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David Gross
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Obama's policy towards torturers and those who ordered torture: Despite a landscape littered with smoking guns, a rogues' gallery of smug public confessions, and unambiguous laws and international treaties banning torture in any circumstances whatsoever, there will be no prosecutions.

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How cool is this? Thanks Kim Aronson!

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Ammon Hennacy and Henry David Thoreau gave several reasons why starting your own revolution today is better than trying to organize a movement or to swing an election majority. See if you agree with their reasoning.

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So apparently child mortality in sub-Saharan Africa is plummeting at astonishing rates (http://goo.gl/yREgJ). Why's that? A large part is due to the distribution of malaria-preventing bed netting. That is the project of the "Against Malaria Foundation" which is ranked as the best-bang-for-your-buck charity by GiveWell (http://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities).

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Old newspapers often had short bits they'd use to fill up empty column space. There must have been a wire service that provided them. Sometimes a newspaper would just print them one after the other as a sort of catchall gossip / news-of-the-world / macabre items of note column (sometimes in order by line-length, giving some hint as to their function). Here are some of my favorites from one example of this. (And here is the original newspaper page: http://goo.gl/XHWgo)
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Watching the return of Ze yet?

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A solid take on why the decline of the news media as an industry isn't such a bad thing.

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Think your congressional representatives are just a slice of the 1% who have no inkling or concern with the life of real people? You should see China! (a.k.a the Sino-American co-plutocracy sphere).

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What do you do to limit your exposure to self-affirmation disguised as information?
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