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MISCELLANEOUS
Italian Art Historian Thinks Mona Lisa Was Da Vinci's Male Apprentice
Also thinks Dame Edna is a woman.
 
POLITICS
Striking Down Health Care
Reform, Florida Judge Warns
Of Government Requiring
Citizens to Eat Broccoli

House Republicans introduce Freedom From Broccoli Act.
Washington Leads Nation in Most Congested Traffic
Due to influx of obstructionists.
 
EDUCATION
Harvard Study: College Not for Everyone
If you can’t afford it, you can clean house for someone who can.
 
TRAVEL
Airlines Urged to Consider
Adults-Only Flights

Kids would fly separately.
TSA Tests New Body Scanning System in Las Vegas
With government- approved pasties.
The Koch Brothers -- True or False
Charles and David Koch own virtually all of Koch Industries which includes oil refineries, 4,000 miles of pipeline, Brawny paper towels, Dixie cups, Georgia-Pacific lumber, Stainmaster carpet and Lycra. T or F
In the U.S., the Koch Brothers combined fortune of $35B is exceeded only by those of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. T or F
In 1980 David Koch ran for Vice President on the Libertarian Party ticket, with a platform that included ending Social Security, minimum-wage laws, gun control, and all personal and corporate income taxes. T or F
Americans for Prosperity Foundation, started by David Koch, has worked closely with the Tea Party since its inception, providing money to "educate," fund and organize Tea Party protesters. T or F
The Kochs provided the funds to launch the Cato Institute, a think tank that advocates for corporate tax cuts, reductions in social services, and laissez-faire environmental policies. T or F
Another think tank set up by the Kochs, the Mercatus Center, promotes deregulation and has opposed E.P.A. efforts to reduce air pollution, even suggesting that smog helps prevent skin cancer. T or F
Koch Industries has been named as one of the top ten air polluters in the U.S. T or F
Charles Koch, in a newsletter sent to his seventy thousand employees, compared the Obama Administration to the regime of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez. T or F
Answers: All True -- sad, but true.

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