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merck accused of fraud re gardasil (life/health/)
For the failure to "unambiguously disclose"... ... The minimal risk that even once the individual was infected with the HPV virus the infection would result in precancerous lesions... via greenmedinfo.c ... read more

usb turntable (culture/music/)
I'm buying one of these: USB turntable. I've been wanting to convert my old vinyl records to MP3 for quite a while now. I hope it works! ... read more

private school comparison site (education//)
I've used this and liked it, FYI: This link shows an actual comparison. ... read more

words to live by (life/help/)
Stay loose, keep moving, stay true to yourself... always. This is pretty good advice, too, though. ... read more

job listing (life/money/employment)
I get these job listing emails (just in case something awesome comes along). This latest one (probably created by ALI (artificial lower intelligence)) said they have "several jobs just for you": Hospice Aide (Los Angeles), Chaplain ... read more

autism linked to aluminum adjuvants (life/health/)
via We now have 5 years of medical research, mostly from outside the United States, incriminating aluminum adjuvants in vaccines as the SOLE cause of autism epidemic. JB Handley d ... read more

draft horses pull big rig up hill (family/pets/)
Wow! A Minnesota couple harnessed their Belgian draft horses to help a semi truck driver whose vehicle was stuck on an icy driveway. ... read more

how to take your own passport photo (life/travel/)
I was having a hard time converting a digital photo down to the correct 2"x2" physical size. Then I found this article: take your own passport photos. At first, I was thinking "Tell me something I don't know." Then I saw the link to t ... read more

big pharma in maryland (life/health/safety)
Josh Mazer is pro-vaccine, but wants vaccines to be based on sound scientific evidence and not to cause more harm than good. He also believes in providing informed consent on the risks/dangers of each vaccine. via ... read more

quote on tolerance (culture/quotes/)
"Total tolerance is not a virtue, it is a total lack of principles." — Plainsman 2016 ... read more

good explanation of the "annexation" of crimea (education/history/)
In response to us-issues-new-russia-sanctions-over-profiting-on-crimean-resort. Reprinted without permission from T ... read more

worrying works! (culture/humor/jokes)
Worrying must work, because everything I worry about ends up not happening! ... read more

couple of good ones (culture/humor/jokes)
and and, this just in, something to settle the argument... ... read more

culture (culture//)
we have none. we can't even capitalize the first letter in a sentence. ... read more

coins (life/money/)
Woo-hoo! I took the old cookie (coin) jar to the Coinstar machine today (11.9% "fee", are you kidding me?!). I came away with $93.54! It rejected a few coins, repeatedly, forcing me to just pocket them. One of those was an elongated p ... read more

url expander (education/technology/computers)
You might find this as useful as I just did: ... read more