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|Cop shootings in Chicago
The Chicago Reader a free, weekly, once-alternative paper, has printed the story When Cops Shoot about Chicago police shootings. "Of the 208 cases closed over the last two years, every single ...
|My Buddhism Comes Out Of The Closet
On April 27 my life changed forever with a seizure and following that: the diagnosis of brain cancer. I am beginning full spectrum treatment on Thursday the 28th with radiation, chemo, and cannabis.
|The Inoculation Project 5/24/2015: Human Circuits!
Solid science education is the best inoculation against ignorance.
|Regression to the mean question for biologically-trained.
In commenting on another poster's misunderstanding of Regression to the Mean, I recalled a question on that subject that I have had before. My understanding is that Dalton expected that ...
|An update on the Patriot Act debate
The debate in the Senate about extending the Patriot Act has gotten so bizarre that I suspect it is all kabuki. Mitch McConnell's inability to muster a fillibuster-proof 60 votes for a straight ...
|Is the TPP even constitutional?
The TPP agreement is still classified, but leaks suggest that it calls for international "courts" in which businesses can sue governments, including ours, for rules that interfere with their ...
|So what is the GOP strategy for Iraq?
Republican candidates have decided to use the recent setbacks against ISIS as a winning issue in the 2016 election, and it seems to be working. A poll from October shows a majority of ...
|Scott Walker Fired as Chair of His Own Job Creation Agency
The Joint Finance Committee of the Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature has agreed to a set of changes to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), including a provision to fire ...
|Giles Goat Boy||05/22/2015||8|
|GFHC: German Genealogy #2
This diary continues where our Community’s suspended Friday “Open Thread” series leaves off…. What are you doing, genealogically speaking, this Memorial Day weekend? Some “tips” on ...
|IAN: May 22, 2015: Volunteer Scientific Research Sites
Morning folks! It's Friday once more in the Land of Ian. Today I'm going to show you some sites that I've been volunteering for on a daily basis since I can't really get out and volunteer in my ...
|Kansas finds new way to punish the poor
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback promised to be able to balance the state budget by cutting taxes for the wealthy. That didn't work out. So to help cover the budget gap he has decided to punish the ...
|Right-Wing Mythology: How Obummer Lost Iraq
Right-wing articles are very entertaining. Did you know that we won the Iraq War? I didn't. At least Bush won Iraq before Obama lost Iraq. I've discovered from reading right-wing sources ...
|GOP candidates running for Dubya's Third Term
Even before the Fall of Ramadi the GOP presidential candidates were foaming-at-the-mouth war hawks. It'll only get worse . The message itself is coming through clearly—at the “summit” of ...
|Report from the Home Front- The Brain Tumor known as Little C gets packed off to the guest bedroom.
Crystal Eyes (Pete Farr) (with his wife Snapples (Maureen Farr)) experienced the shock of a seizure April 27 which revealed a grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma brain tumor. May the ongoing diaries of ...
|Our Approaching Tet Moment
Leading up to the 1968 Tet Offensive , the Pentagon tried to convince the American public that it was winning the war. General Bruce Palmer, Jr., one of Westmoreland's three Field Force ...
|Brain Tumors and Black Birds Singing In The Dead Of Night
The mixing of tribes...... Mon May 18, 2015 at 1:43 AM PT : I posted this today on my community blog https://petefarrupdate.wordpress.com/
|The Inoculation Project 5/17/2015: Science Books!
Solid science education is the best inoculation against ignorance.
|Even the "best" scientists can be very myopic and miss the point
Salon's Joanna Rothkopf wrote this about Stephen Hawking: Stephen Hawking is still terrified of artificial intelligence "Computers will overtake humans with AI at some point within the next 100 ...
|GFHC: German Genealogy #1
Last week we announced that the “Open Thread” series of Fridays would be suspended. But everyone is still welcome to submit diaries to the Community!! I will be posting on Fridays, when I post ...
|The Last Hanging in Tombstone
While going through some old family papers I came upon this document. Charging document for Thomas and William Halderman, signed by Wm. Momonier April 7, 1899. It is a court document charging two ...
|The problem is "psychological" not technological
My co-author, Jim Coffman, sent me this on facebook . Ecocide: The Psychology of Environmental Destruction Here's what he said: "It's good to know that other scholars have independently come to ...
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