“..The Man Behind the Most Iconic Portraits of Skaters – Punks – and Rappers..”

“..That’s a hallmark of many of the photos Friedman made of hip-hop – punk – and skating personalities -

- in the 1970s and 1980s – just as they were cementing their places in American pop culture..”

(cont..)

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The Man Behind the Most Iconic Portraits of Skaters, Punks, and Rappers | Raw File | WIRED.

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“..Will ‘The Simpsons’ ever be good again?..”

“..marathon makes us miss the things we loved about a great show -

- but those things may be gone forever..”

(cont..)

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Will “The Simpsons” ever be good again? – Salon.com.

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“..Cataclysm in suburbia: The dark twisted history of America’s oil-addicted middle class..”

“..How the same things that contributed to the rise of the middle class -

- are also now leading to its downfall..”

(cont..)

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Cataclysm in suburbia: The dark, twisted history of America’s oil-addicted middle class – Salon.com.

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“..Here’s how Pandora is destroying musicians..”

“..Cracker and Camper van Beethoven’s David Lowery tells Salon how streaming services might end true avant garde music..”

(cont..)

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David Lowery: Here’s how Pandora is destroying musicians – Salon.com.

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“..7 mind-blowing scientific mysteries: Black holes – UFOs – and the origins of everything..”

“..Scientific mysteries are a good thing.

They fuel discovery and push us to continue questioning..”

(cont..)

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7 mind-blowing scientific mysteries: Black holes, UFOs and the origins of everything – Salon.com.

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“..Why we’re living in the golden age of investigative journalism..”

“..Newspapers might be a dying breed.

But investigative reporting on injustices around the world is prospering..”

(cont..)

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Why we’re living in the golden age of investigative journalism – Salon.com.

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“..Why Uber must be stopped..”

“..The touted start-up is proving to be the embodiment of unrestrained hyper-capitalism.

What happens when it wins?..”

(cont..)

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Why Uber must be stopped – Salon.com.

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“..America’s painkiller nightmare: Legal drugs are laying waste to our families and friends..”

“..Each year 15,000 people die from prescription opiate overdoses.

And the stigma of addiction is making it worse..”

(cont..)

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America’s painkiller nightmare: Legal drugs are laying waste to our families and friends – Salon.com.

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“..From riot grrrls to ‘Girls’: Tina Fey – Kathleen Hanna – Lena Dunham – and the birth of an inspiring new feminism..”

“..The Web’s not perfect -

- but it has helped produce an amazing new generation of writers – activists – and stars..”

(cont..)

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From riot grrrls to “Girls”: Tina Fey, Kathleen Hanna, Lena Dunham and the birth of an inspiring new feminism – Salon.com.

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“..The Iraq War Was a Smashing Success..”

“..Make no mistake about it: by any vaguely human measure-

- the situation in Iraq is a US-made disaster of historic proportions.

Millions dead or wounded – more displaced –

- and all overseen by a kleptocratic government more interested in grinding old enemies into the dust than governing -

-and of course yes -

- a seemingly endless cycle of violence that claims new victims every day..”

(cont..)

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The Iraq War Was a Smashing Success   : Information Clearing House – ICH.

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“..Ron Paul: Government Had Foreknowledge of 9/11 Terror Attacks..”   

“..Former Rep. Ron Paul said he believes the U.S. government had prior knowledge of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks -

- and has kept this information hidden in a classified section of the 9/11 Commission report..”

(cont..)

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Ron Paul: Government Had Foreknowledge of 9/11 Terror Attacks    : Information Clearing House – ICH.

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“..Did Certain Foreign Governments Facilitate the 9/11 Attacks?..” 

“..Why would the Israelis – who were tracking the Israelis on our territory -

- not only fail to let us know but perhaps act to shield them from law enforcement’s gaze?..”

(cont..)

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Did Certain Foreign Governments Facilitate the 9/11 Attacks?  : Information Clearing House – ICH.

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“..This psychologist helps comedians keep laughing..”

“..An interesting look into the work of Ildiko Tabori -

- who serves as the in-house psychologist at a Los Angeles comedy club.

The club’s owner hired her after he became alarmed by the number of premature deaths in the comic world..”

(cont..)

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This psychologist helps comedians keep laughing – LA Times.

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“..The Witness..”

“..For more than a decade it was Michelle Lyons’s job to observe the final moments of death row inmates —

- but watching 278 executions did not come without a cost..”

(cont..)

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The Witness | Texas Monthly.

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“..Don’t swallow the tripe – a user’s guide to weasel words..”

“..Lying is dangerous and unnecessary.

