Category: Politics/News

Pic of the Day – 9/17/17

A protester in a Guy Fawkes mask by Reuters.


Manhattan’s skyscrapers were raised in part by Mohawk Indians, who were renowned for their strength and fearlessness in the face of dizzying heights, in an era before OSHA.

Worlds Apart

Heineken presents ‘Worlds Apart’ An Experiment. Can two strangers with opposing views prove that there’s more that unites than divides us? #OpenYourWorld

Hiroo Onoda is a Japanese citizen that originally worked at a Chinese trading company. When he was 20 years old, he was called to join the Japanese army. He promptly quit his job and headed off to training in Japan. At a certain point in his training, he was chosen to be trained at Nakano School as an Imperial Army Intelligence Officer. In this specialized military intelligence training, he was specifically taught methods of gathering intelligence and how to conduct guerrilla warfare. He was being groomed to go in behind enemy lines and be left with small pockets of soldiers to make life miserable for Japan’s enemies and gather intelligence in the process.

In this new video from The British Museum’s “Curator’s Corner” series, curator Tom Hockenhull digs into the history of the British suffragette movement and the tactic of defacing coins in protest. He even demonstrates the process in action.

Under federal law, even legal marijuana is illegal. John Oliver explains why conflicting drug laws pose serious problems.

Poor Spicy learned the hard way.

What’s it like to grow up in a religion that exults in demonizing … everyone else? Megan Phelps-Roper shares details of life inside America’s most controversial church and describes how conversations on Twitter were key to her decision to leave it. In this extraordinary talk, she shares her personal experience of extreme polarization, along with some sharp ways we can learn to successfully engage across ideological lines.

Alexa and the CIA

~says in overly loud voice~

“I, for one, EMBRACE our Google Overlords!”

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