Monthly Archives: April 2012

Links 4/30/12

Links for you. Science: Physicists see solution to critical barrier to fusion From First Cold To Grave: How Two-Month-Old Brady Died Of Pertussis Science & self-promotion Urban Buzz: A New Bee That Sips Sweat Don’t Just Sit There Other: The … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King on Planned Parenthood

One of the most idiotic tropes from the theocratic right is how they claim that they are following in the footsteps of the civil rights movement. Well, here’s what Martin Luther King had to say about family planning, contraception, and … Continue reading

Posted in Blastocyst Liberation, Conservatives, Public Health

Bruni Gets the College Problem Completely Backwards

Well, not entirely backwards, since he’s sympathetic to college graduates who can’t find jobs. This, of course, might have something to do with a political establishment that tolerates greater than eight percent U3 (‘strict’) unemployment. But I digress. In his … Continue reading

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Links 4/29/12

Links for you. Science: Americans hate math and this newspaper article sort of provides some mathematical support. Hospital Networks and the Dispersal of Hospital-Acquired Pathogens by Patient Transfer Great patient advocacy against HAIs Here’s hoping molecular classification/systematics of cultured & … Continue reading

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Petals Down

The last few days have been rough for the cherry trees: (Marlborough Street)

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Social Security, Healthcare, and the Fallacy of Consumer ‘Choice’

And note, outside of voting, no one ever uses the phrase ‘citizen choice’, do they? But I digress. I recently had to go the hospital for a routine exam, which always involves lots of sitting in waiting rooms. While my … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, Economics, Social Security | 2 Comments

Links 4/28/12

Links for you. Science: If Harvard Can’t Afford Academic Journal Subscriptions, Maybe It’s Time for an Open Access Model ‘Bird of prey twice swooped on my handbag dog and tried to snatch it in Berkshire park,’ claims model (more of … Continue reading

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The Politics of Ni Shagu Nazad!

No, that’s not an obscure Tolkien reference. It’s Russian and means ‘Not one step back’ (Comrades!!!). It was the slogan invented by Stalin to inspire hope in the Soviet army as the Nazis rolled over them. Which brings us to … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Democrats, Fucking Morons

Links 4/27/12

Links for you. Science: Your ability to imagine a number line may not be hardwired after all In the oceans, aliens lie hidden and waiting White House Promotes a Bioeconomy (report here) The Use of Antibiotics in Shrimp Farming Comparison … Continue reading

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GOP Rep. Paul Ryan Turns His Back on Ayn Rand

My, what a difference a little criticism by religious, but not wackaloonitarian, people makes. Republican Rep. Paul Ryan in 2003: “I give out ‘Atlas Shrugged’ as Christmas presents, and I make all my interns read it. Well… I try to … Continue reading

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