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Hundreds paddle out in memory of surf icon Hobie Alter, who died in March - http://www.canada.com/news...
Hundreds paddle out in memory of surf icon Hobie Alter, who died in March
"Surfers and rowers gather around a Hobie Cat catamaran off Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, Calif. around 5 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2014 to celebrate the life of surf and sailing entrepreneur Hobie Alter. Hobie died Saturday, March 29, 2014 at his Palm Desert, Calif. home after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 80. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Bruce Chambers)" - Ned Hamson from Bookmarklet
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Editorial: Bombing Anniversary a Reminder of the Radical Right’s Rage | Hatewatch - http://www.splcenter.org/blog...
"Nineteen years ago today, evil came to Oklahoma City. Timothy McVeigh, fueled by hatred of the government he saw as an oppressive tyrant, set off a massive truck bomb at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, tearing away the lives of 168 Americans, including 19 small children in a day-care center. He was one of ours. Although many rushed to declare that the bombing bore all the hallmarks of an attack by foreign Muslim jihadists, they were quickly shown to be completely wrong. McVeigh was a U.S.-born white man, what the Ku Klux Klan of old liked to call a “100 percent American.” For a moment, it seemed the lesson was learned. Law enforcement officials, many of whom had been skeptical of the whole notion of domestic terrorists, came to see that there was a dangerous underbelly to American society, a world of radical-right activists who were willing to kill. Plot after plot was dismantled as the militia movement coursed through the country. But then came the Al Qaeda attacks of Sept.... more... - Ned Hamson from Bookmarklet
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Beware the fake patriots' anger on immigration | Nick Cohen | Comment is free | The Observer - http://www.theguardian.com/comment...
"We are a common-law democracy, with limits of the power of the state. We are not a country where police officers can demand to see your papers or stop and search you without good reason. We are not a country where you have to prove you are entitled to treatment before a doctor will help you. The talk-radio hosts' screams and the tantrums of Ukip and the Tories will tear that old country down and create, for all their Euroscepticism, a Britain far closer to a Napoleonic Europe. As they do it, they should remind you, if a reminder is needed, that no one does as much damage to a country as the patriots who profess to love it the most." - Ned Hamson from Bookmarklet
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"Sounds interesting and inviting - will be taking a good look to see if there is a fit for me. Previous three books were satisfying but not gates crashers. When my nearly finished novel is done, I'll be back. Non-fiction - cannot stop researching and writing about topics that move me and the world." - Ned Hamson
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88 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists still missing | World news | theguardian.com - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
"Twenty-four more Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists have escaped but 85 are still missing, an education official said on Friday. Some of the 129 young women who were abducted jumped off the back of a truck when they were kidnapped before dawn on Tuesday from a high school in the extreme north-east of Nigeria. Others escaped into the Sambisa Forest, which bordered their school in Chibok town and was a known hideout of militants of the Boko Haram terrorist network." - Ned Hamson from Bookmarklet
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4th Solomon Islands quake in a week or so - http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/events...
"PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS --------------------------------- * MAGNITUDE 6.9 * ORIGIN TIME 1704 AKDT APR 18 2014 1804 PDT APR 18 2014 0104 UTC APR 19 2014 * COORDINATES 6.8 SOUTH 155.1 EAST * DEPTH 32 MILES * LOCATION SOLOMON ISLANDS" - Ned Hamson from Bookmarklet
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Rush Limbaugh Is In Ruins - Bad News Coming From Every Direction - Including The Right - http://www.dailykos.com/story...
Rush Limbaugh Is In Ruins - Bad News Coming From Every Direction - Including The Right
"According to the FCC, if you receive money from an organization that pays you to promote their propaganda, without telling your audience, it may be considered 'payola' - and it may be illegal." - Ned Hamson from Bookmarklet
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The Pretend Complexity of the Nevada Cattle-Grazing Dispute - NYTimes.com - NYTimes.com - http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2014...
