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English: Rachel Maddow in Seattle.


  • Joel Gehrke: A Short, Incomplete History of Media Tying the Tea Party to Tragedies
  • Matt Ridley: “The classic apocalypse has four horsemen, and our modern version follows that pattern, with the four riders being chemicals (DDT, CFCs, acid rain), diseases (bird flu, swine flu, SARS, AIDS, Ebola, mad cow disease), people (population, famine), and resources (oil, metals).”
  • Mike Riggs: Why Is David Brock’s Democratic PAC Attacking Paul Ryan for Voting Against More Drug-War Funding?
  • Pravda not impressed with Pussy Riot: “However, the supporters of Pussy Riot pay little attention to the legal details of the case (as well as to the details of how the performance was conducted). They focus primarily on the personalities of the ‘victims,’ calling them smart, talented, beautiful, sexy and so on. They say nothing about the creative way and the legacy of the band. The legacy is just as bright and ‘heroic’ as the act at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.
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RIALTO, CA - JUNE 17:  The pool where Rodney K...

RIALTO, CA – JUNE 17: The pool where Rodney King was found dead at the bottom is seen on June 17, 2012 in Rialto, California. King, whose video beating by Los Angeles police in 1991 sparked riots after the acquittal of the four officers involved, was found dead at the age of 47 from an apparent drowning in his swimming pool. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

  • Bruce Upbin: “If you’re feeling anxious about how U.S. kids lag the world in science and math, or just in a funk about politics or the mess in Europe, take in this story of a high school freshman from Crownsville, Md. who came up with a prize-winning breakthrough that could change how cancer and other fatal diseases are diagnosed and treated.” h/t Nancy Rommelmann
  • “By 2052, 40 years from now, a new generation of aircraft could immerse passengers in panoramic views of the clouds. In their imagining of future flight, designers have envisioned fitness centers, theaters, even swimming pools aboard planes. Airbus suggests that by 2050, the biggest planes might resemble cruise ships, with swimming pools, virtual golf, and casinos. For working passengers, the plane will incorporate video and data links to the outside world.”
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I don’t usually post personal crap on this site. But Jesus has it been a “taxing” year. Between getting robbed, the cat dying in a rather sad way, and various other episodes that I won’t bother to discuss, 2010 has been an adventure. Thankfully, there have been pleasant little surprises along the way, but in most cases those moments have made the ride even more of a roller coaster.

At this point, the future is a strange place. I have no idea what it holds.

Apropos of nothing, here’s me in high school. (Are those fricking ladies’ glasses??)

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