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Sympathy for the Luddites – NYTimes.com

In 1786, the cloth workers of Leeds, a wool-industry center in northern England, issued a protest against the growing use of “scribbling” machines, which were taking over a task formerly performed by skilled labor. “How are those men, thus thrown out of employ to provide for their families?” asked the …

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  “With modern technology and science, you can’t find one instance… There is no such exception as life of the mother, and as far as health of the mother, same thing.” — Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), quoted by WGN, saying he was against abortion “without exception” because it’s no longer …