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  2. "I love it when you call me Big Popper

    Karl Popper, born 111 years ago today.

     

  3. His whole life was a million-to-one shot.

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  4. Yeti Imperial Stout

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    Great Divide Brewing Co. makes some terrific beers and you can’t go wrong with this imperial stout. A lot of times I find imperial stouts to be too strong but this one is so bold and silky smooth. Careful though, it’s still an imperial!

     

  5. POSING DJs

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  6. theatlantic:

    Mission Creep: When Everything is Terrorism

    One of the assurances I keep hearing about the U.S. government’s spying on American citizens is that it’s only used in cases of terrorism. Terrorism is, of course, an extraordinary crime, and its horrific nature is supposed to justify permitting all sorts of excesses to prevent it. But there’s a problem with this line of reasoning: mission creep. The definitions of “terrorism” and “weapon of mass destruction” are broadening, and these extraordinary powers are being used, and will continue to be used, for crimes other than terrorism.

    Back in 2002, the Patriot Act greatly broadened the definition of terrorism to include all sorts of “normal” violent acts as well as non-violent protests. The term “terrorist” is surprisingly broad; since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, it has been applied to people you wouldn’t normally consider terrorists.

    The most egregious example of this are the three anti-nuclear pacifists, including an 82-year-old nun, who cut through a chain-link fence at the Oak Ridge nuclear-weapons-production facility in 2012. While they were originally arrested on a misdemeanor trespassing charge, the government kept increasing their charges as the facility’s security lapses became more embarrassing. Now the protestors have been convicted of violent crimes of terrorism — and remain in jail.

    Meanwhile, a Tennessee government official claimed that complaining about water quality could be considered an act of terrorism. To the government’s credit, he was subsequently demoted for those remarks.

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    Why is an American life worth more than a British life? Why is British liberty worth more than French liberty? Why do we care more about what François Hollande says than what the Greek Government says? Why do we care about a Greek guy getting tortured but not an Egyptian? It’s a slippery slope.

     

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  8. Fear of Flying via B.R.A.D.

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  9. 1987.

     

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