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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 ...
Frank Palmer 05/26/2015 2
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.
crystal eyes 05/25/2015 15
The Inoculation Project 5/24/2015: Human Circuits!
Solid science education is the best inoculation against ignorance.
belinda ridgewood 05/24/2015 16
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 ...
Frank Palmer 05/23/2015 15
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 ...
gjohnsit 05/23/2015 37
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 ...
Frank Palmer 05/22/2015 14
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 ...
gjohnsit 05/22/2015 7
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 ...
Zwenkau 05/22/2015 9
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 ...
FloridaSNMOM 05/21/2015 24
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 ...
gjohnsit 05/21/2015 50
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 ...
gjohnsit 05/20/2015 10
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 ...
gjohnsit 05/20/2015 12
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 ...
crystal eyes 05/19/2015 11
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 ...
gjohnsit 05/17/2015 183
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/
crystal eyes 05/17/2015 99
The Inoculation Project 5/17/2015: Science Books!
Solid science education is the best inoculation against ignorance.
belinda ridgewood 05/17/2015 12
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 ...
don mikulecky 05/15/2015 22
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 ...
Zwenkau 05/15/2015 43
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 ...
RepackRider 05/14/2015 5
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 ...
don mikulecky 05/13/2015 12

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