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February 23, 2014
If Yanukovych ever got elected president, it would be the biggest disaster for Ukraine.
Talk about psychic. A Ukrainian ex-journalist, translator and guide said this on Yaukovych a while back.

(via patrickdehahn)

14:00 // 1 month ago
January 18, 2014
You have to look in the mirror too. I have to choose movies that aren’t violent, or as violent as they used to be. For me, personally, I can’t continue to do that. The change starts here.
Harvey Weinstein says that his studio, which is working on an anti-NRA movie starring Meryl Streep, is going to make fewer violent movies. That might pose a problem for Quentin Tarantino, who makes really violent movies that Weinstein’s studio releases almost exclusively.
20:23 // 2 months ago
December 16, 2013
No one really wants to go to war in Syria because it’s a huge sectarian, you know, mess, with all kinds of implications. […] But look, this is complicated. This isn’t easy.
United States Secretary of State John Kerry shares with ABC News ‘The Week’ on how he views Syria today. He also admits al Qaeda is an issue he will have to confront there. 
13:47 // 4 months ago

Err. Some footage of what is being reported as a Santa Con brawl (YouTube video title: Santapocalypse) in New York City this past Saturday. Kinda nasty. 

11:23 // 4 months ago
It’s a major metropolitan area run by armed teenagers with no access to jobs or healthy food, and not long ago, while the rest of America was ranting about debt ceilings and Obamacares, Camden quietly got pushed off the map. That was three years ago, when new governor and presumptive future presidential candidate Chris Christie abruptly cut back on the state subsidies that kept Camden on life support. The move left the city almost completely ungoverned – a graphic preview of what might lie ahead for communities that don’t generate enough of their own tax revenue to keep their lights on. Over three years, fires raged, violent crime spiked and the murder rate soared so high that on a per-capita basis, it ‘put us somewhere between Honduras and Somalia,’ says Police Chief J. Scott Thomson
Rolling Stone publishes a piece on Camden, New Jersey, a town they call “America’s most desperate town.”

(via patrickdehahn)

8:32 // 4 months ago
December 9, 2013

Video of the rare outbreak of rioting in Singapore, after a man was hit and killed by a bus. The city-state has not dealt with a major riot for 40 years. It was reported 400 participated in setting vehicles on fire, clashed with police and close to 30 were arrested. 

13:40 // 4 months ago
Across the desert, the wind combs the sand into smooth ripples that roll out evenly for miles. So when a hole is dug, you see it immediately. The sand looks agitated. Its pattern is disturbed. That’s how you know where the bodies are buried. Close to three dozen people in northern Mali disappeared earlier this year, killed or taken away by the country’s military, according to human rights groups. The victims were caught in a backlash against Arabs and Tuaregs, desert people who form a small and shrinking ethnic minority in Mali. As the West Africa bureau chief for The Associated Press, I wanted to know what had happened to them.
An AP reporter beautifully chronicles their trip to hunt down where conflict killings were buried in Mali. 
9:00 // 4 months ago
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