A new book explains the strategies needed to avoid it…”

(cont..)

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Don’t swallow the tripe – a user’s guide to weasel words – News – Books – The Independent.

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“..Europe’s biggest steampunk convention..”

“..how Victorian ray guns and the martial art of biscuit dunking -

- are precisely what the 21st century needs..”

(cont..)

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Weekend at the Asylum: Europe’s biggest steampunk convention heads to Lincoln – Features – Fashion – The Independent.

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“..Scott Rogers: US TV host and British dance teacher ‘shot dead by son-in-law’..”

“..Scott Rogers – a US TV host and former Suffolk dance teacher has been shot dead by his son-in-law at his home in Louisiana – police have said.

Mathew Hodgkinson (36) who is thought to be his son-in-law and also his former lover -

- is believed to have shot the Around Town talk show host before turning the gun on himself in a ‘murder and attempted suicide’..”

(cont..)

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Scott Rogers: US TV host and British dance teacher ‘shot dead by son-in-law’ – Americas – World – The Independent.

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“..Downton Abbey series 5 – first look review: Granthams face ‘destruction of everything they stand for’..”

“..The first full-length trailer of Downton Abbey series five has been released by ITV..”

(cont..)

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Downton Abbey series 5, first look review: Granthams face ‘destruction of everything they stand for’ – Reviews – TV & Radio – The Independent.

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“..Ebola virus: It’s ripped through towns – now the deadliest ever outbreak of the virus is heading for Africa’s cities..”

“..Prospect of disease taking hold in heavily populated areas is a virological nightmare..”

(cont..)

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Ebola virus: It’s ripped through towns – now the deadliest ever outbreak of the virus is heading for Africa’s cities – Africa – World – The Independent.

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“..18 Convincing Reasons To Give Yoga Another Try..”

“..While pounding on a treadmill – lifting free weights and swimming a few laps -

- are all well and good -

- yoga exercises the mind and body in a completely unique way.

In fact yoga changes both your body and brain – starting the day you begin…”

(cont..)

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18 Convincing Reasons To Give Yoga Another Try.

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“..3 Hostages Actually Just Hallucinating On Meth: Cops..”

“..Police soon discovered that the group had in fact hallucinated while on meth.

Douglas said she had been stabbed by a suspect – but authorities said she had only a light scratch on her abdomen – that was self-inflicted.

More from WMBB:

‘Numerous windows were shot out and holes were shot in the walls.

They completely removed a large rear window from the house on the second floor – and threw the bathroom sink at the imaginary attackers.

Chunks of sheetrock – wood – firearm parts – and anything they could tear out of the residence was thrown outside -

- including the toilet – which was ripped from the floor.

In total more than $10,000 damage was done to the residence..”

(cont..)

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3 Hostages Actually Just Hallucinating On Meth: Cops.

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“..From Ferguson to Miami – Here Are 10 Ways Young People Are Demanding Justice..”

“..A generation builds a movement..”

(cont..)

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From Ferguson to Miami, Here Are 10 Ways Young People Are Demanding Justice | Alternet.

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“..Fascinating Journey: How a Former Texas Conservative Operative Left the Religious Right..”

“..Elaine White was once in the inner circle of political power.

Then a crisis of faith changed all that..”

(cont..)

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Fascinating Journey: How a Former Texas Conservative Operative Left the Religious Right | Alternet.

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“..6 Unhinged Right-Wing Moments This Week: Fox’s Comical Beyoncé Freakout..”

“..Where are her pants?

How can she be a feminist without pants?..”

(cont..)

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6 Unhinged Right-Wing Moments This Week: Fox’s Comical Beyoncé Freakout | Alternet.

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“..Joan Baez – in pictures..”

“..For more than half a century – Joan Baez has been music’s most outspoken activist.

- we look back on a life of performance and protest..”

(cont..)

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Joan Baez – in pictures | Music | The Guardian.

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“..Kate Bush review – a magical new dawn..”

“..What is truly thrilling about Kate Bush’s comeback is how little her voice – or her questing spirit -

- have changed..”

(cont..)

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Kate Bush review – a magical new dawn | Music | The Guardian.

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“..From stationery fiends to hand dryer enthusiasts… who are you calling boring?..”

“..Stationery may not be everyone’s cup of tea -

- but to James Ward it is endlessly fascinating – staplers especially.

He explains why – and meets five people with similarly obscure passions -

- from sneezes – to tills – to hand dryers..”

(cont..)

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From stationery fiends to hand dryer enthusiasts… who are you calling boring? | Lifeandstyle | The Guardian.

