June 2016 Blog Posts (352)

How about a side of clickbait?

So would someone tell me when posts by a bunch of nobodies on the Twitter or Facebook accounts of well-known individuals became newsworthy?



I’m not talking about the posts by the actual public figure, but the posts made in response to them.…
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Added by Joseph Price on June 29, 2016 at 7:00am — 7 Comments

Reviews Of A League of Ordinary Gentlemen, When Jews Were Funny, 180 Degrees South, Happy People: A Year in the Taiga, and Chariots Of The Gods

  I recently watched five documentaries online, and all of them were on people who were odd or who led odd lives, of one sort or another. They were A League of Ordinary Gentlemen, When Jews Were Funny, 180 Degrees South, Happy People: A Year in the Taiga, and Chariots Of The Gods.

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  The first film was a documentary on the fall of pro bowling from the American landscape and the vain attempts to resurrect it. The film is A…

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Added by Dan Schneider on June 29, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Guest Post: Re Justice Sotomayor to Colleagues: "You haven't lived it and you don't get it."

The Supreme Court’s ‘Wise Latina’ Notches Her First Key Victory

 JUN 28, 2016 9:00 AM

CREDIT: AP PHOTO/PATRICK…

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Added by Ron Powell on June 29, 2016 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

In case you missed it: Samantha Bee On Brexit



Added by Ron Powell on June 29, 2016 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

As Women Grunt at Tennis, Men Try Armpit Farts

WIMBLEDON, England. When it began with Monica Seles, it seemed innocuous, or merely annoying. But now, say old school tennis champs including Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert, the practice of grunting by women’s tennis players when they hit a shot has become a technique to rattle an opponent, a violation of the sport’s high standards of etiquette.…

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Added by Con Chapman on June 29, 2016 at 4:50am — 3 Comments

Snowfall Covers a Quarter of Earth’s Surface

Snowfall Covers a Quarter of Earth’s Surface:  Scientists say that at any given time, snow covers approximately one quarter of the surface of the earth.  Yea, and the other three-fourths are covered with Starbucks cafes.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on June 28, 2016 at 9:51pm — 5 Comments

I Still Hate Neil Irwin, Part the Fifth

As time goes by, Irwin gets ever closer to the obvious truth: income and wealth concentration aided and abetted by the tech asymptote is the cause of diminished economic growth. Today, he has another go at it.



Remember back in December when the Federal Reserve raised interest rates? That day, 10-year Treasury bonds were yielding 2.3…
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Added by Robert Young on June 28, 2016 at 7:54pm — 2 Comments

Benghazi, the $7 Million Dollar Fiasco

The fiasco is the final report from the Republican member of the committee.  If the word whitewash had an opposite, this report would be characterize by that word.

An 800 page report was produced by the majority party.  Considering their malign intention, the former Secretary of State and the president come off barely touched.  

This is the heart of what the committee said:   “The assets ultimately deployed by the Defense Department in response…

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Added by Terry McKenna on June 28, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

My Doctor's Response to Research on the Value of Dexa Scans

My doctor’s response to information on the lack of value for dexa scans is a model for good medicine.

I sent her these three links to studies of bone fractures and bone density:

http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJM199503233321202 bone brittleness in white women

http://press.endocrine.org/doi/full/10.1210/jc.2004-1568 bone…

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Added by Lois Wickstrom on June 28, 2016 at 11:25am — 19 Comments

Scotland: Grow Up!

Scotland Needs To Grow Up

I love Scotland and the Scottish people. They’re the most tolerant drivers one could ever wish for, never honking behind an alien motorist unaccustomed to the steep hills of Edinburgh. The Scottish landscape is gorgeous and the lakes, with or without the Monster, truly beautiful.

Although I consider American-born Bourbon a superior beverage, Scotch clearly has its followers. They also can’t help it if they’re rarely good looking, if…

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Added by Gordon Osmond on June 28, 2016 at 11:01am — 1 Comment

1 Sentence: Idealism, Politics, Political-Economy, & Hopeless Candidacies

Idealism is about...Ideas; politics is the art of getting elected; political-economy is the mechanism of effecting ideals in the lives of people and If you can never achieve the second, or the spell out the third, even for the most modest post, the first is, in terms of benefit to people, next-to-meaningless.

Added by Jonathan Wolfman on June 28, 2016 at 9:59am — 15 Comments

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Added by Zanelle on June 28, 2016 at 7:39am — 6 Comments

Squished

 

I can pretty much be minding my own business anywhere when odd things seem to happen to me without warning.

Last weekend was a case in point. I attended a CD release party. The band members are friends, top flight area bluesmen I have played with on occasion. The guest was…

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Added by alsoknownas on June 28, 2016 at 7:00am — 28 Comments

"Clear-Eyed Soul" Finds Fans Among Jaded, Jilted Listeners

BOSTON.  It’s 2 a.m. on a Monday morning, but Jason Evritz is hard at work at Permanent Records, where the early morning hour translates into less expensive studio time for his new album.  “I’ll sleep in,” he says, his face a mixture of elation and fatigue.  “I’m too pumped to go to bed now anyway.”

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“Let’s take it from the top–a little less emotion this time.”

 

Evritz is one of…

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Added by Con Chapman on June 28, 2016 at 4:39am — No Comments

In case you missed it: Jesse Williams Accepts BET Award with an Award Winning Speech

Jesse Williams accepted the BET Humanitarian Award with an extremely powerful award winning speech:



Link to video of full speech.:…

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Added by Ron Powell on June 28, 2016 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

Does Warren Top The Short List For VP?

I certainly hope so...

Added by Ron Powell on June 27, 2016 at 11:01pm — 6 Comments

Sarah Palin Claims Brexit Vote Fights New World Order

Sarah Palin Claims Brexit Vote Fights New World Order:  In a recent Facebook post, Sarah Palin joined Donald Trump in congratulating the United Kingdom for quitting the EU and their secret apocalyptic globalist agenda.  No surprise there, Palin would endorse quitting anything.  Palin went on to add that as far as she’s concerned, Brexit is probably the most important meal of the day.  Personally, I’ve always lived my life believing that if I…

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Added by Johnny Robish on June 27, 2016 at 8:45pm — 5 Comments

On the Matter of Health Care v Health Care Coverage

The post was originally a comment inspired by Myriad's latest post  entitled, UNREMARKABLE:

Is there an MRI, EKG, ABC, CBS, NBC,  NFL,  NBA,  MLB,  RNC, or DNC that will come back with the simple diagnosis that you're getting old?



Can any of these even detect the effects of aging? And, if so, what of it?



What prescription, therapy, or surgery can effectively bring a halt to, or alter, the aging process?



Sooner or later we're outta here. 



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Added by Ron Powell on June 27, 2016 at 3:30pm — 23 Comments

Our Hidden Biases and How they are a Danger to Us, Individually and as a Group.

Our Individual Blind Spots

Greenwald and Banaji

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Added by Rodney Roe on June 27, 2016 at 2:00pm — 21 Comments

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