The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger’s | Temple Grandin

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An Interesting book, and a different perspective on autism.

“As a child, Temple Grandin could not speak. Her silent existence was broken only by rhythmic rocking and occasional fits of screaming and thrashing. Diagnosed with autism, Temple’s many caregivers eventually helped her contradict her doctors’ morbid predictions and go on to become one of the autism community’s most beloved success stories. Temple Grandin, PhD, is a popular international lecturer on autism and the author of Emergence: Labeled Autistic, Thinking in Pictures, Animals in Translation, and Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships. One of the world’s leading experts in livestock facility design, over half of the cattle in North America are handled in facilities designed by her. She credits her visual thinking and her systemizing mind, both characteristics of autism, for her ability to be “the woman who thinks like a cow.” Temple continues to be an inspiration and role model to millions.”

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The 800 Mile Wall | John Carlos Frey | Mexican Border Fence

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Since the beginning of the so called “Operation Gatekeeper” more than 5,000 immigrants have died trying to cross the border to find work in the United States of America. This documentary film by John Carlos Frey exposes the folly and inhumanity of the 800 mile wall along the Mexican border. Excerpt:

“From 2007 to 2009, I followed the construction of what is now close to 800 miles of border security infrastructure along the U.S.-Mexico international boundary. What I found was a mess. Dozens of environmental laws were being waived in order to acquire land to build the new border walls. New technology for border security enforcement was over-priced and non-functional. The natural landscape was permanently scarred to ‘protect’ us from migrants. The assessment from scholars, government agencies and even the border patrol was that this multi-billion dollar effort was not going to solve America’s immigration problems. All of these details on their own would have made a compelling documentary. But there was something even more conspicuous and tragic than the blunders and cost overruns: increased border security was proving to be a massive killer.”

To see the whole article and video follow the link below:

The 800 Mile Wall – John Carlos Frey

John Carlos Frey is an award-winning director. His directorial debut, “The Gatekeeper,” was lauded for its realistic depiction of illegal immigration in the United States by Amnesty International, The Anti Defamation League, Human Rights Watch, National Immigration Forum, National Center for Farmworker Health, The League of United Latin American Citizens, The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), The Joan B. Kroc Institute of Peace and Justice as well as the Hispanic Congressional Caucus.

Reduced Hours for Libraries | Budget Cuts | Where is our money going?

I was doing a search on Google a few days ago to find a library that was open in my neighborhood, and I found the following warning:

DUE TO BUDGET REDUCTIONS IN THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO ALL LIBRARIES WILL HAVE REDUCED HOURS AND A CHANGE OF SCHEDULE, EFFECTIVE MARCH 20, 2010.

DAILY SCHEDULE AND HOURS OPEN

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Monday & Wednesday 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 09:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Saturday 0CLOSED Sunday 01:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

BRANCH LIBRARIES

Tuesday & Wednesday Thursday & Friday Saturday Sunday & Monday

12:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 09:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 09:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. CLOSED (See Below)

BRANCH LIBRARIES OPEN SUNDAY

La Jolla/Riford, Point Loma/Hervey, Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Shouldn’t libraries be high on our list of priorities, and open at least 10 hors a day? Anybody knows why and where was our money unwisely spent?

Alice in Wonderland | A Brief Quote | Lewis Carroll | Johnny Depp | Mia Wasikowska

From ‘Alice in Wonderland’: They had not gone far before they saw the Mock Turtle in the distance, sitting sad and lonely on a little ledge of rock, and, as they came nearer, Alice could hear him sighing as if his heart would break. She pitied him deeply.

“What is his sorrow?” she asked the Gryphon, and the Gryphon answered, very nearly in the same words as before,

“It’s all his fancy, that: he hasn’t got no sorrow, you know. Come on!”

From Paradise Lost: “The mind is its own world, and, in itself, can make a hell out of heaven and a heaven out of hell.

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Bloggers Beware | Spam of the Week, by ComputorEdge Staff

The latest in annoying and dangerous e-mail currently making the rounds. This week has seen an attack on bloggers, with hackers looking for new victims. Bloggers beware; they are phishing for your account information.

Check the Spam of the Week: Bloggers Beware! by ComputorEdge Staff

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