Time for Thorns

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General in charge…

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The military turns out some very fine leaders.  Watching former Marine general John Kelly  calmly educate  the ignorant press corps is just plain fun.

 

 

 

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October 14, 2017 at 1:21 pm

Unclaimed baggage…

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If you have never visited the  Unclaimed Baggage  Center in Scottsboro, Alabama,  you have missed out on the only facility of its kind in the USA,  as well as a place to shop at enormous discounts.   On any given day you may find  jewelry,  designer clothing and an array of electronic devices.

There is no online catalog because the offerings change daily,  but the natives are friendly and the place is just plain interesting,  even if you don’t wonder how the owners got separated from their belongings.

 

 

 

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October 13, 2017 at 4:40 pm

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Taking flight…

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Among some memorable transportation firsts,  on October 11, 1910,  President Theodore Roosevelt becomes the  first U.S.  president to take flight in an airplane.   Many other interesting things happened on October 11th,  so check them out.

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October 12, 2017 at 4:49 pm

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Faces of sin…

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TerrellAfterMath has used a bit of Photo Shop wizardry to revisit the seven deadly sins by  putting faces  to the sins.  I find Rich Terrell’s  selections entirely appropriate.   What say you?

 

 

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October 11, 2017 at 3:52 pm

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More proof…

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…of how difficult it is to teach liberal areas of the country a damned thing.   Seattle prides itself on its tolerance and inclusion,  but in incidents such  as this,  I feel the urge to smack the cyclist and to tell the pedestrian to carry a walking staff so she can defend herself.   It is impossible to teach consideration to a jackass,  and hopeless to make a victim grasp that government is not responsible for every aspect of her well-being and safety in life.   I hope the victim does sue,  and that the cruddy rider loses bigly,  as Trump might say.   It won’t fix the real problem with either of them or with the city of Seattle,  but you have to start somewhere,  don’t you?

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October 10, 2017 at 3:35 pm

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Power from motion…

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If you’re complaining how confusing that is,  try  “Ultralow Frequency Electrochemical Mechanical Strain Energy Harvester using 2D Black Phosphorus Nanosheets” which was the title of the  paper published  this June describing the process by which sheets of carbon only a few atoms thick can be used to harvest energy from simple human motion.

This is unquestionably science,  but it’s also as creative as any art project you’ll see.

 

 

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October 9, 2017 at 4:23 pm

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FDA bans love…

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We do not need saving by any federal agency from  a small, 20 year old artisan bakery and restaurant well liked by its customers.   I judge we will be quite safe  eating bread  which contains the unauthorized ingredient of “love”.   I believe we are in far more danger from the cold,  dead hand of humorless bureaucracy as it inserts itself into our daily lives.

 

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October 8, 2017 at 1:37 pm

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