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Organizing in our Philippine house

Clothes: In this house we have two closets. They have plenty of shelves, but the section to hang clothes is very small, compared to American standards. Also, the Boy is using one of the closets, leaving three of us to divvy up the single closet remaining.  We do not have any dressers because we didn’t […]

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Syrian MIssile Strikes and other news

The Case Against Immigration: It’s an emotional issue and people get their hackles up and make arguments based on idealism, how they wish things were without any regard, knowledge, or interest in how they *actually* are.  They talk about how we are a nation of immigrants without any idea of the historical facts behind that […]

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Culture and Chaos, linking for thinking

There is no redemption from the original sin of being white. Not much for being male, either. I happen to be reading (and misunderstanding my way through) Matthew ARnold’s Culture and Anarchy right now, so stumbling over this article on culture and cultural critics was serendipitous. “Matthew Arnold, a poet-essayist like Dr Johnson, was perhaps […]

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Pelley vs Cernovich

I liked this section of the CErnovich/60 minutes interview, too. “Mike Cernovich: … But then when Hillary Clinton is having you, coughing fits, well it’s allergies. Hillary Clinton seizes up, oh, it’s pneumonia. Right? So that’s what I mean. We’re willing, the confirmation bias says that you’re willing to take the Hillary Clinton campaign on […]

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How Many Hypotheses Fail Before You Check Your Theory?

Read this very fascinating article. Late last year, the animal evolutionary tree quaked at its root. A team led by Joseph Ryan, an evolutionary biologist who splits his time between the National Genome Research Institute in Bethesda, Md. and the Sars International Center for Marine Molecular Biology in Bergen, Norway, analyzed the genome from a […]

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