Monthly Archives: May 2012

Hooray for Los Angeles! for once

“Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation to approve a ban on plastic bags at supermarket checkout lines, handing a hard-fought victory to environmentalists and promising to change the way Angelenos do their grocery shopping. “The City Council … Continue reading

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Distraction.gov

Is not what you think. It’s about getting drivers to stop texting and using their cell phones while driving. But the name is brilliant. Distraction.gov

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Things I’d mercifully forgotten…until now

So, Amazon and pod bring us all some odd things I saw on TV as a kid. Here, in no particular order, is the tip of the media iceberg: Don’t be Afraid of the Dark: utterly terrifying, but has Jim … Continue reading

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Leave it to the BBC

To give us historical perspective and quote Monty Python. And, yes, you have to click the link and read the thing to see the Python quote. Geeze, do I have file your taxes, too? I’m just quoting the cerebral part … Continue reading

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Electricland gets five stars at Amazon

“In her novel Electricland Ms. Mayerson has a character ask, ‘Can any of you remember any of the middle-aged women you have met recently well enough to describe her and identify her?’ The answer is of course no. This provides … Continue reading Continue reading

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Electricland gets five stars at Amazon

“In her novel Electricland Ms. Mayerson has a character ask, ‘Can any of you remember any of the middle-aged women you have met recently well enough to describe her and identify her?’ The answer is of course no. This provides … Continue reading Continue reading

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This is why Wall Street is doomed

And maybe the whole stupid economy as we know it. “Just to play a concise version of the parlor game that went around the stock markets, Facebook’s market value at $104bn – with $3.7bn of profits – would have made … Continue reading

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Science Ship

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“…invalidated the choices they and their wives had made…”

“A group of researchers from several universities recently published a report on the attitudes and beliefs of employed men, which shows that those with wives who did not work outside the home or who worked part-time were more likely than … Continue reading

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Help Jerry Brown save California

People of California, those of you registered to vote (and those not, get registered!): Vote for this. It makes sense. (Oh, and it’s on the November ballot, but don’t mess around if you’re not registered to vote. Do. It. Now. … Continue reading

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How Doctors Die

“It’s not a frequent topic of discussion, but doctors die, too. And they don’t die like the rest of us. What’s unusual about them is not how much treatment they get compared to most Americans, but how little. For all … Continue reading

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Stop the thieving California heath insurance companies now

Okay, this video is funny, informative, and hard hitting. But this new way of gathering petition signatures is brilliant. Please do what I did and go to Justify Their Rates (justifyrates.org), get this petition (pdf), sign it and send it … Continue reading

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