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    Shoutout to reader Zoey DeGarmo for sending me this revealing infographic of the private prison industry.

    Shoutout to reader Zoey DeGarmo for sending me this revealing infographic of the private prison industry.

     
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    Two sides of the same coin?

    Two sides of the same coin?

     
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    Remember, gasoline and coal are fungible commodities that go where willing buyers with cash want it to go.

    Remember, gasoline and coal are fungible commodities that go where willing buyers with cash want it to go.

     
  4. 10:19 28th May 2014

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    guardian:

Maya Angelou, celebrated US poet and author, dies aged 86
Angelou, who was also prominent in the civil rights movement, died at home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Full story here
Maya Angelou in 2008. Photograph: Gerald Herbert/AP

    guardian:

    Maya Angelou, celebrated US poet and author, dies aged 86

    Angelou, who was also prominent in the civil rights movement, died at home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Full story here

    Maya Angelou in 2008. Photograph: Gerald Herbert/AP

     
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  6. If there is one thing humans will return to, it is aristocracy. Because we’d all like to think we could earn our place there through valor and ingenuity, and forget that the end result of aristocracy, really, is a cycle wherein the poor eventually figure out that the rich don’t have enough rounds in the magazine to stop them all.
    — Erik Vanderhoff, courtesy of The Atlantic.
     
  7. Operation American Spring didn’t go so well

     
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    H/T to @JohnFugelsang and @LizOldbrit

    H/T to @JohnFugelsang and @LizOldbrit

     
  9. H/T to @petitedragonfly​ 

    H/T to @petitedragonfly​ 

     
  10. The Man finally gets around to taming the welfare cowboy Cliven Bundy.

     
  11. George Bush might be a nice guy, but the Man still sees him as a terrible president.
     
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    aljazeeraamerica:

#BringBackOurGirls wields power, but for good or bad? 

A Nigerian lawyer with fewer than 1,000 followers on Twitter kickstarted #BringBackOurGirls, the social media campaign urging the safe return of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls. That one tweet has since morphed into a global rallying cry — unifying voices as diverse as the Washington elite, Nigerian activists and a girlfriend-beating celebrity.

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    aljazeeraamerica:

    #BringBackOurGirls wields power, but for good or bad? 

    A Nigerian lawyer with fewer than 1,000 followers on Twitter kickstarted #BringBackOurGirls, the social media campaign urging the safe return of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls. That one tweet has since morphed into a global rallying cry — unifying voices as diverse as the Washington elite, Nigerian activists and a girlfriend-beating celebrity.

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