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Not Breaking, but Interesting News

07 November 2014

 
 
I wonder if I should just print this out and hand it to people that question why I left the Catholic Church.

 
Buying a house isn’t so much about finding a home. It’s about the investment. If you’re not looking at it that way, don’t buy a damn thing. Besides, if you’re not wealthy, banks will be weary of you. Welcome to economic recovery, ladies and gents. Someone let me know when that coin starts trickling down.

 
If you’re lucky and have kids, stay home with them and do something fun. Twenty bucks says they’ll remember that over whatever bullshit toy you bought them on sale that year. Turns out Toys R Us is too wholesome to sell Breaking Bad dolls, but they’re not too wholesome to cut short an important family holiday, like Thanksgiving, to make even more money.

 
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Facebook censorship mapped. I hope they start publishing the details of their censorship requests on ChillingEffects.org, like Twitter does. After taking a look at the stuff on Chilling Effects, it’s startlingly clear that a lot of people are unaware of how the Internet works. That’s pretty damn scary.

Bonus Link

 
In other parts of the world, people vote when they’re not supposed to.

 
This is what a digital raid looks like.

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