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November 20, 2013
Rep. Trey Radel pled guilty to misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance on Wednesday morning, roughly three weeks after his late October arrest for possession of cocaine. Judge Robert Tignor sentenced Radel to one-year of supervised probation, and the freshman lawmaker has said he will pursue in-patient substance abuse treatment. Should he violate his probation, Radel will face up to 180 days in jail and $1,000 in fines. (Photo: AP/J. Scott Applewhite/ABC News) source

Rep. Trey Radel pled guilty to misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance on Wednesday morning, roughly three weeks after his late October arrest for possession of cocaine. Judge Robert Tignor sentenced Radel to one-year of supervised probation, and the freshman lawmaker has said he will pursue in-patient substance abuse treatment. Should he violate his probation, Radel will face up to 180 days in jail and $1,000 in fines. (Photo: AP/J. Scott Applewhite/ABC News) source

14:55 // 11 months ago
November 18, 2013
15:30 // 11 months ago
csmonitor:

U.S. health care vs. socialized health care in 5 countries: The US spends almost twice as much on health care as countries like Canada, Japan, and most in Western Europe. 
Graphic: Jake Turcotte Research: Allison Terry

Take a look at the slides they put together from the OECD Health Data. Found that out of the estimated $8,500 Americans spend on healthcare per capita, the government covers about 47.8% of that cost. In other countries, the government covers more and total costs are lower. 

csmonitor:

U.S. health care vs. socialized health care in 5 countries: The US spends almost twice as much on health care as countries like Canada, Japan, and most in Western Europe. 

Graphic: Jake Turcotte Research: Allison Terry

Take a look at the slides they put together from the OECD Health Data. Found that out of the estimated $8,500 Americans spend on healthcare per capita, the government covers about 47.8% of that cost. In other countries, the government covers more and total costs are lower. 

(via evangotlib)

14:20 // 11 months ago
Many shelters are so overcrowded that people staying there have to arrive at 4:30 in the afternoon to even have a chance of getting a bed that night, which means cutting out of work early, which means risking losing your job, which exacerbates the problem you’re trying to escape. There’s also evidence that the stress of living in a homeless shelter makes you more prone to violence than living on the street.
7 Things No One Tells You About Being Homeless 

(via notemily)

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fred-wilson:

This current price spike is making last spring’s look like a blip

FYI: A United States Senate panel is holding a hearing on bitcoin today.

fred-wilson:

This current price spike is making last spring’s look like a blip

FYI: A United States Senate panel is holding a hearing on bitcoin today.

10:40 // 11 months ago

NSA docs: Australia targeted phones of Indonesian leaders

breakingnews:

The Guardian: Australia’s spy agencies have attempted to listen in on the personal phone calls of the Indonesian president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, and have targeted the mobile phones of his wife, senior ministers and confidants, a top-secret document from whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals.

The document, dated November 2009, names the president and nine of his inner circle as targets of the surveillance, including the vice-president, Boediono, who last week visited Australia.

Yet another revelation found from Snowden’s NSA document trove. 

8:20 // 11 months ago
November 17, 2013

A time lapse video of all 2053 nuclear explosions from 1945 to 1998. Just watch. It also interestingly puts the nuclear arms race into perspective. 

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