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Hahaha. I did that post on modern humans as a geological force, then finished re-reading 1491, which argues the Americas were largely shaped by the Indians, from fire-managed park-like forest and prairie to Amazonian orchards. Stone Age humans can alter the environment, never mind us.

what ails Europe? Welfare? Deficits? Gold-like money? Yeah, that one.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/27/opinion/krugman-what-ails-europe.html

Canadian Conservative election fraud unearthed
http://rfmcdpei.livejournal.com/2979068.html

map of big freight railroads
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Class_I_railroad

Republican double standard: test state workers, but not legislators -- that'd be unconstitutional!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/27/drug-testing-florida-state-workers-lawmakers_n_1300331.html

rich people morality
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-27/wealthier-people-more-likely-than-poorer-to-lie-or-cheat-researchers-find.html

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/Teller-Reveals-His-Secrets.html

your brain on politics
liberals have more active anterior cingulate cortex, control and
decision making and error correction, favor data and proof, processing
conflicting information
conservatives have more active right amygdala, emotional activation and
suppression, threat identificaton and response
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/intersection/2011/09/07/your-brain-on-politics-the-cognitive-neuroscience-of-liberals-and-conservatives/

US bus revival
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16881957

ISS Earth footage, pretty impressive
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FG0fTKAqZ5g

If you haven't read Use of Weapons, don't click.
If you HAVE read Use of Weapons, think twice about clicking. It's a... picture.
http://www.staberinde.com/

Big Bird vs. Osiris
http://scott-lynch.livejournal.com/269876.html

more Keynesian evidence
http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/28/inventing-a-conundrum/
GOP budget busting
http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/28/four-fiscal-phonies/
http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/29/four-phonies-update/

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