INTERESTING: One account for inbound funds?

https://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/comments/uqsnxy/lpt_have_two_checking_accounts/

LPT: Have two Checking Accounts

Miscellaneous

I recommend this to all my friends for it has saved me from A LOT of fraudulent activities. Open two bank accounts within the same bank. One account you can link to others to pay bills, transfer funds, etc. The other one should be set up with your Direct Deposit. The sole purpose of this account is to receive funds and send it to the other checking account for bills. Essentially think about it as one way in, one way out. Put that debit card in a safe or shred it. You’ll use this account for internal transfers only. Only put what your expenses are going to be in that account. If your card gets stolen, fine, they just stole $20. etc.

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I really like this idea.

I’m not sure if you can two free accounts but it is absolutely a great idea for inbound money.

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INTERESTING: Mother Nature always outsmarts humans

https://news.byu.edu/intellect/state-funded-byu-study-finds-elk-are-too-smart-for-their-own-good-and-the-good-of-the-state

State-funded BYU study finds elk move when hunting season starts — and it’s causing problems
By Todd Hollingshead, February 16, 2022

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Utah’s DWR was hearing that hunters weren’t finding elk during hunting season. They also heard from private landowners that elk were eating them out of house and home. So they commissioned a study. Turns out the elk were leaving public lands when hunting season started and hiding on private land.

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This is pretty funny.

It’s like elephants evolving to have shorter tusks in response to poachers.

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INTERESTING: Modern Disaster Movies

https://whatnerd.com/best-modern-disaster-movies/?utm_source=pocket_mylist

The 8 Best Modern Disaster Movies That’ll Have You on Edge
Most disaster movies have a bad rap for excessively mindless action. These modern disaster movies show that they can be incredible.
BYMATT O’NEILL
FEB 9, 2022

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Nothing thrills in quite the same way as a good disaster film, able to keep you on edge for the entire runtime as it ratchets up your anxiety and fear and tension to levels that get your palms drenched.

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I’ve only seen “The Martian”.  It was good but I wasn’t scared or really involved. 

Have to see the others on the list.

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INTERESTING: Red Plastic Can Boost Yields

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/covering-crops-in-red-plastic-can-boost-yields-up-to-37-percent/?utm_campaign=newsletters&utm_medium=weekly_mailout&utm_source=24-02-2022

Covering Crops in Red Plastic Can Boost Yields Up to 37 Percent
By  Andy Corbley – Feb 22, 202

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For centuries, humans have used greenhouses to help plants grow outside of tolerable conditions. Now, as it turns out, it might be much better if instead of greenhouses, we built redhouses.

The red spectrum of light stimulates the leaves of plants to produce more chlorophyll, and an Australian ag-startup is wielding this basic science to create thick red films to cover existing greenhouses in order to boost plant production beyond what either the sun, or greenhouses are capable of.

Luminescent-Light Emitting Agriculture Films, or “LLEAF” was founded by scientists from a partnership between the Universities of New South Wales and Western Sydney.

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I wonder if this can be done at scale?

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INTERESTING: Never underestimate “Mother Nature”!

https://www.hcn.org/issues/54.3/north-wildlife-a-new-tundra-engineered-by-beavers

A new tundra, engineered by beavers
Once nonexistent in northwest Alaska, beavers are both benefiting from and changing a warming tundra.
Kylie Mohr Feb. 17, 2022

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Selawik, about 80 miles to the east, is a beaver hotspot, too, and some are upset that the animals are blocking hunting access by boat. “Elders said to start getting rid of the beavers, but nobody listened, and now it’s overpopulated,” said Ralph Ramoth Jr. (Inupiaq), a subsistence hunter who also works for the local airport and his town’s road, water and sewer department. Lodges up to 15 feet tall make navigating sloughs to hunt moose on the periphery challenging. “You can’t even go some places now with a boat, because it’s dammed up,” Ramoth said. Sometimes he tries to chip away at beavers’ handiwork, with little success. “If you tear up part of a dam or a beaver igloo, they’ll come right back and fix it up again,” he said. “They’re just busy beavers.” 

