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  • Some critical scholars press hard on a particular   line of argument, and then shift away from it in order to avoid treating the   argument itself as a kind of fetish or talisman.

  •  this unburned methane is much, much more efficient at trapping heat than carbon dioxide
  •  here’s the unhappy fact about methane: Though it produces only half as much carbon as coal when you burn it, if you don’t—if it escapes into the air before it can be captured in a pipeline, or anywhere else along its route to a power plant or your stove—then it traps heat in the atmosphere much more efficiently than CO2
  •  US methane emissions had spiked 30 percent since 2002
Apr 24, 16

"former Afghanistan commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal said, “They are hated on a visceral level, even by people who’ve never seen one or seen the effects of one.” McChrystal pointed out that drone strikes are great recruiters, not for the U.S. military, but for the Taliban, al Qaeda, and ISIS"

  • former Afghanistan commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal said, “They are hated on a visceral level, even by people who’ve never seen one or seen the effects of one.” McChrystal pointed out that drone strikes are great recruiters, not for the U.S. military, but for the Taliban, al Qaeda, and ISIS

  • Before the 1959 Cuban revolution, the handful of people who controlled four-fifths of the land
  • export-oriented plantations, mostly growing sugar
  • end of Soviet support and an ongoing U.S. trade embargo plunged Cuba into a food crisis

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Apr 10, 16

"على ذمة التحقيق في تهم الانتماء لجماعة أُسست على خلاف القانون الغرض منها تعطيل أحكام القانون والدستور ومنع مؤسسات الدولة من ممارسة عملها، والترويج لأغراض الجماعة، على خلفية إعداد فيلم وثائقي عن الحركة الطلابية في مصر"

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