High-street store Zara have removed the child's T-shirt from sale [GETTY/TWITTER]

Zara’s Brand #FAIL: Toddler T-Shirt Being Linked to an Ominous Period of History

The Spanish chain store, Zara, has come under considerable fire lately for selling, distributing and marketing a shirt that is eerily similar to the uniforms forced on members of the Jewish community in Nazi-era Germany.

Here’s the offending shirt, courtesy of BBC News:

From the BBC: “It was meant to be a Wild West-inspired T-shirt for children, but to some people a children’s top by Zara looked like an eerie reminder of the prison clothing victims of the Holocaust wore.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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bay area earthquake august 24, 2014

Biggest Earthquake in Napa & San Francisco Bay Area in 25 Years — August 24, 2014

According to CNN, “the strongest earthquake in 25 years struck Northern California” at 3:20 in the morning on Sunday, August 24, 2014. Downtown Napa was hardest hit — though rumbling and shaking were felt all over the San Francisco Bay Area.

I felt it myself — a very long rumble.

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#Ferguson

Scenes from #Ferguson as Viewed Through Twitter (Part V)

The town of Ferguson has been the site of unrest after the shooting of an unarmed Michael K. Brown Jr., a day before he was to start at his new school. Here’s a collection of curated Tweets from people who are in Ferguson and throughout the world, acting as witnesses to what’s going on in that beleaguered town.

Curated Tweets About #Ferguson

 

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Scenes from #Ferguson as Viewed Through Twitter (Part IV)

My first post on the ongoing turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri got so big — there is a part II, part III and now a part IV. Below, please find curated snapshots of more scenes from Ferguson, Missouri. The town of Ferguson has been the site of unrest after the shooting of an unarmed Michael K. Brown Jr., a day before he was to start at his new school. Here’s a collection of curated Tweets from people who are in Ferguson and throughout the world, acting as witnesses to what’s going on in that beleaguered town.

Curated Tweets About #Ferguson

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#ferguson

Scenes from #Ferguson as Viewed Through Twitter (Part III)

My first post on the ongoing turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri got so big — there is a part II and now a part III. Below, please find curated snapshots of more scenes from Ferguson, Missouri. The town of Ferguson has been the site of unrest after the shooting of an unarmed Michael K. Brown Jr., a day before he was to start at his new school. Here’s a collection of curated Tweets from people who are in Ferguson and throughout the world, acting as witnesses to what’s going on in that beleaguered town.

Curated Tweets About #Ferguson

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Militarized Police in Ferguson

Scenes from #Ferguson as Viewed Through Twitter (Part II)

My first post on the ongoing turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri got so big, I had to break it up into parts. This is Part II of scenes from Ferguson, Missouri. The town of Ferguson has been the site of unrest after the shooting of an unarmed Michael K. Brown Jr., a day before he was to start at his new school. Here’s a collection of curated Tweets from people who are in Ferguson and throughout the world, acting as witnesses to what’s going on in that beleaguered town.

Curated Tweets About #Ferguson

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Senet Game

Throwback Thursday: Senet — One of the First Board Games in History

Time for another installment of Throwback Thursday — a popular meme re-imagined.

Today’s Throwback Thursday: The Ancient Game of Senet

Senet is one of the first-ever board games that we know about.  This image, below, is of a wall relief painting inside the tomb of Queen Nefertari. In this image, she is playing Senet.  Senet was known to ancient Egyptians as the “game of passing.” By the time Queen Nefertari came around, the game had been played in Egypt for well over a thousand years.

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Scenes from #Ferguson as Viewed Through Twitter

From time-to-time, this page will be updated with the latest scenes from Ferguson, Missouri — the site of unrest after the shooting of an unarmed Michael K. Brown Jr., a day before he was to start at his new school. Lest we not forget — here’s a collection of Tweets from people who are in Ferguson and throughout the world, acting as witnesses to what’s going on in that beleaguered town.

Curated Tweets About #Ferguson

 

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NSA HQ in Ft. Mead Maryland, with musical embellishment

Top 10 Songs the #NSA Listens to When They’re Spying on U.S. Citizens

NSA Headquarters in Maryland. An unidentified NSA insider says: “Spying can be so boring! I find music helps me be a better spy.”

Are you incredibly jaded by the steady erosion of the right to privacy? No longer reeling from the bombshell news that NSA has been vigorously mining data from the biggest tech firms in the United States — including Apple, Facebook, Microsoft — in order to spy on its citizens?

Have you ever stopped to think how labor-intensive all of this spying is on the nation’s top spymasters?

The Definitive NSA Songs for Spying Playlist

Anyone who has ever caught an episode of “Homeland” knows that spying can be tedious business. Even though most spying of this type is handled by computers and algorithms both, mass and targeted surveillance still needs that human touch.

I have it on good authority that the nation’s top spymasters wile away the time by listening to these 10 songs. 

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