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Lotto winner on government assistance; the only victory here belongs to CNN

Amanda Clayton won a million dollars in the lottery. But she is still receiving “state food assistance”, which I assume is food stamps.
This is the kind of story clearly intended to trigger today’s 2 Minute Hate. In fact, if you only have time for a 10 Second Hate before Idol comes back from commercial, CNN totally has&#133 Read the rest

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Norwegian Psychiatry Is Insane

the walking dead

In theory, a psychiatrist is not able to formulate a diagnosis without completing a full psychiatric evaluation; however, I am 100% certain of my assessment.

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They never get you on the crime, they get you on the cover-up

Casey Anthony is not guilty of the murder of her daughter Caylee Anthony.
However, she is guilty of “providing false information to law enforcement officer“.
It’s something of a cliche that high profile people never go down for their crimes, they go down for the cover up. It was the cover-up of the Watergate break-in that destroyed Nixon’s&#133 Read the rest

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Supreme Court Holds that Video Games Are Free Speech, Misses the Point

The Supreme Court held that a California law restricting the sale of videogames to minors was an unconstitutional limitation on free speech. I think it’s the right decision.
A few things worth noting. First, Justice Scalia, who liberals resoundingly hate, wrote the majority opinion, joined only by the liberal justices. This means that now conservatives hate Scalia&#133 Read the rest

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David Eagleman on culpability

David Eagleman on culpability

David Eagleman is a neuroscientist.  If you’ve never heard of him, then let me simply say he’s been on/in: Fresh Air, Wired, The New Yorker, and Slate.
Which is to say: he may be an excellent neuroscientist, but the media wants him to be a moral philosopher.
Some background:  Eagleman famously tested whether terrifying events&#133 Read the rest

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Florida doctors not allowed to ask you if you own a gun

The Florida legislature passes a bill which precludes physicians from asking patients if they own any guns.  In case any of the nuance was lost on the public, the bill is called, “Don’t Ask.”

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Should the President Release the Photo of Osama?

The story is now should the President have released the photo officially. Jon Stewart and Sarah Palin both agree that he should, but for entirely different reasons. Palin wants it out to use as a warning to terrorists “When you attack us, this is what happens to you.” Stewart wants it released as a warning to&#133 Read the rest

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No Law For The Wicked

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Fayette County man is acquitted of a battery charge after spitting on a member of the controversial organization tha tcame to West Virginia to demonstrate during the days following the Upper Big Branch Mine Explosion.
The jury in Charleston Municipal Court found Billy Spade

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National Academy of Sciences study finds that FBI’s anthrax evidence is inconclusive. Now to the voir dire

If the origin of the anthrax cannot be determined conclusively through science, should a jury be able to conclude based on their assessment of non-scientific evidence that the anthrax originated from a suspect beyond a reasonable doubt? Likewise, should a jury simply ignore the other non-scientific evidence and conclude that the inconclusive scientific results constitute reasonable doubt?
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