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Nature abhors a vacuum?  Of course, the critters are going to expand and fill up any suitable range. And, there’s not a lot us humans can do. 

Aren’t we sort of like those beavers and expanding our “range” across the globe and eventurally the known universe?

Don’t some “greenies” view humans as the scourge of Mother Earth?

I’d be willing to be if that class of human parasites called Gooferment didn’t keep us down and monopolize “space travel” by force, humans would all ready be living on all the planets of “our” solar system.  And be pushing the boundaries of space exploration to the far away stars.

Watch out aliens — if there are such — I think there’s a good chance there are — we coming for you.  It’s our “manifest destiny”.

“Be fruitful and multiply is NOT just a Bible verse.  It’s in our DNA.

Ad Astra.  

As well as a bunch of other mottos — ad astra per aspera, etc. etc.  And my personal favorite — ad astra per alas porci!

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INTERESTING: “political puritans” aka “yankee” like a contemporary “Karen”

https://anchor.fm/brion-mcclanahan/episodes/Episode-246-Political-Puritans-e811ma

The Brion McClanahan Show
By The Brion McClanahan Show
The Brion McClanahan Show discusses history, politics, and society with the slogan, “Think Locally, Act Locally.”

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A Yankee is a peculiar type of American that was born and bred in New England in the 17th century but that eventually found his way into virtually every part of the United States, and like a horde of locusts, he plunders and consumes everything he deems unholy.

The Yankee is always concerned that someone, somewhere is doing something he doesn’t like and it is his goal to ensure that stops.

This originated in Puritan theology and has been secularized in the modern age. That is why I have termed the new left the “political puritans.”

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Yup, it certainly seems that no one can MYOB.  

FMPOV, I don’t want my face rubbed in whatever you’re doing.  If I don’t feel that whatever you’re doing will impact my life, I really don’t care.  And most of all I don’t want to pay for whatever you’re doing. Hence why I really don’t like politicians and bureaucrats.

I guess I’m not a “Yankee” or a “Karen”. 

Live and let live.  MYOB.  AND, most of all, blessed are the Peacemakers. 

Sigh!

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INTERESTING: Charlotte man pleads guilty to stealing $273,000 in goods while working for Amazon – WSOC TV

https://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/charlotte-man-pleads-guilty-stealing-273000-goods-while-working-amazon/NVJZ4QZU3BAPJN6TCNV5XFVOWU/?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark

Charlotte man pleads guilty to stealing $273,000 in goods while working for Amazon – WSOC TV
January 28, 2022 at 1:45 pm ESTBy WSOCTV.com News Staff

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CHARLOTTE — A former manager at an Amazon warehouse in Charlotte stole more than $273,000 in merchandise during a 15 month span, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Western District of North Carolina. On Friday, he pleaded guilty to his crime.

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So the IT system doesn’t know employee’s home addresses?

Seems like an obvious check ‘n’ balance.

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INSPIRATIONAL: Chiefs-Bills shows why NFL must change unfair overtime rule

https://nypost.com/2022/01/24/chiefs-bills-shows-why-nfl-must-change-unfair-overtime-rule/

Chiefs-Bills shows why NFL must change unfair overtime rule

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Initial thought was to disagree, like what to do? Like the colleges? Nah. Plus the games are too long as it is. But on second thought, maybe “just” for the playoffs change the rules? Open to suggestions. It is “win or go home” time!

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Well I can think of at least three “rules” that could have a “better” way:

(1)  Current rules, but both teams get to possess the ball equally.

(1a)  Bills should get a possession to score a touchdown too. And, that continues until someone “loses”.

(1b) Less preferred, the Bills are guaranteed only one possession.

(2) Even less preferred, the team, that scores a certain number first in regular play, wins.

(3) Most less preferred, the team, that scores the tying number in regular play, wins.

