Random "Super Adobe" dementia lawsuit exchange

January 23, 2005

Okay, now that I have your attention, here's some news.

Hive mind: Iranian American architect Nader Khalili has designed "super adobe" dome houses that, with a little training, tsunami victims could construct for themselves in a matter of days. The main building component? Special sandbags filled with native mud. Why aren't these being built everywhere as we speak? Bureaucracy.

Give a man a fish ... : A study of elderly Japanese American men has revealed a link between weight loss and early onset of dementia. Let's try that again: poor nutrition = early dementia, especially if your grandpa is JA.

But we warned her not to make us mad: A female Iranian American Echostar Executive has filed a lawsuit against her former company for racial and gender discrimination. Allegedly, her boss used to yell at her and humiliate her in front of the other execs. I have nothing flippant or outraged to say about this, except keep an eye on this one.

Am I the only one who finds this scary?: Filipino American officers from the San Francisco Police Department have begun an exchange program with brother officers in the Philippines to exchange techniques 'n' stuff. Against all odds, that doesn't make me feel safer. Wonder what they're doing in their off hours.