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FoxNY: Police: Worker hid $1,200 worth of meat in pants
"A New York supermarket employee has been accused of leaving the store with $1,200 worth of meat hidden in his pants." How did they ever spot that? Via @DoreenHDickson and @PeeteySDee. [rdbrewer]
Remember the enterovirus that was getting all those kids sick? It's still out there, and it may be causing paralysis in some kids. Pay close attention to this one. [tmi3rd]
Science is a cruel mistress: Caffeinated Underpants Won’t Make Your Butt Smaller [dri]

John McCormack: Secret Service Requires Female Agents to Meet Lower Physical Strength Standards Than Male Agents
"Few details have been reported about how precisely Gonzalez overpowered the female agent, but it's certainly possible that the Secret Service's disparate physical strength requirements for men and women may be endangering the life of the president." [rdbrewer]

CNBC: Steve Wynn: I'm 'more scared' about US than China
Via Drudge. "Wynn continues to disparage the White House: 'I am stunned at the immaturity of this administration. ... We elected a man as president who had no experience at anything.'" [rdbrewer]

The National Interest: Is Realism's Home on the Right?
"The claim that Obama is a realist is an insult to realists...." [rdbrewer]

Thomas Edsall, NYT: Are Liberals Fund-Raising Hypocrites?
"[T]he hypothetical described above did not take place, but something approximating it did. Instead of Republican offenders, the players were President Obama, a Democratic Senate, the progressive American Constitution Society, and the Democracy Alliance, a network of very wealthy liberal donors." [rdbrewer]

New Interstellar trailer
Via @BenK84. [rdbrewer]

The Telegraph: Jimmy Carter: I could have beaten Reagan if I was more 'manly'
Heh. [rdbrewer]

Pundit Press: CBS: Climate Change Behind Ebola Outbreak
Hey, remember that song by Joe Jackson, "Everything Gives You Cancer"? Yeah, that. [rdbrewer]
Daddy Warpig's House of Geekery: Was There A GJP Mass Effect 3 Conspiracy?
"The 'Gamers are Dead' articles that launched #GamerGate were, in his opinion, 'most similar to the Mass Effect 3 controversy… when a lot of the gaming press wrote similar pieces about how gamers were entitled.' There was 'a similar contempt towards their readers.'" [rdbrewer]

Court: Obama Admin Can’t Hide Investigation into Former White House Adviser
"The Obama administration must acknowledge the existence of an independent investigation into former White House senior economics adviser Austan Goolsbee’s alleged unauthorized access to the Koch brother’s tax returns, a court ruled Tuesday." What was Goolsbee doing with Koch tax returns? [rdbrewer]

Michael Bastasch: Environmentalists Are Actually Hurting Endangered Species Now
"'Lawsuits are a lucrative business for environmental groups since the federal government often reimburses attorney fees at taxpayer expense,' said Jack Ekstrom, chairman of Western Energy Alliance. 'Attorneys for the environmental lobby line their pockets and organizations flood the agency with listing petitions for species that are not truly endangered to boost their fundraising.'" [rdbrewer]
Hillary Clinton delivers powerful speech. Warning: This may cause you to vote Democrat! [dri]
Meet the people who want to turn predators into vegans [dri]
Charles Whitman's rifle used in 1966 University of Texas rampage on sale for $25k [dri]
David Stockman: Uncle Sam’s $8 Trillion Annual Debt Churn: Why Washington Is Pertrified Of Honest Interest Rates
Via Drudge. "The U.S. government is borrowing about 8 trillion dollars a year...." [rdbrewer]
ObamaCare’s Medicaid Expansion Lets Convicts Rob the Elderly and Vulnerable of Health Care
35% (!!!) of Medicaid expansion recipients have a criminal history. Insane. [JohnE.]

Northeast loses 40% of House seats as people flee high-tax states [rdbrewer]

Daily Mail: Brave rangers risk being killed by baby elephant’s mother as they rescue it from drowning in watering hole as its parent defends its calf
Aww. Just a little tiny elephant. Two guys pushed it out. There's another rescue video down the page. Via @ComradeArthur. [rdbrewer]

Reddit: [Stories] Creepypasta are great, but does anyone have any good true creepy stories?
@Zakn linked this. A lot of these two or three paragraph stories are very creepy. Some would be great to adapt for campfire stories. [rdbrewer]

Daniel Halper: A Chance for Victory in Virginia?
Quoting Bill Kristol: "'And now we're seeing movement in the next tier, the long shot states. Here in Virginia in particular, where Ed Gillespie has been trailing incumbent Democrat Mark Warner by about 20 points in most polls, two surveys late last week had him down by only 9 and 12 points.'" [rdbrewer]

Kevin Williamson: The Gelded Age
"The inequality-based critique of the American economy is a fundamentally dishonest one, for a half a dozen or so reasons at least." [rdbrewer]

Mother Jones: Police Want to Get Rid of Their Pentagon-Issued Combat Gear. Here's Why They Can't.
Via Drudge. "But some agencies have found the process of getting rid of unwanted military gear next to impossible. Agencies can't return or trade equipment without Defense Department approval, and because the Pentagon technically still owns the equipment, they can't sell it." [rdbrewer]

Roger L. Simon, PJM: Liberals as Low Information Voters
"I’m talking about the workaday liberal, the well-educated professionals who are our friends, relatives and neighbors. They are, increasingly, low information voters, living in willful or perhaps willed blindness. In a recent months I have been startled by many examples of this. In a casual conversation, an Ivy League graduate and author of several best-selling books asked me what I meant by 'quantitative easing'...." Oy. Via @EdDriscoll. [rdbrewer]
HP Lovecraft's Buzzfeed listicle.
NopeNopeNopeNope NopeNope Nope hey that's cute Nope NopeNopeNopeNope NopeNopeNopeNope... [ArthurK]
Some principles of a Middle East strategy. Jerry Pournelle -- who has forgotten more about history, politics, and the military than Obama ever knew -- weighs in on our latest Middle East engagement. [Fritzworth]
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