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iNFORMATiON FARM: Inside The LC: The Strange but Mostly True Story of Laurel Canyon and the Birth of the Hippie Generation Part 1 “There’s something happening here What it is ain’t exactly clear” Join me now, if you have the time, as we take a stroll down memory lane to a time nearly four-and-a-half decades ago - a time when America last had uniformed ground troops fighting a sustained and bloody battle to impose, uhmm, 'democracy' on a sovereign nation. It is the first week of August, 1964, and U.S. warships under the command of U.S. Navy Admiral George Stephen Morrison have allegedly come under attack while patrolling Vietnam's Tonkin Gulf. This event, subsequently dubbed the 'Tonkin Gulf Incident,' will result in the immediate passing by the U.S. Congress of the obviously pre-drafted Tonkin Gulf Resolution, which will, in turn, quickly lead to America's deep immersion into the bloody Vietnam quagmire.

How Rupert Murdoch Is Influencing Australia’s Bushfire Debate michael barbaro From The New York Times, I’m Michael Barbaro. This is “The Daily.” Today: The prime minister of Australia is calling for a high-level investigation into how the country’s government has responded to the devastating wildfires there. Fake it Till You Make it: 10 Ways to Feel Confident (Even When You Aren’t) “Original Fake” Photo Credit: courtesy of MashKulture Is your self-confidence natural, or a daily struggle? Many people’s confidence naturally wavers from day to day, leaving them too timid or confused at just the wrong time. Whether you are naturally confident or could use some better eye contact with your life, setting in place a few simple strategies goes a long way to stoke your inner confidence. If you think you’re not especially smart or capable, or that failure is a given no matter how hard you try, you’re right. And if you believe you’re brilliant and can accomplish anything you set your mind to, you’re right.

EFSA News Story: EFSA assesses 2009 Post-Market Environmental Monitoring report for maize MON810 News Story 25 October 2011 The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a scientific opinion on the 2009 Post-Market Environmental Monitoring (PMEM) report for the cultivation of genetically modified maize MON810. The PMEM report was assessed by EFSA’s Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO Panel) which concludes that maize MON810 cultivation for the 2009 growing season had no adverse effects on human and animal health or the environment. The GMO Panel also concluded that the outcomes of the PMEM report corroborate the findings of the previous EFSA risk assessment of maize MON810 from 2009. However, the GMO Panel pointed out a number of shortcomings in the methodology used for the monitoring and surveillance and makes several related recommendations to improve future data collection and reporting.

twisted space It’s been a while since I’ve written a topology post. Rest assured – there’s plenty more topology to come. For instance, today, I’m going to talk about something called a fiber bundle. I like to say that a fiber bundle is a cross between a product and a manifold. Story Text: The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter - Baker Street Wiki - The Sherlock Holmes encyclopaedia During my long and intimate acquaintance with Mr Sherlock Holmes I had never heard him refer to his relations, and hardly ever to his own early life. This reticence upon his part had increased the somewhat inhuman effect which he produced upon me, until sometimes I found myself regarding him as an isolated phenomenon, a brain without a heart, as deficient in human sympathy as he was pre-eminent in intelligence. His aversion to women and his disinclination to form new friendships were both typical of his unemotional character, but not more so than his complete suppression of every reference to his own people.

The manipulation of the American mind: Edward Bernays and the birth of public relations “The most interesting man in the world.” “Reach out and touch someone.” “Finger-lickin’ good.” Such advertising slogans have become fixtures of American culture, and each year millions now tune into the Super Bowl as much for the ads as for the football. While no single person can claim exclusive credit for the ascendancy of advertising in American life, no one deserves credit more than a man most of us have never heard of: Edward Bernays.

Peace and Conflict Studies The research-oriented Master’s programme in International Studies/Peace and Conflict Studies is offered jointly by Goethe Universität Frankfurt and Technische Universität Darmstadt in co-operation with the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt. The study programme takes a socio-scientific approach and offers theoretical and normative knowledge at the junction between peace and conflict research, international relations, political theory and philosophy, and applies this knowledge to the current problems of regional and global order. Students are made familiar with theoretically based and normatively founded perspectives on national, trans-national and global socialisation processes and acquire the ability to undertake a differentiated analysis of conflicts within and between states, as well as a considered development of strategies to settle conflicts and promote peace. Students take part in a research placement where they will carry out the research themselves.

China Home to World's 6th Largest GM Crop in 2010 - Economic Observer News- China business, politics, law, and social issues Summary:China planted 3.5 million hectares of genetically modified (GM) crops in 2010, placing it sixth in the world rankings of hectares planted, according to data from the China Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology. GM cotton made up the vast majority of genetically modified crops planted in China last year, with a total of 3.3 million hectares. By Jiang Yunzhang (降蕴彰)Economic Observer OnlineOct 19, 2011Translated by Zhu NaOriginal Article: [Chinese] China planted 3.5 million hectares of genetically modified (GM) crops in 2010, placing it sixth in the world rankings of hectares planted, according to data from the China Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology. GM cotton made up the vast majority of genetically modified crops planted in China last year, with a total of 3.3 million hectares. Aside from cotton, China is alsp planting GM papayas, tomatoes and chilli peppers.

11 cheap gifts guaranteed to impress science geeks Science comes up with a lot of awesome stuff, and you don't need a Ph.D, a secret lab, or government funding to get your hands on some of the coolest discoveries. We've got a list of 11 mostly affordable gifts that are guaranteed to blow your mind, whether or not you're a science geek. Click on any image to see it enlarged. Colonel Dunlap's Coup - 93.01 January 1993 A fictionalized essay that has been circulating within the Pentagon offers a blunt warning on several fronts. by Thomas E. Ricks It is the year 2012. The American military has carried out a successful coup d'etat.