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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Internet loneliness
« on: February 12, 2014, 08:34:57 am »
So I am wondering if this is just a me thing, or if this is more of a universal thing: is anyone else experiencing a sort of "internet loneliness", where internet-based personal interactions seem to be decreasing?   

The awesome blogger I posted here before has a new blog up, and it's an especially interesting one that hit home pretty heavy for me, if anyone's interested:

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / THE TRUTH ABOUT TGRR
« on: January 31, 2014, 04:39:18 pm »
The Truth About The Good Reverend Roger and The Pentagon

Have you ever noticed that The Good Reverend Roger has “no position” on important issues like chemtrails, vaccines causing cholera in children, and bigfoot sightings? Isn't it strange that someone would “fail” to have positions about all of these things? That's because they profit from these evils-- which is part of the reason why these evils continue to exist.

Amateur radio enthusiasts know that if you spend longer than a few minutes on the Pentagon's frequencies, you'll hear cryptic messages that confirm some sort of massive research initiative focused on spreading cholera.

Outspoken journalists researching this matter have been repeatedly silenced by libel lawsuits.

The Pentagon has been secretly exploring possible applications of arsenic for government profit.

We've taken a big risk to post this information on the internet-- many others have seen their careers destroyed for doing much less.

If you think Monsanto is what they claim, think again: in 2008, the night before the government bailout, the Pentagon accepted over $150 million in donations from Monsanto.

Perhaps tellingly, several diplomats were barred from the country for agreeing with these claims.

The time for action is now. If upstanding citizens finally hold these people accountable, we can change the world for the better.

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Castleman, Barry I., and Grace E. Ziem. "Corporate influence on threshold limit values." American Journal of Industrial Medicine 13.5 (2007): 531-559.

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Facebook Discordians
« on: January 25, 2014, 07:14:45 pm »
So, some of the fucktards on Facebook decided that because they didn't like Zach's trolling in the group, that they would take things IRL by harassing his business page, which reflects his livelihood and interacts with clients. Not shitting you.  :kingmeh:



Paradoxically the hottest fields, with the most people pursuing the same questions, are most prone to error, Dr. Ioannidis argued. If one of five competing labs is alone in finding an effect, that result is the one likely to be published. But there is a four in five chance that it is wrong. Papers reporting negative conclusions are more easily ignored.

Putting all of this together, Dr. Ioannidis devised a mathematical model supporting the conclusion that most published findings are probably incorrect.

Other scientists have questioned whether his methodology was skewed by his own biases. But the same year he published another blockbuster, examining more than a decade’s worth of highly regarded papers — the effect of a daily aspirin on cardiac disease, for example, or the risks of hormone replacement therapy for older women. He found that a large proportion of the conclusions were undermined or contradicted by later studies.

His work was just the beginning. Concern about the problem has reached the point that the journal Nature has assembled an archive, filled with reports and analyses, called Challenges in Irreproducible Research.

Among them is a paper in which C. Glenn Begley, who is chief scientific officer at TetraLogic Pharmaceuticals, described an experience he had while at Amgen, another drug company. He and his colleagues could not replicate 47 of 53 landmark papers about cancer. Some of the results could not be reproduced even with the help of the original scientists working in their own labs.

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / So many crazy people...
« on: January 20, 2014, 10:13:30 pm »

The crazy lady who posted this link on my friend's page said that chemtrails and HAARP are the real reasons behind global climate change.  :horrormirth:

Techmology and Scientism / Brain Club
« on: January 13, 2014, 04:37:21 am »
I went to the first monthly mutiny meeting of Brain Club tonight. It was pretty much excellent, and we are making plans to reclaim original Brain Club from the fucktards that took it over this last Fall when the founder went on to OHSU, and restore the original charter.

This is the new neuroscience, bitches, and this shit is COLLABORATIVE and INCLUSIVE. Get used to it.

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Wind turbines
« on: January 09, 2014, 09:32:09 pm »
I'm fascinated by these fuckers. We don't have them on the Western side of the state, but go to the Eastern side and they're everyfuckingwhere:

And they're quite large.

I've never gotten up close to them. You can drive through them, but you aren't supposed to stop and hang out with them. Do you guys have many of them near where you live? They're so weird. And cool.


Only one week into Colorado’s history-making recreational marijuana industry, one shop has already sold out of pot, others fear they may soon join it and perhaps as many as 100,000 people have legally purchased marijuana at Colorado stores.

Industry advocates estimate Colorado stores have already done more than $5 million in sales — including $1 million on New Year’s Day — though National Cannabis Industry Association executive director Aaron Smith acknowledges those are “back-of-the-envelope” figures. The owner of one store said she expects to make as much in sales in the first 10 days of January as she did all of last year selling medical marijuana.

“I had a dream once that I opened my store and didn’t have any competition,” said Robin Hackett, a co-owner of BotanaCare in Northglenn. “I had no idea it was a nightmare.”

Fears of marijuana shortages pervade the young industry. On Wednesday, a sign hung in the door to The Clinic location near Colorado Boulevard and Interstate 25 in Denver: “We are currently out of recreational cannabis. Please check back tomorrow. Sorry for the inconvenience.”

Many shops have imposed caps on maximum purchase amounts well below the caps required under state law. Numerous store owners say they have sold out of marijuana-infused edible products. Toni Fox, the owner of 3D Cannabis Center in Denver, said she closed her store down on Monday and Tuesday this week, just to restock and give her staff a rest.

Even for stores that reported robust inventory, like High Country Healing in Silverthorne, owners said marijuana could become scarce across the industry if more stores don’t get their licenses approved and open to absorb the flood of interest.

I almost wish RWHN was still here, just so I could witness the hand-wringing spin.  :lol:

Literate Chaotic / So I was born in 1971
« on: December 27, 2013, 07:32:01 am »
So here is a crazy super-undeveloped realization that I had on my way to the store for a beer tonight. It has to do with being mixed-race.

Out of the blue, I kind of went oh. OH. I was born in 1971. My mom, a blond blue-eyed white woman, was all up in the equal rights movement. For me, a kid, it happened a long time ago. So long ago, before I was even born. Right? No. For my mom, it was happening while she was fucking a black guy, my dad. I mean, the difference between 1968 and her getting her ass knocked up in 1970? That ain't shit. She was a white girl choosing to fuck a black guy. Never mind he's 3/4 Native American, 1970 don't give a fuck about that. That is, unbelievably, even more complicated.

So I grew up. And rarely, I would see little mixed kids, and I would always be happy when I did. INCREDIBLY rarely, in the Pacific NW, I would see a mixed-race adult, and I always thought they were so so amazing. In my era, the talk shows often featured mixed-race families, with the kids who could never fit into black or white communities. The outcasts, the kids with no identity.

And I got older. And would see more and more mixed-race kids, and they would stare at me. Especially in my late 20's, early 30's, they would stare at me and I would smile at them and their mamas and papas, to say, yes, yes, you are doing something right. But I still didn't get it. And into my late 30's, encountering more mixed-race adults, having that excited conversation with the clerk at the grocery store, somehow it took me until now to realize;

There aren't actually that many of us from my generation. I came into existence on the very tail end of segregation. When I was born racist lending laws were still in place in my hometown, it was still illegal for a human being to be black after 4 pm in a nearby burg. That was happening. That happened. I used to blow my own mind at the idea that when my dad was growing up, he could not drink from white water fountains, use white bathrooms, or eat in white restaurants. Now, I am astonishing myself at the racism that I myself grew up with, and wonder, truly, at what my own children will find astonishing when they turn 42.


This is Peter Gabriel now:

We're old, and we're gonna die. Merry Christmas!

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