30 March 2011

Arriving as Pregnant Tourists, Leaving With American Babies

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/29/us/29babies.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Microsoft Co-Founder Hits Out at Gates

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703806304576232051635476200.html

Only 14, Bangladeshi girl charged with adultery was lashed to death

http://articles.cnn.com/2011-03-29/world/bangladesh.lashing.death_1_alya-lashes-elders?_s=PM:WORLD

The Morality of Mealtime

http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2062252,00.html

When a Girl Is Executed … for Being Raped

http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/30/when-a-girl-is-executed-for-being-raped/

How Women Really Feel About Their Facebook Friends

http://mashable.com/2011/03/30/women-facebook-survey/

Secret Space Plane Can’t Hide From Amateur Sleuths

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/03/secret-space-plane-cant-hide-from-amateur-sleuths/

Raising an Accidental Prodigy

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704559904576230570655238148.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Foreign tourists seek children for sex in Acapulco

http://articles.cnn.com/2011-03-29/world/mexico.acapulco.child.prostitution_1_foreign-tourists-streets-shelter?_s=PM:WORLD

26 March 2011

Artifacts upend theory on first North Americans - A cache of 15,500-year-old artifacts found buried in a Texas flood plain predates the well-known Clovis people, long thought to be the first inhabitants of the New World

http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-first-americans-20110326,0,7839145.story

American teachers under attack - With state budgets buckling, American teachers are facing the erosion of tenure protection, employee benefits, and other job protections that they fought for and won years ago

Wikipedia: Macrobiotic Diet


Wikipedia: Macrobiotic Diet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macrobiotic_diet
Google Search: Macrobiotic Diet
http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=Macrobiotic+Diet&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

Unpaid jobs: The new normal? - While businesses are generally wary of the risks of using unpaid labor, companies that have used free workers say it can pay off when done right

http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2011/03/25/unpaid-jobs-the-new-normal/

The Price of Taxing the Rich - The top 1% of earners fill the coffers of states like California and New York during a boom—and leave them starved for revenue in a bust

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704604704576220491592684626.html

Bob Herbert: Losing Our Way

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/26/opinion/26herbert.html

Food dyes’ favor fades as possible links to hyperactivity emerge

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/food_dyes_favor_fades_as_possible_links_to_hyperactivity_emerge/2011/03/24/AFmAhoYB_story.html?wprss=rss_homepage

Savings Experiment: How Steep a Price Should You Pay for a Cup of Tea?

http://www.walletpop.com/2011/03/22/savings-experiment-how-steep-a-price-should-you-pay-for-a-cup-o/

Thomas Jefferson's Cut-and-Paste Bible - Our third president sought to separate the words of Jesus from the 'corruptions' of his followers

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704425804576220612714039084.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Scientists finish a 53-year-old classic experiment on the origins of life

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience/2011/03/21/scientists-finish-a-53-year-old-classic-experiment-on-the-origins-of-life/

It’s Tracking Your Every Move and You May Not Even Know

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/26/business/media/26privacy.html

21 March 2011

Cosmonaut Crashed Into Earth 'Crying In Rage'

http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2011/03/21/134597833/cosmonaut-crashed-into-earth-crying-in-rage

In a renaissance for radio, more listeners are tuning in

http://www.usatoday.com/money/media/2011-03-21-Radio-listeners-growing.htm

Open Network Foundation Pursues New Standards

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/22/technology/internet/22internet.html?src=busln

The Secrets to Long Life: Worry, Work Hard and Marry Well (If You're a Man)


http://healthland.time.com/2011/03/17/the-secrets-to-long-life-theyre-not-what-you-thought/

The F-35: A Weapon That Costs More Than Australia - The U.S. will ultimately spend $1 trillion for these fighter planes. Where's the outrage over Washington's culture of waste?

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/03/the-f-35-a-weapon-that-costs-more-than-australia/72454/

The Most Powerful Grower in Napa

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704893604576200842057088206.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Nintendo Turns Up Its Nose at ‘Garage Developers’

http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2011/03/nintendo-garage-developers/

Practical Matters: Number of prediabetics rising in the U.S. - Many don't know they have the condition, experts say, adding that they'll advance to Type 2 diabetes if they don't exercise moderately and improve their diet

The Evolving Mission of Google

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/21/business/media/21carr.html?src=busln

The Wristwatch Is Reimagined. Will Young Shoppers Care?

