Archive for November, 2014

Gangland confidential: A made-in-Canada killing in the birthplace of the mafia

Source: news.nationalpost.com

This reminds me of Oz and The Sopranos…..all of them HBO?

The home of black opportunity.

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Editorial: Out of Sight, Out of Mind–How America Failed James Brown

It’s challenging to righteously contain the retrospective legacy of James Brown. His music—the driving force of R&B, the palpitating energies of …

Source: indiecurrent.com

The most sampled dude on God’s green earth.

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THE MEN WHO CONQUERED THE MEKONG

When a commercial plane crashed into a murky river, killing 49 people,
Southeast Asia’s poorest nation had no salvage divers to recover their
bodies and the black box. So they called in the next best thing: 11
mechanics, welders and electricians.

Source: www.latterlymagazine.com

The water at the Tana river looks just the same.

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The Curious Case of Jesus’s Wife

d Lab tests have suggested that a papyrus scrap mentioning Jesus’s wife is authentic. Why do most scholars believe it’s fake?

Source: www.theatlantic.com

Please read the Bible for yourself.

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The Astonishing Rise of Angela Merkel

George Packer profiles the most powerful woman in the world.

Source: www.newyorker.com

WHoever will write her autobiography will have a blast!

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The $1.6 Million Hostage

The German-American surfing writer was kidnapped by Somali pirates in 2012—and held for two years and eight months. Joshua Hammer reports on his imprisonment, the messy, drawn-out negotiations to ensure his release, and the ugly business of kidnapping for cash. As the global debate over ransoming hostages heats up, just how should we be getting our journalists home?

Source: www.outsideonline.com

So many books will be written about Somalia.

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Understanding Placebo Effects

In a typical prehistoric scene, say in 4000 BC, a wounded warrior is dragged to the shaman tent. The respected shaman takes a look at the wound and assures the warrior that he will be healed with the proper prayers and ritual dances. He then prepares a strong-smelling mixture of herbs and seeds, and as the whole tribe chants rhythmically around the campfire

Source: blog.oup.com

Psychology.

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