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Thursday Links

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Gianforte Weighs In On Montana Tech Rumpus

Fighting SCOTUS's Shameful 'Freedom to Corrupt' Ruling

And The Winner For The Most Sick, Disgusting Response To Fort Hood Is…

Neil deGrasse Tyson Blasts Creationism In New 'Cosmos' Episode (VIDEO)

Researchers Discover Why Zebras Have Stripes.

Blistering Liberal Dissent To Wrong-Headed SCOTUS Decision

Reddit Users Can’t Deal With a Black Kid Getting Into All 8 Ivy League Schools

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Mid-Day Links - Friday

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Google reveals Android Wear, an operating system for smartwatches

What’s at Stake in the Supreme Court Birth Control Cases? More Than You Might Think.

CNN's Headline News channel asks psychic to weigh in on missing plane

Creationists Demand Airtime On 'Cosmos' For The Sake Of Balance

Conservative Media Freak Out Over Coat Hanger Abortion Symbol

Putin’s Iron Fist Meets Obama’s Iron Will as US Announces Potentially Crippling Sanctions

80 Tage umsonst (Equal work for equal pay - the day until which women in various European countries have to work to earn as much as a man in the same job.

Kimmel Tricks SXSW Attendees Into Saying They Love Fake Bands

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Saturday Links

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Saturday Links from The Political Carnival

Bank of England: Bankers may have to return bonuses

Oklahoma Fox station removes evolution from ‘Cosmos’ by cutting only 15 seconds

Busting the myth of France’s 35-hour workweek.

How Well Do You Know The World? Play GeoGuessr To Find Out.

Bill Gates: The Rolling Stone Interview

Phoenix Residents Concerned Over Mysterious Surveillance Camera in their Neighborhood

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Sunday Links

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Homeless Man South Carolina - Credit: The Post and Courier

Homeless Man South Carolina - Credit: The Post and Courier

South Carolina Homelessness On the Rise
(from http://www.postandcourier.com/ June 26, 2013)

Being Homeless in Downtown Columbia, South Carolina, Might Be Against the Law
(from http://www.theatlanticcities.com/ - August 23, 2013)

This is a great article - written by Neil deGrasse Tyson:
America and the Emergent Space Powers
Plus there's interesting food for thought in this article on jobs:
This Week in the War on Workers: How 'Do What You Love' Does Us Wrong

EarthFirstBlockKeystonew326h244Grandmothers Blockade Megaload in Missoula
Note: Please visit these sites:
* Earth First! Newswire and

* Wild Idaho Rising Tide

And then there's CNN. Wow, just wow...
From Daily Kos / the Guardian / the Financial Times:
"CNN recently hit a 20-year low in prime time ratings in the United States, attracting an average of just 78,000 viewers across the whole day and 98,000 in prime time."

Can this really be? 78,000 viewers across the whole day???

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Photo of the Day- Neil DeGrasse Tyson Votive Candle

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For those who worship science I guess. Is it just me, or does the one behind him kinda look like it could be Princess Leia? Via.

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Video Mid Day Distraction- Neil deGrasse Tyson: Does the Universe Have a Purpose?

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Via.

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Video Mid Day Distraction- Neil deGrasse Tyson on Manhattanhenge

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Pretty interesting. Via Wikipedia-

The dates of Manhattanhenge usually occur around May 28 and July 12 or July 13 – spaced evenly around summer solstice.

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