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Interesting development. Islamist hothead Erdoğan may have bitten bigger than he can chew this time. Turkey buys a lot of natural gas from Russia. Come winter, things may get tough.
  The Moscow Times-- The Russian president Vladimir Putin broke the accepted diplomatic protocols and has personally summoned the Turkish ambassador to Moscow, Mr Ümit Yardim, and warned him that the Russian Federation shall sever the diplomatic r...
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"Common sense is just that; common. How about total sense?"

Michael Stevens' Vsauce channel on YT attracts a lot of views. This vid (on pure math!) had close to a million views in a few days.
 
This video goes through the proof using the free group F_2 sitting inside SO(3), without mentioning it as such. I hadn't heard of Ian Stewart's Hyperwebster before, but it's a really nice lead-in. Jump to 8:12 if you're happy with Cantor's diagonal argument and Hilbert's hotel and want to skip definitions of countably/uncountably infinite.

#scienceeveryday   #mathematics  
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"“We flooded the streets with these medications,” he said. “It took us years to realize opiate medications can have profound abnormalities for society.”"

And then there is the denial in the middle-class society to the extent that they hide the cause of deaths. The article says "well-intentioned government policies" somewhere but I am not sure about that.

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America, Land of the Dense. Spend your tax money to pay Mexico to ‘fight’ drugs, pour tax money into the DEA, the legal system, cops, rehab centers. It’s good for the economy….somebody’s economy, particularly the drug dealer’s economy. 
David McCarthy briefly got clean on his own after detox programs and rehab failed. But the lure of inexpensive, plentiful heroin eventually proved too much.
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"Faith is the belief that it goes somewhere."
"Institutions are almost always inherently demonic."
"I am a sinner, a doubter."
"You have to take a side."

I have always found Hedges interesting, yet perhaps a bit dark and pessimistic. But, on a second thought, he might be the one who is optimistic. He argues that peaceful rebellion, in which one would have the courage to get arrested or killed, is a moral necessity.

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Mobile phone users reach 94.5% of Chinese population - Xinhua

The number of Chinese mobile phone users accounted for 94.5% of its total population by the end of June, latest data showed.

In the first half, China saw 6.88 million new mobile phone users, bringing the country's total mobile phone users to 1.29 billion, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said in a statement.
The number of Chinese mobile phone users accounted for 94.5% of its total population by the end of June, latest data showed.In the first half, China saw 6.88 million new mobile phone users, bringing ...
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There are winners behind the panic;

"Banks and trust companies are forcing borrowers to liquidate positions to protect their lending."

The Chinese share market bubble has been identified and predicted to burst for a while now, but the stupid went ahead and lost big time anyway. It is a war out there between the rich and the poor, and the smart and the stupid.
 
The drop in margin debts - Wei Gu

China´s stock traders have been lending money massively to buy more shares called margin finance. The recent drop on the stock markets has taught them a lesson and WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu sees how Monday´s upswing was caused by margin sellers, cutting their losses, she writes in Dow Jones.
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Marriage equality in the US is fine but perhaps the stopping of the shooting of unarmed civilians by the police should have had the first priority.
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Covering oneself according to Islam has forced the Turkish women and fashion industry find ways around the religious oppression and still express female sexuality.

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+Sheila Nagig , there is every type in Turkey, since Turkey have had many influences and gone through the Atatürk's secular revolution. Since also Turks have a nomadic past, women have a better place in society than the Arabs. Turks call their country motherland (anavatan) while Westerners and Arabs call it fatherland. Turkey is also fairly industrialized with a large educated class.

In my opinion, it would be very difficult to install an Arab style sharia system in Turkey. There would be a big civil war if there were attempts.
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There you go. The anti-Muslim rhetoric is spearheaded by the neo-Nazis posing as patriots. Where are the Muslim haters to rescue their position from the fascists?
 
I thought this was worth sharing mostly for my American friends who post about race and race relations.
Things look very different here.
Only in Australia could the anti-multicultural protesters be more multi-cultural than the counter protest.
THE woman, blonde and white, mounts the back of the ute outside Parliament House. She is the first to address the Reclaim Australia rally. Its aim is to ‘fight back’ against Islam and multiculturalism.
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Yes. But I bet these ones have cool thinking handlers behind the scene.
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Islamist government sponsored ISIS terror blows back in Turkey. 30 dead, about 100 injured after a suicide attack by a young woman on a Kurdish meeting. As well known, the west support both sides, although the ISIS support is covert.
 
Bunu yaparken amacınız neydi !!?? Dini muzaffer kılmak değilmi ? inandığınız ve uğruna bu ve bunun gibi vahşetleri gönül rahatlığıyla işlelediğiniz o din sizin olsun,yok etmek istediğiniz hangi inanç'sa ben onlardanım.
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"The greatest nation on earth" still unconditionally supports this criminal state founded on religious and racist fundamentalism and greed.
 
A group of veterans who fought in the Palestinian Territories are testifying about what they did with the goal of making Israeli society face up to its military’s actions.
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Franz Schubert - Impromptu No 2 in E-flat major, D 899

Murray Perahia, piano

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    PCM Engineer, 1981 - 1985
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    Network Engineer, 1985 - 1989
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    Software Engineer, 1989 - 1993
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    Software Engineer, 1997 - 2003
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Aspiring World citizen. I love the Universe, Nature, Bach, Classical Guitar, Mathematics, Science, Internet. I despise sexist, racist, materialist and climate change denialist mob mentality. I support localism as well as globalism. In this context I also support positive individualism, tribalism, nationalism, religion and scientific materialism.
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Survived the cruelty of a tough yet rewarding life, achieved inner peace, and overcame the fear of death.
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  • Internet
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  • METU
    BSc in EE, 1981
  • METU
    MSc in EE-Telecommunications (Incomplete), 1985
  • Melbourne University
    BSc (hons) in Physics, 1995
  • Melbourne University
    MSc in Theoretical Particle Physics (Incomplete), 1996
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