“Miracle Carburetor” Myth: http://www.snopes.com/autos/business/carburetor.asp “Gas Vapor Engine” appears to be as much of a myth and impossibilty as the “Perpetual Motion Machine”. I hate trying to trust anyone anymore. I want to believe that people are good and are always honest when given the chance, but we’re animals. And some people, right out the gate, will start immediately fucking with you, trying to gain your trust, so they can turn things around on you. I’m tired of people. Tired of wanting […]
‘Rules of Life’ outlines path to predicting phenotype | NSF – National Science Foundation: https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242752 From NPR News: Once Teased For Her Love Of Bugs, 8-Year-Old Co-Authors Scientific Paper http://n.pr/2y9R9kD From NPR News: Editing Embryo DNA Yields Clues About Early Human Development http://n.pr/2y8B9j4 From NPR News: Mexico City Doomed By Its Geology To More Earthquakes http://n.pr/2yeOMgE From NPR News: Who Controls Think Tanks? Shift In Funding Highlights Changes In The Industry http://n.pr/2y4hJf5 From NPR News: Cassini’s Spectacular Legacy — And Nod To The […]
From NPR News: Hackers Accessed The Personal Data Of 143 Million People, Equifax Says http://n.pr/2j8Wgza From NPR News: Equifax Executives Sold Stock Days After Hack That Wasn’t Disclosed For A Month http://n.pr/2jblMUs Opinion: It seems there’s very little you can really do to protect your identity and personal information from theft, let alone recover from it. I’ve gotten tired of changing passeords, creating original ones and writing them down. I’ve gotten tired of changing my security questions and making my answers […]
From NPR News: FACT CHECK: Are DACA Recipients Stealing Jobs Away From Other Americans? http://n.pr/2j3aykB From NPR News: Here Are 4 Options Congress Could Take On DACA http://n.pr/2iYKkja From NPR News: 5 Questions About DACA Answered http://n.pr/2eD3Gpf ———– Opinion: DACA was necessary, due to inaction by Congress. DACA is compassionate and sensible, but it’s a band-aid. CONGRESS NEEDS TO FIX IMMIGRATION. That’s all I really have to say. Been wishing Congress would find common ground and sensible splutions to this as far […]
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Well,…. FX’ season premiere of AHS has been weirder than usual*. *(good thing) EDIT: Question: Why aren’t clown allowed to be goofy or funny anymore? (….. Really hope WizKids can some day make a HeroClix set based on Kurt Busiek’s ‘Astro City’. Could use the clown-themed hero Jack-in-the-Box….) EDIT II: “HONC”! Hilarious! EDIT III: From NPR News: Professor: 37 Historic Dictionaries Disagree With Trump’s Definition of ‘Emolument’ http://n.pr/2iPznk9
BACKSTORY: “Death Before Dishonor”: Shame & Reputation in American History BACKSTORY: “Let’s Make Up”: Reconciliation & Its Limits BACKSTORY: “Skin Deep”: Whiteness in America [EDIT: If you listen to nothing else, please listen to ‘Scene on Radio’: “Seeing White”, Part 3: http://podcast.cdsporch.org/episode-33-made-in-america-seeing-white-part-3/ Does an excellent job of showing how ‘organically’ yet deliberately the “systems of advantage” that slavery and “white supremacy” came abut and evolved, first in Colonial times, thru the American Revolution, into the American Civil War, then morphing into ‘Jim Crow’ and […]
Categories: Archiving!, Current Events & STEM/HAL/EMC • Tags: American History, Backstory Radio, Confederacy, Duels & Dueling, History/Arts/Language, Honor, Honor Killings, Legal and Illegal, Peonage, Right and Wrong, Rule of Law Perversion of the Rule of Law, Serfdom, Slavery, Systems of Advantage
Still wanting to know what this is: heroclix/products/heroclix-archive/ Will it be a “repository” of sorts, like these?: heroclix/superiorfoesofspider-man, heroclix/avengersdefenders-war, heroclix/deadpool-x-force, heroclix/uncanny-x-men, heroclix/marvel-heroclix-15th-anniversary-what-if, heroclix/marvel-heroclix-the-mighty-thor, heroclix/guardians-of-the-galaxy-v2, heroclix/thejokerswild, heroclix/dc-heroclix-wonder-woman, heroclix/dc-comics-heroclix-15th-anniversary-elseworlds, heroclix/tmnt, heroclix/tmnt-heroes-in-a-half-shell, heroclix/tmnt-shredders-return, heroclix/wizkids-heroclix-undead, heroclix/premium-maps, heroclix/clixfx ………. Or, will it become a “Units” Section or “Gallery”?
