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The baby is cleaned off, examined and wrapped in a towel. Katie, the Australian midwife, brings the baby to the mother’s face so that she can see her while we are finishing the c-section. The mother makes no expression, but tears roll down her face when she sees her healthy baby. — MSF obstetrician-gynecologist, Veronica Ades, tells the story of delivering a baby for a patient who has already lost her first two and how women’s reactions to these traumatic experiences in South Sudan differ so massively from those in the U.S., where Veronica is from. (via doctorswithoutborders)
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Forbes Article - Bitcoin Doesn't Need a Dongle -
Forbes contributor Jon Matonis (@JonMatonis) weighs in on the buzz over the “dongle explosion” seen recently. Excerpts:
“Apparently, [a card swipe dongle] passes for financial innovation in mobile payments but I file it under the ‘not-disruptive-enough’ category. Truly-disruptive financial innovation is already here with decentralized bitcoin. And, bitcoin doesn’t need a dongle!”
“The real action is taking place with solutions that route around the legacy networks by replacing the unit of account, or numéraire”.
“Bitcoin certainly has a slot in the digital mobile wallet of the future. Frictionless mobile phone remittances to a worker’s home country, such as Africa, may just be the killer app for bitcoin. I’m sorry but fancier buggy whips and dongles are not disruptive.”
I accept it and it’s not exactly unfair, but it is very coercive. It’s not quite coercive enough to make me leave; that’s the best I can say
On March 21, 1960, South African police officers opened fire on a crowd of black protesters who had surrounded a police station in Sharpeville, killing 69 people. The Sharpeville protests began over South Africa’s pass laws, which required black South Africans to carry passbooks with them any time they traveled out of their designated home areas.
Trayvon Martin gunned down for ‘carrying Skittles while black’ | Pam's House Blend -
Is it 2012? Yes, it is, but in Sanford, Florida (near Orlando), the clock winds back to the days of Deep South Justice. Unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was hunted down and gunned down for the heinous crime of “carrying Skittles while black.” Charles Blow, in the NYT: Trayvon had left the house he and his father were visiting to walk to the local 7-Eleven. On his way back, he caught the attention of George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old neighborhood watch captain, who was in a sport-utility vehicle. Zimmerman called the police because the boy looked “real suspicious,” according to a 911 call released late Friday. The operator told Zimmerman that officers were being dispatched and not to pursue the boy. Zimmerman apparently pursued him anyway, at some point getting out of his car and confronting the boy. Trayvon had a bag of Skittles and a can of iced tea. Zimmerman had a 9 millimeter handgun.
From p. 124 (?) of The Diseases of Women with Child by François Mauriceau and Hugh Chamberlen (1727). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized November 19, 2009.