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The next full-margin rupture of the Cascadia subduction zone will spell the worst natural disaster in the history of the continent. Credit Illustration by Christoph Niemann; Map by Ziggymaj / Getty
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Except they then had to publish a follow up that more or less says it's not true.
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Heh. 
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Powerful advertising. 
When you see a tuna, think panda. The bluefin tun is now on the brink of extinction, thanks to industrial overfishing and corporate greed. Breeding po
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You may think that something is "just your opinion", but often you're just wrong.
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Every KKK rally henceforth needs tuba accompaniment. 
It's hard to be taken seriously when you sound like a walking episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm.
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Brilliant!!
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A short story about innocence, experience, and death.
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I wrote Minor King with the ending in place first. I get it that it's not easy to swallow, but I assure you it was absolutely intentional from the outset. It's not a mistake. It wasn't me being lazy or running out of ideas. The ending contains the core message of the story.
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Will do, and happy to do so!
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Twitter is blowing up about a dentist from Minnesota who killed a beloved lion in Africa. I don't know whether this account is real or fake, but it's amazing: https://twitter.com/RiverBlufDental ‪#‎CecilTheLion‬

(and evidently it's fake, but it's so well done that I could believe a small business might try to do this.) 
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If this doesn't give you chills, check your pulse. 
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You just can't trust the people looking for handouts. 
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Because temperatures in the Pacific are way above normal, the 2015 tropical cyclone season in the Northern Hemisphere is already the most active on record. The recent tolls taken on marine life suggest that warming atmosphere and sea temperatures are crucial concerns when considering the future of our ocean.
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Yeah the warm Pacific is driving storms there like crazy but in the Atlantic it still below average. The Pacific is really caring the load right now. ACE values in the Atlantic are actually 25% below average right now while the Pacific is 250% above. 
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Writer. Communications tactician.
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  • Smash Communications
    CEO, 2001 - present
    We help companies create sustainable marketing programs.
  • Boxman Studios
    Marketing, 2009 - 2015
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Writer. Consultant at Smash Communications. Debut novel Minor King out now.
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I'm a writer who works in business. I go on adventures in my head. http://www.obsessedwithconformity.com
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