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Thursday, March 13, 2008

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What Microloans Miss: Financial Page: The New Yorker

"Microloans make poor borrowers better off. But, on their own, they often don’t do much to make poor countries richer."

Schneier on Security: Hacking Medical Devices

"The point of this research isn't to help people hack into pacemakers and commit murder, but to enable medical device companies to design better implantable equipment in the future. I think it's great work."

Roger Ailes - It's Official - You're An Old Fart

"The same percentage said that the person who coined the term "Echo Boomers" should be pistol-whipped."

102-Year-Old Russian Bathhouse Signs One Year Advertising Contract With IMAGE

"The Bathhouse has been around for over 100 years, is the only traditional bathhouse remaining in Chicago, and one of only a handful in the United States. One of its most prominent regular customers in recent years has been Reverend Jesse Jackson"

These aren't your parents' schools --

"Chicago is about to see its first nine-figure school. Up to $102.9 million has been authorized for a new structure to replace Westinghouse Career Academy High School."

Pollution Is Called a Byproduct of a ‘Clean’ Fuel - New York Times

"In January, a grand jury indicted a Missouri businessman in the discharge, which killed at least 25,000 fish and wiped out the population of fat pocketbook mussels, an endangered species."

Scientists spot white killer whale off Alaska -

"The whale appeared to be a healthy, adult male about 25 to 30 feet long and weighing upward of 10,000 pounds."


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