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Progressive activist challenges longtime incumbent Readshaw in 36th District | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

  A self-described progressive activist, who helped found an advocacy group in Pittsburgh that supports autistic people, is mounting a challenge against longtime incumbent state Rep. Harry Readshaw. Jessica Benham, 28, of the South Side Slopes, is bidding for the Democratic nomination in the 36th legislative district, shaping her candidacy after the campaigns of a number […]

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Vote for 2019’s Douchebag of the Year | The Poxes Blog

It’s been a while since I’ve held voting for “Douchebag of the Year” on the blog. Our Douchebag Emerit-ass, Dr. Bob Sears, is back in the running after a series of missteps that have landed him in hot water with the medical board of California… again. Here are our candidates: Bob Sears, again? Taylor Winterstein, for this. […]

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You Can Sleep in an Edward Hopper Painting at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: Is This the Next New Museum Trend? | Open Culture

Let’s pretend our Fairy Art Mother is granting one wish—to spend the night inside the painting of your choice.What painting will we each choose, and why?Will you sleep out in the open, undisturbed by lions, a la Rousseau’s The Sleeping Gypsy? Source: You Can Sleep in an Edward Hopper Painting at the Virginia Museum of Fine […]

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Fierce Autistic Advocate: Child Abuse: EXPOSED! Marrissa Donnell

  This person is proud she is chelating her child. She is defending her right to poison her child. Autistic people are trying to educate her and she does not want to hear it. Other people are defending her right to poison her child as well. I took screen shots just in case she tries […]

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Fierce Autistic Advocate: Quackery Exposed: Gluten Free/Casein Free Diet

  Disclaimer: If you have a legitimate medical condition or allergy that prohibits you from eating casein or gluten, this is not directed at you. This is about the restrictive diet marketed to parents of autistic children. Gluten Free, Casein free diet is a restrictive diets that pseudoscience says will “make autism better.” To me […]

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Autistic man murdered after police broke his door down, letting killer walk in, family say

When the police checked on a vulnerable autistic man at his home it was hoped that the officer’s first thoughts would be for his safety. Source: Autistic man murdered after police broke his door down, letting killer walk in, family say

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Fragrance sensitivity: why perfumed products can cause profound health problems | Life and style | The Guardian

An intolerance to manufactured scents can lead to migraines, respiratory issues and long-term sick leave. So should they be banned in public spaces? Source: Fragrance sensitivity: why perfumed products can cause profound health problems | Life and style | The Guardian