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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.
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Volume 51 Issue 02
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Law Across the Wire and Into the Cloud
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« Ce chemin, où va-t-il ? »
Je constate que la Tunisie éveille la curiosité
Republican Liberty Caucus
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Beware of Money Wire Scams
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Genomics, Medicine, and Pseudoscience
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Do the Massacres in Bayda and Banyas Portend Ethnic Cleansing to Create an Alawite State?
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The Legal Satyricon
First Amendment vs. Disabilities Act
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Real Life Jedis
Wall of text!
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The Moor Next Door
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Political Geography Now
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Kelchen on Education
More on Rate My Professors and the Worst Universities List
It turns out that writing on the issue of whether Rate My Professors should be used to rank colleges is a popular topic. My previous blog post on the topic...
Mother’s Day 2013: Win a Kitchen Faucet & No Dirty Dishes!
Remember that bag of potpourri you got for your Mom that one Mother’s Day? Or what about that colossal “my-size” teddy bear? This year, get your Mom somet...
Water News Update
Organic and Environmentally Friendly Ways To Eliminate Garden Pests
Organic pest control methods result in healthy vegetable gardens. Start with the soil. Soil lacking in nutrients will stunt the plants. The weakened plants...
International Water Law Project Blog
Rethinking Transboundary Ground Water Resources Management: A Local Approach along the Mexico-U.S. Border
The nearly 2,000 mile-long border between Mexico and the United States is hot and dry. Few rivers cross this arid expanse. Yet, despite the lack of visible...
A Tunisian Girl /بنيّة تونسية
خواطر على اثر زيارة بعض الامنيين جرحى جبال الشعانبي
ما ان دخلنا غرفة بسّام أحد أبطال جبل الشعانبي الذي سبق و أن صرّح لبعض القنوات الاذاعية عن استعداده للعودة الى الميدان للذود عن وطنه حتّى و ان كلّفه ذلك ف...
Amman Imman: Water is Life Blog
For Six Years, Students Walk, Bring Water and Other Aid to More than 100,000 in West Africa
*For Six Years, Students Walk, Bring Water and Other Aid to More than 100,000 in West Africa* *BETHESDA, MD, May 6, 2013—*More than 100,000 people in a re...
Newtown Creek Alliance
Let the 2013 Tour Season Begin!
Well the days are finally warm and sunny, so it’s time to get out there! We have several great public tours on offer with our top-notch collaborators, hig...
Foreign & International Blog
Is the united Nations Getting Away with Murder?
The search for accountability for the genocide of the Bosnian Muslims in July 1995 has gone beyond the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yug...
Nostalgia, Excuses, and Starting Over
I want to express my intention to do something different, and strike off in a new direction. And in this, I hope you will help me.
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...
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Great Turtlenecks in Culture
The last time I saw Papa was in Key West. He was having a tea party with several cats he'd tied down to the table, dressed up in human clothes. "This is G...
Almost as awesome as the title suggests
A new working paper, titled “Household Vulnerability to Wild Animal Attacks in Developing Countries: Experimental Evidence from Rural Pakistan.” Alas, this...
New York Renovator
Another Spring, Another Mini Renovation
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Flood® Wood Care for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Once again, this will be the year that we...
Muhammad Cohen on media and more
IBM board of directors does not compute
IBM exemplifies the need to bring fair voting to board of directors elections.
http://longform.org/tags/2012-livingston-awards-finalists: It’s so inspiring to read through all of these stories. I’m honored to be among the Livingston ...
Peacekeeping force for unsettled Mali gets unanimous UN vote
CS Monitor Resolution 2100 has French troops replaced by blue helmets and at least half the UN force will be from Africa. Al Qaeda-linked militants are sti...
The Human Rights Brief
Situación General de los Derechos Humanos en Chile
*English version available here.* *Comisionadores:* Rose-Marie Antoine, José de Jesús Orozco Henríquez, Dinah Shelton *Peticionarios:* Alberto Coddou Mc...
Renewable Energy Law Blog
Renewable Energy Law News - Week of April 15, 2013
Vermont Representative introduces legislation to make it easier to finance renewable energy projects *Joined by Vermont renewable energy companies that ar...
WCL Criminal Law Brief Blog
Can Silence = Guilt in Pre-Arrest, Pre-Miranda Questioning?
On Wednesday April 17th, 2012 the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case *Salinas v. Texas*. This case will test an issue that has deeply divi...
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 . . .
From Dicta to Disarray: Split on the Domestic Relations Exception
Today I’m delighted to introduce Ben Ashmore, the founder and president of the National Family Civil Rights Center, as this week’s guest blogger. In In re Bu...
Joshua Stanton on The Huffington Post
My Rabbi Against Gun Violence
Gun violence is personal. It can kill people. It can make people grieve. It can cause an enduring sense of loss. But it is not a loss that we need to endure ...
China Blacks Out Django Unchained
Django Unchained got yanked in China. Its unclear whether this is a censorship move, or a ‘technical issue’ as claimed. “Django Unchained” reportedly cut s...
