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The Atlantic reports:

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ᔥ Andrew Bolt

The Fairfax share price is heading in only one direction. It will be interesting to see Gina Rinehart delver on her threat to the Chair and the Board.

Fairfax shares have just hit an all-time low – just 51.5 cents.

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Boing Boing has an interesting post about diet and obesity. But it was this graph that piqued my interest…basically if you stuff ever increasing amounts of food into your gob you get fat…who woulda thought?

On the other hand a friend of mine argued with me about the so called obesity epidemic…she said I was wrong and that there is an obesity epidemic…she caught it…and a few others she knows have caught it too.

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States in America that allow gay marriage vs. States that allow first cousins to marry.

In America, there are more states in which you can marry your first cousin than states in which you can marry the love of your life — if that first cousin is of the opposite sex but that love of your life is of the same sex. Same-sex marriage is illegal — not just not possible, but specifically outlawed, sometimes via a constitutional amendment, in 31 states, and legal only in six states, Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, along with the District of Columbia.

But marriage between first cousins — despite the aspects of incest and potential for genetic risk — is legally condoned far more than same-sex marriage.

Interestingly NZ forbids same sex marriage yet allows first cousins to marry.

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via Boing Boing

Nicko from the Sunlight Foundation sez, “Today the Sunlight Foundation continued an investigation of how congressional offices operate with a closer look at the ever-present “Revolving Door.” The new analysis, covering 2009 to 2011, found at least 378 House staffers left Congress and became registered lobbyists, according to a review of U.S. House disbursement data and federal lobbying records. This group of former House offices and committee staffers includes 50 legislative assistants, 32 chiefs of staff, 26 legislative directors and 22 staff assistants who moved from Capitol Hill to K Street.

Perhaps there is some merit in the Greens proposal to register lobbyists. I am yet to be convinced of the point of that.

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Cactus Kate referenced it, some people have been asking about it. It is the Half plus Seven Rule for Relationships:

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A correction of the SST wonky charts at Stats Chat:

I don’t recall Labour or the Greens or Winston Peters protesting all those land sales to Americans, Canadians, Israelis, Swiss, or Italians….but boy have they carped on about sales to Chinese investors.

The numbers just don’t support their worry, even when you add in the Westpac Farms formerly owned by the Crafar family.

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Here is the chart that shows the propensity of Silly First Name Syndrome to occur: