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What Walmart’s Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Victory Will Mean For Women

Over a million women cannot sue Walmart as a class in a class-action lawsuit for sexual discrimination, the Supreme Court ruled today. The the womens’ class-action lawsuit, the largest in history, comprised past and present Walmart employees who said they were systematically oppressed by the company, paid less and denied promotions at stores throughout the country. The New York Times reports the court felt the lawsuit was filed improperly regarding class action rules.

So what will this decision mean for women? Keep reading »

Dogs Are Expert Readers… Of You

Dogs know when we’re paying attention to them—and when we’re looking the other way, a study suggests. Pairs of experimenters carrying treats stood equidistant from a dog and called out to it. One of the pair had her back to the dog, while the other faced it—and every canine tested, whether a domestic pup, a shelter dog, or a wolf, headed to the person looking at it, The New York Times reports. Read more… Keep reading »

Beware Of Gang-Banging Dolphins

Dolphins are peaceful creatures, my ass. According to scientists, violence among young male dolphins is on the rise. A gang of bottleneck dolphins in the Pacific Ocean have been wreaking havoc on porpoises that invade their turf in the Monterey Bay. “Porpocide” by “dive-by” in that area is three times higher than it’s ever been. The bottlenecks surround their porpoise victim, ram it to death with their noses, and use the carcass for a game of catch. That’s hardcore. Why the senseless violence against the porpoise population, you ask? Simply put, the bottlenecks are sexually frustrated. What is our natural world coming to? [OC Weekly] Keep reading »

5 Awful Things Nobody Tells You About Moving

Oh, sure, you’ve moved before: To a better neighborhood, a bigger house or just to spite that bitch Stacy at work who said she lived in a “very exclusive neighborhood.” It’s not a big deal. You suffer through one s**tty weekend, buy your friends cheap beer and sub-food quality pizza in exchange for manual labor, and you’re done. But the big move — the out-of-state, thousand-mile, cross-country, f**k-all move — is a different story. There are all sorts of traps, pitfalls and dastardly sons of bitches lurking out there, just waiting to pounce on you in your vulnerable state of temporary Hobo-osity. And nobody warns you about them … presumably because Big Moving has had all of their protesting tongues cut out and fed into the secret Misery Engines that really keep those trucks running.
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Peanut-Butter Attack Claimed Woman With Nut Allergy

There have been a lot of crazy crimes but this one is completely nuts: a Michigan woman is under investigation for assault, because she mailed a letter coated with peanut butter to her ex-husband, whose new wife just happens to have a peanut allergy.

The wife with the goober allergy picked up the letter soaked with oil in her Battle Creek, Mich mailbox only to see a warning scrawled on the envelope that it contained peanut butter, the Battle Creek Enquire reported.

Reports didn’t indicate if it was a chunky or smooth spread smeared on the letter. Read more… Keep reading »

Critics Of Toddlers Pole Dancing Are Such A Buzzkill

A pole dancing class for toddlers offered at a dance studio in England is being attacked by critics who say it’s “promoting sexually precocious behavior” in young kids. But I don’t get what everyone is so worked up about. Isn’t climbing up and down and around a stripper pole just another form of exercise? And aren’t we being told every day to make sure our kids exercise so they can be healthy?

It sounds to me like maybe these whiny, fun-hating complainers need to get their head out of the gutter. Read more… Keep reading »

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