Tidbits on May 11, 2016 on the 10th Anniversary of My Retirement
Bob Jensen at Trinity University

Set 1 of Photographs of My Texas Memories

These photographs are more personal than usual to celebrate the 527th edition of Tidbits


Tidbits on May 11, 2016
Bob Jensen

Bob Jensen's Tidbits ---

For earlier editions of Fraud Updates go to http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/FraudUpdates.htm
For earlier editions of New Bookmarks go to http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookurl.htm 
Bookmarks for the World's Library --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2.htm 

Bob Jensen's past presentations and lectures --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/resume.htm#Presentations   

Bob Jensen's Threads --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/threads.htm

Bob Jensen's Home Page is at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/

More of Bob Jensen's Pictures and Stories

Updates from WebMD --- Click Here

Online Video, Slide Shows, and Audio

Antarctica: Love of a Cold Climate --- http://daily.jstor.org/antarctica-cold-love/

Mesmerizing Animation, Made of Photos from Early-1900s America, Lets You Travel in a Steampunk Time Machine ---

How Ink is Made --- http://www.openculture.com/2016/04/how-ink-is-made-a-voluptuous-process-revealed-in-a-mouth-watering-video.html

In Search of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Secluded Hut in Norway: A Short Travel Film ---

Watch Animated Introductions to 25 Philosophers by The School of Life: From Plato to Kant and Foucault ---

Free music downloads --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/music.htm
In the past I've provided links to various types of music and video available free on the Web. 
I created a page that summarizes those various links --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/music.htm 

Hear Prince and Miles Davis’ Rarely-Heard Musical Collaborations ---

What Makes the Stradivarius Special? It Was Designed to Sound Like a Female Soprano Voice, With Notes Sounding Like Vowels, Says Researcher ---

The Nostalgia Machine --- http://thenostalgiamachine.com/years/1960.html

Web outfits like Pandora, Foneshow, Stitcher, and Slacker broadcast portable and mobile content that makes Sirius look overpriced and stodgy ---

Pandora (my favorite online music station) --- www.pandora.com
(online music site) --- http://www.theradio.com/
Slacker (my second-favorite commercial-free online music site) --- http://www.slacker.com/

Gerald Trites likes this international radio site --- http://www.e-radio.gr/
Songza:  Search for a song or band and play the selection --- http://songza.com/
Also try Jango --- http://www.jango.com/?r=342376581
Sometimes this old guy prefers the jukebox era (just let it play through) --- http://www.tropicalglen.com/
And I listen quite often to Soldiers Radio Live --- http://www.army.mil/fieldband/pages/listening/bandstand.html
Also note
U.S. Army Band recordings --- http://bands.army.mil/music/default.asp

Bob Jensen's threads on nearly all types of free music selections online ---

Photographs and Art

Discover Harvard’s Collection of 2,500 Pigments: Preserving the World’s Rare, Wonderful Colors ---

Leonardo Da Vinci, Artist/Scientist ---

National Portrait Gallery: First Ladies --- http://npg.si.edu/portraits/collection-highlights/first-ladies

Who Doesn't Like National Parks? (probably people who can't stand crowds) --- http://daily.jstor.org/who-doesnt-like-national-parks/
We need more national parks!

These are all the planes in the US Air Force ---

What Happens When a Japanese Woodblock Artist Depicts Life in London in 1866, Despite Never Having Set Foot There ---

NYPL Digital Collections: Birds of America ---

The 597-mile train ride from Shanghai to Tianjin ---

Awesome Photo Link Forwarded by Paula Ward ---

Ansel Adams Special ---

26 architectural masterpieces everyone should see in their lifetime ---

LEARN NC: World War I Propaganda Posters --- http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/ww1posters

Duke University Libraries: Alex Harris Photographs --- https://repository.lib.duke.edu/dc/alexharris

The Duke Chronicle --- http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/dukechronicle/

Bob Jensen's threads on art history ---

Bob Jensen's threads on history, literature and art ---

Online Books, Poems, References, and Other Literature
In the past I've provided links to various types electronic literature available free on the Web. 
I created a page that summarizes those various links --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm

Bob Jensen's threads on libraries --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2.htm#---Libraries

Franz Kafka: An Animated Introduction to His Literary Genius ---

David Foster Wallace Reads Franz Kafka’s Short Story “A Little Fable” (and Explains Why Comedy Is Key to Kafka) ---

From the Fishouse (poetry) --- http://www.fishousepoems.org/

Poem in Your Pocket Day ---

Seven Favorite Flower Poems ---

Peter Balakian: Winner 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry ---

Thousands of Links to Shakespeare --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2.htm#---Shakespeare

Othello: A Teachers Guide --- http://www.penguin.com/static/pdf/teachersguides/othello.pdf

Shakespeare Documented --- http://www.shakespearedocumented.org

Sir Ian McKellen Releases New Apps to Make Shakespeare’s Plays More Enjoyable & Accessible ---

T.S. Eliot Reads From “The Waste Land,” “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” & “The Hollow Men”: His Apocalyptic Post WWI Poems ---

T.S. Eliot Reads Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats & Other Classic Poems (75 Minutes, 1955) ---

Free Shakespeare Tutorials --- https://www.playshakespeare.com/

Read All of Shakespeare’s Plays Free Online, Courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library ---

Listen to Orson Welles’ Classic Radio Performance of 10 Shakespeare Plays ---

Download Great Works by Sigmund Freud as Free eBooks & Free Audio Books: A Digital Celebration on His 160th Birthday ---

Little Fiction --- http://www.littlefiction.com/

Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America --- http://www.sfwa.org/


Free Electronic Literature --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm
Free Online Textbooks, Videos, and Tutorials --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm#Textbooks
Free Tutorials in Various Disciplines --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#Tutorials
Edutainment and Learning Games --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/thetools.htm#Edutainment
Open Sharing Courses --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

Now in Another Tidbits Document
Political Quotations on May 11, 2016

U.S. National Debt Clock --- http://www.usdebtclock.org/
Also see http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/

National debt just reached a record $19 trillion (plus over #100 trillion in unbooked entitlements burdening future generations in the USA)
Martin Matishak and Eric Pianin, The Fiscal Times
Bob Jensen's threads on entitlements

