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May 14, 2011
Um, what?

The UAE is putting together a secret mercenary army?! “Blackwater Founder Forms Secret Army for Arab State“.
This is the craziest shit I’ve read in a while:
The force is intended to …

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May 14, 2011
Numbers That Don’t Add Up

Paul Krugman had a good Op-Ed in Thursday’s New York Times: “Seniors, Guns and Money“.
In 2007, there were 20.9 Americans 65 and older for every 100 Americans between the ages …

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Apr 16, 2011
LePage in the Times

The New York Times likes the whole “Tea Party governors are crazy” storyline. It may not be compelling journalism, but I bet it sells papers.
Looks like they just ran another …

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Apr 11, 2011
Muppets in the Media

The Sunday New York Times had an interesting article about the Muppets: “It’s Time for Your Face-Lift, Miss Piggy.”
It’s pretty much about the upcoming November 23, 2011 film The Muppets.
Odd …

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Mar 28, 2011
New York Times on LePage

So we’ve had Jon Stewart, Rachel Maddow and countless blogs chime in on Governor LePage’s decision to remove murals from the Department of Labor.
Let’s add the New York Times to …

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Mar 14, 2011
The Rise of Humanity

Today’s New York Times article has nothing to do with Facebook, in fact, it’s 15,000 years older than the six year old social website. Check out: “Supremacy of a …

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Mar 11, 2011
Proud to be an American

Interesting David Brooks column at the New York Times today: “The Modesty Manifesto“.
Key quote:
If Americans do, indeed, have a different and larger conception of the self than they did …

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Mar 7, 2011

I’ll probably mess this link up, I’m having difficulty with posting links from my phone, but check out this article on left-handedness from today’s New York Times:
“On the Left …

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Mar 7, 2011

While on vacation last week I saw an interesting article in the New York Times: “Once a Villain, Coconut Oil Charms the Health Food World“.
Key quote:
“But my favorite new way …

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Feb 1, 2011
Times on Race

Fascinating article in the New York Times about the large number of multiracial college students these days: “Black? White? Asian? More Young Americans Choose All of the Above“.
Did you know …

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Jan 19, 2011
Starbucks and iPhone

Wow, this combines two of my favorite stories of the last few weeks – one can now pay at Starbucks using one’s iPhone!
Check out: “Now at Starbucks: Buy a Latte …

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Jan 18, 2011
31 Ounces of Coffee

I meant to mention the new Starbucks Coffee logo the other week but was swept up in other nonsense.
It’s okay. Nothing earth-shattering. (Although changing the logo on 16,000-some-odd …

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Jan 12, 2011
Snow in 49 States

I love factoids like this:
With the arrival of snow in New York and the unusually severe storm in the South – which dumped more than a foot of snow in …

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Dec 4, 2010
And Now a Suicide

Last week a murder, this week a suicide. Celebration, Florida is all grown up: “It’s a Small Town After All.”

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Dec 2, 2010
Qatar the Underqatar

(The title only makes sense if you pronounce “Qatar” as “KUH-tar”).
So it looks like they’ll be playing the 2022 World Cup in the warm Middle Eastern sun: “Russia and Qatar …

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Nov 29, 2010
double-u, double-u, double-u

This is from a few weeks ago, but I love word origins, here’s the etymology of the world wide web: “Web.”

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Oct 12, 2010
Cordoba House Parallels

I guess I haven’t talked about the Cordoba House Islamic Center at 51 Park Place on Manhattan for some time, but the other day I ran across a fantastic article …

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Aug 10, 2010
Saab’s Future

Why am I on a car kick this week?
Just read an interesting blog over at the New York Times: “Saab’s Owners Offer a Peek Into Its Future.”
I’ve had a soft-spot …

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Aug 7, 2010
One Last Thing on Hiroshima

Some articles about Hiroshima point out that a number of Japanese citizens feel that we should apologize for the atomic attacks: “At Hiroshima Ceremony, a First for a U.S. Envoy.”
I …

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Aug 5, 2010
A-Rod Deserves a Star

So this finally happened yesterday: “Rodriguez Hits 600th Career Home Run.”
Yep, give that guy a star!

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