHealth Group and Assurant Inc. canceled the coverage of more than 20,000…

Health insurers refuse to limit rescission of coverage – Los Angeles Times

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Shared by V For ttrygve: this may help explain why English is so prevalent on Iranian protest signs. Post-election protests continued in Tehran for the fifth day on Wednesday. In many photos, riot…

Why do Iranian police uniforms say "police" in English? – By Christopher Beam – Slate Magazine

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Shared by V Jesus; I got all teary just from Gruber’s summary. Annie Burris, reporting for The Orange County Register: Colby Curtin, a 10-year-old with a rare form of cancer, was staying…

Pixar Grants Girl’s Dying Wish With Home Viewing of ‘Up’

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m.flickr.com has a sweet nearby feature. that uses google maps. was Y! maps not good enough?

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Shared by V “Ankh-Morpork had dallied with many forms of government and had ended up with that form of democracy known as One Man, One Vote. The Patrician was the Man; he had the Vote.” — Terry…

New York Lawmaker Claims He Gets Two Votes

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So I’d also say that Stewart’s glib treatment of CNN amounted to not only a rare misstep for The Daily Show’s normally trenchant media criticism, but also a missed opportunity. Stewart, last night,…

#DailyShowFail? : CJR

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Marco Arment: The last session of WWDC ‘09 yesterday was about publishing on the App Store. The content of sessions is under NDA, so I can’t tell you what it was about. So I’ll tell you what…

Marco Arment on Apple’s WWDC-Closing ‘Fuck You’ to iPhone Developers

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Shared by V I hope Republican senators do exactly that. Republican senators should use this Sotomayor nomination to put affirmative action in the dock for what it is — race-based bigotry against…

Miss Affirmative Action, 2009 – HUMAN EVENTS