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[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited from my delicious]


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F*ck That: A Guided Meditation – “Breathe in strength, breathe out horse shit”

An Actual Playable Tortilla Record Etched with a Laser Cutter – “Of course it plays “The Mexican Hat Dance” also known as “Jarabe Tapatío”.”

father vs. daughter beatboxing – All great, until she starts with the god shit.


A German pirate just saved our right to take public selfies – “The European Parliament has rejected proposals to place copyright restrictions on photos of public places. The proposals would have forced members of the public to secure permission from architects or rightsholders before sharing selfies taken in front of architectural landmarks on social media.” – “Welcome to, a minimal, distraction-free chat application. Channels are created and joined by going to There are no channel lists, so a secret channel name can be used for private discussions.”

Thomas Piketty to Angela Merkel: Austerity Has Failed – “The never-ending austerity that Europe is force-feeding the Greek people is simply not working. Now Greece has loudly said no more.”

This is a male nipple – “Just a suggestion for your topless pics… #MaleNipple” the instagram nipple hack.

A Visit to the Vatican – Naomi Klein – “When I was first asked to speak at a Vatican press conference on Pope Francis’s recently published climate-change encyclical, “Laudato Si’,” I was convinced that the invitation would soon be rescinded.”

Swiss Post, Swiss WorldCargo and Matternet start drone tests – “Swiss Post, Swiss WorldCargo and Matternet are jointly testing the commercial use of logistics drones. The three companies are investigating specific uses of drone technology and examining the cost-effectiveness of these business ideas.” Please, no.

Unbridled capitalism is the ‘dung of the devil’, says Pope Francis – “The pontiff condemns the impoverishment of developing countries by the world economic order and apologised for the church’s treatment of native Americans”

The New York Stock Exchange goes down: inside the dystopian aftermath – “My face attractively smeared from the ash of burning cocaine, I pause for a selfie.”

Which Country Has the Most Climate Deniers? – Could there be countries even dumber than the USA?

Alaska’s Climate Refugees – “The village of Newtok, Alaska, sits on the shore of the Ninglick River, on increasingly unstable land affected by erosion and melting permafrost. To escape the predicted collapse of the village site, residents will soon have to relocate to more stable ground.”

This Rooftop Garden Is Feeding Atlanta’s Homeless – “The garden of 80 colorfully painted raised beds atop the four-story concrete building at the corner of Peachtree and Pine streets provides rich work experience (including urban farming certification and licensing), therapy, and fresh, healthy food for the more than 400 men, women, and children who reside there.”


Griechenland: Slavoj Zizek im Interview über Tripras – “Der zeitgenössische Kapitalismus begrenzt die Demokratie.”

Griechenland-Referendum: Was ist jetzt noch links? – “In dieser Woche erleben wir einen Kampf um die demokratische Leitkultur. Es geht nicht um die Griechen. Es geht um uns alle!”

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