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Vaccine Critics Turn Defensive Over Measles

nytimes.com — HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. - Their children have been sent home from school. Their families are barred from birthday parties and neighborhood play dates. Online, people call them negligent and criminal. And as officials in 14 states grapple to contain a spreading measles outbreak that began near here at Disneyland, the parents at the heart of America's antivaccine movement are being blamed for incubating an otherwise preventable public-health crisis.
Feb 01, 2015

RT @amandacarpenter: 14 states now dealing with a measles. A good reminder for everyone to make sure you are up to date w/ your vax!! nytimes.com/2015/01/31/us/…

Feb 01, 2015

Mom on not vaccinating her kid: “He has such a strong immune system.” mobile.nytimes.com/2015/01/31/us/… Unbelievable, disturbing story.

Feb 01, 2015

You kind of want to give up on behaviour change when US parents can't be convinced to give their kids free vaccines nytimes.com/2015/01/31/us/…

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$3 Tip on a $4 Cup of Coffee? Gratuities Grow, Automatically

nytimes.com — The flat white coffee drink was $4. A suggested tip was $3. The cashier at Café Grumpy, a New York City coffeehouse, swiped the credit card, then whirled the screen of her iPad sales device around to face the customer. "Add a tip," the screen commanded, listing three options: $1, $2 or $3.
Feb 01, 2015

How very big of them: “There are records of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson giving tips to their slaves." nytimes.com/2015/02/01/bus…

Feb 01, 2015

$3 Tip on a $4 Cup of Coffee? Gratuities Grow, Automatically nyti.ms/16dlWPQ

Feb 01, 2015

The perils of "tip creep" : $3 tip on a $4 coffee. I'm still paying 15% at restaurants - gotta draw the line. nyti.ms/16dlWPQ

Feb 01, 2015

Definitely tip your servers who make basically no money otherwise; but counter workers are being paid hourly. nytimes.com/2015/02/01/bus…

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Hardhanded Judge Is Picked for American Reporter’s Trial in Iran, Rights Group Says

nytimes.com — A Revolutionary Court judge in Iran with a reputation for imposing harsh sentences has been selected to preside in the trial of Jason Rezaian, The Washington Post's Tehran correspondent, who has been incarcerated for more than six months on unspecified charges, a human rights advocacy group said Saturday.
Feb 01, 2015

RT @DavidKenner: Judge reportedly hearing @jrezaian's case dubbed "the hanging judge" for execution rulings after 09 protests mobile.nytimes.com/2015/02/01/wor…

Feb 01, 2015

Judge reportedly hearing @jrezaian's case dubbed "the hanging judge" for execution rulings after 09 protests mobile.nytimes.com/2015/02/01/wor…

Feb 01, 2015

RT @nytimesworld: Hardhanded Judge Is Picked for American Reporter’s Trial in Iran, Rights Group Says nyti.ms/1AdCQdU

Feb 01, 2015

Interesting development re @jrezaian's forthcoming trial (on as yet unstated charges) nyti.ms/1DtbCh5 #Iran

Feb 01, 2015

Bad news indeed: #Iran assigns hardline judge to WashingtonPost journalist's trial. AKA a stitch-up. nyti.ms/1D0eJ1V

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Islamic State Militants Say They Killed Japanese Hostage

nytimes.com — AMMAN, Jordan - The Islamic State claimed to have beheaded a Japanese journalist in a video released Saturday night, culminating a two-week-long drama that appears to have cost the lives of two Japanese.
Feb 01, 2015

"Please understand his kindness and courage” on Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, whom ISIS claims to have slain nyti.ms/1Diqfn1

Feb 01, 2015

“My son’s final act was to go to Syria to help a fellow Japanese." IS says it kills Japanese hostage nyti.ms/1Diqfn1

Feb 01, 2015

RT @LadaneNasseri: My son final act was 2go help fellow #Japan-ese.Plse understnd his kindness&courage nyti.ms/1Diqfn1 #KenjiGoto ht…

Feb 01, 2015

ISIS released video of 2nd Japanese victim. Journalist Kenji Goto died calmly and with dignity. nyti.ms/1Diqfn1

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Floor Waxes, Dessert Toppings, and Blogging

krugman.blogs.nytimes.com — I see from Ezra Klein that Andrew Sullivan says that he's stopping blogging; Klein and others are offering various encomiums. You'll pardon me if I don't join in.

Disneyland, Measles and Madness

nytimes.com — A FEW years back, an acerbic friend of mine who was a recent transplant to Los Angeles told me that she itched to write a satirical novel with the following narrative: A group of wealthy, educated people in Santa Monica who deliberately didn't vaccinate their children subsequently take them on a "poor-ism" trip to a developing country.
Feb 01, 2015

If you trust peer reviewed science, like global warming, then trust it with vaccinations. The Vaccine Lunacy,@nytimes nytimes.com/2015/02/01/opi…

Feb 01, 2015

RT @nytopinion: For the sake of children’s health, let’s face facts and repudiate fiction on vaccines. nyti.ms/1DjIt7I pic.twitter.com/3x9OAntCQt

Feb 01, 2015

Frank Bruni: "You can be so 'informed' that you're misinformed." Disneyland, Measles and Madness nyti.ms/1zkeKMZ

Feb 01, 2015

RT @jonathanweisman: “I don't think its fatality rate has decreased. We just haven’t had enough cases for someone to die” Yet. @frankbruni nyti.ms/1zkeKMZ

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Mitt Romney Said to Decide Against Running in 2016 Presidential Election

nytimes.com — Mitt Romney will not seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016, according to people familiar with his decision. Mr. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, was expected to share his decision on a conference call with a small group of advisers and later with a larger group of supporters on a subsequent call.
Jan 31, 2015

Note to incipient political reporters: it's all about the donors. Exhibit A, via @jmartNYT @AshleyRParker nytimes.com/2015/01/31/us/…

Jan 31, 2015

RT @tamarakeithNPR: This is really terrific reporting. MT @jmartNYT: W/ @AshleyRParker: Why Mitt finally gave up his presidential dream nytimes.com/2015/01/31/us/…

Jan 31, 2015

This is really terrific reporting. MT @jmartNYT: W/ @AshleyRParker: Why Mitt finally gave up his presidential dream nytimes.com/2015/01/31/us/…

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