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26

Feb

2012

The Start of the Net

In ancient Israel, it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a young wife by the name of Dot. And Dot Com was a comely woman, broad of shoulder and long of leg. Indeed, she was often called Amazon Dot Com.
 
And she said unto Abraham, her husband, "Why dost thou travel so far from town to town with thy goods when thou can trade without ever leaving thy tent?"
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Sun

26

Feb

2012

History - Detroit Michigan

From 1910 to 1920,HamtramckMichigan grew from 3,589 to 45,615 residents, leading the nation in growth for that period.

During the lumber boom era, the row of
 saloons that lined Water Street in Bay City
,was known as'Hell's Half Mile'.

In 1936,Escanaba, Michigan harvested and processed 100,000 sq. ft. of birds eye maple to be used in the English Luxury Liner, the Queen Mary.
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Thu

23

Feb

2012

Marshaling the Winds of Mongolia

February 22, 2012, 4:25 PM

NEW YORK TIMES

By DYLAN WALSH

 

Construction is to begin in March on Mongolia’s first wind farm, and its backers hope it will be the beginning of a renewable energy boom.

 

Mongolia’s first wind installation is a $120 million project that will provide 5 percent of the country’s electricity demand. Transmission lines were installed last year, while turbine construction waited out the fierce Mongolian winter. It is scheduled to begin in March.

 

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Thu

23

Feb

2012

Anniversary of the Great Railway Strike of 1877

Samuel Jones Tilden - 25th Governor of New York
Samuel Jones Tilden - 25th Governor of New York
FEBRUARY 21, 2012 12:45PM

The Great Worker Revolt of 1877

Salon, Toritto's Blog:  1877 Worker's Revolt

 

Not  too many folks know much about the Great Railroad Strike of 1877, put down by Federal troops. It’s one of those now obscure labor disputes of ancient times; useless information which bears no resemblance to modern day America.  Certainly nothing mentioned in American History class in high school.

 

Au contraire mon frere!

 

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Wed

22

Feb

2012

Owl Series 1

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Wed

22

Feb

2012

Scientists find an alien world 'like no planet we know of'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GJ1214b, shown in this artist’s view, is a super-Earth orbiting a red dwarf star 40 light-years from Earth. New observations from the Hubble Space Telescope show that it is a waterworld enshrouded by a thick, steamy atmosphere. GJ 1214b represents a new type of planet, like nothing seen in the solar system or any other planetary system currently known.

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Fri

17

Feb

2012

Noam Chomsky: American Decline in Perspective, Part 2

In the years of conscious, self-inflicted decline at home, “losses” continued to mount elsewhere.  In the past decade, for the first time in 500 years, South America has taken successful steps to free itself from western domination, another serious loss. The region has moved towards integration, and has begun to address some of the terrible internal problems of societies ruled by mostly Europeanized elites, tiny islands of extreme wealth in a sea of misery.  They have also rid themselves of all U.S. military bases and of IMF controls.  A newly formed organization, CELAC, includes all countries of the hemisphere apart from the U.S. and Canada.  If it actually functions, that would be another step in American decline, in this case in what has always been regarded as “the backyard.”

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Mon

13

Feb

2012

Views From China’s Vice President

PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/GETTY IMAGES -  Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping during a visit to Bangkok in December.
PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/GETTY IMAGES - Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping during a visit to Bangkok in December.

 

Vice President Xi Jinping of China is scheduled to meet with President Obama on Tuesday at the White House. In advance of his visit, the Chinese government invited The Washington Post to submit written questions to the vice president. Following is a transcript of his written answers, as translated and provided to The Post by the Chinese government.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/views-from-chinas-vice-president/2012/02/08/gIQATMyj9Q_story_1.html ]

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Tue

07

Feb

2012

Solutions to Riddles

Number

Answer

 

Explaination

2 A Stamp The stamp travels around the world on the envelope, but it is always in the corner of the envelope.
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Wed

01

Feb

2012

Excerpt from Ultimate Clocks

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Title: "Ultimate Clocks" Author: W. Wayt Gibbs 

Publisher: Scientific American, Special Edition: A Matter of Time
Date: Spring 2012  Pages: 62-63 

 

In today's excerpt - the technology of our daily lives has become so advanced that the need for accuracy in clocks presses hard the most accurate of today's clocks - which are accurate to five parts per

100,000,000,000,000,000 (or five in 1016). Improving this accuracy is absolutely necessary for such things as improved GPS navigation, improved satellite communication, and improved detection of faults in the massive communication networks we now depend on:

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Wed

01

Feb

2012

Ban ups pressure on Russia over Syria violence

February 1, 2012 | News covering the UN and the world

Ban ups pressure on Russia over Syria violence

The UN Security Council "cannot wait any longer" to take measures to end the violence in Syria, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. Discussions were ongoing over an Arab-European resolution that calls for President Bashar al-Assad to step aside, but Russia said it would veto the measure in current form. Bloomberg Businessweek (2/1),Time.com/Global Spin blog (1/31), The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (1/31) 

 

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