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Zacstravaganza is written by a law student and aspiring wonk named Zac Mason.
Zac likes to write about law, politics, energy and environmental policy, U.S. foreign policy, trade and development, prog rock and bass guitar.
Our author and hero hails from the small town of Vista, New York. He currently resides in Washington, DC.
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Federal Tax Procedure
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Foreign & International Blog
Oxford Historical Treaties
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Delaware Employment Law Blog
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Genomics, Medicine, and Pseudoscience
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International Water Law Project Blog
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Community Law Center
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Think Africa Press
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Philly Law Blog
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Volume 52 Issue 03
The Journal of Modern African Studies, Volume 52 Issue 03 The Journal of Modern African Studies offers a quarterly survey of developments in modern Africa...
Amazing Facts about Recycling
Recycling is supposed to be one of the most effective measures of waste management. With the alarm having sounded for different climatic changes, it is evi...
The Brooklyn Politics Blog
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Dentro da categoria de suplementos alimentares, existem aqueles chamados de queimadores de gordura, que tem como proposta acelerar a redução de peso esti...
360 km2 of Chaos
Dawn of the oppressed
Dawn of Doom’s day, The Sun rose from the east, The bombs came from everywhere. Angels of death, Prepared for this early rapture. Agents of death Unleashed...
Joshua Stanton on The Huffington Post
Don't Weaponize Your Words (Devarim, Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22)
Too often, we draw a false distinction between words and deeds, underestimating the impact that words can have on our souls and communities. We presume harsh...
Ice Towel Cooling Towels
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Shale Gas Review
Pa. Auditor General finds state’s fracking oversight a fiasco Probe finds lack of inspections, enforcement, transparency
Pennsylvania’s regulation of the shale gas boom has been underfunded, inconsistent and ineffective, according to an investigation by the state’s auditor ge...
The Moor Next Door
New World Politics Review Piece
This blogger published a brief piece for World Politics Review on vulnerabilities and risks in light of the re-election of Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz in Maurit...
All Things Counter Terrorism
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It’s been so long since I’ve blogged I spent the better part of a few hours tonight remembering how to use this site. Hence my grand plans to finish a long...
Green Competitor | Striving Together for Sustainability
4 Sure-Fire Ways To Get People To Throw Your Flyer Away
If you are a new business owner, you already know the need for great advertising. Because you are new, your advertising budget may not be able to compete...
My Boring Ass Life
Of Bats and Walruses…
There’ve been a few movie websites reporting I might’ve been involved in a BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE misinformation campaign, at the behest of War...
You Learn to Live Without
I pre-ordered the If/Then soundtrack in March. They marketed the show perfectly for an audience like me: "Idina Menzel! Single woman in New York! Idina sad...
The Validated Hypochondriac | Turns out there was something wrong afterall…
Talk about a cliff hanger…
I sure picked a great time to go on a blogging hiatus, didn’t I? Needless to say, I am alive and my biopsy was nothing. Why did I stop writing, you ask? We...
Islamic Law In Our Times
Maliki's "Coup" on the Constitution, and why he's not completely wrong
Prime Minister Maliki refused to consider broader power sharing today, describing any attempt to institute it as a "coup" against the constitution. Genera...
Parallel Review and Identifying Circuit Splits
This post is part of a series exploring the ideas in an important new article by Professor Aaron-Andrew Bruhl (Univ. Houston), entitled Measuring Circuit Spl...
An interview with Louise Arbour
Click below to listen to Crisis Group President & CEO Louise Arbour speak to UN Dispatch’s Mark Leon Goldberg about the mass atrocities committed in the wa...
Techonomy, Southeast Asia, Digital Disruption and Human Progress
As one of the many hats I wear these days, I write regularly about digital trends in Southeast Asia for Techonomy, an American media outlet that examines...
Fighting not Talking
South Sudan’s Warring Parties Jockey for Position Crisis Group’s Africa Program staff assembled this Q and A to provide an update on events in South Sudan....
Toxic Tort Litigation Blog
Does CERCLA's "Act Of God" Defense Apply In Climate Change Litigation
In a decision issued on May 2, 2014, the Second Circuit held, in *Cedar & Washington Assocs. LLC v. Port Auth. of N.Y. & N.J*, 2074 BL 123476,2d Cir., No...
