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Comment Re:Sniff test (Score 2) 533

We've known for some time that reusable grocery bags were like keyboards - absolutely filthy.

I think they need to look at the cooking habits of the people there. Cooking kiils germs, but maybe the enlightened people of San Francisco are more likely to eat food raw for the sake of the planet?

Comment Not as bad as it sounds? (Score 1) 2

So a large portion of the tax breaks is stock options to employees, and of course the employees will have to pay taxes on the net gain from those options once they are exercised. So Uncle Sam gets its slice of the pie eventually, possibly at a higher tax rate than if Facebook had been the one writting the checks to the IRS.
Facebook

Submission + - Facebook paid no taxes despite record profits (msn.com) 2

Frosty Piss writes: Despite earning more than $1 billion in profits last year, social media juggernaut Facebook paid zilch when it came to federal and state taxes in 2012. In fact, the website will actually be getting a refund totaling $429 million thanks to a tax reduction for executive stock options. In the coming years, Facebook will continue to get monster tax breaks, totaling about $3 billion. 'The employees cash in stock options, and at that point there is tax deduction for the company,' Robert McIntyre, of watchdog group Citizens for Tax Justice, said. 'Because even though it doesn't cost Facebook a nickel, the government treats it as wages and they get a deduction for it. And usually it doesn't wipe out companies whole tax bill, although many companies get big breaks from it.'

Submission + - Alcohol Causes Cancer??? (myhealthnewsdaily.com)

Copper Nikus writes: Did you know alcohol is a carcinogen? I sure didn't until I read this article.
http://www.myhealthnewsdaily.com/3539-alcohol-causes-cancer-deaths.html

Wikipedia seems to support the article.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol_and_cancer

According to the article, in the USA 3.5% of cancer deaths are caused by alcohol, and worldwide it is 4%. In women the situation is particularly troublesome because for them breast cancer it the top cause of cancer death and 15% of breast cancer deaths were linked to alcohol.

According to wikipedia alcohol is a group 1 carcinogen, and is therefore in the same group as arsenic, asbestos, benzene, plutonium-239, x-rays, and gamma rays.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_IARC_Group_1_carcinogens

The article claims that even though moderate alcohol use might reduce heart disease, overall alcohol kills many more people than it saves. When it comes to cancer, there seems to be no safe amount to use.

It is troublesome to me that I had never heard of this before. Could there be a conspiracy by the alcohol industry (which buys plenty of advertisement in the media) to keep this out of public's eye?

Idle

Submission + - Heart Attack Grill's Top Customer Dies of Heart Attack (cnn.com)

Copper Nikus writes: John Alleman visited the Heart Attack Grill so often, the restaurant designed an entire line of clothing featuring a cartoon of its beloved "Patient Joe," and placed his face front and center on their menu. Now the restaurant reports via its Facebook page that its most loyal patron has passed away at age 52, from a heart attack.

According to the Las Vegas Sun, Alleman suffered a heart attack while waiting for a bus in front of the restaurant, which boasts highly caloric menu items such as the 9,982 calorie Quadruple Bypass Burger, Butterfat Milkshakes and Coronary Dogs.

May he rest in peace.

Android

Submission + - iPhone5 user tries a Galaxy Note II (isource.com)

Copper Nikus writes: An article at iSource describes what happened when an iPhone5 user tried a Galaxy Note II for a couple of weeks. Words such as "puny", "child's toy", "disappointed", "difficult", "frustration", "incorrect", "awkward" and "go back" are used in the article. Can you guess which phone model those provocative words apply to? No? Well then go read TFA to find out!

Submission + - Judge hints at jail time for porn troll Prenda Law (arstechnica.com)

rudy_wayne writes: A federal judge in Los Angeles has suggested serious penalties for Brett Gibbs, an attorney at porn copyright trolling firm Prenda Law. Facing allegations of fraud and identity theft, Gibbs will be required to explain himself at a March 11 hearing. And if Judge Otis Wright isn't satisfied with his answers, he may face fines and even jail time.

The identity theft allegations emerged late last year, when a Minnesota man named Alan Cooper told a Minnesota court he suspected Prenda Law named him as the CEO of two litigious offshore holding companies without his permission. Worried about exposing himself to potential liability for the firms' misconduct, Cooper asked the court to investigate the situation. Cooper's letter was spotted by Morgan Pietz, an attorney who represents "John Doe" defendants in California. He notified Judge Wright of the allegations.

Submission + - Saudis Reject Burkas for Babies (alarabiya.net)

Copper Nikus writes: An article in alarabiya describes the controversy around a Saudi cleric's fatwa calling for all female babies to wear burkas. The motivation for this fatwa is allegations of sexual molestation of female babies in the kindgon. Wearing the veil is supposed to protect the baby girls from horny Saudi men. There has been wide condemnation of the fatwa from fellow Saudis on Twitter. The ultra conservative Saudi government is also calling for people to ignore the fatwa on grounds that it hasn't been approved by official channels.

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