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Just donated to 'After the earthquakes: Nepal Children'. Give $1. Change a lot. https://onetoday.google.com/p/9vcgl8nt
Did you know? More than 1.7 million children became homeless after the earthquake, 5,000 schools damaged or destroyed, leaving children with no shelter.
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An 82-year-old scholar named Khaled Asaad dedicated his life to excavating and restoring Syria's ancient city of Palmyra—and his brutal execution by ISIS militants is serving as a harsh reminder of the dangers archaeologists face.
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Let them eat imported Pepperidge Farms loaves?
 
Paris Is Facing a Baguette Shortage http://trib.al/nsRN7WS
Because labor reforms have lifted restrictions on bakers’ vacations
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See how the U.S. Navy is taking strides to stabilize cost and future energy distribution of our Navy installations...

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...and I was so looking forward to raising an ice axe in solidarity with my fellow Kenyans.  Oh well. 
Mt. McKinley's former and again-current name, "Denali," does not mean "black power" in the non-existent "Kenyan" language (or any other language).
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Europe's "Right to be Forgotten" may have been well-intended, but the practical consequences are already rearing their ugly head.  This is the quick and easy path to legitimizing historical revisionism on the order of holocaust denial. 

+Yonatan Zunger put it better than I can:

[This] is an EU demand that not only things be forgotten, but the fact that they were forgotten be forgotten and never mentioned again. It's a legal demand that our memory not merely be erased, but that everyone must be very careful in the future not to mention that it was erased.

I've seen that kind of demand, before.

In China, there's a whole generation that barely is aware of what happened at Tiananmen Square in 1989. There are multiple generations now who don't remember the Cultural Revolution - because it was something that was too dangerous to know about.

There is a basic human right to the integrity of our individual and collective memory. Europe's stance is that individuals - individuals with wealth and connections, mostly - have a right to modify that which supercedes everyone else's right.

Not to put to fine a point on it, that's a load of horseshit. And the demands that "enforced forgetting" go into the future as well, and even encompass the fact of forgetting, are just a way to claim a right of individuals and governments to erase whatever they find inconvenient.
Google faces fines from the UK's ICO if it does not comply with ridiculous recursion.
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Banksy's Dismaland is way better than Disneyland.

The anonymous street artist Banksy designed this horrible theme park art installation, and it's awesome.

http://www.wired.com/2015/08/banksy-dismaland/

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Just donated to 'Saving Nicaraguan Sea Turtles'. Give $1. Change a lot. https://onetoday.google.com/p/i0i-mfii
Did you know? 90% of laid sea turtle eggs in Nicaragua are intercepted by poachers who eat or sell them on the black market. Sea turtles are endangered species.
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Having fled the American Suburban Experience for the much more suitable environs of a war zone, and sadly, returned home against his will, he now lives in the big bad Federal City, secretly smiling every time a helicopter passes overhead.  Turn-ons include contentious discussions, counterinsurgency doctrine, Perso-Arabic script, and 4000+m mountains.

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So, it's pretty much like every IKEA. But this means sensible items arranged in a reasonable layout. If only their online stock checker matched reality.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Great location if you're near the ball park or waterfront. Really appreciated the staff being so helpful on a hot day! As to the ice cream, they have interesting flavors, though some seemed a bit muted -- the blueberry pie was good, but the chocolate was a bit tame.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Love this place - really a gem. I usually stop in late at night for just the bar, which has an excellent and unusual list of beers on tap or cocktails available. I applaud their creative approach to food and drink, not to mention the great décor.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
This restaurant suffers from something of an identity crisis, in that the very popular downstairs bar draws one crowd, while the restaurant seating upstairs draws another. The upstairs restaurant has a wonderful view of the street. Service is prompt and knowledgeable. The menu has both solid regular items as well as fresh, creative ones to try, and the wine list is surprisingly good.
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Adorable space with creative ice cream flavors -- don't be afraid to try something new! The seating is a bit limited, but it's great to be able to walk down the street with their excellent ice cream.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Part museum, part federal office, this is the home of the U.S. Constitution and several other founding documents. The main hall is where the most important documents are displayed, but be sure to check out the downstairs area. And if you are invited to an event here, it is a very historic setting!
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reviewed 2 months ago
I've used this location pretty frequently, both for high volume printing and as a convenient shipping location. They are usually pretty helpful, thorough, and polite -- but chronically understaffed. More employees, please!
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