Green Building Law Blog
Mind Your Administrative P's & Q's When Rejecting Energy Code Changes
The Court of Appeals of the State of New Mexico handed down a limited win for energy code advocates, holding that adopting changes to building codes that...
Reverse Engineering Al-Zawahiri’s New Statement – Part 1
Over the weekend, Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri released a new audio statement titled, “Unifying the Word Toward the Word of Monotheism.” I have long argued that ...
My Boring Ass Life
WHO WANTS TO BE IN A MOVIE WITH JAY & SILENT BOB?
Folks are always asking me “CAN I BE IN ONE OF YOUR MOVIES?!” I say “Sure – how about COP OUT?” Then they look at me like I just pulled out my dick and the...
Reflections of Fidel
The Duty to Avoid a War in Korea
A few days ago I mentioned the great challenges humanity is currently facing. Intelligent life emerged on our planet approximately 200,000 years ago, alt...
3arabawy BookMarx 04/01/2013 (a.m.)
Youth flock to mobile messaging apps, may be threat to Facebook | Reuters tags: Smart Phones Telecommunications Technology Facebook Posted from Diigo. The ...
Maya en route
“This is so cool and it hasn’t even started yet.” That’s how one spectator near me summed up the excitement in the air as we all waited, perched along the ...
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...
Why I am on Hunger Strike in Bahrain
Zainab al-Khawaja, a human rights activist in Bahrain, writes a letter from prison about why she is on a hunger strike and how Martin Luther King Jr. guide...
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...
All Things Counter Terrorism
I found this guidance note on the ABC’s website; it’s about differentiating analysis from opinion. Although it’s predominantly for a TV medium, it struck h...
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. ...
360 km2 of Chaos
For Samir Issawi and all the Palestinian prisoners… Skin striping the bones to cover your nakedness Water runs through throat to save your hidden face, y...
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...
Local, Green and Fun: Upcoming events in February and March
February Backyard Chickens 101 Saturday February 23, 2013 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Interested in farm-fresh eggs sourced straight from your backyard? Hanover Farm...
The Real Work Begins
News reports yesterday were of the first ‘suicide bomber’ in Gao. However, when I talked to sources in Gao the response was that it was an inept rebel hand...
Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Columbus Circle, Feb. 7 2013
Ok, so it's been a minute. Here's a new one. through the gauzy carapace, framed & broken, hanging over Columbus, the passing tails of taxis, taxis, taxis. ...
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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 ...
As Bob Sees It
a truly great man
A great "shot" of a truly great man. Let us honor him and thank him for what he has done and is hoping to yet accomplish. Blessings and thanks. Be well.....
Impeachment of the Sri Lankan Chief Justice
PLEASE NOTE: This blog post is also available in Sinhala. The impeachment of the Sri Lankan Chief Justice, Shirani Bandaranayake is possibly a watershed mo...
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...
2013 Year In Review
In late 2011, I wrote a review of 2012 as though it had already passed. Then I reviewed my predictions against the newly-sealed historical record. Now, an ...
Hobby of the Week (part 1/2)
In the Peace Corps you have a lot of time to think. You may find yourself stuck on long bus rides without a charged iPod, no cell phone service, no data ...
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...
Creative Commons is 10 years old
[image: CC Celebrates 10 Year Birthday] Source: http://www.opensrs.com/blog/2010/12/happy-birthday-creative-commons/ How time flies! Here we are, 10 year...
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 ...
Not sure where my brain is, but I think someone might have purchased it for 20% at a Black Friday doorbuster somewhere
There's this meme going around Facebook right now. I like to say it to my customers at a certain retail establishment that employs me and pretend I made it...
Gaza under fire 2.0
On the evening of November 14, Gaza time, shortly before Maghrib prayer, Israeli warships unleashed a series of deadly attacks on crowded Gaza City on more...
Roger Paul Mason
Phantom Family Halo Tour Diary 11/2012
photos: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151252953244643.483637.641974642&type=1&l=5610900819 music:https://www.facebook.com/phntmfmlyhalo http...
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...
Staten Island in a Race for Lives
As You Know, the Marathon was cancelled within hours of writing this. Promises were made to move their resources to disaster zones. So skip all this. Go ...
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...
Et in Arcadia Ego
“You know, Nhlanhla, in our culture, rain is a blessing.” I’m sitting in the repurposed kindergarten room that now serves as my primary school’s office, fu...
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 ...
Hebgebrook Residency Whidbey Island, Washington
The Philosophical Cop Police Blog
Our Laser Marking Machine
I own a business that sells specialty items like nick-knacks, custom key chains, and custom jewelry and gifts. We order our supplies wholesale for some ite...
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...
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...
Big Adventures in the Air…comings and goings…
This year has brought dear old friends back to the land to live. A lovely cabin has been added and we are joined once again by David, who has been off adv...
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...
A Girl, a Backpack, & an Unmarked Trail
Drug Tourism in Southeast Asia
To my faithful Southeast Asia followers, I want to let you know that a lengthy piece I wrote on drug tourism is Southeast Asia is now posted on The Atlanti...
