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BBC - Today Sometime in mid-July 1518, in the city of Strasbourg, a woman stepped into the street and started to dance. She was still dancing several days later. Within a week about 100 people had been consumed by the same irresistible urge to dance. The authorities were convinced that the afflicted would only recover if they danced day and night. So guildhalls were set aside for them to dance in, musicians were hired to play pipes and drums to keep them moving, and professional dancers were paid to keep them on their feet. very nearly almost StolenSpace Gallery presents ‘Rise and Fall’ a satirical solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Meggs. Following his residency and sold-out show at Inner State Gallery in Detroit last September, where he painted his largest mural to date at over 6,000 square feet, Meggs continues his perpetual fascination with dualism, urban decay, and finding beauty in tragedy. ‘Rise and Fall’ toys with current fractures in the social fabric of urban society, such as imploding over-indulgence, fallen idols, and the detriments of pop culture. “Through all of the manufacturing and consumerism, we have moved away from more genuine, simple ideals such as community… and perhaps things that are better for us,” Meggs explains.

Mediapart: Sarkozy and Woerth accused of having received illegal donations » Article » OWNI, Digital Journalism Translation of the article of news site Mediapart, accusing Sarkozy and Woerth of having received illegal funding. Because Mediapart wanted this story as much broadcasted as possible. Because they made this content free. Because it did not exist in English. Because it is important for it to be under CC.

Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1% It’s no use pretending that what has obviously happened has not in fact happened. The upper 1 percent of Americans are now taking in nearly a quarter of the nation’s income every year. In terms of wealth rather than income, the top 1 percent control 40 percent. Their lot in life has improved considerably. Twenty-five years ago, the corresponding figures were 12 percent and 33 percent.

Sci-Fi News Generator - 24-Hour Mirror-Universe News from Around the Galaxy The scene, yesterday Qrexxia's economy grew at its slowest pace in 18 months at the start of 3914, but did a touch better than expected and showed some improvement on Med, suggesting Qron will not rush to follow up recent steps to support activity. The economy grew 7.4 percent in the January-Med quarter from a year earlier, the planetary Suwoub of Hapyhyizons said on Wednesday. It was Qrexxia's slowest annual growth since the third quarter of 3912, when the galaxy's second-largest economy also grew 7.4 percent. "The slowdown of Qrexxia's economy is a reflection of a transformation of the economic mode," said Pimuusewad Mufetiuk, of the planetary Suwoub of Hapyhyizons.

6 Whopping Government Misstatements About NSA Spying Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) and chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is among many government officials uttering misstatements in the wake of the Edward Snowden NSA leaks. Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP Whistleblower Edward Snowden’s leaks about NSA spying have set off a fierce global debate about security and privacy in the internet age. The revelations of the United States performing mass surveillance on an international scale have also unleashed an avalanche of government misstatements aimed at defending, or even denying, the NSA’s dragnet surveillance. 4 steps to curing Hashimoto’s disease (NaturalHealth365) Common symptoms of Hashimoto’s disease plus nearly 100 other autoimmune conditions include fatigue, low-grade fever, inability to stay mentally focused, and (usually) an ‘unexplainable’ feeling of chronic sickness or pain. Sadly, conventional medicine would have you believe there is ‘no cure’. But, in reality, you CAN prevent, treat and reverse autoimmune disease naturally.

WikiLeaks Founder Says "Evidence of War Crimes" in Afghan War Logs, White House Downplays Leak, Claiming "No Broad New Revelations" This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: The disclosure of a massive trove of classified military records documenting the Afghan war has ignited a firestorm and increased pressure on the White House to defend its military strategy. In the biggest leak in US history, more than 90,000 internal records of US military actions in Afghanistan over the past six years was published by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks on Sunday. The documents provide a devastating portrait of the war in Afghanistan, revealing how coalition forces have killed hundreds of civilians in unreported incidents, how a secret black ops special forces unit hunts down targets for assassination or detention without trial, how Taliban attacks have soared, and how Pakistan is fueling the insurgency.

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