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Sunday, July 13, 2014

When the Juvenile Justice System Isn’t the Answer

When the Juvenile Justice System Isn’t the Answer:

IF you want to understand just how miserable a childhood can be, 16-year-old “Jane Doe” is a good place to start. That’s what the authorities in Connecticut call her to protect her identity. via Pocket

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Darkness

Darkness:

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The Best Chef's Knife

The Best Chef's Knife:

After an extremely close voting round, the Wusthof Classic Cooks Knife has cut through the competition as your choice for Best Chef’s Knife. You praised it specifically for its durability, hand-protecting shape, heft, balance, and of course, sharpness. via Pocket

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Don't cross the pollinators: Starting July 1, they're protected by law

Don't cross the pollinators: Starting July 1, they're protected by law:

BRISTOL TOWNSHIP, Minnesota — Pollinating his zucchini crop by hand has been one of Jonas Hochstetler’s daily chores between roughly 7:30 and 8:30 in the morning during this month of June. via Pocket

Scientists find Achilles' heel of antibiotic resistant bacteria

Scientists find Achilles' heel of antibiotic resistant bacteria:

Scientists at the University of East Anglia demonstrate how the bug responsible for E. coli and salmonella builds an impenetrable wall to keep out drugs The global threat of antibiotic resistance could finally be tackled after British scientists discovered a chink in the armour of deadly bacteria. via Pocket

Friday, June 20, 2014

Religion for $1,000, Alex

Religion for $1,000, Alex:

WITH Easter and Passover freshly behind us, let’s test your knowledge of the Bible. How many mistakes can you find: Noah of Arc and his wife, Joan, build a boat to survive a great flood. via Pocket

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Expendables: How the temps who power corporate giants are getting crushed

The Expendables: How the temps who power corporate giants are getting crushed:

It’s 4:18 a.m. and the strip mall is deserted. But tucked in back, next to a closed-down video store, an employment agency is already filling up. Rosa Ramirez walks in, as she has done nearly every morning for the past six months. via Pocket

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Obama’s Game of Chicken

Obama’s Game of Chicken:

The untold story of how the administration tried to stand up to big agricultural companies on behalf of independent farmers, and lost. In May 2010, Garry Staples left his chicken farm in Steele, Alabama, to take part in a historic hearing in Normal, an hour and a half away. via Pocket

On Iraq, let’s ignore those who got it all wrong

On Iraq, let’s ignore those who got it all wrong:

At noon today, President Obama issued his first statement on the deteriorating situation on Iraq. “This is not solely or even primarily a military challenge,” he said. via Pocket

Monday, May 12, 2014

Internet Subversion

Internet Subversion:

In addition to turning the Internet into a worldwide surveillance platform, the NSA has surreptitiously weakened the products, protocols, and standards we all use to protect ourselves. By doing so, it has destroyed the trust that underlies the Internet. We need that trust back. via Pocket