Beware the evils of credit
Credit is evil.
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The Difference Between Criticism, Rage, and Villification: I May Not Like JJ Abrams' 'Star Trek' Movies But I Don't Hate the Man
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DIGITAL COORDINATOR job - Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital - Toronto, ON | Indeed.ca
Program/Service/Department: Work Status: Permanent Full-time FTE: 1.0 Salary: Min: $27.38 to Job rate: $32.59 Competition Close Date: 04/24/2015 Description:…
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How the Federal Reserve Is Destroying Your Economic Future | naked capitalism
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Bronx Beauty: struggling with addiction, my friend still made it home | Society | The Guardian
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Call for contributions - how far would you move for a job?
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It's Time for a Conversation - National Geographic Magazine
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The Trader In the Wild | Bloomberg Business
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The right finds a fresh voice on same-sex marriage
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Can tech fix its broken culture?
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Prospect Researcher job - Plan Canada - Toronto, ON | Indeed.com
Prospect Researcher Plan Canada - Toronto, ON Full-time,  Temporary,  Contract Department Individual and Corporate Philanthropy Reports To Senior Manager…
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CIA Allegedly Behind 1980s Club Hit About Sleeping Dominatrix — Cuepoint — Medium
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Run from him:
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8 Reasons to Love the New Workflow App for iOS
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The strange saga of John Rogers, the man who bought the Star Tribune's vintage photo archive | MinnPost
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Bill Black: How the “Super Crunchers” Became the “Super Torturers” of Finance Data | naked capitalism
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Walter Scott, Thomas Slager, and the Myth of Police Reform — The Atlantic
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This Magic Moment - The Sopranos
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Trade Machine: Let’s Kick Out James Taylor, and Seven More Ways to Improve Music’s Crock of a Museum «
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Quick Note on Slavery, Finance, Minksy, and the Panic of 1837 | naked capitalism
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The Day the Seminary Students Saved Christmas (just kidding, they didn't)
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Why This Pastor Who Tried To Assassinate Hitler Has Become A Hero To The Anti-LGBT Movement | ThinkProgress
by Jack Jenkins Posted on April 14, 2015 at 8:00 am Updated: April 14, 2015 at 9:50 am
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The Insane Story of the Guy Who Killed the Guy Who Killed Lincoln | Washingtonian
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The 15 Diseases of Leadership, According to Pope Francis
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The Victim, The Comforter, The Guy’s Girl… — Matter — Medium
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Marco Rubio Is the Most Disingenuous Republican Running for President
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"God Damn the Pusher Man" - Especially when Enabled by the FDA Revolving Door | naked capitalism
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How Is It Possible That the Board of Directors of Cooper Union Has Not Resigned in Shame? | naked capitalism
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This Must Stop: A Call to End Sexually Invasive Interviews Between Priesthood Leaders and Minors in the LDS Church
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Life, Death and Chemicals - Latterly Magazine
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Marriage Mosul-Style: Love In The Time of The Caliphate
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Saga Was One Of The Most Challenged Books In US Libraries Last Year
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The secular case against same-sex marriage
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Let’s face it: “Dixie” has become one of those empty words whose only purpose is to convey stereotypes. For political pundits, it’s shorthand for White People…
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On Moving On | Joshua Foust
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Kansas Cut Taxes to Spur Growth—And Ended Up With Huge Deficits
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The Dysfunctional Male Ghost in the Machine

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Learn How to Conduct Your Own Patent Search with This Infographic
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A Former Medellin Cartel Official Has Been A DEA Informant For 27 Years. Now He Wants Out.
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The Fatal Flaw in Using Faith as Permission to Discriminate
Here are two things I hear a lot these days a lot from liberals, even more from libertarians, and pretty much from everyone on the right: That you can be…
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Celebrating the Defeat of the Slave Power at Appomattox | naked capitalism
By Lambert Strether of Corrente.
Actually, I’m a few days late; a defeated Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865. The historian…
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Why Having To Pee While Driving Is As Bad As Drinking
As a lifelong urinator, I like to keep up with all the latest innovations in the field. That’s why I was excited to see one of 2011’s Ig Nobel awards went to…
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Why Hillary Clinton's Campaign Frightens Democrats
Hillary Clinton, who reportedly will announce her candidacy this weekend, is such a prohibitive favorite to win the Democratic presidential nomination that she…
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General Conference: Scrambling to Close the Floodgates of Apostasy
April 2015 LDS General Conference seemed to have one major theme: Apostasy. The majority of talks were about bolstering personal faith in the face of doubt and…
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Understanding the Idea of Israeli Land Under Talmudic Law | Josh Born…
Josh Bornstein Recently, I have begun to intensely study the Talmud, and it has proven to be a very spiritually enlightening experience. The Talmud has much to…
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Things Left Unspoken: Erasure in Online Discussion of Domestic Violence by Catherine [Kiran/Rin] Oliver | Model View Culture
Trigger Warning: Domestic violence, mentions of violent actions, physical abuse, sexual assault. When people hear the words “domestic violence,” they don’t…
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Confessions Of a Drug-Addicted High School Teacher — Matter — Medium
***Names have been changed to protect the identities of the innocent. The identities of the guilty are protected by default. One year may not sound like enough…
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Six Effective Ways to Have That Difficult Conversation at Work
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Inside the Brian Williams Scandal at NBC News
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Sarah Perry is a contributing editor of Ribbonfarm.
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Originally published on Ravishly and republished here with their permission. “Do I pass?”
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A principal yanked a drug article from a student newspaper, so it ran online
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The Secret Lives of Hillary and Bill in the White House
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