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Atheists bill big names for 'coming out' party in capital

Atheists bill big names for 'coming out' party in capital | DansWorld | Scoop.it
The National Mall in Washington has hosted its share of rallies — some massive and iconic, like the famed civil rights march of 1963, which featured Martin Luther King’s "I Have a Dream" speech.
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5 Idiotic Misconceptions About Calling Customer Service

Based in part on my own torturous years of answering telephones for a living, here are five stupid things you probably believe about calling customer service.
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Can Science Test the Validity of the Supernatural?

Can Science Test the Validity of the Supernatural? | DansWorld | Scoop.it
The JREF exposes charlatans and helps people defend themselves from paranormal and pseudoscientific claims.
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Limit On AT&T's 'Unlimited Data' Plan Surprises Some Customers

Limit On AT&T's 'Unlimited Data' Plan Surprises Some Customers | DansWorld | Scoop.it
NEW YORK — Mike Trang likes to use his iPhone 4 as a GPS device, helping him get around in his job. Now and then, his younger cousins get ahold of it, and play some YouTube videos and games.
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Presentation on Forming and Operating a Worker Cooperative

A presentation from Erbin Crowell of Neighboring Food Co-op Association and Adam Trott of the Valley Alliance of Worker Co-ops.  Tags:  presentation VAWC...

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Sunday is Darwin Day. How Will You Celebrate It? | | AlterNet

Sunday is Darwin Day. How Will You Celebrate It? | | AlterNet | DansWorld | Scoop.it
February 12 is Darwin's Birthday -- a holiday for the reality-based community...
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Obama Approval Ratings Rise Tracks Increasing Consumer Confidence

Obama Approval Ratings Rise Tracks Increasing Consumer Confidence | DansWorld | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, the Gallup Daily tracking poll marked a symbolic milestone.
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Senators Consider Banning Automatic Media Sharing on Facebook: Scientific American

Senators Consider Banning Automatic Media Sharing on Facebook: Scientific American | DansWorld | Scoop.it
Nagging requests for permission could overwhelm Facebook if the Senate decides all media should be governed by the 1988 Video Privacy Protection Act, or VPPA...
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GOP Ups The Ante, Introduces Legislation To Allow Any Employer To Deny Any Preventive Health Service

GOP Ups The Ante, Introduces Legislation To Allow Any Employer To Deny Any Preventive Health Service | DansWorld | Scoop.it
Earlier today, in response to criticism from Catholic groups, the White House altered its regulation requiring employers and insurers to provide no-cost contraception coverage as part of their health care plans.
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Where Americans Most Depend on Government Benefits

Where Americans Most Depend on Government Benefits | DansWorld | Scoop.it
See the share of Americans’ income that comes from government benefit programs like Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, veterans’ benefits and food stamps.
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Freedom To Think: New Social Media Site: Zurker

Freedom To Think: New Social Media Site: Zurker | DansWorld | Scoop.it

There is an interesting new social media site called Zurker. I suggest everyone should check it out. It gives you the opportunity at this point at least to own what are called vshares in the company: http://www.zurker.com/i-4176-ppzsrysvpx Check it out for more details.

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How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy

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Jaroslav Flegr is no kook. And yet, for years, he suspected his mind had been taken over by parasites that had invaded his brain. So the prolific biologist took his science-fiction hunch into the lab.
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Mercury, Autism Not Linked, Study Finds | Urine Mercury Levels No Different in Kids with Autism | LiveScience

Mercury, Autism Not Linked, Study Finds | Urine Mercury Levels No Different in Kids with Autism | LiveScience | DansWorld | Scoop.it
The discredited idea that the mercury used in vaccines may lead to autism has led to reductions in vaccine rates and increases in cases of preventable diseases.
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Why Do People Hate Rap And Opera? : NPR

When it comes to musical preferences, the two genres act like lightning rods for scorn.
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Watch: The Trailer for 'An Honest Liar - The Story of the Amazing James Randi,' a New Doc From the Writer of 'Being Elmo' | Movie News | Movies.com

Watch: The Trailer for 'An Honest Liar - The Story of the Amazing James Randi,' a New Doc From the Writer of 'Being Elmo' | Movie News | Movies.com | DansWorld | Scoop.it
Watch: The Trailer for 'An Honest Liar - The Story of the Amazing James Randi,' a New Doc From the Writer of 'Being Elmo'. Read this and other movie news, reviews, and more at Movies.com.
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America's Darwin Problem

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Our Darwin problem is really a science problem. The easier it becomes to depict the scientific enterprise as a special interest immersed in the culture wars, the easier it becomes to reject scientific findings.
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Top Ten Sexiest Female Celebrity Atheists

Top Ten Sexiest Female Celebrity Atheists | DansWorld | Scoop.it
In honor of Valentine’s Day (and just because we like to have a lot of fun here at Humanist Network News), we’ve come up with the list of the Top Ten Sexiest Male and Female Atheists! Enjoy!

Please note: This article is just for fun. We of course think the women listed below are sexy for both their looks and their brains. :)


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NICOLE LAPIN: Here Are 5 People Who Shouldn't Invest In A 401(k)

NICOLE LAPIN: Here Are 5 People Who Shouldn't Invest In A 401(k) | DansWorld | Scoop.it
They're not for everyone....
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EXCLUSIVE: Conservative Board Unanimously Condemned Gaffney’s ‘Reprehensible’ And ‘Unfounded’ Attacks

EXCLUSIVE: Conservative Board Unanimously Condemned Gaffney’s ‘Reprehensible’ And ‘Unfounded’ Attacks | DansWorld | Scoop.it
This is the first in a two-part series about the Islamaphobia network and CPAC.
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When Parody Becomes Reality: The 'Spilled Semen' Amendment

When Parody Becomes Reality: The 'Spilled Semen' Amendment | DansWorld | Scoop.it
When the Republican-dominated Virginia senate proposed a bill requiring women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion, one of their own finally had had enough. Sen.
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Daily Kos: MILLIONAIRE INVESTOR: "If the Rich Were Job Creators, We'd be Drowning in Jobs Today."

Daily Kos: MILLIONAIRE INVESTOR: "If the Rich Were Job Creators, We'd be Drowning in Jobs Today." | DansWorld | Scoop.it
Nick Hanauer is a very rich, wildly successful business man. His company, aQuantive, was purchased by Microsoft in 2007 for $6.4 billion. He founded gear.com, which merged with Overstock.com, and he ...
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Teaching - And Defending - Pseudoscience In Universities

Teaching - And Defending - Pseudoscience In Universities | DansWorld | Scoop.it
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Anne Sessions, 85-Year-Old Oregonian, Suing Big Bank Over Fake Suicide Call

Anne Sessions, 85-Year-Old Oregonian, Suing Big Bank Over Fake Suicide Call | DansWorld | Scoop.it
These days, debt collectors are putting some people through so much pain that it's landing them in the hospital.
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