Posts Tagged: government
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Search Terms: Fiscal, Cliff, Explained

What this cartoon teaches us is that a) it's okay to talk about politics before the first date, but b) the word "politics" might make your love interest's face contort into an unsexy tragedy mask. What this cartoon does not teach us is anything about the fiscal cliff, which was averted yesterday. For better reporting on that, go here. Also, reading between the lines in all this news, it seems one must make $450k a year now to be considered "rich," so that is a new thing to think about.

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The Government's Official Stance on Phoning Home

Q. Has anyone at the White House seen an alien? A. "The U.S. government has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet, or that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted or engaged any member of the human race." (But: "Many scientists and mathematicians have looked with a statistical mindset at the question of whether life likely exists beyond Earth and have come to the conclusion that the odds are pretty high that somewhere among the trillions and trillions of stars in the universe there is a planet other than ours that is home to life." Although: "The odds of us making contact with them … are extremely [...]

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Your 2012 Baby Name Guide: U.S. Senators Edition

1. Hall Lusk

2. B.B. Comer

3. Mike Gravel

4. Outerbridge Horsey

5. Lawton Chiles

6. Wilson Lumpkin

7. Clyde Herring

8. Bourke Hickenlooper

9. Preston Plumb

10.Buckner Thruston

11. Rush Holt

12. Mike Crapo

13. Malcolm Wallop

14. John Coit Spooner

15. Happy Chandler

16. Homer T. Bone 

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China Publishing Marriage Records to Sniff Out Cheaters

China is publishing marriage records to help combat the country's rising infidelity rate. This is not the worst thing ever, in the category of the Chinese government doing things on the Internet, but when you think deeply about it, it becomes puzzling, because how exactly are the cheaters to be determined?

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Obamacareaboutyourfriendswhoaregettingmarried

Obamacare, am I right? (About what? Has anyone read all the pages of that thing that came out/happened today? What did it say?) Related: Obama campaign donation wedding gift registry.