The amount of money now washing around Asia and the seemingly unquenchable demand there for ivory, particularly in countries such as Vietnam and China, has caused the price charged on the black market to soar. Indeed in many places ivory is now worth more per ounce than gold. The result has been an almost unprecedented slaughter on the savannahs. Some 100 elephants are being killed per day in Africa, and at present rates of poaching the surviving population in the wild risks being decimated within a decade. Chad had 15,000 elephants. Now it is 400.
I know there is a segment of the population that has expressed intense concern over vaccines in general and that this is an emotional issue for some. But based on the science, my personal view is that the benefits of the HPV vaccine far outweigh its risks.
The decision that Judge Spencer made has renewed my hope that no other couple in Colorado will face discrimination by a business owner based on their sexual orientation. It was never about the cake. It was about my son being treated like a lesser person.
A golden rule of readership can be summarized by leveraging the old real estate cliché about "location, location, location."
While those horrible blue-staters are doing all they can to stop patriots like Sarah Palin and her Tea Party friends from celebrating Christmas, try being a Jew during Christmas in America. And see if you can find anything to eat besides General Tso's chicken.
Whether or not NSA employees themselves are "interested" in reading text messages does not change the fact that they can, and the checks and balances that should in principle limit their ability to do so have failed to work.
Sure it would be great if we could pick a day where each town crier would climb to the top of a mountain and yell, "Henceforth, no more free words!" But in the real world, it's just not going to work.
You have to ask yourself if you're in an organization where your preferred style of politics is suited to the prevailing one and whether you're willing and able to adapt. Are you where what you have to offer adds value, where what you have to say is heard, and where your management/leadership skills have been duly noted?
The reason I'm writing this today is because of an article in Salon today. The article was written by Eric Lutz after a 1,200-mile trip where he visited the home districts of Michele Bachmann, Paul Ryan, and Steve King. The article is an interesting piece of writing, especially in the responses it generated in the comments.
Simon Sinek's TEDTalk: "How Great Leaders Inspire Action" has over 13 million views. His focus is on answering the critical question for brands, society and people... The "WHY".
As we reflect upon the meaning of a day to respect Human Rights, we must insist on justice for all of those who have been killed, for those who are still held captive and for those under threat, merely for their efforts to stand up for basic rights.
If the FCC decides that digital phone networks are merely "information services," protections for consumers are at risk. Some phone carriers may continue to offer these important services, but there is no way to be sure.
We've ended up with a political regime in which arbitrary secrecy remains unchallenged and the news media are timid and frightened, so accustomed to a defensive crouch they can no longer stand up.
When Communism collapsed in 1989 in East-Central Europe, many industries collapsed with it. Factories closed, workers were out of jobs, and economies shrank. But one sector of the economy grew: the media.
When Oprah Winfrey announced today that Sue Monk Kidd's The Invention of Wings would be the newest selection in her Book Club 2.0, you could almost hear a symphony of hands slapping foreheads all over town.
For at least a decade, Americans have been living in the shadow of war and yet, except in pop fiction of the Tom Clancy variety (where, in the end, we always win), there's remarkably little evidence of it.
But I surprised myself. But I didn't cry. I didn't kick anything. I didn't steal light bulbs or toilet paper or toner cartridges. Instead, as I walked past the cubicles that comprised my second home, I felt the last thing I expected to feel: pity. Not for me, but for them.
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