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This is just really cool. And a great insight into the mundane everyday life of a famous 'Big Man' of history.

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Today in France and Belgium, we’re wishing a happy birthday to anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss, whose work on structural anthropology and the concept of kinship makes him one of the fathers of modern anthropology.
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Apple has long approached the mobile space from a totalitarian mindset, but this is bad even for them. That so many self-styled progressives still buy the next shiny iteration is a fine example of the state of consumerism and critical thinking in our society. Also, screw the Chinese government.
Apple conspires with the Chinese Communist Party to suppress human rights in China.

Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights says: 

"Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers."

The Communist Party-controlled government of China, of course, suppresses this human right by heavily censoring the Internet. 

There used to be an app called OpenDoor, which enabled iPhone users to overcome this suppression of human rights by giving them access to information censored by the Chinese government. 

Apple has removed the app from the Apple App Store. The company also removed a different app that provided access to books banned in China. 

It's likely that Apple did so either as a form of kowtowing self-censorship or was ordered to do so by the Chinese government as a cost of doing business in China.

Either way, Apple has traded human rights for cash, has conspired with the Chinese government to suppress human rights, and it's a despicable act. 

http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/index.shtml#a19

http://www.rnw.nl/english/article/apple-kowtows-china%E2%80%99s-censors-removes-circumvention-app-0

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-24383291
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It's a lot easier to talk of "their problem" and nonintervention from a secure, prosperous place. When someone else's child is the one breathing in sarin. Hawks have ideological hurdles that often go untackled. But the dove approach has a cost, and we seem to be gambling recklessly that it won't get higher and higher in Syria.


http://blogs.aljazeera.com/blog/middle-east/no-one-should-see-our-eyes-are-enough

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True. Even more confusing? The critics who would rather drive on the free market wet dream that is the government funded road system costing hundreds of billions of tax dollars in repairs and expansion every year.

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Mexican TV to broadcast a soap opera in the Mayan language.

A soap opera called Baktún is the world’s first Maya language telenovela.

The show has 24 episodes, which are playing on TV in the Yucatan and also on YouTube.

There are approximately 750,000 speakers of Maya in Mexico, but the language is dying out.

http://www.latininsight.com/mayan-telenovela-set-to-make-its-debut

#mayan  

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Occitan is already crushed under the heal of France's paranoid obsession with making sure the entire country speaks like Parisians. Don't let Madrid do the same thing to Catalonia and the Basque Country (again).

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I usually like to at least try and put some thought into my G+ posts but...DO WANT!
A station that covers the bike from the rain.

#innovative  
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A lesson for planning councils and zoning boards across the country. I'm looking at you, City of St. Paul. Fast traffic doesn't boost spending in the city. Feet on the ground do. Traffic flow just means people are breezing through without stopping to shop AND making those who are shopping feel unsafe and unwanted in the process.
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