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Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid icon and father of modern South Africa, dies

Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid icon and father of modern South Africa, dies | chinese labor camp | Scoop.it
Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died.
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This artical is sad to me because Nelson Mendela was an amazing man to everyone he knew. Yes it is true he lived a long life but I bet he could have lived longer without his deasease.

 

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Why Drone Delivery Won't Replace the UPS Guy - New Yorker (blog)

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Why Drone Delivery Won't Replace the UPS Guy
New Yorker (blog)
The real problem with drone delivery is more prosaic, though no less important: drones could end up requiring more work for the customer.

Via Cathy Roberson
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This is interesting to me because the thought of drones flying around delivering things door to door sends chills down my spine. This is a hot topic right now because drones are being used in warfare but are also being use to spy on people here in the US.  And my take on this topic is it seems suspicious that drones will be flying around freely under the guise of delivering packages.  Yes, Amazon is saying that the drones are good because you can get your package in 30 minutes or less and yes that is innovative but I would rather my new I-pad come one or two days later on a UPS truck rather than having drones swarming the sky. But on the flipside this shows that people are always thinking of how things can get places faster and more efficient than before.

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Head impact sensors: On-the-field placebo or danger?

Head impact sensors: On-the-field placebo or danger? | chinese labor camp | Scoop.it
Head impact helmet sensors are marketed as an extra set of eyes on the playing field. But what are they seeing?
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This article is interesting because I play football, hockey, and lacrosse. Those sports all have high concussion rates.  Therefore, it would be great I had a censor in all of my helmets to be safe when playing all my contact sports. Last year, I did a research paper about concussions and learned that concussions can be deadly to all genders and ages. I also recently watched a video of a high school football player who died on the sidelines because he received a hit to the head, but he kept playing after the blow to the head. I learned that it is unsafe to play any sports when you have a concussion.

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Futuristic water-recycling shower cuts bills by over $1,000

Futuristic water-recycling shower cuts bills by over $1,000 | chinese labor camp | Scoop.it
Want to cut your bills by $1000? Invest in an OrbSys shower, the shower that recycles 90% of water and 80% energy every time you wash
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This article is interesting because in America we need to preserve all the resources we can; especially water.  This Swedish industrial designer, Mehrdad Mahdjoubi, designed a shower that preserves water.   He used a high-tech purification system that recycles water while you wash.  It works by simulating they way people take showers in space! They use a "closed loop system:" hot water falls from the tap to the drain and is instantly purified to drinking water standard and then pumped back out of the showerhead. As the process is quick, the water remains hot and only needs to be reheated very slightly. This sounds weird because our earth is made up of more water than land.  Nevertheless, water is a precocious commodity and we need to preserve it!

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Chinese labor camp inmate tells of true horror of Halloween 'SOS' - CNN

Chinese labor camp inmate tells of true horror of Halloween 'SOS' - CNN | chinese labor camp | Scoop.it
Chinese labor camp inmate tells of true horror of Halloween 'SOS'
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(CNN) -- Tree leaves were turning yellow and red in Damascus, Oregon, in late October.
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This article and video was interesting to me because I just finished celebrating Halloween with my family and friends. As I celebrated, a man in China had been forced to make Halloween decorations 12 hours a day because of his religious beliefs. The only reason his story was told was because he placed a secret message about his life in Masanjia labor camp in a delivery of Halloween decorations to the United States. A woman outside of Portland, Oregon discovered his note and thought it was a hoax. She decided to research the camp he said he was in and what she discovered was that this was not a hoax and that he had been sent to a labor camp. There are many other Chinese people who are sent to these labor camps for petty theft, religious, and political beliefs, to make products that will be sent to North America.

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Stealthy seahorses sneak up on prey

Stealthy seahorses sneak up on prey | chinese labor camp | Scoop.it
Calm water above the predator's snout lulls prey into false sense of security

Via Perendale Publishers (Tuti Tan)
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Wow. I find this interesting to me because these seahoarses could be as dangerous as sharks. And more poeple would not be able to tell if it is coming because there are no giant fins sticking out of the water. Over all this is interesting.

 

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Today is Guantánamo's 12th anniversary, and there's no end in sight

Today is Guantánamo's 12th anniversary, and there's no end in sight | chinese labor camp | Scoop.it
Morris Davis: Out of 779 detainees, only seven have been convicted and sentenced. The US must end this costly disgrace
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This article really hits home to me, because my dad is a lawyer and one of his biggest and most classified cases is Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo). Gitmo has been approaching 12 years being open, which is a long time. I know the U.S. government has said it has Al-Qaida members in it, but the truth is that  Gitmo has only a few Al-Qaida members in it, the rest have not been charged with any crimes. Like my dad's clients in Gitmo most of them have been cleared for release. And the others have not even had a trial yet. This is outrageous, because in 2008 President Obama he said he would close Guantanamo Bay but five years later there is no end in sight for Gitmo.

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These Companies Refuse To Ruin Thanksgiving

These Companies Refuse To Ruin Thanksgiving | chinese labor camp | Scoop.it
If you make a last-minute run to Costco on Thanksgiving Day, you'll be out of luck. The discount retailer is bucking the hot trend in retail: kicking off the holiday shopping season before the turkey is even out of the oven.
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This article is very interesting, it is talking about how most big name stores are going against their word and opening on Thanksgiving  Day. For the past several years stores like Wal-Mart, Target and Kmart have opened on Thanksgiving Day.  However, a couple of stores that have stayed true to allowing their employees stay home with their families are Costco and Nordstrom.  However, it will be interesting to see if they continue to stay closed on Thanksgiving.  Macy's who sponsors the big Thanksgiving Day parade has not opened its doors but this year, after 75 years, they are opening on Thanksgiving Day.  It makes me a little sad on the inside seeing this happen to big name stores, sometimes everyone needs a reality check and realize that Thanksgiving is about giving thanks to everyone; not shopping. To conclude, I hope that more people consider joining the boycott against stores who open on Thanksgiving Day and stay home with family and friends.

 

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5 Reasons Not to Go Gaga Over 3D Printing

5 Reasons Not to Go Gaga Over 3D Printing | chinese labor camp | Scoop.it
More excitable technological visionaries hail 3D printing as the next industrial revolution, but the three-decade old industry is smaller than you might think

Via eft - Logistics & Supply Chain Business Intelligence , Cathy Roberson
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This article is about the flaws of 3D printers. I have not researched this topic too much but I agree with this article. It seems like everyone wants to have or try a 3D printer because they are new and exciting, but they are new, so they will have flaws. In the article it says you cannot make cars or planes out of this machine. That is true, but you can make a badge, and that is about it. I am not denying the fact that is new and exciting, I am just saying I would not spend my 2,000 dollars on this printer.

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Florence G. Ruud's comment, November 14, 2013 2:36 PM
It's good to read also such kind of realistic comments when it comes to 3d printing. Yes, enthusiasm is a good thing, but I agree about several points. The devices are, at the moment, not only easy to use, slow, and look like the very first mobile phones ( the ones that were difficult to carry with you ;)<br>the size of the objects/pieces created are also quite an issue. But there is always room for improvement, however the system, the technology, the software, and in fact everything we use.<br>There are also many good points, let's face it, 3d printing is a technology we're going to use for a long time, intensively or not is our choice.