Monthly Archives: October 2016

We Don’t Need a ‘War’ on Climate Change, We Need a Revolution – The New York Times

This year is on track to become the hottest ever recorded, and a growing number of environmentalists are using a particular type of language in response. Some are calling for a huge “mobilization” to “combat” climate change. In an article … Continue reading

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A Little-Noticed Fact About Trade: It’s No Longer Rising – The New York Times

“The constant flow of goods from Asia to the United States was briefly interrupted last month after Hanjin, the South Korean shipping line, filed for bankruptcy, stranding several dozen of its cargo ships on the high seas. It was a … Continue reading

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An Exiled Editor Traces the Roots of Democratic Thought in China – The New York Times

Hu Ping is the editor of the pro-democracy journal Beijing Spring, based in New York. But in 1975, he was 28 and living in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu, a recently returned “educated youth” who had been sent down … Continue reading

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Who Are We? – by Tom Friedman – The New York Times

“DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — THE 9/11 suicide attack, spearheaded by 19, mostly Saudi, young men in the name of Islam, ignited a debate in the Sunni Arab world about religion and how their societies could have produced such suicidal … Continue reading

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Rodrigo Duterte- in Japan- Calls for U.S. Troops to Exit Philippines in 2 Years – The New York Times

“TOKYO — President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, on a trip to Japan, said Wednesday that he wanted all foreign troops out of his country within “maybe two years” and that he was willing to revoke base-hosting agreements with the … Continue reading

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A Time to Kill (1996 film) – Wikipedia

A Time to Kill is a 1996 American crime drama film adaptation of John Grisham’s 1989 novel of the same name, directed by Joel Schumacher. Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Matthew McConaughey, and Kevin Spacey star, with Oliver Platt, Ashley … Continue reading

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The Pentagon’s ‘Terminator Conundrum’: Robots That Could Kill on Their Own – The New York Times

“CAMP EDWARDS, Mass. — The small drone, with its six whirring rotors, swept past the replica of a Middle Eastern village and closed in on a mosque-like structure, its camera scanning for targets.No humans were remotely piloting the drone, which … Continue reading

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Editorial: Vietnam locks her up – Washington Post in New Haven Register

“On Oct. 10, police in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa arrested a popular blogger, Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, 37, who writes under the pen name Mother Mushroom. She is co-founder of a network of independent bloggers who often find … Continue reading

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For Confucius and His Descendants- a Cultural Comeback – by Amy Qin – The New York Times

  “XI’AN, China — Among the qualifications Kong Dexin had to direct and choreograph a flashy new dance-drama about the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius, one in particular stood out.According to Ms. Kong, 34, she is a 77th-generation descendant of that … Continue reading

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Essential Reading for Young Adventurers | Outside Online

  “You remember the book that did it for you, the book you found on a library field trip that—pow!—suddenly put you right freaking there at that storm-battered base camp or on that threadbare raft as it was pummeled by … Continue reading

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