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The One Good Thing About Trump: We Now Know It Is Too Soon To Start Healing

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

What a pain in the butt! It started while G.W. Bush was President. My doctor just said it was arthritis in the hip. He kept saying that during each of my physicals, all throughout the Obama administration. Exercise is good; too much is bad. I tried physical therapy – the massages and stretches felt good, […]

FCC Votes to Deregulate the Internet

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

The Internet began as an unregulated network of networks intended to allow anyone anywhere to communicate with anyone at any time. It was blind to who was communicating with whom about what. It was blind to who had more money – a small company could enjoy the same Internet access as a Fortune 500 company. […]

Edward Snowden at West Point

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Today (May 28, 2014), I heard President Obama’s speech at West Point during the same drive-time as John Kerry’s interview about Edward Snowden. The words clashed.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: I hereby absolve all cadets who are on restriction for minor conduct offenses.
Kerry: if he wants to come home tomorrow to face the music, he can do […]

Boehner Abdicates, Along With House Republicans

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

CNN reports, “Obama, congressional leaders to discuss impending fiscal cliff - CNN.com,” in coverage similar to that of so much other of the attention-addled media. For the last several weeks, we have been plastered with coverage of whether Boehner and Obama can reach a deal.
Hogwash. It’s time for Obama to call them on it.
The […]

Infringing Trip to Fridge During Commercial?

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Litigation ensues over allowing viewers to automatically hop over commercials using Dish’s “Auto Hop”

Cancer Free in 12 Hours

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Cancer free 12 hours from now! That’s the plan, at least. Like so many serious illnesses, prostate cancer is spoken about in whispers, but from all I’ve read recently, perhaps more lives could be saved if we just talked more openly, thereby increasing awareness, prevention, and earlier diagnosis.
A friend came up to me as […]

An International Comparison of Cell Phone Plans and Prices Shows Discrimination Against Women and Minorities

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Cell phone carriers in the United States are engaged in widespread price discrimination adversely affecting women and racial minorities because they are disproportionately charged substantially higher prices due to price discrimination between prepaid and post-paid cell phone plans

Judy Krug - Thanks for the good work

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

About 20 years ago, Judy Krug changed my attitude toward librarians. Raised in a childhood environment in which librarians were viewed as disciplinarians, my adult exposure to librarians as resourceful facilitators of my access to knowledge hardly shook that early childhood impression — until I met Judy.
I had been in the trenches of the defense […]

Four Days in November: Reflections From the Gut

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Morning of November 5, 2008, I reluctantly crawl out of bed, extend checkout time long enough to get breakfast, and contemplate the 3-hour drive back from Hampton, Virginia to my home in Maryland. I emerge from the Holiday Inn elevator to receive the well trained – and rote – greeting from the 5 hotel staff […]

Harvard study jettisons original ideas, favors booing those who have them

Monday, April 3rd, 2006

“81% of a random sample of Mature-rated video games included content that was not noted on the game box.” So declares the press release crowing about findings of a study led by Associate Professor Kimberly Thompson of the Kids Risk Project at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). ”Study Finds M-Rated Video Games Contain […]