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Craft help!

I want to attach a 11"x17" photo (on photo paper) to a piece of foam core. What adhesive can I use to not ruin the photo.


r>g A Formula of Inequality Told in Four Generations

Illustrated version of Banksy's "Taking the Piss"

Sorry, can't post the image without posting the entire story. Recommended reading.


Words by Banksy and art by Gavin Aung Than.

Isn't birth control cheaper than pregnancy? Won't insurance cost more for companies that

opt out of preventive* medicine or opt out of birth control options? Of course, those companies will either pass the cost on to the employee or blame Obamacare.

* I realize that BC isn't preventative medicine, but it is similar and vastly cheaper than the alternatives.

Best book title

For me it has to be:

"An arsonist's guide to writers' homes in New England : a novel by Brock Clarke.

From The Top Secret Files of Dick Cheney

Ruben Bollings' "Tom the Dancing Bug"

Despite crying ALCOA all the time, I'm normally not a very tin foily person, but is

there any evidence that the Koch brothers are behind the recent influx of child refugees from Central America? Who is telling everyone to come? Any articles/reporters investigating it? The RW wants to blame Obama which seems awfully convenient. What is the real cause?

Was Howard Baker's death an extinction level event for good Republicans?

Another species gone from the Earth?

Need a reason to kick your Starbucks habit?

"NEW YORK (AP) - It turns out Starbucks isn't contributing any upfront scholarship money to an online college degree program it introduced this week.

The Seattle-based company unveiled a program Monday that included a scholarship it described as "an investment" between Starbucks and Arizona State University. The program is designed to allow Starbucks workers to earn an online degree at the school at a steeply discounted rate.

Initially, Starbucks said that workers would be able to offset the costs through an upfront scholarship it was providing with Arizona State, but declined to say exactly how much of the cost it was shouldering. The chain estimated that the scholarship would average about $6,500 over two years to cover tuition of about $20,000.

Following the announcement, however, Arizona State University president Michael Crow told The Chronicle of Higher Education that Starbucks is not contributing any money toward the scholarship. Instead, Arizona State will essentially charge workers less than the sticker price for online tuition. Much of the remainder would likely be covered by federal aid since most Starbucks workers don't earn a lot of money."

Rest of the article here:


Need a reason to support Gov O'Malley?

"Best state in America: Maryland, for keeping college costs relatively stable"

"But in Maryland, public university tuition has risen at a slower rate than in any other state."

"A big part of Maryland’s success comes from a four-year tuition freeze, which Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) implemented in 2007. Every year since, the legislature has capped tuition hikes at just 3 percent a year. Between his first budget, in fiscal year 2008, and his latest, for 2015, the governor also increased higher-education funding by 34 percent, to $1.4 billion, O’Malley spokeswoman Nina Smith said, easing financial pressure on state schools. The extra money came from other parts of the budget and from higher taxes. More than 6,000 government jobs have been trimmed, and the O’Malley administration has cut $9.4 billion from the budget during his tenure. The state also increased sales, gas, corporate income and cigarette taxes."

From the WAPO article:

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