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Facebook says page calling for death to Jews doesn't violate 'community standards'

A Facebook page calling for the death of Israeli Jews does not violate the social network’s “community standards,” according to multiple messages sent by Facebook in response to user complaints. 16 more words


Limbaugh Asks How Sandra Fluke Can Donate $100K-Plus to Her Campaign Yet Can't Afford the Pill

Two years after he was widely vilified for suggesting that Sandra Fluke was a “slut” and “prostitute” for insisting that other people — taxpayers or insurance companies, she wasn’t picky — pay for her birth control, Rush Limbaugh asked a question about Fluke today on his radio show that we’re unlikely to hear from what he derides as the “drive-by media.” 19 more words


The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat - Oliver Sacks

For many of us the thought of suffering from any type of neurological disorder is enough to fill us with dread. Any loss of memory, mental facilities or awareness can be a terrifying prospect for ourselves, and heartbreaking to see in a loved one. 407 more words



      As I have grown older, I am less trusting of people who begin conversation with reassurances; Honestly speaking, truth be told… 43 more words


Council of Islamic Ideology declares women’s existence anti-Islamic

The Council of Islamic Ideology CII concluded their 192nd meeting on Thursday with the ruling that women are un-Islamic and that their mere existence contradicted Sharia and the will of Allah. 12 more words


New Emails: Lois Lerner Referred to Conservatives As '***holes' and 'TeRrorists'

A newly discovered email exchange from Lois Lerner’s official IRS email account “directly demonstrates Ms. Lerner’s deep animus towards conservatives, which she refers to as ‘—holes,'” House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave Camp wrote in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday. 14 more words


The Snow Leopard by Peter Mattheissen (1978; Penguin Classics edition 2008)

I’m not entirely sure how to categorize The Snow Leopard.  Travel diary?  Nature writing?  Guide to a Zen life? It’s a combination of those and more.  638 more words

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