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15 October, 2020

Micromeria Frutocosa זוטא לבנה عشب الشاي
I finally discovered the botanical name of this plant, which we have in a plant pot in our garden. It grows all around here, in the forests and fields. It's never very prominent, but something that you will occasionally discover growing modestly, on a crevice between rocks. Its strong minty flavour is very nice as part of a herbal tea mixture or with black tea. By itself, some people find it a bit overpowering. It is also used in traditional herbal remedies. (Photo from Wikipedia)


✭ Cory Doctorow: "Imposing penalties on cheating monopolists is hard and must be done with care"
 penalties on cheating monopolists is hard and must be done with care, lest the companies turn new rules into a competitive advantage - rules they can afford to follow, but which their smaller...
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“I put the other half in a test tube and tests revealed that it contained 10 times the amount of tranquilliser that is usually advised,” she said.

Cerrato was then caught red-handed. “With the police involved, we managed to stop her as she was putting the medicine into my cup.”

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every time I attempt to travel internationally, I am reminded of the hierarchies of humanity. The never-ending security checks, Kafkaesque application procedures, and aggressive interrogations by airport workers make me feel guilty for even asking for permission to travel. I know I am not alone in feeling this way – immigration systems are built to make immigrants feel like they pose a threat to their host country and the world at large.