Featured Blog Posts – June 2016 Archive (108)

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

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

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

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

And now for something completely different...

And now for something completely different: Christians must apologize to gay people for marginalizing them:…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on June 26, 2016 at 4:14pm — 42 Comments

Suitcase Charlie Sale

SUITCASE CHARLIE KINDLE SALE

My Readers' Favorite Award Winning crime novel is on sale from now until the 4th of July.

The novel deals with a serial killer loose in a neighbor of Holocaust survivors and refugees in Chicago in the 1950s.

99 cents!

Cheap at half the price!

Just use the following URL

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Added by John Guzlowski on June 26, 2016 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

New Camera

       My old camera is terrible but it is small and goes with me everywhere.  Someone gave me a camera and it is very fancy but it is big and complicated.  I have avoided using it and yet I get it out and fiddle with it once in awhile.  I think I am going to start using it more.  

        Ill…

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Added by Zanelle on June 26, 2016 at 9:30am — 15 Comments

Freedonia Offers to Replace England in EU

NGORZSKL, Freedonia.  Freedonian officials are tired this morning after an all-night vigil they kept in a state of anticipation and suspense, fueled by oglitz, this land-locked European country’s bitter variation of coffee.  “It is very functional,” said Ngli Zolitwk, the nation’s first female Prime Minister, of the highly-caffeinated native drink.  “What you don’t finish can be used to strip furniture, or unclog sluggishly-flowing sinks,” she says as she stifles a yawn.

The…

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Added by Con Chapman on June 26, 2016 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

A Local Political Activist

I want to tell you about a local politician and political activist. She's been a physician for many years and, in that capacity, started to get upset about what she observed about environmental conditions' effect on health, so she got involved in local and regional environmental organizations in addition to medical organizations. She co-authored a couple of reports about environmental impact on health that are…

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Added by koshersalaami on June 26, 2016 at 7:00am — 97 Comments

Tony Robbins Hot-Coal Walk Injures Dozens

Tony Robbins Hot-Coal Walk Injures Dozens:  Dallas Fire officials report that as many as 40 people have been injured during the “walking on hot coals” segment of a Tony Robbins motivational seminar costing up to $2995, where attendees are encouraged to “turn fear into power” by…

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Added by Johnny Robish on June 25, 2016 at 8:30pm — 14 Comments

George F. Will quits Republican Party over Donald Trump

George F. Will was asked what he suggests GOP voters do regarding Trump:

"Make sure he loses. Grit their teeth for four years and win the White House."

In essence, George F. Will just reluctantly endorsed Hillary Clinton for…

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Added by koshersalaami on June 25, 2016 at 7:50pm — 34 Comments

Reason and Enlightenment v Ignorance and Stupidity

The political consequences of the dumbing down of America.



This is an element of the result of the hypocrisy of being pro-education while simultaneously being anti-intellectual.



The dichotomies, and battle lines, are plain and simple:



Evolution v Creation



Global warming & climate change v government plots and conspiracies



Gun control v the right to bear arms



Corporate hegemony and Free Market Economics v Government… Continue

Added by Ron Powell on June 25, 2016 at 6:00pm — 14 Comments

The Founders and the Constitution - A Curious Fetish

Conservatives wrap themselves in the flag and pretend for all the world that they are keepers of the flame (the flame being their version of our Constitution). 

Defense of the Constitution came up once again when the Senate voted on four different bills related to terror and gun control.  Caught by a reporter as he was leaving the…

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Added by Terry McKenna on June 25, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Scotland and the Man Who Would Be President

the Guardian

This is a photograph of Michael Forbes. He lives next to the Turnberry golf course, a Trump…

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Added by koshersalaami on June 25, 2016 at 4:38pm — 16 Comments

The Allure of Science Fiction and Thoughts on a 4D Brain.

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Although I’m not the science fiction fan that Steel Breeze appears to be, I do like science fiction and even some science fantasy literature.  Most of my reading of SFF was in the past.  There was a period of about a decade when I read all of the “Good Stuff” – Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, the collaborations of Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle – as well as many lesser known authors. 

I liked Pournelle and Niven…

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Added by Rodney Roe on June 25, 2016 at 12:00pm — 17 Comments

Blood

I got a phone call a week or two ago asking me to donate blood because they're short at the moment. I think they just left a message. Earlier this week, I got another call. They have my number because of the blood…

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Added by koshersalaami on June 24, 2016 at 9:20am — 8 Comments

NEW BLOG POSTS

Trump scandals mounting up

Posted by Dicky Neely on October 19, 2017 at 10:26pm 1 Comment

Apologists for Empire

Posted by Rodney Roe on October 19, 2017 at 1:30pm 5 Comments

For So Long?

Posted by Robert Young on October 19, 2017 at 9:30am 2 Comments

nasty

Posted by ABG 2.0 on October 19, 2017 at 8:00am 2 Comments

Gone Home to Bobcaygeon

Posted by Boanerges on October 19, 2017 at 7:28am 8 Comments

Kabuki Diversity.. DNC Style!

Posted by Safe Bet's Amy on October 19, 2017 at 6:30am 5 Comments

MURMURRATION

Posted by The Songbird on October 18, 2017 at 7:00pm 2 Comments

Sauce for the Goose-Stepper

Posted by Tom Cordle on October 18, 2017 at 4:30pm 3 Comments

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