It’s time for these 101 ridiculous science ‘facts’ to die
Jennifer Welsh and Dave Mosher on TruthOut Jan. 30, 2016, 9:55 AM
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Who hasn’t shared an amazing science fact only to feel embarrassed later on, when you find out the information was wrong?No more.
It’s time to put an end to the […]
The President and the Press: Address before the American Newspaper Publishers Association, April 27, 1961
1st Nixon-Kennedy Debate, 9/26/602nd Nixon-Kennedy Debate, 10/7/603rd Nixon-Kennedy Debate, 10/13/604th Nixon-Kennedy Debate, 10/21/60Aberdeen, SD, 6/18/60AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades, D.C., 3/2/59AFL-CIO Unemployment Conference, D.C., 3/12/58AFL National Legislative Council, 2/16/54African Diplomatic Corps, D.C., 6/24/60Akron, OH, 9/27/60Albany, GA, 2/7/57Albany, […]
The Pilgrim;Chapter 33 Lyrics from the album: “The Silver Tongued Devil and I”
by Kris Kristofferson
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See him wasted on the sidewalk in his jacket and his jeans Wearin’ yesterday’s misfortunes like a smile Once he had a future full of money, love, and dreams Which he spent like […]
Dead Aliens Tell No Tales
29 January 2016/in Life /by Brian Koberlein
By some estimates there could be more than 100 billion potentially habitable planets in our galaxy alone. While “potentially habitable” does not mean a planet is inhabited, if life arose on even a fraction of those worlds […]
“I can’t decipher what your comments are about, and just listening to them sapped ten points off my IQ.” –Anon.
“I don’t want to hear all this talk about dying for your country. You’re supposed to make the sons of bitches on the other side die for their country!” –Gen. George Patton
“I can’t really […]
The paranoid style in American politics
Excerpts from Harper’s Magazine Article – Nov. 1964 – By Richard Hofstadter
“American politics has often been an arena for angry minds. In recent years we have seen angry minds at work mainly among extreme right-wingers, who have now demonstrated in the Goldwater movement how much political leverage […]
Healing the Stepfamily from the inside out.
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Last year was a memorable one for the global economy. Not only was overall performance disappointing, but profound changes – both for better and for worse – occurred in the global economic system.
Most notable was the Paris climate agreement reached last month. By itself, the agreement is far from enough to limit the increase […]
Ex-emergency manager says he’s not to blame for Flint River water switch
Former Flint EM Darnell Earley: Water switch was local decision By Ron Fonger | email@example.com – on October 13, 2015 at 3:00 PM, updated October 27, 2015 at 1:54 PM (Note: We recommend using Wikipedia for updated information on this disaster.) FLINT, MI […]
by Richard – Jan. 22nd 2016
The U.S. Constitution spells out the process by which formal changes can be made to it via amendments, and at least two have been proposed since the last, the 27th was ratified in 1992. Many commentators have suggested specific changes that are necessary to keep the Constitution up […]
According to a variety of projections, data from previous elections, and existing trends it is safe to assert the 2016 General Election will feature the following:
Total voting age population: 240,000,000 Anticipated voters participating: 132,000,000 or 55% of available voting age citizens Anticipated votes by party: 48% Republican, 52% Democratic
Thus in any discussion […]
Bills Passed by the 114th Congress Jan 20015 – Jan 2016 and enacted into law.
For a rough idea of what actually happens in Washington, a simple declining balance perspective might help in evaluating the performance of Congress. The 114th Congress considered a total of 7,993 bills. Of these 6,732 were referred to committee, […]
by Paul Graham – January 2004
Have you ever seen an old photo of yourself and been embarrassed at the way you looked? Did we actually dress like that? We did. And we had no idea how silly we looked. It’s the nature of fashion to be invisible, in the same way the […]
Note: Please review the above chart to see when these mergers/acquisitions got going…1998…so what happened then…see my earlier post about GLBA, and the demise of Glass-Steagall. It is also instructive to see what happened to community banks following the 2008-2009 Depression -a large percentage basically disappeared to be replaced by one of the four […]
by Richard – Jan. 17th, 2016
Some people say that “Obama hasn’t done anything about XYZ” – completely ignoring the fact that we have a constitutional republic where the Legislature is charged with coming up with ‘big-picture’ legislation and controlling the flow of money into and out of the Government. The executive branch […]
Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act Other short titles Federal Home Loan Bank System Modernization Act of 1999 Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999 Prime Act Program for Investment in Microentrepreneurs Act of 1999 Long title An Act to enhance competition in the financial services industry by providing a prudential framework for […]
The best known example in film is the classic movie: “The Sting” with Robert Redford and Paul Newman set in 1936; but in literature a much earlier exploration of the confidence game can be read in Herman Melville’s ” The Confidence Man” written in 1857.
Two recent additions to the literature are Stephen Mihm’s […]
via Quora – Dec. 2015
Stephen Lee, PhD, Modern European History, specialist in imperialism and revolutions.
There are two ways to interpret this question, beyond the metaphysical one. The first is, what do the courts have to say about it, and what was the content of the historical debate at the time of […]
Probably not. But here are some techniques grifters use, courtesy of Maria Konnikova and her new book about con artists.
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OLGA KHAZAN JAN 12, 2016 SCIENCE In November, I came across a story that made absolutely no sense to me. A 33-year-old […]
The resolution of the Bitcoin experiment
by Mike Hearn – Jan. 14th, 2016
“I’ve spent more than 5 years being a Bitcoin developer. The software I’ve written has been used by millions of users, hundreds of developers, and the talks I’ve given have led directly to the […]