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...
The Brooklyn Politics Blog
The Brooklyn Politics Show: Jeff Smith
In a couple months, Carl Kruger, the massively corrupt former state senator from southeast Brooklyn, will probably be sentenced to about a decade in fede...
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
[image: Now in its 'Junior Year' the Unreasonable Marketplace Is Open for Business as Unusual] *Authored by: Tyler G Harding* It causes me to reflect nost...
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...
Upstate Poltical Report
Timothy Stampfler to Challange Matt Doheny for NY-23 Republican Primary
Another bumpy ride ahead in NY-23? Watertown Daily Times reports that Timothy Stampfler will be challenging Matt Doheny for the Republican nomination in 20...
Reflections from an Emerging Scholar Activist
On Diverging Energies and the End of the Year
Seattle has been absolutely beautiful lately. Crisp, cool air. Blue skies. Little rain. This was excellent news as I bounded out of my house yesterday morn...
Website update: Joining the Mondoweiss team
If you’re reading this blog, you probably read me over at Mondoweiss, and this won’t tell you anything new. Otherwise, here’s some important website/person...
The White House Signing Ceremony
On Monday, November 21st, 2011 at 3PM President Obama officially signed the Kate Puzey Peace Corps Volunteer Protection Act into law at a signing ceremon...
Pint of Law
UPDATED 12/29/11: Boston Beer Seeks Injunction Based On Former Employee’s Noncompete Agreement
It seems that not all the world’s problems can be solved with beer, even those of the craft beer world. In September, Boston Beer Co., brewers of the fame...
Le Maghreb vu de l’occident
Hors Maghreb, l’Europe et les Etats Unis bien que privilégiant des relations politiques et économiques denses avec le Royaume Chérifien veillaient toujours...
The International Jurist
Hello everyone, Just a quick post to let you know that I’m back after a 6-7 month hiatus (with still a few posts here and there). After spending these past...
Goodbye to Amadu, time to bring sexy back
I hesitated for a while trying to decide whether or not I wanted to write one last entry. Summing up two years cannot be done. Even trying to pin down ever...
An “infographic” overview of aerial attacks on civilians in Sudan, 1999 - 2011
An “infographic” overview of aerial attacks on civilians in Sudan, 1999 - 2011 (now included at www.sudanbombing.org) Eric Reeves August 17, 2011
Brennan-Marquez : Montana
BRENNAN-MARQUEZ: Are there limits to Law’s Empire?
Legal cases can be divided into three categories, corresponding to the way that law engages with the underlying claim of being-pained: 1. Cases in whic...
Working Towards Peace in Costa Rica
After two years of teaching English to kids, youth and adults, it all came to an end. My adults class had finished two courses and earned certificates, and...
Somewhere in England / Under African Skies
Kate Puzey Peace Corps Victims and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2011
Legislation put forth by the family of Kate Puzey and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who survived violent crimes during their Peace Corps service will be ...
add to the echo
love it, love it hard
This weekend, on Saturday night, when I should’ve been out soaking in the city, I stayed up chopping it up with a sista law student. Its always a wonderf...
Lili is Finding Herself - Maybe She's in Paris!
Movies and Midnight in Paris, take II
Note: this post contains some mild movie spoilers, but nothing not already evident from previews. I really love seeing movies in this city. I often see Ame...
Aid Watch blog ends; New work on development begins
Today, after two years and four months, we end the experiment that was the Aid Watch blog. We think the experiment was a success. We’ve had a great time ...
On Freedom Fries, Strauss-Kahn and “French Standards”
France has long been aligned with romance in the American imagination, but recent events have got me going all Public Enemy on that ish: Don’t Believe the...
President of Russia: Dmitri Medvedev's Vlog
Our democracy is imperfect and we are absolutely aware of this. But we are going forward
Investing in Africa
Classical Liberalism Unplugged
The AWEA Blog: Into the Wind
Social Science Lite
Prince Of Petworth
Matthew Santoro | Sojourners: Celebrating 40 Years of Faith in Action for Social Justice
Color in Stereo
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
Brian Whitaker's blog, January 2011
Abnormal Use | Brought to you by the attorneys at Gallivan, White and Boyd
Bacchus & I
Single Payer Action
seen, read, heard, or eaten
the burning or...
The Diabolical Blog
Second Circuit Sentencing Blog
And now for something completely frivolous: THE KNITTING BLOG
BBC News - Correspondents - Andrew Harding
The Liberal Conviction
your daily [minute] of sound.
The Life and Times of David Chen
The Renewable Energy Blog
State of Formation
3 Geeks and a Law Blog
The Water Law
Gene Simmons' blog
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
Hannah Allen's Anti-Colonialist Art
Jason Gursky's Digital Art and Spiritualism
Jennifer Cordle's Photography
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
Calculate Your Personal Water Consumption - and become more Water Efficient!
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
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_ be min? - where is the _?
_ba - big _
_mugu - _ powder
_ni - little _
_tigi - _ owner
_yuro - _place
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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