Shrodinger’s Cat

A refresher: “Schrödinger’s cat is a famous hypothetical experiment designed to point out a flaw in the Copenhagen interpretation of superposition as it applies to quantum theory. … According to quantum law under the Copenhagen interpretation, the cat will be both dead and alive until someone looks in the box.”

Not to be confused […]

What’s the story with CBD?

The Sad News About CBD Cupcakes Cannabidiol-infused foods won’t get you high, probably won’t cure your anxiety, and are very likely illegal. On the plus side, they still taste good.

via The Atlantic by Amand Mull – Jan. 15, 2019

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As I stood at the window of a Weed World Candies truck on Manhattan’s […]

How to steal $35 billion…

CFPB Report: Typical Overdraft Situation Is Comparable To Small-Dollar Loan With 17,000% Interest Rate

7.31.144:09 PM EDT By Ashlee Kieler@akieler

If you’re one of the hundreds of millions of consumers who use a debit card you’ve likely found yourself on the receiving end of an overdraft fee when your account balance just wasn’t quite […]

No, it’s not just you that thinks of him that way

Halfway through Donald Trump’s term in the Oval Office, The Atlantic has cataloged 50 norm-shattering moments from his presidency, analyzed by 50 Atlantic writers and contributors. This project, titled Unthinkable, ranks the incidents—from the outlandish to the dangerous—that would have been considered improbable during any prior administration, of either party.

Below is an introduction […]

Why do liberals think trump supporters are stupid

by Adam-Troy Castro

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Another anguished post from a Trump supporter: “Why do liberals think Trump supporters are stupid?”

The serious answer.

Sigh; we do sometimes fall into that rhetorical trap, out of frustration, but if we were to be 100% honest with you we would admit that we find quite a […]

More shitzle on Manafort & The Russian Connection

The new Russia revelations are more consequential than Trump’s newsless immigration speech

The spectacular rise and fall of Paul Manafort by James Hohmann in the WaPo Daily 202 – Jan 9th, 2019

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THE BIG IDEA: President Trump showed last night why he waited two years to address the country from the Oval […]

Danger to our democratic republic in Trump’s TV address: Jan 8th, 2019

Prior to the televised address:

An overview of the potential hazards of invoking a “National Emergency”

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/07/us/politics/trump-national-emergency.html

 

An in-depth analysis of all the major abridgments to traditional law and practice which an NE would permit:

https://www.brennancenter.org/analysis/emergency-powers

 

So what could go wrong?

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/01/national-emergency-trump-authoritarian-powers.html

 

Photo below is of the “Bonus Army” march on Washington, […]

Researchers at public universities are developing new ways of shutting down our capacity for independent thought.

The Mind Hackers

Posted: 06 Jan 2019 12:02 AM PST by George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 31st December 2018

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To what extent do we decide? We tell ourselves we choose our own life course, but is this ever true? If you or I had lived 500 years ago, our worldview, and the decisions […]

What do “mad hatters” and thermometers have in common?

History Of Mercury Use in Products and Processes

By Ellen Czaika and Bethanie Edwards

In preparing this blog post, we used information from Brooks’s 2012 chapter in Mercury in the Environment and Nriagu’s 1979 The Biogeochemistry of Mercury in the Environment, unless otherwise noted.

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As with most elements, there is a fixed […]

Protein Mania – a long read article

Protein mania: the rich world’s new diet obsession

Why we can’t get enough when we already eat too much.

via The Guardian – by Bee Wilson – Fri 4 Jan 2019

Are you getting enough protein? The question provides its own answer: if you are worrying about the […]

Ethics & SCOTUS?

Council Reviewing The Kavanaugh Ethics Complaints Punts Back To Chief Justice Roberts

Steve Denning– via Forbes – Jan 2nd, 2019 When we last checked in with Brett Kavanaugh back in October, he was performing his judicial duties as a lifetime Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, even though Chief Justice […]