Monthly Archives: November 2014

Adventures in House Painting

Observed on 11th Street, between T and U, U Street Corridor, D.C.:

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Does the Washington Post Hire College Graduates?

If so, standards are slipping. Consider this from a Washington Post editorial (boldface mine): The legal or constitutional case for each is different, but the rationales overlap: Congress is broken, so Mr. Obama must act. Two-thirds of Americans did not … Continue reading

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Links 11/26/14

Links for you. Science: Sweet Peach Founder Speaks: Those Startup Dudes Were Wrong About My Company. Speaking for herself now, the ‘ultrafeminist’ 20-year-old founder explains what her controversial product for women really does (are there any tech VC dudes who … Continue reading

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Connecting Two Stories

It’s hard to believe that police departments which have a predilection for shooting unarmed black men will prosecute campus (or ‘regular’) rape effectively. Incompetence, bias, and prejudice are usually not contained phenomena. Have a nice day.

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The Kids Are Alright

While I’m always leery of the supposed wisdom of children (kids can be real dicks), these D.C. students seem to have their heads screwed on right when it comes to the shortcomings of the D.C. educational system (boldface mine): A … Continue reading

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Links 11/25/14

Links for you. Science: Statistics in the age of HIPPA Unexpected cross-species contamination in genome sequencing projects (and don’t forget the platypus!) Simmer Down: Viruses Not ‘Fourth Domain’ of Life Economics Is a Dismal Science for Women Florida’s Invaders: Tokay … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season

From Ferguson, MO: If U.S. police departments continue to behave like the Royal Ulster Constabulary, there is a tragic and predictable outcome.

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The Aging–and Unsustainable–Suburbs

A while ago, I noted this about Fairfax County, VA (boldface added): When I look back at the Northern Virginian county in which I grew up–and which, at that time and still today, is one of the wealthiest counties in … Continue reading

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Links 11/24/14

Links for you. Science: Ebola Here and There: Knowing When It Is And Isn’t Over These Are A Few Of My Favorite Species: Gasflame Nudibranch I am not a smart man It’s Not About That Damn Shirt Scientists: know your … Continue reading

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Marion Barry, 1936-2014

I was going to write something about the death and life of Marion Barry, former mayor of D.C. (for those who don’t know, I’m actually a D.C. native–born at GWU Hospital, and first lived in Southeast, near the Carrollsburg Apartments), … Continue reading

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