Economics Politics Religion

Texas SBOE Destroys Education

Just got done listening to Common Sense 172. I generally agree with Dan on a lot of things. This is one time I think there’s more threat here than he’s willing to admit to. As an example, here’s a quote from show Number 8: “I’m not an intelligent design guy, I’m just an open-minded guy. …

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HealthCare Politics Status

Health Insurance, Obamacare & Republican Collectivism

Was reading Larry Elder’s column over at the Atlasphere, Republican Collectivism. In it is everything I disagree with resistance to Obamacare, in a nutshell. Not that I like Obamacare, I haven’t even read the bill. Here’s a snippet. Take this issue of those with pre-existing illnesses. Many Republicans actually support government action to prevent insurance …

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Games

WoW ‘Toons & Servers Update

This is an update for a previous post. I’m on 4 World of Warcraft servers, but I’m really only active on two. One for Horde characters, one Alliance. My Horde reside on the Terenas server. Rasmuerta – Level 80 Troll Deathknight (Mining, Blacksmithing) My ‘main’ on horde. She hates humans. A human, Arthas, made her …

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Fandom

Comments on Star Trek by the Minute

What follows is a record of my comments on and conversations with the author for Structured Dream and his posts for Star Trek by the Minute.  Star Trek by the Minute 022: Leap Without Looking R. Anthony Steele said… I always saw that scene with Scott and his nephew as Scotty’s throwing the cost of avoidable battle in …

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Humor Politics

Spring Forward? Bugger off!

It’s That Time of Year again. It’s a Conspiracy. But we have Little Choice, because it’s Good For Us; “I don’t really care how time is reckoned so long as there is some agreement about it, but I object to being told that I am saving daylight when my reason tells me that I am …

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Health

Vaping?

E-cigarettes not only supply “clean” nicotine, but also look like cigarettes–many even having an LED light at the tip. These products, which contain no tobacco, are noncombustible. While we’d certainly benefit from a review of their safety as well as their efficacy as cessation devices, you don’t need to be a heart surgeon to know …

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Health Technical

Treadmilling Computer Time

I, like most people, have never been one to exercise. Large sums of money have been spent in studies attempting to find out why this is true. Wasted is more the word for it. I don’t know why “we’re all lazy” isn’t a good enough answer. The trick, it seems, is to make exercise part …

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Fandom

Tron Legacy. Let’s hope it is.

I’ve been hearing rumors of this film for quite some time. There was an early teaser trailer out more than a year ago that left me wondering if I wanted to see the film or not. It looked promising. It still looks promising. TRON: LEGACY – Official Trailer Tron is one of my favorite films. …

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Politics

NOT Endorsing Governor Good-hair

I got an ‘alert’ in my inbox today from Empower Texans (I’m canceling that subscription, by the way) letting me know I need to vote in the primary tomorrow. I’m probably going to sit this one out, but I haven’t decided yet. I may go get my card stamped Libertarian again; but then again, I may …

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