This is a curated list of articles, seeds, photo/video posts and comments for the past two weeks. The series will combine the use of Newsvine's "thumbs up" as well as the minds of the Newsvine team. As always, meta articles about the proper use of the site will be ignored for this feature.
You missed a busy week. It's time to catch up.
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Steven Keys writes "Coaching Lite®: What's Killing College Football"
But college football is like a jock on steroids: looks fit as a fiddle on the outside, rippling & raucous, makes all the plays, pulls in the cash, cuties & camera, but inside, the joints are inflamed, electron transfer chains are askew and the flora - motility all catawampus.
Deep_Thought writes "Remote Neural Monitoring: Defense Strategies - Modern Warfare Series"
That's not to say that the region has not improved dramatically over the last 50 years and developed into one of the most beautiful places to live on the planet. It clearly has. That said, there are some troubling aspects in the region that are mainly driven by the desires of external actors.
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Alan Curtis Montgomery seeded from Aeon Magazine "Children are suffering a severe deficit of play"
Roy Batty seeded from Addicting Info "3,000 Tea Partiers And Oath Keepers Want To Secede From N.Y. To Build A Conservative Utopia"
JF-1518462 seeded from Daily Kos "The Biggest Scandal in US History That We're Still Not Talking About"
chess cat seeded from The New Yorker "Nation With Crumbling Bridges and Roads Excited to Build Giant Wall"
Mari Dama seeded from LGBTQ Nation "BREAKING: Supreme Court Rules Against Clerk in Gay Marriage Case"
jfxgillis seeded from the AP "BREAKING: Judge jails Kentucky clerk for refusing marriage licenses"
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A. Commentator on "The Arab world's wealthiest nations are doing next to nothing for Syria's refugees" said
As I watch in horror at the images of the Syrian refugees trying desperately to escape, there is a small part of me that honors them. I honor their courage and their hope that they can leave their homeland and start again in another culture, another country. The innocents of the Middle East, beginning with the Iraqis, Kurds, Libyans, and Syrians, have suffered greatly, and for some, decades. But they have held on to hope. May their hope be not in vain.
Free Gecko on "Kim Davis, Kentucky Clerk, Held in Contempt and Ordered to Jail" said
Nonsense. She can speak out against this all she wants and tell people her belief that it is wrong. What she CANNOT do...and what is NOT a denial of her 1st Amendment rights...is deny the right of marriage to people she doesnt approve of.
Quote of the Week: It’s said that “power corrupts,” but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power. When they do act, they think of it as service, which has limits. The tyrant, though, seeks mastery, for which he is insatiable, implacable. - David Brin, The Postman
So who's going to make next week's Best Of? What did we miss?