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So once upon a time the inventor of English decided it would be a very clever thing to spell certain dirty(ish) words very much like certain very chaste words. Now as a result, the Punic Wars are constantly and mistakenly referred to as the Pubic Wars, members of the GOP must stress that they are not "Repubicans," and as to the so-called "public option" for health insurance -- it takes a single omitted letter to turn this noble alternative into a snicker-worthy item on a menu of waxing services.


PUBLIC --> PUBIC, that is what we are talking about here.

Anyway, some jackass wrote "No Pubic Option" on a sign and proudly held it up at a healthcare reform protest, and the Raleigh News & Observer kindly cropped that mistake out of a protest photo it ran on its website. However, the image appears INTACT, so to speak, in their print edition. Thank goodness nobody reads the real newspaper anymore!

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Well, goddamn it, a wonderful person we'd never heard of until last night is dead. Lyra McKee was 29, an investigative journalist who specialized in looking at the legacy of "the Troubles" in Northern Ireland. She was murdered by someone shooting at police during rioting in Derry, or perhaps Londonderry, depending on who you want to piss off by using either name for the city. The rioting broke out after police "started carrying out searches in the area because of concerns that militant republicans were storing firearms and explosives" in advance of attacks planned to mark the anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. Police are blaming the violence and McKee's death on the "New Irish Republican Army," a radical republican group formed a few years ago from several smaller groups. Despite the name, the group has no ties to the old Provisional Irish Republican Army, which renounced violence and disarmed in 2005 following the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, which was supposed to have brought peace to Northern Ireland, and kind of did, at least much of the time.

McKee is being remembered by colleagues and readers as a promising journalist who was expected to go far. A year ago, McKee signed a two-book deal with Faber & Faber; the first of the books, The Lost Boys, an investigation of eight young men who disappeared in Belfast during the Troubles in the '60s and '70s, will be published next year. A 2016 Forbes profile said "McKee's passion is to dig into topics that others don't care about." For instance, CNN reports, McKee spent five years investigating a story about the only rape crisis center in Northern Ireland and its long struggle to regain funding after the government eliminated it.

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