• Quickies
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    Quickies: Amazon fights quackery, Jupiter’s storm shrinks, you can help kids this summer…

    Welcome to the “Nicole is slightly tipsy and on work-cation in Puerto Rico” edition of the Friday Quickies! I am here for fun and vacation AND to visit the world famous Arecibo Observatory for the very first time. First up, our featured pet above is Captain Cassian James, fur-son of Mad Art Labber Seelix. Look at his face. LOOK AT…

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  • Activism

    How to Help Vaccinate Everyone!

    Right now, we are in the middle of a severe pertussis (whooping cough) epidemic. In Washington state alone, cases over tentupled (which is a word that I made up for up more than times) since last year. In 2011, there were 146 confirmed pertusis cases through the first 20 weeks of the year. This year? 1738. That’s really bad, people.…

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  • This Thursday is the National Day of Reason!

    Apparently Thursday, May 1, 2008 is the National Day of Prayer as designated by the United States Congress in 1952 and signed into law by Harry Truman. There’s a privately funded National Day of Prayer Task Force with a stated purpose of “encouraging participation” in the NDP, though only encouraging the participation of Christians of course since “this country was…

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