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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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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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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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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).
The richest 70 members of China’s legislature added more to their wealth last year than the combined net worth of all 535 members of the U.S. Congress, the president and his Cabinet, and the nine Supr...
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How cool is this? Thanks Kim Aronson!
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Very nice bro :)
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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).
From Michael Clemens: If you’re sick of the sad, hopeless stories coming out of Africa, here’s one that made my year. New statistics show that the rate of child death across sub-Saharan Africa is not ...
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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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What do you do to limit your exposure to self-affirmation disguised as information?
http://informationdiet.com Clay Johnson is the author of The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption, and director of engagement for Expert Labs. ...
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Dude, that was a good watch.
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You may have noticed that Google Reader has expanded the page space devoted to decoration, white-space padding, and other useless cruft that gets in your way. The attached greasemonkey script is my attempt to fix that. I notice, though, that Google is doing a lot of DOM-monitoring magic behind the scenes to recraft the page to make it particular to your environment, so the fixes that worked for me may not work as well for you. You'll at least find it to be a good start, probably, if you're willing to do a little hacking yourself. You could probably also reuse much of it to write a script to remove some of the space-wasting cruft from the Google+ page as well.
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You should check out yahoo's Japanese home page. Not a bit of space wasted. Yahoo.co.jp (Drives me nuts, I'm a fan of white space.)
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    Computer Science, 1989 - 1993
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