meehawl all that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned

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Amish Hate Crimes

The leader of a breakaway Amish group allowed the beatings of those who disobeyed him, made some members sleep in a chicken coop and had sexual relations with married women to “cleanse them,” federal...

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Carbonation Cornucopiae

So we wanted a way to avoid having to schlep soda water bottles home after shopping. Aside from the inconvenience, the added carbon debt of burning energy to collect water forced into plastic bottles...

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Our Daily Bread

Bread runs deep. One of the characteristics of the decline of allegiance to the Idea of Rome in Western Europe during late Antiquity was that, as its economy increasingly stratified and its food production...

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Psychiatric Call Boy

“I was literally standing in the drug-rep spot begging for a minute of this doctor’s time, like a cocker spaniel begging for a leftover piece of meat from the table … It was like...

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My House M.D. Moment

Hgb electrophoresis confirmed a putative thalassemia diagnosis I made last week on person presenting with microcytic anemia and, after some digging around the family history, a “half-Sicilian” mother. At last all those USMLE ding-dong...

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Debt Crisis? No, Trust Crisis

Back in 2007/2008, when the Capitalist banking system collapsed generally and globally, most pundits at the time who were broadcast widely proclaimed it as a “liquidity” crisis. Simply step in to socialise the losses,...

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2011 Upgrades

So over past week, upgraded digital life by 1) Google+ gplus.to/meehawl (Nice to look at, but now what?) 2) Spotify US (actually kind of ‘meh’) and 3) Nook Color with Android 2.3 CynanogenMod (AWESOME...