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Not Recovered

Hurricane Katrina’s struggling black gay community by Rev. Irene Monroe It has been over a decade now since Hurricane Katrina barreled through New Orleans (NO). Today, much of the Big Easy has gotten its groove... Read More
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Europe won’t resolve the ‘migrant crisis’ until it faces its own past

via The Conversation The refugee crisis currently playing out across the borders of Europe has hardly escaped anyone’s attention. But imagine if the 2,000-plus bodies that suffocated in lorries and washed up on the shores... Read More

Democrats to Win in a Landslide in 2016, According to Moody’s Election Model – TheStreet

Just three states account for the change in margin, with Ohio, Florida and Colorado swinging from leaning Republican to leaning Democrat. The margin of victory in each of these important swing states is still solidly... Read More

The dark secret about fantasy football no one is talking about

“It’s very different when you’re playing against a virtual community and you’re going up against… some avatar? How fun is that? How enriching is that?”   If playing fantasy football improves the quality of your... Read More

Apple Exploring Original Programming Move, Could Compete with Netflix | Variety

Sources indicate the Cupertino, Calif., colossus has held preliminary conversations in recent weeks with executives in Hollywood to suss out their interest in spearheading efforts to produce entertainment content. The unit putting out the feelers... Read More

Secret Service agent pleads guilty to stealing money from Silk Road dealers | Ars Technica

Bridges’ scheme was straightforward and very profitable. After Silk Road admin Curtis Green was arrested in January 2013, he debriefed agents in Baltimore. Bridges took his admin credentials, logged in, and started locking Silk Road drug dealers... Read More
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43. Don’t Rile Colbert

Jeb! decided to fund raise off of his appearance next week on Stephen Colbert’s inaugural programme… it did not go well. We’ll examine the fecklessness of British politics as Angela Merkel takes in 800,000 refugees... Read More
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Major Technical Fault Making Posting Nearly Impossible…

Apologies to our readers but it is taking our team an entire evening to post four articles. We will be back as soon as we can. Denis G. Campbell Editor
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Friends in High Places

by Dr. Dario Llinares Two seemingly coincidental events in the British establishment last week demonstrated fundamental truths about the socio-political reproduction of power. Prime Minister David Cameron appointed a raft of new members to the... Read More
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Senior citizens’ use of computers and mobile phones might shave 10 years off their mental age – Quartz

To arrive at this conclusion, Valeria Bordone of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and her colleagues used data collected by cohorts in England and Germany of those over the age of 50. Some... Read More
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Cop21 Caught in a Pressure Cooker

by Robert Hunziker “Paris 2015” designates the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (“COP21”) to be held November 30th to December 11th.  The participants... Read More
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Facebook’s New Spam-Killer Hints at the Future of Coding | WIRED

Brandy is a software engineer at Facebook, and alongside a team of other Facebookers, he spent the last two years rebuilding the system that removes spam—malicious, offensive, or otherwise unwanted messages—from the world’s largest social... Read More

How To Change Parking Spaces in Earth’s Orbit | Motherboard

The video documents the crew ejecting a Soyuz capsule from the #Poisk module of the ISS, then delicately scooting the spaceship over to the aft port of the Zvezda service module (both these docking ports... Read More

In Alaska, Climate Change Threatens to Sweep Away the Village of Newtok – The Atlantic

Newtok is eroding in part because it sits on permafrost, a once-permanently frozen sublayer of soil found in Arctic region. As temperatures increase in Alaska, that permafrost is melting, leading to rapid erosion. Snow is... Read More

Smartphone addiction is not a real diagnosis.

The idea that we’re too dependent on our phones is nothing new—way back in 2007, we spoke of “crackberry addicts.” Around that time, some health authorities speculated that talking on a mobile for extended periods... Read More
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Live life as a ‘Scurvy Elephant’ RIP Wayne Dyer

by Denis G. Campbell I mentioned several who guided me along the way and… left a very important one out. Back in 1985, I was the youngest Vice President ever at Southeast Banking Corporation. Living and... Read More
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Rumored Site of Nazi ‘Gold Train’ Catches Fire as Authorities Warn People to Stay Away | VICE News

According to local legend, the 490-foot train vanished in the spring of 1945 after setting off on a 40-mile journey through the mountains from the city Wroclaw (known as Breslau when it was under German... Read More
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How to become a cool uncle with a great watermelon trick!

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Pope Francis tells priests to pardon women who have abortions | World news | The Guardian

“The forgiveness of God cannot be denied to one who has repented,” the pontiff wrote in an extraordinary letter that was released by the Vatican on Tuesday.   The order, which temporarily allows all priests... Read More
What Is the Trump Endgame?

What Is the Trump Endgame?

The media’s obsessive coverage of Donald Trump has been stalked by a cloud of self-imposed shame. The Huffington Post made an early decision to relegate Trump coverage to its entertainment section, reflecting a wide sense... Read More
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These X-ray pills will map the inside of your body | Fusion

Screenings involve either having a colonoscopy (during which physician sticks a thin, flexible tube up your arse to inspect your innards) or collecting your poop   to have it analyzed for trace amounts of blood.... Read More
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When Prisons Need to Be More Like Nursing Homes | The Marshall Project

Between 1995 and 2010 the number of inmates aged 55 and up almost quadrupled, owing in part to the tough-on-crime sentencing laws of the 1980s and 90s, according to a 2012 ACLU report. In 2013,... Read More

Tinder and the moral panic over women using technology to meet men and have sex.

“Miss Annie B—, a young lady of high family (fourth floorer), probably highly accomplished and of a sweet temper, desires to exchange cartes de visite with a ‘nice’ gentleman.”   “Blanche G—; a very pretty... Read More

What us worry? Ashley Madison says it added over 100K users last week | Ars Technica

Executives at Ashley Madison may have lost their founder and CEO after suffering a breach that leaked highly personal details for more than 30 million users, but they want to make one thing clear: business fundamentals... Read More

Trump attacks Clinton aide Huma Abedin, calls husband Anthony Weiner a ‘perv’

The real-estate mogul, who holds a double-digit lead in polls regarding the Republican presidential nomination, was speaking at a fundraising event in suburban Boston.   His campaign has flourished amidst media uproar over remarks on... Read More

Apple Hates Me. I Hate Them Right Back. | Mother Jones

Apple has never allowed ad-blocking software on the iPhone or iPad. This is one among many reasons that I ditched both. Not because I hate ads all that passionately, but because it’s an example of... Read More
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With so many Republicans vying for the wingnut vote, it was only a matter of time before one solved immigration | Comment is free | The Guardian

Given the generally dismal state of leadership contests in this country, it’s no wonder that I’ve been secretly coveting America’s hunt for a Republican presidential candidate. On the surface, it should be so much worse... Read More
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American Voters Dissatisfied, Angry, Distrustful, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Wide Support For College Tuition Assistance | Quinnipiac University Connecticut

A total of 71 percent of American voters are “dissatisfied” with the way things are going in the nation today, including 41 percent who are “very dissatisfied,” according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released... Read More
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Turkey with Erdogan is heading to havoc – Al Jazeera English

Change will not come easily to Turkey. The ruling AKP doesn’t have enough seats to form a government on its own as it runs the risk of losing a potential vote of confidence. Coalitions won’t... Read More
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Bowing To Demands Of Wall Street, Walmart Cuts Hours To Trim Costs | ThinkProgress

One anonymous Walmart worker near Houston told Bloomberg that her store had cut more than 200 hours a week by asking people to go home early. Another in Fort Worth was told that the store... Read More