“In America, therefore, animated Nature is weaker, less active, and more circumscribed in the variety of her productions; for we perceive, from the enumeration of the American animals, that the numbers of species is not only fewer, but that, in general, all the animals are much smaller than those of the Old Continent. No American animal can be compared with the elephant, the rhinoceros, the hippopotamus, the dromedary, the camelopard [giraffe], the buffalo, the lion, the tiger, &c.”
UK cuts the opportunity for university and academia
As many of you will be aware, the coalition government has proposed to
make changes to the immigration policy of the United Kingdom, and the
weight of these changes will fall squarely on the shoulders of the highly
educated, and highly skilled. Which is to say: us.
You may or may not be aware that upon coming into power the coalition
changed the Points Based System to devalue the PhD. They are now planning
to go further by abolishing the Post-Study Visa, and cutting off visa
routes for those already in the country to renew their visas. At the same
time, they have severely restricted the number of sponsored visas that
companies and universities can hand out.
I am writing to you because there is an ongoing public consultation on
this matter, which I would hope that many of you at this highly
international organization will be willing to fill it out. If you are
interested in doing so then you can find it here:
More details about it are available here:
Please note, that the consultation closes on Monday so you will need to
If you choose to read the documentation that comes with it, then please be
warned, it is highly spun and filled with statistical anomalies (their
measures of the percentage of Tier 1 visa holders in highly skilled work
changes from 70% in 2009 to 25% in 2010).
If you are in the country at the moment on a Post Study visa then I ask
that you also respond to this survey being run by the NUS:
Should you wish to learn more about the facts of what is being done then
do not hesitate to get in touch.
Thank you for your time,
He provides a new perspective of recycling: why people cannot get a second chance while some garbage can.
Hiroshima had hosted one of the major military bases which sent many battalions instrumental to Japanese military aggression throughout China and Asia. Motoshima wrote the following important articles whose candid opinions almost literally cost his life. He lived in Nagasaki and he knows the war time experience as an outsider, minority christian.
なぜ私は「謝罪」を言うか・民衆にも加害責任がある（本島等氏の論文・1997年）(The citizens were also responsible for the war mayhem.)
広島よ、おごるなかれ（本島等氏の論文・1997年） 2007-07-13 (Hiroshima, also remember its own military past.)
Her analysis of democracy and free market in many developing countries explain many failures and problems after the collapse of the Berlin wall.
She also wrote a controversial book on child education. I think the book was sensationalized by the publisher. That Chinese education system is not very different from Japan’s Korea’s and Jew’s etc. Important message is to reconsider the method of child education.