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Health insurance rip off lying FDA big bankers buying
Fake computer crashes dining
Cloning while they're multiplying
Fashion shoots with Beck and Hanson
Courtney Love, and Marilyn Manson
You're all fakes
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Postby 1986 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:23 pm

post long, interesting articles in here to read while on lunch break at work. i can't be the only person here that's into doing that right

anyway, here's one i stole from metafilter
"What Happened When I Went Undercover at a Christian Gay-to-Straight Conversion Camp"
http://www.alternet.org/module/printversion/146557
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Postby wolfie » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:24 pm

this is a double-luncher:

http://www.edmunds.com/advice/buying/ar ... ge001.html

about a guy who works at two car dealerships and tells about what it's like. it's a fun read
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Postby pantsoclock » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:03 pm

Fox pointed this out to me the other day: http://longform.org
I pay tax to help pay for things like police..fire..parks..but it goes to Ferguson like people and foreigners who are scamming our stupid government that is full of pasta thieves like this guy
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Postby Luke » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:10 pm

The artificially inflated market for diamonds:

http://www.edwardjayepstein.com/diamond.htm
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Postby regs » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:13 pm

Zwischenzug wrote:New York Mag Palin article:
On Evil:

http://www.newstatesman.com/print/201004010013


1. this article is nuts
2. it made me go blind about halfway through
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Postby Zwischenzug » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:46 pm

pantsoclock wrote:Fox pointed this out to me the other day: http://longform.org


This is great.
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Postby Merciel » Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:01 pm

Luke wrote:The artificially inflated market for diamonds:

http://www.edwardjayepstein.com/diamond.htm


Dated, and I could quibble with some of the details, but on the whole it's pretty accurate and a good eye-opener for anyone who thought diamonds had any intrinsic value (clue: they don't, and they are a completely terrible investment). I didn't know the part about the origins of eternity rings, so that was neat.

I liked the gay camp and car dealership articles too, will read the others later this week. Good thread.
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Postby Luke » Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:10 pm

Merciel wrote:
Luke wrote:The artificially inflated market for diamonds:

http://www.edwardjayepstein.com/diamond.htm


Dated, and I could quibble with some of the details, but on the whole it's pretty accurate and a good eye-opener for anyone who thought diamonds had any intrinsic value (clue: they don't, and they are a completely terrible investment). I didn't know the part about the origins of eternity rings, so that was neat.


Yeah, DeBeers has only 40% or something of the market now so it's not quite as of a monopoly; but they're still in a strong running for Worst People In The World.
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Postby Durham » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:04 pm

http://www.instapaper.com/ is probably the thing GS was referring to, and it's great
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Postby 1986 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:09 pm

yeah, i used to use instapaper a lot more, but i've been really busy and lacking the time to read stuff at home, so i do most of my article reading at work so i just bookmark things in-browser. if i can figure out a good way to set it up with my phone maybe i'll go back to it
also that car dealership article ruled. gonna check the other stuff out soon hopefully. glad people were into this thread
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Postby wolfie » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:55 am

bump

thread needs more articles
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Postby pantsoclock » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:12 am

Lots of good stuff in that link I posted.
This one is great. It's about a guy who worked for the British government as a double agent in the IRA: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/print/2006/04/double-blind/4710/
I enjoyed this Petraeus profile: http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2010/05/petraeus-201005?printable=true
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Postby Architecture » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:24 am

wolfie wrote:this is a double-luncher:

http://www.edmunds.com/advice/buying/ar ... ge001.html

about a guy who works at two car dealerships and tells about what it's like. it's a fun read

is this the one where the guy works at a new and used dealership? and all the guys at the new dealership are hella into ties?
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Postby wolfie » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:25 am

yeah two dealerships, and he talks about buying ties out of the trunk of a car
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Postby wolfie » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:25 am

don't read it before you buy a car though because it'll make you feel bad for the salesmen
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Postby Architecture » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:28 am

and all they young white professionals come in demanding sticker price? that was a good article.
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Postby jbiz » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:37 am

Ambinder's obesity cover story is pretty good
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/arc ... esity/8017
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Postby jbiz » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:38 am

haven't got around to this one yet

Building a Green Economy (krugman in NYT mag)
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Postby Zurich » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:55 am

it's a bit old now, but this is pretty good

"The Tea Party's Toxic Take on History: Ignore it at your peril."

http://www.slate.com/id/2251669
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Postby jbiz » Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:41 am

found what i'm reading today: The Data-Driven Life
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/02/magaz ... wanted=all
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Postby fresh » Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:47 am

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Postby texasme » Tue May 04, 2010 6:22 pm

Zwischenzug wrote:
pantsoclock wrote:Fox pointed this out to me the other day: http://longform.org


This is great.



this has been giving me terrific bedtime reading for the past week
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Postby 1986 » Mon May 10, 2010 10:00 am

Todd Marinovich: The Man Who Never Was

Twenty years ago, he was guaranteed to be one of the greatest quarterbacks ever to play the game of football. Engineered to be. He was drafted ahead of Brett Favre. Today he's a recovering junkie. Scenes from the chaotic life of a boy never designed to be a man in the 2010 National Magazine Award winner for profile writing.

http://www.esquire.com/print-this/todd-marinovich-0509
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Postby WAC » Mon May 10, 2010 10:08 am

http://reason.com/archives/2010/01/19/s ... es-enabler

Sheriff Joe's Enabler
Meet Maricopa County Attorney Andy Thomas—overtly political prosecutor, abuser of power, sworn enemy of libertarianism
He said ALOT of shit last night. And most of it WASN'T how he supported a fascist.
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Postby Albus » Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:56 pm

bump

Help me out guys. I have 3 hours to kill at work.
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Postby Durham » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:15 pm

The Untold Story of the World's Biggest Diamond Heist

http://www.wired.com/politics/law/magazine/17-04/ff_diamonds?currentPage=all
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