Tidbits on October 24, 2005
Bob Jensen
at Trinity University 

Fraud Updates --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/FraudUpdates.htm
For earlier editions of New Bookmarks go to http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookurl.htm 
Archives of Tidbits: Tidbits Directory --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/TidbitsDirectory.htm

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/.

Lists of Bests --- http://listsofbests.com/

Bob Jensen's home page is at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/

Security threats and hoaxes --- http://www.trinity.edu/its/virus/

25 Hottest Urban Legends (hoaxes) --- http://www.snopes.com/info/top25uls.asp 


Music:

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

A BAROQUE MUSIC SAMPLER --- http://www.baroquecds.com/musamples.html

Mozart (free and pay choices) --- http://www.classicalarchives.com/mozart.html

Great country music from NPR
Three from 'Modern Sounds' 'Dry River' 'Rank Stranger' 'Burning House of Love' --- http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4951558
Scroll down and look left.

This one still breaks me up even if it can't be broadcast over radio
It's hard to kiss the lips at night that chew your ass out all day long ---
http://jbreck.com/itsshardtokiss.html

Train of Life (Willie Nelson and Patsy Cline) ---  
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/singingman7/TOL.htm

Guide to radio stations --- http://windowsmedia.com/radiotuner/MyRadio.asp

Sounds of most anything in life (but not music) --- http://www.webplaces.com/html/sounds.htm

Photographs

Transient Light --- http://www.transientlight.co.uk/a_frame.php?nav=1&snID=700

Monroe Gallery (assorted photographers) --- http://www.monroegallery.com/photographers.cfm

Art Department Photographs (assorted photographers) --- http://www.art-dept.com/photo/

M. Polansy's Fine Art Photography --- http://www.mplonsky.com/photo/

Digital Camera Review --- http://www.megapixel.net/html/cover.php

AltPhotos (Warnings:  some nude images) --- http://www.altphotos.com/Gallery.aspx?a=Photo&photoid=91435
Amanda Koster's nudes --- http://www.amandakoster.com/thisisbeautiful.org/tib_all/
Staley Wise Gallery --- http://www.staleywise.com/collection/de_dienes/de_dienes_vintage.html

1,300 Pictures of Ghost Towns --- http://www.ghosttowngallery.com/

Sugarmegs --- http://tela.sugarmegs.org/_sugarmegs_home_page.html

Daniel Bayer's Photographs --- http://www.photo.net/photodb/member-photos?user_id=321228&include=all

Picture Portraits of the 14th Dalai Lama --- http://www.dalailama-archives.org/

Life Magazine Photo Gallery (history) --- http://www.life.com/Life/lifephotos.html 

Photography Tips --- http://www.photographytips.com/

October 17, 2005 message from Dick Haar (this site is fantastic!)

Not the easiest of sites to navigate, there are thousands of fantastic photographs of places all over the world. For inveterate sightseers, this is the ultimate website.

AS an example....
http://www.yannarthusbertrand.com/yann2/affichage.php?reference=366J-08-02&pais=AntarctiquepoleSud 

However the home URL is.... http://www.yannarthusbertrand.com/index_new.htm 

Dick




Carve (draw) your own Halloween pumpkin face --- http://www.toilette-humor.com/flash/carve_pumpkin.swf

For Halloween
Skeleton Man Street Dance --- http://www.metacafe.com/item2931/skeleton_street_show_video


There never was a good war or a bad peace.
Benjamin Franlin

A disadvantageous peace is better than the most righteous war.
Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466 - 1536) --- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erasmus

Some days you're the windshield, some days you're the bug.
Capt. Phillip Ash, Company K, 3rd Bat. 7th Marines, Ramadi, Iraq.
As quoted at the bottom of email messages from Patricia Doherty




Message Aware's Online Directory of Acrobat PDF Files --- http://www.messageaware.com/information.html