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(2017-08-30) From NPR News: Harvey’s Deadly Toll: The Victims Of Texas’ Devastating Floods http://n.pr/2vrpA9X ————— (2017-08-29) With Major Floods, It’s “When,” Not “If” For Many Cities – 1A: http://the1a.org/shows/2017-08-29/with-major-floods-its-when-not-if-for-many-cities (2017-08-29) From NPR News: Economic Impact of Harvey Could Be Felt Nationwide Before It’s Over http://n.pr/2wiopXv (2017-08-28) ‘The Goal Is Rescue’: The Massive Response To Harvey, By The Numbers http://n.pr/2vkT5d9 [OPINION (2017-08-28): Heartening to see and hear about. Prayers are with them.] (2017-08-28) What We’re Hearing In Texas: Residents Discuss Harvey’s Floods http://n.pr/2vkJ5AB (2017-08-28) Already Flooded, Houston Braces As 2 […]
(2017-08-30) From NPR News: 5 Controversial Ideas For Shoring Up Health Insurance Markets http://n.pr/2vlyuWd From NPR News (2017-08-30): FDA Approves First Gene Therapy For Leukemia http://n.pr/2vsvcAv Amazing…. ———— (Originally posted to this blog back on 2017-08-18): From NPR News: Exclusive: Inside The Lab Where Scientists Are Editing DNA In Human Embryos http://n.pr/2uGMBFf NPR’s Science Friday: Inevitable Or Accident? Tackling The Big Questions Of Evolution: https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/inevitable-or-accident-tackling-the-big-questions-of-evolution/ (Added, 2017-08-22) From NPR News: To Get Calcium, Navajos Burn Juniper Branches To Eat The Ash http://n.pr/2vMMBRs (Getting calcium […]
Marvel HeroClix: The Mighty Thor Previews Continued!: https://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/08/03/marvel-heroclix-the-mighty-thor-previews/ DESIGN INSIGHT: NEW  EQUIPMENT RULES m|HeroClix: https://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/08/07/design-insight-new-equipment-rules/ Whoa! Very cool. I wonder what the marketing “customer behavioral” angle is to selling the ‘generic’ equipment packaged inside Super-Boosters that will undoubtedly have ‘specific/named’ Colosal characters…? Anyway, cool! ———– 2017-08-04: Marvel HeroClix: The Mighty Thor Previews Begin — Hatut Zeraze! Watch this page!: https://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/08/03/marvel-heroclix-the-mighty-thor-previews/ The ‘Hatut Zeraze’! (‘Generic.’ They used to be the Wakandan Secret Police, until outlawed as a organization.) 2017-08-09: Adding to this post, […]
HeroClix Rules Update: https://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/08/25/rules-update/ HeroClix Rules Structure: https://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/08/25/heroclix-structure/ *whew* Man. Changes, changes. Shows how difficult the job is. Glad they’re upfront, transparent about it all. Well, I’d downloaded all the new rules docs on Tuesday, but hadn’t yet really dove in and read anything but the Powers & Abilities Card, and some stuff in the Rules Forum on Team Abilities, so I’m glad for early corrections.
