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Plans to Fix U.S. Rail Could End Road & Sky Gridlock - Well, Duh. Page 2 has a cool map that shows this isn't just an Eastern Seaboard idea.

Google's going to use its philanthropic arm to pursue renewable energy technology. I can't quite put my finger on it but there's something embarrassing about having to make a charity out of energy research.

How to let go of grudges and bitterness - I don't know if I've ever seen an article on this subject. Even with all the Christian influence in this country, we don't hear much talk of forgiveness. I mention this piece also because it came to mind when a reader named Kathy sent in: How to cope with Death. But they're not as similar as the titles suggest.

Mashable is holding a comment troll contest, which I learned about while reading their review of a site called Don't Censor Me. The contest is a funny idea but I don't share their romantic view of deleted and down-voted comments. P.S. Some of the best rude-on-purpose comments I've read lately are on the Hot Chicks with Douche Bags site.

Speaking of trolls, here's a clean round-up of those Democratic (or at least, non-Republican) questioners from the CNN debate. Remember, this isn't a question of tolerating differing opinions, the point of the debate is to help Republicans choose their candidate, not fight with Democrats (yet).

10 Semantic Apps to Watch - They make it clear from the beginning that semantic apps don't necessarily mean "semantic web" but there's some parallel and we know a lot of people expect the semantic web to be the next big thing so this is a good way to begin getting your head around the concepts involved. Lots of talk of "natural language."

I don't know if this story is big enough to warrant its own post but that armored car employee who's wanted by the FBI in connection with the 7 million bucks that went missing has a MySpace page here.  We might guess from the friends list and comments that this is his girlfriend. Some of you may not see any value in these things but I find the context they provide really enriching to the story. The song on his page alone conjures mental images of a frantic race to the border.

The expansion of obesity in the U.S. I wonder what a demographer sees in this. What makes the Bible belt lead the way?