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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #870 on: May 09, 2014, 11:43:32 am »
Here is a list of her contributions:

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/bios/rachel_aviv/search?contributorName=rachel%20aviv

I didn't see the abortion story.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #871 on: May 09, 2014, 12:06:05 pm »
Here is a list of her contributions:

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/bios/rachel_aviv/search?contributorName=rachel%20aviv

I didn't see the abortion story.

Thanks.

Did strike me as interesting that they ran two stories that feature doctors behaving badly in a fairly short time.

I remember the story about Linda Bishop. That was very sad.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #872 on: May 09, 2014, 04:57:19 pm »
I remember this one:

Annals of Crime
The Science of Sex Abuse
ANNALS OF CRIME about sex offenders who download child pornography, but may never have molested children. Is it right to imprison them for heinous crimes they have not yet committed? Focusses on one man, John, who, as a thirty-one-year-old soldier stationed in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, used the…
by Rachel Aviv


When I read it, I'd recently been in a conversation with a lawyer friend who said something similar -- that people who possess child porn were being unfairly targeted or something like that. I was skeptical at the time, but after reading this article I could see the point. When a crime is so stigmatized that nobody wants to defend it, the people who commit it can become scapegoats.




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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #873 on: May 12, 2014, 01:39:30 pm »
At lunch today I started Margaret Talbot's April 28 article about "digital cloning of humans." I smiled when I came to her use of the phrase, "pixellated humans." She's using it to mean something like "humans rendered in pixels," and I knew that, but I was also familiar with the older meaning of pixelated (or pixellated, Talbot's spelling; Webster gives both) as "somewhat unbalanced mentally."  ;D
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #874 on: May 13, 2014, 01:25:44 pm »
Well, on to the next Duty Article, Dexter Filkins on Iraq (April 28).
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #875 on: May 19, 2014, 02:11:25 pm »
Well, on to the next Duty Article, Dexter Filkins on Iraq (April 28).

Gotta admit I'm actually glad I read the Filkins article. I had no idea of the shit that's been going on in Iraq since U.S. forces left. Not only did the U.S. lose that war, it seems we also lost the peace.  :-\

Anyway, at lunch today I read the May 5 article about the guy who conveyed Boeing trade secrets to the Chinese, and I've started the article on the hunt for El Chapo the Sinaloa drug lord. I'm actually finding that article interesting.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #876 on: May 20, 2014, 01:36:10 pm »
I've started the article on the hunt for El Chapo the Sinaloa drug lord. I'm actually finding that article interesting.

Finished it today. It was like an episode of N.C.I.S., only better!  :D
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #877 on: May 21, 2014, 10:07:43 am »
Gotta admit I'm actually glad I read the Filkins article. I had no idea of the shit that's been going on in Iraq since U.S. forces left. Not only did the U.S. lose that war, it seems we also lost the peace.  :-\

Sigh. I guess I should read it, too. It sounds like something I should know about. It will definitely be in the line of duty, though.

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Anyway, at lunch today I read the May 5 article about the guy who conveyed Boeing trade secrets to the Chinese, and I've started the article on the hunt for El Chapo the Sinaloa drug lord. I'm actually finding that article interesting.

These would be beyond the call of duty for me.


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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #878 on: May 21, 2014, 10:16:47 am »
Sigh. I guess I should read it, too. It sounds like something I should know about. It will definitely be in the line of duty, though.

It might be useful to know what's going on over there.

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These would be beyond the call of duty for me.

Unfortunately it might also be useful to know how the Chinese have been operating to steal trade secrets, some of which might impact U.S. defense. The El Chapo article reads like a good action story, with bits of humor thrown in (e.g., "el Chapo," the nickname for the head of a ruthless drug cartel, means "Shorty"  ;D ).
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #879 on: May 21, 2014, 10:39:14 am »
It might be useful to know what's going on over there.

Unfortunately it might also be useful to know how the Chinese have been operating to steal trade secrets, some of which might impact U.S. defense.

Actually, the latter wouldn't be useful for me. The former might help me, say, in my voting decisions. (It will help me realize that Republicans can be wrong and George W. Bush was not a great president.  ;D)

Plus it's kind of intrinsically interesting to see what happens when a country is basically broken and then puts itself back together -- in a way not intended by the people who broke it. And it's always interesting to see how differently people think in different parts of the world.

But if I knew more about the Chinese and U.S. defense, I wouldn't even know what to do that information and it sounds really boring.

At some point you -- and by "you" I don't mean you specifically, Jeff; I just mean "one" -- just have to face the fact that there are only so many free hours in your life, only so many articles you can read, so you might as well skip the ones that sound overly dutiful.