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Dr. Peter Witt and Spiders

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Posted: January 8th, 2007
at 2:01am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: too good to be true,drogas,mnp is for the children

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Purple Urkle Chok

article below from the LA Times and music video at krazmusic


DEA targets larger marijuana providers

The federal agency sees big profits for medical dispensaries as a sign of illegal high-stakes drug dealing. Advocates say the raids are unfair.

By Rone Tempest, Times Staff Writer
January 1, 2007

HAYWARD, CALIF. a€" Until federal drug agents arrested him last month, Shon Squier was one of Hayward’s most successful and generous young businessmen.

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Posted: January 1st, 2007
at 10:41pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: hood status,myninjaplease,music,too good to be true,drogas,not ninja-worthy,business,real life news

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Beatriz Velez

as foosball fuels world politics, the global game brings like elements to light:

We are motivated first by love of football, second by a passion for stories rarely told. For example, we present an interview with Beatriz VA©lez of the Universidad de Antioquia in MedellAAn, Colombia, whose experience with the global game has been less benign than ours. She tells of cleaning up after her brother, who trod into the family home "with his clothes and football cleats full of mud." Within such vignettes lies a grassroots football culture, perhaps even more subtle than that treated by Franklin Foer in his recent book, How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization. We enjoyed Foer’s book, although we might take issue with the grandiose title. By learning from people such as VA©lez, we prefer to let the world explain soccer to us.

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Posted: December 24th, 2006
at 12:38am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: too good to be true,web,games

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Like Siberia

Viganella’s problem is that it was built at the bottom of a very steep-sided Alpine valley, right up against the Swiss border.

The southern side of the valley is so sheer that on 11 November the sun disappears and does not reappear until 2 February.

Not a single ray of sunlight falls on Viganella in the weeks in between.

"It’s like Siberia," one of the village’s nearly 200 residents has said.

However, the south-facing slopes to the north do get sunshine just a few hundred metres above the village.

So the mirror was mounted on the mountainside to reflect sunlight into the village’s main piazza.

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Posted: December 18th, 2006
at 11:15am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: too good to be true,green,robots,weaponry,design

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The Library of Radiant Optimism

We started the library as way to gather, look at, and catalog a groundswell of optimistic and visionary activities in the late 1960s and early 1970s. We had discussions about the similarities between a handful of books we knew of, and the culture of Mess Hall, an experimental cultural center in Chicago that we have both been active in for over three years. Mess Hall is organized around an \"economy of generosity,? freely sharing information and materials. The books are important precursors to Mess Hall, embracing the grass roots exchange of information and themes of self and community empowerment. These books are written from the counter-culture. Their authors were interested in communicating their direct experience as it related to their experiments for living in harmony with the natural landscape, building sustainable communities, and so on. We were excited to read about practical applications of optimistic ideas for radical change, and to continue putting our own ideas into this tradition.


Let?s Re-make is a collaborative art project by Bonnie Fortune and Brett Bloom.

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a WIRED TV show? PBS rules!

We here at MNP love those guys over at WIRED and are uber-excited about their new TV show which is going to be launched right in a few weeks.

Check out the Press Release

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Posted: December 15th, 2006
at 12:51pm by Pheezatron

Categories: too good to be true,web,real life news

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Psyche o Santa

Although most people see Christmas as a Christian holiday, most of the symbols and icons we associate with Christmas celebrations are actually derived from the shamanistic traditions of the tribal peoples of pre-Christian Northern Europe.

The sacred mushroom of these people was the red and white amanita muscaria mushroom, also known as "fly agaric."

history and gallery at drugnerd

So you mean to say that Santa is based on tripping balls?AA Nice!

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Posted: December 15th, 2006
at 5:00am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: too good to be true,drogas

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flickr Ninja of the Day: 12.14.06

Well, little ninjas, this is a oh-so-new and special segment dedicated to getting use out of the mess of a semi-socially-oriented photography site that is flickr. No, but in all seriousness, we love flickr, and so do you. And so do ninjas apparently.


The [tag]flickr Ninja of the Day[/tag] award goes to, as you can see, stealthy white-clad ninja about to engage in… it looks like… some type of warfare. He already done robbed Michael for his gloves and now he’s prepared to… oh no! wait! I actually didn’t see the other ninja before, did you? Yeah, fool, the black ninja! Do you see him now? In a stunning turn of events we discover that there is another ninja on the scene. This ninja obviously has powers too, invisibility, materializing as only a hand. I don’t think the white ninja has any powers… he’s gonna get whooped.

On second thought, the award has gotta go to the black ninja… or maybe the innocent bystander way in the background… tune in tommorrow.

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Posted: December 14th, 2006
at 5:34pm by black octagons

Categories: too good to be true,photo

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Circumcision cuts rate of HIV infection by 50%

Yet another study has shown that circumcision drastically reduces the rate of HIV infection. The trials of Kenya and Uganda of around 8,000 men each demonstrated a 50% reduction in the rate of HIV infection among heterosexual men who were circumcised (53% in Kenya and 48% in Uganda). This study comes on the heels of a South African study last year which looked at 3,280 heterosexual men and which saw a 60% drop in the incidence of new infections among the men who had been circumcised.
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Posted: December 14th, 2006
at 12:19am by Pheezatron

Categories: too good to be true,fo' real?,real life news

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