June 2016 Blog Posts (357)

Study Finds Pornography Leads to Memory Loss

Study Finds Pornography Leads to Memory Loss:  A new study out of Germany is claiming that pornography often leads to memory loss.  Researchers say they reached that conclusion after data showed that way too many people seem to be forgetting passwords to porn sites. …

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Added by Johnny Robish on June 30, 2016 at 6:29pm — 6 Comments

Why Trump Must Lose by a Landslide Margin



Hillary, and her supporters, should take nothing for granted.



There are no guarantees in prime time,  high stakes, electoral politics.



They underestimated Obama. She should not make that mistake again. 



This is not as much about taking the measure of Trump, as it is about understanding how truly deep the vein of racism and bigotry runs through the population of this country.



With all of the gaffs, insults, lies, misstatements,…

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Added by Ron Powell on June 30, 2016 at 3:00pm — 9 Comments

Campaign Contributions, Benghazi, and Trump's Choices

Why I’m not contributing to national political campaigns so far this year.

Trump says he doesn’t need the money and that his solicitations are to benefit the RNC and locals. I don’t think the RNC has performed particularly well of late, and I don’t know very much about the locals.

McCain had my financial support and did very little with it. So, no good money after bad for him from me.

Gingrich, Giuliani and Christie, fine candidates each, aren’t  yet running or asking,…

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Added by Gordon Osmond on June 30, 2016 at 2:24pm — 8 Comments

Nay nay neighbors

A policeman came around the other day, spoke to K&R, the couple who were doing some yard work for me. “Seen any crackers [sic] there?” he asked, indicating the green house adjacent to the end of our yard.

“If you do, let us know,” he said. The house is presently standing empty. One of those spooky…

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Added by Myriad on June 30, 2016 at 1:36pm — 15 Comments

PERFECT LOVE CASTS OUT ALL FEAR

A poem from one of my latest projects: "Fallitur Malicia: Versifications Of God's…

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Added by Valerie Lynn Stephens on June 30, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

A Book Reviewer's Dilemma

A New Book-Reviewing Experience

At least for me.

I recently agreed to review a book because it dealt with a current and important matter. It was also authored by one with a long and distinguished career in his chosen field. The book was up on Amazon, was published for real, and was being promoted by a well known publicity outfit. I approached the project with enthusiasm and the high hope of rendering a favorable review.

I don’t believe any of my own…

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Added by Gordon Osmond on June 30, 2016 at 1:08pm — No Comments

ad nauseum (buying and selling a house)

so the agent for our buy sends a message this am:

Good Morning - 

I got an email about the appraisal. I don't know what they are talking about relative to a plumbing issue. Can you forward me a copy of the appraisal?

you should know we are to the wire now - both houses closing in less than a…

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Added by Foolish Monkey on June 30, 2016 at 12:00pm — 16 Comments

Tales of J: a summer camp doctor describes an encounter with J

It's summer. My wife was recently notified by e-mail that Camp has started. Camp means Camp Jabberwocky, on Martha's Vineyard, the first cerebral palsy camp in the United States, where J spent a few weeks of most of his summers. I've written about Camp before. It's donation supported, so don't make assumptions about wealth given the camp's location. …

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Added by koshersalaami on June 30, 2016 at 8:30am — 22 Comments

Making Graphs for Blogposts

Have you ever wanted to create a graph and insert it into a blog you are posting?  Maybe not, but if you have I have worked out a way to do it.

I used Excel to create the graph.  I chose something that I knew so that I would know whether the visual fit the data I entered.  If you have Excel here is what I…

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Added by Rodney Roe on June 30, 2016 at 8:29am — 8 Comments

Presidential Running Mates

Running “Mates”

Let’s have a look at the mates, both natural and political, attached to today’s presidential occupant and potentials.

Michelle Obama reportedly wore a $1750. dress at a function in a seriously impoverished country. I have no problem with this. Any amount spent to address MO’s south-of-the-border figure issues is money well spent. But why must my email inbox contain daily dietary advice from Oprah Winfrey, a notorious fatty? And while we’re on that…

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Added by Gordon Osmond on June 30, 2016 at 7:56am — No Comments

Lost in the Void

Well the mosaic mural behind the bathtub is done except for the hazy area in the void.  When i realized I wouldnt have enough grout to finish the middle of the void I was mad.  But I realized that having it right there in the middle was ok.   Maybe I would put white grout in there and call it mist.  I…

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Added by Zanelle on June 30, 2016 at 6:07am — 12 Comments

Boring Our Children to Safety

“They’re at it again,” my wife said with concern.

I looked up and…

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Added by Con Chapman on June 30, 2016 at 5:23am — 3 Comments

Dewey Defeats Truman!: The Election of 1948

(This post was inspired by  my comment on Koshersalaami's Latest post: My worry about Nate Silver's election prediction )

The Election of 1948…

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Added by Ron Powell on June 30, 2016 at 4:30am — 19 Comments

Mountain Mirrors Allow Small Norway Town to See Winter Sunshine

Mountain Mirrors Allow Small Norway Town to See Winter Sunshine:  Because its tucked in between steep mountains, the town of Rjukan, Norway is normally completely shrouded in shadow six months a year.  Now, thanks to three 183-square-foot mirrors placed on a nearby mountain, rays from the winter sun are being reflected for the first time on the city’s market square.  After the instrument was completed, designers admitted they had no idea where to put it,…

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Added by Johnny Robish on June 29, 2016 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

Love, Lust and Adjusting To Not Being A Young Babe Anymore

Cameron Diaz in a recent interview in a woman's magazine:

Do you believe in "dressing your age"?…

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Added by Dalriadane on June 29, 2016 at 6:14pm — 23 Comments

An Update, if you're interested

I just purchased the Supreme Toning Tower. It has good reviews on Amazon and was about the price of a year at the gym without the travel and the locker rooms, so I'm giving it a go. It will be here Friday. This summer is…

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Added by Phyllis on June 29, 2016 at 2:52pm — 25 Comments

My worry about Nate Silver's election prediction

In today's news, Nate Silver, eminent and historically accurate election prognosticator, says the current odds in the Presidential election are 79% Hillary, 20% Trump, with recent trends favoring Hillary. In other words, at the moment her lead is likely to grow. Those of us who are not Hillary haters might consider that good news, but I think it contains a risk.



What I'm worried about is the Republican convention. Trump earned his delegates, and disenfranchising the plurality of… Continue

Added by koshersalaami on June 29, 2016 at 1:49pm — 34 Comments

The House Democrats’ sit-in (or, when nonviolence is violence)

When Georgia Representative and civil rights movement veteran John Lewis likened the extraordinary sit-in staged last week by House Democrats (a sit-in he lead) to the historic 1965 civil rights marches in Selma, Alabama – “We crossed one bridge,” Lewis stated, “but we have other bridges to cross” — he invited us all to see the Democrats’ sit-in as nonviolent direct action in the tradition of the civil rights movement and as an expression of the movement’s highest ideals.



Just as…

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Added by SeventhSister on June 29, 2016 at 11:00am — 23 Comments

My Palms

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Added by Zanelle on June 29, 2016 at 8:56am — 10 Comments

I Remember My First Time

I remember my first time. Most people do.

In fact it was only yesterday when I published my new post for the first time, but for the life of me I cannot figure out when the best time or day is to publish here. Some days they soar and other times they get lost in the feed. 

If this is Deja Vu for…

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Added by alsoknownas on June 29, 2016 at 8:30am — 14 Comments

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