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Red Bull Crashed Ice 2018

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Red Bull Crashed Ice 2018

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Red Bull Crashed Ice 2018

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Red Bull Crashed Ice 2018

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Red Bull Crashed Ice 2018

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Red Bull Crashed Ice 2018

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Red Bull Crashed Ice 2018

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Red Bull Crashed Ice 2018

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Red Bull Crashed Ice 2018

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Red Bull Crashed Ice 2018

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Red Bull Crashed Ice 2018

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Red Bull Crashed Ice 2018

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A field guide to the incredible scissors of Japan

BoingBoing - Tue, 2018-02-20 12:03

Yasukuni Notomi ("a writer who has covered the world of stationery for many years") provides an introduction to the creative explosion in Japanese scissor-design, beginning with the "Pencut," a scissor that fits in a normal pencil-case, with retractable elastic loops for your fingers and full-length blades so you don't sacrifice power for portability. (more…)

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This $12 set of 45 screw-driving bits gets a lot of use

BoingBoing - Tue, 2018-02-20 12:01

Whenever I have to turn a screw, I turn to this easy-to-find, yellow box of bits.

Flat? Phillips? Torx? Square? Any time I run into a standard-style screw head that needs turning I reach for my drill and add one of these bits. There is a pretty fair assortment, though some repetition, of sizes and shapes in this yellow box.

The metal the bits are made of? Good enough. What I really like? The "tough" plastic case! I dunno how tough canary yellow is, but it is easy to find in my tool bag, or left about the house.

I also have a black box of bits, I can never find them. Yellow it is!

DEWALT DW2166 45-Piece Screwdriving Set with Tough Case via Amazon

Image via Amazon

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Tillerson’s Blinkered Understanding of North Korea

Antiwar.com blog - Tue, 2018-02-20 11:58

Originally appeared on The American Conservative.

The ‘60 Minutes’ interview with Rex Tillerson makes for depressing reading:

Margaret Brennan: What is the carrot that you’re dangling for North Korea to convince them to talk?

Rex Tillerson: We’re not using a carrot to convince them to talk. We’re using large sticks [bold mine-DL]. And that is what they need to understand. This pressure campaign is putting – is having its bite on North Korea, its revenue streams. It’s having a bite on its military programs.

Margaret Brennan: But to say full denuclearization, why would they agree to give up something they’ve already got that they think is an insurance policy?

Rex Tillerson: Because it buys them nothing [bold mine-DL]. It buys them more of being the hermit kingdom, isolated, isolated from the world diplomatically, isolated from the world economically.

Each of these answers is troubling, and taken together they show how hopeless the administration’s policy towards North Korea is. The U.S. is expecting North Korea to give up something that is clearly extremely important to them, but it is offering them absolutely nothing in exchange. There is something about dealing with “rogue” states that causes people in our government to shut off their ability to reason. If our positions were reversed and we were the ones being put under “maximum pressure” to force us to give up our nuclear deterrent, would we respond to increasing pressure by caving or by doing whatever we could to keep building up the thing that our adversary wants to eliminate? It would obviously be the latter. If North Korea is given no incentives to do something, and faces only more and more pressure unless it capitulates, it is a virtual certainty that their government will dig in its heels and concede nothing.

As if that weren’t bad enough, our officials can’t or won’t even acknowledge that North Korea gets something out of refusing to give up their nuclear weapons and missile programs. They get to keep what they have already built, and they retain an ability to use these weapons that they didn’t possess a little over a decade ago. If they consider having such a deterrent to be essential to their regime’s survival (and we have good reason to believe that this is what they think), refusing to denuclearize has almost inestimable worth to them. If our top government officials don’t understand that or can’t admit it publicly, we’re in much bigger trouble than I thought.

Daniel Larison is a senior editor at The American Conservative, where he also keeps a solo blog. He has been published in the New York Times Book Review, Dallas Morning News, Orthodox Life, Front Porch Republic, The American Scene, and Culture11, and is a columnist for The Week. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Chicago, and resides in Dallas. Follow him on Twitter. This article is reprinted fromThe American Conservativewith permission.

David Barons: Former trainer and 1991 Grand National winner dies aged 81

BBC UK Ed. - Tue, 2018-02-20 11:54
Former trainer David Barons, who saddled the 1991 Grand National winner Seagram, has died at the age of 81.
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Ian Williams: Doncaster Knights player dies aged 27

BBC UK Ed. - Tue, 2018-02-20 11:43
Doncaster Knights prop Ian Williams dies at the age of 27 after collapsing in training.
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'Upskirting' should be criminal offence, campaigners say

BBC UK Ed. - Tue, 2018-02-20 11:40
Campaigners say a law change in England and Wales would make it easier for police to take action.
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'Secret' report into RBS published

BBC UK Ed. - Tue, 2018-02-20 11:18
MPs release an official report into an RBS unit accused of mistreating smaller businesses.
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Behold these remarkably delicate dandelion seed sculptures

BoingBoing - Tue, 2018-02-20 11:08

Yusuke Aonuma created these amazing symmetrical sculptures by arranging dandelion achenes, the technical term for individual bits of wispy white dandelion fluff. (more…)
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