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Were Your Organic Potatoes Made in a Concentration Camp?


This is less a shocking piece of breaking news than an interesting piece of historical marginalia: German organic guru Alwin Seifert did some experiments in the gardens of Dachau, gardens worked by Jewish prisoners who were later killed. Seifert went on to become a best-selling author and well-regarded scholar of organic farming, based in part on the work he observed at Dachau, according to author Daniella Seidl.I don't imagine this revelation is making anyone want to throw away their now very slightly Nazi-tainted organic produce (just like no one thinks we shouldn't have sent those Nazi-tainted astronauts to the moon). But it does raise the philosophical conundrums-about peer pressure, the nature of true evil, and the forgiving passage of time-that always arise when an otherwise commendable person (see Pope Benedict XVI or Gunter Grass) is found to have ties to the Nazis.Photo of Himmler in the Dachau herb gardenVia The Corner
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Jim Browning is a YouTuber from the UK who has an amazing ability to catch scammers in the act.

In this video, he responds to a scam email claiming he bought a laptop by breaking into the scammer's computer. In the process he uncovers where the scammers work, their banking information, and even their personal identities.

"I got an 'invoice' email telling me that I had paid for a $3800 laptop," Browning writes on his YouTube page. "No links... just a phone number. It's a real shame that these scammers emailed me because I was able to find out exactly who they were and where the were."

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Danielle Reno of Missouri left her car running and it was stolen by thieves. But she wasn't going to let her car go so easily.

For 48 hours this owner of a pet rescue tracked the charges being made on her credit card. Ultimately, she found her car at a local Applebee's, and then went after the thieves.

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Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders took aim at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg onstage at Wednesday's Las Vegas Democratic debate, likening the billionaire businessman to President Donald Trump and questioning his ability to turn out voters.

Sanders began by calling out Bloomberg for his stewardship of New York's stop and frisk policy that targeted young black men.

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