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Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 30 2012

Citizens Speak Out About Police Brutality in St. Paul

I would like to offer a standing ovation and thunderous THANK YOU to the gentleman who filmed this video. The quality is good, he calmly narrated what he was seeing, and he remained focused on the victim – Eric Hightower – despite what looks like one of the crowd control cops trying to block the …

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Aug 30 2012

The Jellyfish Tragedy

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This is a post by guest blogger Ellen Bulger, written during the cold and long winter of December 2010. Winsor Locks, CT In a rarely-seen or photographed event, thousands of hapless jellyfish on their way to spawn were stranded and frozen along the shores of the Connecticut River last week. The gelatinous creatures are not …

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Aug 29 2012

6 O’Clock BS: Gluten-Free Pizza

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Tonight I made gluten-free pizza! I used a Red Mill Mix, but it required yeast and mixing and other related baking shit, so I think it counts as fancy cooking. First, the crust: The yeast had to sit for a few minutes, then I added the eggs and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Then the …

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Aug 28 2012

6 O’Clock BS – I <3 Flash Mobs

I’d love to find myself in the middle of a flash mob someday! What a great vehicle for expression and a memorable way to show that you’ve organized people to make a statement*. Speaking of – if anyone has a link to video of the California Domestic Workers “Respect” flash mob that was supposed to …

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Aug 28 2012

Savoring Flavors: A Welcoming Toast to Atheism Plus

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This is a post by guest blogger Ellen Bulger. One of the interesting things about being an aging human is how our flavor preferences can change. Senses are dull a bit, which is a bummer. But no dark cloud is without some silver lining. With muted taste buds some previously overwhelming foods become, as Ms. …

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Aug 27 2012

6 O’Clock BS: Creative Commons is Cool

You never know where your stuff is going to show up! I received this email in my Flickr inbox recently: Hi Brianne, I love your photo of Foggy Blue Morning Dive! We used it on Adventure Awaits, a blog and storytelling site for Washington State Parks. You’ll see your photo on one of our blog …

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Aug 27 2012

Cross-Country Connections: Wildlife

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Cross-Country Connections is a Biodork weekly blog entry dedicated to telling stories in pictures of three family members – me, my sister and Mom – living in very different locations across the country. Every week we choose a different theme and then take or contribute a personal photo that fits the theme. This week’s theme …

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Aug 24 2012

6 O’Clock BS – That Came Outta There!?

It looks like this is a bit older, but if you haven’t seen it… This is a cool video of a very big stick insect hatching, unfolding from its teeny tiny egg. I just want to reach out and help him get those last bits of leg free! C’mon insect buddy – you can do it! …

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Aug 24 2012

Bible or College?

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On the drive into work today I saw an [sarcasm] AWESOME [/sarcasm] bumper sticker. Ready? A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. *sigh* This is why we can’t have nice things. Aside from this being a ridiculous premise – (Which is going to help you in the real world: …

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Aug 23 2012

Creatives not Creationists

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This is a post by guest blogger Ellen Bulger. When the lines of engagement are drawn, most everyone counts science on the side of atheism. But many theists claim art as theirs and theirs alone. Atheists, we are told, are cold, bitter, empty souls. “Look,” we are admonished, “look at all the great art that …

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