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April 17, 2014
When I learned that the man accused of shooting innocent bystanders Sunday at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement home in Overland Park, Kan., was a former Klansman named Glenn Miller, I shuddered. Thirty-three years ago, when I was an undergraduate at Duke University, I read a small item in the Raleigh News & Observer that mentioned Miller, then the grand dragon of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Miller, it turns out, ran a paramilitary training camp in rural North Carolina.

I interviewed the accused Kansas gunman 33 years ago. He was hateful then, too. (via washingtonpost)

At the time, I didn’t think these sorts of things still happened in the United States. I was wrong.”

(via washingtonpost)

22:06 // 3 hours ago
Contender for headline and dek of the year. Also not to be missed is the copy, which includes this line:

When researchers tried to pull apart two mating insects, the female was gripping so tightly that the male was accidentally ripped in half, leaving his genitalia still attached to the female.

This is way saltier than that Vox article which interviewed the porn stars. 

Contender for headline and dek of the yearAlso not to be missed is the copy, which includes this line:

When researchers tried to pull apart two mating insects, the female was gripping so tightly that the male was accidentally ripped in half, leaving his genitalia still attached to the female.

This is way saltier than that Vox article which interviewed the porn stars. 

20:38 // 5 hours ago
13:30 // 12 hours ago
April 16, 2014
pewresearch:

As Business Insider put it, “Watch America age 110 years in one gif.”
See more on the demographic transformation of The Next America here. 

Anyone else find it intriguing that there will be more people over the age of 85 in 2060 than there will be people in their late 70s?

pewresearch:

As Business Insider put it, “Watch America age 110 years in one gif.”

See more on the demographic transformation of The Next America here

Anyone else find it intriguing that there will be more people over the age of 85 in 2060 than there will be people in their late 70s?

(via sanjosemercurynews)

10:56 // 1 day ago
10:27 // 1 day ago
guardian:

North Koreans complain to London hairdresser about Kim Jong-un poster
Seeking an arresting image to promote a special offer, a hairdressers in west London attracted more than just extra customers when it used a large poster of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, in its window.
When M&M Hair Academy in south Ealing put up the 1-metre-by-1.2-metre poster featuring Kim’s distinctive short back and sides with longer centre parting and the words “Bad hair day?”, they received a visit from disgruntled North Korean officials. Full story
Photograph: M&M Hair Academy/PA

… From the embassy down the street. It’s not like they visited from Pyongyang.

That said, fun little encounter.

guardian:

North Koreans complain to London hairdresser about Kim Jong-un poster

Seeking an arresting image to promote a special offer, a hairdressers in west London attracted more than just extra customers when it used a large poster of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, in its window.

When M&M Hair Academy in south Ealing put up the 1-metre-by-1.2-metre poster featuring Kim’s distinctive short back and sides with longer centre parting and the words “Bad hair day?”, they received a visit from disgruntled North Korean officials. Full story

Photograph: M&M Hair Academy/PA

… From the embassy down the street. It’s not like they visited from Pyongyang.

That said, fun little encounter.

6:54 // 1 day ago
April 15, 2014
Blood has once again been spilt in Ukraine. The country is on the brink of civil war.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev • Assessing the current situation in Ukraine, which has escalated once again, as two pro-Russian separatists were wounded in an encounter with Ukranian military forces in Slaviansk. The comments come as a UN report suggests that Russia’s take on the situation in the country is a tad…exaggerated. ”Although there were some attacks against the ethnic Russian community, these were neither systematic nor widespread,” the report stated.
10:33 // 2 days ago
April 13, 2014
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April 12, 2014
19:21 // 5 days ago
I’m beginning to think there’s more freedom in North Korea sometimes than there is in the United States.
Mike Huckabee, everybody. Remember when this guy ran for president? Oh wait, he’s probably running again.
18:51 // 5 days ago