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By hulver (Thu Apr 09, 2015 at 07:46:19 AM EST) (all tags)

My name is Dave, and  I’m an Seo Account Manager for

Due to the latest Google algorithm changes we are currently doing a lot of hard work to clean up a lot of the incoming links to our site to comply with Google’s quality guidelines.

We detected this link coming from your site,

It would really mean a lot to us if you could remove the links.
This link is harmful for our site as well as yours.

We really appreciate your effort and time and let us know if we can help you in any way.

Best Regards,
SEO Account Manager 

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By Gedvondur (Fri Feb 27, 2015 at 12:57:57 PM EST) dammit all (all tags)
Rest in Peace, Leonard Nimoy.  I'll miss you.

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By aphrael (Mon Nov 10, 2014 at 09:56:28 PM EST) (all tags)
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

A hundred years ago today, the German army, having swept through Belgium and into northwestern France, had been forced back from the Marne and had set up defensive trenches that they would occupy, across the killing fields of Flanders from the French and British trenches, for most of the next four years.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields

A hundred years ago today, the Austro-Hungarian army had finally (after months of incompetence and failure) broken the back of the Serbian army and were marching on Belgrade. They would take it, but they'd hold it for less than two weeks, and it would take another year for them to recapture the city.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders Fields

A hundred years ago today, the initial Russian invasion of Prussia had collapsed, but the simultaneous invasion of Galicia had succeeded. Przemysl lay besieged, its inhabitants starving and dying of cholera.

A hundred years ago today, the Russian army and the Germany army engaged outside of Lodz, a battle which would see 280,000 killed, wounded, or captured in a meaningless fight that had no clear victor.

And this was just the beginning.

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By aphrael (Mon Jun 30, 2014 at 09:58:17 PM EST) (all tags)
The Supreme Court today handed down a decision in the case of three lawsuits challenging the rule, promulgated by the Department of Health and Human Services, which required those companies to pay for employee health insurance which included free coverage for certain contraceptive techniques the companies objected to. The decision ignited a firestorm of controversy and outrage, much of it not responsive to what the Court was actually saying or ruling.

This decision does NOT say that, broadly speaking, companies can avoid paying for the health insurance of their employees. It does NOT say that, broadly speaking, companies do not have to pay for contraceptive care. It does NOT say that, as some commentators have had it, women are second-class citizens, that contraceptive care isn’t important or isn’t health care, or that only Christian religious beliefs are protected. It is a very narrow decision, as we have generally come to expect from Justice Alito, and it deliberately calls out many of the potential extreme extensions of the law as things which the decision does not hold.

That said, in my view, it’s also a deeply flawed decision which carries grave and serious risks if it is not carefully cabined.

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By anonimouse (Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 11:45:04 AM EST) novel, slang, hahaha, law (all tags)
The current UK Chief Justice had a perfect name for the role - Igor Judge (known as Lord Judge)

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Print Story Inevitable.
By technician (Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 01:53:45 PM EST) (all tags)
I'm tired just thinking about it, but let's not get into it without at least understanding some things. About guns. In America.

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Print Story LHuSi drinks
By hulver (Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 12:02:44 PM EST) (all tags)
Unusually timed LHuSi drinks.

Sunday, 21st October. Starting in the afternoon sometime.

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By technician (Mon May 07, 2012 at 04:41:31 PM EST) (all tags)

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Print Story thinking about food security
By misslake (Mon Apr 30, 2012 at 04:08:04 PM EST) (all tags)
i've been thinking a lot about food security lately, attending toronto's food policy council meetings and getting ready for my trip to cuba.

ni and i like to make stuff ourselves, like bread and beer, wine and meals from scratch, and we like to grow our own food. it's fun to have made something all by myself.

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By Gedvondur (Thu Dec 22, 2011 at 11:51:11 AM EST) christmas, food pantry, charity, love (all tags)
Remember them always.

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