March192013

That’s all the news for this evening folks

I have a Globalization and Social Justice exam to study for now. More tomorrow.

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latimes:

Scenes from the Iraq War

Above is a collection of some of the best work from Los Angeles Times photographers Carolyn Cole, Rick Loomis and Luis Sinco and Don Bartletti during their time documenting the Iraq War, from its opening salvos in 2003 to the subsequent insurgency, surge and draw-down.

For a deeper look, head over to Framework, or look back on the story behind Times photographer Sinco’s Pulitzer-honored “Marlboro Marine.”

Photos: Carolyn Cole, Don Bartletti, Rick Loomis, Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

(via think-progress)

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“We have found that our friend, the Republican nominee [Richard Nixon], our California friend, has been playing on the outskirts with our enemies and our friends both, he has been doing it through rather subterranean sources. Mrs. Chennault is warning the South Vietnamese not to get pulled into this Johnson move.” Former President Lyndon Johnson • In newly released tapes recorded inside the Oval Office, in the days leading up to the 1968 presidential election. Johnson’s administration was on the verge of orchestrating an end to the Vietnam War as the election between Nixon and Vice President Hubert Humphrey crept closer (which would have been a major boon to Humphrey, no doubt), but in October the South Vietnamese dropped out of the Paris peace talks. Thanks to the wiretapping and monitoring of then phones of a number of ambassadors by the NSA, the President learned the likely cause of the collapsed talks, just days prior to Nixon’s Election Day victory. He had, through a Republican activist named Anna Chennault, convinced the South Vietnamese to walk away from negotiations, insisting they would get a better deal out of a Nixon presidency (the war would ultimately continue for four more years). Johnson never revealed this to the public, despite the obvious import of Nixon derailing American diplomacy for his own ends, as doing so would have likely revealed the nature of the wiretaps. In his private anaylsis of Nixon, however, Johnson was characteristically blunt, denouncing his actions as “treason,” and saying he had “blood on his hands.” source (via shortformblog)
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think-progress:

TODAY: Malala — the Pakistani teen shot for demanding an education — heads back to school.

She’s amazing. 

think-progress:

TODAY: Malala — the Pakistani teen shot for demanding an education — heads back to school.

She’s amazing. 

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letterstonewtown:

Sandy Hook,
I know that no words can help ease the pain and loss that you’re feeling. You’re in our every thought and prayer.

letterstonewtown:

Sandy Hook,

I know that no words can help ease the pain and loss that you’re feeling. You’re in our every thought and prayer.

(via motherjones)

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think-progress:

Today Chipotle canceled its sponsorship of a Utah Boy Scouts event because they “believed that terminating the sponsorship and remaining consistent with our policy was the right thing to do.”

think-progress:

Today Chipotle canceled its sponsorship of a Utah Boy Scouts event because they “believed that terminating the sponsorship and remaining consistent with our policy was the right thing to do.”

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Deadly training accident claims lives of Marines

shortformblog:

  • 7 Marines killed by the unexpected explosion of a 60mm mortar during a training exercise in Nevada. Seven survivors have received hospital care in Reno — one has already been released, one is in fair condition, while five more remain in serious condition with major injuries. source

So sad. Thoughts and prayers with the families of these Marines

March162013
shortformblog:

theatlantic:

Google Reader’s Demise Is Awful for Iranians, Who Use It to Avoid Censorship

RSS readers take raw feeds of data—headline, text, timestamp, etc.—and display that information in a stripped-down interface along with many other feeds, which is what makes them so efficient. (Here is the RSS feed for Quartz.) Less obvious is how many RSS readers, including Google’s, serve as anti-censorship tools for people living under oppressive regimes. That’s because it’s actually Google’s servers, located in the U.S. or another country with uncensored internet, that accesses each feed. So a web user in Iran just needs access to google.com/reader in order to read websites that would otherwise be blocked.
Read more. [Image: AP]


This week in corporate decisions that are rankling nuisances to some, while far more dire to others.

shortformblog:

theatlantic:

Google Reader’s Demise Is Awful for Iranians, Who Use It to Avoid Censorship

RSS readers take raw feeds of data—headline, text, timestamp, etc.—and display that information in a stripped-down interface along with many other feeds, which is what makes them so efficient. (Here is the RSS feed for Quartz.) Less obvious is how many RSS readers, including Google’s, serve as anti-censorship tools for people living under oppressive regimes. That’s because it’s actually Google’s servers, located in the U.S. or another country with uncensored internet, that accesses each feed. So a web user in Iran just needs access to google.com/reader in order to read websites that would otherwise be blocked.

Read more. [Image: AP]

This week in corporate decisions that are rankling nuisances to some, while far more dire to others.

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