Monthly Archives: October 2012

Thinking Aloud: Top 5 List of Scary Things

Oct. 31, 2012 by Darius Today is Halloween in the US, where we celebrate “scary” things and eat lots of candy.  In honor of the occasion, here are a few real-life things that I find scary. #5:  A nuclear Iran.  … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “A Sense of Place”

“A Sense of Place” The Economist Special Report:  Technology and Geography, Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2012, pp.3-6 http://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21565007-geography-matters-much-ever-despite-digital-revolution-says-patrick-lane “The digital and the physical world are interacting ever more closely. The rapidly declining cost of communications and computing power has already wrought … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Weather in History

Oct. 30, 2012 by Darius As you have probably seen on the news, the east coast of the US was hit by a massive storm, Hurricane Sandy, inflicting huge amounts of damage.  This extreme weather reminded me of the many … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Protesters in China Won’t Stop at Success”

“Protesters in China Won’t Stop at Success” The Washington Post, Oct. 29, 2012, p.A10 http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/protests-in-chinese-city-over-chemical-factory-expansion-resume-after-clashes-with-police/2012/10/27/e36b4cce-20a5-11e2-8817-41b9a7aaabc7_story.html “After a weekend of protests by thousands of citizens over pollution fears, a local Chinese government relented Sunday and agreed that a petrochemical factory would … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Iran and Afghanistan

Oct. 29, 2012 by Darius Throughout Afghanistan, an outside group is building influence, providing money for homes, medical treatment, food, weddings, and even suitcases of cash to President Hamid Karzai.  It’s not the US.  It’s not the Taliban or Pakistan.  … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Unsettled for a Long Time Yet”

“Unsettled for a Long Time Yet” The Economist, Oct. 20, 2012, pp.36-37 http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21564861-fifty-years-after-nasty-high-altitude-war-border-dispute-remains-unresolved “Tensions had risen in the late 1950s over the disputed border, 3,380km (2,100 miles) long, when India learnt of a new road the Chinese had built through … Continue reading

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What’s New Here: Oct. 29, 2012

As you know if you have read “Who Is Darius?” I live in the Washington, DC area.  We are about to be hit by a convergence of storms, including Hurricane Sandy, a situation that usually knocks our power out for … Continue reading

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