The Becker-Posner Blog
In memoriam: Gary S. Becker, 1930-2014. The Becker-Posner blog is terminated. Richard A. Posner
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Work, Work, Work
Hello. Remember me? Yeah, I’ve been hiding. Behind a desk in a cubicle, that is. It’s a long ways away from that garden and kitchen renovation work, let me...
Global Development: Views from the Center
Should Development RCTs Be Blind? Not So Fast
Proponents of the use of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in impact evaluation and development research often point out the close link between these t...
Rethinking U.S. Foreign Assistance Blog
Subsequent Compacts Are the Future of MCC
Let’s talk about second compacts. Increasingly, MCC seems to be moving in this direction. In the last five years, of the eleven countries selected as el...
Global Health Policy
Health Aid Eligibility and Country Income Status: A Mismatch Mishap?
Donors give arbitrary income lines a lot of power in determining funding allocation. This issue is particularly true in the health sector, where organiz...
The Pussywillow is Blooming
It has been a long, long time!! The year has flown by, and we’ve been so immersed in living that blogging has fallen to the wayside. But with the advent of...
Co-sponsors of Kate Puzey Act who have NOT signed Letter of Support
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The Namby Pamby
The prodigal blogger returns (with a story!)
The radio silence, I am sure, has been deafening. For the last three plus months, gone are the attempted humorous musings from my daily struggle to be a su...
Water Conservation Blog
God Pollution: Nature Is My Religion, Earth Is My Temple
Naturally evolved ecosystems are marvels that make Earth habitable, yet sadly they and all life are threatened By Dr. Glen Barry, EcoInternet Earth Meanders ...
Open Educational Resources Expand Access to Higher Education in the United States
Leaders in the Obama Administration, in state governments, and in corporate America have acknowledged the urgency of increasing access to higher education ...
Rosters are set for Exceptional Seniors hockey game at Ice Hutch
This year’s Exceptional Seniors game will be played March 22 at 4 p.m. at the Ice Hutch. It’s a chance or the graduating players to pull on the sweater o...
At Counsel Table
We’ve Relocated, Please Visit Our New Address.
If you’re reading this, you’ve reached the old site for At Counsel Table. We’ll be closing this site shortly. You can still get the same reliable, high-qua...
Investment in local enterprise crucial to tackling poor sanitation
Over the last two days I have been startled by Uganda sanitation statistics and how the country loses a lot of money and time to treatment of diseases, whi...
2014 In Review
As is tradition, I start the New Year by reviewing it as though already passed. When the year ends, I’ll come back and fact-check my predictions, as volunt...
What Color Is Your Santa?
Santa is white, obviously. Can Ronald McDonald be Chinese?
California Ships Prisoners Out of State to “Reduce” Its Prison Population
We heard rumors of this happening, despite the 3 Judge panel telling CDCR “NO Out of state transfers”. So what (if anything!!) is going to happen next? By ...
Rabbi Josh Stanton on the Huffington Post
Simply Three Makes 'The Christmas Song' Both Modern And Classical (VIDEO)
It's not unexpected that we get a multitude of submissions sent in to us here at The Huffington Post. What *is* unexpected, however, is this submission a...
World Cup 2014: We Can Calculate the Winners Now. Or Not.
Here begins the silly season of ignorant prognostication concerning group stage results. Let me get my kicks in early, with sides I know something about, m...
Factor E Farm Blog
Velocar – the Open Source Tilting Microcar
We are collaborating with Yann Lischetti - developer of an open source, tilting, electric Microcar. See his latest progress. The site is http://en.velocar....
Ariel Morales: Stone Mason | Specializing in dry stone walls and patios.
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I made an investment in the quality of my walls and the quality of my health this weekend by building a stone dressing table. A dressing table is used on ...
As Bob Sees It
MEDAL OF HONOR CEREMONY
ONE OF THE MEMORABLE MOMENTS OF THIS WEEK THAT REMEMBERED, CELEBRATED AND HONORED THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT JOHN KENNEDY WAS...
