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Liz
3rd generation Californian woman with wide-ranging interests.
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First of all, if you fly to Europe through Keflavik (the name of the airport) or Reykjavik (the city), you have a series of choices, depending on the length of the layover. One is to treat it just like a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at I Speak of Dreams
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I've been planning this trip for years. When my darling daughter finalized her plans to decamp for parts abroad, I knew that I had to seize the time. As it turned out, darling daughter's flight left at the same time... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at I Speak of Dreams
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The C Lazy U is a dude ranch and resort in Granby, Colorado. It's at Lat 40.1566 Long -105.9865. Where I'm sitting, the elevation is 8,210 feet or 2502.408 meters. It's a beautiful spot, and I am so grateful to... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at I Speak of Dreams
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(do go read the whole thing) The tl;dr version (referring to the first paper. The second paper is a "minimally publishable unit" from the same analysis). ...when you look at how this study was designed, it was set up in... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at I Speak of Dreams
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The Children's Medical Safety Research Institute (CMSRI) is an anti-vaccine organization that also demonizes autism. Claire Dwoskin and her husband Albert J. Dwoskin founded CMSRI, and lead its board of directors. Prior to founding CMSRI, Mrs. Dwoskin served on the... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2017 at I Speak of Dreams
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Logic of Science's evidence pyramid is one of the clearest I've found, so I'm sharing it here. This is the Nth iteration of a "list of papers supporting the vaccine-autism link" that Taylor has published. I've lost count of the... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at I Speak of Dreams
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Logic of Science's evidence pyramid is one of the clearest I've found, so I'm sharing it here. This is the Nth iteration of a "list of papers supporting the vaccine-autism link" that Taylor has published. I've lost count of the... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at I Speak of Dreams
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Logic of Science's evidence pyramid is one of the clearest I've found, so I'm sharing it here. This is the Nth iteration of a "list of papers supporting the vaccine-autism link" that Ginger Taylor has published. I've lost count of... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at I Speak of Dreams
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In a Scribd document called "130 Research papers supporting Vaccine/Autism Causation", Ginger Taylor makes the following claim: Mainstream research has found that vaccines and their ingredients can cause the underlying medical conditions that committed physicians and researchers are commonly finding... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at I Speak of Dreams
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From the Oxford Dictionary Early 19th century: from the name of Governor Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts + salamander, from the supposed similarity between a salamander and the shape of a new voting district on a map drawn when he was... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at I Speak of Dreams
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It is conceptually related to "security theater", but distinct: In professional wrestling, kayfabe /ˈkeɪfeɪb/ is the portrayal of staged events within the industry as "real" or "true," specifically the portrayal of competition, rivalries, and relationships between participants as being genuine... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at I Speak of Dreams
At Vaxopedia, pediatician Vince Iannelli is compiling facts to defeat myths. Here's one: If a puncture wound bleeds a lot, then you don’t need to get a tetanus shot. (False) Many puncture wounds do not bleed a lot, but those... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at I Speak of Dreams
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(image from Ilana Minkoff) The turkeys ubiquitous in California aren't native to the state, as the native species, Meleagris californica, went extinct centuries before the Spanish invasion of California (which started in 1769). In about 1959, what is now California... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at I Speak of Dreams
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Mass hysteria or mass psychogenic illness: There's something about mass vaccination campaigns that sets off people reporting "vaccine injuries". It happened in the African countries of Namibia and Lesotho in the last 12 months (see below) but it has also... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2017 at I Speak of Dreams
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Illumination from the Rylands Haggadah in the John Rylands Library in Manchester Passover 2017 will begin at sundown, Monday, April 10, 2017. For those of you not familiar with Pesach, here is a short description from Judaism 101 The name... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at I Speak of Dreams
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One of the ways I contributed to the blogosphere, back in the day, was to provide lists of posts on a particular subject. Nowadays, that is called "curation". Back then, it was just something that provided a service. "Light it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at I Speak of Dreams
The lead actor is Senator Marco Rubio (R-FLA), but other Republican Senators signed on. Writing at Alternet and Salon, Thom Hartmann lays out a simplified version of the story: When the ACA was rolled out, telling insurance companies that they... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at I Speak of Dreams
Excellent video. Description from Understood.org. What is dyslexia? Watch as reading expert Margie Gillis explains what dyslexia is, including signs and symptoms of dyslexia. Hear her talk about why reading is difficult for dyslexic children, and how to help. More... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at I Speak of Dreams
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Yes, handwriting is still necessary. Tom Berger at Edutopia: What We Lose With the Decline of Cursive Technology is gradually replacing cursive instruction—but have we taken stock of what we’re losing? Proponents of the script clearly don’t think so. In... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at I Speak of Dreams
HR 808 was introduced by Rep. Peter J.Roskam, [R-IL-6]. It is a long and complicated bill, which does not yet have a summary from the Congressional Research Service (CRS). However, there is a comprehensive review of previous sanctions and their... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at I Speak of Dreams
Update 3,6,2017: Here is GovTrack's page for the bill. As of March 6, 2017, the prognosis is 4% chance of being enacted according to PredictGov (details) HR 147 was introduced on january 3, 2017, by Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ-8]. The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at I Speak of Dreams
Update 3,6,2017: Here is GovTrack's page for the bill. As of March 6, 2017, the prognosis is 4% chance of being enacted according to PredictGov (details) H.R. 83 To prohibit the receipt of Federal financial assistance by sanctuary cities, and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at I Speak of Dreams
Update 3,6,2017: Here is GovTrack's page for the bill. As of March 6, 2017, the prognosis is 6% chance of being enacted according to PredictGov (details) Introduced by Rep. Steve King, Steve [R-IA-4] (who also introduced #HR610, the Vouchers bill).... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at I Speak of Dreams
Update 3,6,2017: Here is GovTrack's page for the bill. As of March 6, 2017, the prognosis is 2% chance of being enacted according to PredictGov (details) The bill is too long to quote in full. Here is the summary prepared... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at I Speak of Dreams
Update 3,6,2017: Here is GovTrack's page for the bill. As of March 6, 2017, the prognosis is 2% chance of being enacted according to PredictGov (details) Here is the whole of the bill: H. R. 370 To repeal the Patient... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at I Speak of Dreams