Monthly Archives: August 2017

The Photos the U.S. and Saudi Arabia Don’t Want You to See – by Nicholas Kristof – NYT

“Let’s be blunt: With U.S. and U.K.complicity, the Saudi governmentis committing war crimes in Yemen.“The country is on the brink of famine, with over 60 percent of the population not knowing where their next meal will come from,” the leaders … Continue reading

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Mumbai flooding causes transport chaos – BBC News

“Heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai have thrown the Indian city’s transport systems into chaos.Some roads have been hit by waist-deep flooding.Officials are calling on people to stay at home. More than 16 million people have been affected by seasonal floods … Continue reading

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What’s yours is mine in China but is sharing at a peak? – BBC News

Ok, so car sharing makes perfect sense. And we get bike sharing, too. But ball sharing?At a sports complex in Beijing, Wang Hui En scans a code on a locker with his smartphone.The door clicks open and out pops a … Continue reading

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Many Shades of the U.S. at War – The New York Times

“I’m just back from visiting all of our key air bases in Iraq, Afghanistan and along the Persian Gulf, and I find myself wrestling with two stark contrasts: the contrast between what is happening there in the air and what … Continue reading

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How Roger Federer Upgraded His Game – The New York Times

“Seeing Federer hit a two-hander makes you feel like a witness to a double felony, a crime against both art and nature. Federer, Nadal, Murray and Novak Djokovic have dominated the second week of majors for a decade, but only … Continue reading

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punctuation – Why does the multi-paragraph quotation rule exist? – English Language & Usage Stack Exchange

The answer to this question clearly explains the standard rule that when you have multiple quoted paragraphs, each new paragraph starts with an opening quotation mark, but only the final quoted paragraph has a closing quotation mark at its end. … Continue reading

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Mr. Trump on Afghanistan: More of the Same; No End in Sight – The New York Times

“If there is a compelling case to be made for deepening the United States military involvement in Afghanistan, where the 16-year-old war has already lasted longer than any other in American history, President Trump did not make it in his … Continue reading

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The Deep Seas Are Alive With Light – The New York Times

This is too amazing for words. “In 1932, William Beebe wedged his lanky body into a cramped submersible and became the first scientist to descend into the sea’s inky darkness. A tiny window let him gaze out. Later, he described … Continue reading

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From Kabul to Baghdad- My Bird’s-Eye – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

“Since I can’t explain Trump’s Middle East, let me explain what I saw here — three things in particular: I saw a new way of mounting warfare by the United States in Iraq. I saw in this new warfare a … Continue reading

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Charlottesville- ISIS and Us – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

“AL UDEID, Qatar — I’ve been on the road since the Charlottesville killing. I am traveling around the Arab world and Afghanistan with the chief of the U.S. Air Force, Gen. David Goldfein; his civilian boss, the Air Force secretary, … Continue reading

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