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IN PICTURES: Faces of the Tehrik-i Taliban Pakistan
-Christopher Anzalone (McGill University) ________________________________________________________ See a 3-part photo essay on the late Tehrik-i Taliban Pa...
National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 10-31-13
Here are the 9 reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, October 31, 2013: Update: Skokie, Illinois (First reported 10-10-13): A police officer ...
Your hair, and what we found in it
it was shorter, before. now, it's long, and worn up, in a tight bun, or down, across your shoulders. and only when you're sleeping, yr back turned, and onl...
The AleCross Tavern | Law. Politics. Social Justice.
Same Sex Marriage and Immigration
Earlier this year, the Supreme Court struck down section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 (DOMA) in US v. Windsor (113 S.Ct. 2675 (2013)). Without ...
Call for Van Donation
Work Van Needed for Crew: Clearwater are looking for a donation of a used minivan (any make/model) that can seat 7, doors on both sides, with removable or ...
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The Philosophical Cop Police Blog
Finding Alligator Watch Straps at the RIGHT Price
Quality alligator watch straps can be extremely hard to find, especially if you’re looking to get one at the right price. While physical watch retailers ha...
Sahel Blog Goes Dark, at Least for a Time
Today will likely be the last time that I post on this blog for about a year; as readers have likely noticed, the pace already slowed considerably over the...
The International Jurist
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Renewable Energy Law Blog
Renewable Energy Law News - Week of August 19, 2013
*Advocates protest as more utilities stop or reduce projects eligible for renewable energy credits * Washington Electric Cooperative is the only utility i...
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Étrange et rare moment que ce début du mois d´août 2013
Boots fit for a King
traditional kicks in Bhutan. The shop owner said the king’s are decorated with dragons (where the white part is). Traditional dress is the norm here everyd...
The Butcher, The Baker and FISA
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Why We Don’t Need Facebook
I met an Irishman named Peter once. It was in a village called Nkhotakota, on the shore of Lake Malawi, where he was volunteering as part of a youth develo...
Water News Update
Natural Ways To Repel Pesky Mosquitoes
One of the annoyances of outdoor activity in the spring and summer is the presence of mosquitoes. Although toxic pesticides are the most widely known metho...
Republican Liberty Caucus
Action Alert: Stop NSA Snooping with the LIBERT-E Act
The NSA and other federal agencies are collecting your personal data, reading your emails and monitoring pretty much all your other communications. It’s ti...
Comment is free: Glenn Greenwald on security and liberty | guardian.co.uk
Fisa court oversight: a look inside a secret and empty process | Glenn Greenwald
Obama and other NSA defenders insist there are robust limitations on surveillance but the documents show otherwise *(updated below [Wed.])* Since we began...
That's What She Said
Time to say goodbye (for now)
Series Litigation Value: various harassment, discrimination, and bizarre workers’ compensation matters = astronomical; future employment matters due to Dwi...
Real Life Jedis
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In my last post I was speaking from a very heart centered place. In the next couple of posts, I’d like to translate some of what I have been learning into ...
C-K Faculty Blog
Introducing the New Faculty Blog
We are pleased to announce that a new, redesigned faculty blog is now “live” at its location on WordPress. We invite you to explore the new site and subscrib...
Maya en route
The Problem With How We Treat Bipolar Disorder
I edited an article for The New York Times Magazine by Linda Logan on the loss of self in mental illness. Read it here.
Weighing in about metrics
There’s another new post at ChicagoNow.com/the-nonprofiteer. Please c’mon along, c’mon along, it’s Alexander’s Ragtime Band . . .
Duff McKagan's Reverb
The Sweetlix's Bobby Woods Talks Late-Night Psychedelic Trips On "Take Me"
A lot went into writing your favorite song, but how much do you really know about it? This week Bobby Woods, vocalist and guitarist of Seattle punk rock band...
This Time it's Not Anarchists Confusing Tactics for Strategy
The NYPD is a war machine. With 34,000 soldiers, its own intelligence agency, branches in 11 cities including Tel Aviv, Istanbul and Toronto, anti-aircraft...
