Print Story addicted to chex mix
Diary
By gzt (Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 10:25:32 PM EST) gzt, texas, epictetus, freedom, enlightenment (all tags)
rather, generic brand chex mix. ghghlghlhglhglhgm.

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Print Story Consigned Conscience
Ranting
By Gedvondur (Fri Mar 12, 2010 at 10:39:10 AM EST) politics, torture, freedom, liberty (all tags)
I know this is an old topic and perhaps I am late to the party in expressing an opinion.  But in some ways it has taken me a long time to crystallize how I feel.

I'm talking about torture, government sponsored/inflicted torture.

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Print Story How much do Europeans save on healthcare by just letting people die?
Health
By nlscb (Tue May 06, 2008 at 07:48:08 PM EST) America, Europe, Health, Nationalization, freedom (all tags)
Everyone knows Americans pay too much for healthcare.  What many do not know is that, according to the neocons at the OECD, its governments (federal, state, local) spend more per capita on health care than any other country in the world except for Norway and Luxemborg. 

So, how does the rest of the world save so much money when we spend so much?


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Print Story Why oh why oh why?
Working life
By dmg (Fri Apr 04, 2008 at 08:46:47 AM EST) sexism, coercion, abusive employers, fishnets, stockings, freedom, feminism (all tags)
Grown women should be able to wear whatever they choose to work, provided they are not breaking any laws.

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Print Story Dam
Politics
By Vertical Frankenstein (Wed Oct 31, 2007 at 05:42:05 AM EST) dam, damn dam, iraq, freedom (all tags)
What do you get when you combine Iraq and New Orleans?

This:


the possibility of a catastrophic failure of the Mosul Dam has alarmed American officials, who have concluded that it could lead to as many as 500,000 civilian deaths by drowning Mosul under 65 feet of water and parts of Baghdad under 15 feet

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Print Story Freecycle (tm)
Ranting
By gpig (Thu Aug 10, 2006 at 11:59:20 AM EST) freecycle, freedom, not cycling (all tags)
Fools!

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Print Story "Spying" on Americans
Politics
By veldmon (Sat May 13, 2006 at 01:25:32 PM EST) freedom, privacy, FUD-flu (all tags)
It's difficult to defend the President's efforts to safeguard liberty now that his poll numbers are so low. Americans have a habit of becoming cranky once they see that the press ceases giving the nation's Leader at least a 4 out of 10. I don't blame my fellow citizens, the press has the loudest voice after all. But it is uncomfortable presenting an argument in an uncivil environment. That said, I explain why the criticism of the NSA-telecommunication company marriage is overblown.

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