Monthly Archives: July 2011

Good, Bad, and Ugly

Jesse Loop Three quick stories this morning, ranging across the spectrum of human experience, from hope to despair: The Good:  A NASA animation depicting its forthcoming Mars revisit:  the Mars Curiosity Rover.  It’s good that this can’t be recalled, since … Continue reading

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Paige 19 Back to back sessions, plus another scheduled for Monday, so I’ve been a little busy. God, last night it was 83° at 11 p.m.  Grateful for A/C.  Wishing this summer would become reasonable — I miss our nighttime … Continue reading

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United Airlines — The Not So Friendly Skies

Jessika at Home This story comes to us via The Consumerist (but so far as I’ve been able to ascertain has not been reported in any mainstream media:  “United Says Photographing Staff Could Get You On ‘No Fly’ List, …. … Continue reading

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For Foodies and Winos

Heather Two nice, upbeat articles from yesterday’s NY Times. The first is about a young woman who fell in love with cheese, the taste, the making, and now the selling, to the extent that she has one of the best … Continue reading

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And They Wonder Why the Jails are so Full ….

Olivia With the Loop 20 More on the excessive number of federal criminal laws in this Wall Street Journal article:  “As Criminal Laws Proliferate, More Are Ensnared.”  The point really is that the number, complexity and pervasiveness of federal criminal … Continue reading

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War on Photography Snippets

Heather I’ve written previously of D.C. police wrongful detention of Jerome Vorus, and of the ACLU lawsuit on his behalf challenging the police department’s unlawful actions, if not policies. Now comes a useful video of a ReasonTV interview with Vorus.  … Continue reading

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Michelle Addendum Department Reader “Fred” passed along the fact that the cop video posted a couple days ago had recorded an event from 2008.  As he says, the tardy posting and fact I had not known of the dated nature … Continue reading

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Allison Returns In the midst of our end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it debt and deficit crisis, coupled with the Christian fundamentalist-driven atrocity in Norway (think Waco and reflect on how many of these nuts we harbor here in the U.S.), I’ve nothing to add … Continue reading

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Evolution in Action, Redux

Donna 6-3 Driving back from Michigan yesterday, my “evolution in action” comments from yesterday’s post were illustrated once more.  I encountered at least two idiot drivers who deserve to die horribly, albeit hopefully in a solo crash against a bridge … Continue reading

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Edith & Fiona Apple 15 Evolution in Action Department I’ve hiked Yosemite near the top of Vernal Falls.  I’ve seen stupid people playing on the rocks beyond the guard rails.  So I’m not especially surprised by this story, “Yosemite waterfall … Continue reading

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