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Archive for October, 2014

Old masters (the creative types)

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2014/10/28

Original Story from Kottle.org

The NY Times interviewed several people in their 80s who are still killing it in their careers and creative pursuits. Says Ruth Bader Ginsberg about surprises about turning 80:

Nothing surprised me. But I’ve learned two things. One is to seek ever more the joys of being alive, because who knows how much longer I will be living? At my age, one must take things day by day. I have been asked again and again, “How long are you going to stay there?” I make that decision year by year. The minute I sense I am beginning to slip, I will go. There’s a sense that time is precious and you should enjoy and thrive in what you’re doing to the hilt. I appreciate that I have had as long as I have… It’s a sense reminiscent of the poem “Gather ye rosebuds while ye may.” I had some trying times when my husband died. We’d been married for 56 years and knew each other for 60. Now, four years later, I’m doing what I think he would have wanted me to do.

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The Sounds of Nasa

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2014/10/28

The sounds of NASA

NASA has a new Soundcloud account with playlists like Rocket Engine Sounds, Solar System & Beyond Sounds, and Space Shuttle Mission Sounds. Here is the infamous Sputnik beep:

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The GM Cobalt story

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2014/10/19

http://pando.com/2014/10/18/gms-hit-and-run-how-a-lawyer-mechanic-and-engineer-blew-the-lid-off-the-worst-auto-scandal-in-history/

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Homeless in America

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2014/10/17

10 Shocking and Wildly Depressing Facts About Being Homeless in Uncaring America http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/76717685/0/alternet~Shocking-and-Wildly-Depressing-Facts-About-Being-Homeless-in-Uncaring-America

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Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2014/10/10

Why the Right Is So Freaked Out about the Inconvenient Truths of Actual U.S. History http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/76225246/0/alternet~Why-the-Right-Is-So-Freaked-Out-about-the-Inconvenient-Truths-of-Actual-US-History

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Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2014/10/07

The Great Baby Bust: For Some Women, the Recession Means They Will Never Have a Child http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/76211697/0/alternet~The-Great-Baby-Bust-For-Some-Women-the-Recession-Means-They-Will-Never-Have-a-Child

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More Bad News From The Jobs Front — Paul Craig Roberts – PaulCraigRoberts.org

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2014/10/04

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/10/03/bad-news-jobs-front-paul-craig-roberts/

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