Monthly Archives: August 2012

How to donate to help out with the crisis situation in Mali

From the organizers of a Red Cross fundraiser for Mali. The benefit show had some great tunes! __________________ Three places you can donate to help the situation in Mali: International Committee of the Red Cross http://www.icrc.org/eng/donations/index.jsp International Federation of the … Continue reading

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(Lack of interest in Palestine. Becoming interested.)

For the longest time I avoided reading anything about Israel and Palestine because I found it repetitive and tiresome. When I left Canada for the first time, I discovered that it is one of the most emotional and divisive issues … Continue reading

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Biomedical industry a la Silicon Valley?

As suggested by the Harvard Business Review, perhaps biosciences could benefit from a Silicon Valley sort of effect. If you’re looking for ways that incoming talent could potentially attract investment at a level that will increase demand for local workers … Continue reading

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Next generation military gear may give little bang for your buck

Or no bang for your buck in the case of the American heavy armoured MRAP. It is interesting to read that the $600k heavy armoured vehicles do not appear to do any better at saving American lives than the medium armoured … Continue reading

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