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Most Illegal Move In History of Wrestling.

(via William Gibson in the other place)
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This is fantastic.
It’s six in the morning in Zucotti Park. Quiet hours started at eleven, but that isn’t stopping the kid behind me from singing and playing Bob Dyl...
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I love how the BBC thinks being able to read your email is the most exciting possible use for AR contacts.
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Aditya Chakrabortty is rapidly becoming my favourite Guardian writer
Aditya Chakrabortty: The billionaire Virgin boss is no radical, he's no entrepreneur, he's just a plain old-fashioned carpetbagger
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Awesome takedown
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Part of me wonders if the answer isn't that we industrialised first, so it makes sense that we de-industrialised first too.

But losing a manufacturing base and putting all your faith in financial services looks like a bad bet now. The thing about mixed economies is that they should be mixed, monocultures lead to famines and dustbowls.
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A "punch Ed Balls in the face" startup would make money in any economic climate.
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The only difference between Gaye's 1971 and now is that we aren't sending people to the moon any more.

I defy anyone to listen to this without a shiver.

(One other difference: Detroit looks like this now - http://www.marchandmeffre.com/detroit/01.jpg)
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Inspired by +James Whatley
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People really do seem to have it in for tents.

In the wake of OWS getting purged out of Zucotti park, this popped up in my tweetstream as a retweet:

@UKtraveleditor: Why must tents & long-term camping be part of modern-day protests. MLK & Civil Rights didn't need such tactics

Two things come to mind: one is that, actually, the civil rights movement certainly made use of much more disruptive occupation tactics. This is the 'sit in' protest. Activists would pick a target (best known example appears to be the Greenboro Woolworths) and occupy it in an attempt to stop other people from using it. The Greenboro protest went on for about six months. Yes, everybody went home at night, and no-one pitched a tent, but the tactic is markedly similar.

The second thing is that tactics change. The surprising thing about the sit in protests is how little resistance the protestors found - they could still enter and occupy months after the protest started. That's hard to imagine now. And the sit in technique was entirely novel in US political protests, coming out of Gandhi's non-violent protest against the British in India. I'm certain there were anti-sit-in voices on both the right and the left who wondered what was wrong with marches and letter writing.
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  • Deutsche Telekom
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