Circuit Reinstates Death Sentence
A federal appeals court reinstated the murder conviction and death sentence of Marvin Walker in the brutal 1979 shooting murder of a 15-year-old boy during...
Preorder my new book: The Electronic Silk Road
My new book, The Electronic Silk Road: How the Web Binds the World Together in Commerce, will appear in little more than a month from Yale University Press. ...
26 Hours in Heaven and Hell
My yoga instructor always leads class with this blessing: May all of the wicked return to good May all who are good obtain true peace May all who are peace...
The Glass-Bottom Blog
1. Paul Muldoon, "White Shoulders": My heart is heavy. For I saw Fionnuala, "The Gem of the Roe," "The Flower of Sweet Strabane," when a girl reached down i...
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external hard drive
Found: on my desk. Capacity: 640 GB. Use: holding an enormous amount of digital information to which I am very, very attached. Contains: everything. (more ...
The Albany Projet
On the State of the State
Governor Cuomo delivered his State of the State address on Wednesday. You can watch it here. Here are my thoughts on it. *The good:* * Cuomo propos...
Last post and closing remarks
Time has come to publish the last post on this site. I've been posting links and articles for three years, and it's been great. I always felt my thing, th...
Why They Make Fun of Us?
Arab News reports: Saudi women expressed outrage at Chelsea Handler, the American host of the TV show “Chelsea Lately,” when she swore at Saudi men for bei...
Thinking Liberally, Lauren
A Quick Eulogy for a Man Who Deserves Only the Kindest Words
Sen. Daniel Inouye, a man for fought tirelessly for justice, passed away today at the age of 88. In both his service in WWII, for which he received the Med...
Good Intentions Are Not Enough
The End of Good Intentions
2012 was an extremely emotional and difficult year for me. During this past year I’ve lived in four different states, my mother died, and I got married f...
Don't Frack With NY!
Will New York Base Its Fracking Decision on Science or Politics?
New York officials say the state’s decision on fracking will not be made until after they hear from the three outside experts they’ve hired to help them re...
so, it’s been a while and i’ve been neglecting the blog. there are a lot of reasons for that, but mostly i haven’t done much knitting over the past few mon...
An Asher Abroad
[You can follow this story with pictures on my photo album, just like those picture books you used to read...and hopefully sometimes still do.] Imagine Nia...
Bennett and Anya's Asian Adventure
LIGHTS THAT CHANGE LIVES
Every day at 6:00pm night falls. The only source of light for you and your family is a kerosene lamp and your cell phone´s torch light—if your phone is ...
Roger Paul Mason
Phantom Family Halo Tour Diary 11/2012
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1. Have Indian farm investors bitten off more than they can chew in Africa? 2. Film maker shocked by Cameroon banana plantation work conditions 3. Contradi...
Jamaican Mi Crazy
As of 2pm Monday October 22nd, volunteers were put on Alert. We'd already received storm updates from our Safety and Security Coordinator, detailing the p...
1. Chinese traders in Malawi now officially confined to urban centers 2. South African movers and shakers for sale to foreign investors? 3. AGOA benefited ...
Every #1 Single (Ever)
Big Girls Don't Cry
*November–December 1962* Another Four Seasons entry, so soon after the first! Everyone should know this one. Is it just me, or is this *exactly* the sam...
Superpowers That Be
Whedon Brings S.H.I.E.L.D. to TV
Confirming most people's beliefs (my money was on D-Man) it was recently announced that Joss Whedon's deal with Marvel to helm Avengers 2 as well as bring...
الفكر مش ملك
المجلس التأسيسي يحب يحط الملكيّة الفكريّة في الدّستور. وبهاذا نولّيو رسميّا اوّل دولة مستعمرة فكريّا في تاريخ الانسانيّة. شكون باش يستعمرنا؟ شركات و لوبيأت...
refugee : indicators, uncertainty and triggers
Somewhere, somehow, somebody must have kicked you around some/Who knows maybe you were kidnapped tied up/Taken away and held for ransom/Honey, it don’t mak...
Dan Cluchey on The Huffington Post
Mr. Roberts Rides Again
Where Owen Roberts would ride out the remainder of his tenure untrusted by the left and a traitor to the right, his namesake is well positioned to redeem a p...