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INTERESTING: Why are some “invincible”?

https://nypost.com/2022/01/13/these-invincibles-want-to-know-why-theyve-never-had-covid/

These ‘invincibles’ have never had COVID — and they want to know why
By Alyson Krueger
January 13, 2022 6:34am  Updated

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As COVID cases explode across the US with 62.8 million total reported since 2020, and almost eight million since Jan. 1, 2022 — and even fully vaccinated people reporting breakthrough cases — it seems as if almost no one has been left untouched by the Sars-Cov-2 virus. But like McMullin, there are some who have failed to contract COVID during the entire pandemic, even as Omicron spreads like wildfire.

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Why aren’t we hearing more about these people — what do they eat, what shape are they in, where do they “fit” chemically?

I’ve been convinced for a long time that the “experts” don’t know squat about this.

And the Gooferment politicians and bureaucrats know even less.

One thing is for sure, I KNOW that they don’t have MY best interests at heart.

Argh!

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INTERESTING: Mama dolphin smack the leader of a human diving group?

https://www.futilitycloset.com/2021/11/23/lodging-a-complaint/

Among the most compelling anecdotes suggesting that dolphins have concepts of ‘wrong’ behavior is Thomas White’s description of how a human snorkeler observing Atlantic spotted dolphins off the Bahamas went outside the bounds of the norms of behavior expected by the dolphins of human observers at that site. The swimmer approached a calf engaged in learning to fish with its mother, a no-no in the rules of engagement between swimmers and these dolphins built up over years. When this happened, the mother then swam not to the hapless trespasser but to the leader of the group of swimmers, whom she could identify, and tail-slapped, her displeasure apparently directed at the leader who had not controlled the behavior of those being led.

— Hal Whitehead and Luke Rendell, The Cultural Lives of Whales and Dolphins, 2015

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Fascinating!

Speechless.

Nearly human?  Maybe better than human.  The was some humans act in traffic, for sure.

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INTERESTING: Who discovered the Pythagorean theorem first?

https://www.futilitycloset.com/2021/11/02/tilt-3/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FutilityCloset+%28Futility+Closet%29

Tilt

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As early as the 1st century B.C., the Chinese text Zhou Bi Suan Jing reflected the reasoning of the Pythagorean theorem, showing how to find the hypotenuse of the 3-4-5 triangle. 

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In Mathematics and the Aesthetic (2007), Nathalie Sinclair writes, “The Chinese diagram … is the same as one given by the twelfth-century Indian scholar Bhaskara, whose one-word injunction Behold! recorded his sense of awe.”

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Hey, we was taught it’s the Pythagorean formula.  But it seems that some Babylonians may have preceded the Greeks and Indians (from India).  Maybe the Chinese found it first?

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INTERESTING: Are humans like these Deer In The Czech Republic Have Migration Patterns Guided By Memories Of?

https://www.mindbounce.com/trivia/deer-in-the-czech-republic-have-migration-patterns-guided-by-memories-of/

TRIVIA
Deer In The Czech Republic Have Migration Patterns Guided By Memories Of?
Fault Lines
Medieval Trade Routes
The Iron Curtain
Abandoned Logging Roads
Cuchulainn/Wikimedia

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Answer: The Iron Curtain

Researchers tracking the movement of red deer in the Czech Republic discovered something rather curious. Despite the physical ability to travel freely wherever they wished, the deer’s travel routes never crossed the border between the Czech Republic and Germany.

The deer have no political motivation in avoiding international travel, but instead are obeying what amounts to a set of rules passed down, generationally, from doe to fawn. During the Cold War, the entire border between the Czech Republic and West Germany was fenced off with parallel electrified fences and patrolled by armed guards. Crossing the border was a death sentence for the deer and they learned to avoid the entire length of it.

Young red deer spend roughly a year with their mother after birth and it turns out that red deer mothers have, for generations now, been teaching their young to avoid the border. At this point, they could easily cross the border without worry, but the habit is ingrained and although the deer can’t communicate why the area is dangerous to each other, they learn by behavior and avoid it for the rest of their lives—passing the border avoidance on to their offspring.

