Monthly Archives: October 2017

Russian Influence Reached 126 Million Through Facebook Alone – The New York Times

“WASHINGTON — Russian agents intending to sow discord among American citizens disseminated inflammatory posts that reached 126 million users on Facebook, published more than 131,000 messages on Twitter and uploaded over 1,000 videos to Google’s YouTube service, according to copies … Continue reading

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How to Fix Facebook? We Asked 9 Experts – The New York Times

Good article to start thinking more carefully about fixing Facebook. Here are my favorite two writers. An interesting point early on, Facebook should require real proof of identity, but this reform would hurt dissidents and whistle blowers around the world. … Continue reading

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The Uninhabitable Village – by Anand and Singh – NYT

Beautiful, but horrible. James Lovelock predicted that much of the middle of our earth would become uninhabitable. Unfortunately, it is happening, as he predicted.

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How Climate Change Is Playing Havoc With Olive Oil (and Farmers) – The New York Times

“. . Olive trees are hardy survivors. In the Bible, a dove brings an olive leaf to Noah on the ark, a sign that the world is not entirely destroyed. Olive oil is central to food and folklore across the … Continue reading

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Heroin- nazis- and Agent Orange: inside the $66 billion merger of the year | World | Thanh Nien Daily

  From the archive of Thanh Nien Daily, 9/16/2016 From Bloomberg News. “These companies used to sell heroin and Agent Orange. Now, they want to form the world’s largest supplier of seeds and pesticides. EU seen approving weed-killer ingredient glyphosate … Continue reading

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Does he know? Do they Know? By David Lindsay Jr.

Does he know? Do they Know?        By David Lindsay Jr.      April 24, 2017 “Do they know?” is the refrain of a famous song by Gian Carlo Menotti in Amahl and the Night Visitors. The crippled boy’s mother laments: Do … Continue reading

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How Much Protein Do We Need? – The New York Times

“Q. It seems that many people who are not elite athletes are now hyper-focused on protein consumption. How much protein does the average adult need to consume daily? A. The recommended intake for a healthy adult is 46 grams of … Continue reading

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Composting Ashes: Is Ash Good For Compost? – www.gardeningknowhow.com

By Nikki Tilley(Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden) “Is ash good for compost? Yes. Since ashes do not contain nitrogen and will not burn plants, they can be useful in the garden, especially in the compost pile. Wood ash compost can … Continue reading

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My Interview With a Rohingya Refugee: What Do You Say to a Woman Whose Baby Was Thrown Into a Fire? – by Jeffrey Gettleman – NYT

“As I walked out of the refugee camp, my phone rang. The instant I said hello, my wife could hear it in my voice.“What’s wrong?” she asked.“I just finished the worst interview of my life,” I said. I was standing … Continue reading

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The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More. – The New York Times

“When North Korean hackers tried to steal $1 billion from the New York Federal Reserve last year, only a spelling error stopped them. They were digitally looting an account of the Bangladesh Central Bank, when bankers grew suspicious about a … Continue reading

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