Monthly Archives: August 2014

college students

August 25, 2014 by Anne Curzan Why I’m Asking You Not to Use Laptops   First, if you have your laptop open, it is almost impossible not to check email or briefly surf the Internet, even if you don’t mean … Continue reading

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viveka

Kirkegaard warns us of too comfortable living: A wild duck settled in a cozy barn-yard where he ate his fill for many months. He did not spread his wings to fight the strong winds that blew over his head. He … Continue reading

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suicide by cop

Individuals shot while holding knives are often seen as trying to commit suicide by cop and cops too often oblige. Police are not mental health experts, but they are tasked with public safety. Is killing suicidal, distressed, or disoriented individuals … Continue reading

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fruits

Forbidden fruit is a phrase that originates from  Genesis concerning Adam and Eve in Genesis 2:16–17. In the narrative, the fruit of good and evil was eaten by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. As a metaphor, the … Continue reading

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THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER

Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? And … Continue reading

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Noam Chomsky visits Google

Published on Apr 8, 2014 Professor Noam Chomsky visits Google Cambridge to answer the following questions from Googlers: 1. Your early view of the potential abuse of the Internet as a political medium seemed to convey a wait and see … Continue reading

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US economy

The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World’s Richest APRIL 22, 2014 The American middle class, long the most affluent in the world, has lost that distinction. While the wealthiest Americans are outpacing many of their global peers, a … Continue reading

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The marriage of Mahmoud Mansour and Morel Malka

Published 07:13 18.08.14 Israel’s mixed marriage controversy: How low have we sunk? By Aeyal Gross That the marriage of Mahmoud Mansour and Morel Malka became a subject for public debate is embarrassing and testifies to how low we have sunk. … Continue reading

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Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

My plea to the people of Israel: Liberate yourselves by liberating Palestine Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, in an exclusive article for Haaretz, calls for a global boycott of Israel and urges Israelis and Palestinians to look beyond their leaders for … Continue reading

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Colorado’s marijuana market

Tina Griego for the Washington Post Guardian Weekly, Tuesday 19 August 2014 05.00 EDT That the black market bustles in the emerging days of legalisation is not unexpected. By some reckonings, it will continue as long as residents of other … Continue reading

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