Texting Driver Who Hit Bicyclist: "I Just Don't Care" -
According to the Standard, she also had some choice statements for responding police.
“I just don’t care because I’ve already been through a lot of bullshit and my car is like pretty expensive and now I have to fix it.”
“I’m kind of pissed off that the cyclist has hit the side of my car. I don’t agree that people texting and driving could hit a cyclist. I wasn’t on my phone when I hit the cyclist.”
Progressives Fight to Keep Poor Kids Trapped in Failing Schools - Reason.com
Glyphosate-containing herbicides, which fall under many trademarks such as Monsanto’s ‘Roundup,’ are top selling herbicides in the world and now they are popping up in the breast milk of women. In past research, glyphosate levels found in breast milk tests have been 760 to 1600 times higher than the European Drinking Water Directive allows for individual pesticides, but lower than the 700 ug/l maximum contaminant level (MCL) for glyphosate in the U.S. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set those pesticides limits based on the idea that glyphosate won’t accumulate in the human body — and organizations like Monsanto are quick to back up that theory. However, new glyphosate testing recently commissioned by Moms Across America and Sustainable Pulse analyzed 35 urine samples and 21 drinking water samples from across the US and found ‘high’ levels of glyphosate in 3 out of the 10 samples tested, which both organizations feel points to glyphosate levels building up in women’s bodies over a period of time. Initial testing, which clearly included very small sample sizes, was completed at Microbe Inotech Labs, St. Louis, Missouri, and as Sustainable Pulse points out, “Is not meant to be a full scientific study. Instead it was set up to inspire and initiate full peer-reviewed scientific studies on glyphosate, by regulatory bodies and independent scientists worldwide.” Further testing and possible higher standards of regulations would be a good deal, because as of right now, there’s zero regulatory limits on the books regarding glyphosate-containing herbicides in breast milk anywhere in the world. —
Monsanto’s Roundup Found in the Breast Milk of U.S. Mothers | Inhabitots
But they told us it was safe!
You are the IRS's worst-paid employee - Vox -
I’m surprised to find myself agreeing with and Ezra Klein headline (no more surprised than he was when he found himself using a Tea Party image to lead his article, I’m sure), but it’s a good headline. And a good premise overall, and another reminder that we’re in an upside down dynamic with the bodies that are supposed to serve us.
But it misses the point entirely. Automatic taxes are, at best, an interim solution to an archaic, onerous, and overly complex taxation system that needs to go. When Donald Rumsfeld and his accounting team can’t know if they’ve filed accurately, and scores of different accountants arrive at different answers for the same question, how do we continue this exercise in absurdism?
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Sebelius: The Greatest Hits Collection -
It’s been quite a year for the outgoing HHS secretary. And now she won’t get to keep her health plan.
Read the whole thing. Her legacy will be the botched “implementation” of one of the worst pieces of legislation in American history.
Man, I hope she doesn’t come back.