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Midday open thread: Inside Old Faithful … and inside celebrity gossip magazines

 Today’s comic by Ruben Bolling is The bizarre way tax policy is used to help the middle class on Counter-Earth.

Cartoon by Ruben Bolling -The bizarre way tax policy is used to help the middle class on Counter-Earth!

 The U.S. is withdrawing from UNESCO.

 Here’s the real story behind that (photoshopped) picture of a combat-wounded veteran in an “I don’t kneel” t-shirt.

 Old Faithful’s geological heart revealed:

University of Utah scientists have mapped the near-surface geology around Old Faithful, revealing the reservoir of heated water that feeds the geyser’s surface vent and how the ground shaking behaves in between eruptions. The map was made possible by a dense network of portable seismographs and by new seismic analysis techniques. 

 Time to rethink your celebrity gossip magazine of choice?

 How is this not a violation of a court order?

 A family held hostage by the Taliban has been freed after five years:

The couple, American Caitlan Coleman, 31, and her Canadian husband, Joshua Boyle, 33, were kidnapped by the Taliban in 2012 while they were traveling as tourists in Afghanistan and were held in captivity since.
Coleman was pregnant when she was kidnapped. The couple had two more children born in captivity.

 Corey Robin has a sharp take on why Harvey Weinstein’s victims didn’t speak out sooner: Adam Smith’s invisible hand at work: The Harvey Weinstein Story.

 Pregnant woman evacuates daughters from Santa Rosa … on a bicycle.


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