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Back when we were a reporter in McMinnville, Oregon, we covered a dump.

Sorry, landfill. When you’re a reporter, you have to be careful with your terminology.

And not just a landfill, but a new landfill, a landfill that was to go where no landfill had gone before, at least in Yamhill County. Not in anybody’s backyard, but next to some farmland, and a creek. Virgin soil.

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People who live in shithouses…



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Vogue: “In the September profile of Chelsea Clinton, ‘Waiting in the Wings,’ by Jonathan Van Meter, Dan Baer was mistakenly identified as an interior designer. He is a deputy assistant secretary for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor at the U.S. Department of State.” [HuffPo, via @anamariecox]