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Daily Links - January 21, 2012


Normally I don’t post the Daily Links on the weekend. But today I am. TAKE THAT SOCIETAL CONVENTIONS!!! Today is January 21st. On this date in 1950, George Orwell died of a hemorrhaged lung while in a hospital in London. Ever wonder if he were alive today if he’d release 1984 with a new title? 2008, perhaps? In any case, consider this an Open Thread.

We must stop this corporate takeover of American democracy | Sen. Bernie Sanders
“Blah blah blah. Bleh blah Kochs. Koch blah Citizen’s United blee. Buh buh bread pudding kablooey. Fist shake!”

Mexican Murder Training Camps Are Very Real and Very Scary | Atlantic Wire
“As the Houston Chronicle reported back in April, Mexican officials found very little evidence of guns lots of proof that sledgehammers were used in the killing of the 200 dead people dug up from deep pits in San Fernando.”

Video: Tony Katz refs fight between Fred Thompson & John Sununu | TIRNation.com

Video: Violinist turns ill-timed cellphone call into some fun | CBS News
Heh.

Today’s Word of the Day comes from Dictionary.com,
remora (REM-er-uh): noun 1. An obstacle, hindrance, or obstruction. 2. Any of several fishes of the family Echeneididae, having on the top of the head a sucking disk by which they can attach themselves to sharks, turtles, ships, and other moving objects.