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bobbycaputo:

Soldier’s Geotagged Instagram Selfies Lands Russia and Putin in Hot Water

While Russia continues to claim it has no involvement in the civil conflict in Ukraine, the selfie-strewn Instagram profile of Russian soldier Sanya Sotkin may tell a slightly different story. A story which is landing Russian President, Vladimir Putin in even more hot water than he’s already in.

With the unwanted help of the ‘Photomap’ feature in Instagram, the 24-year-old’s Instagram profile shows a number of self-portraits that are geotagged inside the borders of Ukraine. More particularly, inside rebel-controlled territory, some of it dangerously close to the location of where Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was tragically shot down, killing all 298 people on board.

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Mr. Putin, tear down this firewall!

(via wilwheaton)

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fuckyeahcycling:

Tour de France 2014

Jens Voigt, ready for his last ever Tour de France stage.

Love that he went off the front on his “Honor Break-away” as they entered Paris. Fitting end to a stellar career that had him dealing with the egos of Lance and Alberto.

(via cyclist-in-the-fog)

Later and later the sun comes up.

Later and later the sun comes up.

breadwinnercycles:

Today I got some bad news. Tom Teesdale died of a heart attack while riding his bike on Ragbrai in Iowa. Tom has quietly built thousands of bikes for hundreds of different bike companies. He built early Gary Fishers, the Kona Hot and his own custom frames through the hay day of mountain bikes. Tom’s shop was 4 doors down from my first girlfriend’s house in West Branch, Iowa and I spent a lot of time watching him work as a bike racing teenager. My first custom frame was built by Tom in 1995 and I raced for years on that frame. I will be thinking of Tom, his family and his contributions to the bike world today. Peace.

breadwinnercycles:

Today I got some bad news. Tom Teesdale died of a heart attack while riding his bike on Ragbrai in Iowa. Tom has quietly built thousands of bikes for hundreds of different bike companies. He built early Gary Fishers, the Kona Hot and his own custom frames through the hay day of mountain bikes. Tom’s shop was 4 doors down from my first girlfriend’s house in West Branch, Iowa and I spent a lot of time watching him work as a bike racing teenager. My first custom frame was built by Tom in 1995 and I raced for years on that frame. I will be thinking of Tom, his family and his contributions to the bike world today. Peace.

nprfreshair:

Arthur Allen's book, The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl, tells the story of two scientists—one Christian and one Jewish—who battled typhus and sabotaged the Nazis during WWII. 
Transmitted by body lice, typhus killed untold numbers of soldiers and civilians during the war. Today’s interview explores the labor-intensive process of making the vaccine and the way the lab sabotaged the Nazis by weakening their vaccines and sneaking doses into Jewish ghettos. 
Allen explains how the Nazis used lice imagery after they invaded Poland: 

"The Nazis … always described the Jews as "vermin" and sometimes used the word "lice." …And this was an ideology that was belittling and obviously also associating Jews with sort of filth and contamination, parasitism — all of these things that you metaphorically can link lice to.
[The Nazis] made it very concrete after they took over the first Polish cities, that there were signs that went up all over Warsaw, for example … that would have a picture of a bearded Jew with a louse that said, “Lice, Jews, typhus,” to make that association in the minds [of] Poles — the idea of keeping them from protecting Jews, [of] seeing Jews as part of this invasive, parasitic, dangerous force that they had to avoid and exterminate.”


German anti-Jewish propaganda: “Jews, lice, typhus.” Poster printed in Warsaw in 1941 and distributed throughout the GG. Courtesy of ŻIH.

nprfreshair:

Arthur Allen's book, The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl, tells the story of two scientists—one Christian and one Jewish—who battled typhus and sabotaged the Nazis during WWII. 

Transmitted by body lice, typhus killed untold numbers of soldiers and civilians during the war. Today’s interview explores the labor-intensive process of making the vaccine and the way the lab sabotaged the Nazis by weakening their vaccines and sneaking doses into Jewish ghettos. 

Allen explains how the Nazis used lice imagery after they invaded Poland: 

"The Nazis … always described the Jews as "vermin" and sometimes used the word "lice." …And this was an ideology that was belittling and obviously also associating Jews with sort of filth and contamination, parasitism — all of these things that you metaphorically can link lice to.

[The Nazis] made it very concrete after they took over the first Polish cities, that there were signs that went up all over Warsaw, for example … that would have a picture of a bearded Jew with a louse that said, “Lice, Jews, typhus,” to make that association in the minds [of] Poles — the idea of keeping them from protecting Jews, [of] seeing Jews as part of this invasive, parasitic, dangerous force that they had to avoid and exterminate.”

German anti-Jewish propaganda: “Jews, lice, typhus.” Poster printed in Warsaw in 1941 and distributed throughout the GG. Courtesy of ŻIH.