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Tidbits and notes posted on FB and Twitter. Part 227

Note: I take notes of books I read and comment on events and edit sentences that fit my style. I pay attention to researched documentaries and serious links I receive. The page of backlog opinions and events is long and growing like crazy, and the sections I post contains a month-old events that are worth refreshing your memory

You must select a few tasks that require total concentration during you daily achievement program. The more you learn to focus the more the frequency of good “luck” tends to increase

The more maintenance tasks (at home or in office) you plan in your daily achievement program, and the more in touch you are with real life, and the rarer are the depressive mood swings you say you suffer from

Consider the basic facts of Facebook’s scandal—that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica violated the social network’s rules for third-party apps by obtaining the profile data of 50 millions of users, and Facebook responded ineptly—it’s hard to understand the current level of outrage and disgust.

Just because the feelings are visceral doesn’t mean they’re ill-founded. The outrage that’s driving the #DeleteFacebook movement—as with its predecessor, #DeleteUber—is fueled Not by rational evidence, but by visceral concerns about the growing power, suspect motives, and dubious ethics of the tech firms involved.

Michael Coren looks back at how it took us 90 years to get a 90% drop in human-driven vehicle fatalities.

This week marked the 15th anniversary of the start of the US-led invasion of Iraq. In the New York Times (paywall), Iraqi novelist Sinan Antoon movingly relates a harsh truth: “I never thought that Iraq could ever be worse than it was during Saddam’s reign, but that is what America’s war achieved.”

Actually, during Iraq of Saddam, schools and university were free, health care was universal and Iraq was the leading Arabic county to reading what all the “Arabic” countries published.

A quarter of Japan’s population is 65 or older and some of those seniors, particularly women, are turning to petty theft in order to find a place of unexpected community and stability: prison. Shiho Fukada tells their stories in Bloomberg Businessweek

The most educated and well-to-do among immigrants from the Near-East (Syria, Lebanon, Palestine) went to Palestine, and then on to Egypt at the turn of the century, where they were the vanguard in creating daily presses, translating scientific research and the newer technologies,  and disseminating the notion of freedom of expressions and promoting the values of Western Europe in matters of democracy, republic, equality, constitutional political systems, and justice to all under the law…

John Stewart Kenneth wrote:

1. 61% of the US “Arabs” earned the highest university degrees versus 30% of the average US citizens. The “Arab” citizens are mainly Lebanese (40%), Syrians (12.3%), Egyptians (12%), Palestinians (6%), Iraqis, North Africans (or 60% are from the Near East States)… earned the highest university degrees versus 30% of the average US citizens

2. The average “Arab” in the US earn $54,000 versus $43,000

3. 57% of the “Arabs” in the US own single family homes versus 43% of the average ratio.

4. The “Arabs” in the US hold the highest posts and the most private businesses than the other US minorities, including European, Japanese, and Chinese.




April 2023

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