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NYPD Union Vows ‘Wartime Policing’


“It is irresponsible to draw connections between this movement and the actions of a troubled man who took the lives of these officers and attempted to take the life of his ex-partner, before ultimately taking his own,” said Ferguson Action in a statement issued Sunday.

Krampus: He Sees You When You’re Sleeping, and Gives You Nightmares


Photo: Horst A. Kandutsch (CC) Krampus goes mainstream, making onto the front page of the New York Times: MUNICH — Long before parents relied on the powers of Santa Claus to monitor their children’s behavior, their counterparts in Alpine villages called on a shaggy-furred, horned creature with a fistful of bound twigs to send the message that they had better watch out.

Gimme Nirvana Baby: On the Spiritual Journey of Ash from the Evil Dead Films


Ugh. I’ve desperately tried to write this essay without referring–for the second essay in a row–to my Sunday living habits.

COEXIST’s Bonehead Bumper-Sticker Politics


Aia Fernandez (CC BY 2.0) via The Daily Beast: You’ve seen them before, in Trader Joe’s parking lots and on Eastern Seaboard freeways, in the quiet streets of Asheville and Berkeley, on the bumpers of a fleet of VWs and Volvos.

How we found world’s deepest fish in the Mariana Trench – and why we must keep exploring


The record-breaker poses for the camera, 8,145m below the waves. Oceanlab, University of Aberdeen, CC BY This article was originally published on The Conversation.

Mind Art

via The Imaginary Foundation: Chinese artist Jody Xiong has collaborated with 16 handicapped people — recruited via social media — in the artistic and technological realization of the ‘Mind Art’ installation.

The Dream of a Ridiculous Man by Fyodor Dostoyevsky


Vinoth Chandar (CC BY 2.0)   I am a ridiculous person. Now they call me a madman. That would be a promotion if it were not that I remain as ridiculous in their eyes as before.

Our Government is Violent and Cruel Because We are Violent and Cruel


Photo by Flickr user katesheets (CC) “After all the analysis of the normalized dysfunction of democracy in America,” writes David Masciotra at Alternet, “launched with the assumption that the political system fails to represent the will of the people, the question remains: what if it actually does represent the will of the people?

Quantum Physics Just Got Less Complicated: Wave-Particle Duality and Quantum Uncertainty Are Same Thing


“Quantum physics says that particles can behave like waves, and vice versa. Researchers have now shown that this ‘wave-particle duality’ is simply the quantum uncertainty principle in disguise.” Credit: Timothy Yeo / CQT, National University of Singapore; CC-BY Via ScienceDaily: Here’s a nice surprise: quantum physics is less complicated than we thought.

Loggers Assassinating Peru’s Land Defenders | Interview with Kate Horner

Abby Martin interviews Kate Horner, Forest Campaigns Director, about the massacre of four indigenous activists in Peru for standing up for their land, and the trade of illegal logging worldwide.

The Grey Matter [5am Film Series]

The Grey Matter from Peter McCoubrey on Vimeo. An office stiff wakes up in an alley mysteriously covered in blood.

‘The Interview’, A Sony False Flag Hack and Hollywood’s Empire of Mediocrity

Patrick Henningsen writes at  21st Century Wire: ACTION: On Monday morning Nov. 24th, Sony employees log into their computers only to be greeted by a neon red skeleton on their monitor screens accompanied by the words, “#Hacked by #GOP,” (no, not the Republican Party), followed by lots of threats to release data and post Hollywood secrets online in text-sharing sites like PasteBin, frequented by ‘hactivists’.

John Cage’s 4’33”, Auto-Tuned

From the re-mixer: “I performed John Cage’s 4’33”, treated the recording as a found object and re-mixed it in autotune.

WikiLeaks Publishes CIA Tips for Traveling Spies


Just in time for spies traveling home for the holidays Yahoo News/AFP reports on a new disclosure from WikiLeaks showing how CIA does it: WikiLeaks on Sunday released two CIA documents that offered tips to help spies maintain their cover while using false documents as they crossed international borders.

Misfiring in the brain’s control system linked to OCD


Allan Ajifo (CC BY 2.0) via Medical News Today: According to the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder(OCD) have frequent upsetting thoughts that they try to control by repeating certain rituals or behaviors.

How One Indigenous Woman Took On a Multinational Mining Corporation… And Won


Sarah Lazare writes at Common Dreams: For over three years, indigenous Peruvian farmworker Maxima Acuña de Chaupe has refused to allow a U.S.-based multinational corporation to turn her land into an open-pit gold mine, withstanding multiple violent eviction attempts by corporate and state agents.

My Drugged Life: I’ve Been on Antidepressants Since 10


James (CC BY-SA 2.0) via AlterNet: It’s a Monday morning. I’ve just locked the door to leave for work.

The Myth of the Megalith


Eusebius@Commons (CC BY 2.0) via The New Yorker: Baalbek, Lebanon, is the site of one of the most mysterious ruins of the Roman Empire, a monumental two-thousand-year-old temple to Jupiter that sits atop three thousand-ton stone blocks.

Half of Dr. Oz’s Medical Advice is Baseless or Wrong

Sorry Doc, but half of everything you know is wrong. From the Washington Post: It’s not hard to understand what makes Dr.

The First People


This post originally appeared on Morocco World News. Kenitra – “Why should we be so arrogant as to assume that we’re the first homo-sapiens to walk the earth?


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