If people want to let you go, just let them do it. They may not understand who you are. So don’t play around with fire; don’t give them their cake and let them eat it too. Here is your rule of thumb: they either commit to you or get none of you.
The loss of tropical rain forests is likely to reduce the energy output of hydroelectric projects in countries like Brazil that are investing billions of dollars to create power to support economic growth.
From the WashPost, how Latin America voted on the UN Syria resolution this week.
Fairly predictable, on the whole. Though I am somewhat surprised by Brazil and Uruguay (I would’ve expected a “yes” vote). But, in Brazil’s case, it’s probably hedging bets. Brazil wants to be the regional power. It wouldn’t be good to start off choosing sides. Interesting.
Stats Pr0n of the Day: U.S. Map of Hate Speech on Twitter
Since June 2012, Dr. Monica Stevens of Humboldt State University in California has been mapping more than 150,000 geotagged tweets that contain homophobic, racist or abliest language. The result is the Geography of Hate, an interactive map of the U.S. which reveals the hotspots of “hate tweets” across the country. A deeper analysis of the project is available at Floating Sheep.