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Rule of thumb

How many ingrained habits do we humans have?  Lessons aka “rules of thumb” called, in fancy language heuristics, can lead us astray when they no longer apply (i.e., the universe change making them erroneous, obsolete, or if we are lucky just a quaint oddity. We get them from our ancestors or other human beings.

A heuristic is a mental shortcut that allows an individual to make a decision, pass judgment, or solve a problem quickly and with minimal mental effort. While heuristics can reduce the burden of decision-making and free up limited cognitive resources, they can also be costly when they lead individuals to miss critical information or act on unjust biases.

Sometimes, it can be quaint when one of those “rules” is observed in the real world that just makes no sense (i.e., “the man should walk on the left side of a woman” so should he need to draw his sword she’d be safe).  But other times, to just dangerous to ignore (i.e., the safe following distance when driving).

In any event, this story reminds me about how they train elephants to be bound by a thin leg rope.  The elephant is conditioned that they can not escape.

How many limiting beliefs do we have?

How many do I have?

What can’t be seen?

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INTERESTING: Donate Your Body to Science

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/557341/donating-your-body-science?utm_source=pocket_mylist

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Donating Your Body to Science
BY EMILY PETSKO — MAY 31, 2019

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“I’d much rather be used for medical research than be buried,” Poulakos, 64, tells Mental Floss. “We’re not going to be using our bodies anymore anyway, so they might as well use it for whatever they need.”

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These deceased donors help to save lives. Medical students dissect cadavers to learn about anatomy. Researchers use them to study diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Surgeons use corpses to refine new procedures like face transplants. And cadavers have even aided the advancement of surgical robots.

Yet corpses can be hard to come by: An estimated 20,000 Americans donate their bodies to science each year, which equates to less than 1 percent of the 2.7 million Americans who die annually. Put simply, the demand is far greater than the supply.

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I feel the same way.  I’ve instructed my primary survivor (i.e., POS, HAP, AD) when she pulls the plug to do this but she thinks it “gross”. I hope she will.

It seems such a waste to bury spare parts.  And, if it can’t be used for parts, at least let the med students practice.

If I can’t do anything else right for humanity, I can do this.

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INTERESTING: Here’s a crazy behavior

r/todayilearned 
•Posted byu/YourOwnBiggestFan 
15 hours ago
 

TIL of William Lyttle, the “Mole Man of Hackney”, who spent around 40 years digging a network of tunnels up to 59 feet (18 m) long beneath his home. When the authorities discovered the extent of his burrowing, he was rehoused on the top floor of a high-rise to prevent digging.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W…

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That’s strange behavior!

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INTERESTING: Merck, the company that invented ivermectin, doesn’t want an off-patent drug

https://anti-empire.com/indication-ivermectin-drastically-reduces-deaths-keeps-trickling-in-from-the-third-world-too-bad-its-a-cheap-generic/

Indication Ivermectin Drastically Reduces Deaths Keeps Trickling in From the Third World. Too Bad It’s a Cheap Generic
Would rain on the virus cult parade
Dr. Sebastian Rushworth

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Back in January I wrote an article about four randomized controlled trials of ivermectin as a treatment for covid-19 that had at that time released their results to the public. Each of those four trials had promising results, but each was also too small individually to show any meaningful impact on the hard outcomes we really care about, like death. When I meta-analyzed them together however, the results suddenly appeared very impressive. Here’s what that meta-analysis looked like:

It showed a massive 78% reduction in mortality in patients treated with covid-19. Mortality is the hardest of hard end points, which means it’s the hardest for researchers to manipulate and therefore the least open to bias. Either someone’s dead, or they’re alive. End of story.

You would have thought that this strong overall signal of benefit in the midst of a pandemic would have mobilized the powers that be to arrange multiple large randomized trials to confirm these results as quickly as possible, and that the major medical journals would be falling over each other to be the first to publish these studies.

That hasn’t happened.

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I understand why pharmaceutical companies don’t like ivermectin. It’s a cheap generic drug.

Even Merck, the company that invented ivermectin, is doing it’s best to destroy the drug’s reputation at the moment. This can only be explained by the fact that Merck is currently developing two expensive new covid drugs, and doesn’t want an off-patent drug, which it can no longer make any profit from, competing with them.

