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Political Rant and Questions

January 12th, 2007 at 1:32 pm » Comments Off

You were warned! We have met the enemy, and they are us. I’m so ashamed of the situation in Iraq. I wish there were an answer that we, the USA, could find. I’m afraid there isn’t. I believe that if we just leave, we are abandoning the civilians who just want to sent their kids [...]

What’s the oldest permanent city in the USA?

December 13th, 2006 at 11:32 am » Comments (2)

Jamestown St. Augustine, Florida is the oldest permanent city in the United States; the Spanish established the first European settlement there in 1565. St. Augustine was founded 42 years before Jamestown, Virginia, and 55 years before the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts. (ref. Was your history class as Anglo-centric as mine? I’ve [...]

I need this book:

November 20th, 2006 at 2:23 pm » Comments Off

I wonder if someone publishes Why Daddy is a Republican, and what about Relationship Counseling for Mixed Marriages?

Penn & Teller on PETA and medical research

October 1st, 2006 at 9:35 am » Comments Off

There’s quite a bit of profanity. Penn & Teller on PETA and medical research

News Notes for Thursday

September 28th, 2006 at 12:24 pm » Comments Off

Gun Control and Free Psychiatric Services Emily Keyes was my bestfriend’s neice. Please, support gun control and public psychiatric services. Not Really News For Better or For Worse is my favorite comic strip. Elly’s father had a stroke, yesterday, and today’s comic sums up one of my greatest fears. Science How ‘Manic’ Thinking Makes Us [...]

News Notes for Monday

August 7th, 2006 at 11:27 am » Comments Off

Politics Americans are stupid Did I mention that Americans are stupid? Suck it up An interesting use for nukes: In 1959, Arthur Summerfield, Postmaster General of the United States, said, “Before man reaches the moon, mail will be delivered within hours from New York to California, to Britain, to India or Australia by guided missiles. [...]

The occasional political rant

August 4th, 2006 at 8:07 am » Comments Off

I’ve always been of the opinion that the Israelis were a “bunch of white folk” who came in and took the land and “to hell with the people who are already there”. Sure, the Jews have suffered from antisemiticism throughout their history (what minority hasn’t suffered from prejudice?), and what the Nazis did to several [...]

Pan American Day

April 14th, 2006 at 8:22 am » Comments Off

Today is Pan American Day. What a lovely dream that idea was. Too bad we (the USA) have turned it into a nightmare for some of our neighbors.

Support Marriage Equality for ALL!

March 20th, 2006 at 9:04 pm » Comments Off

I believe that marriage and other civil rights protections are essential to making all families safer and more secure.

News Notes for Friday

March 17th, 2006 at 3:02 pm » Comments Off

Livermore Pedestrian killed on I-580 in Livermore and CHP Probes Pedestrian Death on I-580 Not Really News Adjusted for IQ, quantitative skills, and working hours, jobs in science are the lowest paid in the United States., and guess which government research lab is chosen as representative for not paying well. Eating Disorder How to spot [...]

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