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Hoarding Junk

Officials find hoarding junk causes trouble to pile upBy Gary EmerlingTHE WASHINGTON TIMESThe obsession to hoard such junk as old magazines, clothes — even ceramic Santas and grenade launchers — inside homes has become more than an unusual or minor nuisance in Fairfax County. John Yetman, chairman of the county’s Hoarding Task Force, said officials […]

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Peasant Revolt in China

Limited, but still exciting. What does this mean for the future of China? Click on link in title to read entire article.

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Forbidden Speech

Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo are cooperating in China’s efforts to crack down on free speech via blogs and internet usage. Words such as “democracy”, “freedom” and “human rights,” are classed with profanity as ‘forbidden speech.’ MOre at the Captain’s Quarters Update- See Roger Simon’s take as well.

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Patriot Act Hearings

Common Room Scholars and their friends will want to bookmark C-Span and watch it from time to time.Today I’d like to present a particular hearing to our students, but the Common Room Scholars will want to do a little bit of research on what the Patriot Act is before you watch the hearings. I’d like […]

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Reading and Re-reading

I read voraciously in childhood, and I read as much as I could and indiscriminately. However, some books were wonderful enough that I returned to them again and again through the years. Books I read over and over as a child:Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott The Secret Garden, by Francis Hodgson Burnett Milne’s (*not* […]

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