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Zacstravaganza is written by a law student and aspiring wonk named Zac Mason.
Zac likes to write about law, politics, energy and environmental policy, U.S. foreign policy, trade and development, prog rock and bass guitar.
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All Things Counter Terrorism
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On January 3, 2015 at approximately 8:25PM, several officers responded to the area of Lincoln Avenue for the report of a suspicious male walking through back...
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Tanamert wooley! Thank you very much!
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Save Our Streets Crown Heights
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Don't Frack With NY!
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Superpowers That Be
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Cleaning the Air at the Expense of Water
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Hands Off the New York Watershed
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Federal Officials Unveil Blueprint for Great Lakes
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Our Water Supply, Down the Drain
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Where Thoreau Lived, Crusade Over Bottles
Venetians Turn to Tap Water
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Recycled Toilet Paper is Less Rough on Old-Growth Forests
Water Sanitation vs. Religious Freedom
E.P.A. Cracks Down on Amish Agricultural Pollution
A Plant That Thrives When Used as a Toilet
California State Assembly Bans Plastic Bags
Nudging Recycling From Less Waste to None
Finding the Best Composter
Chicken Poop Maintenance and Water Pollution Control
A Bottle Bill That Will Rot Your Teeth
Coal Powered Selenium Waste in the Water Supply
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Bottled Water Industry Combats Anti-Green Perceptions with Pretend Journalism
New Diets to Reduce Cow Burps
African Development Stories
African Farmers Displaced as Investors Move In
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For Some Bushmen, a Homeland Worth Fighting For
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President of the Gambia Sends his Militias on a Witchhunt
Ill Will Towards the French in Former Colonies
Colonial Soldiers Want More From France
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Diamond Find Could Lift Zimbabwe, or Bolster Mugabe
Camel Caravans Fading from Salt Trade as Timbuktu Slowly Modernizes
Radical Islam meets a Buffer in West Africa
Malians Protest Women's Rights
Senegal Courts Forbids Forcing Children to Beg
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2 Oaths of Office Taken in Ivory Coast
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Cholera Epidemic Follows Drought in Kenya
In Parched Nairobi, Politicians Blamed for Drought Crisis
UN Moves to Avert War over Sudan Partition
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China Spreads Aid in Africa, With a Catch
U.S. Violates Law by Granting Visas to Corrupt Equatorial Guinean Oligarch
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Conflict Minerals Funding the Congolese War
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bana - disease
bana - done, gone, over
banakise - disease seed (germ)
bara - gourd
bara - work
barake - to work
been - grass
biki - pen
bileni - red
bo - poop
bobaga - termite
bobara - poop gourd (butt)
bobaraba - big poop gourd (big butt)
boci - poop message (fart)
boda - poophole
bogo - mud
bogo - mud
boke - to poop
bokeyuro - pooping place
boli - to run
bolo - hand
boloko - circumcision
briki - bricks
brikigoshila - brick mason
bubutiga - big monkey
buru - bread
butigi - bodega
butigitigi - bodega owner
ce - man
chaufferke - driver
chenchen - sand
Christien - Christian
ci - message
da - hole, mouth
daba - hoe
deenia - religion
den - child
dence - boy
denmisen - children
denmuso - girl
difle - cup
dinge - hole
dinge - pit
djinnimuri - magic
dogotoro - doctor
dolo - alcohol
donne donne - little by little
dougou - city
dougouboda - city poop hole (exit from a city)
dugutigi - village chief
dumini - food
duminike - to eat
e - you
e be sho dun! - you eat beans! (the only joke in Mali)
e joo ta! - take your vagina and go! (fuck off)
fali - donkey
fali wotro - donkey cart
fato - crazy, crazy person
fen - thing
fereke - to sell
fimma - black
fono - to vomit
foro - field
forro (rolled like in Spanish) - penis
fugula - hat
fugula nafama - important hat (condom)
fura - medicine
furu - to marry
furusirike - to conduct a marriage ceremony
gabakaruw - rocks
garabout - beggar boy
graveli - gravel
homologue - counterpart
islamiya - Muslim
jakuma - cat
jakuma den - kitten
jemma - white
ji - water
jidaga - cistern
joli - blood
jon - slave
jongolo - boner
joo - vagina
jooke - literally, the verb form of "vagina"; to have sex
kaba - corn
kalo - moon, month
kami - guinea hen
kami fen - guinea hen egg
kan - throat, language
ke - man
keni - cooked rice
kise - seed
ko - to wash
koko - salt
kolon - well
kongo - field
kono - bird
kono - stomach
konoboli - running stomach (diarrhea)
kun - to swallow
kunfulanitu - cholera
liburu - book
malo - uncooked rice
mana - plastic
menagiere - carpenter
mi - to drink
mine - to catch
misi - cow
misimarala - cow herder
misiri - mosque
misitigi - cow owner
mobili - car
mobiliba - big car (bus)
moto - motorcycle
muso - woman
n - I/me
na - sauce
nafa - wealth
nafama - important
nege - metal
negeso - bicycle
negesotigi - bicycle owner
nono - milk
ntori - frog
nu - nose
nugu - booger
nuji - nose water (snot)
nyegen - latrine
nyegenji - latrine water
nyo - millet
pele - shovel
pikaxi - pickax
piki - pick
pyu pyu - completely
saga - sheep
salidaga - plastic teapot used for ass washing
sanike - to buy
segele - guinea worm
segeleke - to limp, as though you have a guinea worm coming out of your foot
seneke - to farm
she - chicken
she fen - chicken thing (egg)
shi dinge - shea butter rotting pit
shi tulu - shea butter
sho - beans
shubaga - evil sorcerer
SIDA - AIDS
sinakun - joking cousin
siri - to tie
so - horse
so - house
sogo - meat
sogoni - little meat (little penis)
sogosogo - to cough
solo - parrot
solo - pulley
soon - to fast
soonkalo - fast month (Ramadan)
sugunye - pee
sugunyeke - to pee
sugunyekeyuro - peeing place
sunguruba - prostitute
sungurubatigi - pimp
ta - go, take
tiga - peanut
tigadega - peanut butter
tigadegana - peanut butter sauce
toh - millet goop, Mali's staple food
tokotokoni - dysentery
tonkono - duck
trueli - trowel
Tubabu - white person
Tubabukan - white person language (French)
Tubabuke - white man
tulu - oil
tumu - worm, worms
wara - any kind of mammal
wara ba - big animal (lion)
wara bileni - red mammal (monkey)
wari - money
waritigi - money owner (rich person)
woro - kola nut
wotro - wagon
wulu - dog
wulu den - puppy
wulutigi - dog owner
wuluwulu - wastewater
wuluwuludinge - wastewater pit
yiri - tree, wood
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