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Russian ambassador blames Poland for World War II

Before you criticize the Russians for saying the Polish for caused the 1939 invasion of Poland, remember that in 2003, you were probably among the 79% of United States citizens who believed Iraq caused the United States to invade Iraq.

Before you criticize the Russians for saying the Polish for caused the 1939 invasion of Poland, remember that in 2003, you were probably among the 79% of United States citizens who believed Iraq caused the United States to invade Iraq.

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Guides for living in the wild

Coleman tent

Links and videos I thought were useful before my new life in the wild.

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The politico-legal-economic system is evil, but I can help fix it

Fight the power. Hunter Hogan at HunterThinks.com

The system is sick and causes evil things to happen, and I can be part of the solution to fix our problems.

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Punctuation using e.g. (or i.e.) and lists of examples

Mark Twain

The best answer is probably to not use the Latin words at all.

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Idiom that means trying to save something that is beyond saving

Straw

“Grasping at straws” is probably the best I can think of but I offer nine alternatives.

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“To be, or not to be”: he speaks of three paths, not two

To sleep, perchance to dream

The less obvious dilemma that Hamlet ponders is that death is an undiscovered Country: he might be freed of his current problems but run into the arms of a greater beast.

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Why are religious texts (“The” Bible, “The” Torah, “The” Qu’ran) preceded by “The”?

Convention and reducing ambiguity likely contributed to the use of the definitive article.

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Failure to do something out of fear

Multiple suggestions for a description of inaction from fear.

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Discussing blood alcohol levels in English

How most people in the US would describe blood alcohol levels when writing.

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You thought I was crazy: your privacy is gone

In the following TED talk, Jennifer Golbeck outlines how your privacy is already gone. She tells the story about how the company, Target, knew a 15-year-old girl was pregnant two weeks before she told her parents she was pregnant. Private traits and attributes are predictable from digital records of human behavior Ms. Golbeck mentions a . . .

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