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Amélie (2001)

I'm in the middle of watching the film Amélie (2001). The main character Amelie has 28 teeth: 8 incisors, 4 canines, 8 premolars, and 8 molars — all distributed evenly between her upper and lower jaw. Her four third molars were surgically removed. Amelie brushes her teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flosses daily.

Happy Bastille Day!

France still needs a basic income to compensate people for being denied their natural right of access to the earth's resources.1

Saturn-Sized Star Is Smallest Ever Discovered

The smallest star yet measured has been discovered by a team of astronomers led by the University of Cambridge. With a size just a sliver larger than that of Saturn, the gravitational pull at its stellar surface is about 300 times stronger than what humans feel on Earth.

Japan took in just 28 refugees in 2016, despite record applications

Japan took in just 28 refugees in 2016, despite record applications

Japan accepted just 28 refugees last year when a record number applied for asylum, a government document dated for release on Friday showed, throwing a spotlight on the nation's reluctance to accept foreigners.

In 2016, 10,901 people sought asylum in Japan, up 44 percent from a year earlier, when the country accepted 27.

1000 ghostly figures march the streets of hamburg during the G20 summit

on july 5th 2017, 1000 figures covered in clay appeared on the streets of hamburg, germany – silently protesting on the occasion of the current G20 summit. through a two-hour long performance organized by the local collective 1000 GESTALTEN, the group sent out a powerful message that urged germany and the world to fight for a better humanity and solidarity in these difficult times.

http://www.designboom.com/art/1000-gestalten-protest-g20-summit-hamburg-...

Why every estimate of UBI that simply multiplies the number of recipients by the amount received is simply wrong

The Cost of Universal Basic Income is the Net Transfer Amount, Not the Gross Price Tag

Imagine a group of 5 people. They have an income distribution of $10, $20, $30, $50, and $100. Someone gets the BIG idea of everyone putting 40% of their money into a hat, and dividing the result equitably between everyone.

That means $4, $8, $12, $20, and $40 goes into the hat. That’s $84 which when divided by 5 is $16.80.

Donald Trump is right, there was a recent attack in Sweden. By neo-Nazis on a refugee centre

Donald Trump is right, there was a recent attack in Sweden. By neo-Nazis on a refugee centre

Three suspected neo-Nazis were arrested in January after a Gothenburg Asylum centre became the target of a homemade bomb attack, leaving one person seriously injured. 

Daesh (ISIS) fighters from France, USA, Canada, etc.

It should be noted and remembered that many of the Daesh members who fought in Mosul were not Iraqi people but foreigners attracted by Daesh propaganda. Many came from western countries including France but also, maybe to a lesser extent (?), from the USA and Canada. The fact that such a murderous group as Daesh was able to recruit in our respective countries say a lot about our flaws in our culture that were exploited by the terrorist group.

Corpses of Foreign ISIS Extremists Pile up in Mosul:

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