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June 21, 2013 Happy Summer Solstice!
Summer Solstice  Summer solstice 2013 Northern Hemisphere’s longest day, highest sun of the year  (Washington Post)
Summer solstice midnight sun at Eagle Summit, Alaska (21-22 June 2010) - YouTube
Arctic Midnight Sun - YouTube  |  Map of the Arctic - Facts about the Arctic and the Arctic Circle - World Atlas
夏至:夏の始まり  Summer Solstice   Letter 70レター 70  Summer Begins in North Hemisphere


2293 130621  DNR warns against giant hogweed plant  -  A dangerous plant could cause severe skin irritation and even blindness  (UPI, Yahoo)
Giant HogWeed in New Brunswick Causes Blindness - YouTube
Heracleum mantegazzianum - Wikipedia
Terrestrial Invasive Species -Giant hogweed Minnesota DNR

2292 130621  What Does Human Brain Mapping Actually Tell Us  (Forbes, Google)
BigBrain.Loris.ca
Ultra high Resolution 3D Human Brain Model (BigBrain) in Atelier3D Viewer - YouTube

2291 130621  Official: Food Network will not renew Paula Deen's contract - CNN.com  |  Paula Deen Fired Food Network Cancels Show After Racism Scandal
Paula Deen Food Network
Paula Deen - Wikipedia

2290 130621  Clinton Woman president would send 'historic signal' - "Let me say hypothetically," Clinton says when asked whether the next president will be a woman, "I really do hope that we have a woman president in my lifetime, whether it's the next time or next time after that."  (USA Today)
Hillary Clinton Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - Biography.com
First Ladies of the United States

2289 130621  June 23, 2013  Daredevil: ‘I’ve trained hard’ for Grand Canyon walk -
Tightrope-walking daredevil Nik Wallenda is looking forward to his most death-defying stunt yet: crossing the Grand Canyon with no harness or safeguards in place. (video on TODAY, MSN)
Never Give Up!  Nik Wallenda Home Page
Nik Wallenda - Wikipedia

2288 130621  AOL On - Study Reveals Alarming Number of Surgeries Are Unnecessary

2287 130621  Miles Ambridge Class Photo Retaken After Original Picture Elicits Anger And Controversy  (Huffington Post, AOL)
Also see 2220 130618  Second grader in wheelchair set apart from classmates in school photo Shine On - Shine from Yahoo! Canada

2286 130621  AOL On - Dolphin Stampede Captured on Video

2285 130621  Seven generations of Corvettes - chicagotribune.com
our Sports Car page

2284 130621  Must-try dishes at Chicago restaurants - Chicago Tribune
our 'Eat' page

2283 130621  Why the rom com is almost extinct  Washington Post

2282 130621  Spying  Top Official Admits F-35 Stealth Fighter Secrets Stolen  (Breaking Defense, AOL)
Guardian Leaked documents expose massive UK spying operation involving 200 fiber optic cables - The Washington Post
Also see 2227 130618  NSA Leaks NSA chief agency programs prevented over 50 potential terrorist acts - chicagotribune.com
Also see 2207 130617  NSA leaks  Snowden leaks reveal Britain spied on G20 members - UK - FRANCE 24  |  G-8 meeting will test NSA leaks' effect on U.S. influence - latimes.com  |  Poll Americans say Snowden should be prosecuted for NSA leaks, but views are complicated  (USA Today)
Also see 2179 130615  NSA-proof encryption exists. Why doesn’t anyone use it  (Washington Post)  |  Hong Kong rally backs Snowden, denounces allegations of U.S. spying - Chicago Tribune
Also see 2162 130614  Edward Snowden shows evolution of smuggling secrets - LA Times  |  Five myths about privacy - The Washington Post
Also see 2147 130613  Edward Snowden and the Underground High-Tech Economy  (Mashable)
STEM fields (STEM education) - Wikipedia
Also see 2146 130613  NSA surveillance defeats democracy - Chicago Tribune  |  NSA hacks China, leaker Snowden claims - CNN  |  Sen. Bill Nelson Edward Snowden failed to expose government abuse with treasonous acts - NY Daily News  |  France's Le Pen demands political asylum for Snowden - FRANCE 24  |  Snowden likely overstepped access at NSA experts - FRANCE 24  |  NSA surveillance program is one of many Big Brothers watching - LA Times  |  Top 10 commentaries on the NSA leaks and whistleblower Edward Snowden - Lindsey Bever guardian.co.uk  |  N.S.A. Scandal God Save Us From the Lawyers The New Yorker
Whistleblower - Wikipedia
Also see 2127 130612  Know Where to Run to The 5 Best Countries With No Extradition  (Daily Finance, AOL)
Also see 2115 130611-0612  NSA chief says surveillance has stopped “dozens” of potential terrorist attacks Fox News
Russia ready to consider asylum for NSA whistleblower Snowden — RT News  |  Russia may deem civil servants’ use of Gmail, Facebook ‘high treason’ — RT Russian politics
Survey Most Americans Are OK With NSA Phone Surveillance  (Mashable)
Also see 2098 130610-0611  NSA Prism programme William Hague makes statement on GCHQ - video Politics guardian.co.uk  |  GCHQ not 'trawling' people's emails, William Hague tells MPs - Telegraph
The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) - Wikipedia
Brussels failed to act against US surveillance of EU citizens Europe DW.DE 11.06.2013
European Union (EU) - Wikipedia
Also see 2093 130610  Merkel, other European leaders raise concerns on U.S. surveillance - The Washington Post
US data surveillance worries German expert Sci-Tech DW.DE 09.06.2013

