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  1. "One prominent example is the Wall Street Journal, which recently reported on the dramatic failure of the talks between Japan and the United States. The American newspaper reported that the Japanese, adding insult to injury, had left behind some 40 sandwiches that the American negotiators had prepared for them. But “There were no sandwiches in the room”, counters Mr Tsuruoka. The Americans perhaps had sandwiches hidden away somewhere in reserve, he supposes, as a reward. “That’s the U.S. way”."

    -“Trans-Pacific Partnership: Food Fight”, the Economist, 0ct. 6 2014

  2. mapsontheweb:


Lactose intolerance in Europe.
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  3. Atlas Shrugged: Greatest Find in My Quest to Hear Someone Else Talk About It.

    cloud-thought:

    So, I had a lot of difficulty finding someone to talk with about Atlas Shrugged, even after numerous tumblr and craigslist posts, fruitless google searches, and, lastly, the shameless sifting through empty minds in Silverlake.

    However, I recently found this, which has cured me of all my morphine blues.

    It’s a serious find for anyone who really enjoyed Atlas Shrugged but has no external shared experience of it.

    Long live longing!

  4. Atlas Shrugged: Greatest Find in My Quest to Hear Someone Else Talk About It.

    cloud-thought:

    So, I had a lot of difficulty finding someone to talk with about Atlas Shrugged, even after numerous tumblr and craigslist posts, fruitless google searches, and, lastly, the shameless sifting through empty minds in Silverlake.

    However, I recently found this, which has cured me of all my morphine blues.

    It’s a serious find for anyone who really enjoyed Atlas Shrugged but has no external shared experience of it.

    Long live longing!

  5. Here’s some graphics to share to help save net neutrality. Deadline for comments is Friday at midnight!

    fight4future:

    Suggested tweet:

    Cable’s trying to end #netneutrality & break the Internet for profit. Hours left to stop them battleforthenet.com pic.twitter.com/GoDrMZb4Co

    Here’s some graphics to share on Facebook and Twitter. Please spread the word and link back to http://battleforthenet.com

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    (Source: fight4future, via mockmocktology)

  6. sickpage:

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    sickpage:

    Arnd Dewald
    Shanghai, 2011

    (via dreaddrugs)

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  8. The Three Biggest Right-Wing Lies About Poverty

    robertreich:

    Rather than confront poverty by extending jobless benefits to the long-term unemployed, endorsing a higher minimum wage, or supporting jobs programs, conservative Republicans are taking a different tack.

    They’re peddling three big lies about poverty. To wit:

    Lie #1: Economic growth reduces…