Author Archives: David Lindsay Jr

About David Lindsay Jr

David Lindsay is the author of "The Tay Son Rebellion, Historical Fiction of Eighteenth- Century Vietnam," that covers a bloody civil war from 1770 to 1802. It was published by Footmad and Cherry Blossom Press on September 11, 2017. Find more about it at, also known as,

Trump’s Chance to Save American Steel – By SCOTT N. PAUL – NYT

“In April 2016, Donald Trump stood in front of supporters in Pittsburgh and declared he would bring the country’s steel jobs back. On Thursday, he returns to western Pennsylvania as a president yet to deliver on that promise. While America … Continue reading

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Earth’s Warming Continued in 2017. And That Was Without El Niño. – NYT

Gray Is Green shared a link. Published by David Lindsay · 14 mins ·  Earth’s Warming Continued in 2017. And That Was Without El Niño. Researchers reported Thursday that 2017 average global temperatures are just below the record set in 2016. The result was a surprise … Continue reading

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John Stuart Mill Showed Democracy as a Way of Life – The New York Times

This year we’ve been so besieged by Donald Trump’s shriveled nature that we sometimes forget what full and courageous human life looks like. And so today I’d like to hold up John Stuart Mill, the second in our Heroes of … Continue reading

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Facebook Doesn’t Like What It Sees When It Looks in the Mirror – The New York Times

  DECADES ago, the brilliant satirist Tom Lehrer skewered the engineer’s willful ignorance of the consequences of his designs in a ditty about Wernher von Braun, the scientist who moved from Nazi Germany’s rocket factories to the United States space … Continue reading

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War’s Other Victims: Animals – The New York Times

In 1996, when war broke out in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, just 31 northern white rhinos remained in Garamba National Park, the last stronghold of this endangered species. Armed militias reached the park less than a … Continue reading

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Mr. Trump- Meet a Hero Whom You Maligned – Nicholas Kristof – NYT

“In 1885, a poor, uneducated 16-year-old boy arrived in our country from Germany at a time when immigrants were often looked down on by affluent Americans. This boy was ambitious and entrepreneurial, and, despite language problems, he earned some money … Continue reading

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David Lindsay’s Tennis handicap called Uncle Bob and Moral Hazard

David Lindsay’s Tennis handicap called Uncle Bob and Moral Hazard The Uncle Bob Handicap, is named after my Uncle Bob Foote, who placed tennis till he was 91. You must hit the ball so that the weaker player can reach … Continue reading

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A Beginner’s Guide to Backing Up Photos – The New York Times

One of the most effective ways to back up photos on smartphones is by using one of several well-known cloud services, such as Apple iCloud, Google Photos, Amazon’s Prime Photos, and Dropbox. One reason you should use them is that … Continue reading

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Iranian and Saudi Youth Try to Bury 1979 – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

“The biggest question about the recent protests in Iran — combined with the recent lifting of religious restrictions in Saudi Arabia — is whether together they mark the beginning of the end of the hard-right puritanical turn that the Muslim … Continue reading

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Fighting Climate Change- One Laundry Load at a Time – by Stanley Reed – NYT

Fighting Climate Change, One Laundry Load at a Time Experts in the study of fungi are playing a bigger role in improving laundry detergents and, by extension, leading efforts to cut energy use. NYTIMES.COM Modern detergents contain as many as … Continue reading

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