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An American “Chinese” Ambassador

An American “Chinese” Ambassador

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Guest Post: "In a few short weeks, my opinion of China became drastically different than that of the general American population; my apprehension was replaced by admiration and my fears of China dissolved."…

Moonlight on the Mudflats

Moonlight on the Mudflats

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Two wonderful examples of ecotourism exist within a short drive of Kuching in Sarawak, Malaysia. Both are working in cooperation with the Great Orangutan Project to try to preserve and protect this endangered species from habitat destruction, poaching, and the black market trade in wildlife. …

Forces of Good Arising

Forces of Good Arising

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The forces of good are arising. With the sustained effort of the U.S. military and NATO and the combined efforts of several Western powers and our allies we have begun to chip away at the source of manifestation of evil in the world.…

Generation D

Generation D

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As an American that has grown up with the privileges and responsibilities of free speech and freedom of the press and the right to worship, I can only hope that the dreams of the new Digital Generation are, one day, fulfilled. I hope that their efforts are not thwarted…

The Junk Science Test

The Junk Science Test

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Susan Jacoby argues that there is a plethora of "junk thought" in our Age of American Unreason. I take that a step further and describe how this is leading to junk science. …

Radiation Exposure Primer

Radiation Exposure Primer

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Since the earthquake, Tsunami, and nuclear disaster in Japan there has been a lot of information floating around the Internet; some of it not very accurate. Although there is still very little information about the specific types of ionizing radiation coming from the Fukushima nuclear complex, there are some informed…

Report on Life in Sendai, Japan

Report on Life in Sendai, Japan

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Somehow at this time I realize from direct experience that there is indeed an enormous Cosmic evolutionary step that is occurring all over the world right at this moment. And somehow as I experience the events happening now in Japan, I can feel my heart opening very wide. My brother…

Online Tool for Gauging Sustainability in Corporate Operations

Online Tool for Gauging Sustainability in Corporate Operations

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The intersection of cloud-computing technology with sustainable development compliance is an idea whose time has come. This is a short description of a new web-based tool for GRI and AA1000 reporting. I also show how it applies to social business and products for the BOP. …

Technologies Aiding Democracy Uprisings

Technologies Aiding Democracy Uprisings

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There are a number of technologies that are being brought to bear by a technologically savvy population that is fed up with authoritarian and corrupt governance. I review some of them here. …

Social Media as a Tool for Protest

Social Media as a Tool for Protest

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The role of social media in protests and revolutions has garnered considerable media attention in recent years. Current conventional wisdom has it that social networks have made regime change easier to organize and execute. An underlying assumption is that social media is making it more difficult to sustain an authoritarian…

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