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The Implications of Trump’s Razor

Jul 19, 2016

Looking for the simplest explanation:

Over the weekend, I outlined my heuristic of Trumpian action which my high school classmate John Scalzi has now dubbed 'Trump's Razor' in honor of 'Occam's Razor', the foundational mode of reasoning devised by the 14th century scholastic theologian William of Occam. According to Trump's Razor: "ascertain the stupidest...

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That Offer Still Stands, Bro

Jul 19, 2016

Bella responds to some voice commands. Getting ready to leave the yard, I command "Get some water", and she gets water most of the time. Sometimes, though, she gets confused and hunts all around the water bowl, maybe fetching a bone or a toy, and I hav...

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Death Threats in Cleveland

Jul 19, 2016

Whatever works, I guess:

At-large delegate Kera Birkeland told the Salt Lake Tribune that two other women cornered her and made death threats in a bathroom at Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena.

"They said: 'You should die. They should pull the protection from the Utah delegation. You should all die,' " Birkeland told the Tribune.

Birkeland said the...

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I Spend Too Much Time On Facebook

Jul 18, 2016

As the phlebotomist stuck a needle into my arm to draw blood this morning, I told her that the last time I was there I had taken a photo of the needle stick and posted it on Facebook. Not everyone was pleased. She laughed, and laughed.

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Is This a Great Country, or What?

Jul 18, 2016

So, Gavin Long is a black right-wing extremist, more in the mold of Cliven Bundy than Eldridge Cleaver.

If true, Gavin Long’s attack on police is part of a larger pattern of violence by right-wing domestic terrorists against police, firefighters, and other representatives of state authority. The vast majority if not all of these...

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Found a California Mission in the Alley

Jul 18, 2016
Found a California Mission in the Alley

I've heard people who passed through California's elementary schools talk about the charm of working on the statewide-mandated lesson plan on California missions. Not having attended a Californian elementary school, I harbored a secret envy.Today, I fo...

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Is Full Time Work Bad For Our Brains?

Jul 18, 2016

Definitely!:

If you’re over 40, working more than 25 hours of work a week could be impairing your intelligence, according to a study released in February by researchers for the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research in Australia. The team conducted reading, pattern and memory tests in more...

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I Don’t Play Pokemon Go, But Find Its Impact Amusing

Jul 18, 2016

Via Daniel Watts, on Facebook:One of my friends works at the company that created Pokemon Go. Someone posted this on his timeline today:"At lunch, as I'm texting my wife on my way to my car, a woman and her 13ish-year-old son stop me. "Pokemon Go?" sai...

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The Republican Party Deserves To Die

Jul 18, 2016

The Republican Party is full of monsters just like this guy, and that's why it deserves to die:A member of the West Virginia House of Delegates is causing a stir after tweeting that Hillary Clinton should be "hung on the Mall in Washington, DC."CBS aff...

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If it’s Monday, I must be moving

Jul 18, 2016
If it’s Monday, I must be moving

new homeSome of you might remember the movie “If it’s Tuesday, it must be Belgium”, and that’s how I’ve been feeling these past weeks. I moved out of my home in Placerville last February to my grandson’s home in Sacramento. And now I’ve moved again, to a dear friend’s house....

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