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The Great Lengths Taken to Make Abraham Lincoln Look Good in Photos

Abraham Lincoln had a problem. During his 1860 campaign as a Republican candidate for the American presidency, in an era after the birth of the photograph but before its widespread dissemination in the media, many of the country’s citizens could only guess at what he looked like.

Rumors of his ugliness proliferated. The North Carolina newspaper The Newbern Weekly Progress wrote that Lincoln was “coarse, vulgar and uneducated,” while the Houston Telegraph opined that he was “the leanest, lankiest, most ungainly mass of legs, arms and hatchet face ever strung upon a single frame. He has most unwarrantably abused the privilege which all politicians have of being ugly.”
READ MORE: http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/abraham-lincoln-photos-edited?utm_s...

How I harnessed the wind

Today’s the Day: Let's Save Net Neutrality

You might have noticed something unusual when you visited the EFF website today: our site was “blocked” unless you shelled out for “premium” Internet access.

As part of the day of action to support net neutrality, we decided to imagine what might happen if FCC Chairman Ajit Pai caves to industry pressure and abandons the net neutrality rules the FCC adopted just two years ago. If you don’t want to live in that future, it’s time to take action.
READ MORE: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/07/todays-day-lets-save-net-neutrality

The gay drug fuelled orgy at home of a secretary of one of Pope Francis's key advisers' is not a problem and should not be a big media story

Let gay men drug up and molest each other in peace I say, the fact that they are high up in the Vatican is even better because it sounds like no children were being raped at this party which is probably the most surprising part of the story.

Catholic priests and everyone involved with that religion should totally be encouraged to hit the coke and meth and have wild consensual adult gay orgies. It would very likely distract the clergy and their associates from raping little boys.
READ MORE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4667098/Vatican-police-break-gay...

Chemotherapy may spread cancer and trigger more aggressive tumours, warn scientists

Chemotherapy could allow cancer to spread, and trigger more aggressive tumours, a new study suggests.

Researchers in the US studied the impact of drugs on patients with breast cancer and found medication increases the chance of cancer cells migrating to other parts of the body, where they are almost always lethal.

Around 55,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Britain every year and 11,000 will die from their illness.

Many are given chemotherapy before surgery, but the new research suggests that, although it shrinks tumours in the short term, it could trigger the spread of cancer cells around the body.
READ MORE: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/07/05/chemotherapy-may-spread-ca...

$20,000US is up for grabs in an Infowars meme competition

Alex Jones announces the Infowars’ “Great CNN Meme War” contest which is offering a $20,000 reward for the best meme.
TAKE HIS MONEY! https://www.infowars.com/20k-prize-infowars-great-cnn-meme-war-contest-a...

‘Rogue’ SAS squadron investigated over executions of unarmed Afghan civilians – paper

“Credible” evidence indicates that Special Air Service troops executed unarmed civilians during night raids in Afghanistan and doctored after-action reports to shift blame onto their Afghan partners, the Times claims, citing military and defense sources.

The series of killings allegedly took place during the final stages of Britain’s involvement in the Afghan war, the Times reported, citing a major Royal Military Police (RMP) investigation codenamed ‘Operation Northmoor’. Part of the RMP inquiry is said to have focused on a specific SAS squadron dubbed a “rogue” unit.

Sources with detailed knowledge concerning the investigation said there is “strong evidence” that unarmed Afghan civilians suspected of being Taliban militants were executed during night raids on their homes.
READ MORE: https://www.rt.com/uk/394969-sas-killings-civilians-afghanistan/?utm_sou...

Field Studies Confirm Neonicotinoids’ Harm to Bees

For years, scientists have been amassing evidence that neonicotinoid insecticides, meant to keep insect pests off agricultural crops, are also harming essential pollinators, bees. But laboratory studies are limited and real-world simulations have been lacking. Two large field studies published today (June 29) in Science largely confirm that neonicotinoids are bad for bees.

A three-country European field study led by Richard Pywell, a lead scientist at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in the U.K., reports that neonicotinoid exposure generally reduces the honey bee’s ability to survive the winter and reduces the reproductive success of wild bees. A Canadian study, led by Amro Zayed at Toronto’s York University, confirms that bees in the field are exposed to doses of neonicotinoids similar to those scientists have been using in the lab.
READ MORE: http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/49768/title/Field-...

Five Eyes and the encryption enigma

This week senior government figures from the ‘Five Eyes’ nations - US, Australia, Canada, UK and New Zealand - met in Ottawa to consider further measures on counter-terrorism cooperation. Top of the substantive agenda this week was what, if anything, to do about encrypted communications.

This topic resurfaced with the most recent UK attacks as it became clear that terrorists are embracing methods of communication now freely available (such as WhatsApp, Signal and Facebook Messaging) to frustrate interception, surveillance and pre-emptive arrests under post-9/11 anti-terror laws.
READ MORE: https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/five-eyes-and-encryption-e...

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