October 2013 Archive

Baltimore ‘Dine & Dasher’ Accused Of Faking Seizures To Ditch Food Tab

(CBS Local) – A man is in jail for scheming Baltimore restaurants out of hundreds of dollars.

Venezuela seeks to tame ‘Wild West’ motorcycle chaos

(Reuters) – Choking traffic, causing pileups and even ambushing drivers, Venezuela’s hordes of motorcyclists are an increasingly high-profile problem…

Obama Officials In 2010: 93 Million Americans Will Be Unable To Keep Their Health Plans Under Obamacare

(Forbes) – As to the number of people facing cancellations, 51 percent of the employer-based market plus 53.5 percent of the non-group market…

Belgium considering unprecedented law to grant euthanasia for children, dementia patients

(WaPo) – Should children have the right to ask for their own deaths?

UK’s NHS pulls the plug on its $17 billion IT system

(Independent) – After nine years and with billions already spent, doomed computer system is abandoned

Small plane crashes at big airport; no one notices

(CNN) – Authorities struggled to explain how a small plane crashed at an international airport, erupted in fire, but evidently went unnoticed for hours.

Did a murderer and a sex offender just save Oklahoma $20 million?

(WaPo) – a software program written by two inmates that could save the prison, and maybe the state, a lot of money.

Nokia phone lost underwater for 3 months, still works

(Times of India) – A recent incident reinforces the belief that Nokia makes some of the most durable mobile phones in the market still.

Why So Many Icelanders Still Believe in Invisible Elves

(Atlantic) – How the country’s history and geography created the perfect setting for magical creatures…

The Dutch Don’t Care About Marriage

(Slate) – Americans can learn a lot from their indifference.

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