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Pharmaceutical drug epidemic amongst the elderly and others - http://www.worstpills.org/public/page.cfm?op_id=5 - More>>
posted by charlatan to parenting at 10:08 A.M. EST on Mon Jul 30, 2007     5 comments

The Simpsons take on military recruitment - If you are overly sensitive, you might not want to watch this as it was aired on Fox.
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posted by charlatan to culture at 09:42 A.M. EST on Mon Jul 30, 2007     17 comments

Curt Schilling, recently calling Bonds, McGwire, Palmeiro, Canseco cheaters is in Toledo pitching tonight - Get to see a guy who allegedly painted his sock red to look bloody in the '04 ALCS pitch for the PawSox against the Mud Hens. - More>>
posted by charlatan to sports at 10:15 A.M. EST on Thu Jul 26, 2007     No comments     Post a comment

Cigarette litter makes up 50% of litter worldwide - Always heard they weren't biodegradable.
This is from here. It's number 9.
http://www.livescience.com/environment/top10_ways_green_spending-1.html
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posted by charlatan to outdoors at 11:05 A.M. EST on Wed Jul 25, 2007     41 comments

A new(er) energy process. A reason to create more trash, too. - http://www.changingworldtech.com/what/index.asp - More>>
posted by charlatan to technology at 02:18 A.M. EST on Wed Jul 25, 2007     1 comment

Gore Vidal mentions the Blade much like you would - negatively.
This is part 2, he mentions the blade like 20 seconds in.
It's about the 2004 Prez election in Ohio as chronicled in this book:
http://www.amazon.com/What-Went-Wrong-Ohio-Presidential/dp/089733535X
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posted by charlatan to commentary at 10:33 P.M. EST on Thu Jul 19, 2007     No comments     Post a comment

Foreign Ownership of US Domestic Industries - Interesting site on foreign ownership, transfering of jobs to low wage places, the usual dismal economic stuff. - More>>
posted by charlatan to business at 11:38 A.M. EST on Wed Jul 18, 2007     No comments     Post a comment

Homosexuality More Dangerous Than Smoking???? - Smoking, homosexuality, religion, schools, marriage...absolutely no hot buttons here. :)
posted by charlatan to outdoors at 01:09 A.M. EST on Wed Jul 18, 2007     3 comments

Impeach Lepkowski - Always smiling and telling people to "start packing." Then trying to sell their home out from underneath of them. No one tells him to start packing and then sells their home. That's simply impolite. The welcome mat is not legally binding. When did Dan get powers of eminent domain? - More>>
posted by charlatan to other at 06:10 A.M. EST on Fri Jul 13, 2007     17 comments

The placebo cure-all TL;DR? - Tired of high prices for meds...
It's kind of odd that this alleged miracle cure all isn't examined a bit more in depth, especially when they report some of the same side-effects. Or at least declare a war on it so the powers that be can pat themselves on the back and claim victory. :)
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posted by charlatan to parenting at 03:13 P.M. EST on Thu Jul 05, 2007     No comments     Post a comment

The Pledge of Allegiance- an interesting history - It's like ummm your patriotic duty to read this. Not really, but there's some worthwhile tidbits. Happy New Freedom Fries Day Evybuddy (sic), you will be taxed for holiday pay. Enjoy. - More>>
posted by charlatan to religion at 12:45 P.M. EST on Wed Jul 04, 2007     3 comments

The Price We Pay for Prescription Drugs - 569,958% markups? A nice tidy margin to play with. - More>>
posted by charlatan to health at 06:19 P.M. EST on Mon Jul 02, 2007     11 comments

One story, several packages...about children, women, and drugs - See how the news middlemen package a simple story from NEJM research. - More>>
posted by charlatan to health at 01:52 P.M. EST on Thu Jun 28, 2007     No comments     Post a comment

Smoking only costs $40 a pack if you include all cost. - See, it's cheap.
So $4/pack is a freaking bargain. Like you're only paying 10% of the real cost to enjoy them rich noxious nerve gases. Yum!
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posted by charlatan to home improvement at 01:25 P.M. EST on Thu Jun 28, 2007     35 comments

