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Comatose man wakes up after nurses put cash under his nose | New York Post - http://nypost.com/2015...
Comatose man wakes up after nurses put cash under his nose | New York Post
What? No way. =p "Li fell into his coma in August 2013 after spending nearly a week at an Internet cafe without sleep. He passed out as he was researching business ideas, according to CEN. For months doctors searched for a way to awaken Li, but to no avail. It wasn’t until his family revealed what he loved most in the world that they found their key to success." - rönin from Bookmarklet
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Human lifespan linked to behaviour of Sun at time of their birth - Yahoo News Digest - http://yahoonewsdigest-intl.tumblr.com/post...
Human lifespan linked to behaviour of Sun at time of their birth - Yahoo News Digest
"Norwegian scientists say people born during periods of solar calm may live longer – as much as five years on average – than those who enter the world when the Sun is feisty. The team, from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, based their study on demographic data from church records of some 8,600 individuals from two different mid-Norwegian populations, one poor and one wealthy. This was matched to maps of historical solar cycles. The lifespan of those born in periods of solar maximum – interludes marked by powerful flares and geomagnetic storms – was “5.2 years shorter” on average than those born during a solar minimum, they found." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Huh. - Jenny H. from Android
One day someone has to do metadata analysis of all the things scientific studies have said shorten or lengthen your life... - Spidra Webster
One interesting hypothesis to test would be to see if reading studies about human lifespan decreases your lifespan. - Technodad
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Photo: Construction Worker Moons NYC Atop World Trade Center In 1970s: Gothamist - http://gothamist.com/2015...
Photo: Construction Worker Moons NYC Atop World Trade Center In 1970s: Gothamist
"that guy mooning manhattan was a friend of mine that i met in Miami through other great friends. his name was Dickie Riley, one of the funniest and greatest i have ever met. he worked on The World Trade Center during its construction as a Union Steel Worker, and he was also involved in the demolition work many years later after the 9-11 attacks. unfortunately Dickie passed away about two years ago, suffering from illnesses related to working in such toxic conditions at ground zero. he was a hell of a guy, one who i will miss dearly." - rönin from Bookmarklet
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To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2015...
To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This - NYTimes.com
"More than 20 years ago, the psychologist Arthur Aron succeeded in making two strangers fall in love in his laboratory. Last summer, I applied his technique in my own life, which is how I found myself standing on a bridge at midnight, staring into a man’s eyes for exactly four minutes." - rönin from Bookmarklet
"I explained the study to my university acquaintance. A heterosexual man and woman enter the lab through separate doors. They sit face to face and answer a series of increasingly personal questions. Then they stare silently into each other’s eyes for four minutes. The most tantalizing detail: Six months later, two participants were married. They invited the entire lab to the ceremony." - rönin
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$16K Banana-eating Lessons with China’s Wealthiest 1 Percent - GQ http://www.youtube.com/watch...
$16K Banana-eating Lessons with China’s Wealthiest 1 Percent - GQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UIThICPEY8
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Who the hell eats a banana w/a fork & knife??? WTF. - rönin
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Well, somebody is excited by his first snow. :)
Well, somebody is excited by his first snow. :)
He knows how to party hard! :)) - Posmo
he's truly jubilant and truly enjoying every bit of his jubilation! :)) :)) - i f t i
:) - ma∟ıĸ
That simply proves why babies are always so cute! :-)) - QT
:) - ma∟ıĸ
If weather goes according to forecast, this will be me tomorrow :) - Eivind
hopefully the weather goes according to forecast, Eivind. :) - ma∟ıĸ
so cute. <3 - Bluetooth
گوودوو خوشحاله مثل الان من که یه چی شنیدم خوشحالم :)))))))))))) - پریســــــا
:)) <3 - navratana
نکا بچونگڑا کیڈا خوش تھیا ودا اے :)) :) - i f t i
They're remaking Happy Feet into a live action movie? - rönin
"Happy Feet" in person. :)) - w4?