The only reason I can think to understand why the broader medical establishment, however, is still so anti-ivermectin is that these studies have all been done outside the rich west. Apparently doctors and scientists outside North America and Western Europe can’t be trusted, unless they’re saying things that are in line with our pre-conceived notions.

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Follow the money!

Just like DJT45 said!

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INTERESTING: New Zealand trying to eradicate hedgehog ‘killing machines’

https://nypost.com/2021/05/08/new-zealand-trying-to-eradicate-hedgehog-killing-machines/

New Zealand trying to eradicate hedgehog ‘killing machines’
By Paula Froelich

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New Zealand is now trying to eradicate the animals by 2050, by way of trapping, hunting, and poisoning them — a plan that is despised by some locals due to the “cuteness” of the animals.

Foster told the Guardian there is “a bit of a psychological barrier” when it comes to hedgehog eradication. “It has been proposed to ship them all back to the UK. European hedgehogs aren’t doing so well in Europe. Still in good numbers, but they are declining.”

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Not that easy to undo the mistakes of the past?

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INTERESTING: “Pickup Trucks” are a metaphor for liberty

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-11/the-dangerous-rise-of-the-supersized-pickup-truck

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• What Happened to Pickup Trucks? Why have pickup trucks morphed into such huge, angry, and dangerous presences? Traffic safety experts, commentators on U.S. automotive culture, and social scientists have suggested a range of forces behind truck bloat. As U.S. drivers buy more full-size and heavy-duty pickups, these vehicles have transformed from no-frills workhorses into angry giants. They are more than just a polarizing consumer choice: Large pickups and SUVs are notably more lethal to other road users, and their conquest of U.S. roads has been accompanied by a spike in fatalities among pedestrians and bicyclists. (CityLab)

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The Gooferment made cars into toys (i.e., all the same and no power to get out of their own way).

And pickup trucks are “macho” or at least an anti-Gooferment statement.

Eventually it will become a “bone of contention”.

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INTERESTING: Funny how some things leak; and some things don’t

FROM TWITTER

Sharyl Attkisson 
@SharylAttkisson
·
Mar 15
 
There seemed to be no dispute over the claim that Epstein videotaped, for blackmail purposes, his famous clients. More than a year and a half after his death, where are the tapes?

Funny how some things leak; and some things don’t.

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I’m still waiting for an in-depth investigation of the whole débâcle!

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INTERESTING: The City of Minneapolis settlement may have just denied Fair trial

https://redstate.com/shipwreckedcrew/2021/03/13/payout-of-27-million-to-family-of-george-floyd-could-derail-criminal-case-against-officer-derek-chauvin-n342875

Payout of $27 Million to Family of George Floyd Could Derail Criminal Case Against Officer Derek Chauvin
By Shipwreckedcrew | Mar 13, 2021 3:30 PM ET

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The injection into this process of a new factual wrinkle that the City of Minneapolis has decided to pay $27 million to George Floyd’s family in connection with what Derek Chauvin is accused to have done, only makes it more likely — in my view — that the final outcome will be that Chauvin cannot receive his Constitutionally mandated “fair trial” in Hennepin County.

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Interesting reading.

Given how racial tensions are heightened, this settlement may have just guaranteed that there will be riots.

Sad to say, there will be no peace if it’s perceived as no justice.

What a mess.

But what do you expect when politicians and bureaucrats are involved.

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INTERESTING: Radioactive dust returns to France?

https://www.euronews.com/amp/2021/03/01/irony-as-saharan-dust-returns-radiation-from-french-nuclear-tests-in-the-1960s?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&__twitter_impression=true

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Dust from the Sahara Desert blown north by strong seasonal winds to France did not only bring stunning light and sunsets – it also carried abnormal levels of radiation.

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No idea if this is true or not!

But if it is, then it’s a great lesson in Karma or Unintended Consequences?

Wonder what the health consequences are?

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INTERESTING: Do your own demonstration

Think masks are a good policy?