Georgetown Law Faculty Blog
Cost-Benefit Jumps the Shark
The Department of Justice's Economic Analysis of Prison Rape by Lisa Heinzerling Despite initial signs suggesting a different path, the Obama Administration ...
Prison Law Blog
Farewell to “Prison Law Blog,” Hello to “Evolving Standards of Decency”
Dear all, As I noted a few weeks ago, I am officially placing this blog on hiatus as I am moving onto some new endeavors. But there are two pieces of good ...
Egypt’s elections under military rule: Join our resistance to the counter-revolution
From Comrades in Cairo To you at whose side we struggle, From the beginning of the Egyptian revolution, the powers that be have launched a vicious count...
The Sudanese Thinker
Six Years: The End of an Era
Khalas. Done. As I write these words from Norway, I am currently attending the 2012 Oslo Freedom Forum. It was here, last year, that I finally revealed my ...
A Year in Kigali, Rwanda » Cultural norms, traditions, taboos, and superstitions
For better or for worse, my time in Rwanda has come to a bittersweet end. At the moment I am in the Schiphol airport in Amsterdam on my way home to NY/DC. ...
Peephole on Africa
Words from Big
The first I sent my greetings to all of you, and thank to your helps to my studies, so I don’t have any way to express your love to me. I thank teacher Em...
The Real Cost of Prisons Weblog
IL: Marchers on 3-day, 31-mile walk to protest immigration prison
Marchers on 3-day, 31-mile walk to protest immigration prison By Lauren FitzPatrick Sun-Times Media http://www.suntimes.com/news/11638904-418/marchers-on-3-d...
Western Mass Politics and Insight
Manic Monday Markup 3/26/2012...
*...And the World:* Another Tory scandal in Britain over being too close to influence peddlers. British Prime Minister David Cameron and his Conservative ...
What Better Place Than Here, What Better Time Than Now?
My dad's Thailand pictures: https://picasaweb.google.com/ann.gardiner3/Thailand11# Thanks, as always, for letting me steal them, Dad :-)
Legal Frontiers: McGill's Blog on International Law
We Hardly Knew Ye? “General Principles” as a Source of International Law
The source of law recognized in article 38(1)(c) of the Statute of the International Court of Justice, the so-called “general principles of law recognize...
On War and Words
The Hidden Side of the Alleged Capitol Hill Suicide Bomber
Glittarazzi, a blog side that I do not normally frequent (just want to be clear about that), has done an interesting bit of investigative reporting about A...
Top Five Records
Is Super Bowl XLVI a Preview of the 2012 Presidential Election?
A few Sundays ago, I tried to make a joke comparing the New England Patriots, who play in Foxborough, Massachusetts, to the former governor of that stat...
Wild and Precious
Lake Bonney Camp
We spent a week at McMurdo organizing supplies, analyzing the data and preparing for our next trip to the field. After saying farewell to the team (with...
Left of the Hudson: Progressive News and Views for Rockland County
A new site replaces Left of the Hudson
*by Cliff Weathers* I'll start with what might sound like bad news:* Left of the Hudson, as you know it, will cease publishing as of January 30, 2012.* I...
Now in its 'Junior Year' the Unreasonable Marketplace Is Open for Business as Unusual
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Message for the Commenters
Hello everyone. David and I have been in meetings all day but we made time to check in on the comment thread announcing the move to the Daily Beast and New...
President of Russia: Dmitri Medvedev's Vlog
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Investing in Africa
Classical Liberalism Unplugged
The AWEA Blog: Into the Wind
Social Science Lite
Prince Of Petworth
Working Towards Peace in Costa Rica
Matthew Santoro | Sojourners: Celebrating 40 Years of Faith in Action for Social Justice
Color in Stereo
Somewhere in England / Under African Skies
Lili is Finding Herself - Maybe She's in Paris!
