Eerie, part 2

On the other hand, you might wonder how many countries are being bombed by the United States right now and be shocked by the complete ignorance of  American people when they're asked? Next week they decide between a racist misogynist and career politician with a closet of skeletons. Now that's eerie.

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The Sellout wins 2016 Man Booker Prize

The Sellout is a searing satire on race relations in contemporary America. The Sellout by Paul Beatty is named winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. The Sellout is published by small independent publisher Oneworld, who had their first win in 2015 with Marlon James’ A Brief History of Seven Killings. The 54-year-old…Read more The Sellout wins 2016 Man Booker Prize

World’s Oldest Continuously Operating Library Begins a New Chapter

Established in 859 CE, Morocco’s al-Qarawiyyin Library will soon reopen to the public with architectural details for the 21st century.   Home to stacks of ancient Islamic manuscripts and intricately decorated reading rooms, the world’s oldest continuously operating library will soon reopen — and, for the first time since its founding in 859 CE, to the public.…Read more World’s Oldest Continuously Operating Library Begins a New Chapter

Amazon nets patent for mini police drones

Science Fiction writers have reached a crisis point: reality may soon outstrip imagination. As the world of astronomy stands poised for its first head on investigation of a Black Hole, the more mundane reality of insect sized, electronic spy devices may soon be a daily reality and not just a special effects device from the…Read more Amazon nets patent for mini police drones

Don’t floss, peel veg or wash your jeans: 40 things you can stop doing right now

Source: The Guardian If you’ve ever washed out a wound with saline instead of tap water or requested an x-ray for lower-back pain, you’re a fool. According to a list drawn up by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, both practices are pointless; doctors only go along with them because they’re terrified that you will…Read more Don’t floss, peel veg or wash your jeans: 40 things you can stop doing right now

Banned

  When censorship begins, it's often just a difference of opinion except one opinion's stronger than another, like private and vested interests, moral crusaders, people who believe they know better than everyone else what is good for them. Then they start to burn  books, separate people. Me? I follow the banned.