Finding funding

News Headline: “Teen to carry brother 40 miles to raise awareness for cerebral palsy.”
Isn’t it a happy commentary that young people exist who will make such efforts?
And a sad commentary that they have to?

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Blowing smoke

Marco Rubio

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla,), an opponent of marijuana legalization, evading when asked if he had ever smoked it:
“If you say that you did, then suddenly there are people out there saying, ‘Well, it’s not a big deal.’ On the other side of it is if you tell people that you didn’t, they won’t believe you.”
Rubio meanwhile continues to deny climate change, demonstrating, at least,  that when he was in science classes years ago, he didn’t inhale.

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Or if laid end to end. . . .

News Item: “. . . Currently, about 9 billion tons a year of CO2 are being emitted globally into the atmosphere–the equivalent weight of 4.5 billion pickup trucks being launched into the atmosphere. . . .”
Or the equivalent of 163.7 billion Jennifer Anistons being launched into the atmosphere, if you are still trying to visualize it.

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The magic of the free marketplace

Cable Box
News Headline: “FCC: Basic cable prices increased at four times the rate of inflation.”
News Headline: “AT&T to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion, countering Comcast and Time Warner merger.”
Will someone explain to QT why the antitrust feds let these deals survive for more than, say, 30 seconds?
News Headline: “Comcast, Time Warner execs have been big Obama supporters.”
Move along, nothing to see here. . . .

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