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And the men’s urinals here have a silhouette of a fly in them. What’s that all about? Are they targets?
Yes, actually. It's been determined that men are not as messy when they have a target. http://www.npr.org/templat... ""Apparently," Berenbaum says, in males, "there is a deep-seated instinct to aim at targets," and having a fly to aim at reduces what she politely calls "human spillage." When flies were introduced at Schiphol Airport, spillage rates dropped 80 percent," - bentley
Interesting... First time I've seen them. - rönin from FFHound!
Same theory applied to male potty-training. :) - Anne Bouey
First time I heard about this was when I was in Portland at a conference in October. It was mentioned during a presentation on UX and UI design, and then, shortly after the presentation, I found that the bathrooms in the conference center had them. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
:-) - Amit Patel
The Other Yvonne
Logan doesn't play Minecraft yet, but watches YouTube videos about Minecraft whenever he gets the chance. It's all he talks about. I'm so sick of it already. If Minecraft was a person I'd punch it in the face.
*fistbump* - Marina's Godmother :-)
It's actually easier when they do play it, because then at least they're more likely to be doing it instead of talking about it! - Marina's Godmother :-)
*fistbump* back! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
My son sits here and watches people play it on YouTube. I don't get it. - Eric - ill subliminal
I'm afraid he'd then want to PLAY it all the time. That would drive me over the edge. - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
I play it and watch people play it. Then again people play football in the park then watch other people play it on TV so I'm cool with it. - Johnny
I used to stand and watch people play Pac-Man so I get the appeal, but I guess today it's just so much more content. It's such a big industry. - Eric - ill subliminal
His personality (he's 6) seems to be the more he watches the meaner and more disobedient he becomes. He's like an angry drunk. It creates more conflict in our home life. He needs more activity than he realizes. - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
The live streams on twitch.tv are popular too. It's interesting watching different designs. - Rodfather
Yvonne, yes! Minecraft can't be at the expense of physical activity. OTOH ... - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Resistance is futile. Honestly, if you learn about it enough to set it up so he's just building stuff instead of playing as a game, it's pretty creative. But yeah, Wade talks about it a lot. I pretend to listen for awhile and then perfect the art of tuning it out or just break it to him that I don't want to hear about it. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Both my kids play and while my son typically isn't a very talkative person, he once jabbered to me about Minecraft for 2 hours straight while I was driving somewhere. No breaks. I am not exaggerating. He also watches one particular series of Minecraft Youtube vids and it's gotten to the point where I can't tell if the stories he tells me of what he's done in Minecraft is stuff he's actually done or he's just projecting himself onto these vids that he's watched. - rönin
Crazy how it's taken hold of so many! I'm sure we'll give in at some point, but not yet. =) - The Other Yvonne
Hahahaha, Stampy friggin' Longnose and iBallistic fecking Squid. Josiah knows if his behaviour falls below acceptable levels then his iPad is the first thing to go. There will be days when it seems everything he does is Minecraft related, but he might mix the actual activities up even though they all revolve around the same thing - so watching the videos, playing the game, reading the... more... - Melly
And awesome kids book about computer games is "But It's Just A Game", helps teach kids about balance: http://www.amazon.com/But-Its... - Melly
Thanks for the recommendation, Melly! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
OMG, Melly - Stampy! His voice drives me INSANE. Before him it was these two guys who were much more mellow and easy to take. I miss those days. - Laura Norvig
Jayden talks at me about Pokemon, the Marvel Universe, Yu Gi Oh, Sonic and friends, all his obsessions...constantly. Every day. Ad nauseum. I care about none of it. He knows, and doesn't shut up. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I'm okay with discussing it occasionally. But they seem to get stuck on it. don't they? I try to steer the conversation elsewhere but it doesn't always work... - Melly
I've told Logan he can only watch Minecraft videos once a day during the school week. Hopefully then we'll make it to the end of the week unharmed. =) - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
I played Skylanders with Josiah today. Together, one mission takes about half an hour. That I can handle. I've tried Minecraft and just can't get into it! - Melly
I think Minecraft is great. It's digital legos. Except you can't walk around inside lego buildings. - Bruce Lewis
Bruce, you can if you have enough legos. - Amit Patel
Today Josiah keeps talking about the Pokemon texture (?) pack in Minecraft. His interests are melding, help! - Melly
Melly, there's a mod called Pixelmon that Wade plays - sounds like he and Josiah have a lot in common. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Funny you should mention that - Josh is getting it for Josiah this weekend as a good behaviour/helper reward ;o) - Melly
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BuzzFeed turned to Facebook for questions to "Ask An Asian." You can probably guess what happened. - http://blog.angryasianman.com/2015...
