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Hallelujah!: You Can Stream Every Leonard Cohen Album in a 22-Hour Chronological Playlist (1967-2016)
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They would likely have developed leukemia. Don't forget they smoked like crazy back then and commonly got lung cancer.
TIL that the secret police in Communist Romania subjected the leaders of a 1977 coal miners' strike to 5-minute chest X-rays to ensure that they developed cancer. Apparently, in the early '60s the communist leaders of some European countries also received the same treatment from the Soviets, who wanted to get rid of them. They were invited to Moscow at some conferences and put to wait in some hallways that had X-ray machines embedded in the walls and received high doses of radiation. Gheorghiu-Dej, the leader of Romania, died after such a visit from lung cancer. Securitate general Ion Mihai Pacepa, who defected to the United States in 1978, wrote about "ten international leaders the Kremlin killed or tried to kill"; Gheorghiu-Dej was among that number. His successor - Ceausescu, avoided going to Moscow for many years, and always carried with him a pocket radiation detector. To no avail. He later died of stage 4 bullet cancer :)
Sort of related , and on the subject of the Securitate , there are known cases where student dissidents that wrote anti-communist slogans on walls were slowly poisoned during the interrogation that followed : 'Would you like a glass of water Comrade ? What's wrong , you look pale.. you're dehydrated , have some more water" :)))
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"Regular people, not just impersonal, commercially motivated merchants or advertising networks, can exploit the online advertising ecosystem to extract private information about other people, such as people that they know or that live nearby," reads the study, titled "Using Ad Targeting for Surveillance on a Budget," which will be presented at the Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society in Dallas later this month.
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<B>     WASHED  AWAY  IN  A  TERRIBLE  CONFLAGRATION</B>
THANKS TO THE INTERNATIONAL DATELINE,  THE REVIEWS ARE ALREADY IN  FROM SINGAPORE ON  THE FIRST GEOENGINEERING DISASTER FILM OF  THE CURRENT HURRICANE SEASON : Geostorm is a disaster and not because of climate change WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE -- IT'S  CARBON NEUTR...
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Astronomers Have Finally Found Most of The Universe's Missing Visible Matter. http://ow.ly/Wepi30fSinr
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Metaliteracy is thinking about literacy, but this article is thinking about digital literacy and the vertical vs horizontal problem
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