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Daily Link Dump! 04/20/2015

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WI Republican Proposes Jim Crow Diet For The Poor

In the latest of lame-brained, poor shaming ideas from Wisconsin’s Republicans war on the poor, Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum) has a doozy. He wants to put poor people receiving food stamps to go on a Jim Crow diet: Food stamp recipients in Wisconsin would be required to use photo ID cards for their purchases under a bill… [Read the rest of this entry…]

Daily Link Dump! 04/19/2015

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Daily Link Dump! 04/18/2015

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Japanese Bullet Train Breaks Own Speed Record

Japan’s maglev bullet train set a new world record for speed this week by traveling at 590 kilometers per hour (366 mph), breaking the maglev’s own record of 581 kilometers hour set in 2003. The Central Japan Railway Co., known as JR Central, said it will try to break the record again by traveling at 600… [Read the rest of this entry…]

Star Wars 7 Trailer 2 Unveiled at Force Awakens Panel, Watch a New Evil Emerge from the Wreckage of the Empire

As expected, J.J. Abrams introduced a new teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode 7 The Force Awakens at the Star Wars Celebration Force Awakens panel in Anaheim. Not only is it full of ships, lightsabers, and exploding stormtroopers, but the Star Wars: Episode 7 The Force Awakens Official Teaser #2 also gives us our first look… [Read the rest of this entry…]

Drink Water First To Quench Your Thirst [INFOGRAPHIC]

Many of us believe drinking liquids like fruit juice, tea, or soda will keep the body hydrated as well as water. The truth is these beverages contain copious amounts of sugar and salt that are absorbed and then flushed out of our system with the help of… water. Drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day… [Read the rest of this entry…]

How To Use Google’s ‘Find My Phone’ Feature

Heard about Google’s new “find my phone” feature and want to use it? Here’s everything you need to know about how to use the new feature to find lost Android phones and tablets through Google search. For quite a while Apple iPhone, Mac and iPad users have enjoyed the “Find my Phone” feature to locate lost… [Read the rest of this entry…]