Archive for the ‘Current Events’ Category

The Thucydides Trap – – “When a rising power is threatening to displace a ruling power…standard crises that would otherwise be contained…can initiate a cascade of reactions that, in turn, produce outcomes none of the parties would otherwise have chosen.”

April 26, 2017

http://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21720715-best-hope-balance-restraint-force-and-legitimacy-what-america-and-china-must

“Two shades of blue – – A row over the colours in Argentina’s flag”

April 22, 2017

http://www.economist.com/news/americas/21721243-putting-vex-vexillology-row-over-colours-argentinas-flag

I have had so many occasions to view the Argentine flag, but never knew this history.

“HEART OF A RAVEN An aneurysm took Konrad Reuland’s life at just 29 years old, but he gave the gift of life to Hall of Famer Rod Carew through the donation of his organs.”

April 17, 2017

http://stories.baltimoreravens.com/heart-of-a-raven

An inspirational and well-told story.

“[Each] locker of University of Texas football players is equipped with a 43-inch flat-screen TV and has a cost per locker of $10,500.”

April 17, 2017

http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2017/04/17/dan-rooney-dean-blandino-nfl-draft-peter-king

“One Text Or Call Could Wreck It All” – – Message on Utah Department of Transportation Message Board Over I-15

April 17, 2017

More information here:  https://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/get-materials/distracted-driving/one-text-or-call-could-wreck-it-all