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Bookmarks for 2011-10-06

  • polis: Night and Day
    "The city of Paris has a deputy mayor of the night. It is hard to think of a bureaucratic job title with more global cool cachet, even if large parts of the job involve overseeing sanitation, street repairs and other decidedly unromantic and underappreciated nighttime activities which make cities functional places to exist."
    (tags:pol cities )
  • Iranians Bristle as Banking Scandal Widens – IPS
    "A banking scandal, identified by Iranian authorities as the "largest embezzlement in the country's banking history", has further shaken confidence in the government whose legitimacy was already under question after the contested results of the 2009 presidential election."
    (tags:money pol crime )
  • Decline Watch: Malnourished muppet to appear on Sesame Street | FP Passport
    "A new poverty-stricken Muppet will highlight the issue of hunger struggles on an episode of "Sesame Street", the show said in a statement on Tuesday. Pink-faced Muppet Lily, whose family deals with food insecurity, will join Big Bird, Elmo and other favorites on a one-hour prime-time special featuring country star Brad Paisley and his wife Kimberly Williams Paisley called "Growing Hope Against Hunger," to air Oct 9."
    (tags:media pol dooooom )
  • Did a comet hit cause an explosion on the sun?

    (tags:space )

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