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the Badlands

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Via Thomas Menk
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Just a great photo, following the Rule of Thirds...almost put "Breaking Badlands" up there as a show reminder.

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Solid gold Scythian bongs for cannabis and opium discovered in Russia

Solid gold Scythian bongs for cannabis and opium discovered in Russia | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Two gold bongs dating to 2,400 years gives insight into the Scythian nomads.
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Right-on, ancients!

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A spaghetti western on lean urbanism (documentary)

What makes a good shelter? For thousands of years we’ve been attempting to regulate the idea. Even the bible had building codes. The book of Deuteronomy mand...
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Kirsten Dirksen makes some excellent documentaries on small homes and eco living. This movie-length doc is worth a watch.

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Ireland Votes to Approve Gay Marriage, Putting Country in Vanguard

Ireland Votes to Approve Gay Marriage, Putting Country in Vanguard | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Opinion polls and high turnout in urban areas favored a yes vote on the referendum, which would make Ireland the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote.
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WTG Emerald Isle!

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33 Stars Who Died Too Young

33 Stars Who Died Too Young | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Celebrity is fleeting and there are times when our favorite actors, musicians, and other shining stars are extinguished too soon in the height of their careers. Here are some of the famous faces who died all too young. 1. Paul Walker Advertisement The Fast and the Furious series actor died in a car crash after …
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What a gaffe with the Diana info!

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How Much do the World’s Biggest YouTube Stars Make?

How Much do the World’s Biggest YouTube Stars Make? | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
It's no secret that some of the most successful YouTubers are, well, successful. But just how big are the biggest YouTube stars? Who are the biggest money-makers on Google's massive video service? Spoiler alert, PewDiePie is the biggest, by a huge margin, which shouldn't come as a shock to anyone who uses YouTube on a regular…
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A pretty penny.

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A Japanese Pharmacy Company’s Creative and Humorous Health Magazines

A Japanese Pharmacy Company’s Creative and Humorous Health Magazines | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
On a Semi-annual basis Japanese pharmacy company Aisei publishes a magazine called Health Graphic Magazine. The issues, which come out usually three times a year, are focused on a specific topic.
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Some funny covers!

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At least 30 graves found in southern Thailand

At least 30 graves found in southern Thailand | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
At least 30 graves containing human remains have been found in a "detention camp" in southern Thailand, along with a lone male survivor, authorities said.
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Sad story.

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Pete Townshend - Classic Quadrophenia – Love Reign O’er Me ft. Alfie Boe -

Get “Classic Quadrophenia” now! iTunes: http://smarturl.it/ClassicQuad_iTu Amazon: http://smarturl.it/ClassicQuad_Amz Quadrophenia‘ - Courtesy of Universal s...
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A great treatment of the song. Loved the end with the original kid from the movie.

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Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web

Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Today's schools are focusing on boosting kids’ technological proficiency and warning them about the perils of the web. But something critical is missing from this education.

Via Leona Ungerer
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Powerful food for thought, that schools are teaching kids about the internet using the perspective of the fear of adults rather than the aspirations of youth.

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Behind 60 Minutes' decision to show disturbing video

Behind 60 Minutes' decision to show disturbing video | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Why Scott Pelley's story shows some of the most graphic footage in the broadcast's history. Pelley discusses his report on a sarin attack in Syria
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Hey news shows: let people be disturbed. It's called reality.

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Kurt Cobain Committed Suicide Because He Feared Courtney Love Cheated on Him

Kurt Cobain Committed Suicide Because He Feared Courtney Love Cheated on Him | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
The cause of Kurt Cobain's suicide has always been thought to be a reaction to the immense fame that Nirvana achieved in the early '90s, but the upcoming authorized documentary Montage of Heck has a different reason for the death of the "Smells...
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Very interested in seeing this one, and how it compares to an older doc called "Kurt and Courtney".

