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This is a mishmash of posts about history, religion/atheism, philosophy, (American) politics, current events, life, space exploration, capital punishment, and assorted random shit. Expect endless quotes, photos, and links to the NYTimes.
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2 Companies Will Take Americans to Space Station 

Boeing and the Space Exploration Technologies Corporation are the winners in the competition to carry American astronauts to the International Space Station, NASA announced on Tuesday.

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Kirk Van Houten ”Can I Borrow A Feeling”

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Obama Delays Immigration Action, Yielding to Democratic Concerns 

WASHINGTON — President Obama has delayed action to reshape the nation’s immigration system without congressional approval until after the November elections, bowing to the concerns of Senate Democrats on the ballots, White House officials said on Saturday.

I was at a meeting in Washington the other day with two very high-ranking people who I won’t mention, and one turned to the other and said, ‘Did you see that editorial in The Washington Post?’ And without being cranky, and without saying anything, I said to myself, ‘You’re a free man.’ Because why would anyone read The Washington Post, or certainly the editorial page of The Washington Post?

— Howard Dean

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Glenn Beck: Hillary Clinton 'will be the next president' 

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Step Inside London’s Felt Cornershop

To view more photos and videos from Lucy’s Cornershop, explore the The Cornershop location page, browse the #thecornershop hashtag and follow @sewyoursoul on Instagram.

Look closely at a corner shop in East London and you’ll see everything is not as it seems. The Cornershop, opened in a derelict store in Bethnal Green by artist Lucy Sparrow (@sewyoursoul), is actually an art installation which consists of 4,000 items all handmade from felt! From Heinz Baked Beans to Digestive Biscuits, everything in the shop is hand-stitched and the whole shop took Lucy eight months to assemble.

“I wanted to create something that surrounded people completely,” says Lucy, whose first job was in her local corner shop. “I hope this project reminds people just how much the cornershop cements life in local communities.” The installation runs until August 31.

The attention to detail in this installation is *amazing*! -Emily

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Meet the Squirrel Whisperer (photo courtesy of the Squirrel Whisperer's FB page.)
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