Taliban Blows Up (Another) Girls’ School

From the Pakistan Daily Times, this story about the methods the Taliban use to produce their desired educational outcomes: The Taliban blew up another girls’ school in Mohmand Agency on Monday. According to sources, Taliban had wired the government-run girls’ school with an improvised explosive device in the Shewafarash area of Lakro tehsil, which they detonated early …

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The Longer They Are In School, The Further Behind They Get

Reviewing the results of the 2006 Program for International Student Assessment, Walter Williams notes: ..the longer American children are in school, the worse they perform compared to their international peers. In recent cross-country comparisons of fourth grade reading, math, and science, US students scored in the top quarter or top half of advanced nations. By …

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For Love Or Money

The Tragedy of The Diocese Of The Murray. You have never cared about me. Nobody likes me. But I am still your bishop, so do what I say. Or give me $1 million and I will leave. That was the message from Bishop Ross Davies to members of the Anglican Diocese of The Murray at their annual meeting (synod) …

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Bashing Pharmacy Companies Costs Lives

It is a popular pastime to portray large pharamceutical companies as monstrous villains because they refuse to give away their products for free. Research to develop new drugs is expensive and uncertain. It takes on average ten years and $1 billion to get a new drug approved for sale in the US. Profits from existing …

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Search Engines

New internet search engines come and go so often that I don’t usually even bother to look at them. Usually they fail because they do not return relevant usable results. Returning sites clearly related to the search terms entered has been Google’s greatest strength. Yahoo was for too long compromised by the fact that you …

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