[00:03]I turn to the British Mushroom Bureau for help
[00:07]surely, if anyone will have the definitive answer,
[00:11]it's this gloriously specific institution.
[00:15]Their reply brooks no argument.
[00:25]Here, the men stock up on feed for their ravenous birds,
[00:30]sell and purchase pigeons,
[00:33]share practical lore about murderous hawks and raccoons,
[00:38]and like all proud fathers,
[00:40]brag about the extraordinary nature of their brood.
[00:48]Many consumers seem to have been influenced
[00:52]by stock-market swings,
[00:55]which investors now view as a necessary
[00:58]ingredient to a sustained boom.
[01:06]This near-tripling of oil prices calls up scary memories
[01:11]of the 1973 oil shock,
[01:15]when they also almost tripled.
[01:23]Both previous shocks resulted in double-digit inflation
[01:28]and global economic decline.
[01:31]So where are the headlines warning of gloom
[01:34]and doom this time?
[01:43]A great deal of attention is being paid today
[01:47]to the so-called digital divide-the division
[01:51]of the world into the info(information)
[01:55]rich and the info poor.
[01:58]And that divide does exist today.
[02:02]My wife and I lectured
[02:04]about this looming danger twenty years ago.
[02:12]"We've observed large blooms in the past off Barrow,
[02:17]although none of them at all like this," Barry Sherr,
[02:22]an Oregon State University professor of oceanography,
[02:26]said in an e-mail.
[02:32.19]A: That book is a satire on the administration of justice.
[02:36.82]B: Yes, it is.内容来自 听力课堂网：http://www.tingclass.net/show-8124-237441-1.html