#news and #comments #digest (@robertolofaro) for 2014-10-23

NEWS ITEMS OF THE DAY

#ISIS #war #reaches #Canada http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2014/10/22/actualidad/1413987469_517627.html #media http://www.lemonde.fr/ameriques/article/2014/10/23/le-canada-sous-le-choc-apres-l-attaque-a-ottawa_4510828_3222.html #Harper http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/amerika/kanada-harper-kuendigt-entschlossenen-kampf-gegen-den-terror-an-13224900.html #security #terrorism #politics

#Syria – #Russia to provide funds to help stabilize the economy http://www.kommersant.ru/doc/2595619 #diplomacy #economy

#Turkey – #corruption #investigations http://www.kommersant.ru/doc/2595542 #politics

#Italy – #shrinking #State #budget http://www.ilsole24ore.com/art/notizie/2014-10-23/manovra-bollinata-ecco-nuovi-tagli-063839.shtml?uuid=ABGpes5B #EU

#Italy – #Germany #liable for #WWII #war #crimes against #Italians http://www.lastampa.it/2014/10/22/italia/cronache/stragi-naziste-la-consulta-apre-la-strada-ai-risarcimenti-1JV9eVXcItXGizKCn3vyAO/pagina.html #politics #diplomacy

#USA – 8 million #cars #recall ed due to #faulty #airbag s http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/fruehaufsteher/airbags-von-takata-werden-in-amerika-zum-toedlichen-risiko-13224988.html #automotive #technology #Takata

#USA – found #submarine #U576 #wreck from #WWII http://www.faz.net/aktuell/gesellschaft/deutsches-u-boot-wrack-vor-north-carolina-entdeckt-13224864.html #archeology #history

from #exoplanet s to #exocomet s http://passeurdesciences.blog.lemonde.fr/2014/10/22/apres-les-exoplanetes-voici-le-temps-des-exocometes/ #space #science

#Siberia – 45000 years old man http://www.lemonde.fr/sciences/article/2014/10/22/l-homme-d-ust-ishim-un-siberien-vieux-de-45000-ans_4510797_1650684.html #science

#USA – another #security #failure at the #White #House http://www.lemonde.fr/ameriques/article/2014/10/23/un-homme-arrete-apres-avoir-franchi-la-grille-de-la-maison-blanche_4510823_3222.html #security

#Spain – #podemos and the #new #politics http://www.huffingtonpost.es/2014/10/22/podemos-herramientas-comunicacion_n_6020650.html #social #media #Internet #democracy #politics

#Gibraltar – tripartite negotiations with #Spain and #UK http://www.huffingtonpost.es/2014/10/22/podemos-herramientas-comunicacion_n_6020650.html #diplomacy


1. creativity, innovation – by Isaac Asimov

#creativity #innovation require #freedom of #expression

I like his rationale for contributing this essay while leaving the group: “When I first became involved in the project, I suggested that Isaac Asimov, who was a good friend of mine, would be an appropriate person to participate. He expressed his willingness and came to a few meetings. He eventually decided not to continue, because he did not want to have access to any secret classified information; it would limit his freedom of expression. Before he left, however, he wrote this essay on creativity as his single formal input. ”

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/531911/isaac-asimov-asks-how-do-people-get-new-ideas/

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