WizKids HeroClix: Undead – Dr. Jekyll | HeroClix: https://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/08/24/wizkids-heroclix-undead-dr-jekyll/ “Wild Dial”! WizKids HeroClix: Undead – Death: https://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/08/22/wizkids-heroclix-undead-death/ WizKids HeroClix: Undead – Zombie Horde Themed Team | HeroClix: https://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/08/18/wizkids-heroclix-undead-zombie-horde-themed-team/ “ZOMBIE ABRAHAM LINCOLN” = awesome sauce. Very, weirdly cool. WizKids HeroClix: Undead – Skeletons | HeroClix: https://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/08/17/wizkids-heroclix-undead-skeletons/ 2017-08-15: WizKids HeroClix: Undead – Dr. Frankenstein and Frankenstein’s Monster | HeroClix: https://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/08/14/wizkids-heroclix-undead-dr-frankenstein-and-frankensteins-monster/ 1) LOVE these! 2) As a fan of the original novel, which i read for the first of 5 times way back in college, circa 1990, these […]
http://www.npr.org/2017/08/25/545848025/-people-helped-you-whether-you-knew-it-or-not A reminder that we can’t erase history, that we need to learn from it. Systemic, belligerent racism almost destroyed this gentleman’s life and almost deprived the nation’s veteran community a crucial asset. He, and those who supported him, fought back, non-violently, and won the Good Fight. People like him continue to change the world for the better. My view: Racism is Evil and a Sin.
WizKids’ Rules Forum: HeroClix: Team Abilities – 2017 ZOMG, they changed/tweaked quite a freaking bit! Quibbles: HATE that the Serpent Society team ability symbol has disappeared completely. HATE that are not showing the “Minions of Doom” (Marvel brand) or the “Calculator” (DC Comics brand) team ability symbols. I assume they will appear in this “Past Rules” thing they’ll be doing, but I’m fuzzy about how they’re doing it. Could have just kept the symbols, changed the definitions. Wondering why they […]
npr.org (2017/08/23/545435024): civil-rights-activist-argues-to-keep-confederate-monuments npr.org; sections: the-two-way (2017/08/22/545308125): in-reckoning-with-confederate-monuments-other-countries-could-provide-examples
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(Posted 2017-08-22): From NPR News: ‘We Are Not Nation-Building Again,’ Trump Says While Unveiling Afghanistan Strategy http://n.pr/2vXKYRb Well, we’ll have to see how this series of changes pans out. I wonder what President Trump will do if rumors that Russia has been arming the Taliban for years turns out to be true? ————- Edit (2017-08-23): Watch: Trump’s Speech On Afghanistan, Transcript And Analysis : NPR: http://www.npr.org/2017/08/21/545038935/watch-live-trump-s-address-on-afghanistan-next-steps-for-u-s-engagement Listened to analysis yesterday. Basically, boiled down to some inter-woven contradictions: we’re there long-term, because leaving […]
2017 Core Rules | HeroClix: https://wizkids.com/heroclix/gameplay/rules-format/ Glad I caught the solar eclipse yesterday, even if it was only am 80% eclipse for our area. Surprised I completely missed this posting of the 2017 HeroClix Rules, though!
Comstockery: Word of the Day from Dictionary.com http://www.dictionary.com/wordoftheday/2017/08/22 “Banned” (Censorship in America)  | BackStory with the American History Guys: http://backstoryradio.org/shows/banned-2016 (Contains story about Comstock.) You’ve Got Mail | BackStory with the American History Guys: http://backstoryradio.org/shows/youve-got-mail-a-history-of-the-post-office-rebroadcast
http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/people/about-darwin/six-things-darwin-never-said The evolution of a misquotation | Darwin Correspondence Project: http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/evolution-misquotation
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Via a politics forum I frequent daily: https://www.britannica.com/topic/The-Founding-Fathers-and-Slavery-1269536 See also: Measuring Worth – Measuring the Value of a Slave: https://www.measuringworth.com/slavery.php
Charlottesville Rally Aimed To Defend A Confederate Statue. It May Have Doomed Others http://n.pr/2vD0fGV My heart is with those who want symbols of oppression — which many Confederate monuments represent — removed from the public square, relegated to museums. Especially in light of the violent death of the peaceful protester Heather Heyer over the weekend. Excerpt from article linked above:”It’s just not right that we would continue to honor these Confederate men who fought to preserve slavery on the same ground […]
http://www.npr.org/2017/08/15/543481719/-granny-pods-help-keep-portland-affordable Multi-Generational Households seem to have been the norm throughout Human History. In the U.S., our sense of Rugged Individualism (in the sense of “making your own stake”) combined with a post-WWII manufacturing-spurred socioeconomic boom (for a substatial slice of the population, anyway) seemed to give *us* some delusions about this.