#^^$&%, not Monday again!

Edward Snowden, American hero of conscience. The 29-year-old source behind the biggest intelligence leak in the NSA’s history explains his motives, his uncertain future and why he never intended on hiding in the shadows.

“My fellow Americans: I just wanted to see if you have any self-respect left“, explains the president.

Surveillance video shows a thief approaching a locked SUV in a driveway, carrying a small device in the palm of his hand: he aims it at the car and pops the locks electronically. He’s in, with access to everything. (I know many RKE systems are based on Microchip’s rolling code system, does anyone have more info on this exploit? I’d like to learn more about this).

“Tax the wealthy and corporations – as we once did in this country – and invest that money in the middle class-as we once did in this country.” Nick Hanauer warned Congress that rich people like him aren’t the engines of the economy. In testimony before the Senate Banking Committee he explained why, in fact, middle-class workers are the economy’s real job creators.

Standing With Stones is a fantastic documentary on the megaliths of Great Britain and Ireland, filmed over the course of a two year tour of the monuments. Get to know your stones, man, and hit the donate button to help the filmmakers out a bit.

Ok, now Zahi Hawass, former supreme ruler of Egypt’s antiquities, has had a conversion experience, and now believes that the robot-discovered “Gantenbrink doors” may hold the key to finding Cheop’s treasures after all.

The first quarter of 2013 brought the biggest quarterly decline in U.S. hourly wages since the Bureau of Labor Statistics started keeping track in 1947.

The Care of Books, by John Willis Clark, 1901, lists several interesting curses written into books to deter their theft.

If I did this I’d get arrested. A Spanish town has come up with an ingenious way to keep its streets clean of dog mess – by sending the offending deposits back to the owners in an official box marked ‘Lost Property’.


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