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Severe Obesity Rates Surging in Rural America

June 20th, 2018

Via: Reuters: Severe obesity rates have been on the rise nationwide since the turn of the century, disproportionately affecting children and adults in rural communities, two U.S. studies suggest. Researchers examined data on height and weight collected from 2001 to 2016 for adults 20 and older and for youth ages 2 to 19. Severe obesity […]

San Francisco Tourists Shocked By Aggressive Vagrants, Discarded Needles, Dead Bodies

June 18th, 2018

Via: ZeroHedge: San Francisco – a Democratic stronghold known for cable cars, quaint architecture and its diverse culture, has become a bastion of squalor and crime as city dwellers and visitors alike dodge aggressive, drug-addled vagrants. And it’s beginning to scare the tourists…

Inside the Former Texas Walmart Where 1,400 Immigrant Children Are Held

June 16th, 2018

Via: WGN: The strangeness of the largest migrant children’s center in the United States, near the border with Mexico, shows up in the details. Here, there are 1,469 boys, ages 10 to 17, housed inside the 250,000-square-foot shell of a former Walmart superstore. None of the 313 bedrooms have doors. Or ceilings, so that children […]

Sweden Mobilizes Home Guard for First Time Since 1975

June 16th, 2018

Via: The Local: Sweden’s 22,000 volunteer soldiers were on Tuesday evening grabbing their guns and uniform, cancelling social engagements, and rushing to their stations, as the Swedish Armed Forces launched its biggest surprise exercise since 1975. “The idea behind this exercise is that we are now strengthening our military defence of the country,” Sweden’s Supreme […]

One in Three Americans Take Meds with Depressive Side Effects

June 12th, 2018

Via: AFP: One third of Americans are taking prescription and over-the-counter drugs, such as birth control pills, antacids and common heart medications, that may raise the risk of depression, researchers warned on Tuesday. Since the drugs are so common, people may be unaware of their potential depressive effects, said the report in the Journal of […]

AT&T Buys Time Warner for $85 Billion

June 12th, 2018

Insane, anticompetitive, Soviet-style vertical integration. So it goes… Via: Los Angeles Times: In the aftermath of a federal judge’s approval Tuesday of the mega-merger between AT&T and Time Warner, you’ll be reading about how this deal will vastly remake the entertainment and information landscape, most likely at consumers’ expense. That take is absolutely true. What’s […]

A Mall in China Put in a Traffic Lane Just for People Staring at Their Phones

June 9th, 2018

Reader DF sent in this video a few days ago. Via: FastCompany: According to the New York Times, the new lane of traffic was intended to address the needs of the so-called “heads down tribe,” people who find the world around them so dull that they can’t bear to look up from their phones, even […]

Grave Robbers Steal Bones from Miami’s Historic Cemeteries

June 6th, 2018

Via: Miami Herald: Kennedy, who lives in the small office at the center of the 10-acre Lincoln property in Brownsville, nightly chases away drug addicts, homeless people, prostitutes, vandals, bone burglars and Santeria worshippers who deposit offerings of slain chickens, fruit, candy, cigars and coins. “I got shot once. Guy pulled a gun on me […]

20 Years Of Socialist Utopia In Venezuela Summed Up In 20 Seconds

May 27th, 2018

Via: ZeroHedge: This is the result of almost 20 years of socialist revolution in Venezuela. A sad reality. #Chavismo #May22 — Michael Welling (@WellingMichael) May 22, 2018

In Japan, a Buddhist Funeral Service for Robot Dogs

May 27th, 2018

Via: National Geographic: A traveler happening upon a funeral for robot dogs might be taken aback. Is this a performance art statement about modern life? Is it a hoax? A practical joke? But this is actually a religious ceremony, and the emotions expressed by the human participants are genuine.

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