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Views on Trained Cats
government attempts literal cat herding
cia  usa  cats  wtf  foia 
7 weeks ago by ignatz
Bill Of The Month | Kaiser Health News
regular feature: godawful medical billing situation of the month
healthcare  commerce  villainy  failure  usa 
11 weeks ago by ignatz
Russian Tea |
What we’ve got here is a drink mix with instant tea, spices, and powdered orange drink. If you search for “Russian tea” and “Tang,” you’ll get a number of iterations, some of which use instant lemonade in the mix, too.
tea  usa  wtf 
12 weeks ago by ignatz
668: The Long Fuse
the weird history of 'chinese restaurant syndrome' and the great msg panic
diet  health  usa  racism  msg 
july 2019 by ignatz
The Strange Case of Dr. Ho Man Kwok | Colgate Magazine
the man who created msg panic as a joke, or did he?
food  health  wtf  usa  racism  diet 
july 2019 by ignatz
National Project
today I learned that the women's christian temperance union still exists
alcohol  religion  usa  history 
april 2019 by ignatz
Project Offices - Wikipedia
AT&T's not at all spooky hardened secret buildings
telco  usa  spook 
april 2019 by ignatz
Public History | Lapham’s Quarterly
History museums and historical societies in the United States.
mapping  gis  geography  usa  history  museums  archives 
november 2018 by ignatz
Outsourced To China
Confucius Institutes and Soft Power in American Higher Education
china  politics  education  usa  universities  propaganda 
march 2018 by ignatz
‘Some Observations on the NFL and Negro Players’
documenting one sports official's visionary analysis of the NFL's future with black players
usa  race  sports  nfl  football  60s  1960s 
february 2018 by ignatz
Jamaica ginger - Wikipedia
Jamaica ginger extract, known in the United States by the slang name "Jake," was a late 19th-century patent medicine that provided a convenient way to bypass Prohibition laws, since it contained between 70% and 80% ethanol by weight.
drugs  prohibition  usa 
december 2017 by ignatz
California’s Little-Known Genocide - History in the Headlines
In 1850, around 400 Pomo people, including women and children, were slaughtered by the U.S. Cavalry and local volunteers at Clear Lake north of San Francisco.
history  california  usa  villainy  genocide 
november 2017 by ignatz
data/dotgov-domains at gh-pages · GSA/data
You can view or download a complete list of .gov domains. This list includes the federal government's executive, legislative, and judicial branches -- as well as states, territories, cities, counties, and native tribes.
government  usa  dns  nerd  internet 
november 2017 by ignatz
Peter Thiel Funds ‘Unethical,’ Offshore Herpes Vaccine Trial
pesky regulations swept aside by plucky billionaire in order to test vaccines on hapless foreigners
politics  usa  medicine  bioethics  drugs 
august 2017 by ignatz
Defend J20 Resistance
People who demonstrated on inauguration day are facing ridiculous felony charges
oppression  j20  usa  politics 
august 2017 by ignatz
General Grant's Infamy
The time US Grant tried to expel the Jews
jews  pogrom  civilwar  usa 
may 2017 by ignatz
Dwayne Johnson for President! | GQ
Dwayne Johnson, star of Baywatch, has so much charisma and ambition, some people say he could be president. GQ's Caity Weaver finds out: is the Rock meant for higher office?
politics  usa 
may 2017 by ignatz
Going It Alone | Outside Online
What happens when an African American woman decides to solo-hike the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine during a summer of bitter political upheaval? Everything you can imagine, from scary moments of racism to new friendships to soaring epiphanies about the timeless value of America’s most storied trekking route.
friends  outdoors  race  usa  appalachiantrail 
april 2017 by ignatz
Ostrich plan
First order of business on assuming office: Fire 33% of the legislature [names selected at random] and replace them with full-grown adult ostriches, whose mysterious and awesome dignity will elevate t...
ostriches  politics  usa 
april 2017 by ignatz
Colleges need a language shift, but not the one you think (essay)
By substituting diversity and inclusion rhetoric for transformative efforts to promote equity and justice, colleges have avoided recognizable institutional change, contends Dafina-Lazarus Stewart.
race  usa  diversity  language 
april 2017 by ignatz
LLNL Atmospheric Nuclear Tests - YouTube
The U.S. conducted 210 atmospheric nuclear tests between 1945 and 1962, with multiple cameras capturing each event at around 2,400 frames per second. These a...
nuclearweapons  history  weapons  war  usa  nuclear  youtube  video 
march 2017 by ignatz
So I Got Tea on Rachel Dolezal from a Former Colleague of Hers | Awesomely Luvvie
Award-winning humor blog covering all things pop culture from TV and movies to travel, race and life's random adventures. Where comedy comes to LIVE!
dolezal  nightmareworld  usa 
march 2017 by ignatz
On the Milo Bus With the Lost Boys of America’s New Right
What happens when a movement of gamers recognizes they’re not players, but pawns?
politics  usa 
february 2017 by ignatz
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