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The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 05.12.11

5/12/2011 1:23:23 PM

Tags: The Crockpot, Noam Chomsky, Newt Gingrich, Library of Congress, Osama Bin Laden, Navy Seals, Facebook, Google, Superman, Al Jazeera, media, Staff

Utne Reader Red LogoIn a project called National Jukebox, the Library of Congress is making thousands of recordings from 1901 to 1925 available online. Here are nine of the best. 


The Navy Seals’ codename for Osama Bin Laden was “Geronimo,” and American Indians are understandably upset.


Mother Jones chronicles 33 years of Newt Gingrich’s extreme rhetoric.


National Post has published two excerpts from Jonathan Kay’s Among the Truthers, a book on the paranoid culture of conspiracy theorists. The first excerpt examines the long influence of The Protocols of Zion, and the second shows the internet as an echo chamber effect for crackpots.


Noam Chomsky weighs in on Osama bin Laden’s death.


Facebook’s smear campaign against Google…and apparently they did it because they were worried about privacy issues. Now that’s rich.


It looks like Superman is pro-immigration, saying, “That’s the idea that America was founded on, but it’s not just for the people born here, it’s for everyone.”


Ever wished you could watch a lightning storm in slow motion? Well, here’s your chance.


If you like cliffhangers, check out this vertigo-inducing Al Jazeera report on a perilous mountain trucking route in Pakistan.


In Dallas, an expensive attempt to re-engineer river rapids has gone horribly wrong.

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