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Brian Skerry: The ocean’s glory — and horror

In an era when our Conservative government cares little about conservation, this TED Talk shows both the horror and the hope of climactic and human changes to the ocean.  A more progressive approach is needed, and soon, but there is still a chance we can save our beautiful blue. Brian Skerry: The ocean’s glory — […]

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Malala Yousafzai

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more striking example of Intelligence vs. Ignorance and Enlightenment vs. Dogma.   I wish I believed in hell so I could be certain the idiot Talibs were destined for it. Ehsanullah Ehsan, chief spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that Yousafzai “is the […]

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Feminism

  My generation, spoiled by the advances of those who went before us, lost our grip on feminism’s banner. I’m grateful to this site for making it evident that the struggle is still going on, the activism is still needed, and that it can be done with a sense of humour that the stereotypical “angry […]

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Op-Ed Contributor – This Bedbug’s Life – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/08/opinion/08berenbaum.html?_r=1&src=me There have been a rash (ahem) of bedbug alerts in Toronto recently – one of the side effects of globalisation and inexpensive travel options, I suppose. I was swarmed in a hostel on my 2007 trip, and it’s an experience I don’t wish to recreate. Every time I read an article like this, I […]

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Warrior Boats – Trash floats eco-warriors boat – Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-plastiki21-2010feb21,0,728915.story This is a great combination of angry, active and illustrative protest. Great find, NonZeroSum. Also, “Plastiki”? Brilliant.

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Michael–Maybe we knew too much about ye | Opinion L.A. | Los Angeles Times

http://opinion.latimes.com/opinionla/2009/06/michael-jackson-michael-jackson-thriller-dead.html The LA Times succinctly summarises Michael Jackson’s life: We saw him dazzle with individuality and originality in “Thriller,” then saw him wither away to the frail middle-aged man who was dragged to court in his pajamas. Ultimately there would be no comeback.

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Homepage | Freerice.com

http://www.freerice.com/ And oh – for those of you who are either under-challenged or over-challenged by FreeRice.com’s vocabulary tests, there’s now art-, math-, and geography-based tests as well. Finally, my countless hours spent in museums can benefit someone other than myself!

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The Money Issue – Rob Walker – Consumed – Marketing and Advertising – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/09/magazine/09wwln-consumed-t.html?ex=1362718800&en=e2fa0d6f12cafff0&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss&pagewanted=all I have dallied on FreeRice.com and TheHungerSite.com before, and – though suspicious that my clicks were for naught – put my two seconds’ of time in just in case. Well, my word – it turns out the sites are legitimate. And not only legitimate, but incredibly productive. Thanks, Kelrose for the heads-up. The rice […]

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Memo to Petraeus and Crocker: More Laughs, Please – NYTimes.com

http://cavett.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/04/11/memo-to-petraeus-crocker-more-laughs-please/ Dick Cavett makes a case for the pen being mightier than the sword (and the military’s propensity for dulling its instruments), proving his point with a hell of a last line – an inky coup de gr

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080407/ap_on_re_eu/olympic_torch_37;_ylt=ArU0ggnAAT48Ec0v_LmK0WUE1vAI Paris’ Olympic torch relay descended into chaos Monday, with protesters scaling the Eiffel Tower, grabbing for the flame and forcing security officials to repeatedly snuff out the torch and transport it by bus past demonstrators yelling “Free Tibet!” I was in Paris for 2 full, riot-less months last year, and I must say I […]

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