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La France et Apple

Les réserves financières

de la France: 30 milliards de dollars
de la Russie: 400 milliards de dollars
d’Apple: 159 milliards de dollars.

J’ai enseigné pendant vingt-cinq ans au beau milieu de Silicon Valley. 308 more words

Current Events

Statistics and Sacrifices

Being a sociology student, I occasionally look up statistics. Just to keep on top of the demographics of the city. You know, the usual. Today I was researching the population size of Detroit. 1,031 more words

Local Story: The Massie-Kahahawai Case and the Culture of History

The Massie-Kahahawai case of 1931–1932 shook the Territory of Hawai‘i to its very core. Thalia Massie, a young Navy wife, alleged that she had been kidnapped and raped by “some Hawaiian boys” in Waikīkī. 311 more words

History

"DANCING WITH DYNAMITE: Social Movements and States in Latin America", a book by Benjamin Dangl (AK Press)

Synopsis: In the past decade, grassroots social movements played major roles in electing left-leaning governments throughout Latin America, but subsequent relations between the streets and the states remain uneasy.

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Self-limiting beliefs

Quote from the Tom Robbins novel Skinny Legs and All: “When a person accepts a broader definition of reality, a broader net is cast upon the waters of fortune.” 30 more words

Pickup

Politics, zombies and society

I am unashamedly addicted to The Walking Dead and do love a good zombie flick. The shuffling and, I presume smelly, bitten are not restricted to film and television. 404 more words

Scary Thing