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In the late '60s and early '70s, William Bunge did something so radical that he (repeatedly) lost tenure and was briefly blacklisted by the United States government—he made maps. To put it simply, he believed that cartography was more than the number of feet between point A and B;instead, he focused on the minute patterns of human movement and behavior, revealing the machinery that orchestrates our activities. His maps are based on statistics, truth, and "damn good graphic design."

https://architizer.com/blog/radical-cartography/

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Antonio Udina, s nadimkom Burbur, osoba iz naslova knjige, čije se ime na veljotskom izgovara kao Tuone Udaina, poginuo je pri eksploziji mine korištene za gradnju seoskog puta 10. lipnja 1898. u šest sati poslijepodne. On, naime, bijaše posljednji govornik veljotskog, te je njegovom smrću umro i dalmatski jezik. Star oko tisuću godina.

http://www.slobodnadalmacija.hr/scena/mozaik/clanak/id/501496/ju-sai-tuone-udaina-de-saupranaum-burbur-fascinantna-prica-o-izgubljenom-dalmatinskom-jeziku-i-posljednjem-covjeku-koji-ga-je-govorio

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Botswana president wants you to know that he is not intimidated by China. Ian Khama, president of the diamond-rich nation of less than two million people, stood up to the global power over the Dalai Lama’s planned visit to his county this week.

“We are not your colony,” was the money quote of Khama’s account of his diplomatic standoff with China in recent weeks.

https://qz.com/1057123/dalai-lama-cancels-botswana-visit-but-ian-khama-stands-up-to-china/

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Driving across Moldova towards the city of Ciucur-Minger, you might pass a small sign reading “Gagauziya” and below that, “Komrat Dolayi.” It would be easy to miss the fact that you have just entered a separate country… the beginnings of one at least. 

http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/welcome-to-gagauzia

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"Kipovi su visine oko 1,8 metara i težine oko tisuću kilograma što znači da ih neće moći srušiti morske struje i da mogu ostati izloženi pod morem vječno. Izrađeni su tehnikom ferocementa, radi se o polusuhom betonu koji se armira," objasnio Valenta. Također je rekao kako će svih 50 kipova biti izrađeno ručno bez kalupa što znači da će svaki izloženi kip biti unikat.

http://www.jutarnji.hr/vijesti/hrvatska/foto-dobili-smo-jos-jednu-turisticku-atrakciju-jedinstvenu-u-svijetu-u-uvali-kod-trogira-otvorena-prva-postaja-kriznog-puta-pod-morem/6495289/

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Through much of World War II, Allied bombers would sometimes drop leaflets warning of impending bombing of a city. The leaflets often told civilians to evacuate, and sometimes encouraged them to push their leaders to surrender. In August 1945, leaflets were dropped on several Japanese cities (including, supposedly, Hiroshima and Nagasaki). The first round, known as the "LeMay leaflets," were distributed before the bombing of Hiroshima. These leaflets did not directly reference the atomic bomb, and it is unclear whether they were used to warn citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki specifically. The second round features a picture of a mushroom cloud and a message about the Soviet invasion (which commenced on August 9). The historical record is unclear, but it seems as though these leaflets did not make it to Nagasaki until after it, too, had been hit by an atomic bomb. 

http://www.atomicheritage.org/key-documents/warning-leaflets

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Across China, where new developments are keeping pace with the rapidly growing economy, reports continue to surface of so-called "nail houses." These properties, standing alone amid the ruins of other buildings, belong to owners who have stood their ground and resisted demolition. Defiant property owners say the compensation being offered is too low. Some of them have remained in their homes for years as their court cases drag on and new construction continues all around them. A few homeowners have won their fights, but most have lost. 

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2015/04/and-then-there-was-one/390501/

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3 hours ago, Lazar said:

The Rohingya Muslim minority has fled repression in Myanmar for generations. In neighboring Bangladesh, refugee camps offer asylum, but life there remains bleak.

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/proof/2017/08/rohingya-refugees-myanmar-bangladesh/

 

We (Russia) support the efforts of the Government of Myanmar to normalise the situation, including as part of the recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State led by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

https://myanmar.mid.ru/web/myanmar_en/12/-/asset_publisher/2YqSZCG4MwL6/content/28-august-2017-russian-mofa-about-rakhine-state-attacks?inheritRedirect=false

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov at odds with Russia as he calls for protests over killings of Rohingya Muslims

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/04/chechen-leader-ramzan-kadyrov-odds-russia-calls-protests-killings/

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This weekend is Eid al-Adha, the Muslim holiday that marks the end of the hajj pilgrimage season. To nearly all Muslims, it's known simply as Eid. But to Turks and their kin in other nations, it's called Bayram.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/09/02/turkeys-complicated-relationship-with-the-middle-east-explained-by-one-word/?utm_term=.5b959ea00d6c

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In England, from about the 12th to the 16th century, an estimated 780 people chose to live permanently shut up in a room attached to a church. They were called anchorites, from a Greek word meaning to “withdraw,” and most of them were women. They left little record of their lives behind, and they’re little remembered today.

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-first-woman-to-publish-a-book-in-english-lived-in-a-room-attached-to-a-church-and-walled-off-from-the-rest-of-the-world

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15 hours ago, Lazar said:

THE MOST ALARMING aspect of North Korea’s latest nuclear test, and the larger standoff with the U.S., is how little is known about how North Korea truly functions. 

https://theintercept.com/2017/09/04/undercover-in-north-korea-all-paths-lead-to-catastrophe/

Знате оне мисионаре, америчке НВО за које су вам луди теоретичари завере причали да су амерички шпијуни? Е па, ипак су амерички шпијуни :biggrin:

Edited by Relja

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On the night of September 26, 2014, roughly 100 students from Ayotzinapa, a rural teaching college, clashed with municipal police in the city of Iguala, in the southern state of Guerrero. Rocks were thrown, shots were fired, and 43 students were snatched up by the authorities and handed over to a local drug gang. The students were then driven to a garbage dump where they were murdered, burned to ash, and tossed into a river, never to be seen again. This, Mexico’s attorney general once said, was “the historical truth.”

https://theintercept.com/2017/09/07/three-years-after-43-students-disappeared-in-mexico-a-new-visualization-reveals-the-cracks-in-the-governments-story/

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Dobra tema, samo nikako ne stizem da postavim neke starije clanke. Nadam se uskoro.

Edited by noskich

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The idea that terrorists are brainwashed ostensibly serves as an objective and value-free causal explanation: X became a terrorist because of Y’s bad influence. Only it’s not just that. It also serves as a delegitimizing device since it contains the unmistakable and highly moralized implication that joining a terrorist group (or a group proscribed as such) isn’t actually a conscious choice predicated on reasons. 

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/05/zoolander-terrorists-brainwashed-isis/393050

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I’m emphasizing the larger lesson of quantum mechanics: Neurons, brains, space … these are just symbols we use, they’re not real. It’s not that there’s a classical brain that does some quantum magic. It’s that there’s no brain! Quantum mechanics says that classical objects—including brains—don’t exist. 

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/04/the-illusion-of-reality/479559

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