Also see 2080 130609  Edward Snowden the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations World news guardian.co.uk  |  Edward Snowden, The N.S.A. Leaker, Comes Forward The New Yorker  |  NSA contractor 'I know I have done nothing wrong'  (USA Today)
The National Security Agency - NSA-CSS
National Security Agency - Wikipedia
Also see 2054 130608  George W Obama viral picture shows president getting attacks from the left  (MSN)  |  The Huffington Post's Brutal Front Page 'GEORGE W. OBAMA' - SFGate

2281 130621  As Beijing air pollution worsens, some American expats clear out - latimes.com 
Beijing air pollution reaches dangerous levels - Beijing - Global Times Community - Global Times
Japan offers pollution help amid strained ties - Frontpage - CHINA - Global Times
Particulates
Atmospheric particulate matter - also known as particulates or particulate matter (PM)  -  Wikipedia
Particle Pollution:  (PM10) and (PM2.5)  - AirNow

2280 130621  Crash Into Me Underwater Wave Photos Turn a Fluke Into Eye Candy Raw File Wired.com

2279 130621
  North Korea II  Democratic People's Republic of Korea 
North Korea U.N. envoy urges end to economic sanctions Reuters
North Korea repeats offer for nuclear talks Reuters
South Korea calls for North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons South China Morning Post
Want a comfortable temperature on the Korean Thermostat - Time to talk! — RT Op-Edge
North Korea loses popularity among Russians amid ongoing crisis — RT Russian politics

BBC News - North Korea country profile - Overview  |  BBC News - North Korea profile - Timeline
North Korea - Wikipedia  |  Outline of North Korea - Wikipedia

2278 130621  North Korea I  Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Mass Games of Arirang (North Korean mass performances) 1-2 - YouTube  |  Mass Games of Arirang (North Korean mass performances) 2-2 - YouTube
Arirang Festival - Wikipedia  |  Arirang - Wikipedia
Life Inside North Korea Revealed by College Student Watch the video - Yahoo! Screen
North Korea - Wikipedia  |  Outline of North Korea - Wikipedia

2277 130621  Extraordinary Origami - a gallery on Flickr
15 Spectacular Buildings Where Origami Meets Architecture  (Freshome)

2276 130621  Dunkin' Donuts jumps on gluten-free trend (+video)  (CS Monitor, Yahoo)
Gluten-free diet - Wikipedia
Coeliac disease (Celiac disease) - Wikipedia
Celiac Disease Becoming More Common - NYTimes.com

2275 130621  The most dangerous cities in America, 2013 - Yahoo! Homes

2274 130621  A New Model for Urban Scaling Wired Science  (WIRED, Google)

2273 130621  How Circadian Rhythms Give Vegetables A Healthy Boost WKMS  (Murray State's NPR, Google)
Circadian rhythm - Wikipedia

2272 130621  WHO Finds Violence Against Women Is 'Shockingly' Common WKMS  (Murray State's NPR, Google)

2271 130621  June 21, 2013  Summer Solstice  Summer solstice 2013 Northern Hemisphere’s longest day, highest sun of the year  (Washington Post)
Summer solstice midnight sun at Eagle Summit, Alaska (21-22 June 2010) - YouTube
Arctic Midnight Sun - YouTube  |  Map of the Arctic - Facts about the Arctic and the Arctic Circle - World Atlas
夏至:夏の始まり  Summer Solstice   Letter 70レター 70  Summer Begins in North Hemisphere

2270 130621  June 21, 2013  2013 World's Ugliest Dog® Contest Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds & Event Center,
Petaluma, California,
The Official 2012 World's Ugliest Dog ® Contest video - YouTube
World's Ugliest Dog Contest 2011 Petaluma - YouTube
World's Ugliest Dog Contest - Wikipedia
our California State page

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