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Monthly Archive: July 2013

Jul 20 2013

Tale of Caution

As long as we’re talking about relationships, one of the things I look for these days, right off the bat in any prospective relationship, plutonic or otherwise, is a pattern of evasiveness. Can that woman answer a simple question, like ‘do you want to go out this weekend?’ Most girls can answer that, they may …

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Jul 20 2013

Say “Cheese” to Cassini

PaleBlueBlot

“From its perch in the Saturn system, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft took pictures of Earth from nearly 900 million miles (nearly 1.5 billion kilometers) today. To celebrate the first time the public has had advance notice that Earth’s portrait was being taken from interplanetary distances, scientists and engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and other Earthlings …

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Jul 19 2013

Update to why people date others who treat them bad

You remember this post, where I lamented about why a woman would date a guy who meticulously destroyed her life? I talked to her this week. She finally got the guy out of her life, but it wasn’t easy.

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Jul 19 2013

Obama speaks on Trayvon Martin case

Via my colleague Jed Lewison at Daily Kos — President Obama is speaking live now. We will update.10:43 AM PT: “Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.” President Barack Obama — @BarbinMD

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Jul 19 2013

I am living at ground zero for demon infestation

I need to get out more. Had I just strolled around Austin a bit, possibly 6th street or just north near the capital a few days ago, there would have been clear evidence of supernatural activity most foul. It was right outside my door! Testify, grifter extraordinaire Rick Wiles:

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Jul 18 2013

Like anyone needs to read this

The headline screams, minor memory lapses could be early sign of Alzheimer’s! Jebus fucking Christ, no one needs to read this. And I don’t mean no one over age 30, because we all know people over 30 if if we’re not, and we all have memory lapses. And yes, minor lapses do get worse over …

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Jul 17 2013

Earth’s gold may be much, much rarer than we think

Update — Guys I’m having all kinds of fits with WP and the edit screen all of the sudden. I don’t even know if you can see this update, I can’t — DS Carl Sagan was fond of saying gold is only made in supernova exploisons. An elegant and relevant way to bring the beauty …

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Jul 17 2013

Are we still numero uno in scientific illiteracy?

EvoNevo

With all the former tobacco shilling one time defense scientists turned global warning deniers, and a few scattered young earth creationist nuts buttressed by our friends looking for cosmic aliens in various physiological mechanisms, AKA Intelligent Design, you’d think the US still sports the most willfully ignorant subset of purportedly educated human beings in the …

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Jul 16 2013

Yet another reason not to watch The View

I’ve often preached to friends and family that, if you want to have good relationships, you must reward good behavior, or at the very least not reward the bad stuff. Admittedly it’s always easier to tell others to do this than to consistently practice it yourself, but it’s not exactly controversial either. This is common …

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Jul 15 2013

For they so love America that they want to leave it

pigfuckers

Remember all that bullshit during the run up to the Iraq War about love it or leave? A lovely holdover from the Vietnam clusterfuck, carefully designed and tested to silence anyone who points out a policy happens to be both insane and deadly on a mass scale. Not to mention an economic super-massive black-hole. Secession …

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