Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Berlin Wall’s Mark in History

Time Magazine (see article, below) marks the history of the fall of the Berlin Wall.  From Time’s website, Lily Rothman traces the history of the Wall from start to finish. For a structure that stood only about 12 ft. high, … Continue reading

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The Making of the Middle East

A chart known as the Sykes-Picot map, drawn in 1916 by officials representing the British and French governments of the time made straight-line proposed borders on a map of Eastern Turkey, Syria and then current-day Western Persia.  These agreed upon … Continue reading

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Hideout Survivor of World War II Netherlands

The following Canadian Press story describes how Betty Laron, as a 13-year old, hid from the Nazis in Zavenaar, the Netherlands in 1943. TORONTO – Betty Laron will never forget her father’s words the day he told her their family … Continue reading

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Microsoft Office Now Free to iOS Users

Microsoft has been promising to increase their mobile and cross-platform presence for a while now.  MS fans have been calling for the company to prove it with some flagship products. Now they have done it.  Microsoft Office will be available … Continue reading

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Email Addresses Are Us

Home Depot is not alone. Staples, Walmart and other big box retailers have experienced the same security breakdowns.  It is time consumers became more alert to the potential consequences of these and future hacks. Online sales are taking and ever-increasing … Continue reading

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