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Texas has its own handy website

Texas.gov Order a birth certificate, send money to an inmate, collect lotto winnings, and renew your vehicle registration all from the homepage.

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Hunter S. Thompson: Huevos Rancheros

Originally posted on Paper and Salt:
Every day begins with breakfast, and every breakfast begins with a profound dilemma: Sweet or savory? For the reliably indecisive (myself included), reading a brunch menu is like watching two heavyweights sweat it out…

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An All a You Can Read Buffet

Amazon joins gets on the streaming media bandwagon with its signature product: books. The service, called Kindle Unlimited, will run about $10 a month. Its one way to keep people reading.

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“Texas Miracle” economy undermines workforce; citizens are fielding calls from citizens about unsafe working conditions

Texas Work Safety Hotline Upgraded by Jay Root, The Texas Tribune July 9, 2014 How disdain for government regulation sparked a “Texas miracle” economy — while tearing down protections for the workers who built it. More than 20 years after … Continue reading

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Nuclear Radiation Releases Continue in New Mexico

Originally posted on Aletho News:
Something Happened in February, Something is STILL Going On By William Boardman | Reader Supported News | July 2, 2014 Environmental radiation releases spiked again in mid-June around the surface site of the only U.S.…

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New Mexico Summer Rain

in the high desert country Where the fibers of the clouds are so fine and move so fast That every time you look up, You are reminded that they are still thinking with you, And the sun pours through them … Continue reading

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Film Review: ‘Set Fire to the Stars’

Originally posted on Variety:
Dylan Thomas knew the transcendent power of great art: “The world is never the same,” he famously said, “once a good poem has been added to it.” The world, it has to be said, does not…

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Letter makes it to its destination within the same town 83 years later

  http://www.centralmaine.com/2014/07/01/letter-finally-makes-it-to-pittsfield-83-years-late/   “Time is the longest distance between two places.” –Tennessee Williams To think, people get upset nowadays if their text messages take too long to go through to the recipients. It makes me think that the most important … Continue reading

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Emotion contagion: military, govt, also possibly reading too much into and over-analyzing the emotions behind Facebook posts

Who else is trying to “know” you on Facebook without actually being your friend in real life? The possibilities could be endless.   http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2014/07/military-already-using-facebook-track-moods/87793/ “One of them is a company out of Austin, Texas, called SnapTrends, founded in 2012. They … Continue reading

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F.T.C. Received complaint from privacy group about Facebook emotion study

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/03/privacy-group-complains-to-f-t-c-about-facebook-emotion-study/?smid=nytnow-share&smprod=nytnow

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