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Modernizing Monuments

Love how this Soviet monument in Bulgaria is updated for every protest. BBC News – Bulgaria Soviet monument in Sofia gets Ukraine twist.

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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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Blurred Lines Gets a Feminist Response

I won’t lie – I love Blurred Lines.  That said, I’m also happy to see this response video.  The ridiculousness of the nekkid chicks strutting around becomes all the more evident when it’s guys in tighty whiteys. Robin Thickes Blurred Lines Gets the Feminist Response It Deserves.

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Teddy Grays Sweet Factory

This is a neat documentary about an old fashioned sweet shop where the old fashioned refers to more than just the sweets.  Ever wonder how they get the letters into blackpool rock?  The surprising answer lies within… via Martin Parr: Teddy Grays Sweet Factory Film on Vimeo.

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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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Neil Macdonald: Obamas whistleblower conundrum – World – CBC News

Neil Macdonald does his usual crack reporting, this week commenting on the NSA scandal. The fact is, American law encourages whistleblowers and, often, they go down in history as courageous people of principle who made their country better. Their nation values them, but not their government. via Neil Macdonald: Obamas whistleblower conundrum – World – […]

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The Lives They Lived: Maurice Sendak

I can’t embed this lovely video, but it’s worth a trip through the paywall (or the 10 free articles per month wall) at the New York Times to see it.  Christoph Niemann brings his usual sensitivity to an already-sensitive subject: Maurice Sendak’s emotional interview on Fresh Air. Go. Now. And bring a hankie. The Lives […]

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The Hubble Ultra Deep Field

This video makes the case for the Ultra Deep Field photograph, taken by the Hubble Telescope, as the most important image ever taken. After watching it, I concur.  This is well worth 4 minutes of your time. The Hubble Ultra Deep Field in 3D – YouTube.

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Rainbow across my electorate

I want to move to this guy’s district, just so I can say I have the coolest MP in the world. Maurice Williamson: Rainbow across my electorate – YouTube.

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I do not fear death – Roger Ebert

A beautiful quote from Roger Ebert’s autobiography.  Words to live – and die – by. “Kindness” covers all of my political beliefs. No need to spell them out. I believe that if, at the end, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a […]

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