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Aquadoc
I am a universty professor who's been 'doing water' for almost 40 years. In my spare time I am President-for-Life and Supreme High Armed Forces Commander of the Republic of Campanastan.
Interests: travel, f. scott fitzgerald, seinfeld, reading, writing, baseball, bicycling, collecting quotes, convertibles, water issues, music (good ol' rock 'n roll, with a tendency towards doo-wop, classical), developing countries, robert kaplan, thomas wolfe, "feelin' alright" by joe cocker, "sky pilot", trying to make the world a better place.
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From The Independent. Cute. Eats, Shoots & Leaves, anyone? "The reason why the sun never sets on The British Empire is because God doesn't trust the British in the dark." - Unknown Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Campanastan
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Yes, it is National Cat Day - just like every day! This is Galahad (aka G-had) seeking food. Okay, thanks for nothing! "Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose." -- Garrison Keillor Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Campanastan
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It's Russian here in Oregon. Never would have guessed that. I am also surprised at French in some places: the Carolinas, West Virginia. I know that Germans comprise the largest group of European immigrants to the USA but the frequency... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Campanastan
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I stumbled upon (euphemism for 'displacement behavior') something I wrote in my last Vienna Report in May 2003. I was in Vienna for a committee meeting at the headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency in the United Nations complex.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Campanastan
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Hard to believe she really said this. Even harder to recall that a lot of people wanted her to be POTUS. "I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out under another,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Campanastan
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Fortunately, the Secret Service has finally gone to the dogs! "Whenever you're faced with an explanation of what's going on in Washington, the choice between incompetence and conspiracy, always choose incompetence." - Charles Krauthammer Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Campanastan
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Ah, the Funny Times and kitties! “What greater gift than the love of a cat.” ― Charles Dickens Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Campanastan
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You go, Keith! Maybe he'll outlive me. "I mean some doctor told me I had six months to live and I went to his funeral." - Keith Richards Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Campanastan
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I like Adam Baldwin as an actor. No, not that Adam Baldwin of the Brothers Baldwin - this Adam Baldwin. I enjoyed him in Firefly and its film continuation, Serenity. He played a tough guy living on the fringes of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2014 at Campanastan
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Lurie Austin from Host Advice sent this my way. Here is the original infographic and story. Enjoy! "The Internet is just a world passing around notes in a classroom." - Jon Stewart Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Campanastan
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From Jack Ohman. Excellent! Don't forget the flu - 54,000 deaths per year from influenza and pneumonia. "His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork." - Mae West Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Campanastan
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The following exchange made my day at 8 AM today. A recorded message on my home landline with a female robo-voice told me to call the IRS immediately to avoid punitive actions. The return number had a DC area code... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Campanastan
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From the mind and hands of banksy... "War is god busness - invest your son." - Unknown Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Campanastan
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Mary Frances sent me this picture. Galahad is looking at me right now with a similar mien. "A cat is an example of sophistication minus civilization." - Anonymous Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at Campanastan
I recall when news of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa first hit the media outlets here. We in the USA were treated to a number of USA officials essentially saying, 'Don't worry folks. The health-care system in the USA... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at Campanastan
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The truth will out! Click on the graphic to enlarge it. From PhD Comics via AcademicsSay. "Academic arguments are the bitterest because the stakes are the lowest." - Unknown, sometimes attributed to Henry Kissinger Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Campanastan
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Interesting post from The Independent. Read the whole story here. Click on the map to enlarge it. "Sometimes I think war is God's way of teaching us geography." - Paul Rodriguez Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Campanastan
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I'm sure you were taken aback when this recent issue of Bloomberg Businessweek hit the stands last week. I sure was. The cover struck me as being over the top, to put it mildly. Sensationalism, anybody? This 'cover trail' recently... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Campanastan
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Where else? At xkcd! By the way - Randall Munroe's book is out. I had a statistics class like this in grad school. I think it helped me, too. "Statistics always remind me of the fellow who drowned in a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2014 at Campanastan
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Not sure how significant this is but it's here's an interesting graphic from Christopher Ingraham at the Washington Post. Go to the original source to see an interactive version Wonder how one would count a combination gun shop - gun... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2014 at Campanastan
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This is from Huffington Post Canada. Be sure to read the entire post - interesting Twitter exchange between the recipient and Canada Post. “Love is a bear dressed up like a honeybee. It’s all good, unless you’re a salmon swimming... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at Campanastan
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Cute, even for a cat lover. Galahad is NOT amused! He's wishing he had opposable thumbs so that he could purchase and use a handgun. "What greater gift than the love of a cat.” - Charles Dickens "Dream on." -... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Campanastan
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Check it out here: The Atlas of Prejudice. Some samples follow. What's with the 'WTF?' for the South Caucasus? Wonderful! Thanks to Fast Company. "Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts."... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at Campanastan
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From the mind and hand of graffiti artist Banksy. I've also posted this graphic on my WaterWired blog today, albeit with a specific interpretation: how we view water. "Philosophers are people who don't want what they can't get." - Unknown Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at Campanastan
James Brown makes a remarkabkle statement on domestic violence on 11 September 2014. Who would have imagined this before an NFL game, much less one involving the Pittsburgh Steelers (Ben Roethlisberger) and the Baltimore Ravens (Ray Rice)? You go, James!... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2014 at Campanastan