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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

California woman recovering from rare infection after scratched by rose bush | Fox News

“I've heard of five people who've died from the same incident,” said Gonzales, who added that doctors say she could have died had she waited a matter of days before coming into the emergency room.

via www.foxnews.com

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Harvard Law to accept GRE scores for admission - The Boston Globe

Harvard Law School announced Wednesday that it will allow applicants to submit the Graduate Record Examination in place of the Law School Admissions Tests traditionally used to evaluate candidates for admissions.

via www.bostonglobe.com

The LSAT is a dumb test; the GRE is pretty good. That's my view.

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Questions over credibility of Trump spy claim originator | Daily Mail Online

The blogger behind incredible claims that the FBI had a warrant to examine the Trump campaign's communications is facing serious questions about her legitimacy after making a series of conspiracy-theory claims about elaborate Russian plots that appear to have little basis in reality.

Louise Mensch is a British politician turned New York blogger who reported on the website Heat Street that the FBI was granted a FISA court warrant to access communications made by Trump's team during the presidential campaign.

via www.dailymail.co.uk

The British press always breaks these stories first for some reason.

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Border wall fight: California considers divesting pensions from companies building wall between U.S. and Mexico

Assembly Bill 946 would require the California Public Employee Retirement System and the California State Teachers Retirement System — the two largest public pension funds in the nation, with investments of $312 billion and $202 billion, respectively — to liquidate investments in any company involved with the wall’s construction within a year. It would also require the pension-fund management to report a list of those companies to the Legislature.

via www.mercurynews.com

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Gorsuch to Feinstein: Here are a lot of “little guy” rulings you seem to have overlooked « Hot Air

Clearly, it’s been a very long time since Feinstein has practiced law [see update below]. The first rule in cross-examination is not to ask questions to which the answer is unknown. This isn’t a trial (well, not formally anyway), but even as a politician one has to wonder what she thought she was accomplishing with that question. Not only did she make herself look ignorant on Gorsuch’s track record after having almost two months to prepare for this hearing, Feinstein offered up a gilt-edged invitation to Gorsuch to undermine Senate Democrats’ best populist and class-warfare argument against him. In addition, Gorsuch managed to answer the allegation yesterday about hostility toward women by citing Orr and Simpson. 

via hotair.com

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Boise man arrested for lewd conduct with underage girl | Idaho Statesman

Jay W. Croft was booked into the Ada County Jail Monday on three felony charges of lewd conduct with a 15-year-old girl.

via www.idahostatesman.com

Funny, he doesn't look like, etc., etc.

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Pioneer Fire logging salvage project could set national model | Idaho Statesman

In the last 30 years, the amount of federal timber available for sale in most of America’s national forests has been reduced between 70 and 99 percent. A University of Idaho study suggests that forest and wood product production jobs in this state have diminished from nearly 20,000 in 1991 to 12,479 in 2016. An unreliable and constricted supply of logs has been the largest factor forcing mill closures in Idaho towns like Kamiah, Orofino, Coeur d’Alene and Elk City. Over that quarter of a century, some 7,500 Idaho forest-dependent families have lost the employment, homes and lifestyle they once lived and loved.

via www.idahostatesman.com

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Camille Paglia Says Sheryl Sandberg Is 'Smug and Entitled'

"I thought her bestselling book, Lean In, was utterly dishonest in failing to acknowledge how the affluent lifestyle of women executives like herself requires a rotating squad of servants and nannies, whom she has carefully kept invisible," Paglia said.

She also derided "privileged white middle-class girls at elite schools" for their inability to express themselves "forcefully," arguing that their request for college administrators to intervene in their dating lives was "neurosis and hysteria."

"They have to run to parental proxies on campus grievance committees to intervene for them. This isn't feminism—it's neurosis and hysteria," Paglia said.

via freebeacon.com

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The rise of the hipster bird-watcher

And so, it’s official: bird-watching is the new must-have string to the millennial’s bow. Once regarded as the preserve of middle-aged men wearing complementary shades of olive and beige, a nationwide survey of Britain’s hobbies and interests has discovered that 32 per cent of men aged between 16 to 25 have been birding.

via www.telegraph.co.uk

There's that great scene in a Jimmy Stewart movie where he goes bird watching with his boss -- what is it?

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Obama IRS gave 'Satan Club' creator fast tax-exempt status as conservatives delayed: Watchdog - Washington Times

“While the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) makes conservative groups wait years for tax-exempt status an ‘After School Satan Club‘ launched to hinder Christian-based counterparts got its nonprofit ranking in just ten days,” Judicial Watch said in a statement released March 16. “The classification is offered to charitable, religious and educational organizations that operate as nonprofits. Under the Obama administration, IRS political appointees illegally targeted conservative groups, either making them wait up to seven years for tax-exempt status or denying their application altogether.”

via www.washingtontimes.com

Satan always pays his taxes.

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