Teaching (and Learning) in Vietnam

March 13th, 2013

By Jan Barry Three decades after the end of the Vietnam War, Americans are welcome visitors and even classroom teachers in Vietnam. Before launching a career as a teacher in Texas, John Davin, a native of Rockland County, NY, decided to broaden his experience by teaching in Vietnam for a year. Armed with a degree […]


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Making a Killing

December 19th, 2012

By Jan Barry Until apple-cheeked school children and beloved teachers died in a blizzard of bullets in Newtown, Connecticut, pension fund managers, Wall Street hedge fund owners and other investors were looking for another kind of killing—a financial one—from their considerable shares in gun manufacturing firms. Now a shocked news media is rushing to unveil […]


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Taking Advantage of the Newtown Massacre

December 17th, 2012

By Dan Miller The spotlight brings glory, even posthumously. Glory is politically useful. There have been more “news” reports than there has been substantive, confirmed news about the Newtown, Connecticut massacre. That’s to be expected. At some level horror is relished — even by sane adults — provided it can be relished vicariously. That’s why […]


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Up with Islam, Down with Everybody Else; It’s Our Great Multicultural Way

November 19th, 2012

By Dan Miller Free speech is kinda OK, if Allah and his vast Religion of True Peace are not offended. The mere existence of infidels is offensive, so Death to all Infidels! As I finished reading this article at PJ Tatler this morning, I came across a new YouTube video. First, the article. It deals […]


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Green Businesses: Redefining the Bottom Line

November 9th, 2012

By Jan Barry General Motors has set a different kind of bottom line for car companies, reducing and reusing waste material to zero at more than half of its manufacturing plants around the world. PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay is taking similar action in food manufacturing, building what it calls a “netzero” plant in Arizona designed to operate […]


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