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Well, this issue seems very important to Republican voters in Indiana. In a state with a high proportion of kids living in degrading poverty, a collapsed public education system, transportation infrastructure gone to hell in a handbasket and an out of control opioid addiction epidemic. This is the issue that gets the yahoos' attention. It's almost enough to make you lose your faith in the American dream. 
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The headline is silly. He didn't promote a "paleo diet", whatever that's supposed to be. These essays, published in an obscure NYC newspaper in the late 1850s were lost for over 150 years. Their recent discovery by a curious grad student has historians and Whitman fans like myself jumping up and down like little kids. The essays give us insight into a period in Whitman's life, right after the flop of the first two editions of Leaves of Grass, that we know little about. He was and still is the greatest American poet, true New Yorker. 
Found: a nearly 47,000-word journalistic series called “Manly Health and Training” that had been lost for more than 150 years.
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Construction workers in southern Spain unearth 600 kilograms of Roman coins stored inside clay jars.
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He's terrific. Ah can't even go to a damn potluck without thankin' some space fairy for the broccoli casserole.
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+Marla Caldwell I've got high respect for him. Like somebody said in the YouTube comments, his kids are lucky to have such a father. 

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I know I've given Google Translate a lot of static here on G+ over botched translations. Now it's time to praise Translate.

I was tutoring two Farsi speakers this morning in Swedish. These are highly motivated, lovely people.

I asked the man in Swedish "What work did you do in Iran?". He could not understand the question. I tried in English. Nope. After several more efforts he, with the help of his wife, understood what I was asking. But then neither could imagine how to answer. Complete blank.

Then Mosen got an idea. He took up his Android phone, started Google Translate and typed in a long phrase in Farsi.

The Swedish translation was first rate. Clear, idiomatic and grammatically correct. And the Swedish translation is saved on his phone in Translate to read, study and listen to.

Bravo +Barak Turovsky​​ and your team. Well done. 
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I like the Google translation service. What an amazing tool. Really something that just a decade ago seemed "futuristic", and still does.


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“Defending a rabbi in the 21st century for saying the Exodus story isn’t factual is like defending him for saying the Earth isn’t flat. It’s neither new nor shocking to most of us that the Earth is round or that the Torah isn’t a history book dictated to Moses by God on Mount Sinai.”
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+Richard Abbott​ I have a naive belief in scientific archaeology. Because of how I was educated. I knew the men who more or less invented scientific archaeology. They were my teachers at the University of Arizona in the 1970s.

I think we will know far more in a few decades about the Levant of 4000 years ago. We will have a detailed understanding of their way of life and social organization. We may never know how the "Venus" figurines were intended or used but we'll know far more about the place they were used and the people who made and owned them.

+Dan Weese​​ in the same way we may never unravel Augustinian treachery and alliances. But we will know far more about everyday life during Nero's reign.

To me this is the most important. 

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Please: http://www.msf.org/donate

An MSF representative, Aitor Zabalgogeazkoa, told the BBC that the paediatrician who died was Mohammed Wasim Moaz, who had worked at the hospital since 2013.

Mr Zabalgogeazkoa said: "He kept it going, was always there and always worried about the needs of the people. He was honest and very committed. He worked in conditions you cannot even begin to imagine."

Rami Abdurahman, head of the monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told the BBC that Dr Moaz, 36, was the last paediatrician in the rebel-held part of Aleppo and another was to be sent on Thursday to take his place.
 
The Latests Casualties of the Syrian Conflict http://trib.al/g1lyST2
Doctors Without Borders says an airstrike on a hospital it operates in Aleppo has killed at least 14 people.
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It makes a lot of sense that these reprobates are big in the "supplement" industry. A bunch of pious frauds and snake oil salesmen. 
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If you don't think it took some kind of nerve to stand there like that young woman, you're wrong. Btw, I'm fairly sure that the guys with their backs to the camera are National Guard, not police.
 
Protester faces down police officers at a Vietnam War demonstration outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention
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It's worth it to read the handwriting. A little reminder to those who believe NYC has become unmanageable and long for the good ole days. 
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"In the old Penn Station you stepped out like a god. In today's Penn Station we scurry around like rats." 
 
The famous clock in the old Pennsylvania Station
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Gorgeous new cover of Morning Dew by The National. Matt Berninger and his buddies get this exactly right. If you listen carefully you can have a look down that infinite corridor that The Dead traveled. 
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Trained as an anthropologist. During the Enlightenment.
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Independent software developer, Janitor and Bottle Washer. Became a developer and analyst in an effort to pay bills. 
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3 sons 3 grandsons (0 for 6). Recently modeled the compensation system used by the folks who manage all of the primary health care for 1.6 million Swedes. Referenced in doctoral dissertations that I don't understand because I don't have the requisite background in epidemiology.
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  • Wandering Around Aimlessly
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  • Cornell University
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of Arizona
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Trying to stay out of trouble. Very busy.
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I listen.
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    Chief Bottle Washer, present
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