BuzzFeed turned to Facebook for questions to "Ask An Asian." You can probably guess what happened.
WTH is up w/the comments about never seeing a pregnant Asian. That's the first I've heard of that one. - rönin from Bookmarklet
I would call it ignorance - Rodfather
Although to be fair my wife was relatively small both times she was pregnant. If she had on her winter jacket you couldn't tell. - rönin
Is anyone concerned that their racists jokes are played? At least come up with some new ones. - Eric - ill subliminal
Holy shit. Those questions are terrible. - Jenny H. from Android
Still tripping off the pregnant questions. More than one person said it. Which means it's something that has been discussed and spread and do people actually think that shit is funny? It's like kindergarten-level dehumanization and the bastards think they're being clever. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
>.> - Alix May
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Refund of the Day: Kirin Beer Drinkers Get Cash Back After Label Confusion – The Daily What - http://thedailywh.at/2015...
Refund of the Day: Kirin Beer Drinkers Get Cash Back After Label Confusion – The Daily What
"Here’s the easiest 50 bucks you will ever make. If you drank a Kirin beer between October 25, 2009 and December 17, 2014 Anheuser-Busch is going to pay you for some misleading information on its label. Two Miami residents sued the beer maker back in 2013 because they thought Kirin was imported from Japan. Spoiler Alert: It’s not." - rönin from Bookmarklet
I knew Kirin wasn't from Japan, but off the top off my head, I can remember at least 16 bottles in that span, and about 5 6-packs. Hmmm... - Anika
I need to read the labels more carefully while I'm getting drunk. =) - rönin
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Photos, Videos: Depressed Knicks Fans Watch Game With Paper Bags On Heads: Gothamist - http://gothamist.com/2015...
Photos, Videos: Depressed Knicks Fans Watch Game With Paper Bags On Heads: Gothamist
"Upon seeing the fans, even TNT basketball analyst and longtime Knicks adversary Reggie Miller remarked, "Oh, my God. That's not right." Then he checked himself, "Maybe it is."" - rönin from Bookmarklet
COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Oh my. Just found out on Facebook that a close acquaintance of mine lost his newborn son within hours of his birth. He and his wife were so looking forward to having a child. As far as I can tell, they didn't really have any indication that the baby would be unhealthy. So sad for he & his wife.
There are no words :( - joey
:( - rönin
I can't even imagine what he's going through. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Heartbreaking :o( - Melly
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RT @bob_mondello: Man, he's brilliant. Banksy's response to #CharlieHebdo http://t.co/SrqRDTozrT
RT @bob_mondello: Man, he's brilliant.  Banksy's response to #CharlieHebdo http://t.co/SrqRDTozrT
Apparently not by Banksy. - rönin
Lucille Clerc. - Spidra Webster
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30 for 30 Shorts: Student/Athlete « - http://grantland.com/feature...
"Our latest film, from actor Ken Jeong, tells the story of how a 5-foot-5 premed student played a crucial role in Notre Dame’s undefeated football season." - rönin from Bookmarklet
There's so many 30 for 30's on Netflix I need to catch up on. I watched "No Mas' and was disappointed. - Rodfather
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Scientist Has a Bedbug Breakthrough After Subjecting Herself to 18,000 Bites - Business Insider - http://www.businessinsider.com/chemica...
