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Washington Mental Health Workers Win Safety Strike

Steward's Corner - Tue, 2021-11-23 17:20
Author(s): Sarah Hughes

Nurses and mental health techs at a Tukwila, Washington, facility have won their safety strike after three and a half months on the picket line.

Washington Mental Health Workers Win Safety Strike November 23, 2021 / Sarah Hughes
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Washington Mental Health Workers Win Safety Strike

Magazine Stories - Tue, 2021-11-23 17:20
Author(s): Sarah Hughes

Nurses and mental health techs at a Tukwila, Washington, facility have won their safety strike after three and a half months on the picket line.

Washington Mental Health Workers Win Safety Strike November 23, 2021 / Sarah Hughes
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Spotify Removes Default Shuffle Feature At Adele’s Request

The Onion - Tue, 2021-11-23 16:10

Spotify has removed a play button that automatically shuffled songs regardless of an album’s track list after singer-songwriter Adele requested the change ahead of the release of her fourth studio album. What do you think?

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Janet Yellen Announces Americans Can Use Promo Code ‘THANKS’ For 10% Off All U.S. Goods And Services

The Onion - Tue, 2021-11-23 13:55

WASHINGTON—In a unique and limited-time offer for residents of the United States only, Janet Yellen announced Tuesday that Americans could use the promo code “THANKS” for 10% off all U.S. goods and services. “This Thanksgiving, the Treasury Department is saying ‘thanks’ with an exclusive promotion just for taxpayers,…

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Self-Deprecating Comments That Are Actually Really Harmful

The Onion - Tue, 2021-11-23 09:00

Everyone else is already insulting you, the last thing you need is for your own brain to join in. Here are several self-deprecating comments that are actually really harmful.

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Overwhelmed Arizona Hospitals Turning Away Patients Who Need Cactus Spines Plucked From Bare Asses

The Onion - Tue, 2021-11-23 09:00

PHOENIX, AZ—With a rise in covid cases straining the state’s healthcare resources, overwhelmed Arizona hospitals were reportedly forced Tuesday to turn away patients who needed cactus spines plucked from their bare asses. “Unfortunately, our waiting room has already surpassed the limited number of chairs available for…

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Fish Way Too High On OxyContin Runoff To Give A Shit About Species’ Inevitable Extinction

The Onion - Tue, 2021-11-23 09:00

SEATTLE—In a highly euphoric state after consuming opioids that had traveled downstream from a wastewater treatment plant, a local fish confirmed Tuesday that he was too high on OxyContin runoff to give a shit about the inevitable extinction of his species. “Man, I am fucking blasted right now!” the 36-inch male…

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NFL Study Finds Concussion Symptoms Completely Disappear If You’ve Had An Even Number Of Concussions

The Onion - Tue, 2021-11-23 09:00

NEW YORK—Calling the discovery an encouraging breakthrough in treating serious CTE, a new study commissioned by the NFL and released Tuesday found that concussion symptoms completely disappear if you’ve had an even number of them. “It turns out that all the loss of memory and depressive feelings vanish within several…

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Original Copy Of U.S. Constitution Sells At Auction For $43 Million

The Onion - Tue, 2021-11-23 07:10

A rare surviving copy of the U.S. Constitution has sold at auction for a record $43.2 million, with an unknown buyer beating a crowdfunded bid by a cryptocurrency group. What do you think?

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Review: Traitor King: The Scandalous Exile of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, by Andrew Lownie

Eric Lee's Blog - Tue, 2021-11-23 06:36

First of all, that’s quite a title.

In polite company, one doesn’t throw around the word ‘traitor’ very casually. But Lownie has written about traitors before (I really enjoyed his book about Guy Burgess) and here he sets out to convince us that Edward and Wallis were not just naive people who might have been manipulated by some clever Nazis, not just ordinary British aristocrats who didn’t particularly enjoy Jewish company, but were in fact conscious and willing supporters of Hitler and his criminal regime.

He succeeds. He succeeds because he dug deep into the archives — both the British archives and more interestingly the German, Spanish and others. There he learned that the idea of Edward returning to the throne as a Nazi puppet ruler of a defeated Britain was one that the Duke could live with. It gets worse. After the abdication, Edward and Wallis travelled abroad, including a trip in 1937 to Germany where he was feted by the Nazi regime. There, among other things, he had very nice chat with Hitler at his Alpine retreat, the Berghof. And while much of the trip is well documented, there is no record of what they said.

Meanwhile, there is some evidence that Mrs. Simpson had an affair with Ribbentrop, the future Nazi foreign minister, while he was the German ambassador to London. Ribbentrop was not just a diplomat. He was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity by the Nuremburg tribunal and was hanged 75 years ago.

The Duke and Duchess of Windsor were anti-Semites and would have played the role of puppet rulers exactly as Pétain did in France, or Quisling in Norway.

Fortunately, thanks to the RAF, they never got the chance.

USA: Starbucks launches aggressive anti-union effort as upstate New York stores organize

LabourStart - Mon, 2021-11-22 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Guardian

Kyle Rittenhouse Acquitted Of All Charges In Kenosha Shootings

The Onion - Mon, 2021-11-22 16:08

A jury has acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse of all charges in the shooting deaths of two men and wounding of a third at a Wisconsin protest against racial injustice last year, in a case that has intensified the debate over vigilantism, policing, and guns. What do you think?

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Ultimate Betrayal: It Has Come To Our Attention That There Is A Non-Gamer Within The Ranks Of Our Readership, And We Will Find You

The Onion - Mon, 2021-11-22 15:00

Since our founding in 1947, Onion Gamers Network has built a relationship of trust with our readership. The passing years have brought countless changes, but none altered the one simple tenet at the core of our reportage: Our journalists stopped at nothing to publish the latest industry news and sneak-peeks, and, in…

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Tucker Carlson Late To Work After Being Murdered By Hordes Of Violent Minorities Again

The Onion - Mon, 2021-11-22 14:45

WASHINGTON—Huffing and puffing as he sprinted in over 30 minutes late to his 8 a.m. morning meeting, Tucker Carlson told coworkers he was late to work Monday because he got held up being murdered by hordes of violent minorities again. “Hello everyone, I know I’m late, I would have been here on time if I hadn’t just…

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Most Idiotic Things Anti-Vaxxers Actually Think Will Cure Covid

The Onion - Mon, 2021-11-22 13:13

You need to ingest over 100 pounds of the stuff in a 24-hour period to even have a shot at curing Covid, making this a functionally impossible cure.

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Boss Wouldn’t Be Such A Jerk If He Knew About Negative Depiction In Employee’s Unpublished Novel

The Onion - Mon, 2021-11-22 13:00

BALTIMORE, MD—Assured that her superior would rue the day he treated his employees so rudely, local woman Amanda Lassen confirmed Monday that her boss, Doug Southerton, wouldn’t act like such a jerk if he only knew how he was depicted in her unpublished novel. “He [Southerton] thinks it’s fun to throw his weight…

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QVC Launches New Primetime Prestige Infomercial Starring Bryan Cranston, Edie Falco

The Onion - Mon, 2021-11-22 12:45

WEST CHESTER, PA—In an effort to reach more sophisticated viewers, home-shopping channel QVC announced Monday the launch of a new primetime prestige infomercial that stars Bryan Cranston and Edie Falco in what the network described as a densely plotted, emotionally complex work of paid programming. “Our goal here is…

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