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Up on a Hill

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dear-photograph:

Dear Photograph,

I miss that playground.

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What a wonderful idea. The whole tumblr is fantastic.

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Turns out that Amina, and her stories from Damascus, are complete works of fiction. The actual author, Tom MacMaster, published the following apology: I do not believe that I have harmed anyone — I feel that I have created an important voice for issues that I feel strongly about. There are enough inspiring true stories in the world that we don’t need to lie to people just to get their attention.

‘A Gay Girl in Damascus’ comes clean – The Washington Post

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If we dropped our defense spending to 2% GDP, we’d still be spending almost as much as Russia, France, Britain, and China combined.

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All roads lead to philosophy, on Wikipedia

You can play with the tool here.

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That includes burglarizing my former psychoanalyst’s office (for material to blackmail me into silence), warrantless wiretapping, using the CIA against an American citizen in the US, and authorizing a White House hit squad to “incapacitate me totally” (on the steps of the Capitol on May 3, 1971). All the above were to prevent me from exposing guilty secrets of his own administration that went beyond the Pentagon Papers. But under George W. Bush and Barack Obama,with the PATRIOT Act, the FISA Amendment Act, and (for the hit squad) President Obama’s executive orders. they have all become legal.

Ellsberg: All Nixon’s Crimes Against me now Legal | Informed Comment

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So terribly sad.

Therapy to change ‘feminine’ boy created a troubled man, family says – CNN.com

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That is one bad-ass sheep.

Shrek captured the public’s imagination in 2004 after he evaded the annual shearing roundups for the previous seven years by hiding in caves on his farm on the South Island. When finally found, he was clad in an astonishing 60 pounds (27 kilograms) of wool.

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http://www.flickr.com/apps/video/stewart.swf?v=71377

Two Greater Egyptian Jerboa in my kitchen – www.petsugargliders.eu/other-pets/greater-egyptian-jerboa by a_dg on Flickr.

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Posing