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Day October 7, 2010

Lou Dobbs Is Against Illegal Immigration

Unless they work for him:

But with his relentless diatribes against “illegals” and their employers, Dobbs is casting stones from a house—make that an estate—of glass. Based on a yearlong investigation, including interviews with five immigrants who worked without papers on his properties, The Nation and the Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute have found that Dobbs has relied for years on undocumented labor for the upkeep of his multimillion-dollar estates and the horses he keeps for his 22-year-old daughter, Hillary, a champion show jumper.

Dan Savage on the Weirdest Letter He Has Received

(via Dangerous Minds)

The English Language In 24 Accents

Woman Survives Being Hit By Car

From ITN:

A 44-year-old Brazilian woman has survived after being hit by a car and tossed in the air.

Maid Rosalina de Jesus was arriving home from work when a car travelling at high-speeds lost control and slammed into her.

Security camera footage from a nearby shop showed Jesus being thrown some 20m in the air and landing in the middle of a street in the northern city of Belem, in Para state.

The driver stopped to help the victim, who survived with only mild injuries in her arm and collarbone.

(via Arbroath)

I Doubt

That anybody besides me would be interested in this but just in case

Our Government Doesn’t Give a Good Fuck About Our Troops

From Letters of Note:

From celebrated humanist, author and one-time prisoner of war, the late-Kurt Vonnegut, comes a 1991 letter to activist Robert Henry Walz, in which the Slaughterhouse Five novelist responds to a request for assistance with regards to the support of American war veterans. Writing just four months after the end of the Gulf War, Vonnegut was admittedly “down in the mouth”, and very clearly exasperated with the “rich and powerful”.

Question of the Day

What’s your favorite sandwich?

I’m partial to the classic thanksgiving leftover turkey/stuffing/mayo/cranberry sauce on toast.

J.K. Rowling’s Plot Spreadsheet

From RIP Chellatrix:

A spreadsheet plot written out by J.K. Rowling. Her approach to spreadsheet plotting is to divide the columns by chapter number, story timeline, chapter title, main plots and subplots.

(via Buzzfeed)

Milk Jug Storm Trooper Helmet

How to make a storm trooper helmet out of a couple of milk jugs.

(via Boing Boing)

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