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Juha Siltala
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"During the eighteen months that he observed Trump, [Schwartz] never saw a book on Trump’s desk, or elsewhere in his office, or in his apartment."
In “The Art of the Deal,” Tony Schwartz helped create the myth that Trump is a charming business genius. Now he calls him unfit to lead.
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"So the quest for “peace and harmony” in the world wasn’t anything new to Yolngu when the missionaries came and spoke of such ideals. They were already our words and our way of life. We had seen it through the actions of my father, who performed these duties in his time.

And we still think in this way when we think about our future. How do we reconcile? What do we need to give, and what must be given to us for our loss, for our grievance? How do we balance the wrongs that have been done with a need to work together in the future?"
Our song cycles have the greatest importance in the lives of my people. They guide and inform our lives. A song cycle tells a person’s life: it relates to the past, to the present and to the future. Yolngu balance our lives through the song cycles that are laid out on the ceremony grounds. These are the universities of our people, where we hone and perfect our knowledge.
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Astounding. If true even more astounding. 
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"All living organisms have absorbed the products of 20th century petrochemistry."
The genius and hubris of plastic has been absorbed by every living thing. Is it a curse or evolution’s next step?
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NEW YORK—According to an alarming new global risk report published Tuesday by the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump may be just seven months away from acquiring nuclear weapons.
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Gongzo journalism from a trip to meet a Nepalese Buddha.
A legend is growing in Nepal, where people say a meditating boy hasn't eaten or drunk in seven months. He barely moves, just sits under a tree, still as a stone. It's impossible, some say. Is it a miracle? A hoax? Let's find out.
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To prove it is perfectly safe.
The country was just beginning to worry about nuclear fallout, and the Air Force wanted to reassure people that it was OK to use atomic weapons. And so on July 19, 1957, five Air Force officers stood on a patch of ground in the Nevada desert and waited for the bomb to drop.
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A fascinating bit of history. Thank you.
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How Canadian hockey moms, poker buddies and neighbors are adopting Syrians, a family at a time.
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Have I shared this before? May be, but there really is nothing like Tool's version of No Quarter so here it is.
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Tool - No Quarter by Dakota Crowe
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A draft report from European Parliament proposes civil laws for robotics.
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"The Berkeley historian Jan DeVries found that some 2 million Europeans made trading voyages to Asia between 1580 and 1795. Of these, only 920,412 survived: an overall mortality rate of 54 per cent. European companies, DeVries concludes, sacrificed one human life for every 4.7 tons of Asian cargo returned to Europe. Of course, the Europeans spread their diseases when they travelled, and made liberal use of violence, so the suffering of the people they ‘discovered’ was even more awful than their own. But no less than colonialism itself, the unrelenting horrors of these sailors’ lives helped forge the world we live in."
For more than two centuries the huge profits and profound suffering of the Manila Galleons helped create global capitalism
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Had the mortality rate been 49%, you could have argued that most of them survived just fine.
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Linux, Activity Theory, Multimedia, Rock'n'Roll
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Sodankylä, Finland
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Oulu, Finland - Helsinki, Finland
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Introduction
I’m a Finnish geek, armchair activist, researcher, musician and sense-maker. I’m a great drinking buddy, but not much of a handyman. I leave marks and stains all over the Internet.
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Once played rock'n'roll in the Soviet Union, which promptly collapsed after that.
Education
  • University of Helsinki
    Adult Education, 2003 - 2013
  • University of Oulu
    History of Science and Ideas, 1991 - 2002
  • University of Oulu
    English Philology, 1989 - 1991
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