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


Does Gargling With Water Prevent Colds?
Can something as simple as gargling with water help keep you from catching a cold? Japanese researchers say yes, but a U.S. expert tells WebMD that the idea sounds all wet. In a newly published study, people who gargled every day with water had fewer colds than those who didn't gargle or those who gargled with an antiseptic mouth rinse containing iodine. Iodine mouthwashes are popular in Japan due to the common belief that they protect against colds and flu. The iodine rinse was not found to be protective in the new study. But gargling with water was. The researchers found that people who gargled with water several times a day were more than one-third less likely to catch a cold.
Salynn Boyles, "Does Gargling With Water Prevent Colds? Study Says Yes, but Some Infectious Disease Experts Are Skeptica," WebMD, October 19, 2005 ---
http://my.webmd.com/content/Article/114/111079.htm?z=1728_00000_1000_tn_06
Jensen Comment:  As long as you don't choke it's not likely to do any harm as long as its water.  By the way that bottled water that you typically drink is likely to be "dead water."  Some doctors recommend tap water or well water that contains more minerals and nutrients.  The University of Wisconsin recommends beer. (Just kidding.  See below)


Drinking and Debauchery in the Liberal Arts --- http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2005/10/19/wilson


Drinking and Debauchery at the University of Wisconsin at Madison:  UWM fesses up!

"Detox at Madison," by Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed, October 21, 2005 --- http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2005/10/21/detox

When the Princeton Review in August named the University of Wisconsin at Madison as its top “party school” for the year, Wisconsin officials objected and boasted about their progress in curbing excessive drinking.

This week, Wisconsin officials are telling a different story — not only reiterating that they make more alcohol-related arrests than just about anyone else (a function in large part of Madison’s large enrollment), but also that more Madison students require emergency detox treatment than at other universities (a ranking university officials said isn’t scientific, but based on comparisons with other large universities).

The reason Madison officials are sharing the detox stats is that they are way up this fall. At a news conference Wednesday, officials said that 30 students have required emergency detox so far this academic year, compared to 17 last year. The comparison is more striking because the university has had only four home football games so far this year (compared to five at this time last year), and home football games correlate with excessive drinking incidents.

To further drive home the point, Madison released summaries of the conditions of students who required detox, with details such as:

  • “Found lying on the ground unaware of location date, date or time. Urinated on self.”
  • “Unaware of location, unable to stand w/o assistance. Claimed her father was NYPD /w/ mafia ties. Removed handcuffs and seatbelt in squad on way to detox.”
  • “Found passed out in room, vomited, in and out of consciousness....”

John Lucas, a spokesman for Madison, said that university officials were worried about the levels of “extreme intoxication” and felt that they needed to try something more to get the attention of students. “We’ve done just about everything we can think of as a university,” he said, “but there’s not always a lot of buy-in by either students or the city.”

Lucas said that, given the number of students requiring detox treatment, Madison has been “incredibly lucky” not to have had any student deaths related to alcohol this year. He added that these figures only cover campus police actions, and exclude actions by local police, who took an unknown number of additional students to detox.

Madison’s publicity of its detox numbers is striking in part because the university has been holding itself up as a leader in changing campus culture on alcohol. In addition to the statements after the Princeton Review designation, the university has won numerous large grants from foundations and others to carry out various programs and also taken steps to involve parents more when their children have drinking problems.

Continued in article


Erotic Shiver Sex Audio
For years, video has overshadowed other erotic opportunities online. Yet as the noose of 18 U.S.C. 2257 tightens, I'm wondering if we'll see a resurgence of alternative -- and perhaps more creative -- sexual content. (The law, which became effective as of June 23, 2005, places onerous new requirements on businesses that produce, sell or show adult videos and images.) Erotic Shiver just launched its audio book club for women, in conjunction with a sex-toy store, personal ads and discussion forums.
Regina Lynn, "Hear, Hear for Audio Erotica," Wired News, October 21, 2005 --- http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,69287,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_2
 


When will innovation in teaching and technology really be encouraged?
The true shift nationally, though, won’t happen until institutions begun “having technology and innovative teaching advocates on tenure and promotion committees,” Riffee said. “When someone on the committee says of a candidate, ‘Your record isn’t strong’ ” because it appears to emphasize teaching rather than scholarship, “you’ve got to have somebody there who says, ‘Oh yes, these results mean just as much as this particular publication in this particular journal.’ “ Shifts like that will only occur when campuses put leaders in place — presidents, provosts and deans — who themselves recognize the importance of technological innovation in teaching, Riffee said. “If people at the top don’t recognize the value of technology based teaching, you’re sunk. You can have a dean who doesn’t have a clue.”
Doug Lederman, "Beyond ‘Toys, Travel and Food’," Inside Higher Ed, October 20, 2005 --- http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2005/10/20/technology
 

Jensen Comment:  These remarks are consistent with my advice given to new faculty some years ago at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/newfaculty.htm
In the above document I elaborate on my summary answers given below:

Important Questions With Frustrating Answers 

Also see http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen//theory/00overview/theory01.htm#AcademicsVersusProfession



What do CEOs have in common?

