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Assimilate Or Go Home: Dispatches from the Stateless Wanderers

Friday, July 20, 2012
Category: America

From www.mcsweeneys.net

DLM is a home-schooled pastor’s kid, a real life Bible-college educated evangelical in the middle of Portland, Oregon. Currently living in low-income housing with a bunch of Somali Bantu refugees, a husband, a baby, and a very cranky cat, DLM writes about her missionary dreams and cross-cultural schemes while ardently striving to put the “fun” in fundamentalism.

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What Romney Is Hiding By Refusing To Release His Tax Returns

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Category: America

From www.businessinsider.com

This structuring, which (let′s be honest) is done primarily to avoid paying taxes, will look bad to most Americans, who will know instinctively that it′s done to avoid paying taxes and that it′s not something they will ever be able to afford to do--and, therefore, will seem unfair.

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Wounds and Scars - Guernica

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Category: America

From www.guernicamag.com

On August 26, 2011, 68-year-old Vernon Traversie was admitted to the Rapid City Regional Hospital in South Dakota for emergency double bypass surgery. After his operation, Traversie, who is blind, discovered that he had been brutally mutilated while under anesthesia.

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Letters of Note: Regarding your dam complaint

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Category: America

From www.lettersofnote.com

Being unable to comply with your dam request, and being unable to contact you on your dam answering machine, I am sending this response to your dam office.

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Man of War - Charlie Schroeder - historical reenactment

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Category: America

From failuremag.com

In the South they are still fighting the Civil War. Not to mention the Vietnam War, the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and battles from countless other historical conflicts. In fact, all over the world, battles large and small, famous and obscure, are being recreated by groups of devoted enthusiasts, who apparently enjoy spending their weekends dressing up in period-authentic uniforms and marching with real (or replica) weaponry, at least until they are felled by foam-tipped arrows, hacky sack “rocks,” baby powder-filled mortars and the like.

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Open Letter from a Millennial: Quit Telling Us We’re Not Special

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Category: America

From phoenixandolivebranch.wordpress.com

We learned that praise was a parenting strategy, not a sincere reward for merit. We stopped listening when you told us we were smart, brave, beautiful and unique. “You have to say that because you’re our parents,” we told you.

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A Fight To The Last Mexican

Thursday, July 12, 2012
Category: America

From davidsimon.com

We can hold a national political contest and neither candidate — nor their respective parties — can find the courage to speak a word about the policy disaster and dishonorable fraud that is the American drug war.

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Probation Fees Multiply as Companies Profit

Monday, July 9, 2012
Category: America

From www.nytimes.com

“With so many towns economically strapped, there is growing pressure on the courts to bring in money rather than mete out justice,” said Lisa W. Borden, a partner in Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, a large law firm in Birmingham, Ala.

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Libertarianism and the Workplace II

Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Category: America

From marginalrevolution.com

A job is an exchange with mutual consent and benefits on both sides of the bargain. The freedom is in the right to exchange not in the price at which the exchange occurs. A worker who is paid for 8 hours of work is not a serf 1/3rd of the day.

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Cities Consider Selling Ads as Economic Lifelines

Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Category: America

From www.nytimes.com

After Baltimore officials made the wrenching decision to close three fire companies later this summer, the City Council initially sought to avert the cuts with a new money-raising strategy: it passed a resolution this month urging the administration to explore selling ads on the city’s fire trucks.

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