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The Inoculation Project 5/3/2015: Physics in Baltimore
Solid science education is the best inoculation against ignorance.
belinda ridgewood 05/03/2015 24
What Bernie's campaign means to me from a systems perspective
I have said many times that we will never change the system through the electoral process. Now Bernie sanders seems to be contradicting me. But is he? Let's pretend that Bernie wins the ...
don mikulecky 05/02/2015 15
GFHC open thread: at a certain place and time.....(photo diary)
One of the fun aspects of genealogy for me has been tracking down places my ancestors lived. On my father's side of the family, I've been to most of the places which are still extant where ancestors ...
mayim 05/01/2015 8
Why Syria needs an earthquake
The earthquake that struck Nepal killed around 6,000 people and displaced nearly half a million. It was a horrible humanitarian crisis that justifiably got the world's attention. If only ...
gjohnsit 05/01/2015 29
Ian: May 1 2015
Friday once more. As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group gives Kossacks a safe place to check in, a daily diary where we can let people know we are alive, doing OK, and not affected ...
FloridaSNMOM 04/30/2015 33
House GOP foriegn policy backlash
Three days ago the House Armed Services Committee inserted a controversial provision into an Iraqi aid bill. Republican war-policy writers are demanding that the United States recognize Kurdish ...
gjohnsit 04/30/2015 3
Baltimore: Baseball with no fans
They should just cancel this series and make it up later!! Playing in front of a empty house makes no sense!! - Frank Thomas, HOF For the first time in Major League Baseball history, fans were ...
gjohnsit 04/29/2015 27
The elephant in the living room: soil
The complexity of our global situation is not easily understood when we approach it piecemeal. It is a system and all of its "parts" are interacting. Carbon is a common thread but we look at it ...
don mikulecky 04/29/2015 12
On "tipping points" and oppressive systems
Systems are stable and remain so if they can successfully absorb or destroy any movement that threatens them. When they can no longer do that they become unstable. System instability is a ...
don mikulecky 04/28/2015 4
Al-Qaeda now stronger than ever thanks to our allies
Remember al-Qaeda? With all the hype about ISIS it's easy to forget that it was al-Qaeda that attacked us, while Daesh never did. If you've forgotten that, you wouldn't be alone. It seems that ...
gjohnsit 04/27/2015 34
My limited experience with riots for what it is worth
I grew up in Chicago and was exposed to racism from the beginning of my life. My family was racist but would claim otherwise. Mom and Dad were FDR democrats after all. I have lived in the South ...
don mikulecky 04/27/2015 5
Negative interest rates blowback
The insanity of negative interest rates is one of the most under-reported, under-appreciated developments in recent days. For instance, consider this . JPMorgan Chase recently sent a letter to ...
gjohnsit 04/27/2015 133
Emulate @BarackObama: release your #climate anger
As part of President Barak Obama's speech at the White House Correspondent's dinner , as part of his speech, the President introduced his anger translator who expressed -- forcefully -- ...
A Siegel 04/26/2015 31
The Inoculation Project 4/26/15: If They Build It, They Will Learn
Solid science education is the best inoculation against ignorance.
tgypsy 04/26/2015 17
The most popular candidate in the swing states is...marijuana
Hillary leads all Republican candidates in the important swing states of Ohio, Nevada, Florida, and Pennsylvania. However, there will be one candidate on the ballot in those states that is far more ...
gjohnsit 04/25/2015 121
I will miss my garden, but I will try to support local producers.
I decided that since I can not stand without aid that I will not plant a garden this year. I fell once in the garden last year and I guess I really decided then. The decision becomes real as I let ...
don mikulecky 04/25/2015 27
Overcoming the Culture of Fears
Franklin D. Roosevelt at his first inaugural address encouraged Americans to stand up to that “nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into ...
gjohnsit 04/25/2015 20
Behold! The Flash Crash Mastermind
On May 6, 2010, at 2:45pm the stock market plunged almost 1,000 points in a matter of seconds. It became known as the Flash Crash , and it spooked a lot of retail investors. Well, fear no more!
gjohnsit 04/24/2015 39
GFHC open thread
We’ve been fairly quiet as a DK community lately, so I’m guessing that everyone’s pretty busy. That would explain why fewer of us have been signing up to host a Friday. No problem! This ...
Zwenkau 04/24/2015 18
Ian April 24, 2015: Florida Family Update
Once more you're stuck with me on Friday :). I haven't done a just update diary in the recent past, and with staying up to see Caedy off last night at 1 am I'm just a bit sleepy today, too sleepy to ...
FloridaSNMOM 04/23/2015 38
Half of all Frackers will be dead this year
The Democrats in the House celebrated Earth Day by proposing a ban fracking on federal land . Texas Republicans celebrated the day by passing a bill to deny communities the ability to restrict ...
gjohnsit 04/23/2015 10
"Clinton Cash" looking a lot like Swift Boat
By now any reader on this site has surely seen the news about the "hit piece" against Hillary Clinton, published by right wing author Peter Schweitzer - "Clinton Cash". And I'm sure most everyone ...
Phoenix Rising 04/23/2015 22
Overcoming the Culture of Fear
Franklin D. Roosevelt at his first inaugural address encouraged Americans to stand up to that “nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into ...
gjohnsit 04/22/2015 21
45 "Earth Days"? Are you serious?
Tokenism is part of our culture. The religious among us have "days" or "seasons" to do theirs. The suicidal path we are on is really something that mocks anyone who would celebrate an "Earth Day".
don mikulecky 04/22/2015 19
How Much Radioactivity Are We Exposed to While Sampling Seawater for Fukushima Radioisotopes?
The purpose of this diary is to introduce a brief, informal movie made while using a Geiger Counter in the laboratory today. This diary is part of an ongoing effort to communicate what the ...
MarineChemist 04/20/2015 5
U.S. Navy sent into military standoff with Iranian Navy
So this happened today. The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is moving toward the waters off the coast of Yemen to prepare to intercept any potential Iranian shipments of weapons to the ...
gjohnsit 04/20/2015 208
"the worst massacre ever seen in the Mediterranean"
To the desperate people fleeing war and famine in Africa, the quickest way to a better life is across the Mediterranean to Italy from the chaos of Libya. This typically is done in a flimsy, ...
gjohnsit 04/19/2015 56

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