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  1. Medicine and Poor Logic

    by , 11-19-2014 at 08:25 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    The matter of the fraud about serum cholesterol causing heart disease came up at Starbucks this morning. It was early enough that we avoided a fight (we agreed). I donít blame any particular people for making any grand conspiracy, and I consider this myth simply a side effect of many people and businesses trying to make more money. I donít begrudge anyone a living, but making money by damaging the health of millions, or even billions, of people is a bit extreme.

    There is no doubt ...

    Updated 11-28-2014 at 05:40 PM by PeterL

  2. Never can say Goodbye.

    My friends mother passed away last night.

    Akram and I have been friends since we were 14. We weren't best friends, more like classmates that kept together. We even chose the same major after highschool and continued our friendship in college.

    About 8 months ago, there was a hit and run and her mother was hurt badly in the legs. It wasn't anything serious, she was in pain but the doctors said it was because of the shock, they couldn't find anything that would indicate ...
  3. Over-Extension of Government

    by , 11-17-2014 at 10:00 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Here in the U.S.A. there are specific, written boundaries on the powers of the central government, but the constitutional limits have not been honored in observation. The extensions of the U.S. government have taken many forms, and the extension has been largely accidental or collateral damage, as the feds decided to take control of one thing it entailed other matters also. In most countries the limits of governmental authority are not as clear, but even with clear, explicit limits to its range ...
  4. a beautiful, pretty, wonderful cartoon

    Alan Watts by South Park creators (All in one in HD)

    I was originally going to post this,

    Alan Watts: A Critique of Carl Jung - Seeing Through the Game (28:34), no video

    but then I came across this (first link).. I've seen it before but loved it so much more this time, more memorably impressed by it. Hope you enjoy

    So, I usually ...

    Updated 11-16-2014 at 12:05 PM by NikolaiI

  5. Ripe for Civil Disobedience

    by , 11-14-2014 at 10:16 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I am not an agent provocateur; I am an observer and commenter. It has been some time since the U.S.A. has had major political upheaval, so, like an earthquake zone that has not had any quakes, pressure has built up. If we look at the basic causes for the pressures, we can usually see unequal treatment before the law. Unequal treatment covers a lot of ground from discriminatory taxation to granting benefits to some people that are not available to all.

    Some more specific issues ...

    Updated 11-14-2014 at 10:23 AM by PeterL