Actually those who long for the days of universities led by real scholars may be surprised by a new study that found a correlation between being a well respected (and published) researcher and obtaining a top presidency. Amanda Goodall, a researcher at the business school at the University of Warwick, in Britain, examined all of the research citations of work done by presidents of 100 top universities all over the world. The research, forthcoming in The Journal of Documentation, classified all the presidents as those with high or low research expertise based on how frequently their research work is cited. (Goodall used various conversion methods to deal with the way some disciplines are cited much more frequently than others, and presidents were assigned a category on whether they were cited highly or not.)
Scott Jaschik, "Presidents Who Are Scholars," Inside Higher Ed, October 20, 2005 --- http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2005/10/20/president
 

Jensen Comment:  In the professions, especially in the CPA profession, it is common for CEOs of large firms to be professional managers, back slappers, and client relations experts rather than lower ranking employees much more skilled in the technical aspects of their professions.  A technical geek/nerd almost never makes it to the top, although some might question whether this did happen with Larry Summers when he became President at Harvard.  Summers is known as a potential Nobel Prize research economist with poor employee and public relations skills.  Somebody like Summers likely never become CEO of a law firm or a large accounting firm.  In this respect, universities are unique from the so-called professions.

There is at least one common attribute among  CEOs who make it to the top of their organizations.  One thing I've noticed is that virtually all CEOs, including college presidents, who last more than a year have this one thing in common --- they can take the heat in the kitchen.  Weaker professionals, no matter how skilled in the technical aspects of their trade, do not end up managing lots of people if they can't make decisions and then take the heat that results from those decisions.  Whether you are for or against Larry Summers, it seems evident that he can take the heat.  CEOs like Summers endure not being liked while  standing by what they think is right.

In accounting the tendency to place public relations skills above professional skills has led to some problems, the most noteworthy being the promotion of David Duncan to be the Andersen's managing partner of the Enron audit --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/FraudEnronQuiz.htm


From The Scout Report on October 20, 2005

Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future  http://books.nap.edu/catalog/11463.html 

For most of the 20th century, the United States was the pre-eminent leader in many enterprises that were based on advanced scientific and technological knowledge. In recent years, there has been a growing concern that the US may be losing its competitive advantage as other countries (such as India and China) continue to invest heavily both in higher education and the training of scientists and engineers. This very provocative and insightful 504-page report from the National Academy of Sciences takes a critical appraisal of the current state of these affairs, and also offers four primary recommendations along with twenty ideas about how best these recommendations might be achieved over the coming years. Some of these primary recommendations include creating attractive merit-based scholarships for those who wish to become K-12 science educators and lobby policy-makers to fight for tax incentives for innovation that is based in the United States. For those interested in this rather compelling issue, this is a report that is worthy of considerable time and attention.


Marine Ornithology --- http://www.marineornithology.org/ 

Whether one has a love of great seabirds or just an interest in the lives of these magnificent creatures, the website of the journal Marine Ornithology is well worth a visit. Started in 1976 by John Cooper, the journal is operated by an editorial board, under the direction of the Pacific Seabird Group, along with other related organizations. Visitors who may wish to contribute a piece to this peer-reviewed journal may want to take a look at their submission requirements and then proceed to the contents of the most recent issue. Some of the more recent articles in the latest issue deal with such topics as parasites and diseases of the auks and aspects of the breeding biology of the Gentoo penguin. For those looking for back issues, the full-text of every past issue dating back to 1988 is also available on the site.

 



Big Google is watching your every move

Microsoft faces constant scrutiny for the data it collects--or might collect--on its customers. Four years ago, when the company introduced "product activation" to stem piracy, privacy advocates cried foul. Likewise, Microsoft proposed technology code-named HailStorm as a way of consolidating login information for multiple sites; privacy concerns eventually scuttled that proposal. Google regularly gets away with this kind of thing. According to its privacy policy, Google explicitly reserves the right to track every time you click on a link from one of its searches. If you use Gmail as your primary E-mail--and many people do--Google keeps a repository of all your E-mail and indexes it for marketing purposes.
InformationWeek Newsletter, October 19, 2005
 

