Topic: Did we used to have a long reads section?

Food for thought.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/ … super-rich

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Ha ha, thick bastards!

"Most said they’ll fire up their planes and take their families to Western ranches or homes in other countries.” One of the guests was skeptical, Dugger said. “He leaned forward and asked, ‘Are you taking your pilot’s family, too? And what about the maintenance guys? If revolutionaries are kicking in doors, how many of the people in your life will you have to take with you?’ The questioning continued. In the end, most agreed they couldn’t run.”

Nembutal numbs it all
But I prefer… alcohol!

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http://motherboard.vice.com/read/big-da … epage-lede

Oof Marone!

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Thanks for that - great article.

Essential reading on why a mass manipulation consultancy is very pleased with itself after its role in the Brexit and Trump campaigns. 

It mainly picks apart and explains this 10-min presentation on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8Dd5aVXLCc

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Surely the mass manipulation is the Guardian et al trying to link Brexit with Trump. They are two different subjects.  The recent idea that it's Trump supporting Britains voting for Brexit is farcical.  Sorry to start up all that shit again, but there you go.

It's politics by inuendo.

Leeds United:  Boiling Barnsley's piss since 2018.

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space wrote:

Surely the mass manipulation is the Guardian et al trying to link Brexit with Trump. They are two different subjects.

Nowt to do with Gruaniad on this occasion.  This was just about the article on Cambridge Analytics (worked on both campaigns) - fascinating insight into the way micro-segments of the electorate are being targeted in ways they will find most persuasive.  It's a massive story but I bet it doesn't get much airtime....

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http://www.gq.com/story/the-last-true-hermit

Prompted by reading a review of a forthcoming book based on interviews with him.

Last edited by Cuts (Tue 21 Feb 2017 1:47 am)

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In five parts (up to four, so far), story in the Chicago Sun Times.

Amid violence, a hope basketball leads to better things
by Rick Telander
Life for Orr's kids is part-Kafkaesque absurdity, part, ‘‘The Hurt Locker’’ foreboding. So basketball is a protector.

http://chicago.suntimes.com/feature/tel … -u-s-city/

2+1

Water polo and meeting deadlines.

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Same story seems to play out over and over again in inner cities. I have no idea how you break that cycle.

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fulmine wrote:

In five parts (up to four, so far), story in the Chicago Sun Times.

Amid violence, a hope basketball leads to better things
by Rick Telander
Life for Orr's kids is part-Kafkaesque absurdity, part, ‘‘The Hurt Locker’’ foreboding. So basketball is a protector.

http://chicago.suntimes.com/feature/tel … -u-s-city/


thought you'd been kidnapped by the Roma Ultras!

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CBIT wrote:
fulmine wrote:

In five parts (up to four, so far), story in the Chicago Sun Times.

Amid violence, a hope basketball leads to better things
by Rick Telander
Life for Orr's kids is part-Kafkaesque absurdity, part, ‘‘The Hurt Locker’’ foreboding. So basketball is a protector.

http://chicago.suntimes.com/feature/tel … -u-s-city/


thought you'd been kidnapped by the Roma Ultras!

Yeah I know, sorry! Got a thousand posts to read through now...

2+1

Water polo and meeting deadlines.

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Rate them all in order.

Call me up in dreamland. Radio to me man.

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Harvest wrote:

Rate them all in order.

The ones about Michael Head I've just sort of put in a separate pile. Which leaves me with about 30-odd, I reckon.

2+1

Water polo and meeting deadlines.

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Cuts wrote:

http://www.gq.com/story/the-last-true-hermit

Prompted by reading a review of a forthcoming book based on interviews with him.

I remember reading that when it came out. Some of it seems very appealing.

Call me up in dreamland. Radio to me man.

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http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2005/ … -city-of-z

Just read the book again excellent stuff. Film out soon

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http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/20 … -isis.html

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http://nymag.com/thejob/2017/04/the-emt … tter_nymag

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Moving story that Cuts

Makes you sick though to hear people have to do this sort of thing almost as a vocation rather than it be properly funded and and appropriately recognised. 

Mind you,  those hedge fund workers are worth their millions so f*ck those saving lives on a daily basis

You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit.

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Not so much a long read but a number of short reads.

http://ramjfkclub.com/

From the people who brought you Ruth and Martins album club, but about JFK.

"I'm not very good at being a hedonist... ...must try harder"

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I follow them, some great reads on there.

Call me up in dreamland. Radio to me man.

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Martin's a red and contributes to a podcast that I subscribe to. He's very dry.

Though he hasn't been on for a while.

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https://www.wired.com/story/russian-hac … D=38188878

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http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/p … 7/?preview

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The boys in the picture.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/20 … CMP=twt_gu

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Misura wrote:

The boys in the picture.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/20 … CMP=twt_gu

Lovely story that Mis

One of my best mates committed suicide 8 years ago and it knocked me massively

He's buried in Chinley up in the High Peak and I did a trip up to see his grave on the 8th anniversary of his burial - I found out that his sister also died last year and his buried in the same grave

His parents have now lost 2 of their 3 children

I cried.  I cried a lot in fact.  Glad i went up though

You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit.

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