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“AMERICANS replace their cellphones every 22 months, junking some 150 million old phones in 2010 alone…
In far-flung, mostly impoverished places like Agbogbloshie, Ghana; Delhi, India; and Guiyu, China, children pile e-waste into giant mountains and burn it so they can extract the metals — copper wires, gold and silver threads — inside, which they sell to recycling merchants for only a few dollars. In India, young boys smash computer batteries with mallets to recover cadmium, toxic flecks of which cover their hands and feet as they work. Women spend their days bent over baths of hot lead, ‘cooking’ circuit boards so they can remove slivers of gold inside.”
“The United States … remains the only industrialized country that has not ratified the Basel Convention, an international treaty that makes it illegal to export or traffic in toxic e-waste.”
“I like to watch people who are in love argue.
I like to watch the face of the person loosing their ground. The transition from a stubborn “I know I’m right” face to a dopey “I love this person, wrong or right.” face.
People who are in love decide an argument based on who needs it most, not on who is right.
People who are in love argue so beautifully.”
The amazing thing is that every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars…
“Following the deadly explosions Monday that rocked the city of Boston, area man Tom Sifton told reporters he’s getting pretty tired of frantically rushing home from work as fast as he possibly can to hug his loved ones tight. “I realize that desperately racing home to my wife and kids so I can…
The common logic is that after a bomb explodes, you run for your safety.
That said, if you’re brown or black, we request you to stand still and avoid looking suspicious (which is inevitable because you’re not white). If you do decide to run to a safer point because you’re a human being and human…