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On the rapture, tax breaks and public displays of affection

With all the earthquakes and tsunamis and floods and nuclear disasters occurring in 2011, it may not be wise to poke fun at those predicting Judgment Day is coming Saturday .

But I've done it anyway.

And I'm not alone. A Facebook invite encouraging folks to join up for a "post-rapture looting" has drawn more than 176,000 attendees.

I think we'll all still be here Sunday morning. But I'll be in church. ...

State Rep. Shawn Harrison, R-Tampa, says he will bring back a bill in 2012 that offers tax breaks to companies that bring in post-secondary students for apprenticeships. The proposal deserves another hearing. ...

Seen on a button: Those Who Can, Teach. Those Who Cannot, Pass Laws About Teaching. ...

Word comes from Gainesville that the University of Florida wants to implement a rule significantly curbing the on-campus distribution and branding of the Alligator, the independent student paper.

As an Alligator alum, I'm disappointed UF hasn't settled this long-running feud with the paper. Universities should always bolster freedom of the press and promote the marketplace of ideas, not hinder it ...

The Museum Of Science and Industry will debut a new exhibit this fall focusing on the toll illegal drugs and drug addiction take on our society. MOSI will partner with the Drug Enforcement Agency on the project. ...

A Chemistry.com survey concludes Florida ranks last in its comfort level with public displays of affection. The state had five cities in the bottom 10, with Tampa ranking 98th.

Maybe people need to stop yelling, "Get a room," every time we see an affectionate couple.

That's all I'm saying.

On the rapture, tax breaks and public displays of affection 05/18/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 9:34pm]
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