Entitlements are two-thirds of the federal budget. Entitlement spending has grown 100-fold over the past 50 years. Half of all American households now rely on government handouts. When we hear statistics like that, most of us shake our heads and mutter some sort of expletive. That’s because nobody thinks they’re the problem. Nobody ever wants to think they’re the problem. But that’s not the truth. The truth is, as long as we continue to think of the rising entitlement culture in America as someone else’s problem, someone else’s fault, we’ll never truly understand it and we’ll have absolutely zero chance...
Steve Tobak ---

Peter G. Peterson Website on Deficit/Debt Solutions ---

Bob Jensen's threads on entitlements --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Entitlements.htm

Bob Jensen's health care messaging updates --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Health.htm

2016 Best Credit Cards --- Click Here

"Coalition Application Releases First Essay Prompts," Inside Higher Ed, April 25, 2016 ---

Jensen Comment
These essay prompts are aimed at teenage writers. However, it struck me how some of the prompts are interesting challenges for writers at any age.

Some of the prompts could also be aimed at specific challenges in a schlar's academic specialty such as:

Has there been a time when you’ve had a long-cherished or accepted belief challenged?
How did you respond?
How did the challenge affect your beliefs?

To this we might add:

When and how did some events change your long-held beliefs?
Was there a key difference between long-held personal beliefs versus long-held professional beliefs?

My experience with blogging and listserv activism is that professors in our Academy rarely change long-held beliefs except when there are new and compelling discoveries. It would be interesting to catalog some of the new and compelling discoveries that changed beliefs of those of us who are stubborn about doing so.

Sometimes we can be proud of our stubbornness.
For example, since I graduated from college decades ago I've been critical of accountics science and now find pride that current professionals are at last changing their beliefs. I like to think I played a small role in this change taking place at last, albeit ever so slowly, in accountics science. ---

Sometimes we can be proud of our willingness to change.
For example, in spite of my closeness to Bob Sterling since we were in college students together I've tended to be against exit or entry value measurements of values in a going concern as substitutes for the non-measurable value in use. I've also been opposed to mixed-model valuations that combine traditional accrual historical cost measurements with exit-entry valuations. However, the monumental rise of derivative financial instruments and hedging activities in the 1980s that triggered FAS 133 totally changed my long-held stubborn resistance to introducing more mixed value measurements into traditional financial reporting. I might even say that derivative financial instruments changed my professional life profoundly as I increasingly specialized in accounting for derivative financial instruments at hedging activities ---

On a personal level, my beliefs changed when I met two males who underwent transgender realignment surgery. I only met one of these persons (Dierdre McCluskey) face-to-face one time when I was a discussant of her plenary session presentation, but her writings before and after that encounter changed my beliefs about the ultimate transgendering surgery. What I learned to respect is the profound courage it takes to undergo such surgery in the face of all the obstacles that follow such as the great loneliness and isolation that often accompanies such surgery. I learned more about this lineliness and isolation from a friend in our church ---

The Future Is ‘Bleak’ For Law Students And Law School Graduates ---

Legal education has been getting bad press since the start of the Great Recession, and perhaps for good reason. While tuition skyrocketed, often leaving graduates with six-figure debt loads, quality job prospects seemingly disappeared. The jobs that were left had salaries that were too low to service those graduates’ tremendous debt loads. Prospective law students began to hear about new lawyers’ joblessness and indebtedness, and stopped applying. This prompted many law schools to lower their admissions standards in the hope of filling their seats. This, in turn, brought about wave after wave of record-setting failure rates on bar exams nationwide.

Now that class sizes are smaller, employment statistics seem to look “better,” and law school administrators across the country have started spreading the word that law school is once more a good investment. But is it really?

Law students and graduates have started using Whisper, an anonymous messaging service, to tell the world about legal education and what it has done to them. These messages are representative of the general tone of posts having to do with law school.

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Whisper --- https://whisper.sh/

Also see ---

Jensen Comment
This is bad news for humanities graduates because so many majors in the humanities are planning to go to law schools.

Bob Jensen's threads on the decline of law schools and decline of opportunity for law school graduates ---

May 8, 2016 from Shari Albright

Although law as a profession is in a downturn right now, we are standing on the brink of a significant national teacher shortage, and Trinity just launched a new, highly selective urban teacher residency program that makes the Master of Arts in Teaching degree very attractive and affordable. It offers a paid internship, a generous fellowship toward tuition, a guaranteed teaching position upon completion and a starting salary of $53,000+. Teaching and helping to shape the next generation of students is a perfect way to build upon a Humanities degree from Trinity (or elsewhere). Please share the news of the teacher residency program with students or alums that you think might be great teachers.

MIT:  Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending April 30, 2016) ---

Women ranked a favorable social status for their partner more highly in 2008 than in 1939. Interestingly, men rated a woman’s desire for home and children and good cooking and housekeeping more highly over time — perhaps because these qualities were no longer taken for granted in a wife.
"What men and women wanted in a spouse in 1939 — and how different it is today," by Ana Swanson, The Washington Post, April 19, 2016 ---

Jensen Comment
This falls into my "How to Mislead With Statistics" Department. The reason is that marriage in 1939 is not the same as marriage in 2008 --- largely due to the important impact birth control had upon living relationships between males and females. For example, it's now common for "significant other relationships" to lead to marriage relationships only when the couple elects to start having children. Thus, it's really not surprising that a woman's "desire for home and children" increased in importance as a marriage condition in 2008 relative to 1939. In other words a couple in a long-term unmarried relationship has less incentive for marriage in 2008 until they plan to have children.