The Pretend Complexity of the Nevada Cattle-Grazing Dispute - NYTimes.com - NYTimes.com
"This is a pretty straightforward situation—unless you’re an anti-government libertarian, or an anti-government libertarian who aspires to one day run the government. “This is a real, I think, intellectual and constitutional and legal debate,” Senator Rand Paul told Fox News, “but it shouldn’t be about violence of arms, and I hope that the government will not be there in full arms and provoke a showdown and something terrible will happen. I hope that doesn’t happen.” It’s Mr. Bundy who has done his utmost to provoke a showdown and there is no real debate, constitutional or otherwise. The Property Clause of the Constitution spells out that “Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the territory or other Property belonging to the United States.”" - Ned Hamson from Bookmarklet
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Slain Bushwick Bodega Clerk Was A 'Hard Worker' Who Supported 13 Children: Gothamist - http://gothamist.com/2014...
Slain Bushwick Bodega Clerk Was A 'Hard Worker' Who Supported 13 Children: Gothamist
"The NYPD has released surveillance video that shows the alleged killer in yesterday's slaying of a bodega clerk in Bushwick. They have identified the victim as 52-year-old Swadh Maged, who reports have described as a native of Yemen who worked hard to support his 13 children. No arrests have been made." - Ned Hamson from Bookmarklet
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Photo of the Day: Man gets famous Chinese painting tattooed across back: Shanghaiist - http://shanghaiist.com/2014...
Photo of the Day: Man gets famous Chinese painting tattooed across back: Shanghaiist
"An artist in Zhuzhou, Hunan province spent five days completing this tattoo portraying part of the famous Chinese painting "Along the River during the Qingming Festival" (清明上河圖). The original painting, attributed to artist Zhang Zeduan (1085-1145), captures scenery of life from the Song period in Henan and is one of China's most renowned pieces of art. The tattoo measures 50 centimeters long and 38 centimeters wide and makes history look badass, or whatever." - Ned Hamson from Bookmarklet
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Gene variant increases risk of colorectal cancer from eating processed meat -- ScienceDaily - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
"Colorectal cancer is a multi-factorial disease attributed to both genetic causes and lifestyle factors; including diet. About 30 known genetic susceptibility alleles for colorectal cancer have been pinpointed throughout the genome. How specific foods affect the activities of genes has not been established but represents an important area of research for prevention. "The possibility that genetic variants may modify an individual's risk for disease based on diet has not been thoroughly investigated but represents an important new insight into disease development," said Dr Li Hsu, the lead statistician on the study." - Ned Hamson from Bookmarklet
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Re: Kumamoto bird flu strain ID’d as H5N8, new to Japan - http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news...
"Sigh - when in doubt or you just don't know - repeat the unproven assertions of other government officials. Ignore the fact that migratory birds get infected by poultry raised in either unsanitary conditions, or in such large numbers that they become vulnerable to the viruses and act as mutation "factories" for new viruses." - Ned Hamson
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Re: Chipotle Is Betting That You'll Gladly Pay More for Burritos - http://thewire.com/busines...
"They can bet all they want - they can't beat what you can simply make at home for a quarter of the cost and make enough for several meals." - Ned Hamson
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WHO | Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – update - http://www.who.int/csr...
"The following details were provided to WHO by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia on 17 April 2014: The patient is a 54 year-old man with underlying health conditions. He travelled to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia with a pilgrimage group of 18 people from 15 to 28 March 2014 and became ill on 4 April. He sought treatment in a private clinic in Johor, Malaysia on 7 April and went to a hospital on 9 April. The patient died on 13 April. The patient visited a camel farm on 26 March, during which he consumed camel milk." - Ned Hamson from Bookmarklet
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nedhamson on There is a lot of buzz about the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) right now. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
""It's not as though hospitals are not well aware of standard infection prevention and control practices for handling patients with respiratory illnesses of unknown origin. Respiratory illnesses make up a big part of hospital business. MERS-CoV is not the only, nor the most frequent, pathogen in this class. I suspect seasonal respiratory viruses kill many people in the region too. But do we know that do or that they don't when compared to MERS-CoV? Some contrast here would be very valuable. Studies of respiratory viruses, using PCR-based methods to look at cases of pneumonia, from the Arabian peninsula are more rare human cases of MERS-CoV. What's more scary than rising case numbers for me is the fact the these hospital clusters keep on happening."" - Ned Hamson
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Louise Ingabire, 27, the manager of Inzozi Nziza (Sweet Dreams), Rwanda’s first ice-cream store which is based in Butare. She says thanks to the store she now has dreams for her future. Credit: Amy Fallon/IPS | Flickr - Photo Sharing! - https://www.flickr.com/photos...