Scientist Has a Bedbug Breakthrough After Subjecting Herself to 18,000 Bites - Business Insider
"For five years, she willingly succumbed each night to the wrath of tiny, bronze-bodied critters who fed on her blood. It was a sacrifice for science. After providing free meals to thousands of bedbugs, Simon Fraser University biologist Regine Gries has discovered the key to conquering the maddening pests." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Sorry, had to stop reading. *shudder* - Eric - ill subliminal from iPhone
FYI: Simon Fraser University is a concrete fortress-like structure perched on top of a steep hill. I think you know where I'm going with this: in future legends of how we fought our insect overlords to regain our freedom, she will be our pivotal heroine from Castle Simón. - Micah from FFHound!
That's a seriously dedicated scientist! - Jenny H.
"tiny sacs of blood-filled feces" eww - Rodfather
And a world-class pipe band, to strike fear into the hearts of enemies: http://www.sfupb.com/ - Brent Schaus
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Spiny monster from the depths of world's oldest lake - environment - 07 January 2015 - New Scientist - http://www.newscientist.com/article...
Spiny monster from the depths of world's oldest lake - environment - 07 January 2015 - New Scientist
Spiny monster from the depths of world's oldest lake - environment - 07 January 2015 - New Scientist
"Baikal is also a paradise of biodiversity, "the Galapagos of Russia". Thousands of species of plants and animals live there, and some 60 per cent of them, including the photogenic Baikal seal, are found nowhere else. This little beauty is also unique to the lake." - rönin from Bookmarklet
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Slaves freed from SKorean salt farms face misery in shelters - Yahoo News - http://news.yahoo.com/slaves-...
Slaves freed from SKorean salt farms face misery in shelters - Yahoo News
"Life as a salt-farm slave was so bad Kim Jong-seok sometimes fantasized about killing the owner who beat him daily. Freedom, he says, has been worse. In the year since police emancipated the severely mentally disabled man from the remote island farm where he had worked for eight years, Kim has lived in a grim homeless shelter, where he has been preyed upon and robbed by other residents. He has no friends, no job training prospects or counseling, and feels confined and deeply bored. "I want to go back," Kim, 41, said during a recent interview in the shelter near Mokpo, the southwestern mainland port that is the gateway to dozens of salt islands where a months-long investigation by The Associated Press found that slavery still thrives, an open secret among locals." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Flip side of the coin to this article I had posted a few days back: http://ff.im/1kOLdS - rönin
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Forget everything else: keeping Caps Lock yet moving the Esc key in favor of a double-wide power key is true bedlam: http://9to5mac.com/2015...
Forget everything else: keeping Caps Lock yet moving the Esc key in favor of a double-wide power key is true bedlam: http://9to5mac.com/2015/01/06/macbook-air-12-inch-redesign/
Oh dear god. - Meg VMeg
Thanks, Obam—I mean, Cook! - Mark Trapp
WHY!?! The port sure... I can sort of understand that ...but the escape key? - Chris Topher
The escape key is far more useful than caps lock has ever been. Only data entry people care about caps lock. - Jason Huebel
I don't mind the small escape key. I just don't think it should be placed next to the power button. Keep in mind that this is just an artist's rendition. I'd be kinda surprised if they went w/this placement cause if you look at their existing wireless keyboard (which I've been using for years now), it already has a small escape key. And w/the power key where it should belong, on the complete other side of the keyboard next to F12. - rönin
Not to mention that the existing Macbook Airs and Pros have had the small escape key for years now as well. - rönin
Mary Carmen
Just spent 20 minutes puking my brains out. Mariella came into the bathroom and put my phone on the toilet bowl. *sigh*
In not on. In the toilet. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
Oh no. I thought she was bringing it to you, not, er, contributing. Dang :( - Jennifer Dittrich
oh no! poor mama. - Marie
:( - Anne Bouey
Salvageable? - Stephen Francoeur
Oh no. :-( - vicster
:-( - Jason Huebel
Ugh. - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Gah. =( - rönin
I'm sorry, MC. :( - Stephen Mack
Thankfully, it lived. Thank you, Otterbox. - Mary Carmen
Yikes! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
literally on the porcelain phone. - Big Joe Silence
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Australians free trapped commuter by tilting train | The National - http://www.thenational.ae/world...
