The Wall Street Journal- October 17, 2014

Pen and pencil makers are going back to school, learning to sell writing implements in the age of smartphones, tablets and laptops.

That yellow “Number-Two” pencil;
Soon a “digital writing utensil.”


The Wall Street Journal – October 14, 2004

Planes hit cold Konbani, Syria, near the Turkish border Monday in an effort to break a siege of the Kurdish city by Islamic State fighters

“Destroy it to save it,” an idea that shocks.
It’s just war’s ancient paradox.

{ 0 comments } – October 8, 2014

Thousands of years ago, people on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia spray-painted stencils of their hands on the walls and roofs of caves by blowing red paint out of their mouths… Now, a team of Australian and Indonesian researchers has found that the paintings are startlingly ancient: The hand stencils are at least 40,000 years old.

HIS hand stenciled on a dark cave wall.
It’s the oldest “selfie” of them all.


The Wall Street Journal – October 11-12 2014

More than a decade in the making, Okanagan Specialty Fruit’s new Arctic apple has been genetically modified to resist browning when cut open or sliced.

GMO’d apples; fresh to the core.
Next? GMO’d humans who repudiate war.


Reuters – October 9, 2014

The S&P 500 on Thursday posted its largest percentage decline in six months on concerns about the strength of the global economy and its effect on corporate earnings.The slide dragged the benchmark to below its 150-day moving average for the first time since November 2012.

The market knows two things; that’s all,
First to RISE and then to FALL.