From the Express Times:

“For the first time in 15 years, someone has formally challenged the use of a book in the Easton Area School District curriculum.

Eric Adams, a Lower Saucon Township resident and Easton Area High School graduate, said the book “Nickel and Dimed” contains objectionable material and advocates a specific political agenda with a decidedly socialist bent.”

It is worth noting that Adams does not have any children attending EAHS, but rather is a graduate of the school.

From ThreatLevel:
Sneaky cyber-thieves have made millions by fraudulently obtaining European greenhouse gas emissions allowances and reselling them. The scam has hampered trading of the credits, which are seen as an important tool in curbing climate change, in several European countries.

Obama's BudgetClick for NYT interactive chart

Web 2.0 Expo NY: Clay Shirky (shirky.com) It’s Not Information Overload. It’s Filter Failure.

http://web2expo.blip.tv/file/1277460/

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http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/01/new-approach-to-china.html

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It is funny how we need to go to the other side of the world to realize that our way of thinking about things is not the only way

Oh Dear.

“The victim is to blame. Fuck the Doomed.”

http://trueslant.com/stephenwebster/2009/11/08/corporate-activism-and-you/

That’s right, rather than spending tons of money and time on diesel-powered machines, filing the proper permits, and administering dangerous herbicides, the Seattle-based Rent-a-Ruminant organization will loan your a team of 100 goats for all your brush-clearing needs—all at a very modest rates.

http://www.good.is/post/rental-goats-clear-brush-better-beat-cosmonauts-in-space-race/

BEFORE GOAT

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AFTER GOAT

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sometimes there are solutions to problems which are much simpler and cheaper than we expect

Sad but amazing photos: http://www.chinahush.com/2009/10/21/amazing-pictures-pollution-in-china/

Elder shepherd by the Yellow River cannot stand the smell. April 23, 2006

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October 14, 2009, the 30th annual awards ceremony of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund took place at the Asia Society in New York City. Lu Guang (卢广) from People’s Republic of China won the $30,000 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography for his documentary project “Pollution in China.”

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