I was standing outside the daycare the other morning. It was cold. I was wearing my mask as they require. Standing close to the door to let them know we were there, I notice the door fogging up from my breath.

So if Covid spreads by your breath’s droplets, then masks don’t stop anything.

As @tomwoods says, masks are a religion.

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INTERESTING: “Unwritten Rules”! What are they?

https://reason.com/2020/10/04/unassailable-ideas-how-unwritten-rules-and-social-media-shape-discourse-in-american-higher-education/

FREE SPEECH

“Unassailable Ideas: How Unwritten Rules and Social Media Shape Discourse in American Higher Education”
Profs. Ilana Redstone and John Villasenor are guest-blogging this week about their new book.
EUGENE VOLOKH |THE VOLOKH CONSPIRACY | 10.4.2020 12:40 PM

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Redstone and Villasenor further identify and explain how three well-intentioned unwritten rules regarding identity define the current campus climate. They present myriad case studies illustrating the resulting impact on education, knowledge creation-and, increasingly the world beyond campus. They also provide a set of recommendations to build a new campus climate that would be more tolerant toward diverse perspectives and open inquiry.

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“multiculturalism, discrimination, and identity”

Isn’t “multiculturalism” merely a Gooferment fiction?  When I grew up I was “watched” by a variety of “family” members (i.e., neighbors) who were Irish, Italian, Jewish, Puerto Rican, and Black.  By Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Atheists, and Pagans.  By old and young.  And it just seemed normal.  Neighbors looking out for neighbors. “I know who you are and I know your Mother” were a frequent refrain. 

Isn’t discrimination an important skill?  One must discriminate between good and evil people.  Between things that are toxic and not.  Of course, we learned that “you can’t judge a book by its cover” applied to everyone and everything.

Isn’t “identity” another tool that Gooferment, politicians, and bureaucrats use to divide humanity into factions that they can pit against one another.  Life is NOT a zero sum game.  Don’t argue about dividing a fixed pie when together we can make the pie bigger.

Can’t wait to read this book and see if we align.

Argh!

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INTERESTING: Does Disney deceive the consumer?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aladdin_(franchise)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aladdin_(1992_Disney_film)

Alexa “Play Aladdin Soundtrack”

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This cause a lot of angst.  Daniel, to whom I’m “pop pop”, watch the original aladdin movie in the car.  As usual, he became enamored of the movie and wanted to hear the music out of the car.

No problem!

I fired up Alexa and ask for “Play Aladdin Soundtrack” and got Will Smith signing?

WTH!

No amount of rephrasing could get the sound that Daniel wanted.

It was until I was in Best Buy today that I found two DIFFERENT Aladin’s — both with the “original cast recording”.

Argh!

Disney cheats.

Maybe it’s a little thing, but I always trusted Disney and they let me down.

So sad!

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INTERESTING: Thirsty squirrel BEGS child for water – and finishes off the bottle | Daily Mail Online

A parched squirrel polished off a bottle of water in one long gulp. In astonishing footage, the squirrel runs after a child and stands on its hind legs, stretching out its front paws to beg for the bottle.

Source: Thirsty squirrel BEGS child for water – and finishes off the bottle | Daily Mail Online

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A parched squirrel polished off a bottle of water in one long gulp. In astonishing footage, the squirrel runs after a child and stands on its hind legs, stretching out its front paws to beg for the bottle. It is not clear where the video was captured but the people in it sound American. One viewer on social media said of urban squirrels: ‘It only takes one person to offer them water from a bottle for them to know what a water bottle is.’

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I know that they are just “rats”, but the intelligent adaption is fascinating.

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INTERESTING: Is Political Change Coming To China?

Authored by Yuen Yuen Ang via Project Syndicate, In contemporary China, profound political transformation can – and has – taken place in the absence of regime change or Western-style democratization. The starkest example is the period of “reform and opening” that began in 1978 under Deng Xiaoping’s charge.

Source: Is Political Change Coming To China?

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Can China survive?  The USSR was too big.  Probably the USA is too.

I don’t know enough to predict, but it certainly seems possible.

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