Big Printer is watching your every move
It sounds like a conspiracy theory, but it isn't. The pages coming out of your color printer may contain hidden information that could be used to track you down if you ever cross the U.S. government. Last year, an article in PC World magazine pointed out that printouts from many color laser printers contained yellow dots scattered across the page, viewable only with a special kind of flashlight. The article quoted a senior researcher at Xerox Corp. as saying the dots contain information useful to law-enforcement authorities, a secret digital "license tag" for tracking down criminals . . . The U.S. Secret Service acknowledged yesterday that the markings, which are not visible to the human eye, are there, but it played down the use for invading privacy. "It's strictly a countermeasure to prevent illegal activity specific to counterfeiting," agency spokesman Eric Zahren said. "It's to protect our currency and to protect people's hard-earned money."
Mike Musgrove, "Sleuths Crack Tracking Code Discovered in Color Printers," The Washington Post, October 19, 2005 --- http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/18/AR2005101801663.html?referrer=email


Big Symantec’s “David Fordham AECM Appliance” is watching your every move
Forwarded by Ed Scribner

This unnamed [until now] appliance is a preconfigured server that sits on a network and monitors database traffic, looking for inappropriate queries. "We're providing 'Big Brother' in a box, if you like, to just keep a gentle eye on people. And if people deviate from their normal patterns, we can flag that," said Gerry Egan, group product manager for Symantec's Advanced Concepts Group.

Continued at http://snipurl.com/BigSymantic


Big-Wal-mart's new physician center
Solantic, an urgent care company based in Jacksonville, has struck a deal with the world's largest retailer to locate walk-in clinics in two of its stores in Florida. Each center has a board-certified physician on duty and is open on holidays and weekends -- the same hours as Wal-Mart is open. Solantic said the flexible hours will make it easier for people who rarely see a doctor to do so without going to an emergency room. In addition, the days of cooling your heels in a waiting room are over. Solantic said after you check in, you can go out and shop in the store and you'll be paged or called on your cell phone when it's time for your appointment. Solantic said if the Florida experiment is successful, the concept could be taken nationwide.
"Need A Doctor? Head To Wal-Mart," wfty.com, October 21, 2005 --- http://www.wftv.com/health/5142360/detail.html


Where are the tough liberals on radio talk shows?
Author Thom Hartmann has recently written that talk radio has been taken over by the right. The result is there are no national liberal talk shows, unless you count National Public Radio (NPR.) The problem with NPR is, because of its government funded, non-profit status it can’t air the kind of edgy talk about national politics and personalities that the right-wingers pump out. NPR commentators can’t spend an hour ripping apart the other side’s leadership or positions, as Limbaugh and his mud slinging cohorts do.
Rob Kall, "Tough Liberals," OpEd News --- http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_rob_kall_051020_tough_liberals.htm
Jensen Comment:  I often wondered why raving liberals seem to be preferred speakers on college campuses (and produce some mean dog movies like Michael Moore productions) but never seem to come up with something to counter Rush Limbaugh on radio.  One might think it's shortage of radio advertising, but I think that most any program that reaches millions of listeners will get advertisers.  John Stewart seems to be emerging on cable television, but this still leaves a void in radio.  And Stewart appears to be more humorous than a mean "mud slinger."  It can't be claimed that the current conservative leadership is not giving mean dog liberals some great material to work with.  Air America of course is trying but listeners seem to have fallen off since broadcasts encouraged poor people to loot the boutiques of New Orleans after Katrina hit. 

On a related matter, Rush Limbaugh was yanked from Armed Forces Radio Network before he even had a chance to debut --- http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1511709/20051018/index.jhtml?headlines=true


Edward R. Murrow:  A liberal from the past
This I Believe, from NPR ---  http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4538138


Who are the big spammers?
OK, so call me an optimist. But in the meantime, I'll take some comfort in the FBI's announcement this week that it has shut down the operation of a man reported to be one of the world's biggest spammers. In September, the FBI raided the Detroit-area home of Alan M. Ralsky and his son-in-law, seizing all tech-related gear they could find as possible evidence of Ralsky's violating the federal Can-Spam law. Another recent development is that the Direct Marketing Association will require its members to use authentication so consumers will know for sure that E-mail is really coming from, say, Disney and not some look-alike site that's set up for phishing or some other nefarious purpose. (That's fine, far as it goes. It would be even better for all marketers to use an opt-in approach to begin with. That one step would do a lot for reducing spam.)
Editor of the InformationWeek Newsletter, October 21, 2005