Australians free trapped commuter by tilting train | The National
"Dozens of Australians tilted a train Wednesday to free a commuter whose leg was trapped between a carriage and a platform, with authorities praising their efforts as an example of “people power”. The man was boarding in the Western Australia city of Perth when he slipped and became jammed in the five-centimetre gap between the carriage and the station, operator Transperth said in a statement." - rönin from Bookmarklet
I remember this :) - Eivind
The Other Yvonne
My first successful CD-section! Lol!
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I was afraid I was going to have to bring the entire VCR/DVD player to the library to return the Alvin and the Chipmunks cd. =) - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Good work with the cdectomy! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
There's no lil' hole in the front of tray that you could push in w/a paperclip or something to force the tray to eject? - rönin
No, it was pretty stubborn. Now it's a science experiment. =) - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
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On El Capitan’s Dawn Wall, Climb Thought to Be World’s Toughest Progresses Slowly - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2015...
On El Capitan’s Dawn Wall, Climb Thought to Be World’s Toughest Progresses Slowly - NYTimes.com
On El Capitan’s Dawn Wall, Climb Thought to Be World’s Toughest Progresses Slowly - NYTimes.com
Geez. "On El Capitan’s Dawn Wall, Climb Thought to Be World’s Toughest Progresses Slowly." - rönin from Bookmarklet
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The Full Live-Action Trailer for Call of Duty Online Featuring Chris Evans - ComingSoon.net - http://www.comingsoon.net/games...
The Full Live-Action Trailer for Call of Duty Online Featuring Chris Evans - ComingSoon.net
Uhh... huh. "Last week, we got a very brief promo for the Chinese exclusive Call of Duty Online featuring Captain America himself, Chris Evans, and now the full version of that trailer has debuted online! Check it out in the player below. Call of Duty Online has been in development for a number of years and in an open beta in China since 2014. The game will be free-to-play for Chinese players but will feature micro-transactions allowing customization of avatars and weapons including elements and characters from “Modern Warfare,” “Ghosts” and “Advanced Warfare.”" - rönin from Bookmarklet
Todd Hoff
So true...
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Indeed ... - abifar
I still wear a regular watch U_U - van der Baarft
i still wear a regular (broken) watch - Biagio Romano from Flucso
I wear a regular watch, but then again, I am old. - Joe
Yep. - bentley
I haven't worn a watch on my wrist since I was 13 or so... I kept losing them because I'd take them off due to the strap irritating me. So eventually my mom got me a belt loop keychain to wear my watch on, kind of like a really cheap pocket watch, and that's what I did until smartphones. - Andrew C (✔)
I wear a regular watch. So do at least two of my grand-nieces--all of them analog. (I'm old, they're not.) - Walt Crawford
Pretty much why I'm not interested in smart watches. - rönin
The people I work with are so unfamiliar with cellular phones that when I went to my pocket when someone asked what time it was, a co-worker said, "Oh, he's got a pocket watch?" - Steele Lawman
Wristwatch free since '93! - Eivind
free site for all of you... <a href="http://freehacksandcodes.com/free-sp...">free spotify premium code generator</a> - spotify codes
What features would you need in a smart watch before you'd consider buying one? - Ken Morley
Several years ago, I met someone who didn't have a cellphone as a cell phone, but carried an old one around to use as a time piece. - bentley
Ken, I'd need it to have an enormous screen that takes up very little space on my wrist. So I guess I'm holding out for a holographic watch. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I've got the Moto 360, which is pretty nice. If you treat the watch as just a notification device, then it's perfect. rif you're expecting it to replace your phone, then you'll be very disappointed. - Jason Huebel from Flucso
If they did some cool biometric monitoring I might be interested. It would need to be more than skin temperature and heart rate though. Is it even possible to get accurate blood pressure readings with a watch? - Ken Morley
I see he stopped just short of the Electronic Citizen Happiness Band Act of 2038. - Technodad
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Scarlett Johansson to Star in Live-Action Ghost in the Shell! - ComingSoon.net - http://www.comingsoon.net/movies...
