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Great study on democracy, class, and health -- "In other words, expanding voting rights made babies healthier."
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I found Melissa Harris-Perry's reminder of how Janay Rice's voice is too often not heard in the media (from anecdotal experience, I have repeatedly encountered reports on the story that don't even mention Janay by name, just Ray Rice) an important perspective as well. http://www.thenation.com/blog/181635/how-voice-janay-rice-has-been-silenced-media#
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You can thank Mrs. Kersey. KUHS freshman English FTW!
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Although technically 'the hoi polloi" is redundant. Because it means "the masses / many / common people." Just sayin'. Although I believe "the hoi polloi" is common usage by ... hoi polloi. hoi polloi 1837, from Gk. hoi polloi (pl.) "the people," lit. "the many" (pl. of polys). Used in Gk. by Dryden (1668) and Byron (1822), in both cases preceded by the, even though Gk. hoi means "the," a mistake repeated often by subsequent writers, who at least have the excuse of ignorance of Gk.
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Shades of "The Last Rainmaking Song..."
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Ah, the irony of water-hording climate change deniers ... the next super-precious resource... or wasn't that what you meant? "All those tea partiers may or may not realize it, but they're carrying water for billionaires who wouldn't let them in the back doors of their mansions."
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Perhaps the first bear link should've been in the climate change section? :( At Verdi Elementary, this is the third bear lockdown in four years. Usually though, bear sightings don't happen till the fall, the time when bears are bulking up for winter. "We don't think, because of 3 years of drought, that we are going to have enough natural food for the bears to sustain themselves and get all the calories they are going to need," said Chris Healy with the Nevada Department of Wildlife. Healy says this is just the start of it. We'll see lots of bears in lots of places as we move throughout the year.
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CheeseKirk!
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Doesn't look like the education situation will improve, either, sad to say. http://www.azhousedemocrats.com/2014/04/republicans-pass-shortsighted-budget.html
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IIRC the Tombstone Rose is just white. Since we have both white and yellow blooms, I wonder if both varieties came from Tombstone? Maybe we should put out a salt lick to help summon another deer?
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2014 on Tombstone Rose at Dispatches from the Flying M
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http://youtu.be/enDj_TE8KTo Bears in motion with music!
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A sad week in gun safety when Americans for Responsible Solutions are only able to offer the minor balm that at least the GA law didn't manage to include college campuses and churches. :(
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Let it be noted Isaac earned his cookie. :) So exciting to see your gorgeous slipcase for the Border Trilogy! But I hope lots of folks will check out the important part -- the words -- even if the bits and bytes packaging isn't as classy.
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2014 on #TFOB Wrap-up at Dispatches from the Flying M
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Given the TWiB story, maybe we should post warning signs for bears by the corral and G'nort?
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If cheeseKirk's not a thing, it needs to be!
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2014 on #StarTrek and Me at Dispatches from the Flying M
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You wrote it, so we are assured the contents are good -- plus bonus Kirk in a vest with man cleavage cover FTW!
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2014 on #StarTrek and Me at Dispatches from the Flying M
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JIC you wanted another TWiConfirmation... Yes, the stimulus worked (just not as well as it might have if not obstructed...) http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-stimulus-worked-20140228,0,6569837.story#axzz2ujE6vZcr
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I used to think that climate change would be readily accepted when it became apparent that it was going to affect people, not just polar bears and whales and the like ... but now I guess we have to hope that it will be accepted because people will realize doing so has a positive effect on their wallets? :: sigh ::
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Word of the week: 'bear-quarium.' http://www.sfgate.com/news/science/article/New-bear-conflict-business-planned-at-Tahoe-5219146.php
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Eh, what's a mere five dozen or so streams when you have samurai and ninjas and pirates and more? :)
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2014 on Crossing the Streams at Dispatches from the Flying M
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Line of the week: "The Arizona state legislature needs some lessons in the US Constitution, or at least to watch a few episodes of Schoolhouse Rock."
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And before some helpful reader notes that pandas are not bears, but raccoons, it's still a subject of debate, esp. where giant pandas are concerned. :) Maybe the National Zoo pandas will like the DC snow next week for a more United States-centric clip? http://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/webcams/giant-panda.cfm
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If only the very rich would spend more on books... or redistribute wealth to the rest of us for book purchases. That was supposed to be the takeaway, right? Granted, it's only one area of the economy, but a rising tide -- more money for those in publishing to spend on other middle class purchases, rather than yachts and mansions and off-shore investments -- could benefit the nation as a whole. And maybe worth mentioning Pete Seeger's 1955 appearance before the House Committee on Un-American Activities among his contributions? http://www.peteseeger.net/HUAC.htm
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A book about the consequences and impact of political / cultural / arms decisions? So you!
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Theoretically one shouldn't judge books by their covers, but I hope the amazing covers help lead more readers to discover the fantastic contents!
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