Wrinkles in Spacetime: The Warped Astrophysics of Interstellar. Rogers, A., Wired (Oct. 2014). (“Most Interstellar viewers will see these images—the wormhole, the black hole, the weird light—and think, ‘Whoa. That’s beautiful.’ Thorne looks at them and thinks, ‘Whoa. That’s true.’”)
World’s Longest Snake Has Virgin Birth—First Recorded in Species: An 11-year-old reticulated python produced six babies without mating. Qui, L., National Geographic (Oct. 2014).
School Shooter Identified as Freshman Football Player. The Wall Street Journal via Associated Press (Oct. 2014).
GM’s hit and run: How a lawyer, mechanic, and engineer blew open the worst auto scandal in history. Penenberg, A.L., Pando Daily (Oct. 2014).
S4E7 – #GamerGate. Olson, D., Chez Apocalypse (Oct. 2014). (“A look at Base Assumptions as a critical tool as applied to the GamerGate movement.”) (VIDEO) (FIVE STARS. -Ed.)
Palestine2Ferguson Contingent Shows Power of Unity. US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation (Oct. 2014).
There’s a surprisingly strong link between climate change and violence. Mooney, C., The Washington Post (Oct. 2014). (“Bottom line: In an ever warming world, expect more wars, civil unrest, and strife, and also more violent crime in general.”)
Easter Islanders also made voyages to the New World. Graham, K., Digital Journal (Oct. 2014). (“Rapa Nui people met with early South Americans, well before Europeans came visiting.”)
Entitlement Culture War. Thibeault, J., FreeThoughtBlogs (Oct. 2014).
You already have bed bugs. Now get ready to deal with rat mites. Holmes, D., Pando Daily (Oct. 2014). (Jeezus. -Ed.)
Which Foods are the Worst for the Environment? Berger, M., The Weather Channel (Oct. 2014).
20 Things New Yorkers Older Than 40 Did. And will never do again. It was a great time to be a New Yorker. copyranter, BuzzFeed (Jul. 2013). [h/t Josephine.]
Houston Man Charged with Raping Teen, Toddler, Both of Whom Now Have HIV. Edwards, B., The Root (Oct. 2014). [TRIGGER WARNING: rape, child sexual assault.]
For the Quote collection:
I have no regrets – in fact, I am pleased to have expelled the US ambassador, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and to have closed the US military base in Bolivia. Now, without a US ambassador, there is less conspiracy, and more political stability and social stability. Without the International Monetary Fund, we are better off economically. -Evo Morales, Bolivian President
When the United States was in control of counternarcotics, the US governments used drug trafficking for purely geopolitical purposes …. The US uses drug trafficking and terrorism for political control …. We have nationalised the fight against drug trafficking. -Evo Morales, Bolivian President
Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy. -Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State under the Nixon and Ford administrations
The issues are too important to be left for the voters. -Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State under the Nixon and Ford administrations
Before the Freedom of Information Act, I used to say at meetings “The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.” … But since the Freedom of Information Act, I’m afraid to say things like that. -Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State under the Nixon and Ford administrations
I don’t see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its own people. -Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State under the Nixon and Ford administrations (Meeting of the “40 Committee” on covert action in Chile 27 June 1970)
Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac. -Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State under the Nixon and Ford administrations
America has no permanent friends or enemies, only interests. -Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State under the Nixon and Ford administrations
It is not a matter of what is true that counts, but a matter of what is perceived to be true. -Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State under the Nixon and Ford administrations
The war is just when the intention that causes it to be undertaken is just. The will is therefore the principle element that must be considered, not the means… He who intends to kill the guilty sometimes faultlessly shed the blood of the innocents…In short, the end justifies the means. -Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State under the Nixon and Ford administrations
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