All Further Articles for 2013-10-02

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Finally, (Small) Class War: D.C. Restaurants Give Furloughed Workers Freebies But Charge Congressional Perpetrators Double For Their Sins
Ha. Congress unpopular, much? The insanity in our nation's capitol has led sympathetic restaurants to offer furloughed employees "shutdown specials," from free burgers, nachos and cookies to $1 Raw Deal oysters. But many have exempted members of Congress, announcing they must pay full price or double for drinks and coffee. The best: Range is offering free pizza, but declares legislators ineligible "until you get your shit together."
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Jellyfish Close Nuclear Plant, Prepare To Take Over World
A several-ton bloom, or plague, of jellyfish clogging its pipes just forced a Swedish nuclear reactor, one of the world's largest, to close down - an event you'd think would be big news if invasions of up to four million jellyfish hadn't already closed nuclear plants in Sweden, California, Japan and India. Blame the explosion of jellyfish populations, part of other newly documented oceanic upheaval, on its own invincibility, and us: overfishing, pollution, industrial waste, climate change. Startlingly, a new book finds jellyfish displacing penguins in Antarctica, crashing the world’s fisheries and taking over "the oceans as we know them...one bite at a time."
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Who Is John Galt and Why Is He Asking For Kickstarter Donations When He's Always Saying People Who Need Help Are Looters and Moochers?
Evidently unfamiliar with the concept of irony, the producers of the third of the eminently-forgettable Atlas Shrugged movies - 5% approval on Rotten Tomatoes ! - have gone on Kickstarter to panhandle for $250,000 to market their new film about a guy whose mantra is, "Never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine,” created by a woman who argued that every man must depend on himself, the Free Market and hard work, and that any form of help or altruism was "evil." Let them eat selfishness.
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