Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Kicking the Facebook Habit - NYTimes.com

So far, I have failed to get addicted, by a long shot!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wrong Turn on Syria: Helping Assad? - NYTimes.com

If we do not figure out where we want to go, we'll never know if we get "there".

Wrong Turn on Syria: No Convincing Plan - NYTimes.com

He has not convinced me so I am supporting the President on faith.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Arctic ice cap in a ‘death spiral’ | The Australian

Astounding. No Arctic ice for 4 months of the year within 5 years????

After Surgery, Surprise $117,000 Medical Bill From Doctor He Didn’t Know - NYTimes.com

I think the biggest problem is that we the patients have dropped out of the deal for our health care. We are not given an estimate up front, progress billing and a comprehensive statement at the end. It is the private affair of insurers and health care providers. That has always struck me as very dumb. We should be involved, advocating for ourselves and for benefits we might earn from insurers if successful in reducing costs.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Is The NFL Too Big To Fail? : NPR

I agree.

terry maguire photo - Google Search

Fascinating search results!

Much at Stake as Xi Jinping, Chinese Leader, Visits India - NYTimes.com

I don't think any of us can really get our arms around how important for the world is this relationship bringing together well more than 2,000,000,000 people!

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Assault Weapon Myth - NYTimes.com

Too many guns in America.

The Great Unraveling - NYTimes.com

It makes one think.

Ray Rice and His Rage - NYTimes.com

While we deservedly chastise the NFL events and people, we need to celebrate the decline in these crimes as displayed on the chart. No cause for satisfaction as zero must remain the goal!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The Daily Tar Heel :: Get to know four UNC startups for Sept. 9, 2014

I hope the Freedom Code initiative succeeds.

Nouvelle concentration record des gaz à effet de serre - 7SUR7.be


An excerpt of "The Happiness of Pursuit" | MSNBC

Interesting tale.

Statement 1

Home Depot seems to be stepping up to the plate on this isssue. They deserve some credit for doing so, but measured alongside of the failure to protect our records.

Monday, September 08, 2014

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Just 13, and Working Risky 12-Hour Shifts in the Tobacco Fields - NYTimes.com

This is a terrible blemish on North Carolina - first, because we grow tobacco at all, and second, because of the way the workers are treated. Will we see a statewide politician say that we need to eliminate tobacco growing in the state? That will come just after one of them promises to reduce the number of guns in NC. We have too many of them and too much tobacco. None of either is a goal worth pursuing!

Foreign Powers Buy Influence at Think Tanks - NYTimes.com

I don't get the difference between a country and a corporation (US or foreign-based) and individuals with an agenda and money to fund it.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Cruising Attitude: 'Recliner Rebellion' Building In The Sky : NPR

I think the airlines have reached a wall of passenger resentment.

Friday, September 05, 2014

Preserving the Lighthouse, Not Just the Light - NYTimes.com

I'm one of those who loves lighthouses! (And that's a former United Coast Guard officer speaking!)

NC Men Freed After 30 Years Will Seek Pardons - ABC News

I don't understand the need for pardons and I think we the people of NC should at least double the 750,000 that each may be entitled to receive. What is the full cost of prosecution, appeals, incarceration to the State of NC and who bears responsibility, both legal and financial for this amount? Someone should.

Avoir un hobby rend plus productif au travail

Good item on which to reflect!

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Interview: Bob Shacochis, Author Of "The Woman Who Lost Her Soul" : NPR

"I consider myself a writer who writes about American expatriates. And if I have any overt cause as a writer besides writing the best prose I can, it's to try to make Americans have a more visceral feeling about how America impacts everybody in the world."

NPR Search : NPR

Project Xpat.

Global School In Rural Edgecombe Is 'Recipe For Success’ | WUNC

Seems pretty neat to me. I wish I had been a student there!

CVS' decision to stop selling tobacco deserves even more praise!

I hope customers and the market thank them for this.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Two California Judges Censured for Sex in Chambers - NYTimes.com

They ought to go to jail for abuse of public office.

DNA Clears Two Convicted In ’83 Murder - NYTimes.com

North Carolina has so much room for improvement starting with lavish compensation to these three men.

Girl's family say they're "devastated" by Uzi instructor's death - CBS News

It's too late to be smart. Putting that gun in their daughter's hands is totally inexcusable; they should be prosecuted for reckless endangerment of a minor.

Delta Airlines flight from Queens diverted over reclining seat argument  - NY Daily News

Before someone gets hurt, the airlines must reconsider sardine flying. They crossed the line and need to retreat.