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Tamiflu is a billion-dollar boondoggle

Updated Review: Tamiflu Is a Bust After finally getting their hands on full clinical study reports, independent reviewers say the antiviral drug is ineffective. http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39686/title/Updated-Review–Tamiflu-is-a-Bust/ I mentioned Tamiflu and its uselessness when I complained about the uselessness of the flu … Continue reading

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Rigged

How America is rigged for the rich http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/09/opinion/liu-income-inequality/index.html?hpt=hp_t4 This is kind of a ‘retweet’. I think this is important for the health and welfare of our nation, though I figure the rich have such a lock on things their hold … Continue reading

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Updated construction website

I finally got off my butt and updated our construction web site. Last weekend we were hoping to prime/paint the pavilion, but, once again it took longer than expected to put the finish coats of spackle and sand, so it … Continue reading

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On the job hunt once again

A week ago I was told that my services were no longer needed, don’t let the door hit my ass on the way out. The glorious life of a contractor! It wouldn’t be so bad if we weren’t so diligent … Continue reading

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Shocking! America falling behind the third world

Why is American internet so slow? The country that literally invented the internet is now behind Estonia in terms of download speeds http://theweek.com/article/index/257404/why-is-american-internet-so-slow I have been complaining about how the US has been rapidly turning into a third-world country, this … Continue reading

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Giant viruses and virophages

Viruses Reconsidered The discovery of more and more viruses of record-breaking size calls for a reclassification of life on Earth. http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39244/title/Viruses-Reconsidered/ Quite interesting to me as a biochemist. So much has changed since I was in school, I need all … Continue reading

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This is what happens when you spoil your children

Student’s lawsuit against parents for support loses first round in court http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/04/justice/student-sues-parents-new-jersey/index.html?hpt=hp_t2 Though I think the bimbo (am I revealing my bias with that choice of word?) at the center of this is totally wrong and hopefully the court will … Continue reading

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Welfare for citizens == welfare for corporations?

Hey, Washington! The Pay Is Too Damn Low: The Minimum-Wage War Giving America‚Äôs lowest-paid workers a raise is great for the economy. And even better for Democratic prospects in 2014 http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/hey-washington-the-pay-is-too-damn-low-the-minimum-wage-war-20140227 This seems to be another step in my personal … Continue reading

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Turning tide on executive compensation?

A new study: How overpaid CEOs tank their firms http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/new-study-overpaid-ceos-tank-firms/ Quite interesting article, I will copy the summary of the paper here: We find evidence that CEO pay is negatively related to future stock returns for periods up to three … Continue reading

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Interesting idea, I think

EU project to build lie detector for social media http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/news/nr/lie-detector-social-media-sheffield-twitter-facebook-1.354715 I am not sure how practical this is, technically, as I see it as necessary to record the first occurrence of any new trend and there has to be many, … Continue reading

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