Invalid techniques of proof →
scipsy: My favorites: Proof by cosmology The negation of the proposition is unimaginable or meaningless. Popular for proofs of the existence of God. Proof by semantic shift Some standard but inconvenient definitions are changed for the statement of the result. Proof by religious belief God told us that X is true Proof by parent “Because I said so.” Proof by slippery...
Mitt Romney, American Parasite →
At the time, Mitt Romney had been running Bain Capital since 1984, minting a reputation as a prince of private investment. A future prospectus by Deutsche Bank would reveal that by the time he left in 1999, Bain had averaged a shimmering 88 percent annual return on investment. Romney would use that success to launch his political career. His specialty was flipping companies—or what he often...
Why Noah Went to the Woods →
He was a proud Marine who survived three brutal tours in Iraq and had plans to redeploy with the national guard. But when 30-year-old Noah Pippin vanished inside Montana’s remote Bob Marshall Wilderness, he left behind a trail of haunting secrets—and a mystery that may never be solved.
The Camorra Never Sleeps →
The thing about being murdered, it usually comes as a surprise. Even in Naples, where the criminal clans known collectively as the Camorra are again struggling violently for control of the streets, no victim wakes up expecting on that given day to die. He shaves carefully, dresses in his beloved clothes, slips on an expensive watch, and maybe squeezes his wife before heading out to meet with his...
François Hollande élu président de la République.
satelliteyellow: La celebration aura lieu à la Place de la Bastille.
We were all just hanging around. We weren’t trying to create iconic pictures, we...– Photographer Sunny Bak, who shot the iconic centerfold photo for Licensed to Ill, and others remember Adam Yauch and the band that gave them their start, The Beastie Boys. (via nprmusic)
Although Shanghai authorities have tried to eradicate the practice for the 2010...– Shanghai sightseeing tips | CNNGo.com (via landscapearchitecture)