07.31.15 Morning Brief

Created In: Chicago, IL

Three News Stories That Kind of Matter

California Water Use Falls by 27 Percent in June
Tokyo Electric Executives to be Charges Over Fukushima Disaster
Lawyer: Putin “Ordered Poisioning” of Russian Agent

Dat Throwback Doe

Get your day started right. (Submitted by Alix L.)

And a Longer One For the Weekend

Tupac Shakur, 25, Dies (1996)

Fridays With Pooh

“Oh Tigger, where are your manners?”
“I don’t know, but I bet they’re having more fun than I am.”

#squadgoals GIF of the Day

We’re all in this together bruv.

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And One That Doesn’t, As Long As You Just Don’t Think About How Far That Money Would Go to Get People Water

Pre-Civil War baseball card sells for $179k.


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07.30.15 Morning Brief,christian,edwards

07.30.15 Morning Brief

Created In: Nashville, TN

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Three News Stories That Kind of Matter

University of Cincinnati Police Officer Indicted for Murder After Body Cam Footage Contradicts Incident Report
Report: Vast Majority of Children Bought and Sold for Sex in U.S. Americans
Kenyan Auditor: Only 1% of Government Spending Accounted For

From The Pensieve: DiversionGate

“I could give the backside of two s**** if Tom Brady deflated those footballs himself, asked an undercover spy to deflate them, sold his cell phone to the Mayor of Vinci and whatever other pseudo-salacious details have yet to find their way into this overplayed narrative.”

And Some Real Talk About Cecil The Lion

Maybe you should wonder why you know a lion’s name in the first place.

An Inspirational Quote

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.  Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”
-Einstein

Truth. GIF of the Day

All in how you view it.

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And One That Doesn’t on 17 of 38 Days

The Royals love Trap Queen and it’s making the world a more fun place.


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07.30.15 Morning Brief,christian,edwards

Re: Cecil The Lion


Editor’s Note: I’ve seen a number of Facebook statuses regarding the death of Cecil the Lion.  This is the only one that has taken this tact.  As it was posted as a “just for friends” status, I can’t link to it directly, and in order to maintain the sanctity of the links I’ve moved it here as opposed to screenshotting.


H/T Joe Losavio:

Seeing a lion die is sad, but, sorry internet, Robert Mugabe is far too busy systematically raping, torturing, and forcefully disappearing his own people to care about your tone-deaf, situationally ignorant online petitions to stop the killing of cats in a country that has the lowest human life expectancy in the world.

Imagine if in the US the economy was so mismanaged and government policy so punitive that 150 million Americans required outside food aid, that life expectancy fell 26 years in less than two decades, that after the election of George W Bush or Barack Obama supporters of the winners slaughtered supports of the losers in the streets with impunity, but in every other country the trending story was about a bald eagle being shot in Wyoming.

How desperate would that make you feel? To be forgotten about by the world in favor of an eagle?

This is the exact situation in Zimbabwe right now, and if you care more about the actual situation in Zimbabwe than what is trending on the upper right corner of your facebook newsfeed look here:

http://www.responsibilitytoprotect.org/index.php/crises/crisis-in-zimbabwe

Or if you want to actually do something other than post a dramatic facebook status click here:

 http://www.savethechildren.org/…/b.7086…/k.D96C/Zimbabwe.htm

Or here:

http://www.careinternational.org.uk/countries/zimbabwe

Or, if you are still more concerned about the lions, click here:

http://www.africanimpact.com/volunteer-projects/zimbabwe/hands-on-lion-conservation-victoria-falls/overview

Or don’t do any of these things, which is totally fine because you can’t save everyone or be aware of every single ongoing tragedy in the world. But for the love of God don’t post, tweet, or insta some soliloquy over what is demonstrably among the least of Zimbabwe’s problems right now and then pat yourself on the back as if you are in any way socially conscious.

07.29.15 Morning Brief

Created In: Nashville, TN

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Three News Stories That Kind of Matter

France to Up Chunnel Security As Thousands of Migrants Attempt Use It as Means to Enter UK
Afghan Security Leader: Taliban Head Died Two Years Ago
Turkey Launches Largest Airstrikes to Date on Kurdish Groups

Life is Beautiful

I Can’t Believe We Just Did That (Submitted by Tawna L.)

And In Dope Stuff From Friends of The Brief

A homie is raising money to climb Mount Baldy in Village People gear to raise money for Parkinsons.  Donate, don’t donate, but hopefully it’ll cross your mind today when it might not have.

An Inspirational Quote

“A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.”
-Denis Waitley

AMERICA’S TEAM GIF of the Day

Seriously. These guys.

And One That Doesn’t, but Smart Money Says Ellie Goulding

Bookmaker suspends odds on singer of James Bond title song after fan drops $15k on Radiohead.


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Christian Edwards

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07.20.15 Morning Brief,christian,edwards

Christian’s Sunday Digest

 Six News Stories That Matter.


Three That Don’t



Three Longer Ones. The Reading Sort. (Alternating With the Listening Sort)


Friends Doing Dope Ish


GIFs and Baby Animals

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  • PizzaDoe

  • Beer Night


Some Other Fun Things:



07.27.15 Morning Brief

Created In: New Orleans, LA

Three News Stories That Kind of Matter

More Than 1,000 Experts and Robotics Researchers Issue Sign Letter Warning of Military AI Arms Race
Study: American Daily Calorie Consumption in Sustained Decline for First Time Since Data Tracking Began 

Report: Search for 43 Missing Mexican Students Has Turned Up 129 Other Bodies in Last 10 Months

A Longer One for the Week

The  War on Plastic Bags vs The War On Plastic Bag Bans (Submitted by Sarah H.)

tl;dr Who cares if the one trillion plastic bags that the world will use this year will be around for at least the next thousand years. Plastic bag bans are fascist.

And One That Got Me All Worked Up on My Drive Saturday

Dan Carlin on the ridiculousness of the pending international trade agreements, and the illusion of control.  This link goes to a Youtube video with a really weird image assocaited, but it’s also on iTunes, Stitcher, and all of your other podcast entities.

An Inspirational Quote

“There are two things a person should never be angry at: what they can help, and what they cannot.”
– Plato

Technology’s Just the Best GIF of the Day

Just a mini husky without front legs getting around on 3d printed prosthetics.

And One That Doesn’t, but If Anyone Has First Hand Experience, Please Share!

San Francisco urine resistant walls send pee back.


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07.20.15 Morning Brief,christian,edwards

CV: Lisa Bridge, Lindsey Thomas & Jay Glazer – 7/24/15


 

CV: Jaynee Watson, Jeff Lund and Derek Schuffenhauer – 7/10/15