Construction Law Blog
the National Wind blog
The Batobox Imagefeed :: The Final Discourse
Cleantech Litigation Report
Truth About False Confessions
Caitlin Cohen on Change.org
Let's Burn While We Still Have Nerves
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The Diabolical Blog
Second Circuit Sentencing Blog
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BBC News - Correspondents - Andrew Harding
The Liberal Conviction
Upstate Poltical Report
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Gene Simmons' blog
Reflections from an Emerging Scholar Activist
Brennan-Marquez : Montana
The Latest in Water/Poop Management Technology
The Corrosion of America
For Want of a Drink
Blue is the New Green
Yellow is the New Green
Clean Water - Still Elusive
Millions Drink Tap Water that is Legal, but Maybe Not Healthy
Clean Water Laws are Neglected, at a Cost to Health
Saving U.S. Water and Sewer Systems Would Be Costly
When Heavy Rains Overflow Sewers, Raw Sewage Flows into New York Waters
Queens Studets Sickened, Probably by Contaminated Water
Cleaning the Air at the Expense of Water
Health Ills Abound as Farm Runoff Fouls Wells
How Much Weed Killer is Safe in Your Water Glass?
Hands Off the New York Watershed
Showdown at Indian Point
Cape Cod Waters Polluted with Nitrogen Because of Insufficient Wastewater Infrastructure
EPA Threatens States Over Chesapeake Bay Cleanup
Federal Officials Unveil Blueprint for Great Lakes
Water Use in Southwest Heads for a Day of Reckoning
Tibet's Watershed Challenge
Peruvians Clash Over Irrigation Project
Thirsty Plant Dries Out Yemen
In Nigeria, Oil Spills are a Longtime Scourge
Guinea Worm Eradicated in Nigeria
UN Says Raw Gaza Sewage Poses Danger to Region
How Safe is Your Water?
A Western Water War Slows Some Solar Projects
In a Parched Los Angeles, the Streets Suddenly Run Wet
New York in Need of Public Toilets
"Potty Parity" Bill Would End Structural Discrimination in Federal Workplaces
Another Barrier for African Girls: No Toilet
Poor Sanitation in Haiti's Tent Camps Adds to Risk of Disease
Send in the Latrines!
A Disposable Toilet That Could Help Grow Crops
Maryland's Septic Tank Law to Clean the Chesapeake
Victoria Stops Dumping Untreated Sewage
Toilet-to-Tap Systems Could Preserve Our Water Supply
Our Water Supply, Down the Drain
Some Animals are Overachievers in Disposing Waste
York, Pennsylvania Selling Fertilizer Made from Waste Treatment Byproducts
Dog Poop Powers Park Lamp in Cambridge
The Pragmatic Incentive for Solar Water Heaters
How to Cook Pasta with Less Water and Energy
Companies Should Disclose Water Footprints
Tibet's Watershed Challenge
Where Thoreau Lived, Crusade Over Bottles
Venetians Turn to Tap Water
Paris Offers Water With Bubbles, But No Bottles
Recycled Toilet Paper is Less Rough on Old-Growth Forests
Water Sanitation vs. Religious Freedom
E.P.A. Cracks Down on Amish Agricultural Pollution
A Plant That Thrives When Used as a Toilet
California State Assembly Bans Plastic Bags
Nudging Recycling From Less Waste to None
Finding the Best Composter
Chicken Poop Maintenance and Water Pollution Control
A Bottle Bill That Will Rot Your Teeth
Coal Powered Selenium Waste in the Water Supply
Career Opportunities in the Growing Cow Poop Sector
Converting Methane Gas from Manure into Electricity
The Argument Against Manure Methane Gas Electricity
