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Cecil’s Revenge: Lion Hunter Faces Public Wrath

[Updated] Walter J. Palmer, a Bloomington dentist, has been identified as the man responsible for killing Cecil, beloved lion, resident of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, Oxford study subject, and the most recent focus in ongoing furor against trophy hunters. Continue reading

Crimea – Here We Go Again

Black_Sea_mapThis post is, as we had a couple of days ago, a place to have your say about this weekend’s events in Ukraine.

Here is a brief history of Crimea.

Crimea has been fought over since before it was Crimea. The ancient Greeks set up some colonies, but then came the Romans, then the Crimean Tatars (part of Genghis Khan’s Golden Horde), then Goths, Huns, Bulgars, Khazars, and then the Kievan Rus in the 10th and 11th centuries. Byzantine Empire, Mongols, then Venice, and then the Republic of Genoa. Continue reading

A Few Reflections on the Passing of Nelson Mandela

As you have probably already heard Nelson Mandela has passed away at the age of 95. I am not going to try and give you a full biography of his amazing life and career, I will leave that to the proper biographers. Instead, I will just give you a few thoughts from a person who is an ordinary, sometimes activist who is blessed enough to be surrounded by good people who want to make the world a better place. Continue reading

Rooting Your Android Just Became Easy

cyanogenCyanogen Inc., is a newly created company that has been producing the slowly adopted, but somewhat popular CyanogenMod custom Android ROM. They just released a new app called the CyanogenMod Installer which will unlock the user’s boot loader, root their device, and flash CyanogenMod to their phone with almost zero extra effort. The app is free over the Google Play store and after downloading their free desktop software you can have a very user friendly, highly customizable version of Android. Continue reading