Spanking Kids in School Still Common, Especially Among Disabled | The Autism News

September 1, 2009
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Spanking Kids in School Still Common, Especially Among Disabled | The Autism News a new study by the ACLU and Human Rights Watch, as reported here and here. More than 200,000 U.S. schoolchildren were subjected to corporal punishment during the 2006-2007 school year, the study shows. And the South has a big lead in whacking […]

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Judge Sentences Alabama Woman To Death For Murder Of Autistic Son – WHNT

August 6, 2009
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Judge Sentences Alabama Woman To Death For Murder Of Autistic Son – WHNT Judge Dempsey also wrote in his sentencing order, “To intentionally murder your child by burning him is shockingly evil.” During the trial, the state presented evidence that Mason, who was autistic, had a total of $175,000 worth of life insurance when he […]

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Ontario fires back against woman in ad – The Globe and Mail

July 30, 2009
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Ontario fires back against woman in ad – The Globe and Mail The Ontario government has filed a defence against a claim made by a Hamilton woman whos at the centre of the U.S. debate over health care. Shona Holmes is featured in a TV campaign in which she claims she had to mortgage her […]

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Some E-Books Are More Equal Than Others

July 17, 2009
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Some E-Books Are More Equal Than Others This morning, hundreds of Amazon Kindle owners awoke to discover that books by a certain famous author had mysteriously disappeared from their e-book readers. These were books that they had bought and paid for—thought they owned. A screen shot from Amazon.com The MobileReference edition of the novel, “Nineteen […]

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Republican Derides Gov. Spending to Feed Hungry Children

June 23, 2009
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Gawd Bless the American Right Republican Missouri Rep, Derides Gov. Spending to Feed Hungry Children: They can Get Free Food at Church or Get a Job! Cynthia Davis, a conservative Christian Republican State Rep. from Missouri, is against government spending to feed hungry children during the summer, claiming if they were allowed to go hungry, […]

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Slashdot | Bell Proposing Usage Based Billing

April 16, 2009
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Slashdot | Bell Proposing Usage Based Billing points to Bell proposal puts ‘unlimited internet’ plans in jeopardy, critics say on the CBC web site. There’s so much going on now to limit access to what goes on on the internet on a variety of fronts from Amazon’s recent gaff, to attacks on Net Neutrality, censorship. […]

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Lawmaker defends Asian-name comment

April 11, 2009
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Lawmaker defends Asian-name comment – UPI.com Republican state Rep. Betty Brown of Terrell, 32 miles east of Dallas, said through a spokesman her comment was not racially motivated but was an attempt to solve problems with identifying Asian names for voting purposes. She is quoted as saying: “Rather than everyone here having to learn Chinese […]

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Conficker Worm: Not Finished Yet – PC World

April 2, 2009

Conficker Worm: Not Finished Yet – PC World …only 6 percent of Conficker infections are in North America. The biggest problem areas are actually concentrated in Asia and South America including Vietnam, Brazil, the Philippines, and Indonesia, as well as Algeria. The hardest hit areas may also have a correlation to the number of unpatched […]

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People Who Sit In The Disability Seats When I’m Standing On My Crutches

March 31, 2009
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People Who Sit In The Disability Seats When I’m Standing On My Crutches is an example of what everyone should do… call people out on their actions. Thanks for the URL A!

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Microsoft: “I’m just not cool enough to be a Mac person.”

March 29, 2009

How Microsoft put Apple owners on the defensive – Apple 2.0 is very interesting. It agrees with the microsoft ads that Macs suck because they don’t suck. That is… a quality machine is bad, and a POS (piece of silliness) is good… because it is cheap. It also suggests that there is something wise about […]

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