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The Burglary by Betty Medsger - Book - eBook - Random Hous

Monday, November 3, 2014
Category: History

From www.randomhouse.com

In late 1970, a mild-mannered Haverford College physics professor privately asked a few people this question: “What do you think of burglarizing an FBI office?” In remarkable detail and with astonishing depth of research, Betty Medsger reveals the never-before-told full story of the history-changing break-in at the Media, Pennsylvania, FBI offices.

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Democracy and Change: What are the Prospects for an "African Spring?"

Monday, November 3, 2014
Category: World

From forums.ssrc.org

High unemployment and expectations among a bulging youth population, cost of living pressures, aging long-time rulers and government that is unresponsive and unrepresentative. The coexistence of these factors helped drive the 2011 uprisings in North Africa.

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Is Sex Work Empowering Or Enslaving? 12 Experts Weigh In 

Monday, November 3, 2014
Category: Society

From www.huffingtonpost.com

Women working in the sex work industry -- be it pornography, stripping or prostitution -- sit in the cross-hairs of an enduring controversy, surfacing questions surrounding everything from sexuality and health to economics and morality.

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Bank Breakup Worries

Monday, November 3, 2014
Category: Finance

From www.arnoldkling.com

I do not believe that having smaller banks would have prevented the 2008 crisis or the next crisis. I do not believe that regulatory policy can prevent such crises. My only solution for systemic financial risk is to try to make the financial system easier to fix when it does break.

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Science: This is the catchiest song of all time – Quartz

Monday, November 3, 2014
Category: Science

From qz.com

The Spice Girls released their first single, Wannabe, in 1996 but its legacy clearly lives on. Researchers at Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, England, and the University of Amsterdam named it the catchiest song of all time in a test of how quickly people can name a tune.

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UT hosts 11th Annual International Human Trafficking Conference - 13abc.com Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports

Monday, November 3, 2014
Category: World

From www.13abc.com

Dr. Joel Filmore is the keynote speaker and will discuss his 11-year-journy as a victim of homelessness, drug-addition and prostitution in Chicago, before earning his doctorate in counselor education and supervision from Northern Illinois University.

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All About Knots: Knot Strength: Structures that Make a Natural-Fiber Knot Strong or Weak

Monday, November 3, 2014
Category: Misc

From allaboutknots.blogspot.mx

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Why Do So Many Leftists Want Sex Work to Be the New Normal?

Monday, November 3, 2014
Category: America

From www.thenation.com

On the left, prostitution used to be seen as a bad thing: part of the general degradation of the working class, and the subjugation of women, under capitalism. Women who sold sex were victims, forced by circumstances into a painful and humiliating way of life, and socialism would liberate them.

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A small miracle in the tortured history of Polish-Jewish relations

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Monday, November 3, 2014
Category: History

From www.theguardian.com

"Mir zaynen do!" ("We are here!") The defiant Yiddish refrain of a Polish Jewish partisan song, written in the darkest days of the second world war, rings out in the winter sunlight, echoing between a sombre monument to the heroes of the Warsaw ghetto rising and the shining, brand-new Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

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Elmo Testifies Before Congress - Lowering the Bar

Monday, November 3, 2014
Category: America

From www.loweringthebar.net

There is no shortage of news items on Stephen Colbert's testimony before Congress, and as many of these stories note, some Democrats also did not think that having a comedian testify was such a great idea.

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Blockbuster: Losing the plot

Monday, November 3, 2014
Category: Business

From daindunston.com

(Ongoing live-blogging my new book in progress.) When the billionaire entertainment mogul, Sumner Redstone, hung up the phone in Bungalow 8 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, he was worried and he was pissed.

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Where is the centre of the universe?

Monday, November 3, 2014
Category: Science

From math.ucr.edu

There is no centre of the universe!  According to the standard theories of cosmology, the universe started with a "Big Bang" about 14 thousand million years ago and has been expanding ever since.  Yet there is no centre to the expansion; it is the same everywhere.

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New Statesman

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Monday, November 3, 2014
Category: World

From www.newstatesman.com

There have always been people in Britain who are hungry, and those who have tried to feed them. Recently, the rise of the Trussell Trust Foodbank Network has brought the issue of hunger and its causes to public attention.

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How the NFL tracks everything on the field but the ball

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Monday, November 3, 2014
Category: Sports

From www.theverge.com

Most people know radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips as the security tags adorning clothes in stores, but this year they can also be found inside the uniforms of NFL players. As the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions descended upon London this weekend, accompanying them were executives from Zebra Technologies, the company behind the RFID-based motion tracking system that the league is implementing this season.

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