Media & Ethics
L. Ron Hubbard essay
No Fly List fails can bring a chuckle—like when Senator Ted Kennedy was repeatedly blocked from boarding an aircraft in the spring of 2004. Or when an 18-month-old baby was removed from a JetBlue flight in 2012, at which Forbes quipped, “They didn’t stop and think about whether a one-and-a-half-year-old posed a security threat, or whether it could possibly be a case of mistaken identity.
Reading Between the Lines
Signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2002 following bipartisan passage in both the House and the Senate, No Child Left Behind was intended to make schools and teachers more accountable for student performance. But the law has been criticized for overemphasizing standardized test scores while tying school performance to federal funding.
Curiouser & Curiouser!
Civil forfeiture empowers law enforcement to seize cash and property alleged to be the proceeds or instrument of a crime, without having to convict or even charge anyone with wrongdoing. In theory, it targets ill-gotten gains. In practice, it enables the state to grab assets fairly indiscriminately and spend them with little accountability.
Into the Field
The Road Ahead
Nowhere is this more evident than in Dhaka, which has a population density of 20,000 people per square kilometer. And with such cramped conditions comes grinding poverty. The per capita annual income of Bangladesh is just over $1,300 and roughly a quarter of its citizens live below the official poverty line.
What is Scientology?
The Reactive Mind
L. Ron Hubbard discovered that the mind has two very distinct parts. One of these—the part that you consciously use and are aware of—is called the analytical mind. This is the portion of the mind which thinks, observes data, remembers it and resolves problems. It has standard memory banks which contain mental image pictures and uses the data in these banks to make decisions that promote survival.