Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Daily Blend: Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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John Fairfax
John Fairfax
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists declares that birth control should be available over the counter. Not that such a sensible and provably effective measure has any chance of becoming reality in the foreseeable future, of course.

  • Nevada City proposes ordinance to make it illegal for homeless people to sleep outside without a permit.
    (via @radleybalko)

  • New report: Only three developed countries (Mexico, Chile and Turkey) have a higher child poverty rate than the United States, and other disillusioning statistics.
    (via @BuzzFeedAndrew)

  • Best obituary ever: “At 9, he settled a dispute with a pistol. At 13, he lit out for the Amazon jungle. At 20, he attempted suicide-by-jaguar. Afterward he was apprenticed to a pirate. To please his mother, who did not take kindly to his being a pirate, he briefly managed a mink farm […][pictured]
    (via The Agitator)

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