Monthly Archives: August 2012

Did you know the word ‘gullible’ isn’t in the dictionary?

I first read this post by Scott Adams: Quantifying Gullibility http://dilbert.com/blog/entry/quantifying_gullibility/ Which lead me to read the article he referenced: Research Pinpoints Brain’s ‘Gullibility’ Center Changes in this region could explain why seniors, children are less doubting http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2012/08/24/research-pinpoints-brains-gullibility-center I admit … Continue reading

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Cynic is as cynic does

Correspondence and collusion between the New York Times and the CIA Mark Mazzetti’s emails with the CIA expose the degradation of journalism that has lost the imperative to be a check to power http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/aug/29/correspondence-collusion-new-york-times-cia This an interesting article, as most … Continue reading

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For those still supporting Romney…

Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital How the GOP presidential candidate and his private equity firm staged an epic wealth grab, destroyed jobs – and stuck others with the bill http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/greed-and-debt-the-true-story-of-mitt-romney-and-bain-capital-20120829 Much as I … Continue reading

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It is amazing how much science already knows, if it just had the wit to search for it

I started reading this Cracked article: The 6 Cruelest Science Experiments Ever (Were Done on Kids) http://www.cracked.com/article_19993_the-6-cruelest-science-experiments-ever-were-done-kids.html The first entry, “#6. Put Kids in the Wilderness, Make Them Go to War” was interesting enough for me to click on the … Continue reading

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It is more than a million, of that I am sure!

How Can One Million People Be This Dumb? http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2012/08/22/how-can-1-million-people-be-this-dumb/ I have been exposed to the MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry for most of my life. My parents were quite into various such organizations over the years and I admit to trying … Continue reading

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Must be seen to be believed

Artist Samuel Silva’s Incredible Photorealistic Ballpoint Pen Drawings http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/23/samuel-silvas-amazing-pho_n_1822572.html Which is real and which is Memorex?

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You know it is bad…

When the Economist doesn’t support the GOP candidate: So, Mitt, what do you really believe? Too much about the Republican candidate for the presidency is far too mysterious http://www.economist.com/node/21560864 Nothing shockingly new here, except for the source. Seeing something like … Continue reading

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Well said…

Too bad there is no chance in hell of it being implemented… How To Fix The Economy… In One Simple Chart http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-fix-the-economy-in-one-simple-chart-2012-8 This is a fairly short document (and has lots of graphs), I so strongly encourage my reader(s) to … Continue reading

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A different take on the power of the elite

The closing of American academia The plight of adjunct professors highlights the end of higher education as a means to prosperity. http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/08/2012820102749246453.html Just like there is the GOP complaint toward the Democrats (and Beatles refrain) “tax the rich until there … Continue reading

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Data porn

Making Data Work Researchers pursue analogy between statistical evidence and thermodynamics http://www.sciencenews.org/view/feature/id/343207/title/Making_Data_Work I am far, far from schooled in statistics. The one class in my MBA program and much of the lecture sounded like static and jumbled words. However, one … Continue reading

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