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Challenge #03111-H203: Rewarding Consequences

It's been a few years since Mx. Edda had begun implementing new policies in order to win Healer Allie's favor and get the Healer to work with her in a more significant manner. Mx. Edda, though she found her profits lowered to start, is now shocked to find she has higher profits than ever before, as well as healthier, longer-lived, employees who actually greet her with smiles. -- Lessons

Change, especially the change Lucky Medik Allie demanded, was painful for a Deregger CEO. Because of her morals, Edda paid for a clone, but did not transfer her consciousness into the new body. Rather, she raised her - or paid people to raise her - in her own image. It wasn't immortality, but it was the next best thing.

In the meantime, Edda shaved her profit margin to its barest bones of less than millions as she enacted employment reforms that hurt her Deregger soul. She had to make money by selling some of her things. She felt unclean.

And yet... she was also watching churn decline. Her living resources were sickening less, dying more slowly. Some of them were even claiming pensions, another drain on her economies. But like the trophic cascades in the wildernesses, the presence of grandparents meant that the Freeloaders - children - had another presence to deal with non-work emergencies. Domiciles had an extra income which meant access to better food which meant, that when the... children became useful, they were healthier and could work longer. Fascinating. This warranted more study.

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Challenge #03108-H200: The Cratered Path of Progress

The only difference between “f* around and find out” and science is whether or not you write down your findings -- Anon Guest

Mishi checked his ears for blood. Okay. None there. That meant that there was an increased chance that the hearing loss was temporary. Next, he risked wiggling his fingers and toes. Nothing hurt too badly. Sitting up -carefully, of course- revealed that he was now some distance away from the smoulding ruins of his former workshop. Ow. Living hurt.

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Measles Outbreak Strikes Megachurch Whose Pastor Is A Vaccination Skeptic

Measles Outbreak Strikes Megachurch Whose Pastor Is A Vaccination Skeptic




A measles outbreak has swept through a Texas megachurch whose pastor has previously voiced skepticism toward the measles vaccination, USA Today reported Sunday. The outbreak has affected 15 people connected to Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark, Texas, including 12 who were not fully immunized against measles. It was caused by a recent visitor to the church.

I mean, who could have seen this coming...

When irony and karma

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