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Could global warming be linked to terrorism? Bill Nye thinks so. 

According to everyone's favorite science guy, global warming is partly to blame for the terrorist attack in Paris because of the drought and subsequent farming shortage it's causing in Syria:

Young people have gone to big cities looking for work. There's not enough work for everybody, so the disaffected youths, as we say -- the young people who don't believe in the system, believe the system has failed, don't believe in the economy -- are more easily engaged and more easily recruited by terrorist organizations, and then they end up part way around the world in Paris shooting people.

Nye acknowledges that drought is not the sole factor, but does think it's reasonable to make an argument that "climate change is not that indirectly related to terrorism." What do you think, is the link Nye draws plausible? 


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It seems like it would be a daunting task as a parent to explain a tragedy like the recent Paris attacks to your young child.

But this father finds the perfect way to explain to his son why they must stay in Paris and persevere. And he teaches us all something as well.

In an interview with Le Petit Journal, the son laments that his family must move because "bad guys" have guns.

"It's OK, they might have guns but we have flowers," the father calmly explains.

Obviously perplexed, the father explains that the flowers and candles being placed at memorials help everyone remember those lost. And in turn, creates a more peaceful world.

Solidarity of The Day: You Can Change Your Facebook Pic to Feature Flags of Every Country Attacked by ISIS
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With any tragedy nowadays, the hashtags and social media statements don't take long to pop up.

Facebook activated an option to overlay an image of the French flag over user's profile pics after terrorist attacks led by ISIS last week killed 129 people in Paris.

People were quick to point out that an attack on Lebanon carried out by the same terrorist group one day before received little attention.

Well, this fixes that.

All Flags Profile Photo Converter allows users to add every flag of a country targeted by ISIS to their profile picture.

The flags featured include: Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon, Pakistan, Yemen, Nigeria, Cameroon, Bahrain, Russia, France, Egypt, Algeria, Afghan, Libya, Chad and Kenya.

There's no way for anyone to be offended now, right?

Yesterday a supposed 14-year-old girl known by the handle @QueenDemetriax_ made the unfortunate choice to tweet to American Airlines. What followed was a series of Definitely Not Joking exchanges between her and the airline followed by the suspension of her account. Luckily, Storify catalogues all of those deleted tweets.

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A couple of guys set out to test police reaction time for a potential terror threat. One of many problems with this idea -- it's a guy in a bed sheet, striking poses with a toy weapon. How long will it take for the cops to show up?

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"I acknowledge the acts, but not criminal guilt."

So Anders Behring Breivik told a Norwegian court this morning, asserting that he had acted in self-defense in killing 77 in July 2011 and that his actions were "cruel but necessary." He added: "I do not recognize the Norwegian courts. You have received your mandate from political parties which support multiculturalism." Breivik has said he acted against those he considered to be "state traitors" for opening Norway up to multiculturalism and allowing a "Muslim invasion" of Europe.

The key issue to be resolved -- clearly -- during his 10-week trial for terrorism is that of Breivik's mental health, which will determine whether he is sent to prison or into psychiatric care.

[aljazeera]

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