My point is that comparing a "marriage" in 2008 with a "marriage" in 1939 is a lot like comparing apples and lemons. They are not the same

Another Hate Crime Hoax on Campus (five black students admit to hoax) ---

Still Another Hate Crime  Hoax
SUNY Albany Expels 2, Suspends 1 Over False Report ---

Dissecting One (Extremely Boring) College Lecture ---

New Words in the 2016 Merriam-Webster Dictionary ---
Definitions are elaborated upon in Wikipedia ---

The 50 Most Influential Gadgets of Our Time ---

Bob Jensen's threads on gadgets ---

Michael Lewis --- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Lewis
Especially note his impressive list of books exposing frauds and deceptions

"The Book That Will Save Banking From Itself," by Michael Lewis, Bloomberg, May 5, 2016 ---

Learning From My Teaching Mistakes ---

How Harvard Became Harvard ---

The best free online business courses from prestigious starting online in May 2016 ---

Bob Jensen's threads on free MOOCs for non-credit and fee-based credits for taking MOOCs ---

Those Cities Now Offering "Free Community College" Place Cost-Saving and Capacity-Saving Restrictions on the Plans
The most common condition is that students getting free tuition must be graduates of local high schools

Boston Starts Free Community College Program ---

"Should Everyone Go to College?," by Scott Carlson, Chronicle of Higher Education, May 1, 2016 ---

Jensen Comment

The USA already ranks high in terms of college graduates.

Countries with the highest proportions of  college graduates ---

  1. Russian Federation 54.0% (quality varies due to rampant cheating and corruption where students can buy course grades and admission)
  2. Canada 48.3% (shares grade inflation problems with the USA)
  3. Israel 43.6%
  4. Japan 41.0%
  5. New Zealand 41.0%
  6. United States 40.3% (colleges vary greatly in terms of admissions standards and rigor for graduation)
  7. Finland 36.4%
  8. South Korea 34.3%
  9. Norway 34.2%
  10. Australia 33.7%

South Korea purportedly has raised the level considerably since the above data was collected. But the quality is questionable and a report suggests that average college graduates earn less than those who get college degrees ---

Germany is still under the OECD average in terms of proportions of college graduates at 23.9% ---
http://andrewhammel.typepad.com/german_joys/2010/09/education-governments-should-expand-tertiary-studies-to-boost-jobs-and-tax-revenues.html .

One of the major reasons admission to German schools is elitist is that free education is expensive to taxpayers. In 2009 the Berlin Senate decided that Berlin's universities should no longer be allowed to pick all of their students. It was ruled that while they would be able to pick approximately 70% of their students with the remaining 30% allocated by lottery. Every child is able to enter the lottery, no matter how he or she performed in primary school. It is hoped that this policy will increase the number of working class students attending a university.

A common myth is that nations that tightly restrict free college to the intellectual elite provide other forms (learning vocational trades) of free tertiary education.
OECD Study Published in 2014:  List of countries by 25- to 34-year-olds having a tertiary education degree ---
No nation provides more than Israel's 49% of free tertiary (trade training or college education) to more than Israel's 49% funded by taxpayers.

Higher levels of learning in the trades is provided by apprenticeships where employers foot all or most of the charges rather than taxpayers.


"What Can the U.S. Learn From Switzerland, a World Leader in Apprenticeships? by Kelly Field, Chronicle of Higher Education, May 02, 2016 ---

"Should Everyone Go to College?," by Scott Carlson, Chronicle of Higher Education, May 1, 2016 --- Stop Students Who Cheat Before They Become Cheating Professors,” by Brigitte Vittrup, Chronicle of Higher Education, Chronicle of Higher Education, April 27, 2016 ---

It happened again. At the end of last semester, I was faced with not one but three incidents of cheating in my doctoral-level courses.

Since becoming a college professor nine years ago, I unfortunately have not had many semesters without any incidents of academic dishonesty. To this day, I still dread having those uncomfortable meetings with the students as much as I did in the beginning. However, it is my ethical responsibility to deal with it rather than ignore it.

Colleges across the nation are facing a rise in academic dishonesty among students, and research shows that close to half of all college students — both undergraduate and graduate — admit to cheating on exams or papers. Thus, higher education is a prime training ground for faculty and administrators who want experience dealing with academic dishonesty.

College students cheat because they experience competitive pressures, perceive unfair grading, see others do it, and don’t think they will get caught. In fact, there is evidence that many of those who cheat do so because they have done it before and gotten away with it. Research shows that students who get away with cheating in high school are more likely to continue the practice in college and in the workplace.

As college professors, we have an opportunity — and an obligation — to interrupt this trajectory of cheating before it moves from the classroom to the professional world. Because so many doctoral students stay in higher education, going to the professional world often means becoming a researcher or professor at a college or university. And as we have all seen, incidents of cheating by professors really hurt the reputation of science and academe.

Recently, Matthew Whitaker, a history professor at Arizona State University, agreed to resign his tenured faculty position amid accusations of plagiarism for a second time. Other examples include Marc Hauser, who altered data in his research on language and cognition in monkeys, Anil Potti, who altered experimental data in his cancer research, and Mustapha Marrouchi, who included plagiarized material in the majority of his publications.

Research on why professors cheat tells us that most often it is the competition in the field and the pressure to publish. I also believe that a driving force behind the dishonest behavior among professors and scientists is that they have cheated before and gotten away with it.

Thus, college professors and administrators have an important obligation to interfere with the potential trajectory of cheating from undergraduate education to graduate education and into the professional world, which includes the world of academe. Unfortunately, when it comes to academic dishonesty, many professors choose to deny the incidents or look the other way.

When I was in graduate school, I worked as a teaching assistant, and one semester while proctoring an exam, I caught a student cheating. She had brought detailed notes into a closed-book exam and was hiding them under her exam sheet. I dismissed her from the exam and went to discuss it with the professor in charge of the class, a respected senior professor in the department. He told me to let it go. He said if we reported it, we would have to go to a university hearing, and it would be a big mess that neither of us would want to deal with.

I struggled with the moral dilemma of that incident for a long time. I started to wonder if that was how most professors handled these unethical transgressions. Anecdotal evidence has since then shown me that unfortunately, such a reaction — or rather, lack of action — is not uncommon.

Research confirms this. In a study by Arthur Coren, 40 percent of faculty members admitted that they had ignored student cheating at least once. The most common reasons were lack of proof, lack of time or energy to deal with the incident, and not wanting to confront the student, fearing an emotionally charged meeting.

