Status update

Facebook
News Headline: “Class action against Facebook for privacy violations attracts 60,000 users.”
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Where to start?

Humanity at Work
News Headline: “Iraq crisis: U.N. warns of fresh massacre threat.”
QT sometimes watches the news with its dog.
It is not easy explaining humanity to a dog.

QT Labor Day countdown update

Shrimp and Oil
News Headline: “Dramatic downturn in Gulf oyster harvests since BP oil spill.”
News Headline: “Causes of fish lesions ruled out, except for BP oil spill.”
News Headline: “Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival poised for 79th year.”
Well. Maybe with a few minor changes. . . .

This just in. . . .

Ediacaran Rangemorphs
News Headline:
“Simple fractal branching explains Ediacaran rangeomorphs.”
Tell us something we don’t know.

The lVIIIest NFL stats

NFL Training Camp
News Headline: “The lighter side of NFL training camp.”
In other news, with CLXIII days to go until Super Bowl XLIX, it has been reported that at least XXXV players suffered concussions in the first III weeks of NFL preseason practices

Credit where credit is due

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News Headline: “Cured Ebola patient before leaving hospital: ‘God saved my life.’ ”
As to responsibility for the existence of the Ebola virus in the first place, God could be seen off in a corner, whistling quietly to Himself.

The price of doing business

Bank Vault
News Headline: “Bank of America in record mortgage fraud settlement.”
News Headline: “Robbers get away with cash.”
The two stories seemed to go together, for some reason.

Today’s trend of the week

Chicago Newsstand
News Headline: “Chicago newsstands to be converted to food kiosks.”
As we continue finding new ways to read less and eat more.

The GOP has its reasons

Soldier Family
News Headline: “Survey finds 25 percent of military families need help
putting food on the table.”
News Headline: “House GOP axes food assistance.”
Uh. Class warfare.
And Benghazi.
Freedom!

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

T.F, a Luxemburg, Wis., reader, writes:
“Don’t you hate it when people use ‘your’ instead of ‘you’re’? There so dumb.”
People like that should be put through the ringer, for all intensive purposes.
And R.P., a Chicago reader, regarding QT’s writing earlier today about a Xerox copier Xerox copier Xerox copier Xerox copier being donated to the Smithsonian Institution Smithsonian Institution Smithsonian Institution Smithsonian Institution, writes that QT missed an opportunity for a reminder that it is, in fact, the Smithsonian Institution, not the Smithsonian Institute.
So their we are.

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