Worse Than Watergate? The Ultimate White House Scandal Matrix | Mother Jones


Worse Than Watergate? The Ultimate White House Scandal Matrix | Mother Jones.

Racing the Clock and a Storm: A Way of Life in Tornado Alley


The Daily Thought

tornaMOORE, Okla. — A half-hour — maybe.

Early Monday afternoon at the Shear Perfection hair salon, a stylist named Lisa Lentz decided to outrace it. Her one o’clock, a cut-and-color, was done, but two other clients had just canceled, and the ominous tone of Gary England, the meteorological oracle on News 9, commanded attention.

Ms. Lentz, 47, left the other stylists, who would soon be praying in the lemon-scented bathroom, plastic baskets over their heads like combat helmets. She hustled to her old minivan, redolent of pampered dogs and countless family journeys, and looked to the western sky: like smoldering charcoal, and all too familiar.

Not 10 miles to the southwest, in a two-story brick house in the small city of Newcastle, Shelly Codner, 50, was making the same reacquaintance, only from a closer angle. Two televisions were shouting a duet of warning, and an alert on her iPhone was…

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American design classic inspires aluminum pod loft conversion


 

kempart loft by dethier architectures (image: )

kempart loft by dethier architectures (image: serge brison; courtesy gizmag)

American design classic inspires aluminum pod loft conversion.

Mataerial 3D printer builds gravity-defying structures directly onto walls


Mataerial 3D printer builds gravity-defying structures directly onto walls.

Over 800 world scientists agree: GM crops are nothing short of a bio-war on our food


Racial Tensions In A Multicultural Eden


The Political Idealist

Condemnation of the terrorist attack on soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich on Wednesday has been strong and universal in Britain and around the world. Other than echoing the disgust that a soldier was so brutally executed in such a mediaeval style on British soil, and the admiration we all have for passers by who attempted to intervene, I have little to say on the Woolwich incident that hasn’t been expressed a thousand times over. Instead, I want to examine parallels this has with the topic that inspired the headline of this article: the riots in Stockholm.

Did you know that there are racial tensions in Sweden, of all places? The very centre of liberal social democracy, the model for a socially just and egalitarian society, and a nation with a flourishing far-right party, the Sweden Democrats.

As in London in 2011, the trigger of the riots was the police shooting…

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A Peek at Pandas in Their Remote Mountain Habitat | Stories | WWF


 

giant panda in the wild (image: wwf/canon)

giant panda in the wild (image: wwf/canon)

A Peek at Pandas in Their Remote Mountain Habitat | Stories | WWF.

Hyper Realistic Sculptures That Are Actually Made Out Of Wood | DeMilked


 

deceptive wooden sculptures by tom eckert (image: courtesy demilked)

deceptive wooden sculptures by tom eckert (image: courtesy demilked)

Hyper Realistic Sculptures That Are Actually Made Out Of Wood | DeMilked.

Isola Del Giglio – Oriana Zängerle – PhotoBotos.com


 

Isola Del Giglio (image: Oriana Zängerle; courtesy photobotos.com)

Isola Del Giglio (image: Oriana Zängerle; courtesy photobotos.com)

Isola Del Giglio – Oriana Zängerle – PhotoBotos.com.