"Louise Ingabire, 27, the manager of Inzozi Nziza (Sweet Dreams), Rwanda’s first ice-cream store which is based in Butare. She says thanks to the store she now has dreams for her future. Credit: Amy Fallon/IPS From all across Rwanda, and even from neighbouring Burundi, people flock to the southern town of Butare to a little shop called Inzozi Nziza or Sweet Dreams.     They come here for a taste of something of the unknown, something most have never tasted in their lives — the sweet, velvety embrace of ice-cream." - Ned Hamson from Bookmarklet
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nedhamson on Havana Motor Club Trailer - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Not lost in the fifties tonight - movie in the making about drag racing in Cuba." - Ned Hamson
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Re: GM Asks Courts for Protection Because It Technically Became a New Company in 2009 - http://thewire.com/nationa...
"When this gets around and if it stands - who would want to hang on to a pre-2009 GM product and who would buy it if no one has any liability for it. Plus it opens the biggest hole I have ever seen in general liability. Mess up? Legally sell your company to your new company and presto-chango no liability for products that might maim or kill people!" - Ned Hamson
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121 abducted Nigerian school girls rescued; 8 still listed as missing - UPI.com - http://www.upi.com/Top_New...
"The Nigeria military announced Wednesday that 121 Nigerian girls abducted from their school in northeastern Nigeria earlier in the week by Islamist militant group Boko Haram "have been freed." Eight girls remain missing. Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade reported that one of the alleged kidnappers had been captured and that a search and rescue mission was underway to "ensure the safety of the remaining students."" - Ned Hamson from Bookmarklet
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Seattle inventor reaches Kickstarter goal in 6 days: Here's how she did it - Puget Sound Business Journal - http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle...
Seattle inventor reaches Kickstarter goal in 6 days: Here's how she did it - Puget Sound Business Journal
"Seattle inventor Mina Yoo raised $20,000 in her Kickstarter campaign in six days, thanks to lots of work before the campaign launched." - Ned Hamson from Bookmarklet
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National Technical Commission for Biosecurity approves Oxitec mosquito for use in Brazil | Vaccine News Daily - {Nature is not a machine and cannot be fooled by humans - when the new dengue comes - Oxitec will just say... Oops?} - http://vaccinenewsdaily.com/medical...
National Technical Commission for Biosecurity approves Oxitec mosquito for use in Brazil | Vaccine News Daily - {Nature is not a machine and cannot be fooled by humans - when the new dengue comes - Oxitec will just say... Oops?}
"Oxitec announced on Thursday that the National Technical Commission for Biosecurity approved the commercial release of its genetically modified mosquito in Brazil to control dengue fever. The Oxitec mosquito is a strain of the wild Aedes aegypti species that was modified to contain two additional genes. The added genes cause mosquitoes to die before they become functional adults. The male mosquitoes are released to mate with wild female mosquitoes and pass the genes to their offspring. The genetically modified mosquitoes have a marker that is visible with a special light, which will aid field monitoring and help ensure the mosquito control programs are successful. “In recent years, our technology has been attracting a great deal of attention from dengue endemic countries worldwide and CTNBio’s technical opinion will be very helpful for other countries considering whether to evaluate this for their own circumstances,” Oxitec CEO Hadyn Parry said. “We feel that the beneficial... more... - Ned Hamson from Bookmarklet
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Re: Erdogan takes on Central Bank, judiciary - http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse...
"Long live the Caliph - not. Personal power desires should not lead to dismantling Turkish Democracy." - Ned Hamson
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Israeli forces clash with worshipers in Aqsa compound, dozens hurt | Maan News Agency - http://www.maannews.net/eng...
