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Nice Smartphone App for Notes/Lists

Like many of you, I'm not a "power user" of my reasonably current smart phone, in my case a Motorola Droid RAZR. However, gradually I'm adding apps that are needed and useful. Needing an easy to use and robust way of making lists of things, I tried several apps from the Android Apps Store, and…
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America Through a Different Sort of Looking Glass

To be forthcoming, this is a book report, but stay with me. American Nations, a History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America, by Colin Woodward is one of the twenty-two books (F and NF) that our men's book club reads annually, but one that completely grabbed me and introduced me to a much different understanding than…
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Radical Islam?

Recently on "Meet the Press," former British P.M. Tony Blair was interviewed following his visit to the inauguration of the new George W. Bush Presidential Library on the SMU campus in Dallas. One of the his key observations was that the second Iraq War unearthed the real elephant in the room for the next several decades. No, it…
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Samsung, The Consumer Electronics Colossus

Until twenty years ago, Samsung was virtually unknown outside Korea. The firm, the largest of Korea's family-founded and run conglomerates called "Chaebols," the cornerstone of the original government-private axis on which modern South Korea emerged as a powerful economy following Japan's colonial domination, was founded in 1938 as a trading company. In the late 1960's it entered…
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