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Fascinating: Aerial Data Visualisation Reveals Life In The United States. (Thanks to G.C. for the link.)

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Reader H.L. sent some news of self-delusion that is not surprising: Most Americans Feel “I’m Immune From Disaster”

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Missouri’s Approved Gun Bills: Concealed-Carry Permits Easier to Get, Record-Keeping Banned. (Thanks to Clark H. for the link.)

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Mountainview Off Grid Living (in Nampa, Idaho) is offering SurvivalBlog readers a special until the end of May, 2013: Buy a Kimberly (multifuel) Wood Stove and get a free Propur “Big Size” Water Purification System. (A $259 value.) Call (208) 615-6331, for details.

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Dark, massive asteroid to fly by Earth on May 31

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Those clever World Wide Webbers: I noticed that YouTube automagically created a web page with brief excerpts from my blog in every place where it links to any YouTube video. That is fair use, so I can’t fault them. But I suspect that this was done by a “bot” rather than a human. Meanwhile, in a paroxysm of “cp *.*”, the marketeers at Amazon.com have created countless thousands of “Shopping Enabled” Wikipedia pages. This piqued my curiosity and I found that they had done so even for Abbie Hoffman’s Steal This Book. Well, congratulations Amazon. You’re really “Sticking it to The Man,” now! No greater irony…

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