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31Aug/140

BBC News – Cuba introduces new customs limits

BBC News - Cuba introduces new customs limits.

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31Aug/140

When Did We Get So Old? – NYTimes.com

Not to make too much of  this but the idea of getting old assumes an ontological stance I  think can be disputed.

The claim is that one was young once,  indeed that one  was born as a new entity, an entity now making a more or less prolonged exit.

What if  this is not what is going on? What if we  never come into existence  the way we think?  What if our apparent existence is really the manifestation of exquisitely synergistic events that coalesce for a time then subside as  their significance shades into other manifestations?

 

 

When Did We Get So Old? - NYTimes.com.

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31Aug/140

Using Gambling to Entice Low-Income Families to Save – NYTimes.com

I find this interesting because it demonstrates two things.

The article implicitly describes  the unbidden, unconscious nature of what human beings get up to, i.e., that it is behaviour and not conduct.

The second is that it describes a way of mitigating human behaviour by adroitly placed countervails.  Our interest in gambling (a tragically-flawed economic strategy) is harnessed to saving money (an economic strategy that works) by generating lottery tickets whenever certain sums are saved.

Using Gambling to Entice Low-Income Families to Save - NYTimes.com.

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31Aug/140

Raped and Slaughtered: Muslim Persecution of Christians, April, 2014

Raped and Slaughtered: Muslim Persecution of Christians, April, 2014.

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30Aug/140

John Kerry: The Threat of ISIS Demands a Global Coalition – NYTimes.com

John Kerry: The Threat of ISIS Demands a Global Coalition - NYTimes.com.

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30Aug/140

BBC News – Google tests drone deliveries in Project Wing trials

BBC News - Google tests drone deliveries in Project Wing trials.

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29Aug/140

BBC News – The sex manual for ultra-Orthodox Jews

BBC News - The sex manual for ultra-Orthodox Jews.

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29Aug/140

BBC News – Mouse memories ‘flipped’ from fearful to cheerful

BBC News - Mouse memories 'flipped' from fearful to cheerful.

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29Aug/140

VIDEO: Prince William Gets Helicopter From Queen For Birthday | NEWSDEQ

VIDEO: Prince William Gets Helicopter From Queen For Birthday | NEWSDEQ.

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29Aug/140

BBC News – Rotherham abuse victim: ‘I was raped once a week, every week’

BBC News - Rotherham abuse victim: 'I was raped once a week, every week'.

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