The Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History Just Took a Terrifying Turn

The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history just became your personal problem.

Reports now say that on July 24, a Liberian man named Patrick Sawyer tested positive for the lethal virus — in the mega city of Lagos, Nigeria.

Why this is very bad news

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"People should either be caressed or crushed."— Niccolò Machiavelli

vintageanchorbooks:

"People should either be caressed or crushed."
— Niccolò Machiavelli

The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.

F.A. Hayek, The Fatal Conceit (via conscienceofeconomics)

My father used to say, “Don’t raise your voice. Improve your argument.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu (via te-hya)

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How blistering hot will your city will get by the end of the century? 

90%

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The 35 Most Powerful Militaries In The World
latimes:

Recreational marijuana sales began in Washington today, as the state became the second in the nation to make pot legal for all.

latimes:

Recreational marijuana sales began in Washington today, as the state became the second in the nation to make pot legal for all.

micdotcom:

Princeton mom’s “advice” for women on Fox News sets feminism back 50 years

Want marital bliss? Then stay in your place, ladies!

That’s the latest message from Susan Patton, a.k.a. the “Princeton Mom,” who’s back to tell all you ungrateful wives how to make your husbands happy.

During a recent segment on Fox & Friends titled “Husband Appreciation: Sage Advice For Wives,” the controversial author slammed the modern woman for acting like “an entitled princess.” Feminists “have overcorrected” for past inequalities, Patton asserts, lamenting the fact “women now have become so emboldened by these antagonistic feminists that they have lost sight of the fact that this is the man you married.”

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New York, North Carolina sign medical marijuana bills
New York has just become the 23rd state to legalize medical marijuana in the U.S.–this coming as North Carolina made the move last week to permit the use of marijuana oil to treat epileptic children.

msnbc:

New York, North Carolina sign medical marijuana bills

New York has just become the 23rd state to legalize medical marijuana in the U.S.–this coming as North Carolina made the move last week to permit the use of marijuana oil to treat epileptic children.

micdotcom:

You can own the entire town of Swett, S.D., for half the cost of a tiny N.Y.C. apartment

An average Manhattan apartment costs about $865,000. But for less than half of that, you can purchase an entire town — three trailers, a small home and six acres of prairie land.

The tiny town of Swett, S.D., is on the market, and it can be all yours for a mere $399,000. Though it once had a population near 40 and its own post office, the town’s population dwindled as residents moved to larger urban centers. The two lone citizens — three if you count their dog — are moving out. 

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SCOTUS: Religious employers can refuse to pay for birth control coverage

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that bosses of privately run companies may object on religious grounds to a provision of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law that would have compelled them to provide birth control free of charge as part of coverage plans.
The court held on a 5-4 vote — split along ideological lines — that closely held companies could seek an exemption from the mandatory coverage of contraception under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The decision means some employees may have to obtain certain forms of birth control, such as the morning-after pill, from other sources. 

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aljazeeraamerica:

SCOTUS: Religious employers can refuse to pay for birth control coverage

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that bosses of privately run companies may object on religious grounds to a provision of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law that would have compelled them to provide birth control free of charge as part of coverage plans.

The court held on a 5-4 vote — split along ideological lines — that closely held companies could seek an exemption from the mandatory coverage of contraception under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The decision means some employees may have to obtain certain forms of birth control, such as the morning-after pill, from other sources. 

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