The universe does not have laws -- it has habits, and habits can be broken.
Aaron Konstam has this at the bottom of his email messages.  Apparently it is an old saying from an unknown author --- http://www.anvari.org/fortune/Quotations_Old/3522.html

But human habits don't die as easy as you might think Aaron
A new study in the Oct. 20 issue of Nature, led by Ann Graybiel of MIT's McGovern Institute, now shows why. Important neural activity patterns in a specific region of the brain change when habits are formed, change again when habits are broken, but quickly re-emerge when something rekindles an extinguished habit -- routines that originally took great effort to learn. "We knew that neurons can change their firing patterns when habits are learned, but it is startling to find that these patterns reverse when the habit is lost, only to recur again as soon as something kicks off the habit again," said Graybiel, who is also the Walter A. Rosenblith Professor of Neuroscience in MIT's Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS).
"Brain researchers explain why old habits die hard," Physorg, October 20, 2005 --- http://physorg.com/news7412.html


Stop Product Labeling Lies --- http://www.stoplabelinglies.com/

Peter Cheales' consumer alert site --- http://www.hellopeter.com/

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission --- http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prerel.html

Bob Jensen's consumer fraud site is at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/FraudReporting.htm


From The Washington Post on October 20, 2005

A new computer game designed to teach peacemaking in the Middle East is being designed at what university?

A. Emory University
B. Carnegie Mellon University
C. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
D. University of Southern California
 


The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum ---  http://hoover.archives.gov/

Smithsonian TV (history) --- http://smithsonian.tv/default.htm

Bob Jensen's links to online museums are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2.htm#History


Who was the first person to have first to have the iPod Micro implanted into his brain?
The Apple CEO, who last week became the first to have the iPod Micro implanted into his brain, showed how music can be downloaded via a USB port discreetly located on the back of his neck. Jobs said that the Micro can store up to 2,800 songs and that the tracks can be shuffled by blinking one's eyes or nodding one's head, making it possible to listen to music in a classroom or at the office without anyone else knowing it. He demonstrated by rocking out to the song "Let's Get It Started" by The Black Eyed Peas, declaring the sound quality inside his head "awesome."
Andy Borowitz, "iBrain," The Washington Post, October 20, 2005 --- http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9740475/site/newsweek/
Jensen Comment:  This is satire folks.


Educators don't like to be monitored
The federal government, vastly extending the reach of an 11-year-old law, is requiring hundreds of universities, online communications companies and cities to overhaul their Internet computer networks to make it easier for law enforcement authorities to monitor e-mail and other online communications. The action, which the government says is intended to help catch terrorists and other criminals, has unleashed protests and the threat of lawsuits from universities, which argue that it will cost them at least $7 billion while doing little to apprehend lawbreakers. Because the government would have to win court orders before undertaking surveillance, the universities are not raising civil liberties issues. The order, issued by the Federal Communications Commission in August and first published in the Federal Register last week, extends the provisions of a 1994 wiretap law not only to universities, but also to libraries, airports providing wireless service and commercial Internet access providers.
Sam Dillon and Stephen Labaton," Colleges Protest Call to Upgrade Online Systems, The New York Times, October 23, 2005 --- http://snipurl.com/NYToct23 

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Priests Banished to Alaska?
A recent string of lawsuits accusing Roman Catholic priests of molesting children has reinforced suspicions among some critics of the church that remote Alaska was a dumping ground for problem clergy. "I absolutely believe that church officials intentionally sent abusive priests to minor communities, transient communities, where kids may be less apt to tell and have less faith in the justice system," said David Clohessy, national director of Chicago-based Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.
"Alaska a magnet for problem priests?" CNN, October 22, 2005 --- http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/10/22/alaska.priestsuits.ap/index.html


Walt's Warnings About File Sharing

"The Practical Case Against File Sharing," by Walter Mossberg, The Wall Street Journal, October 20, 2005 --- http://online.wsj.com/article/SB112976373382173735.html?mod=todays_us_marketplace 

Q:
Are there problems with using file-swapping sites like Kazaa, as long as you have a good antivirus protection program? I don't mind paying for individual songs, but other sites like iTunes or Rhapsody often don't have the songs I want.

