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Paleontologists Discover Fossil Evidence Of Career-Oriented Dinosaur Who Froze Eggs

The Onion - Mon, 2022-01-03 09:00

MEADE COUNTY, SD—In a first-of-its-kind discovery that suggests not all Cretaceous-period females prioritized the traditional goals of settling down and having children, paleontologists from Boston University announced Monday they had found fossil evidence of a career-oriented dinosaur who froze her eggs. “This

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Study: Vaping Doubles Risk Of Erectile Dysfunction

The Onion - Mon, 2022-01-03 09:00

A recent study has discovered that healthy men between the ages of 20 and 65 who vaped nicotine daily were more than twice as likely to report experiencing erectile dysfunction. What do you think?

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Lies Fitness Trainers Tell Their Clients All The Time

The Onion - Mon, 2022-01-03 09:00

They haven’t, and they’re absolutely panicking inside about what the fuck to do with you.

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New Year’s Resolutions

The Onion - Mon, 2022-01-03 09:00

Each year, Americans celebrate New Year’s Eve by resolving to change some aspect of their lives. What is your New Year’s resolution?

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BREAKING: The Tower…The Chariot Reversed…And Death…

The Onion - Mon, 2022-01-03 09:00

NEW YORK—Flipping over the cards you selected one by one, a breaking report issued Monday stated they showed the tower, the chariot reversed, and death, which sources confirmed would certainly lead to imminent, grave misfortune for you. “Beware, lost one, for the fortunes have turned against you,” said visibly rattled…

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New Zealand: World's First Strike Of 2022- Hospo Workers In Skycity Hamilton Walk Tonight

LabourStart - Fri, 2021-12-31 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Unite Union

Gwyneth Paltrow Touts New Diamond-Encrusted Trepanation Drill, Drainage Bucket On Website

The Onion - Fri, 2021-12-31 09:00

LOS ANGELES—Touting the tool’s ability to bore through several layers of skull in order to balance the body’s unknowable ethers, Gwyneth Paltrow introduced a new diamond-encrusted trepanation drill and drainage bucket on her website, sources confirmed Friday. “With just a few cranks, this elegant, stainless steel…

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Artist Crafting Music Box Hopes It Delights At Least One Child In Post-Apocalypse

The Onion - Fri, 2021-12-31 09:00

TEMPE, AZ—Telling reporters that the notion helped inspire him to continue creating, Keith Gein, a local music box artisan, expressed his hope Friday that his latest work would delight at least one child in the post-apocalypse. “I work hard on each of my crafted items, so it’s nice to imagine that eventually one of…

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Homeowner Trying To Smoke Out Snakes Accidentally Burns Down House

The Onion - Fri, 2021-12-31 09:00

A Maryland homeowner trying to get rid of a snake infestation accidentally burned their house to the ground, causing about $1 million in damages, with officials stating that the well-being of the snakes was still “undetermined.” What do you think?

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Dictionary.Com Names ‘Allyship’ 2021 Word Of The Year

The Onion - Fri, 2021-12-31 09:00

Dictionary.com has named “allyship” as its word of the year for 2021, noting the old noun taking on another definition: “The role of a person who advocates for inclusion of a ‘marginalized or politicized group’ in solidarity but not as a member.” What do you think?

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Man Realizes ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ Actually Pretty Creepy After Rewatching It As Adult

The Onion - Fri, 2021-12-31 09:00

LEBANON, NH—Saying he was stunned by the film’s macabre subject matter, area man Tyler Duchesne told reporters Friday that he had never realized The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is actually pretty creepy until he viewed it for the first time as an adult. “Back when I was a kid, it never occurred to me that the movie’s…

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Review: Black Sun, by Owen Matthews

Eric Lee's Blog - Fri, 2021-12-31 03:16

Owen Matthews knows the Soviet Union. First of all, he was born in Leningrad. He went on to become a journalist there, serving as Newsweek’s Moscow correspondent for years. He wrote an excellent biography of the Soviet super-spy Richard Sorge. For all those reasons, I expected a better book.

Black Sun is a thriller that belongs to a particular sub-type of the genre: the honest cop investigating the murder of one individual in a totalitarian state where mass murder is the norm. An early example of this is the series that began with Gorky Park. There are other series, by different authors, set in Nazi Germany. I think this story has already been done to death and can only work if the writer is an extraordinarily gifted story-teller, or if there’s an incredible story to tell. Unfortunately, neither is the case here.

I see that the book was a commercial success and further volumes are planned, but I cannot imagine why.

Review: The Kronstadt Uprising, by Ida Mett

Eric Lee's Blog - Fri, 2021-12-31 03:08

If you’re looking for a short book about the 1921 rebellion of the Kronstadt sailors against the Bolshevik dictatorship, this is not a bad place to start.

Written from an activist rather than an academic viewpoint, Mett is passionate in her defence of the insurgent sailors who stood up to Lenin and Trotsky, demanding – among other things – ‘free soviets’. Much of the book is devoted to responding to Bolshevik smears, including that the sailors – who were once the most loyal supporters of the revolutionary regime – were led by White generals.

Trotsky in particular comes in for severe criticism, as he seems to have defended the brutal crushing of the rebellion to his dying day.

Kronstadt was not the last of the anti-Bolshevik rebellions involving people who were once seen as the most supportive of socialist revolution. The miners of Chiatura and the peasants of Guria, in Georgia rose up against the tsar in 1905 and again against the Communists in 1924 — but that story has yet to be told.

Belarus: 32 journalists will spend New Year’s Eve in prison

LabourStart - Thu, 2021-12-30 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: EFJ

USA: Amazon Reaches Labor Deal, Giving Workers More Power to Organize

LabourStart - Thu, 2021-12-30 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: New York Times

India: How A Protest By Women Forced Change At iPhone’s Indian Plant

LabourStart - Thu, 2021-12-30 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: The Toys Matrix

Idiotic New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Never Actually Keep

The Onion - Thu, 2021-12-30 09:00

With another challenging year finally coming to a close, it’s time to turn over a new leaf and attempt—with little success—to improve yourself. Here are several common idiotic New Year’s resolutions you’ll never actually keep.

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