The Story of Bottled Water: Fear, Manufactured Demand and a $10,000 Sandwich
Bottled Water Industry Combats Anti-Green Perceptions with Pretend Journalism
New Diets to Reduce Cow Burps
African Development Stories
African Farmers Displaced as Investors Move In
Serengeti Road Plan offers Prospects and Fears
For Some Bushmen, a Homeland Worth Fighting For
Battle for a Poor Land for Riches Beneath the Soil
Beninois Priest Seeks New Respect and New Practitioners for Voodoo
Tanzanian Albinos in Hiding from Traditional Voodoo Witchcraft Practices
President of the Gambia Sends his Militias on a Witchhunt
Ill Will Towards the French in Former Colonies
Colonial Soldiers Want More From France
Niger's Military Junta Gives Assurances on Democracy
Diamond Find Could Lift Zimbabwe, or Bolster Mugabe
Camel Caravans Fading from Salt Trade as Timbuktu Slowly Modernizes
Radical Islam meets a Buffer in West Africa
Malians Protest Women's Rights
Senegal Courts Forbids Forcing Children to Beg
Off the Backs of the Children
U.S. Charges 3 Malians in Plot to Smuggle Cocaine and to use Proceeds to Fund Al-Qaeda
Algeria, Mauritania, Mali and Niger to Formulate a Unified Policy on Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb
Alassane Ouattara Wins Ivory Coast Election, Incumbent President Rejects Outcome as "Fraud"
2 Oaths of Office Taken in Ivory Coast
Egypt and Thirsty Neighbors are at Odds over the Nile
Lash Land Dries Up, Withering Kenya's Hopes
Cholera Epidemic Follows Drought in Kenya
In Parched Nairobi, Politicians Blamed for Drought Crisis
UN Moves to Avert War over Sudan Partition
Battle to Halt Graft Scourge in Africa Ebbs
China Spreads Aid in Africa, With a Catch
U.S. Violates Law by Granting Visas to Corrupt Equatorial Guinean Oligarch
Don't Send Clothes to Africa
To Save Africa, Reject Its Nations
Conflict Minerals Funding the Congolese War
General Development Stories
A Bottled Water Drama in Fiji
Riches May Not Help Papua New Guinea
Peace Corps Stories
The Alchemy of the Impossible
A Bold New Peace Corps Transcends Party Divide
Whatever Happened to the Promise of 16,000 Peace Corps Volunteers by 2011?
The Gambia Arrests Peace Corps Volunteer for "Undermining President Jammeh's" Illegal Sand Mining Activities
Zac's Favorite Sites
The Enough Project
Mali Health Organizing Project
World Toilet Organization
American Restroom Association
Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing with Soap
Surfers Against Sewage
Potters for Peace
The Lutindi Project
The Solar Cooker Project
Think Outside the Bottle
Ground Water Protection Council
Clean Water Fund
Alliance for Climate Protection
American Wind Energy Association
Alliance of Small Island States
Youth Action International
My Musical Sahebeen
The Elements of Style
Roger Paul Mason
Ten Minute Turns
Jets and Snakes
Rabbi and the Popes
The Bubonic Souls
The Detroit City Police
The Dirty Suits
Okie Weiss & The Murder Ballads
Thurstin 4 More
Leah Randazzo Group
Artists of Miscellaneous Mediums
Depth Charge Theatrical Productions
Bill Taylor's Mindfucking Doodles
Wow, Charlotte Hallberg is a great artist!
Eve Turow, Writer and Photographer
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Liam Rhodes, Thespian
Lissa Minkel in The New Yorker
Scout Durwood does Theater! Stand-Up! Burlesque!
Teddi Rogers, Artiste!