"Dozens of worshipers were hurt Wednesday morning in fierce clashes with Israeli forces who stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque compound via the Moroccan and Chain gates. Witnesses told Ma'an that Israeli soldiers and police officers broke into the compound and deployed in the southern quarter firing stun grenades and rubber-coated bullets at worshipers. Director of al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Azam al-Kahtib told Ma’an that "about 1,000 Israeli officers stormed the compound." He highlighted that Israeli officers used live ammunition. Special forces deployed at the main gates since dawn prayer, witnesses said, denying Palestinian worshipers entry to the compound. Employees of the ministry of endowment and students who attend schools inside the compound were also denied entry. Only security guards were allowed in addition to men over 65 years old. Several people performed dawn prayer in the alleys near the gates. Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP that Palestinians threw "stones and... more... - Ned Hamson from Bookmarklet
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The Gun Report: April 15, 2014 - NYTimes.com - NYTimes.com - http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2014...
"According to the Gun Violence Archive, 4,975 people have been injured by gun violence in America and 3,016 have been killed since Jan. 1, 2014." - Ned Hamson from Bookmarklet
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The Gun Report: April 15, 2014 - NYTimes.com - NYTimes.com - http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2014...
"A 13-year-old boy was wounded in the leg when a 20-gauge shotgun discharged in a home in Moultrie, La., late Sunday. The victim’s father said the shotgun was usually kept in his bedroom, but earlier in the day his dogs had acted strangely, so he retrieved the gun for protection. He left it, loaded, against a wall behind a door. No word on charges." - Ned Hamson from Bookmarklet
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The Gun Report: April 15, 2014 - NYTimes.com - NYTimes.com - http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2014...
"A 2-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the face with a pistol at his home in Cochranton, Pa., Monday afternoon. The victim’s 4-year-old sibling retrieved a loaded .380-caliber Ruger and accidentally fired it. State police are investigating. —GoErie.com A 4-year-old was shot by another child in Richland County, S.C., late Sunday. Deputies said a 7-year-old got hold of gun and accidentally fired it. No charges have been filed, but the incident remains under investigation." - Ned Hamson from Bookmarklet
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Game of drones: Why Google and Facebook are going head-to-head for control of the skies - The Times of India - http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech...
Game of drones: Why Google and Facebook are going head-to-head for control of the skies - The Times of India
"Both Facebook and Google have said that they are interested in using these craft to supply internet access to remote areas of the world, and although there's a straightforward commercial interest for both companies (more internet means more customers after all), quite how ground-breaking and useful the technology they're investing in is not yet fully understood. Because they're unmanned and remotely controlled, these aircraft are often thought of as drones, but really it makes more sense to think of them semi-permanent, atmospheric satellites. Unlike drones they're not capable of nimble flight, of darting back and forth over a target; instead they're more akin to massive, delicate gliders, taking off from regular airfields but then pretty much left to their own devices. Although Titan Aerospace previously said it was not expecting to begin any commercial operations until 2015, it's their aircraft that we've heard most about (far less is known about Ascenta), with their solar-powered... more... - Ned Hamson from Bookmarklet
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Recently-jailed Madagascan mother to confront Rio Tinto Board at London AGM | London Mining Network - http://londonminingnetwork.org/2014...
Recently-jailed Madagascan mother to confront Rio Tinto Board at London AGM | London Mining Network
"A mother-of-four who was recently jailed for 58 days for confronting mining injustice against her community in Madagascar has travelled to London to confront the board of controversial mining multinational Rio Tinto at their AGM on Tuesday." - Ned Hamson from Bookmarklet
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‘Animal Visions’ in Tom Chambers’ Magical Photomontages - The Fox Is Black - http://www.thefoxisblack.com/2014...
‘Animal Visions’ in Tom Chambers’ Magical Photomontages - The Fox Is Black
"Tom Chambers is an American photographer who creates intriguing photomontages which hint at strange stories and magical unspoken tales. His series Animal Visions is a wonderful example of what he does so well. Focusing on his fascination with the animal kingdom, this work explores the relationships and connections between people and animals and creates wonderful images that are surreal and beautiful." - Ned Hamson from Bookmarklet
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Study shows Chinese herb more effective than drugs for rheumatoid arthritis : Shanghaiist - http://shanghaiist.com/2014...
Study shows Chinese herb more effective than drugs for rheumatoid arthritis : Shanghaiist
"A Chinese drug called thunder god vine (known in Mandarin as lei gong teng, or Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F for botanists in the house) has been proven to work better than the usually-prescribed pharmaceutical drug at easing rheumatoid arthritis." - Ned Hamson from Bookmarklet
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