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′Bored′ Belgium fans sell themselves to Holland on eBay for Euro 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012
Category: Sports

From www.metro.co.uk

A group of Belgian fans who put themselves up for sale on eBay after their team failed to qualify for Euro 2012 have been bought by an anonymous Dutch

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Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol-owned horse loses by a nose, gets claimed by Drew Brees

Monday, June 18, 2012
Category: Sports

From sports.yahoo.com

Due to the vagaries of horse ownership, Siempre Mio changed hands from two major sports stars to another when the race was over.

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Putin Wants New Long-Range Bombers and a Gazillion Drones

Monday, June 18, 2012
Category: Military

From www.wired.com

Russia’s fleet of rusty strategic bombers has seen better days. For one, they haven’t seen significant upgrades in decades. For two, the fleet is less than half the size of America’s combined force of conventional B-52s, B-1Bs and B-2 stealth bombers.

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Sally Quinn Forced to Dine With Non-Fake Friends

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Monday, June 18, 2012
Category: Politics

From nymag.com

The bipartisanship cargo cult in Washington is a rather sad tribe of people that laments the decline of bipartisanship, fails to grasp the larger historic forces that made bipartisanship appear and then disappear, and concludes that the problem is the lack of dinner parties.

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Will Globalization Go Bankrupt? Credit Writedowns

Monday, June 18, 2012
Category: Finance

From www.creditwritedowns.com

If liquidity expansions historically have pushed global integration forward, subsequent liquidity contractions have brought globalization to an unexpected halt. Easy money had allowed investors to earn fortunes for their willingness to take risks, and the wealth generated by rising asset values and new investments made the liberal ideology behind the rapid market expansion seem unassailable.

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NASA Rover Will Contaminate Its Samples of Mars - ScienceInsider

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Monday, June 18, 2012
Category: Space

From news.sciencemag.org

The drill assembly repeatedly bangs a drill bit into the rock to extract a sample, a procedure thoroughly tested mechanically before the drill was accepted for flight on the rover. But, it later turned out, that action also rubs bits of Teflon—the familiar polymer of nonstick fry pans made of carbon and fluorine atoms—off of two seals in the drill assembly.

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Shut Up and Take My Money: Fans Should Hire Artists Wired Opinion Wired.com

Monday, June 18, 2012
Category: Entertainment

From www.wired.com

As Kickstarter has exploded in popularity, I’ve started to see signs that there are others like me — a movement of fans as producers, commissioning work from their favorite artists instead of waiting for the artists to come to them.

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Reviving Cabiria " The New Inquiry

Monday, June 18, 2012
Category: Society

From thenewinquiry.com

It is an undeniable fact that there aren’t as many comic roles in film for women, and with the twin criteria of sex appeal and actual comedic chops as a gold standard, it seems like they are drying up.

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Amelia Earhart’s Fate May Be Solved Planetsave

Monday, June 18, 2012
Category: History

From planetsave.com

A small cosmetics jar linked to Amelia Earhart has been found on an uninhabited island in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati. This supports the theory that she landed and later died on the island.

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Tech world preps to honor ′Father of Computer Science′ Alan Turing, as centenary nears

Monday, June 18, 2012
Category: Internet

From www.networkworld.com

Listening to the way people in the world of technology talk about Alan Turing, it′s difficult to believe that the English computer scientist isn′t more of a household name. "The man challenged everyone′s thinking," says Vint Cerf, Google′s chief Internet evangelist, in an interview with Network World.

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These New Boots: Day 326: Questions & (No) Answers (The Aid Bitchslap)

Monday, June 18, 2012
Category: World

From thesenewboots.blogspot.com

The white savior industrial complex is real, demonstrated daily by feel good aid programs that probably don′t work, or feel good causes like Kony 2012 that generate plenty of buzz but don′t add up to much when people are actually supposed to do something.

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Election Forecast: Obama Begins With Tenuous Advantage - NYTimes.com

Monday, June 18, 2012
Category: Politics

From fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com

The model will be updated several times a week at first, and then nearly every day once we reach the summer.

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Whatever Happened to Natchez? How to End the Nightmare of Jobless America « naked capitalism

Monday, June 18, 2012
Category: Economics

From www.nakedcapitalism.com

Conventional wisdom assumes that economically distressed areas exist only in inner-city slums or rural backwaters. But dead zones, although plagued by persistent high unemployment, rarely fit those stereotypes.

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Oceans of Ore: How an Undersea Caldera Eruption Created Jerome, Arizona

Monday, June 18, 2012
Category: Science

From blogs.scientificamerican.com

The bit that would become Jerome erupted busily near the southern coast of the nascent North American continent. Subduction zones gave rise to at least two volcanic island arcs: Jerome and Prescott. Rhyolitic and basaltic eruptions underwater constructed a submarine dome.

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