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Sivaram Velauthapillai
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Excerpt from Michael Lewis' latest book. As always, I'm sure the book will be interesting, if not entertaining.
How a band of outsiders discovered that the stock market was rigged — and set out to change it.
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Just saw the film, Prisoners (2013). Very gripping, suspense film. Touching on morality and duties of a father. Highly recommended.
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♫♫♫ Indie/electronic audio mix on @8tracks:"illuminate my mind" at
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"I am Hip Hop"
Street art in Montreal, Quebec, Canada,
by Canadian-Chilean visual artist Shalak.
Photo by Shalak.
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Could turn out to be one of the biggest heists in history. Digital currency BitCoin sees it's first major failure by a financial intermediary.
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By "failure", you mean "theft" right?
Kind of like the big banks who "failed" and stole people's money. Then got bailed out by the public. Not a bad gig, if you can get it, I guess.
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Up, up and away (New York City, USA)
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Censorship is pretty common in many illiberal countries, which is, unfortunately, probably most the world. Typically I see words being blacked out or whited out, or articles being re-written by censors, but this is an extreme example of the complete article being deleted.

(The reason it is completely deleted is probably because the NYT is essentially suggesting that some senior officials in Pakistan knew about Usama bin Laden's whereabouts. Pretty explosive story but hard to prove.)
Today's edition of The International New York Times was stripped of its cover story in Pakistan. Instead of seeing a lengthy report on "What Pakistan knew about bin Laden," readers were greeted...
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Butterfly at Niagara Falls Botanical Conservatory (Niagara Falls, Canada)
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Pakistan erased an entire International New York Times cover story

Today's edition of The International New York Times was stripped of its cover story in Pakistan. Instead of seeing a lengthy report on "What

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Malcolm Gladwell on the secret power of the underdog

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Ahmad Abdalla's eerily prescient Microphone, which premiered at the Festival in 2010, captured in pseudo-documentary style the despair, rage