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Having informed my father that I absolutely refused to believe gas prices could remain as high as they are, and that a solution must be found SOMETIME!, his only response was to tell me he’d vote for me. It’s not like I was volunteering, or anything. Only complaining. Share! Blog this! Recommend on Facebook Share […]

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Suppose you took a round ball of steel, the size of the earth, and an ant that could never die. You put the ant on the ball, and it started walking around the ball. Gradually, it would wear a small track in the metal. In a while, say a few billion years, it would have […]

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Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds…

…or bends with the remover to remove.Oh, no. It is an ever fix-ed markThat looks on tempests and is never shaken…”(Wm. Shakespeare, quoted in that Inestimable Film, Sense and Sensibility) We watched a rather twee and twaddlesome romantic movie last night. There were funny moments, and a good moral message, but one thing stood out […]

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Cognitive Ability in Birds & Others

Fascinating article, combining several Common Room interests: Animals using tools: In experiments by Alex Weir and his colleagues at Oxford University, a captive New Caledonian crow named Betty was frustrated when she couldn’t use a bit of straight wire — which she’d never seen before the start of the experiment — to snag food from […]

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Lebanon Needs Support

Spirit of America reminds us that Lebanon needs continuted attention and support. Quotes from the website: We have seen Muslims and Christians side by side praying together and working for free elections. This is extraordinary. Syria is publicly acting like it is playing nice and withdrawing. Behind the scenes they are destabilizing the country, delaying […]

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