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Wall St. hopes for last minute deal
July 25 - Stock prices fell, bond yields rose and gold hit a record high, but the market's response to the threat of a U.S. default or credit downgrade was not as severe as feared. Conway G. Gittens reports.
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100,000 attend Oslo anti-violence rally
July 25 - At least 100,000 people, many carrying white or red roses, rallied in Oslo on Monday to show support for victims of attacks that killed 76 people. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Orphaned gorillas returned to DRC
July 25 - Rwandan government officials return six orphaned baby gorillas to the DRC after various foiled poaching attempts by Rwandan and Congolese smugglers. Nick Rowlands reports.
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World's longest table seats 550 diners
July 25 - Singapore builds the world's longest table in an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records. Tara Cleary reports.
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Taiwanese get upside-down perspective
July 25 - Hundreds gather in Taiwan to perform simultaneous handstands to encourage people to actualize their dreams. Tara Cleary reports.
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Piracy on the rise in West Africa
Jul.25 - After two tankers are attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea in a week, analysts fear that piracy could be on the rise in West Africa. Ruairidh Villar reports
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Breakingviews: U.S. debt deal likely -- so is debt downgrade
July 25 - Reuters Breakingviews columnists and Reuters Economics Editor Bill Schomberg say debt deadlock in Washington won't last, but the U.S. may lose its coveted AAA rating.
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Europe Day Ahead: U.S. debt standoff supports safe haven bid
July 25 - The bid is back behind safe havens as the US debt standoff between Democrats and Republicans continues. Meanwhile, oil slides on concern over the economic impact of any US default.
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Beating the heat with a cone
July 22 - A U.S. heat wave may be oppressive for many, but means cold hard cash for some, including a very busy Brooklyn, New York based ice cream distributor. Jill Bennett reports.
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ISS Update - July 25, 2011
The International Space Station video update for July 25, 2011.
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Fast Windows File Search
Fast Windows File Search - Looking for a faster way to search for your files? On Tekzilla Daily, Veronica introduces you to Everything, which gives you a fast and easy way to find what you're looking for. (01:25)
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Austrian Capital Theory and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

During an early scene of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, in which the hyper-intelligent apes were depicted hunting for deer in the forest surrounding their settlement, someone behind me interjected “if those apes are so smart, how come they’re hunter-gatherers?” While a decent question, he received nothing but a shush from his more etiquette-consci
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What's Happening at Clemson: President Jim Clements tours campus
Clemson University President James P. Clements takes a tour of campus. The tour, coordinated by Clemson University Student Government, featured historic sites and time-honored traditions.
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World Through Stamps: Aviation History (1957)
An interesting combination - Great moments in aviation history as told through postage stamps. (18min)
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Documenting Brown 4: Mendez v. Westminster
This 1946 federal court ruling marked a victory for Mexican Americans and chipped away at the separate but equal doctrine, declaring segregated schools based on national origin unconstitutional.
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City Parrots
In this video segment from WILD TV, learn about wild parrots that breed and nest in Brooklyn.
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1.4 Nature matters in terms of a critical systems literacy
This unit explores conceptual tools for assisting our thinking and deliberation on what matters. The notion of ‘framing’ nature is introduced and three readings provide an understanding of systems thinking for explicitly framing issues of environmental responsibility.
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1.2 A framing paradox: experiencing nature with cognitive tools
This unit explores conceptual tools for assisting our thinking and deliberation on what matters. The notion of ‘framing’ nature is introduced and three readings provide an understanding of systems thinking for explicitly framing issues of environmental responsibility.
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1.1 Framing nature using language tools
This unit explores conceptual tools for assisting our thinking and deliberation on what matters. The notion of ‘framing’ nature is introduced and three readings provide an understanding of systems thinking for explicitly framing issues of environmental responsibility.
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4.4 Where is the complexity and what is it?

When I first described some of my experiences of the child-support case study above, I attributed the properties of mess, complex, or hard-to-understand to the situation. So, are mess, complex, and hard-to-understand the same thing? If they are, why is the unit called Managing Complexity, rather than, say, Managing Messes? A glib answer is you might not have been attracted to it because of the everyday meaning of mess. Yet another answer is that complexity is a rich term whose everyday meanin
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