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Infants On the Cheap
7 years ago

Infants On the Cheap

The next time you’re looking to buy an infant on the cheap, try in Wakeeney, Kansas. You can double-up for under a buck.

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Six Year Old Boy Raises $10K for Dad’s Cancer Treatment, Healthcare System Still Broken
7 years ago

Six Year Old Boy Raises $10K for Dad’s Cancer Treatment, Healthcare System Still Broken

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Depending on where you’re reading the story about six year old Drew Cox, you get a different taste in your mouth. From local affiliates and mom-blogs, you get a sense of heart-warming lemony-goodness. But Boing Boing‘s Xeni Jardin wants you to remember something: these “heart-warming” stories highlight the sad fact that the state of health care in the United States is absolutely abominable.

As the crow flies, Texas father Randy Cox has a rare form of cancer. Cox can’t afford his medical bills (who can?), and his six year old son, Drew, raised $10,000 to help dad out. “Doctors gave an excellent prognosis,” says the Cox family’s fundraising website, “and thinks he only needs 4 cycles of chemotherapy using 2 medications. He goes 6 hours a day for a week and then off for two weeks before the next cycle begins.”

But Drew didn’t raise $10,000 for his dad with a fundraising website. Drew did it, incredibly, with a lemonade stand.

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White Grandfather Detained, Cuffed While Walking With Black Granddaughter
7 years ago

White Grandfather Detained, Cuffed While Walking With Black Granddaughter

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Making the rounds this week is a story about a Texas grandfather that was stopped by police while walking with his granddaughter. The kicker, which is no surprise thanks to my tell-all title and image, is that the granddaughter was black – the grandfather was white. As always, the devil’s in the details.

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This Is/Isn’t Breaking/Old News: Cell Phones Might/Might Not Cause Cancer/Tumors
8 years ago

This Is/Isn’t Breaking/Old News: Cell Phones Might/Might Not Cause Cancer/Tumors

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Today, the award for fence-riding goes to the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research into Cancer. They came out and said that definitely maybe cell phones can be …
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Hand Drawn Computer Game
8 years ago

Hand Drawn Computer Game

Mark Frauenfelder’s daughter draws him a computer game. This is actually refreshing because I thought it was going to be some ultra-nerd real computer science crap. Turns out it’s …
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