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Paul E Ester

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When I clicked this thread, I said to myself, \"I wonder who said the inevitable stupid thing.- You did not disappoint.\" - WilliamPitt Hmmm. Interesting…nt - SidDithers What the hell is going on here, anyway? -Hekate This is one of the most hilarious threads I have read on DU… - defacto7 \"That has got to be the stupidest thing I have ever read on DU.\" - AsahinaKimi

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Dentist Pulls ALL HIS TEETH Without Permission

Christopher Crist claims that he went into a dentist office to get a few painful teeth pulled. When he walked out, he had none.

The 21-year-old Indiana man, who is autistic, told Fox 59 that his mom sent him to Amazing Family Dental in Indianapolis to get three of his teeth removed. But instead of ending the procedure with three pulled teeth, the dentist kept going, Crist says.

"They pulled every last one of them," he told the station. "I am going to look like a freak now."

He says the gruesome operation began after the dentist gave him some pills to ease the pain of the procedure, WTVR reports. His mother had given him strict instructions to ask that three teeth be pulled. It's unclear when the mixup occurred.


The world needs more people like this.

Founder of a free school for slum children Rajesh Kumar Sharma, second from right, and Laxmi Chandra, right, write on black boards, painted on a building wall, at a free school run under a metro bridge in New Delhi, India. At least 30 children living in the nearby slums have been receiving free education from this school for the last three years.

French study: Bras don’t help breasts

After 15 years of meticulously studying the breasts of 130 women, a French sports medicine scientist says: Bras are bogus.

They don’t help a woman with back pain or sagging or pretty much anything, professor Jean-Denis Rouillon, from the University of Besançon in eastern France, told The Local, an English language French news org.

Local writes: According to Rouillon, a sports science expert, the lesson to be learned from the preliminary results of his marathon experiment is that “bras are a false necessity”.

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Judge considers $2M restitution in child porn case - Copyright Trolling Child Porn Sex Offenders.

A federal judge in Kansas has been asked to award three child pornography victims more than $2 million in restitution for losses they suffered as a result of their explicit images being spread across the Internet.

But recent court rulings, including one last week by the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver, have raised questions about how much an offender can be forced to reimburse victims if the government cannot prove specifically how much harm the violator caused by downloading the images.

Brandon Hollister, 32, of Horton, Kan., pleaded guilty last year to distributing child porn and was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom also asked the judge to order Hollister to reimburse victims, who said being sexually exploited as children left them with permanent mental, emotional and psychological damage.

Prosecutors cited more than 300 orders for restitution already made to the same victims whose images were found on the computers of other defendants.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Judge-considers-2M-restitution-in-child-porn-case-4421407.php#ixzz2Q51ItRcT

Smokers will pay same rates as nonsmokers in D.C. insurance exchange

With less than six months until the District’s health insurance exchange is set to debut, policymakers have made another momentous decision that will affect how much residents pay for coverage.

On Monday, the D.C. exchange’s executive board voted to prevent insurers from charging higher premiums to smokers than to nonsmokers — meaning nonsmokers are likely to pay modestly higher rates than if smoking surcharges were permitted. The District joins three states — Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont — that have banned tobacco surcharges on their own exchanges.

Mohammad N. Akhter, chair of the D.C. Health Benefit Exchange board and a former city health director, said the authority had no hard data on what cost impact banning tobacco surcharges might have on nonsmoker premiums. But he said the vote furthers the board’s policy of encouraging broad participation in the exchange.

“It makes public-health sense to make sure we do the right thing by the people,” he said. “Smoking is an addiction, and we just want to give people a fair shot to participate in the health care exchange.”


Bitcoin Hits New Record, Crosses $250

Source: ZeroHedge

It seem like it was only yesterday that Bitcoin crossed $200 for the first time. Oh wait, it was. It is now 24 hours later, and as parabolic rises imply, it is only "fair" that the price of the electronic currency (expressed in the same currency that incidentally can be created out of thin air and is used to transact for BTC) is some 25% higher, or well over $250.... In one day.

Read more: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-10/bitcoin-hits-new-record-crosses-250

Allergy to Husband's Sperm Was 'Game-Changer' in Marriage

Newlyweds Jeff and Clara, both 35-year-old professionals, fell in love quickly and were convinced they were the "right match" -- until they had sex.

"I had this bizarre reaction," said Clara, who for privacy reasons did not want to use her real name. "I had burning and swelling and redness, which was very unusual. I thought I had contracted an STD [sexually transmitted disease]."

Horrified, she made an appointment with the gynecologist for testing and was nervous about having a "tricky conversation" with Jeff.

After several doctors' visits and hours of research online, the North Carolina couple finally got some answers, but it derailed their sex life and shook their marriage.

Clara had seminal plasma hypersensitivity, an allergic reaction to the proteins in Jeff's semen. Even using a condom didn't help, so the couple avoided intimacy.


Michelle Obama to speak on gun violence, which could mean a more activist role

Source: Washington Post

When she returns home here Wednesday to deliver a speech on gun violence, first lady Michelle Obama will be making a rare foray into the politics of the day that could presage a more activist role during her husband’s second term.

Obama is taking what aides described as an intentional step outside her narrow focus on military families and childhood nutrition to confront the dark reality of young people being gunned down on the streets of America’s cities. The remarks come amid a contentious debate on Capitol Hill over stricter gun laws advocated by President Obama.

White House officials say that the first lady will speak from the perspective of a mother, not as a gun-control booster. And unlike the president, aides said, she will not call on Congress to do anything.

But by speaking out now, Michelle Obama risks being seen as leveraging her widespread popularity to advance her husband’s legislative agenda. That would be an unusual move for any first lady, but particularly so for Obama, who has appeared careful to preserve her broad, nonpartisan appeal.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/michelle-obama-to-speak-on-gun-violence-which-could-mean-a-more-activist-role/2013/04/09/320cf1da-a124-11e2-82bc-511538ae90a4_story.html
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