the tinker weekly: may 26

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the Mayor of Toronto has been caught on tape smoking crack cocaine. who taped him, and how it involves his family, is the weird part of the story

the "Waffle House Index" is a thing. a real thing, that's used to assess the damage done by natural disasters. it's used by FEMA. read on...

the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case this week that will probably nuke separation of church and state

despite their reputation for equality, Sweden has been experiencing violent riots for nearly a week 

how PBS quietly killed a documentary about Citizens United - because one of the Koch brothers was a donor to the channel (no really, it happened)

Orthodox Christian protesters, lead & organized by Priests, have brutally attacked gay rights activists in Georgia. “All this crowd, like zombies, they simply wanted to kill us. Not beat or humiliate, they simply wanted to kill us"

apparently Bose, the premium audio company, makes automobile suspension - and it's some of the best anyone's ever seen

"This is Obama’s America! It’s like the Soviet Union. He said he would change the country. He said it. And a lot of people voted for him. And if you see any of those people today, do me a favor, punch them in the face.”

mandatory minimum nightmare: the average sentence for a first time, non-violent drug offender is longer than the average sentence for rape, child molestation, bank robbery or manslaughter

how old are the apples you buy at the supermarket? most likely about 14 months old

how America's national security apparatus -- in partnership with big corporations -- cracked down on dissent

and finally, Los Angeles is going after a Las Vegas hospital accused of dumping more than 1500 patients across state lines, including a "paraplegic, still dressed in his hospital gown and connected to a catheter bag, found dragging himself along a gutter"

Posted on May 26, 2013 .