Oregon & Ruby Ridge

The armed standoff between anti-government militants and law enforcement in Oregon has lasted more than four weeks. After the arrest of 11 people last week, it was expected that the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge would come to an end, but the killing of the group’s spokesman in an encounter with police has re-energized protesters.

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4 Militants Remain In Oregon Wildlife Refuge, As FBI Negotiations Go On

We have been here before. Back in the 1990s, there were several showdowns between armed anti-government extremists and the federal government.

One of the longest standoffs involved the Freemen of Montana in 1996, who held out for 81 days before surrendering peacefully to law enforcement. It was a different story in 1993, when the standoff with the Branch Davidians near Waco, Texas, ended with the deaths of at least 75 people — many of whom were children — in a fire.

But it was the events at Ruby Ridge in Idaho that would become the symbol of government overreach.

The Museum of Science Fiction Debuts Its Scholarly Journal’s First Issue

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Museum of Science Fiction Debuts Its Scholarly Journal’s First Issue
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Back in September, the Museum of Science Fiction announced that they were going to be releasing scholarly publication: The Journal of Science Fiction. Now, their first issue is live!

There’s some really interesting articles here: an in depth look at Paolo Bacigalupi’s work, as well as Frank Herbert’s Dune, as well as a couple of other subjects. These are well-researched and in-depth scholarly articles, ones that will help push for a deeper understanding of how science fiction works on a critical and academic level.

You can download the entire first issue here.http://publish.lib.umd.edu/scifi/article/view/265

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How To Change, Customize & Create Android Boot Animation

The boot animation is the first thing that you see when powering on your Android phone or tablet, after the operator or manufacturer logo. Although it does not serve a purpose functionally, an eye-catching boot animation can certainly make your device stand out while booting. In this third installment of our Android customization series, we will take a look at how to change or even create your Android boot animation and will feature some of the prettiest and geekiest boot animations we have come across.

This guide is a part of our series on how to customize the looks of your Android device. Other guides in this series include:

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How To Create 10 Microsoft Excel Animations

Excel Rollercoaster AnimationExcel is the best app to make spreadsheets, manage data records and create all kind of forms, but  it hides some simple graphing tools that will let you create cool Microsoft Excel animations. Want to know how? The YouTube has the key once more!

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A FOOD POISONING EXPERT REFUSES TO EAT SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE FOODS

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Considering the recent food-borne illness outbreaks linked to Chipotle and Costco and news almost every week about another recall involving staples like ground beef, turkey bacon, and even a Trader Joe’s product, there’s good reason to be a tad more conscious about what you’re biting into.

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5 Tips for a Happier Work Day via Smartdraw

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Over the course of our career, about one third of our waking hours are spent at work. This is a sizeable number, and one that is much more easily digested if the hours are spent doing something that makes us happy. Being happy at work might not always seem easy, but it is very possible. Here are five ways to be happier at work.

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