04/04/18 Links, novel progress #32
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I came across this after March 11th, and I'm sorry I haven't posted it earlier: a personal chronicle about the four most intense days many of us in Spain have had in our whole life: from the 11-M killings, through the government disinformation, to the final results which kicked the Popular Party out of the government.
K5: a chronicle of the four most intense days in Spain
Orphans and babies as young as three months old have been used as guinea pigs in potentially dangerous medical experiments sponsored by pharmaceutical companies, an Observer investigation has revealed. British drug giant GlaxoSmithKline is embroiled in the scandal. The firm sponsored experiments on the children from Incarnation Children's Centre, a New York care home that specialises in treating HIV sufferers and is run by Catholic charities.
The children had either been infected with HIV or born to HIV-positive mothers. Their parents were dead, untraceable or deemed unfit to look after them.
Guardian: UK firm tried HIV drugs on orphans
This weblog about life in Europe looks promising.
A fistful of Euros
This weblog looks promising too, though it doesn't work too well with my elderly Opera version.
Living in Europe
North African pirates abducted and enslaved more than 1 million Europeans between 1530 and 1780 in a series of raids which depopulated coastal towns from Sicily to Cornwall, according to new research. Thousands of white Christians were seized every year to work as galley slaves, labourers and concubines for Muslim overlords in what is today Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Libya, it is claimed. Scholars have long known of the slave raids on Europe. But American historian Robert Davis has calculated that the total number captured - although small compared with the 12 million Africans shipped to the Americas in later years - was far higher than previously recognised.
Guardian: new book reopens old arguments about slave raids on Europe
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The Corpus of Electronic Texts
Motorbike rides to Chernobyl - one of those odd things that appear on the internet every once in a while.
I got interested in the subject after receiving several spoof e-mails. Scammers are sending masses of spoof or fake email out in an attempt to acquire eBay, Paypal, AOL, Yahoo, Earthlink, MSN, Microsoft, AT&T, Hotmail, FDIC, MBNA, Citibank, Barclays iBank, Nat West, Bank One, Nationwide, Halifax and Fleet Bank users' identities, passwords, credit card numbers and pins and bank account details to commit fraud. Reports of this kind of identity theft (also known as phishing) are prolific, and have regularly featured in tv and news articles.
Spoof e-mail hoax scams and web pages
An introduction to the websites you may want to avoid.
Wikipedia: shock site
Shrimp, crab, lobster, clams, mussels, all these are an abomination before the Lord, just as gays are an abomination. Why stop at protesting gay marriage? Bring all of God's law unto the heathens and the sodomites.
God hates shrimp
One episode down, one more to go until the half-way point. 941 new words, 53,146 words total.
Introduction and start of part 2
After the war (79)
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