C: And more than six kids probably cheated in your class. Those kids just did it better. Which is actually what the university rewards. When I was in college, I didn’t plagiarize per se, but I certainly learned to cut corners rather than directly achieve. I don’t know about your school, but where I went, the people who were good at cutting corners end up on Wall Street. This is what we’re encouraging.” —
An interesting conversation on plagiarism between a professor and a paid paper writer.
“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars… ” –Jack Kerouac
read the stuff that came before this quote, too.
The oceans are in a worse state than previously suspected, according to an expert panel of scientists. In a new report, they warn that ocean life is “at high risk of entering a phase of extinction of marine species unprecedented in human history”. They conclude that issues such as over-fishing, pollution and climate change are acting together in way ..read more..
We all know the talking points. The benefits of bicycles have been tirelessly elaborated upon; bicycles improve health, ease congestion, save money, use less space, and provide efficient transportation with zero fuel consumption and zero carbon emissions. The culmination of a population on two wheels can have a drastic impact on the overall wellbein ..read more..
The United States embassy in Haiti worked closely with factory owners contracted by Levi’s, Hanes, and Fruit of the Loom to aggressively block a paltry minimum wage rise for Haitian assembly zone workers. The moves to block a wage rise for the lowest paid in the western hemisphere were revealed by secret US State Department cables obtained by Haiti ..read more..
Apparently US Attorney General Holder is a big fan of the greatest television show ever made, The Wire. This makes sense, because the 2001-2005 HBO series really was amazing, taking a sharp and insightful look into urban communities, politics, policy, and their effect on the so close to real fictional characters in the series.
Maybe Mr. Holder should have paid closer attention to the content of the series, since he didn’t learn anything from it.
David Simon, creator & writer, responds:
“The Attorney-General’s kind remarks are noted and appreciated,” he wrote. “I’ve spoken to Ed Burns and we are prepared to go to work on season six of The Wire if the Department of Justice is equally ready to reconsider and address its continuing prosecution of our misguided, destructive and dehumanising drug prohibition.”
So we will see a sixth season… either when hell freezes over, or when this country decides to take a pragmatic rather than destructive approach to the failed War on Drugs.