Rise of the Nerds Website of the Week

URL Labs’ Website Of The Week: http://www.computerhistory.org Online home of the Computer History Museum.  Lot’s of  online exhibits and articles full of fun facts, like about how Lord Byron’s kid, Ada Lovelace, was really the world’s first computer geek.

853: Pillzone Shows


Free trade is a weapon / Inside America’s opium boom / Behind America’s poverty busts / Outside the United Nations / Solidarity from Greece / The Occidental Tourist

Nerds Searching Other Nerds’ Research Website of the Week

URL Labs’ Website Of The Week: http://www.researchgate.net/ Quote from the site:  ”Our mission is to connect researchers and make it easy for them to share and access scientific output, knowledge, and expertise. On ResearchGate they find what they need to advance their research.” One downside – you have to sign up (it is free) before Read more

Corruption’s FIFA problem / Double checking Red Cross claims about Haiti pod

Political economist Patrick Bond links FIFA corruption to illicit financial flows and elite complicity. Patrick wrote the TeleSur article FIFA Fraud, Africa’s Corruption and Elite Silence.     Journalist Justin Elliott exposes staggering Red Cross failures and falsehoods in post-quake Haiti. Justin co-authored the ProPublica report How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Read more

852: Rantarctic Shows


Exporting capitalism’s downsides / Polar collapse / Red Cross fails Haiti / Bullying in the workplace / De-tangling FIFA corruption / Human credit returns