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  1. The Hospital Stay

    by , 06-26-2021 at 06:11 AM (Barmy Blue's Bland Blog)
    So I might have worried you when I mentioned stroke at the end of the previous entry. As I said then. Don't panic.
    It's a "mini stroke"/TIA/transient ischemic attack.

    So. To the beginning. Well. Actually a bit before that for further clarity. Then to this beginning.

    Last year my mum was diagnosed with a heart condition. AF/Atrial fibrillation/one valve in the heart doesn't beat in time with the rest so the rest have to work a bit harder. She didn't ...
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  2. Oh So Many Plants

    by , 06-26-2021 at 03:19 AM (Barmy Blue's Bland Blog)
    Right then. Haven't had clear access to my keyboard for a while. It seems that the last thing I wrote was my plant theft. We never recovered the plant. But clearly I'm not the only one. Going into town, so to speak, I passed a home with a lower ground floor flat (you might also know it as a basement flat perhaps, where you have to go downstairs to get to the front door from the street) with a BEAUTIFUL array of flowers in containers. Many many different flowering plants. Clearly this is a keen gardener ...
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  3. Myths of America

    by , 06-19-2021 at 09:52 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    The U.S.A. Is a land of competing myths and myths that shift over the years. The myths also vary by region and with ethnic identification. Even at the beginning, there were two completing myths about what the U.S.A. was, or should have been.

    Early on it was a matter of who one was. The merchants and thieves wanted independence, so they could run things as they wished, while the farmers, professional, and settled people people wanted set rules. But the Enlightenment was new, and many ...
  4. Parliamentary Tactics

    by , 06-02-2021 at 09:01 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Over the years, the rules of the Houses of Congress have changed for various reasons, but mostly because the rules for a group of twenty and some odd people must be different from the rules of a group of fifty or a hundred or three hundred and some odd.
    The first rules of the House limited speeches, but not much, and the original Senate rules allowed Senators to speak as long as they wanted. Those rules were adequate, because most Senators were aware that “brevity is the soul of wit.” And ...

    Updated 06-03-2021 at 07:08 AM by PeterL

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  5. Disinformation

    by , 05-19-2021 at 03:42 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I have written about the persistence of ignorance before, and I wish I had adequate data to determine the cause. I don't think that actual scientists are very likely to hold onto information that has been shown to be false, because they research their subject before they go further into it. Unfortunately, there are some people who write articles on scientific matters who do not bother with researching.

    Earlier today, I looked for articles about the “ozone hole”, because that has ...