Ok, I’m all tabbed up so let’s get rolling!
Not sure what to think: Ron Paul wants to make sure kids aren’t subjected to mandatory mental health screenings. On one hand I don’t want to see kids needlessly medicated. On the other hand, I know people who really could have and should have been diagnosed with treatable mental health disorders as kids!
Side Effect: Women are suing cops for tricking them into long term relationships with their undercover alter-egos. Oops.
Never Thought I’d Link Glenn Greenwald: But he’s right about the detention provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act. It’s there in black and white, no matter how people spin it.
Cat Herding: How Occupy Portland outsmarted the cops (without necessarily planning it that way).
Good Grief: 10 things you didn’t know about “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”
I hope they didn’t spend a lot of money on that research: “The more a person drinks the more likely they are to have unprotected sex, according to research.”
This looks good: Dark Chocolate Macadamia Bark with Sea Salt.
Remember this when your Christmas bills arrive: Minimum payments will eat you alive.
Let’s see if that’s more than talk: Most Americans think we need a third party.
Turns out the Military is a way out of a bad neighborhood in more ways than one: Military schools smack around local schools, particularly when it comes to poor and minority kids. Now if only there weren’t the occupational hazard of being shot at!
You’ve seen my musings: Now here’s Anderson Cooper on traveling.
Turning Japanese: 68% of Japanese cars sold in the U.S. were made here in America, in 29 plants that employ 50,000 people. For reference, “American” car manufacturer GM has roughly 68,000 employees in the United States.
About Time!: 6 Fannie/Freddie execs charged with fraud. They might actually go to prison. There’s another big mortgage fraud suit here in Nevada.
Dim Bulb: One idiot thinks those curly light bulbs are so bad, she says she’s giving incandescent bulbs as Christmas presents. Don’t let her kids anywhere near her car with a carton of eggs.
How does that work?: As condition of a plea bargain, a man had to agree to give up a home he didn’t own and never did own.
And Finally: A boy chokes on a meatball in the school cafeteria. The sad part is that rather than make sure all the staff know CPR, they will probably take meatballs off the school menu.