Thursday, September 27


~ There's been a reversal -- sort'a. There are now more Americans living in college dorms than in prisons. But the number of adult inmates in US correctional facilities has topped 2 million for the first time. Figure that one.

~ Beth had this talk with the female Mormon missionaries who came to her door. I don't think they train their missionaries to deal with philosophy professors. At least she's always gracious.

~ The presentation that Mac put together for Steve and Anne Stinnette, who left Guam yesterday after 28 years, is up on YouTube. Frankly, folks, I don't think they're gone for good. They'll be back. Someone will eventually have to update the story again.

~ The Yale University endowment posted a 28% return for the fiscal year which ended June 30 -- total value of the fund -- $22.5 billion. For some reason I don't think this will affect tuition.

~ "Enter the letters as they are shown in the image." Ah, that's what I just did. Why is it that half the time the "word verification" on blogger comments isn't even readable to humans?

~ India is outsourcing outsourcing to developing countries. So, for example, a US company pays an Indian company 7,000 miles away to supply it with Mexican engineers working 150 miles south of the US border. The wonder and efficiency of global economics.

~ The percentage of senior citizens living in US nursing homes has declined. People are healthier and there are now more alternatives.

~ Scientists are finding massive kelp forests in unexpected places.

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