Feminism designed to destabilize society? - http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Evils%20in%20America/Feminism/gloria_steinem-feminism.htm - More>>
posted by charlatan to parenting at 10:43 A.M. EST on Wed Jun 27, 2007     5 comments

Lawyers in a how-to video: as in how to avoid hiring an American - Honesty.
posted by charlatan to business at 02:03 A.M. EST on Tue Jun 26, 2007     5 comments

Combining wireless internet/VOIP using and developing existing infrastructure - Why hire an outside company when this might be able to be done DIY. - More>>
posted by charlatan to technology at 11:55 A.M. EST on Fri Jun 22, 2007     8 comments

Walmart vs. Wikipedia - Worthy excerpts from:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wal-Mart
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posted by charlatan to religion at 02:16 A.M. EST on Thu Jun 21, 2007     20 comments

Antioch College is closing for a few years - A unique educational model meets a thinning of resources. - More>>
posted by charlatan to education at 02:33 P.M. EST on Tue Jun 19, 2007     5 comments

A solution to global warming amongst other things.... - From the author of this (he said please at the very end of his letter and it would be impolite perhaps rude to not abide):
http://tinyurl.com/2zucpj (points to Amazon.com)
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posted by charlatan to health at 11:07 P.M. EST on Mon Jun 18, 2007     4 comments

Robert Kennedy Jr. has some provocative things to say - 29 minutes of audio. - More>>
posted by charlatan to culture at 09:54 A.M. EST on Mon Jun 18, 2007     1 comment

Opal Covey is alive and well and selling plants in south Toledo - In case anyone cares.... - More>>
posted by charlatan to commentary at 01:39 A.M. EST on Fri Jun 15, 2007     8 comments

Paris back to Jail. Toledotalk works!!! - She can hone her act.
posted by charlatan to entertainment at 05:10 P.M. EST on Fri Jun 08, 2007     14 comments

Jobe: adult, adolescent, nature, nurture? - I can't imagine growing up the way he had to....
posted by charlatan to parenting at 05:05 P.M. EST on Fri Jun 08, 2007     11 comments

Perhaps the best movie made in recent times - The Eisenhower warning is one of the best/most relevant/revealing speeches in American history. - More>>
posted by charlatan to religion at 10:01 A.M. EST on Tue Jun 05, 2007     7 comments

Why Gas Prices Will Stay High - I think this guys job is to justify selling an abundant commdity at 3 times it's normal price. - More>>
posted by charlatan to business at 12:03 P.M. EST on Mon Jun 04, 2007     49 comments

Oh noes! Another attempt to recall the mayor. - Looks like the guy did dilligent research, like reading the newspapers, listening to the radios, and feeling the healing power of TV. - More>>
posted by charlatan to politics at 06:19 A.M. EST on Wed May 30, 2007     61 comments

Free classes from Harvard, Stanford, Berkley, PSU, Michigan................................. - Now you can have the same brainwashing/indoctrination education without all the nifty connections and having to avoid school loan collections... - More>>
posted by charlatan to education at 04:04 P.M. EST on Tue May 29, 2007     1 comment

The Abusive Public Relations Industry - If you TL;DR this, here's some highlights and the gist of it. A lot information is biased commercial garbage, so it's best to do your own research (try this internets). It shows how Independent 3rd party research is bought and paid for amongst other things. It has some interesting things about JAMA (the premiere "objective" medical journal that used to advertise cigarette's for their health benefits) and how scientists earn Pharma funding for reviewing their drugs. It sort of devolves into a rant, so take it for what it's worth... - More>>
posted by charlatan to business at 02:54 P.M. EST on Tue May 29, 2007     No comments     Post a comment

What's in your wallet? A $516k IOU to pay. - I guess the government's plan to redistribute money from the working poor to the non-working poor is working. - More>>
posted by charlatan to politics at 02:20 P.M. EST on Tue May 29, 2007     3 comments

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