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Hoax Twitter Message and Call Cost Doctor Kruse His Cruise

All it takes to ruin a guy’s vacation is one anonymous moron with a computer and a phone, and a bunch of gullible and overreacting law enforcement agents and cruise personnel: A Nashville neurosurgeon was pulled off a Carnival cruise suspected of planning to commit a bio-terrorist attack, after a tweet from an impostor account [...]
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Congressional Computer Banned By Wikipedia

Technology : Geeks are Sexy (3 days ago)

An IP address at the House of Representatives has received a 10-day ban from anonymous edits on Wikipedia. It follows malicious edits receiving unwanted publicity. A Twitter account, @congressedits, automatically posts a message whe... Read Post

UK Islamist Teachers Said Boston Bombings Were a Hoax

Politics / US Politics : Big Government (5 days ago)

Teachers at the centre of an Islamist plot to take over British schools exchanged messages saying that the Boston Marathon bombings and the murder of soldier Lee Rigby were hoaxes. Yesterday, the government published a damning repor... Read Post

It's Doctors Who Control the Number of Doctors in America, Not the Government

Politics / US Politics : Kevin Drum (8 months ago)

After writing yesterday about the reason we pay doctors so much, I received a bunch of tweets basically calling me a communist, or a moron, or sometimes a communist moron. I mostly ignored them because that's what I usually do, but ... Read Post


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