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#click3 Breaking Bad does not have to end

09/30/13 08:28PM

1. McDonald's has a new product and it looks like ehm ... 2. American stars have Russian doppelgangers. 3. Lots of creative ways to commemorate the end of Breaking Bad: (a) Breaking Bad characters as wholesome comics we all love. (b) Ann Coulter and Rosie O'Donnell show their love (c) Breaking Bad doesn't have to end. It can be reborn. read more

Federal Workers Budget Shutdown - Ned Resnikoff - 09/30/2013

Federal workers prepare to lose their paychecks

09/30/13 04:59PM

In the event of a government shutdown, the first thing Elizabeth Ashack will do is apply for unemployment benefits. "I'm the breadwinner because my spouse is in college," she told MSNBC on Monday, just hours before the deadline to avert a government shutdown. "We don't have a lot of extra money to play around with." read more


Taxpayers pick up bill if government shuts down

09/30/13 07:15AM

The old adage—turn off the lights to save some money—just doesn’t work when it comes to the government. In fact, shuttering government offices has actually cost taxpayers money—an estimated $2 billion in today’s dollars the last time it happened in 1995 and 1996, when the government closed for 27 days. And this time would be no different, budget experts say. Even if workers aren’t given backpay, as they were in the nineties, the government will still lose out on important sources of revenue, like inspection fines and visa and licensing fees. Plus, there are back costs to re-opening. read more

#click3 Trick to dealing with soccer hooligans

09/27/13 08:33PM

1. The Mario Brothers are plumbers. But in an obit for longtime Nintendo president, the New York Times called the brothers janitors. The paper issued a correction and regrets the error. 2. Soccer hooligans were (presumably) arguing about the soccer game they'd just watched while descending escalators. Then, the escalators start going at warp speed. 3. Unwanted hair, spilled milk, lower back pain and foot odor make us sad. Infomercial actors do such a good job at expressing that sadness. The only thing more sad is adding The Smiths to a montage of all the sad infomercial actors being sad. read more

US Senate Votes On House Spending Bill

Shutdown: How did we get here?

09/27/13 06:58PM

Forget about the Republican push to repeal Obamacare. The real reason we're facing a government shutdown on Monday is because House Republicans and Senate Democrats have radically different ideas of how to deal with sequestration and spending in fiscal year 2014, which begins on October 1. In fact, we've been headed down the path to a shutdown for four months already. read more

N Carolina Georgia Tech Football

Student athletes demand medical coverage

09/27/13 06:46PM

During a major NCAA game five months ago, college basketball player Kevin Ware suffered a leg injury so grisly it made national headlines and left horrified onlookers wondering whether he would ever play again. It was Ramogi Huma, president of the National College Players Association (NCPA), who helped draw the media's attention to a separate, potentially more urgent question: Would the NCAA and the Louisville Cardinals pay the 20-year-old undergraduate's medical bills or leave that to his family? read more