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NPR: Richard Rothstein

Historian Says Don’t ‘Sanitize’ How Our Government Created Ghettos. Unreal piece. Everyone really has to check this out, ASAP. My jaw literally dropped many times listening through this interview. It’s a very spooky, and rather well-hidden part of our society, despite the effects of it all being very much in plain sight. Please listen, then share.

NPR: Kind, Tribal Strangers

Why We Can Depend On The Kindness Of Strangers. Neat article. Makes sense, too. Basically, when you try to form a tribe, after you marry someone, you have to negotiate who you live with, and over time it won’t be all family from one of two sides. Point being: don’t fight your programming; be nice!

Toni Morrison: 2015-04

from Fresh Air. Such a great interview. I could listen to her talk for hours.

Quick way to clear some space for yourself on the train: start rubbing Vapor Rub on your chest. #whut #ugh #seriously #pleaseNo

Yay! No Comcast + Time Warner

from NPR. Lordy, this is great news. I really haven’t even wanted to imagine what life would have been like if this passed. Competition good, no choices bad.

Marvel’s CNN

Dear Marvel: you’re getting closer and closer to worldwide media domination. Your next step, should you choose to accept it: your own 24 hour news network.

What news anchor could top Beast, hanging from the ceiling? Who else could better read the minds of the world than Professor X? Tony Stark could have his own segments, weaving real current science and technology with aspirational advancements from his secret, private labs.

I’m even not opposed to having real news spun in with whatever else might be happening in your alternate timelines. Tell us about the struggles of mutants, and tie that in with the real struggle of minorities in our world. Even straight fiction could be more real than a certain percentage of what we get now anyway.

I know, it’ll take some time and effort to put it all together. Think about it, though. Now that we’re losing The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, I need something else for my daily fix.

Biome: Genesis

Yup.