Suggestions for Posts?

If you’d like to suggest an article you think should be posted for view and/or discussion – just add a comment below including the url. The editors are always willing to consider suggestions from our readers that don’t involve self-immolation.

We’ll probably delete the suggestion after deciding to Post or not – just to keep the place tidy.🙂

36 thoughts on “Suggestions for Posts?

  1. Jimmy says:

    “The 80 photos published in “Irwin Klein and the New Settlers: Photographs of Counterculture in New Mexico” offer a stunning glimpse into an American subculture.” [’67~’71] The term “new settlers” in the book’s title was coined by Irwin Klein to describe counterculturists in New Mexico from the late 1950s into the ’70s. “The term encompasses a wider range of people,” his nephew [Benjamin Klein, who edited the new book from the University of Nebraska Press] said. “It changes our notion of people who were of a particular age who were protesting the war, and so I think it complicated our understanding and gives it more resonance and nuance. ‘Hippie’ is such a loaded term.” Additional photos @

  2. Mr. Bo'sun says:

    The UK’s favorite new yellow submarine, Boaty McBoatface, is in training for a grand challenge. Scientists plan to send the long-range autonomous vehicle under the sea-ice of the Arctic – from one side of the ocean basin to the other. “Qualified to reach a depth of 6,000m, the sub can operate for extended periods without any intervention from humans.”

    • Hans Egede says:

      “Greenland isn’t in a rush to fight climate change because it’s good for the country’s economy” “A recent study in the journal Geophysical Research Letters {link} used satellite imagery to calculate that Greenland lost a bewildering one trillion tons of ice between 2011 and 2014. This year, melt season began so early that many scientists couldn’t believe the data they were looking at.” Includes time-lapse video

    • Muad'Dib says:

      “Living in China’s Expanding Deserts : People on the edges of the country’s vast seas of sand are being displaced by climate change.” (NYT 10/23/16) interactive with videos Nearly 20 percent of China is desert, and drought across the northern region is getting worse. One recent estimate said China had 21,000 square miles more desert than what existed in 1975 — about the size of Croatia. As the Tengger expands, it is merging with two other deserts to form a vast sea of sand that could become uninhabitable. …Many people in this area are from families that fled Minqin, at the western end of the Tengger Desert, during China’s Great Famine from 1958 to 1962, when tens of millions died.”
      Scroll down for links to three other climate change stories in the series

  3. .aspx says:

    “Google Quietly Drops Privacy Policy that Kept Users’ Names Out of Massive Web-Tracking Database” (Saturday, October 22, 2016) It means that Google can now build a complete portrait of a user by name, based on everything they write in email, every website they visit and the searches they conduct. The move is a sea change for Google and a further blow to the online ad industry’s longstanding contention that web tracking is mostly anonymous.
    “The fact that DoubleClick data wasn’t being regularly connected to personally identifiable information was a really significant last stand,” said Paul Ohm, faculty director of the Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown Law.
    “It was a border wall between being watched everywhere and maintaining a tiny semblance of privacy,” he said. “That wall has just fallen.”

  4. TV says says:

    “Even After All This Violent Campaign Rhetoric, The Worst May Be Yet to Come
    Heated politics have a habit of exploding” “What do you get when you mix a desperate, populist demagogue and a losing presidential bid — following a year of sporadic, small-scale political violence? The United States will find out on Nov. 9, and the incendiary rhetoric of the campaign so far has counter-extremism analysts uneasy.
    …Fortunately, most Americans — Republican and Democrat — do not believe violence is justified in the event the election doesn’t go their way, and they share this belief at roughly at the same levels. Nevertheless, the possibility of individuals or small groups reacting violently after the election remains a concern.”

  5. Stampeders says:

    Drivers in Texas busted for drunken driving, not paying child support or low-level drug offenses are among thousands of “high-threat” criminal arrests being counted as part of a nearly $1 billion mission to secure the border with Mexico, an Associated Press analysis has found.
    Having once claimed that conventional crime data doesn’t fully capture the dangers to public safety and homeland security, the Texas Department of Public Safety classified more than 1,800 offenders arrested near the border by highway troopers in 2015 as “high threat criminals.”
    But not all live up to that menacing label or were anywhere close to the border — and they weren’t caught entering the country illegally, as Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who is Texas’ chairman for GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, has suggested. “Among the “high threat” incidents was a trailer that unlatched from an RV and rolled into oncoming traffic, killing another driver in a town more than 150 miles from the border. Other crimes lumped in with suspected killers and human traffickers were speeding teenagers and hit-and-runs that caused no serious injuries.
    Republican leaders have used crime, smuggling and immigration data to justify an intensified deployment of troopers, armored boats and spy planes to the border since 2014. And Trump’s promises to wall off the border with Mexico resonate with many in Texas, where Republican lawmakers tripled border security spending last year, and in 2017 will consider approving another $1 billion.”

  6. Vecino says:

    Mexico Clash Over Pipeline Leaves 1 Dead in Yaqui Community An Indigenous leader accused “provocateurs” of inciting violence in a Yaqui community in the northern Mexican state of Sonora that is at the heart of a conflict over the construction of a hydrocarbon pipeline that will cross their territory. eodulo Gonzalez, commissioner for the defense of land, water and human rights of the Yaqui tribe, said a group of people descended on a site where land defenders have set up a camp to prevent the construction of the pipeline and started a physical confrontation.
    The clash reportedly lasted three hours and ultimately left one dead and eight injured. AP reported the man was killed as a result of gunfire.”

  7. Church&State says:

    “The Department of Justice will ask a federal judge this week to disband a law enforcement agency overseeing two towns on the Arizona-Utah border dominated by a fundamentalist Mormon sect led by imprisoned child molester Warren Jeffs.” “The weeklong hearing is part of a religious discrimination filed against Colorado City, Ariz. and Hildale, Utah in 2012. The towns are accused of withholding police and utility services from non-members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jeffs, its leader and “prophet,” is serving a life sentence in a Texas prison for sexually abusing two girls he called his “spiritual wives.”
    A jury in March granted $2.2 million to six residents who were denied water hookups, housing and police protection because they were not FLDS.” Scroll down for additional background articles.

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