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One Nation Under God is more Gideon Planish than Elmer Gantry. Corporate GODless religion doesn't seem to be aging well, may even be losing its automatic right of deference.
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2018 on The Preacher and the Plain Speaker at Lance Mannion
Gene Hackman, in 1972, Los Angeles, played the bad cop in Cisco Pike. Not a decent person. But a good movie about pot, lost promise, and Karen Black's breasts. Also, it has beach scenes and kills Harry Dean Stanton.
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2016 on The Nice Guys: Too nice for the 70s at Lance Mannion
Rivers all look the same.
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2015 on Spot sees the ducks at Lance Mannion
That article may have made an abbreviation respectable : TL/DR
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The best legacy skills are the slow cooker kind. A deep piece, that requires multiple sources, physical exposure, and background knowledge. Three that I can think of are Balko on Ferguson's structural oppression, Taibbi on foreclosure courts, and Monica Potts on poor women's life expectancy -
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Sadly, yes. A bit of money & some nice slogans to wash it down with will be enough.
The MS Walker distillery is definitely down by the tracks in East Somerville. When I pony up a full $9 for a liter of Ruble Vodka, there's no doubt I'm getting it fresh & local!
Toggle Commented Aug 27, 2014 on This is dispiriting at Lance Mannion
Until the closing credits I thought Yondu was Woody Harrelson.
@LRC - contrails do reduce the day/night difference. 12 years ago this week, grounding all jets in the US increased the max/min spread by 1.1C - Dimming & aerosols are a big part of climate today.(Which of course has nothing to do with icebreakers)
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2013 on Pinpointing the minimum at Arctic Sea Ice
With 2 tropical storms already, we're a month ahead of schedule in the Atlantic - the norm is 2 by the end of July.
Toggle Commented Jul 2, 2013 on Problematic predictions 2 at Arctic Sea Ice
Today's arctic ice extent number - 9.87338 - is down 385,470 km2 from yesterday. Pop?!
Toggle Commented Jul 2, 2013 on Problematic predictions 2 at Arctic Sea Ice
Does an extent drop of 495,000 kmsq in 4 days count as a pop?
Why divide by the number of terms if you're measuring the sum, not the mean? In any event, I think the real question is whether to assume the uncertainty among regions is independent, which seems unlikely. Pay wall at AAAS is rather annoying.
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2013 on CT SIA anomaly above zero at Arctic Sea Ice
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