A:
Yes, there are problems. The first are the ethical and legal issues arising from obtaining somebody else's copyrighted intellectual property without paying for it, from a person who isn't licensed or authorized to distribute it. The other sites you mention, iTunes and Rhapsody, are legally licensed to distribute music. Kazaa and its ilk aren't, nor are the people who make music available through them. Your argument is like rationalizing buying stolen TVs because your local Best Buy didn't have the model you wanted.

If your conscience can get past that, there are practical issues. These sites are major transmitters not only of viruses, but of spyware, which your antivirus program can't stop. Even if your PC has a full, up-to-date security suite, with antispyware software, you are asking for trouble by downloading from "file swapping" sites. Many of the people I hear from who have had to take drastic, costly steps to save heavily infected PCs attribute their problems to the fact that their kids were frequenting file-sharing sites.

Bob Jensen's threads on file sharing are at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/napster.htm


Question
Where can researchers obtain information about auditor fees?
Answer
A popular source is the database at Audit Analytics.  The entries in this database are extracted from proxy statements of companies --- http://www.auditanalytics.com/
Also see http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/fees.htm

AuditNet Home Page  (Includes link to Auditors Sharing Audit Programs (ASAP) page
 

Electronic Books and Journals

American Library Association (a great place for scholars) --- http://www.ala.org/ala/booklist/mysteryshowcase/mysteryshowcase.htm

Online helpers for writers and poets --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob3.htm#Dictionaries

Internet Book List --- http://www.iblist.com/list.php?type=book&key=A&by=genre&genre=4

Find rare and used books on BiblioFind ---
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/subst/books/misc/bibliofind.html/104-2407774-3526314

Great electronic "books" from the University of Texas and Princeton University
Dante Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise (a multimedia learning experience) --- http://danteworlds.laits.utexas.edu/
Also see Princeton University's contribution (in Italian or English) --- http://etcweb.princeton.edu/dante/pdp/
          Princeton's versions have both lectures and multimedia!

The Online Books Page from the University of Pennsylvania --- http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/

Darwinian Poetry (I didn't find any of the poems intelligently designed) --- http://www.codeasart.com/poetry/darwin.html

Australian Storytelling --- http://www.australianstorytelling.org.au/txt/fables.php

Poetry of Sara Teasdale 1884 - 1933 --- http://www.bonniehamre.com/Personal/Sara.htm

British Poetry 1780-1910 --- http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/britpo.html

Galway Kinnell Poetry --- http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/g_l/kinnell/kinnell.htm

Shakespeare and Religion by Aldous Huxley --- http://www.sirbacon.org/links/huxley2.htm




Humor

Bad Hemingway --- http://www.badhemingway.com/ 


Forwarded by Auntie Bev

YOUR AGE BY CHOCOLATE MATH

This is pretty neat.

DON'T CHEAT BY SCROLLING DOWN FIRST! It takes less than a minute . Work this out as you read ... Be sure you don't read the bottom until you've worked it out! This is not one of those waste of time things, it's fun.

1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to have chocolate (more than once but less than 10)

2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold)

3. Add 5

4. Multiply it by 50 -- I'll wait while you get the calculator

5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1755 .... If you haven't, add 1754.

6. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.

You should have a three digit number

The first digit of this was your original number (i.e., how many times you want to have chocolate each week).

The next two numbers are

YOUR AGE! (Oh YES, it is!!!!!)




Fraud Updates --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/FraudUpdates.htm
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International Accounting News (including the U.S.)

AccountingEducation.com and Double Entries --- http://www.accountingeducation.com/
        Upcoming international accounting conferences --- http://www.accountingeducation.com/events/index.cfm
        Thousands of journal abstracts --- http://www.accountingeducation.com/journals/index.cfm
Deloitte's International Accounting News --- http://www.iasplus.com/index.htm
Association of International Accountants --- http://www.aia.org.uk/ 
WebCPA --- http://www.webcpa.com/
FASB --- http://www.fasb.org/
IASB --- http://www.fasb.org/
Others --- http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob1.htm

Gerald Trite's great set of links --- http://iago.stfx.ca/people/gtrites/Docs/bookmark.htm 

Richard Torian's Managerial Accounting Information Center --- http://www.informationforaccountants.com/ 

 

Professor Robert E. Jensen (Bob) http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen
Jesse H. Jones Distinguished Professor of Business Administration
Trinity University, San Antonio, TX 78212-7200
Voice: 210-999-7347 Fax: 210-999-8134  Email:  rjensen@trinity.edu