Scarlett Johansson to Star in Live-Action Ghost in the Shell! - ComingSoon.net
Yay? - rönin from Bookmarklet
Wha? - Stephen Mack
Ugh, dangit. I'm glad there are more female helmed action films, but seriously, I could really do without the whitewashing anime trend. It was a bad idea for Akira, it's a bad idea here. - Jennifer Dittrich
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Ok so it wasn't actually very hard to creator everything. But the final requests that each of the life master's give are super hard. As well as the Trial of Light. Not sure if I'll get around to finishing those.
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Holy crap. Congrats. - Rodfather
Ok so w/the right allies the Trial of Light isn't too bad. And I finished the hunter master's final request. But still die a whole lotta times before it can be brought down. - rönin
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The Tao Chair lets you work out without ever getting up | The Verge - http://www.theverge.com/2015...
"The Tao Chair is like an Eames Lounge chair but with fitness sensors running through its veins. When its owner sits down, he or she can do an array of core exercises using the chair's armrests. With enough force, you can do curls, presses, and leg lifts, all depending on where you put your arms and legs. In the right armrest is a display that measures how many calories you've burned while you sit down, and your overall routine is tracked using an app that'll be released for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone." - rönin from Bookmarklet
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LEGO Friends Comic Goes Viral: An Interview with Illustrator Maritsa Patrinos | Rebecca Hains - http://rebeccahains.com/2014...
LEGO Friends Comic Goes Viral: An Interview with Illustrator Maritsa Patrinos | Rebecca Hains
"A comic titled “LEGO Friends” recently went viral, striking a chord with people by humorously pointing out that girls don’t need a separate line of LEGO toys. No, no—girls just need better female representation within existing LEGO sets." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Apparently I'm not tuned in enough w/the Interwebs cause I miss out on all the "viral" stuff. - rönin
I come here for the viral stuff. :-) - bentley
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Slave islands: South Korean salt farms ‘a living hell’ | Angel Islands - http://www.news.com.au/world...
Slave islands: South Korean salt farms ‘a living hell’ | Angel Islands
"Slavery thrives on this chain of rural islands off South Korea’s rugged southwest coast, nurtured by a long history of exploitation and the demands of trying to squeeze a living from the sea. Five times during the last decade, revelations of slavery involving the disabled have emerged, each time generating national shame and outrage. Kim’s case prompted a nationwide government probe over the course of several months last year. Officials searched more than 38,000 salt, fish and agricultural farms and disabled facilities and found more than 100 workers who had received no — or only scant — pay, and more than 100 who had been reported missing by their families. Yet little has changed on the islands, according to a months-long investigation by the AP based on court and police documents and dozens of interviews with freed slaves, salt farmers, villagers and officials." - rönin from Bookmarklet
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A Calligrapher Brings an Elegant Touch to an Officer’s Funeral - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2015...
A Calligrapher Brings an Elegant Touch to an Officer’s Funeral - NYTimes.com
"In the case of Officer Liu’s funeral, Mr. Zhao said, he was acting on his own accord and was not getting paid: He had been planning to do the scrolls since hearing of the officers’ murders. “I could use my calligraphy to memorialize the officer,” he said in Mandarin. “What a pity it is. He was such a good police officer. He was an only son.”" - rönin from Bookmarklet
"Mr. Xiong climbed a ladder in a room where part of the ceremonies will unfold, and stapled the four-character sign to the wall and the two scrolls on either side. “I very rarely see a calligrapher who makes characters of this quality,” he said, adding that they suitably honored the life of Officer Liu. “Without this, the room would lack the high quality of the life that he led.”" - Spidra Webster
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