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“..The battle for what it means to be on the right of British politics..”

“..defection to Ukip is another manifestation of the bitter struggle for the soul of Conservatism..”

(cont..)

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The battle for what it means to be on the right of British politics | Andrew Rawnsley | Commentisfree | The Guardian.

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“..Addicted to email? – The Germans have an answer..”

“..Do we dare disconnect from the inbox?..”

(cont..)

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Addicted to email? The Germans have an answer | Yvonne Roberts | Commentisfree | The Guardian.

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“..France is in turmoil – as advocates of austerity and investment fight it out..”

“..The French president must overcome his party’s crisis -

- and press his new government to tackle economic stagnation..”

(cont..)

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France is in turmoil as advocates of austerity and investment fight it out | Will Hutton | Commentisfree | The Guardian.

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“..To really combat terror – end support for Saudi Arabia..”

“..Ramped up rhetoric on security makes no sense -

- so long as the west cosies up to dictatorships that support fundamentalism..”

(cont..)

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To really combat terror, end support for Saudi Arabia | Owen Jones | Commentisfree | The Guardian.

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“..How video gaming turned into the world’s newest spectator sport..”

“..Amazon paid nearly $1bn for Twitch – which offers live streaming of eSports -

- a global sensation that unites players and fans..”

(cont..)

go to source/story

How video gaming turned into the world’s newest spectator sport | Technology | The Guardian.

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“..Low-paid Britain: ‘People have had enough. It’s soul destroying’..”

“..Yes they have jobs – but the five people featured below are typical of millions -

- who have no security – no holiday or sick pay – limited hours -

- and no dignity at work..”

(cont..)

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Low-paid Britain: ‘People have had enough. It’s soul destroying’ | Society | The Guardian.

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“..We can’t let tech giants like Facebook and Twitter control our news values..”

“..we can’t leave editorial processes down to algorithms..”

(cont..)

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We can’t let tech giants, like Facebook and Twitter, control our news values | Media | The Guardian.

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“..Tough case to crack: the mystery of Britain’s falling crime rate..”

“..Decline in heroin use – unrecorded cybercrime – and greater civility -

- are some of the reasons suggested for the drop in offending..”

(cont..)

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Tough case to crack: the mystery of Britain’s falling crime rate | Uk-news | The Guardian.

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“..The 10 most anticipated albums this autumn..”

“..including the return of Adele and Alt-J – hip?hop attitude from Nicki Minaj -

- Pink Floyd’s first LP in 20 years -

- and an 80th birthday album from Leonard Cohen..”

(cont..)

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The 10 most anticipated albums this autumn | Music | The Guardian.

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“..Scottish universities braced for brain drain – if country votes for independence..”

“..Senior education figures voice fears about loss of funding and departure of top scientists -

- in the event of a yes vote..”

(cont..)

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Scottish universities braced for brain drain if country votes for independence | Politics | The Guardian.

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“..Russia and economic warfare: RIP the free market new world order..”

“..Russia faces damaging economic sanctions -

- but this also brings down the final curtain on capitalism’s apparent victory in 1989..”

(cont..)

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Russia and economic warfare: RIP the free market new world order | Larry Elliott | Business | The Guardian.

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“..Real reason behind Judith Collins’ demise..”

“..Justice Minister Judith Collins’ resignation was sparked by a Fairfax investigation into a smear campaign by bloggers – apparently backed by controversial financier Mark Hotchin.

Hacked emails appear to show Hotchin secretly paid bloggers Cameron Slater and Cathy Odgers to write attack posts undermining the Serious Fraud Office – its director Adam Feeley – and the Financial Markets Authority – who were probing his collapsed Hanover Finance in 2011 and 2012.

The emails indicate the campaign was orchestrated by Hotchin’s then spokesman Carrick Graham -

- a PR consultant and tobacco lobbyist..”

(cont..)

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Real reason behind Judith Collins’ demise | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Norman makes a point with paddle..”

“..But it’s the potential sale of Lochinver Station – on one of its tributaries – that brought Norman here.

The 14,000 hectare station is being sold to Shanghai Pengxin – in a $70 million deal that still requires the approval of the Overseas Investment Office.

The company – which bought the neighbouring Crafar dairy farms – intends to convert part of it to dairy.

That makes the river a flashpoint for two key planks of Green Party policy:

- freshwater protection and foreign land ownership.

And in this case the potential buyer is from a nation that values food products from ‘clean green’ New Zealand -

- yet may end up polluting the very thing it treasures..”

(cont..)

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Norman makes a point with paddle | Stuff.co.nz.

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