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  1. about 5 years ago on FoxTrot

    Hey, it’s a math exam, not spelling.

  2. about 5 years ago on Rudy Park

    Unless you have inadequate water treatment where you live, bottled water is rarely any better, and selling it through private companies ultimately raises the cost of water for everyone. There’s also the environmental cost of bottling and transporting it.

  3. about 5 years ago on Non Sequitur

    Well, that’s some very scientific-sounding gibberish. Yes, “haploid” and “MtDNA” are actual scientific terms, but they have no evident meaning within the context of that statement, although it sort-of sounds like you are claiming there were seven “Eves”, which is certainly not scientifically accurate.

  4. about 5 years ago on Kliban

    Chernobyl continues to be pretty much uninhabited (by humans), so I don’t think there is a farmers’ market, although I gather there may be a small number of returnees.

  5. about 5 years ago on F Minus

    There is some concern about insurance companies wanting DNA tests in order to test for possible health risks and bump up premiums accordingly. I think it’s safe to say that we don’t need to worry about companies cloning employees, however. Even if human cloning was legal, definitely possible, and risk-free, no company is going to go to the trouble of raising an employee from a baby.

  6. about 5 years ago on Barney & Clyde

    Reminds me of some cubes (to be mixed with boiling water and drunk) that my father found in Chinatown many years ago. I think they were called Dr. Lamb’s something or other, and the enclosed information had an absurdly long and varied list of ailments that it claimed to help or cure, including “the plague”. We actually tried it and in fact I think my father continued to drink it occasionally, despite the fact that it basically just tasted sweet.

  7. about 5 years ago on Bloom County 2019

    The Trump administration seems to have brought it to extraordinary new levels, however. It was Kellyanne Conway who decided to justify an obvious falsehood by calling it an “alternative fact”.

  8. about 5 years ago on Rudy Park

    The $3 billion Community Development Block Grant program would be eliminated under Trump’s budget. These grants are used by the states for various community-development programs across the country, including Meals on Wheels programs to varying degrees. The Older Americans Act Nutrition Program is a far larger contributor to Meals on Wheels (about 35% of their total contributions). We don’t know how much it will be cut, but it is part of the Health and Human Services budget, which the White House has proposed cutting by nearly 18 percent. (Sources http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/03/20/520848721/could-meals-on-wheels-really-lose-funding-yes-but-its-hard-to-say-how-much and http://www.corsicanadailysun.com/texas/news/proposed-federal-budget-cuts-could-reduce-mow-funding/article_cc0c3898-b625-552c-9007-3ebe15e8e083.html.)

  9. about 5 years ago on Non Sequitur

    I find it hard to care what he eats, as long as he doesn’t develop a taste for endangered species (which doesn’t seem like a complete impossibility in his case).

  10. about 5 years ago on That's Life

    Sooner or later…