From NPR News: With Climate Change, California Is Likely To See More Extreme Flooding http://n.pr/2mCJ2Yn

My 2 cents: The way we transfer, and process, water needs to be re-engineered nationwide. It’s an aspect of our infrastructure that’s fundamental, foundational to Civilization in general, intrinsically intertwined with agricultural, energy, and manufacturing industries at all levels.

IMHO.

From NPR News: Trump Aims To ‘Eliminate’ Clean Water Rule http://n.pr/2lNg5vw

IMO: Not a good idea.

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npr.org: Mildred Dresselhaus, Queen of Carbon and Nanoscience Trailblazer, Dies at 86

Advice From Patients On A Study’s Design Makes For Better Sciencehttp://n.pr/2knr3Ix

From NPR News: 71 Degrees In February: Temperatures In Boston And Buffalo Rewrite Record Book http://n.pr/2mtzBKu

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From NPR News: Should Scientists March? U.S. Researchers Still Debating Pros And Cons http://n.pr/2kCoQEk

(Being pro-science, appreciative of the impacts science, art, technology have all had on Human Civilization, i think it’s a good question.)

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Astronomers Find 7 Earth-Size Planets Around A Nearby Star http://n.pr/2kHUeGz

(Unlikely to have conditions that would support human life, if we could even get there, it’s still incredibly cool.)

Marvel HeroClix: Deadpool & X-Force – Hulkpool | HeroClix: http://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/02/21/marvel-heroclix-deadpool-x-force-hulkpool/

Marvel HeroClix: Deadpool & X-Force – Pulp Deadpool | HeroClix: http://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/02/23/marvel-heroclix-deadpool-x-force-pulp-deadpool/

CRAZY EIGHTS! Marvel HeroClix: Deadpool & X-Force – Shifting Focus | HeroClix: http://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/02/22/marvel-heroclix-deadpool-x-force-shifting-focus/

“Welcome to the Digital Plantation….”

From NPR News:

Facebook Wants Great Power, But What About Responsibility? http://n.pr/2lyMw1a

Welcome to the Digital Plantation, where Master Zuckerberg, our Munificent Dictator — and his annointed Overseers want Happily Willing Slaves for Eternal Exploitation. [/sarcasm]

I want my privacy back, and don’t know how we’ll get it. Traditionally, Business has trended towards Alpha-Autocratic types, part of the Natural Order, the Evolutionary Influence of “Survival of the Fittest”. Can only hope that Federalism and Democratic-Republican principles can hold that in check, balance and rebalance things out, promoting meaningful innovation and growth, instead of a cancerous growth of “Rent-Seekers”, and the regression that can bring to Civilization. 

DC Comics HeroClix: Superman vs. Muhammad Ali Convention Exclusive! | Wizkids

http://wizkids.com/2017/01/24/dc-comics-heroclix-superman-vs-muhammad-ali-convention-exclusive/

Okay, I managed to completely miss this announcement. Very cool design work. 

*sigh* And it looks like it’ll be hard for me to get. Nutz. But, that’s what eBay is for.

I actually have a tattered “Treasury Edition” version of the comic, bought it at a flea market back in the 1980’s. Man, what memories.

‘You Look Like Them And Sound Like Us’: Charley Pride’s Long Journey In Country Music : NPR: http://www.npr.org/2017/01/29/512024707/you-look-like-them-and-sound-like-us-charley-prides-long-journey-in-country-musi

Going Country: The Surprising Success Of Country Music – 1A: http://the1a.org/shows/2017-02-13/going-country-the-surprising-success-of-country-music

Color Lines – BackStory with the American History Guys: http://backstoryradio.org/shows/color-lines/

Marvel HeroClix: Deadpool & X-Force – Princess Python | HeroClix: http://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/02/13/marvel-heroclix-deadpool-x-force-princess-python/#iLightbox[711549f7944b1e8ff68]/0

Excellent update to a character we haven’t seen in clix since the Marvel ULTIMATES set

Marvel HeroClix: Cable & Stryfe | HeroClix: http://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/02/15/marvel-heroclix-deadpool-x-force-cable-stryfe/

UPDATES (2017-02-17):

Marvel HeroClix: Deadpool & X-Force – Orphan | HeroClix: http://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/02/16/marvel-heroclix-deadpool-x-force-orphan/

Marvel HeroClix: Deadpool & X-Force – Marrow | HeroClix: http://wizkids.com/heroclix/2017/02/17/marvel-heroclix-deadpool-x-force-marrow/