In various episodes of the British television series, “Call the Midwife”, the doctor’s teenage son refers to an article that he had just read in The Lancet. Perhaps most Americans have heard of The Lancet, but the numbers who know what kind of medical journal it is, are much less.
There is nothing quite like the journal in the U.S.
I have an on-line subscription to The Lancet. Why “The Lancet”? Why not JAMA or The New England Journal of Medicine? Because it is free and…Continue
As most everyone knows now, an ugly incident took place in a Starbucks in Philadelphia.
A Starbucks employee called 911 to complain that two men were in the store refusing to make a purchase. Police were dispatched, arrested the men, and took them to the police station.
The men were black, and some immediately called the arrest a…Continue
This is not a comment about the value of different ways in which firearms fire, eject, and reload a second shell, but it could be.
Semiautomatic or automatic reloading may be accomplished by several means, and these include blowback, recoil, and gas operation. The simplest is blowback; “for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” “Blowback” is mostly used in the operation of semi-automatic pistols of small caliber like .22 or .32.
For those unfamiliar with the religious denomination known as Unitarian / Universalism (UU) a little introduction is required to explain what UU is and what it is not.
It might be best to explain what it is. It is not a Christian church. Unitarianism originated in Transylvania, but it has nothing to do with werewolves or the occult. Rather than being Trinitarian – believing in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit – it is Unitarian. The nature of that single deity is generally…Continue