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Michael Olenick: Mortgage Industrial Complex Continues Its Push Against Rule of Law « naked capitalism

Friday, October 19, 2012
Category: Economics

From www.nakedcapitalism.com

The meaning of the word “chutzpah” varies by context. In criminal court, it might refer to murdering one’s parents then asking for leniency because the perpetrator is an orphan. In family court, it might be invoked when abandoning a child, then pleading the child has been alienated from the parent who left.

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From Cooling System to Thinking Machine Being Human

Friday, October 19, 2012
Category: History

From beinghuman.org

None of us has held our own brain in our hands. We have no direct evidence from experience of how it works. Nevertheless, we all agree that the brain is the center of our world. It’s a world, after all, where the death of the brain is equivalent to death itself.

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The Wages of Sin: How the Discovery of Penici... [Arch Sex Behav. 2012] - PubMed - NCBI

Friday, October 19, 2012
Category: Sex

From www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

It was not until 1943, amid world war, that penicillin was found to be an effective treatment for syphilis. This study investigated the hypothesis that a decrease in the cost of syphilis due to penicillin spurred an increase in risky non-traditional sex.

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The Dementia Plague - Technology Review

Friday, October 19, 2012
Category: Society

From www.technologyreview.com

As the world′s population of older people rapidly grows in the coming years, Alzheimer′s and other forms of dementia will become a health-care disaster.

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