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The Daily Word: 7.15.11- Somalian drought, Indonesian volcano, brain's misinformation storage and FBI investigations

Also, maybe fluoride makes us dumb.

Volcano erupts in Indonesia, evacuating thousands.

Kenya opens new refugee camp to deal with influx of Somalis facing starvation.

Misinformation may be un-erasable from our brains.

A DuPont herbicide suspected of killing trees.

A conspiracy theory about fluoride.

FBI investigates claim that journalists tried to hack phones after 9/11.

The United States has a lot of debt, dudes.

This short film about robots rioting in Brixton is cool.

Some idiot sends an email to The Oatmeal and he grades it.

Regretsy helps you know what is NOT steampunk.

Spotify hits the US and may reconfigure the music world.

What the heck is Spotify?

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The Daily Word 4.1.11: Pagan New Year Edition

Hurrah for the bra clapper.

Go on down to Ho Burger.

Trinity site open Saturday.

Obama robber nabbed in Austria.

Cops bust meth lab near school (That's where they always bust them.)

Eight U.N. workers killed in Afghanistan by mob angry about Qur'an burning.

Happy birthday Rachel Maddow.

Go Daddy founder in hot water with P.E.T.A. for shooting elephant.

Billy Joel decides not to write memoir.

Oil goes over $100 a barrel.

V.19 No.49 | 12/9/2010
Michael Spies
Ray Acheson

Talking Points

We Got the Neutron Bomb

A chat with a WMD disarmament specialist

By Marisa Demarco

Michael Spies never anticipated going to work for the United Nations. "It always seemed to be something of an unobtainable aspiration for someone who doesn't have the pedigree," he says. He didn't attend a university in the Northeast, and he doesn't have any political connections. Instead, Spies got his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of New Mexico.

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