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Hunt ends with Sea Shepherd rescuing alleged poachers

Hunt ends with Sea Shepherd rescuing alleged poachers | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
A 110-day hunt spanning from the Southern Ocean to west Africa had an unlikely end when an alleged poaching ship's crew were rescued by conservationists.
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Quite a story.

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5 Plants That Can Get You High

5 Plants That Can Get You High | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Five uncommon drugs that occur naturally, and the strange effects that they have.
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How crappy that they purposely coat seeds with stuff that makes you feel sick.

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Racist Dr. Seuss Drawing Heads to Auction

Racist Dr. Seuss Drawing Heads to Auction | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it


Courtesy Nate D. Sanders Fine Autographs & Memorabilia, Los Angeles.
A 1929 Dr.

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Wouldn't have expected this.

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How Facebook is Killing the Open Web

How Facebook is Killing the Open Web | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
The way we use the web is changing. The rise of social networks and apps have created closed silos where people are spending increasing amounts of time, at the expense of the open web. There are a couple of ways for you to be reading this article: you could have entered MakeUseOf.com into your browser…
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FB is not a good thing for open self-expression...it only seems that way.

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Google aims to be your universal translator

Google aims to be your universal translator | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
The latest Google Translate uses your phone's camera to read foreign street signs -- even when offline.
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Could be really helpful.

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Mumtaz Begum

Mumtaz Begum | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
For over 40 years this Barnum-inspired half-fox, half-woman has been telling fortunes from her cage in a Pakistani zoo
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You've been Mumtazzed!

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Man buys dresser, finds treasure inside - YouTube

CNN affiliate KPRC reports on a man who got more than he paid for when he bought a dresser at an estate sale.
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What a selfless act to give it all back to the former owner.

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14 Amazing Psychology Facts You Should Keep to Yourself!

14 Amazing Psychology Facts You Should Keep to Yourself! | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
The mind is an amazing thing that we'll never fully understand. Check out these mind blowing psychology facts if you're looking for an interesting read.
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I'm a bit dubious about a couple of these as truths...especially the foreign language one.

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`If There Was A Fault To Carol, It Was That She Was Gullible'

`If There Was A Fault To Carol, It Was That She Was Gullible' | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
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I remembered this story as I was reading the article...haven't thought about this for 30 years.

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Weird Tree growth Roydon common Norfolk

is this some weird growth or disease or nest ??? Always change quality to 1080p or original quality as Youtube default to a lower resolution so video doesnt look ...
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I don't know what this is...do you?

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Homeless man helps police locate missing teen with autism

Homeless man helps police locate missing teen with autism | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Garden Grove, CA – A homeless man assisted law enforcement officials to locate a teenage boy with autism spectrum disorder who had wandered away from a nearby shopping plaza.

Via Autism Daily Newscast
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Doing the right thing even when the chips are down.

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Autism Daily Newscast's curator insight, April 20, 4:16 AM

I think this is the second time we have reported on a homeless man helping to locate a lost person with #autism

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AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION WRITERS AND THE VIETNAM WAR

AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION WRITERS AND THE VIETNAM WAR | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
As a lad I read science fiction magazines: NEW WORLDS SF, plus imports of the American SF mags GALAXY and ANALOG. I vaguely remembered seeing a petition signed by numerous science fiction writers, ...
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Thanks to Mikedelic for finding this really interesting article about SF writers for and against Vietnam.

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Digital Shadow Exposes What Facebook Really Knows About You

Digital Shadow Exposes What Facebook Really Knows About You | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
How much can people discover about you over social media? It began as a mere marketing stunt, but Digital Shadow remains a very useful (and potentially scary) application. Ubisoft's Watch Dogs is a sci-fi game that works on a smart premise: that our lives can be laid out to a hacker and used against us.…
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Anybody wanna take this test?

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50 Surprising Photos From The Past That Show How Different Life Used To Be

50 Surprising Photos From The Past That Show How Different Life Used To Be | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
The world was a completely different place back then.
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Check out the baby cage!

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