Monthly Archives: March 2018

“Why I am still grateful” op-ed by Peter Wehner – NYT

I am grateful for my family, friends, community, our country, and this wonderful world. I pray every day that we practice good stewardship, as part of our celebration and gratitude for life. “Why I am still grateful,” the op-ed below, … Continue reading

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CreateSpace Community: Creating a PDF for Print

. Creating a PDF for PrintBy Laurel, CreateSpace PrePress If you’re planning to submit your own fully-formatted files to CreateSpace for publication, you’ll first need to format your book document according to CreateSpace specifications using our online submission guidelines. Before … Continue reading

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Greece’s Island of Despair – The New York Times

His brown eyes sunken and flat, Jahangir Baroch had spent another sleepless night in the metal container on the Greek island of Lesbos where he has lived for more than a year. “There was no electricity in the container last … Continue reading

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Opinion | These Kids Could Tutor World Leaders – by Nicholas Kristof – NYT

  NDONGA, Central African Republic — This remote village doesn’t have an official school, and there’s no functioning government to build one. So the villagers, desperate to improve their children’s lives, used branches and leaves to construct their own dirt-floor … Continue reading

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Opinion | Facebook Isn’t Just Violating Our Privacy – By Noam Cohen – NYT

Even as it issues full-page apologies in print newspapers promising ritualistically “to do better,” Facebook and its allies have minimized the importance of the seismic revelation that the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, which worked on behalf of the Trump … Continue reading

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A Cyberattack Hobbles Atlanta and Security Experts Shudder – The New York Times

ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta’s 8,000 employees got the word on Tuesday that they had been waiting for: It was O.K. to turn their computers on. But as the city government’s desktops, hard drives and printers flickered back to … Continue reading

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How to Protect Yourself (and Your Friends) on Facebook – The New York Times

• Audit your Facebook apps. If you used Facebook to sign in to a third-party website, game or app, those services may continue to access your personal data. On Facebook, go to the settings page and click on the Apps … Continue reading

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Can Jim Mattis Hold the Line in Trump’s ‘War Cabinet’? – By ROBERT F. WORTH – NYT Magazine

One morning in mid-November, while answering routine press questions about aircraft carriers off the Korean Peninsula and de-confliction zones in Syria, Jim Mattis quietly hinted at something far more important. The United States would not be withdrawing its forces from … Continue reading

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A Hawk Takes Flight – by Ross Douthat – NYT

“Now that John Bolton has finally ascended from the limbo of the green room to the Valhalla of the White House, we need to settle the first question of his tenure: Is he a “neocon” or a “paleocon”? I have … Continue reading

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Bigger Is Not Better for Ocean Conservation – by Luiz A. Rocha – NYT

Those areas — totaling almost 350,000 square miles — will encompass islands some 600 miles offshore and increase Brazil’s protected areas to nearly 25 percent of its waters from about 1.5 percent now. The Ministry of the Environment is creating … Continue reading

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