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Monthly Archive: January 2013

Jan 30 2013

What really saved my life

I’ve been asked to jot down a post about my heart attack for February, heart health month. For patients, docs and emergency responders can read this post, written when I was actually having a full blown, massive myocardial infarction. Below is a rough draft, a work in progress, it was written quickly and clearly needs …

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Jan 30 2013

Yesterday

Yesterday was a very weird day. No sooner had I reconnected with an old friend than another old friend I see all the time died unexpectedly leaving all of us who knew him in complete shock. I’m afraid to open up the Internet or turn on any channel beyond the cartoon network this morning.

Jan 28 2013

Giant squid debuts in video

Actual giant squid shot is near the end and it’s just a few moments, but it’s decent and authorized via Discovery Channel. And here’s some background on the evolution and history of the last great sea monster.

Jan 28 2013

Pristine samples from under-ice lake hit paydirt

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Scientists successfully retrieved the first samples from a buried lake in Antarctica today. Initial reports are there’s already some fossil gold in hand:

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Jan 28 2013

The Village on the Beltway

Unlike most of my progressive digital riff-raff buddies, I generally give the Beltway media a pass. Yes the news celebrity centered part of it can be annoying or worse, but the bulk of “the beltway media” is gum shoe reporters and editors busting their asses for dwindling market share and job security. Nevertheless, now and …

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Jan 27 2013

Religion: A question of comfort?

I had breakfast with an old friend yesterday whose father died recently. The tragedy, the brutality, of the experience was all too clear on her face and in her voice. I wouldn’t call her super religious, but she’s definitely found some comfort in prayer and counseling with religious authorities. There’s no way I’d go an …

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Jan 25 2013

Another idiot totally misses the point of the ‘war on women’

  The thing about multi-billionaires is they are1) unelectable and 2) more powerful than a modest sized country. That’s a bad combination already, assuming one appreciates democracy anyway. But Santorum financier zillionaire Foster Friess adds another concern: there’s just too many toadies willing to adore their invisible robes, they have no way to know when …

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Jan 25 2013

Live long and smell good

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A company that makes mens’ colognes and body sprays is offering 22 lucky customers a chance to earn their astronaut wings:

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Jan 24 2013

Senator Paul, you are no Barack Obama

Republicans finally got their show trial with Hillary Clinton on Wednesday. It’s more than a day late and a dollar short, most of us have forgotten how the crazy spiel even went. If memory serves, democrats, led by evil mastermind Barack Hussein Obama, covered up the possibility of Al Qaeda linked terrorists behind the attack …

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Jan 23 2013

Catholic Church finally reverses position on definition of human life

Finally, the Catholic Church gets it. They used to say every sperm is sacred, every ovum a saint. But now, finally, they are coming around, even filing legally binding statements that embryos aren’t people. Ah, but you know there’s a catch, donchya?

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