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Professors and Teachers Who Let Students Cheat ---

Professors and Teachers Who Plagiarize and/or Otherwise Cheat ---

Professors Who Fabricate Research Outcomes and Research Reviews ---

Colleges That Cheat ---

Only in the USA (a nation that houses 80% of the world's lawyers, or so I once read somewhere that I cannot recall)
"The (Many) Reasons People Have Sued Starbucks," by Ryan Bort, Newsweek, May 6, 2016 ---

You may have heard by now that last week someone filed a lawsuit against Starbucks for, essentially, putting ice in their iced drinks. Yes, Stacy Pincus of Chicago is suing the coffee chain for $5 million, claiming that it is not delivering the advertised number of fluid ounces of beverage to their paying customers. Starbucks lists a Venti iced drink as containing 24 fluid ounces. When ice is taken into account, however, thirsty customer like Pincus are only able to down around 14 fluid ounces of 'Bucks, while the rest of the cup is occupied by worthless frozen water.

"Starbucks' advertising practices are clearly meant to mislead consumers when combined with the standard practice of filling a cold drink cup with far less liquid than the cup can hold," says the lawsuit. "If Starbucks truly intended to provide the amount of fluid ounces in its Cold Drinks that it advertises, there would be simple ways to do so."

Starbucks responded by calling the lawsuit frivolous. "Our customers understand and expect that ice is an essential component of any 'iced' beverage," said a company spokesperson. "If a customer is not satisfied with their beverage preparation, we will gladly remake it."

This is of course only one of many, many lawsuits that have been filed against Starbucks since the coffee giant rose to prominence in the '90s. Some, like this one, are ridiculous, filed by consumers looking for a handout from a too-big-to-fail corporation that dispenses million-dollar settlements around like grande drips. But upon looking into the full list of suits brought against the company, it's clear that most are indicative of the pitfalls inherent in operating a corporation so large, with so many employees, not all of whom are model citizens. There are discrimination suits, sexual harassment suits and suits that result from freak accidents that enterprising lawyers are able to attribute to company negligence.

Taken together, the cases paint an interesting picture of the kinds of issues, ranging from the mundane to the exotic, that corporations face in an imperfect (and often quite litigious) country. Let's take a look:


Discrimination is the bread and butter of litigation against a corporate entity, and you bet there have been plenty of charges levied against Starbucks. In 2013, a group of 12 deaf people sued the company after a Manhattan location not only refused them service, but mocked them and called the police in an effort to get them kicked out of the store…which isn't even the only example of the chain discriminating against the hearing impaired. In 2015, a former barista sued Starbucks after saying she wasn't provided with sign language interpreters and other "reasonable accommodations" while she was employed.

Starbucks has also been sued for ageism, dwarf discrimination, tip discrimination, discrimination against a guy with half an arm, dyslexia discrimination, refusing to let someone with a prosthetic leg use the bathroom and telling a gay Brazilian porn star to "become a man."

Hidden Camera in the Bathroom

While taking his daughter to the bathroom in a Starbucks in a Norfolk, Virginia, mall, William Yockey discovered an activated camera hidden under the sink and pointed at the toilet. "I turned and looked, a little out of disbelief, and sure enough there was a small digital camcorder underneath the sink pointed directly at the toilet," said Yockey, who sued the chain for invasion of privacy, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress, among other charges. He was offered a free beverage when he mentioned the camera to the store's manager, though.

Crushed Penis

Back in 1999, a Toronto man crushed his penis in a Starbucks bathroom, and deemed the accident the result of an improperly installed toilet seat. While turning to reach the toilet paper on the back of the toilet, Edward Skwarek pinched…himself…between the porcelain and the seat, which was loosely affixed. It's hard to imagine exactly what this would have looked like, but the damage that resulted is so severe it's hard to believe. From Norwalk, Connecticut newspaper The Hour:

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Jensen Comment
The least Starbucks should have done is offer Mr Yockey a free donut with his beverage.

Scholars doing research on lawsuits should always use care in following through to final settlements since the final settlements almost always fall short of the amount initially sought in the lawsuit, as was the case in the infamous hot coffee spill lawsuit against McDonald's.

I recall that McDonald's was sued because it did not make it clear that a hamburger weighing 0.25 lbs going into a cooker is likely to weigh less when it is hot and ready to eat. Alas, students should also take this into account when comparing the amount to be learned with the amount that was learned after the course ended.

If the Toronto man was pinched in Maine he's advised to phone:
1-800-CallJoe or so it's repeated aud museum in television advertisements in New England. The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein in Portland, Maine claims that it's able to set everything straight.


Japanese engineers have built a super-efficient floating solar plant:  It turns out that water helps harness solar energy ---

"The Five Dumbest Things in the U.S. Energy Bill," MIT's Technology Review, April 22, 2016 ---

Jensen Comment
The only "dumb thing" I disagree with is the argument that there is no need for more funded research on net metering. Yes I understand that most existing research is positive and that consumers love the combination of government subsidies to invest in solar panels and the personal benefits of net metering using such subsidies. But there are still many unanswered questions, including the tradeoffs of net metering pricing on top of elimination of taxpayer subsidies. There are also unanswered questions regarding impacts of net metering on grid capacity needs from alternative sources ---

As distributed energy generation is becoming increasingly common, the debate on how a utility’s customers should be compensated for the excess energy they sell back to the grid is intensifying.  And net metering, the practice of compensating for such energy at the retail rate for electricity, is becoming the subject of intense political disagreement.  Utilities argue that net metering fails to compensate them for grid construction and distribution costs and that it gives rise to regressive cost shifting among its customers.  Conversely, solar energy proponents argue that the compensation should be higher than the retail rate to account for other benefits that distributed generation systems provide, such as the resulting climate change and other environmental benefits, as well as the savings resulting from not needing to build new installations to provide additional capacity.  This ongoing debate is leading to significant changes to net metering policies in many states. 

This Article provides a thorough analysis of the benefits and the costs of distributed generation and highlights the analytical flaws and missing elements in the competing positions and in all the existing policies.  We propose an alternative approach that properly recognizes the respective contributions to the electric grid of utilities on the one hand and of distributed generators on the other.  We show, however, that this policy is second-best as a result of certain constraints on how electricity can currently be priced.  For the longer run, when these constraints might no longer be present, we discuss the need to consider net metering as part of a more comprehensive energy reform that would ensure the efficient integration of all distributed energy resources into the electricity grid. These reforms are needed to secure our Nation’s clean energy future.

