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Parallels between Steve Jobs & the current Pope, and their resignations due…

Parallels between Steve Jobs & the current Pope, and their resignations due to ill health…

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Pope vs. Jobs: The Resignation-Off of the Century | Underwire | Wired.com
After hearing about the Pope’s resignation, it’s hard not draw parallels to the last abdication of power by a revered, somewhat controversial religious leader with millions of devoted followers: Steve…

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Forget the tributes to the resigning Pope

Christopher HItchens nailed it in 2010. And I agree with Tim Minchin's song, too (YouTube Tim Minchin & Pope, NSFW but worth it)

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Pope Benedict’s Abdication Should Remind Us of Long-Standing Allegations Against the Church
Citing wavering strength of mind and body, Pope Benedict XVI announced his decision to resign from the papacy at the end of February. He will be the first pope to abdicate in nearly six centuries. In …

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Listen to this story and try not to weep – intellectually disabled mother interviewed…

Listen to this story and try not to weep – intellectually disabled mother interviewed by her daughter.

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A Life Defined Not By Disability, But Love : NPR
When she was younger, Myra didn’t realize her mom, Bonnie Brown, was “different” than most. Her mother’s intellectual disability was only something she realized later when her mother told her, “I know…

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Mary Edwards Walker – she deserves to be remembered!

Mary Edwards Walker – she deserves to be remembered!

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The Piss and Grit of Mary Edwards Walker, First Female Surgeon in the Civil War
Most of us remember Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the U.S. I named my first fish after her when I was in the fifth grade!

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Maher lets Trump know how stupid he is being, as that is Trump way, probably no change…

Maher lets Trump know how stupid he is being, as that is Trump way, probably no change to ensue.

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Bill Maher Blasts Donald Trump for Suit Over Orangutan Joke
Anyone who is a regular reader of this site is probably already familiar with Donald Trump’s threat to sue Bill Maher over his joke where he asked flame thrower and birther for proof that he was not t…

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Why couldn't the brilliant Aaron Swartz save himself? Because he was fighting…

Why couldn't the brilliant Aaron Swartz save himself? Because he was fighting against something he shouldn't have had to with a history of depression?

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Aaron Swartz Wanted To Save the World. Why Couldn’t He Save Himself?
On Jan. 4, 2013, Aaron Swartz woke up in an excellent mood. “He turned to me,” recalls his girlfriend Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman, “and said, apropos of nothing, ‘This is going to be a great year.’ ”…

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