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Archive for 2012

Is Big Pharma Hiding the Cure For Cancer? »

The claim is becoming more and more common on the social sites I haunt: There is a cure for cancer, but Big Pharma is hiding it because they make far more money on ineffective treatments than they could from curing the disease. Could this possibly be true? This is not a new claim. Thirty-five years […]

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Blood Witness is Now Available for Your Kindle »

Many many years ago I thought “I’d like to read a novel about a vampire who becomes a Jehovah’s Witness.”  But no one had written one, so I had to. Blood Witness, released as a podiobook a while back, is now available on your kindle for less than the price of a Starbucks coffee. It’s […]

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It’s Very Brightly Colored, And It’s Very Loud »

I’ve seen quite a few mashups done in this style, and while most of them are pretty cool they usually seem a little forced, a little contrived. Not this one, though. It captures not just the words, but the style and attitude of my two favorite philosophers.

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Keep The Bird »

I like PBS. I watched Cosmos as a youngster and it filled me with wonder and helped fuel my love of science. I thought Julia Child was a hoot, and she helped inspire my love of cooking. Sesame Street wasn’t around when I was a kid, but my kids loved it and I enjoyed watching […]

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There’s a New Religion in Town – Atheism Plus »

I visit the Free Thought Blogs network from time to time, mostly to read one blog I like. While there, I usually click on another blog or two. Most of the writers are very long-winded.  They fill pages and pages without presenting any new ideas or expressing old ideas in new or interesting ways. Their […]

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The Critics Who Matter »

Kyria Abrams, a very funny writer and performer, posted a FB link to this article from a blog I hadn’t seen before. The author was dealing with something all artists experience – harsh negative criticism about his art – in this case an album he had released. In theory, we should be able to adopt the […]

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A Company With Balls »

Recently Michelle Obama visited Mars Inc. and bitched about the size of their candy bars. She insisted that they reduce their standard size bars, which contain 280 calories, to 250 calories, a number she pulled out of her first-lady butt. She also asked them to stop making king size candy bars. What they should have […]

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