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FigTree

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July 2016: "As the odds of another idiot taking over in the USA are non-negligible, I come back to DU at this time."

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Half of Russians fear Syria could spark WWIII.

http://www.france24.com/en/20161031-half-russians-fear-syria-could-spark-wwiii

This might herald an inflection point in this nation's trajectory. A point where reasonable fear takes precedence over wounded pride. A people who has lost about 20 millions during WW2 cannot forget what war costs.

FX!

Better Things and Atlanta. Best shows I saw in a long while.

Thinking about moving abroad?

http://www.france24.com/en/20161027-pirate-party-set-rattle-iceland-snap-election

Grab that, asshole:

http://www.france24.com/en/20161027-pussy-riot-rips-trump-dystopian-video

Any gamblers around?

http://www.legalbettingonline.com/political/

An excellent article that pretty much settles the nature/nurture problem.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1392256/

Barnum's legacy.

This nation's public sphere has now reached the level, techniques and general meaning and functioning of a bona fide circus, almost up to the radical Roman version. Unfortunately, this is not a specifically american phenomenon. It heralds the next step in the evolution of infrastructures worldwide. We are watching the unfolding of the capitalistic historical achievement: the generalization of life as a series of images.
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