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/20/business/20digi.html?src=twrhp

How to Beat the Salad Bar

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/20/magazine/mag-20Subversion-t.html

Supermoon Photos: Moon Makes Close Encounter

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/20/supermoon-photos-moon-mak_n_838115.html#s255567&title=A_perigee_moon

Educated, Unemployed and Frustrated

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/21/opinion/21klein.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

400-pound marathoner celebrates nine hours, 48 minutes and 52 seconds of 'pure hell' - Gneiting, a former national champion sumo wrestler, finishes the L.A. Marathon and may have set a Guinness record

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-fatman-20110321,0,3121345.story

Ghosts of Chile - President Obama has an opportunity to confront the trauma inflicted by Pinochet's regime, and by the United States

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-dorfman-chile-obama-20110320,0,4363300.story

Love and the Little Things - Yes, nest eggs are important. But simple acts and shared memories will grace the years to come

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703803904576152120199334058.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Listen: Secret Libya Psyops, Caught by Online Sleuths

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/03/secret-libya-psyops/

Twitter, telegram and e-mail: Famous first lines

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12784072
There is no reason to expect the reality of immeasurable and unbounded life to satisfy your puny little thoughts ~ Kodo Sawaki (1880-1965)

Frankenstein: 10 possible meanings


Frankenstein: 10 possible meanings
Readers' new meanings for Frankenstein
Wikipedia: Frankenstein
A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing ~ Albert Camus (1913-1960)

Identifying photocopy machine poses problem for Cuyahoga County official

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2011/03/identifying_photocopy_machine.html

Five myths about nuclear energy

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/5-myths-about-nuclear-energy/2011/03/15/AB9P3Oe_story.html

Bosnian police seize 2 million child porn photos

Bosnian police seize 2 million child porn photos
Wikipedia: Child Pornography

Reuben Margolin: Kinetic Sculptures

Youtube: Kinetic Wave Sculptures
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dehXioMIKg0
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http://www.reubenmargolin.com/
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20 March 2011

It is to be remarked that a good many people are born curiously unfitted for the fate waiting them on this earth ~ Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

Look Who’s Meditating Now

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/20/fashion/20TM.html

Daito Kokushi "On Zen"

There is a reality even prior to heaven and earth;
Indeed, it has no form, much less a name;
Eyes fail to see it; It has no voice for ears to detect;
To call it Mind or Buddha violates its nature,
For it then becomes like a visionary flower in the air;
It is not Mind, nor Buddha;
Absolutely quiet, and yet illuminating in a mysterious way,
It allows itself to be perceived only by the clear-eyed.
It is Dharma truly beyond form and sound;
It is Tao having nothing to do with words.
Wishing to entice the blind,
The Buddha has playfully let words escape his golden mouth;
Heaven and earth are ever since filled with entangling briars.
O my good worthy friends gathered here,
If you desire to listen to the thunderous voice of the Dharma,
Exhaust your words, empty your thoughts,
For then you may come to recognize this One Essence.
Says Hui the Brother, "The Buddha's Dharma
Is not to be given up to mere human sentiments." 
.
Daito Kokushi (1282 - 1337)

The Quiet Importance of Sound - The Experience of Hitting a Golf Ball Is Surprisingly Related to What You Hear

The Japanese Could Teach Us a Thing or Two

Crime-lab worker's errors cast doubt on military verdicts

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/03/20/110548/crime-lab-workers-errors-cast.html

Ted Danson: My Favorite Mistake - On his youthful crime of passion

http://www.newsweek.com/2011/03/20/my-favorite-mistake.html

How to Get Smart Again - The way we teach our children history has undermined our chances for success

http://www.newsweek.com/2011/03/20/how-to-get-smart-again.html#

Quinoa’s Global Success Creates Quandary at Home

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/20/world/americas/20bolivia.html

Mental Health First Aid USA

http://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/cs/program_overview/

Whatever Nuclear Power’s Threat, No Easy Alternatives

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/21/business/energy-environment/21green.html?src=busln