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- It’s a dog eat dog world in Southeast Asia – “Canine cuisine in Vietnam, Korea and parts of China is nothing new”
- Half of Fortune 500s, US Govt. Still Infected with DNSChanger Trojan – Krebs on Security
- Appropriate Office Attire – “When your mantra is to look like you’re going someplace better later, then you have permission to add that signature flourish which sets you apart.”
- In Praise of Kindergarten Style Payback
- Notes on legislative power accumulation: adding and extracting value – “contrary to what your cynical uncle says … if Members [of Congress] did not concern themselves with getting re-elected, both the theoretical and practical underpinnings of republican representation tend to fall apart.”
- Transparency in college admissions – “Schools like Harvard and Princeton brag that each year they reject numerous applicants such as Jian Li (who filed a complaint against Princeton) who score a perfect 2400 on the SAT. How would we feel if it were revealed that almost all of these rejected top scorers, year after year, were Asian-Americans? I challenge Harvard and Princeton to refute this possibility.”
- Obama’s Neocon Moment – “[President Obama] believes, as his predecessor did, in the necessity of the U.S. military to act beyond its constitutionally mandated function, put out any fires that flare across the globe, and underwrite world security.”
- “Reid: This year’s budget is done,” by Vicki Needham, The Hill
- Pedants Are Revolting: Grammar Nitpick Sparks Barnyard Henpeck – “All the usual characters show up for the Hobbesian copyedit of all against all. Even the romantic who sings that we must cast aside these Latinate chains that bind our rough Teutonic tongue and give full Nordic will to the Queen’s English.”
- Social Media and Email Are More Addictive Than Alcohol and Cigarettes
- A Quick and Beautiful Online Course About Bone Biology from Amgen
- Shop is Not a Four-Letter Word – “There is nothing wrong with the hands-on education your father received. Actually, it was alright, but somewhere along the way, we forgot just how lost we’d be as a society without it.”
- High Society: Washington’s Love Affair With Marijuana – “‘This is a town where I could probably kill 200 major careers if I wanted to be a complete prick,’ says Allen St. Pierre, executive director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML).” Make that 201.
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