Also see QA:  Bill Gates ---

Ransomware attacks on businesses and individuals have risen dramatically in recent years ---
About the best protection money can buy is better backup and greater awareness of risky ways of computing.

Chronicle of Higher Education Special Report
Find out how student debt is affecting higher ed ---

From the Scout Report on April 29, 2016

UberConference --- https://www.uberconference.com/ 

When UberConference came out in 2012, PC World called it the "best conference-call manager yet." The service has only improved since then, making ease of use its calling card and adding significantly more services for the same low price (free). UberConference can be accessed from a personal computer or by using its Android and Apple compatible apps. Readers may sign up using Google, LinkedIn, or email accounts. From there, the one minute tutorial tells users everything they need to know about, inviting conference call participants, scheduling calls, and how to use the service during a call.

PicMonkey --- http://www.picmonkey.com/ 

Things have come a long way since the days of endlessly fiddling with PhotoShop, never quite getting the effects one wanted. In addition to improvements from Apple and Adobe, a host of free photo-doctoring websites have emerged. PicMonkey is one of the best. Put simply, PicMonkey does three things. It lets you Edit/Touch Up, Design, and Collage. Edit and Touch Up allow users to crop, resize, and add text to photos. The functions also allow users to change colors, whiten teeth, remove blemishes, and basically beautify any image of person, place, or thing. Design, meanwhile, allows readers to use all the above functions on a blank slate rather than a photograph. Collage, meanwhile, gives readers the option to mash pictures together, using dozens of malleable templates. In all, PicMonkey represents the future of image editing: free, easy, and accessible from anywhere.

.30 Years Later, Ukraine Still Feels the Effects of Chernobyl
Return To Chernobyl

Chernobyl at 30: How Attempts to Contain the Radiation Failed

Chernobyl's milk is still radioactive 30 years later, investigation reveals

The amazing true story behind the Chernobyl 'suicide squad' that saved

Chernobyl's Literary Legacy, 30 Years Later

From the Archives: What it was like to live in Chernobyl's shadow in 1992

From the Scout Report on May 6, 2016

Minimalist for Everything --- https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/minimalist-for-everything/bmihblnpomgpjkfddepdpdafhhepdbek?hl=en-US 

For readers looking for a more visually streamlined internet experience, Minimalist for Everything may pay dividends. The Chrome add-on uses user-side JavaScript and CSS to customize websites with the click of a button. This may sound complex but, at least from this user's perspective, it's as simple as can be. For example, imagine that you would like to get rid of the search bar in your gmail account. Just go to the page, find the correct checkbox within Minimalist for Everything, and click it. The search box will disappear. Luckily, it is also easy to bring functions back once you've streamlined. In all, Minimalist for Everything allows readers to simplify the websites they use most.

Tor Project --- https://www.torproject.org/ 

Internet privacy has become an increasingly important issue over the past decade, and most people now understand that websites, businesses, and other entities can easily track and aggregate your personal information while you're online. Some people don't seem to mind this. But a growing number of businesses, activists, journalists, educators, and others are turning to Tor and tools like it to keep their locations, browsing habits, and IP addresses secret. Users may like to start by reading the section on the Tor website entitled, "Want Tor to really work?" This explains how to get the most out of the Tor browsing experience, which can be used with both Mac or Windows devices. Readers looking for more online privacy will find much to appreciate in this easily downloadable anonymity network.

Cracking Down on Tobacco: The EU's New Regulations & a Brief History on Smoking
 EU upholds tough rules on tobacco packaging
 New EU tobacco rules will increase warnings and prohibit popular cigarette
 Smoking in US Declines to All-Time Low
 Visual Culture and Public Health Posters: The Cigarette
 A brief history of tobacco
 Contesting the Science of Smoking


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MIT BLOSSOMS: Physics Resources --- https://blossoms.mit.edu/resources/physics_resources

ReadWriteThink: Beyond the Story: A Dickens of a Party (language lesson plans) ---

Smithsonian: Encyclopedia: History and Culture: Activities & Games --- http://www.si.edu/Encyclopedia/Search/History and Culture

Virtual Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (Eastern Hemisphere History) ---  http://www.vhmml.org/

EconEdLink --- http://www.econedlink.org/

The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics --- http://www.econlib.org/library/CEE.html
Don't forget that most of the terminology can befound in greater detail in Wikipedia

Marin County Free Library: Research and Learning Blog ---

Healthy Kids: Keeping Safe (PDF) http://www.ode.state.or.us/opportunities/grants/hklb/hiv-aids/healthykids.pdf

Library and Archives Canada: Podcasts ---

Bob Jensen's threads on general education tutorials are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#EducationResearch

Bob Jensen's bookmarks for multiple disciplines --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm

Bob Jensen's links to free courses and tutorials --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI


Engineering, Science, and Medicine Tutorials

NOVA: Interactives Archive --- http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/hotscience/

NOVA: Dawn of Humanity --- http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/evolution/dawn-of-humanity.html

Nova Next --- http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/

NOVA: scienceNOW: Explore Teacher's Guides ---

Happy Birthday to the Hubble Telescope --- http://daily.jstor.org/happy-birthday-hubble-telescope/

Planet or Not, Pluto is Amazing --- http://daily.jstor.org/planet-or-not-pluto-is-amazing/

BioDigital Human --- https://www.biodigital.com/education

MIT BLOSSOMS: Physics Resources --- https://blossoms.mit.edu/resources/physics_resources

Talk Nerdy --- http://carasantamaria.com/podcast/

NYPL Digital Collections: Birds of America ---

Annals of Botany Blog --- http://aobblog.com

Antarctica: Love of a Cold Climate --- http://daily.jstor.org/antarctica-cold-love/

PLOS: Pathogens (free and open access) --- http://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/

Healthy Kids: Keeping Safe (PDF) http://www.ode.state.or.us/opportunities/grants/hklb/hiv-aids/healthykids.pdf

26 architectural masterpieces everyone should see in their lifetime ---

Japanese engineers have built a super-efficient floating solar plant:  It turns out that water helps harness solar energy ---

Bob Jensen's threads on free online science, engineering, and medicine tutorials are at --http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2.htm

Bob Jensen's links to free courses and tutorials --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

Social Science and Economics Tutorials

The Incredible Range of Chimpanzee Behavior --- http://daily.jstor.org/incredible-range-chimpanzee-behavior/

Download Great Works by Sigmund Freud as Free eBooks & Free Audio Books: A Digital Celebration on His 160th Birthday ---

EconEdLink --- http://www.econedlink.org/ Download Great Works by Sigmund Freud as Free eBooks & Free Audio Books: A Digital Celebration on His 160th Birthday ---

The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics --- http://www.econlib.org/library/CEE.html
Don't forget that most of the terminology can befound in greater detail in Wikipedia

National Archives: Teaching with Documents: Japanese Relocation During World War II ---

Bob Jensen's threads on Economics, Anthropology, Social Sciences, and Philosophy tutorials are at

Bob Jensen's links to free courses and tutorials --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

Law and Legal Studies

Foundation Press Publishes Election Law Stories (36th Book in the Law Stories Series) ---

C-SPAN Landmark Cases --- http://landmarkcases.c-span.org/

Bob Jensen's threads on law and legal studies are at

Math Tutorials

The Advanced Mathematics of the Babylonians --- http://daily.jstor.org/advanced-mathematics-of-ancient-babylon/

The Accidental Mathematician --- https://ilaba.wordpress.com/

Bob Jensen's threads on free online mathematics tutorials are at

Bob Jensen's links to free courses and tutorials --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

History Tutorials

Watch Animated Introductions to 25 Philosophers by The School of Life: From Plato to Kant and Foucault ---

Smithsonian: Encyclopedia: History and Culture: Activities & Games --- http://www.si.edu/Encyclopedia/Search/History and Culture

Smithsonian Education: Women's History Teaching Resources

History by Era: The Americas to 1620 --- http://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/americas-1620

National Portrait Gallery: First Ladies --- http://npg.si.edu/portraits/collection-highlights/first-ladies

LEARN NC: World War I Propaganda Posters --- http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/ww1posters

Who Was Daniel Boone ---

Leonardo Da Vinci, Artist/Scientist ---

How Harvard Became Harvard ---

State Historical Society of North Dakota: History of North Dakota http://www.history.nd.gov/ndhistory/index.html

National Archives: Teaching with Documents: Japanese Relocation During World War II ---

Duke University Libraries: Alex Harris Photographs --- https://repository.lib.duke.edu/dc/alexharris

The Duke Chronicle --- http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/dukechronicle/

26 architectural masterpieces everyone should see in their lifetime ---

U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing: U.S. Currency http://www.moneyfactory.gov/uscurrency.htmlBob Jensen's threads on history tutorials are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2.htm
Also see http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm  

Little Fiction --- http://www.littlefiction.com/

From the Fishouse (poetry) --- http://www.fishousepoems.org/

Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America --- http://www.sfwa.org/

Bob Jensen's links to free courses and tutorials --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

Language Tutorials

ReadWriteThink: Beyond the Story: A Dickens of a Party (language lesson plans) ---

Learn 46 Languages for Free Online: A Big Update to Our Master List ---

Piktochart: 5 Language Infographics (story telling in pictures) --- http://piktochart.com/5-top-language-infographics/

Back to School: Free Resources for Lifelong Learners Everywhere --- Click Here

Bob Jensen's links to language tutorials are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2-Part2.htm#Languages

Music Tutorials

What Makes the Stradivarius Special? It Was Designed to Sound Like a Female Soprano Voice, With Notes Sounding Like Vowels, Says Researcher ---

How Music Helps Us Grieve ---

Bob Jensen's threads on free music tutorials are at

Bob Jensen's threads on music performances ---

Writing Tutorials

Bob Jensen's helpers for writers are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob3.htm#Dictionaries

Bob Jensen's threads on medicine ---

CDC Blogs --- http://blogs.cdc.gov/

Updates from WebMD --- http://www.webmd.com/

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Healthy Kids: Keeping Safe (PDF) --- http://www.ode.state.or.us/opportunities/grants/hklb/hiv-aids/healthykids.pdf

UNAIDS (AIDS) --- http://www.unaids.org/en

"Nimble-Fingered Robot Outperforms the Best Human Surgeons," by Maria Shirts, MIT's Technology Review, May 4, 2016 ---

Walt Whitman’s Unearthed Health Manual, “Manly Health & Training,” Urges Readers to Stand (Don’t Sit!) and Eat Plenty of Meat (1858) ---

One of the principal investigators told a science journalist that he sat on the results for 16 years and didn't publish because "we were just so disappointed in the way they turned out.

"Butter and eEggs Have Not Always Been Bad, But Scientists Did Not Want Us to Know That," Editorial Board of the Chicago Tribune, April 29, 2016 ---

One of the principal investigators told a science journalist that he sat on the results for 16 years and didn't publish because "we were just so disappointed in the way they turned out."
"The heretical Minnesota heart study: When science stops asking questions," Editorial Board of the Chicago Tribune, April 29, 2016 ---


In the second half of the 20th century, conventional wisdom in the medical community held that overconsumption of saturated fats — the kind found in milk, cheese, meats and butter — was dangerous. And so, between 1968 and 1973, a well-planned, well-executed study involving more than 9,000 patients was performed to test this widely accepted relationship between diet and heart disease.


The results of the Minnesota Coronary Experiment were notable for two reasons. First, the findings contradicted much of what was believed at the time: The study demonstrated that people who ate a diet rich in saturated fats did not go on to have more heart disease than those who ate a diet rich in polyunsaturated fat from vegetable oil.


Second, and perhaps more important, these iconoclastic findings went unpublished until 1989 and then saw the light of day only in an obscure medical journal with few readers. One of the principal investigators told a science journalist that he sat on the results for 16 years and didn't publish because "we were just so disappointed in the way they turned out."


The long-forgotten study was revisited with a recent analysis of the original data and published this month by the National Institutes of Health in the prestigious, and well-read, British Medical Journal

. . .

All of this poses the danger that there may not be enough skeptical science in the medical and scientific literature. Groupthink may be as dangerous to the public as the ever-expanding legion of scientific frauds, quacks and celebrities eager for publicity or a quick buck.


Studies that challenge scientific consensus are not necessarily right — more often than not they are wrong — but they're essential to good scientific method and occasionally result in a remarkable surprise. For decades the cause of stomach ulcers was believed to be excess stomach acid. Countless surgeries were performed to treat ulcers based on that theory. In the 1980s, two scientists challenged that conventional wisdom and published research that said most stomach ulcers were due to a bacterium. The two researchers met resistance from the medical community for years, but their theory was borne out and they won the 2005 Nobel Prize in Medicine. Surgeons today no longer make their living solely by operating on stomach ulcers.


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Sugar Has Always Been Bad ---

Gene Therapy’s First Out-and-Out Cure Is Here ---


Humor for April 2016

Zoological Jokes and Hoaxes --- http://daily.jstor.org/april-fools-zoological-jokes-hoaxes/

Obama didn’t hold back at the White House Correspondents Dinner. Here were some of his best jokes.---

14 Funny Reactions to "Will You Marry Me?" ---

Forwarded by Scott Bonacker

What's the Moral of This Story ---

Jensen Comment
Over the years on several occasions I've had requests from students to give the snap quiz at the start of class because they had to leave early. I've also had students arrive late for class that requested more time on quizzes that started before they arrived.

Forwarded by Paula

Mensa Test:

Here's a puzzle that has confounded even the brightest among us.

You are on a Horse, galloping at a constant speed.

On your right side is a sharp drop off.

And on your left side is an Elephant traveling at the same speed as you.

Directly in front of you is a galloping Kangaroo and your horse is unable to overtake it.

Behind you is a Lion running at the same speed as you and the Kangaroo.

What must you do to safely get out of this highly dangerous situation?

See answer below:



Get your drunk ass off the merry-go-round!

Humor April  2016 --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/book16q2.htm#Humor043016.htm

Humor March  2016 --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/book16q1.htm#Humor033116.htm

Humor February  2016 --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/book16q1.htm#Humor022916.htm

Humor January  2016 --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/book16q1.htm#Humor013116.htm

Humor December 1-31,  2015 --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/book15q4.htm#Humor123115.htm.htm

Humor November 1-30,  2015 --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/book15q4.htm#Humor113015.htm

Humor October 1-31,  2015 --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/book15q4.htm#Humor103115

Humor September 1-30,  2015 --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/book15q3.htm#Humor093015

Humor August 1-31,  2015 --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/book15q3.htm#Humor081115

Humor July 1-31,  2015 --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/book15q3.htm#Humor073115

Humor June 1-30,  2015 --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/book15q2.htm#Humor043015

Humor May 1-31,  2015 --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/book15q2.htm#Humor043015

Humor April 1-30, 2015 --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/book15q2.htm#Humor043015

Humor March 1-31, 2015 --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/book15q1.htm#Humor033115

Humor February 1-28, 2015 --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/book15q1.htm#Humor022815

Humor January 1-31, 2015 --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/book15q1.htm#Humor013115

Tidbits Archives --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/TidbitsDirectory.htm

More of Bob Jensen's Pictures and Stories

Update in 2014
20-Year Sugar Hill Master Plan --- http://www.nccouncil.org/images/NCC/file/wrkgdraftfeb142014.pdf

Click here to search Bob Jensen's web site if you have key words to enter --- Search Site.
For example if you want to know what Jensen documents have the term "Enron" enter the phrase Jensen AND Enron. Another search engine that covers Trinity and other universities is at http://www.searchedu.com/

Online Distance Education Training and Education --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Crossborder.htm
For-Profit Universities Operating in the Gray Zone of Fraud  (College, Inc.) --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/HigherEdControversies.htm#ForProfitFraud

Shielding Against Validity Challenges in Plato's Cave ---

The Cult of Statistical Significance: How Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice, and Lives ---

How Accountics Scientists Should Change: 
"Frankly, Scarlett, after I get a hit for my resume in The Accounting Review I just don't give a damn"
One more mission in what's left of my life will be to try to change this

What went wrong in accounting/accountics research?  ---

The Sad State of Accountancy Doctoral Programs That Do Not Appeal to Most Accountants ---


Bob Jensen's threads on accounting theory ---

Tom Lehrer on Mathematical Models and Statistics ---

Systemic problems of accountancy (especially the vegetable nutrition paradox) that probably will never be solved ---


World Clock --- http://www.peterussell.com/Odds/WorldClock.php
Facts about the earth in real time --- http://www.worldometers.info/

Interesting Online Clock and Calendar --- http://home.tiscali.nl/annejan/swf/timeline.swf
Time by Time Zones --- http://timeticker.com/
Projected Population Growth (it's out of control) --- http://geography.about.com/od/obtainpopulationdata/a/worldpopulation.htm
         Also see http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/P/Populations.html
Facts about population growth (video) --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMcfrLYDm2U
Projected U.S. Population Growth --- http://www.carryingcapacity.org/projections75.html
Real time meter of the U.S. cost of the war in Iraq --- http://www.costofwar.com/ 
Enter you zip code to get Census Bureau comparisons --- http://zipskinny.com/
Sure wish there'd be a little good news today.

Free (updated) Basic Accounting Textbook --- search for Hoyle at

CPA Examination --- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cpa_examination
Free CPA Examination Review Course Courtesy of Joe Hoyle --- http://cpareviewforfree.com/

Rick Lillie's education, learning, and technology blog is at http://iaed.wordpress.com/

Accounting News, Blogs, Listservs, and Social Networking ---

Bob Jensen's Threads --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/threads.htm 
Current and past editions of my newsletter called New Bookmarks --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookurl.htm
Current and past editions of my newsletter called Tidbits --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/TidbitsDirectory.htm
Current and past editions of my newsletter called Fraud Updates --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/FraudUpdates.htm

Online Books, Poems, References, and Other Literature
In the past I've provided links to various types electronic literature available free on the Web. 
I created a page that summarizes those various links --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm

Some of Bob Jensen's Tutorials

Accounting program news items for colleges are posted at http://www.accountingweb.com/news/college_news.html
Sometimes the news items provide links to teaching resources for accounting educators.
Any college may post a news item.

Accounting  and Taxation News Sites ---


For an elaboration on the reasons you should join a ListServ (usually for free) go to   http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/ListServRoles.htm
AECM (Educators) http://listserv.aaahq.org/cgi-bin/wa.exe?HOME
AECM is an email Listserv list which provides a forum for discussions of all hardware and software which can be useful in any way for accounting education at the college/university level. Hardware includes all platforms and peripherals. Software includes spreadsheets, practice sets, multimedia authoring and presentation packages, data base programs, tax packages, World Wide Web applications, etc.

Over the years the AECM has become the worldwide forum for accounting educators on all issues of accountancy and accounting education, including debates on accounting standards, managerial accounting, careers, fraud, forensic accounting, auditing, doctoral programs, and critical debates on academic (accountics) research, publication, replication, and validity testing.


CPAS-L (Practitioners) http://pacioli.loyola.edu/cpas-l/  (Closed Down)
CPAS-L provides a forum for discussions of all aspects of the practice of accounting. It provides an unmoderated environment where issues, questions, comments, ideas, etc. related to accounting can be freely discussed. Members are welcome to take an active role by posting to CPAS-L or an inactive role by just monitoring the list. You qualify for a free subscription if you are either a CPA or a professional accountant in public accounting, private industry, government or education. Others will be denied access.
Yahoo (Practitioners)  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/xyztalk
This forum is for CPAs to discuss the activities of the AICPA. This can be anything  from the CPA2BIZ portal to the XYZ initiative or anything else that relates to the AICPA.
AccountantsWorld  http://accountantsworld.com/forums/default.asp?scope=1 
This site hosts various discussion groups on such topics as accounting software, consulting, financial planning, fixed assets, payroll, human resources, profit on the Internet, and taxation.
Business Valuation Group BusValGroup-subscribe@topica.com 
This discussion group is headed by Randy Schostag [RSchostag@BUSVALGROUP.COM
FEI's Financial Reporting Blog
Smart Stops on the Web, Journal of Accountancy, March 2008 --- http://www.aicpa.org/pubs/jofa/mar2008/smart_stops.htm

Find news highlights from the SEC, FASB and the International Accounting Standards Board on this financial reporting blog from Financial Executives International. The site, updated daily, compiles regulatory news, rulings and statements, comment letters on standards, and hot topics from the Web’s largest business and accounting publications and organizations. Look for continuing coverage of SOX requirements, fair value reporting and the Alternative Minimum Tax, plus emerging issues such as the subprime mortgage crisis, international convergence, and rules for tax return preparers.
The CAlCPA Tax Listserv

September 4, 2008 message from Scott Bonacker [lister@bonackers.com]
Scott has been a long-time contributor to the AECM listserv (he's a techie as well as a practicing CPA)

I found another listserve that is exceptional -

CalCPA maintains http://groups.yahoo.com/taxtalk/  and they let almost anyone join it.
Jim Counts, CPA is moderator.

There are several highly capable people that make frequent answers to tax questions posted there, and the answers are often in depth.


Scott forwarded the following message from Jim Counts

Yes you may mention info on your listserve about TaxTalk. As part of what you say please say [... any CPA or attorney or a member of the Calif Society of CPAs may join. It is possible to join without having a free Yahoo account but then they will not have access to the files and other items posted.

Once signed in on their Yahoo account go to http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/TaxTalk/ and I believe in top right corner is Join Group. Click on it and answer the few questions and in the comment box say you are a CPA or attorney, whichever you are and I will get the request to join.

Be aware that we run on the average 30 or move emails per day. I encourage people to set up a folder for just the emails from this listserve and then via a rule or filter send them to that folder instead of having them be in your inbox. Thus you can read them when you want and it will not fill up the inbox when you are looking for client emails etc.

We currently have about 830 CPAs and attorneys nationwide but mainly in California.... ]

Please encourage your members to join our listserve.

If any questions let me know.

Hemet, CA
Moderator TaxTalk





Many useful accounting sites (scroll down) --- http://www.iasplus.com/links/links.htm


Bob Jensen's Sort-of Blogs --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/JensenBlogs.htm
Current and past editions of my newsletter called New Bookmarks --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookurl.htm
Current and past editions of my newsletter called Tidbits --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/TidbitsDirectory.htm
Current and past editions of my newsletter called Fraud Updates --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/FraudUpdates.htm

Some Accounting History Sites

Bob Jensen's Accounting History in a Nutshell and Links --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/theory01.htm#AccountingHistory

Accounting History Libraries at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) --- http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/accountancy/libraries.html
The above libraries include international accounting history.
The above libraries include film and video historical collections.

MAAW Knowledge Portal for Management and Accounting --- http://maaw.info/

Academy of Accounting Historians and the Accounting Historians Journal ---

Sage Accounting History --- http://ach.sagepub.com/cgi/pdf_extract/11/3/269

A nice timeline on the development of U.S. standards and the evolution of thinking about the income statement versus the balance sheet is provided at:
"The Evolution of U.S. GAAP: The Political Forces Behind Professional Standards (1930-1973)," by Stephen A. Zeff, CPA Journal, January 2005 --- http://www.nysscpa.org/cpajournal/2005/105/infocus/p18.htm
Part II covering years 1974-2003 published in February 2005 --- http://www.nysscpa.org/cpajournal/2005/205/index.htm 

A nice timeline of accounting history --- http://www.docstoc.com/docs/2187711/A-HISTORY-OF-ACCOUNTING

From Texas A&M University
Accounting History Outline --- http://acct.tamu.edu/giroux/history.html

Bob Jensen's timeline of derivative financial instruments and hedge accounting ---

History of Fraud in America --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/415wp/AmericanHistoryOfFraud.htm
Also see http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/Fraud.htm

Bob Jensen's Threads ---

More of Bob Jensen's Pictures and Stories

All my online pictures --- http://www.cs.trinity.edu/~rjensen/PictureHistory/


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Phone:  603-823-8482 
Email:  rjensen@trinity.edu