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We've been having spotty internet lately, and have finally tracked down the problem: My router, which was cheap when I bought it, is eight years obsolete. I need to get a new one. Well, they can't possibly have gone up in price, so it won't break the bank, I don't think.

Gave away a kitten today. Apparently, this was Evangeline's favorite kitten. Tough for her. I didn't say it to her face, but I'm sure he'll be happier in a home with three doting grown-up people who are at home all day than in a home where his needier siblings hog most of the attention and the only one who dotes is six years old and still thinks he likes being hugged. (No, I don't let her squeeze kittens around the middle, even though she wants to.)

Anyway, on to those links!

Israelis Facing a Seismic Rift Over Role of Women
There are pictures


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New Definition of Autism May Exclude Many, Study Suggests


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Here's an article about segregated housing for vegetarians only in Bombay

And one on Bastøy, a very free prison in Norway

State notes alarming spike in starvation of adopted children. They list the signs of potential starvation in a child, but of course it's worth noting that with adopted children, many of these psychological signs (like hoarding food or bolting it down quickly) could be a sign that they went hungry BEFORE being adopted.

Report: Medical Marijuana Laws Reduced Traffic Fatalities

Texas doctors lead open-notes movement

And finally, BSG (remake) as an 8-bit RPG!
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And lowering the voting age to 16. Go Luxembourg!

Of course, you see that stoplight in the picture? Yeah, that's their only stoplight. Blink and you'll miss it, that's Luxembourg. How they support three languages on just under 1000 square miles, I don't understand. (Three official languages, that is!)
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First, let me say that I'm told the previous article in diabetes IS, in fact, really bad. My apologies.

One on the avoidance of the term "rape" for children who clearly WERE raped.

On the trend of diagnosing children with bipolar disorder - worth reading

A 1960s parody of commercials

The Pope has more or less approved condom use by male prostitutes to prevent the spread of AIDS. This is one of those situations where, if you can get inside the logic that leads to "condoms for male hookers = yes, condoms for married couples = no" it makes internal sense. I guess.

On good airport security

Canada wants more immigrants.


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For Catholics, Interest in Exorcism Is Revived

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Cigarette Giants in Global Fight on Tighter Rules

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Catholics in Belgium Start Parishes of Their Own

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On Nov. 4, Anderson Cooper did the country a favor. He expertly deconstructed on his CNN show the bogus rumor that President Obama’s trip to Asia would cost $200 million a day. This was an important “story.” It underscored just how far ahead of his time Mark Twain was when he said a century before the Internet, “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” But it also showed that there is an antidote to malicious journalism — and that’s good journalism....


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For Saudi Women, Biggest Challenge Is Getting to Play

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Small Cheesemaker Defies F.D.A. Over Recall

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I.R.S. Sits on Data Pointing to Missing Children

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Some Thoughts on the Lost Art of Reading Aloud

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Thriving Norway Provides an Economics Lesson Be sure to read the comments, at least the editor's choice.

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Judging Honesty by Words, Not Fidgets

A novel concept, that )

In German Suburb, Life Goes On Without Cars

Some of the comments to this article are absurd. "Oh, it's great so long as you never go a mile from home". Dude? EVANGELINE can walk a mile in under 20 minutes. She can amble it. If you can't manage a mile without a car (and I imagine a bike would be faster than even a quick pace), that's not my problem. "Oh, what about when it's a snowstorm and you have to bike five miles up and down hills to go shopping???" Even with a car, you're telling me you do your shopping (up and down hills!) in snowstorms? Really? When it snows, *I* hunker down in the house and make popcorn and cocoa. I plan my life to do my shopping *before* the snow comes down. I'm just sayin'.


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In Schools, Bringing His Novels to His Fans

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An article about using up the un-usable (to you!) food in your CSA

One about making your own staples like bread
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First things first, [livejournal.com profile] fugaciouslover has a discussion loosely related to the Holocaust that some of you may be interested in, asking "how much is too much?"

Danish comics anger Muslims, and related conversation.

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And on a Muslim funeral home.

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An editorial on the Wilmington coup in 1898

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On Arab immigrants in Italy

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On privacy and government in the US

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On NY1 and the strike

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On Korean influence in China

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On Wikipedia

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On romance and arrests in India

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On baby/child boasting. All right, I get the point, I'll knock it off.

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Oh, and various conservative idiots have said and done various terrible and stupid things. You know what? I can't even bring myself to get angry anymore. It's just completely overwhelming.

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