A Bit of Everything

Well worth reading. Using already established port authorities to protect the local environment. Another article about the role of money in politics with the famous Koch brothers. If you want some numbers about lobbying, go to http://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/. http://www.fastcoexist.com/3031429/could-this-gigantic-ocean-plastic-clean-up-machine-actual-pick-up-our-ocean-trash Part of the growing move to build a system to clear out trash on the ocean. http://www.fastcoexist.com/3031143/the-next-giant-chinese-city-will-float-in-the-ocean#1 Making […]

In Fake Classes Scandal, UNC Fails Its Athletes—and Whistle-Blower

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-02-27/in-fake-classes-scandal-unc-fails-its-athletes-whistle-blower#p1 Mary Willingham makes public how college athletes are signed up to take fake classes and literacy rates of elementary students. Skipping class may lend more time to sports now but when that loan is called in, they’ll have a poor education, unable to guide themselves.

Trio of unlinked articles

http://mashable.com/2014/02/20/girl-scout-cookies-marijuana/ Smart marketing. http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-02-20/gun-control-and-the-constitution-should-we-amend-the-second-amendment Is it time to amend the 2nd amendment? http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/2/20/egypt-to-put-al-jazeerajournalistsontrial.html International freedom of the press.

To Apple, From a Deadly and Devastated Slice of Paradise

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-02-13/apple-supply-report-acknowledges-its-smartphones-and-tablets-rely-on-smelters-using-illegally-mined-tin#p1T Apple publicly acknowledges its use of illegally mined tin from Indonesia where the death rate for miners can be as high as 1 person/wk.