Uncle Rog's Paintings
The Official Site of Farris Hassan
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The Cholera Outbreak in Haiti 2010
Poor Sanitation in Haiti's Camps Adds Disease Risk
Cholera is Feared in Haiti Outbreak
Haitians Fear Cholera Will Spread to Capital
Port-au-Prince Braces for Cholera Outbreak
Some US Rebuilding Money Finally Headed to Haiti
A Scramble to Get Soap
Haiti's Latest Misery
Florida Cholera Case Linked to Haiti Outbreak
Response to Disease Called "Lacking"
Cholera Protests Spread to Port-au-Prince
Cholera Protests Ebb but Anger Remains
Cholera's Second Fever: An Urge to Blame
UN Worried that Nepalese Peacekeepers Brought Cholera to Haiti
Haitians Plunge into Muck to Stem Cholera
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a - he/she/it
ala - Allah
alimami - imam
Arabu - Arab
Arabuke - Arab man
bamana - Bambara
bana - disease
bana - done, gone, over
banakise - disease seed (germ)
bara - gourd
bara - work
barake - to work
been - grass
biki - pen
bileni - red
bo - poop
bobaga - termite
bobara - poop gourd (butt)
bobaraba - big poop gourd (big butt)
boci - poop message (fart)
boda - poophole
bogo - mud
bogo - mud
boke - to poop
bokeyuro - pooping place
boli - to run
bolo - hand
boloko - circumcision
briki - bricks
brikigoshila - brick mason
bubutiga - big monkey
buru - bread
butigi - bodega
butigitigi - bodega owner
ce - man
chaufferke - driver
chenchen - sand
Christien - Christian
ci - message
da - hole, mouth
daba - hoe
deenia - religion
den - child
dence - boy
denmisen - children
denmuso - girl
difle - cup
dinge - hole
dinge - pit
djinnimuri - magic
dogotoro - doctor
dolo - alcohol
donne donne - little by little
dougou - city
dougouboda - city poop hole (exit from a city)
dugutigi - village chief
dumini - food
duminike - to eat
e - you
e be sho dun! - you eat beans! (the only joke in Mali)
e joo ta! - take your vagina and go! (fuck off)
fali - donkey
fali wotro - donkey cart
fato - crazy, crazy person
fen - thing
fereke - to sell
fimma - black
fono - to vomit
foro - field
forro (rolled like in Spanish) - penis
fugula - hat
fugula nafama - important hat (condom)
fura - medicine
furu - to marry
furusirike - to conduct a marriage ceremony
gabakaruw - rocks
garabout - beggar boy
graveli - gravel
homologue - counterpart
islamiya - Muslim
jakuma - cat
jakuma den - kitten
jemma - white
ji - water
jidaga - cistern
joli - blood
jon - slave
jongolo - boner
joo - vagina
jooke - literally, the verb form of "vagina"; to have sex
kaba - corn
kalo - moon, month
kami - guinea hen
kami fen - guinea hen egg
kan - throat, language
ke - man
keni - cooked rice
kise - seed
ko - to wash
koko - salt
kolon - well
kongo - field
kono - bird
kono - stomach
konoboli - running stomach (diarrhea)
kun - to swallow
kunfulanitu - cholera
liburu - book
malo - uncooked rice
mana - plastic
menagiere - carpenter
mi - to drink
mine - to catch
misi - cow
misimarala - cow herder
misiri - mosque
misitigi - cow owner
mobili - car
mobiliba - big car (bus)
moto - motorcycle
muso - woman
n - I/me
na - sauce
nafa - wealth
nafama - important
nege - metal
negeso - bicycle
negesotigi - bicycle owner
nono - milk
ntori - frog
nu - nose
nugu - booger
nuji - nose water (snot)
nyegen - latrine
nyegenji - latrine water
nyo - millet
pele - shovel
pikaxi - pickax
piki - pick
pyu pyu - completely
saga - sheep
salidaga - plastic teapot used for ass washing
sanike - to buy
segele - guinea worm
segeleke - to limp, as though you have a guinea worm coming out of your foot
seneke - to farm
she - chicken
she fen - chicken thing (egg)
shi dinge - shea butter rotting pit
shi tulu - shea butter
sho - beans
shubaga - evil sorcerer
SIDA - AIDS
sinakun - joking cousin
siri - to tie
so - horse
so - house
sogo - meat
sogoni - little meat (little penis)
sogosogo - to cough
solo - parrot
solo - pulley
soon - to fast
soonkalo - fast month (Ramadan)
sugunye - pee
sugunyeke - to pee
sugunyekeyuro - peeing place
sunguruba - prostitute
sungurubatigi - pimp
ta - go, take
tiga - peanut
tigadega - peanut butter
tigadegana - peanut butter sauce
toh - millet goop, Mali's staple food
tokotokoni - dysentery
tonkono - duck
trueli - trowel
Tubabu - white person
Tubabukan - white person language (French)
Tubabuke - white man
tulu - oil
tumu - worm, worms
wara - any kind of mammal
wara ba - big animal (lion)
wara bileni - red mammal (monkey)
wari - money
waritigi - money owner (rich person)
woro - kola nut
wotro - wagon
wulu - dog
wulu den - puppy
wulutigi - dog owner
wuluwulu - wastewater
wuluwuludinge - wastewater pit
yiri - tree, wood
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