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In the summer of 2012, high school senior Zak Zeibel was asked to create “a piece of art that would reveal something unseen”. To wit:

Ziebell approached 29 strangers on the University of Michigan’s campus, handed them a pen and half a sheet of paper, and asked them, on the spot, to draw a map of the world. Ziebell, who recently posted his findings to Reddit, then completed the task himself and digitally merged the 30 maps into one image, overlaying the composite drawing with satellite data.

MORE: What You Get When 30 [American] People Draw a World Map From Memory

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A grisly alphabet of ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ created by Oscar Rickett and Krent Able for Vice.

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A ‘thought experiment’ by Jen Sorensen.

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Previously: ‘A Former US Marine Will Show Ireland Has Breached International Law In Shannon’

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China rebukes North Korea, says no state should sow chaos (Reuters)

Ban says fourth nuclear test by North Korea would be ‘provocative’ (Irish Times)

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No really.

Ten thousand visas every year.

In a major breakthrough Massachusetts Senator [and former Cosmo centrefold] Scott Brown said the Irish E3 visa bill  which he filed is “about to pop” on Capitol Hill. The Republican Senator has said it is possible it will pass as soon as this week.

Speaking to the Boston Herald Brown stated “It really addresses something that’s been wrong and provides a legal path for citizenship,” said Brown, who said his bi-partisan workmanship could make this bill happen.

The bill would allow 10,000 Irish a year to come on two-year work visas that could then be renewed every two years.

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Senator Scott Brown Says Irish E3 Immigrant Visa Bill Is “About To Pop” (Niall O’Dowd)

 

US Bars Friends Over Twitter Joke (The Sun)

British pair arrested in U.S. on terror charges over Twitter jokes (Mail Online)

Sad hipster boy and his friend are sad.

The NDAA is the $662 billion National Defense Authorization Act that President Obama signed into law on New Year’s Eve. In addition to funding the United States’ ongoing wars and the 900 military bases it maintains in 130 countries, the bill provides for the U.S. president to have draconian worldwide authority to have the military seize anyone suspected of “terrorism” or providing aid to terrorists or “associated forces” anywhere in the world, including U.S. citizens on American soil, and detain them without charge or trial indefinitely.

 

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