Delays in air travel annoy the kind of people who can inundate Congress with angry letters and e-mail messages. They also afflict lawmakers themselves. But cutting rental vouchers and jobless benefits affects only the voiceless. The more special-interest exceptions that are carved out of the sequester, the more the rest falls on the backs of those who can neither bear it nor stop it, promising many more years of hard-hearted cuts. — Congress Rushes to Aid the Powerful (via azspot)
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Our Feel Good War on Breast Cancer -
Recently, a survey of three decades of screening published in November in The New England Journal of Medicine found that mammography’s impact is decidedly mixed: it does reduce, by a small percentage, the number of women who are told they have late-stage cancer, but it is far more likely to result in overdiagnosis and unnecessary treatment, including surgery, weeks of radiation and potentially toxic drugs. And yet, mammography remains an unquestioned pillar of the pink-ribbon awareness movement.
The Boston bombing provided the opportunity for the government to turn what should have been a police investigation into a military-style occupation of an American city. This unprecedented move should frighten us as much or more than the attack itself. — Ron Paul, presented without comment. (via squashed)
What I want is to be needed. What I need is to be indispensable to somebody. Who I need is somebody that will eat up all my free time, my ego, my attention. Somebody addicted to me. A mutual addiction. — Chuck Palahniuk (via kateoplis)
TSA Pre✓™ -
URL usability aside (because the website is pretty uninformative anyway) - TSA PreCheck is the one of the greatest things to happen to air travel in a while. I don’t have to take off my shoes, coat or take out my liquids? What?!
Consequences of the "cinnamon challenge" -
A popular video stunt in which people try to swallow a spoonful of ground cinnamon is not just a harmless dare, doctors say: It has led to a growing number of calls to poison control centers and visits to emergency rooms.
Amusing. And even better that The Onion did this first.
This is what the last two Coachellas look like with only the female fronted acts. We did this for every year of the festival going back to 1999, and analyzed the gender breakdown by year. Data by Maria Sherman and Jane Kelly, graphics by Chris Ritter, and article by Amy Rose Spiegel.