Time for Thorns

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There are days for sunny morning walks in the garden, where dew-bejeweled roses release their fragrance on the light breeze.
These are not those days. These are days of harsh realities demanding sharp answers. This is now … time for thorns.

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October 17, 2008 at 4:58 am

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Bama’s gator…

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A  record-setting alligator  caught in a creek in Alabama has just gone on display at the Mann Wildlife Learning Museum in Montgomery, Alabama.  I may have to gather myself and go see this now safely-stuffed wonder,  because the largest one I’ve ever seen was a trifling four-footer,  barely one-fourth the size of this behemoth.

 

 

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May 25, 2015 at 10:14 am

Pyrex turns 100…

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The venerable Pyrex brand is marking its  100th year.   I have new measuring cups and several old Pyrex dishes from the 1930’s.   The stuff is practically indestructible,  which is why it was used in labs and for the military.

 

 

 

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May 24, 2015 at 11:38 pm

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NSA and telephonic communications…

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Perhaps  now NSA  will be forced to focus on what it really needs to do its job instead of casting such a wide net that it can not begin to digest what it has.

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May 24, 2015 at 10:18 am

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Read and weep…

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This is  the list of the 2015 grads of Columbia’s masters degree in statistics.   Still think public education is working really well?

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May 23, 2015 at 10:14 am

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Workers vs NLRB…

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Workers at an Alabama plant have  voted to de-certify  the United Auto Workers Union for the fifth time in less than two years.   Perhaps this time the National Labor Relations Board will actually rule that the union has been officially de-certified instead of trying to thwart the will of the workers by giving the union yet another bite at the apple.

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May 22, 2015 at 11:57 pm

Voters expect media bias…

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Rasmussen Reports recently conducted a national telephone poll which shows that  voters expect bias  from the media in reporting on the 2016 presidential contest.   It remains to be seen if voters can spot the bias and train themselves to ignore it.   They utterly failed the last two times around.

 

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May 22, 2015 at 10:13 am

No bias at AP?

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Associated Press touted the  possible victory  of an incumbent Democrat in the Jacksonville, Florida mayoral race as a national race.   When he lost to a Republican…crickets…

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May 22, 2015 at 12:39 am

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