Tidbits on November 30, 2020
Bob Jensen at Trinity University

Part 1 of Wes Lavin's Miscellaneous 1 Photographs ---


Tidbits on November 30, 2020
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For earlier editions of Fraud Updates go to http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/FraudUpdates.htm
For earlier editions of New Bookmarks go to http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookurl.htm 
Bookmarks for the World's Library --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2.htm 

My Latest Web Document
Over 400 Examples of Critical Thinking and Illustrations of How to Mislead With Statistics --

Bob Jensen's search helpers --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/searchh.htm

Bob Jensen's World Library --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm

Animated  Visualization of the United States’ Exploding Population Growth Over 200 Years (1790 – 2010) ---
A Visualization of the United States’ Exploding Population Growth Over 200 Years (1790 – 2010)

USA Debt Clock --- http://www.usdebtclock.org/ ubl

In September 2017 the USA National Debt exceeded $20 trillion for the first time ---

Human Population Over Time on Earth ---

Online Video, Slide Shows, and Audio

Top 10 Chess Movies (not free downloads) --- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls026630545/

THE CODING TRAIN --- www.youtube.com/user/shiffman/featured

Behold the Beautiful Video for David Gilmour’s “The Girl in the Yellow Dress,” Featuring 9,000 Hand-Drawn Frames of Animation ---

Aerial View of Sugar Hill, NH --- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ATDjsJUi7M

Foliage in Sugar Hill, NH --- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOPSUMWbclU

Foliage at the Sunset Hill House Hotel in Sugar Hill, NH --- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RowlAA9XIno

History of the Sunset Hill House Resort in Sugar Hill, NH 000 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3uqK8T1ZDc

Lupines in Sugar Hill, NH --- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7-1jCk4Ak0

Lupines in New Hampshire --- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOR1vTHZjPo

Four Seasons at the  Sunset Hill House Hotel (near our cottage) ---
Watch the video

Free music downloads --- http://faculty.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://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/music.htm 

Gangstagrass – Band Fuses Rap and Bluegrass ---

Songs of Thanksgiving
Music Monday: Songs for Thanksgiving – Borden's Blather (jborden.com)

China:  These robots have danced their way to a Guinness World ---

Bob Jensen's Links to Free Music

Photographs and Art

Muslims have visualized Prophet Muhammad in words and calligraphic art for centuries ---

John Waters Gives Art Collection to The Baltimore Museum Of Art in Exchange for Getting Its Bathrooms Named After Him ---

Journey to Swedish Lapland (virtually) through these photos ---

With 9,036 Pieces, the Roman Colosseum Is the Largest Lego Set Ever ---

The Tallest Cliff in the Universe ---

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://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm

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

Editing Robert Burns for the 21st Century - An AHRC-funded Project to produce a multi-volume edition of the Works of Robert Burns (glasgow.ac.uk)

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

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Political Quotations on November 30, 2020

Best Classical Music Recordings of 2020 (not free downloads) ---

Best Classical Movies of 2020 (not free downloads) ---

Amazing Amazon in 2020:  Amazon added 427,300 employees between January and October, pushing its work force to more than 1.2 million people globally ---

Visualization:  An In-Depth Look at 10 Types of Maps

Book Reviews

The best reading of 2020, according to New Statesman friends and contributors ---

Tylar Cowen:  Favorite books by female authors ---
Favorite books by female authors - Marginal REVOLUTION

History books:  Time's Monster by Priya Satia ---

Who is the greatest author who was rightwing (aside from Shakespeare)?

The Revolution in Freedoms of Press and Speech ---

Across five volumes totaling 2,500 pages, Joseph Frank did more than any other critic to illuminate the mind of Dostoevsky ---

Saved By Accident Only dumb luck has stood in the way of atomic annihilation ---

Platform Economics in Modern Principles ---

Children’s books roundup – the best new picture books and novels ---


Bob Jensen's threads on free electronic literature ---

Good News Tidbits

Yes, Testing Works ---

New Home Sales Continue to Surge ---
Jensen Comment
This is a combination of low interest rates, desire to leave large and costly cities, and anticipation of high inflation as governments spend trillions on social programs.

The AI 101 Report, Insider Intelligence details how AI works and looks at its present and potential future applications (not a book review, but a free download of the report) ---

How Norway Helped Syria Rescue Its Seeds ---

Berlin’s Second-Hand Craze Is Turning It into a ‘Zero-Waste City’ ---
Jensen Comment
Using Covid-19 as an excuse, Goodwill closed all of its collection sites in our region. What a waste!

Nikon Offers Free Online Photography Courses During the Holidays ---

Time:  100 Best Inventions of 2020

A Free Stanford Course on How to Teach Online: Designed for Middle & High School Teachers (November 21 & 22) ---

Law School Pedagogy Post-Pandemic: Harnessing the Benefits of Asynchronous Online Teaching ---
Bob Jensen's threads on asynchronous learning (even for students who live on campus) ---

Penn Pledges $10M Per Year to Philadelphia Amid Local Tax Debate ---
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How German Librarians Finally Caught an Elusive Book Thief ---

The top 10 coding skills recruiters are looking for right now — and how to learn them online for free
The top coding languages recruiters are looking for right now - Business Insider

01 C/C++
02 Python
03 Java
04 JavaScript
05 Go
06 C#
07 Assembly
08 PHP
09 Ruby
10 Matlab

Bad News Tidbits

How Wells Fargo Became Synonymous With Scandal ---

FBI:  Crime in the USA

Former Commonwealth Edison Executives and Consultants Charged With Conspiring to Corruptly Influence and Reward State of Illinois Official ---

Bitcoin --- Bitcoin - Wikipedia
'Dr. Doom' economist Nouriel Roubini trashes Bitcoin for being heavily manipulated, and blames retail investor FOMO for its recent pump-and-dump ---


California Inmates, Including Scott Peterson, Collected Millions in COVID-19 Unemployment Scam ---

MIT: The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine will be tested in a new global trial after questions over its data ---

NRA Reports Misspending By Executives To IRS ---

Seattle police union leader blasts city law enforcement cuts, warns 'public safety on the line' ---

Drinking coffee or tea from paper cups may be ‘seriously’ bad for your health ---

Hello Fed, Low Interest Rates Do Not Promote Growth ---

Ex-Fencing Coach at Harvard Arrested for Taking ($1.5 million) Bribe ---
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The cities with the world’s cleanest and filthiest air, ranked ---

China’s ‘paper mills’ are grinding out fake scientific research at an alarming rate ---

United Kingdom:  University staff urge probe into e-book pricing 'scandal' ---
An economics book that costs £44 for a print copy but is £423 for a single e-book user and £500 for three users

Only about 10 percent of Manhattan office workers were back as of Sept. 18, more than six months after the coronavirus pandemic upended life in the Big Apple, the Wall Street Journal had reported, citing data from commercial real estate services firm CBRE Group Inc. ---

Ex-Raytheon engineer sentenced to prison for technology exports ---

A group of so-called ‘sovereign citizens’ who claim they own most of the land in the Western Hemisphere have been knocking on the doors of rich homeowners in the Seattle area and presenting fake documents claiming that their properties belong to them ---

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER):  Our results show that the enormous expansions of parental leave and child care subsidies have had virtually no impact on gender convergence ---
Jensen Comment
This is consistent with Nordic countries where generous parental leave and child care subsidies have done little to bring women into top executive ranks in the private and public sectors ---

Thailand has the highest proportion of female CEOs in the world, with 30 percent of companies employing female CEOs, followed by the People's Republic of China, with 19 percent ---

How to Mislead With Statistic

Americans Increasingly Are Leaving High-Tax States For Low-Tax States ---

Jensen Comment
The phrase "statistically" significant in the context of state taxation is misleading. State taxation can be a major factor in state migrations, but there are other factors that work interactively with state taxation to "cause" state migration. These include nearness to children, climate, economic opportunity (including remote work), health facilities, real estate availability/cost, other living costs, scenery. recreation, entertainment (think Broadway), etc.

For example, San Antonio is a very popular place to live among retired military. The fact that Texas has no income tax and the relatively low real estate prices are important factors to consider, but for some retired military the big attraction is medical services from the enormous Brooke Army Medical Center and the Audie Murphy Veterans Hospital. Retired military can get surgeries and other medical services from BAMC even if they are no longer on active duty.

MIT graduate microeconomics exam, 1961 ---
MIT graduate micro exam, 1961 - Marginal REVOLUTION

In High Court Appeal, Ex-Law Student Alleges Texas Law School's Cheating Scandal Caused His Bad Grades, Dismissal ---

Law Grad Who Twice Failed Florida Bar Exam Gets Four Years In Prison For Setting Up Fake Law Firm ---

Current and past editions of my blog called Fraud Updates --- 

Teaching Modern Principles of Economics Online ---

Toni Morrison’s 1,200 Volume Personal Library is Going on Sale: Get a Glimpse of the Books on Her Tribeca Condo Shelves  ---

A Free 700-Page Chess Manual Explains 1,000 Chess Tactics in Straightforward English ---

National Bureau of Economic Research:  More money can lead to more happiness than more psychotherapy (I rephrased the title) ---

These 6 cities and these states will pay you to move to them ---

Tulsa and Oklahoma City
The Ozarks
Savannah, Georgia
Topeka, Kansas
Newton, Iowa
Hamilton, Ohio

Jensen Comment
Some deals are a bit deceptive. For example, Hanover and Lebanon are on the New Hampshire-Vermont border. Dartmouth College professors and its medical center employees who are lured into moving by Vermont's relocation program will find that their funding for moving to Vermont is quickly gobbled up by the monumentally higher taxes in Vermont if they continue to commute to New Hampshire in their jobs. And moving to Vermont for a job is likely to be disappointing in almost any profession.

Would you rather retire in Vermont or New Hampshire (where there are no income taxes or sales taxes)? Yeah, I know there are some considerations other than taxes such as where your children are now living.

November 28, 2020 Reply from Barbara Scofield

Stephen Cobert on moving to Topeka:  https://www.wibw.com/content/news/Choose-Topeka-program-joked-about-on-The-Late-Show-with-Stephen-Colbert-566302531.html
Topeka's response:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2ClwjHYkhU

Bloomberg:  Rich Americans Are Increasingly Looking for Second Passports ---

Eric Schmidt acquired all the typical trappings of a mega-rich U.S. citizen: a superyacht, a Gulfstream jet, a Manhattan penthouse.

One of his newest assets is far less conventional: a second passport.

Alphabet Inc.’s former chief executive officer applied to become a citizen of Cyprus, according to an announcement last month in a Cypriot newspaper that was first reported by the website Recode. Schmidt, 65, joins a growing club of individuals participating in government programs enabling foreigners to acquire passports.

In previous years, U.S. citizens rarely sought to buy so-called golden passports. The business mainly thrived targeting people from countries with fewer travel freedoms than the U.S., such as China, Nigeria or Pakistan.

But that’s changing. People close to the industry say they’ve been inundated with inquiries from citizens of the world’s richest country.

The benefits of owning a second passport, which range from potentially lower taxes, to more investing freedoms and less hassle traveling, can be had for as little as $100,000. The so-called citizenship-by-investment programs haven’t historically been as popular with Americans since one of their main draws -- the favorable tax regimes of adopted countries -- has been of little benefit to citizens of the U.S., one of the few nations to tax its people regardless of where they live.

The current heightened interest among U.S. citizens predates the coronavirus pandemic, but the crisis has helped turbo-charge demand as they plan for how to maintain some freedom of movement with lockdown measures increasing amid a swelling second wave of Covid-19 cases.

“Americans are thinking: ‘I want to have that ability to move as quickly as possible and not be stuck,’” said Nestor Alfred, chief executive officer of St. Lucia’s citizenship-by-investment unit.

U.S. Elections

The U.S. elections have also stoked interest. While Joe Biden has rejected the wealth tax pushed by some of his Democratic primary rivals, his proposals could disrupt the ways that many Americans minimize -- or altogether avoid -- taxes on their investment gains. Some have also looked to get an additional passport due to fears of social unrest, according to citizenship advisory firm Apex Capital Partners, which said inquiries from clients -- typically about five a year -- have increased 650% since this month’s vote.

“We’re seeing this interest from Americans who are all saying the same things that Chinese, or Middle Eastern or Russian clients are saying,” Apex founder Nuri Katz said in an interview. “They’re saying, ‘We’re not leaving the U.S. right now, but we’re concerned and we want to have something else, just in case.’”

St. Kitts and Nevis was the first country to introduce a citizenship-by-investment program in the early 1980s, and more than half-a-dozen nations have since done the same. In many cases, they’ve proved lucrative. Malta raised almost $1 billion through June 2019 after launching its program last decade, while the Caribbean territory of Dominica has raised more than $350 million in the past five years.

The industry has generated plenty of consternation for effectively turning citizenship -- usually obtained from birthplace or heritage -- into something that can be purchased

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How to Mislead With Statistics

Here are the average retirement savings by age: Is it enough? ---

Jensen Comment
The first thing to do is have your students explain the wide disparity of means and medians in this data.

Next have students how outliers can distort statistical inference.

Black Swans --- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Black_Swan:_The_Impact_of_the_Highly_Improbable


Campus Reform --- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campus_Reform  

Campus Reform regularly publishes articles rehashing professors’ tweets and comments, presenting them as evidence of what it considers liberal bias on college campuses ---
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Sami Schalk has a protocol for when Campus Reform gets in touch. When a reporter from the conservative news site emails her to ask about a recent tweet, the associate professor of gender and women’s studies at the University of Wisconsin at Madison sets the plan in motion. It’s happened several times this year.

Campus Reform regularly publishes articles rehashing professors’ tweets and comments, presenting them as evidence of what it considers liberal bias on college campuses. Schalk has an active Twitter feed and is a frequent target.

“I am aware of being heavily monitored,” she said.

Schalk knows that after an article about her is published, she’ll hear from Campus Reform readers. If a more prominent site, like Breitbart or Fox Newspicks up the story, she’ll be inundated with emails, messages on Twitter, and calls to her department and administrators.

The messages are vile. People label her with racist and sexist slurs. They compare her to animals and try to shame her for how she looks. Schalk has some filters set up to block certain emails. She asks a friend to scan the other emails in case they contain a threat to her safety.

“I don’t want to censor myself, so I’m not going to,” said Schalk. “I have to accept that this is what comes with it.”

Just a few years ago, professors didn’t have a protocol for dealing with
Campus Reform. It sent the scholars it targeted into retreat and administrators scrambling to respond. The site is now about 10 years old, and much of higher education is learning to live with it. Professors like Schalk have fortified themselves against the hate mail — and found allies elsewhere in academe

Campus Reform Home Page --- https://www.campusreform.org/

Bob Jensen's threads on political correctness and speech restrictions are at

Syracuse University professors cancel midterms because students are stressed ---

Jensen Comment
Will Syracuse cancel all other examinations and give all students A grades just for being stressed?
Stress will probably continue throughout the 2020-21 academic year.
It's probably a good thing that Syracuse sold its medical school in 1950 ---
Who wants doctors who didn't have to take examinations if they were stressed?

How Time-Pressured Performance Tests In Law School Prepare Students For The Bar Exam And Legal Practice ---

The Faux Righteousness of Test-Optional Admissions ---

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Officials at test-optional colleges are well aware that those privileged students, who tend to do best on the test, will continue to submit their scores, and that their institutions benefit from their doing so. The truth is that many colleges that go test optional aren’t sincerely interested in increasing socioeconomic diversity on their campuses. Instead, they choose to go test optional because it allows them to artificially inflate their average SAT and ACT scores, a key component in the U.S. News & World Report college rankings, since generally only students with good scores submit them.

This is a strategy that Miami University, in Ohio, considered pursuing in 2019. As part of its strategic planning process, Susan Schaurer, then the associate vice president for strategic enrollment management and marketing, wrote that the university “could take a bold step toward increasing its rankings in USNWR” by moving to test-optional admissions. Noting that colleges that have done so generally “see increases in their overall academic profile,” she wrote: “This process naturally allows schools that are test optional to submit test scores only for a portion of the applicant pool that chose to submit scores — as they self-selected and saw themselves fitting an already high student profile.”

“If Miami went test optional and retained its merit guarantee, we would likely see a boost in our profile with students who fall within the grid and our admitted-student profile, whereas students who feel outside the grid would likely not submit,” she explained. The university did not move in this direction until the pandemic hit, and the institution is currently test optional for the high-school Class of 2021 only.

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Arizona-Ashford Deal Wins Accreditor Approval ---
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Mega Universities Partnering with Private and Public Sectors for Employee Education and Traning

How to Mislead With Statistics

Nate Silver thinks the polls weren't all that bad --- Yeah Right 

NY Times:  A Black Eye’: Why Political Polling Missed the Mark. Again ---

Senator Susan Collins did not lead in a single publicly released poll during the final four months of her re-election campaign in Maine. But Ms. Collins, a Republican, won the election comfortably.

Senator Thom Tillis, a North Carolina Republican, trailed in almost every poll conducted in his race. He won, too.

And most polls underestimated President Trump’s strength, in Iowa, Florida, Michigan, Texas, Wisconsin and elsewhere. Instead of winning a landslide, as the polls suggested, Joseph R. Biden Jr. beat Mr. Trump by less than two percentage points in the states that decided the election.

For the second straight presidential election, the polling industry missed the mark. The miss was not as blatant as in 2016, when polls suggested Mr. Trump would lose, nor was the miss as large as it appeared it might be on election night. Once all the votes are counted, the polls will have correctly pointed to the winner of the presidential campaign in 48 states — all but Florida and North Carolina — and correctly signaled that Mr. Biden would win.


But this year’s problems are still alarming, both to people inside the industry and to the millions of Americans who follow presidential polls with a passion once reserved for stock prices, sports scores and lottery numbers. The misses are especially vexing because pollsters spent much of the last four years trying to fix the central problem of 2016 — the underestimation of the Republican vote in multiple states — and they failed.

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Tesla was named to the S&P 500 on Monday, in a move that will greatly broaden the investor base of the groundbreaking electric automaker. The company, founded and run by billionaire Elon Musk, joins the storied index next month ---
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Citigroup says successful vaccines will send the dollar plummeting ---
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It Is Time To Eliminate The Federal Corporate Income Tax ---

The authors provide an overview of the true purposes and incidence of corporate taxation and argue that it is inefficient and largely borne by consumers and employees, not shareholders. While the authors would prefer the elimination of the corporate profits tax, they understand the conventional thinking that taxes are necessary to help finance government expenditures—even if they disagree. Accordingly, the authors present alternatives to the corporate tax that shift the burden from consumers and employees to those who benefit the most from corporate success.

Best Classical Music Recordings of 2020 ---

THE CODING TRAIN --- www.youtube.com/user/shiffman/featured

From the Scout Report on November 6, 2020

PAGEKITE --- https://pagekite.net/ 
Pagekite is a reverse proxy service that can make sites and services running on a user's local machine accessible from the Internet, even for machines that are behind a firewall. For example, a web developer could use Pagekite to make the development copy of a site residing on their personal machine accessible over the Internet for testing or review. Users configure names for the services they want to set up (called "kites"), then run a small helper program on their computer that connects to Pagekite's cloud. When a request for a given kite arrives from the public Internet, it is forwarded along to the helper and then to whatever program on the user's machine should handle it. In Pagekite's QuickStart Guide (found on the Support page), users can find instructions for setting up a website both with and without a web server running on their computer. The Pagekite wiki contains instructions for setting up additional types of services such as Minecraft, SSH, VNC, and others. Pagekite is written in Python and should run anywhere that Python does. The Pagekite front page provides installation instructions for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux systems. The service is free to all users for one month. Individuals can continue to receive free service thereafter by providing a review of Pagekite.

UGREP --- https://github.com/Genivia/ugrep 
The classic UNIX grep command searches in text files for lines that match a pattern. It was named for the command in ed (the original UNIX text editor) that it replicated, g/re/p to perform a Global search for a Regular Expression and Print anything that matched. Ugrep extends classic grep with a number of helpful features including support for Unicode files, fast parallel search of multiple files, and an interactive query interface. It can also search within archives, handle non-text formats like PDF, DOCX, XLSX and others, and produce output in a variety of formats. The Notable Improvements Over Grep section of the ugrep README gives a complete list of its additional features. The Tutorial section in the README walks users through a number of example uses of the tool. The Download and Install section provides instructions for installing ugrep on Windows, macOS, Debian, NetBSD, and Haiku. Ugrep is also available via the package repositories of most UNIX-like systems.

Free Online Tutorials, Videos, Course Materials, and Learning Centers

Education Tutorials

SIEMENS STEM DAY --- www.siemensstemday.com

TEACHER ADVISOR --- https://teacheradvisor.org/

A SCIENCE BLOG --- www.sciencetalk.org/a-science-blog

The top 10 coding skills recruiters are looking for right now — and how to learn them online for free
The top coding languages recruiters are looking for right now - Business Insider

01 C/C++
02 Python
03 Java
04 JavaScript
05 Go
06 C#
07 Assembly
08 PHP
09 Ruby
10 Matlab

CADE AT HOME (creativity and invention) ---

Bob Jensen's threads on education links ---

Engineering, Science, and Medicine Tutorials

CADE AT HOME (creativity and invention) ---

SIEMENS STEM DAY --- www.siemensstemday.com 

WE REP STEM --- https://werepstem.com/

Association of State Wetland Managers (aswm.org)

The top 10 coding skills recruiters are looking for right now — and how to learn them online for free
The top coding languages recruiters are looking for right now - Business Insider

01 C/C++
02 Python
03 Java
04 JavaScript
05 Go
06 C#
07 Assembly
08 PHP
09 Ruby
10 Matlab

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

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

Social Science and Economics Tutorials


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

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

Law and Legal Studies

Bob Jensen's threads on law and legal studies are at
Scroll down to Law

Math Tutorials

Arthur Eddington, an astronomer and physicist wrote Mathematical Theory of Relativity, a book highly praised by Einstein in 1923 ---

Bob Jensen's threads on free online mathematics tutorials are at
Scroll down to Mathematics and Statistics

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

History Tutorials


CPA Journal:  History of the Auditing World, Part 1 ---

With 9,036 Pieces, the Roman Colosseum Is the Largest Lego Set Ever ---


Writing with a pen used to be a leaky, smudgy, frustrating affair. That all changed on October 29, 1945 ---

About · The Suffrage Postcard Project (omeka.net)

Editing Robert Burns for the 21st Century - An AHRC-funded Project to produce a multi-volume edition of the Works of Robert Burns (glasgow.ac.uk)

Bob Jensen's threads on history tutorials are at http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2.htm
Scroll down to History
Also see http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm  

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

Language Tutorials

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings --- https://folkways.si.edu/

Speak English Fluently Using The 3000 Most Common Words in English ---

48 New Words in the Oxford Dictionary ---
Oxford Dictionary’s Word(s) of the Year – Borden's Blather (jborden.com)

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

Music Tutorials

Bob Jensen's threads on free music tutorials are at
Scroll down to Music

Bob Jensen's threads on music performances ---

Writing Tutorials

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

Bob Jensen's threads on medicine ---

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

Shots: NPR Health News --- http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots

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

November 16, 2020

Is the Pandemic Harming Kids' Mental Health?

Fish Oil, Vitamin D Supplements Won't Prevent A-Fib

Annual Report Highlights Dangerous Toys

Restrictions Return As COVID Surges Across the U.S.

Study: New Mutation Sped Up Spread of Coronavirus

Biden COVID Task Force Weighs In On Lockdown

Common Cold Antibodies Could Protect Against COVID-19

Half of COVID-19 Patients Report Ongoing Fatigue

Study Finds Blacks, Asians More Vulnerable to COVID

November 17, 2020

Restful Sleep Could Help Ward Off Heart Failure

Warming Planet Ups Risk of Deadly Tick-Borne Fever

'Polypill' May Cut Heart Attack, Stroke Risk By 40%

Walmart Limits Customers Again; Grocers Limit Items

Poll: Many Will Attend Large Indoor Holiday Events

Confidence Drops in Prescription-Strength Fish Oil

Moderna: Data Shows COVID Vaccine 94.5% Effective

Costco Updates COVID Mask Policy With Face Shields

Secret Service Officers Sidelined Due to COVID-19

November 18, 2020

Dolly Parton Helped Fund COVID Vaccine Research

Is Ablation Rx the Best First Choice for A-Fib?

Can Supplements Boost Your Immunity This Winter?

Over 1 Million U.S. Children Infected With COVID

Rising Cases Mean Increased Restrictions

What the Pandemic Did to Workouts

COVID-19 Circulated in Italy Earlier Than Thought

Homeless Shelters Grapple With COVID Safety as Cold Creeps In

Indianapolis May Host NCAA Men’s B-ball Tourney

November 21, 2020

32 Test Positive for COVID After Ohio Wedding

FDA Authorizes Arthritis Drug Combo for COVID-19

Pfizer Seeks COVID Vaccine OK As Roll Out Planned

Why Are COVID Cases Increasing So Fast Right Now?

Thanksgiving Guide: Finding Antibiotic-Free Turkeys

Losing Your Hair Because of Pandemic Stress?

WHO Says No to Remdesivir as COVID-19 Treatment

CDC Urges Americans to Forgo Thanksgiving Travel

Delta Will Block Middle Seats Through Spring 2021

November 25, 2020

Could the Pill Reduce Asthma Attacks?

Model: COVID Cases Could Top 20 Million in January

Mediterranean Diet Cuts Women's Odds for Diabetes

Anxiety Might Speed Alzheimer's: Study

Millions Fly for Thanksgiving Despite COVID Spread

1 in 3 Parents Say Holiday Gathering Worth COVID Risk

Junk Food, Alcohol Often Star in Hit Movies

CRISPR-Based Therapy Shows Early Promise for Cancer

AstraZeneca Says COVID-19 Vaccine 70% Effective

November 27, 2020

Leaders Urge Caution as COVID Surges in Nursing Homes

Study Casts Doubt on Plasma as COVID Treatment

Kentucky Teen Who Survived Cancer Dies of COVID-19

Report: CDC May Shorten Self-Quarantine Time

Hundreds of Bodies Remain in NYC Mobile Morgues

Could the Pill Reduce Asthma Attacks?

Model: COVID Cases Could Top 20 Million in January

Mediterranean Diet Cuts Women's Odds for Diabetes

Anxiety Might Speed Alzheimer's: Study

November 30, 2020

Scotland Will Supply Period Products for Free

Study Casts Doubt on Plasma as COVID Treatment

Kentucky Teen Who Survived Cancer Dies of COVID-19

Report: CDC May Shorten Self-Quarantine Time

Hundreds of Bodies Remain in NYC Mobile Morgues

Could the Pill Reduce Asthma Attacks?

Model: COVID Cases Could Top 20 Million in January

Mediterranean Diet Cuts Women's Odds for Diabetes

Anxiety Might Speed Alzheimer's: Study



A new research study was just published that suggests that vegans are more prone to bone fractures as compared to people who eat fish or meat ---

November 29, 2020 reply from Jagdish Gangolly


What I found most interesting with this paper was the fact that ALL referee reports are published along with the published paper (See https://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12916-020-01815-3/peer-review). The only thing missing is the original manuscript submitted. These reports do provide insights that would be lost otherwise. I really wish accounting journals did the same. I do not know any social science journal that does publish referee reports. Ex post facto, there should be no reason to hide them from the public.


I read the paper with considerable interest,being a strict vegetarian who converted to carnivore via ovo-lacto vegetarianism, and then full circle to ovo-vegetarianism. The number of variables to consider, as the paper states, is incredibly diverse, and the authors seem to have done a great job. I was surprised to find BMI playing such a crucial role in fractures (such as hip, ankle) especially the ones that afflict us old coots. I was also surprised to find the importance of adequate BMI and muscle mass in preventing ankle fractures.


It is also a very good statistical study, and I hope the archivologists among us accountants study this paper. I am downloading it so I can refer to it from time to time.






Jagdish S. Gangolly

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Director (Retired), PhD Program in Information Science
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Great Gags and Happy Endings: Books to Cheer Everybody Up ---

Forwarded by Auntie Bev

In the 1400's a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed To beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have 'the rule Of thumb'

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Many years ago in Scotland , a new game was invented. It was ruled 'Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden'.. .and thus, the word GOLF entered Into the English language.

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The first couple to Be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

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Every day more money Is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. Treasury.

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Men can read smaller Print than women can; women can hear better

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Coca-Cola was Originally green.

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It is impossible to lick Your elbow.

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The State with the Highest percentage of people who walk to work:


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The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get This...)

The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

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The cost of raising A medium-size dog to the age of eleven:

$ 16,400

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The average number Of people airborne over the U.S. In any given Hour:


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Intelligent people Have more zinc and copper in their hair..

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The first novel ever Written on a typewriter, Tom Sawyer.

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The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

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Each king in a deck Of playing cards represents a great king from history:

Spades - King David

Hearts - Charlemagne

Clubs -Alexander, The Great

Diamonds - Julius Caesar

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Newspapers are half of the size they used to be because in those days they published both sides of an issue.

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You should have seen the class reaction when young Stephen King read his first short story in the second grade.

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The doctor said my blood test outcome had a lot in common with a potato chip --- high in cholesterol, high in sodium, high in toxins

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