Family Health Humor

Jumpscare

David Gerrold on Facebook All of my friends thought scaring me was funny. This has been true for as long as I can remember. Because they told me scaring people was funny, I started scaring people to see if it was funny. Weirdly enough, it was funny. It was funny when someone else other than …

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Economics OHM Politics

Continuing Tragedy in Puerto Rico? #ImpeachTrump

The catastrophe that was hurricane Irma [and hurricane Maria]’s impact on Puerto Rico has now been exacerbated by the catastrophe of American disdain for the brown-skinned, this disdain having taken the form of the sitting President of the United States. Readers of the blog will know my preferred tagline for him, but it bears repeating that …

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Podcast Television

The Day After

The August 8, 2018 episode of On The Media included a little trip down memory lane for me. On The Media, The Day After, Today, August 24, 2018 On The Media In 1983, 100 million Americans watched an ABC made-for-tv movie called The Day After, depicting the immediate fallout from a nuclear exchange between the US …

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Podcast Science

Roundup is Not the Problem

Countable A recently published study found that glyphosate “may serve as one of the drivers for antibiotic resistance,” and that it may contribute to “the proliferation of plant and animal pathogens.” Many in the scientific community say that we don’t know enough about the ecological and health effects of glyphosate, and that more research is …

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OHM Politics

Peter Strzok, Counter-Intelligence Hero

Stonekettle Apparently today was the day for the Orange Hate-Monkey (OHM) to vent his rage at Peter Strzok. It’s not that I would notice this, I don’t follow the OHM on Twitter. I see no need to follow him since the entire rest of the Twitterverse follows him and if he says anything of merit, …

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Health

Enjoy Your Vices More

Overheard in a cigar shop:Customer – “I’ve smoked cigars for years and have always inhaled. You get the full flavor that way.”Shop – “The taste buds aren’t in your lungs ya know.” Smoking is not about taste. It’s not about the taste of burning tobacco leaves in your mouth; a taste which, to the uninitiated, …

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OHM Politics

Political Contributions ARE Bribes

Countable If “money is speech” then requiring that there be no political contributions on the part of anybody is revoking their first amendment rights. Unconstitutional, just on the face of the proposal.  But the problem really is that money may be speech, but political contributions are bribes, and the contributors know this just as well …

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