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None of us can escape it, but a little warning might be nice...     From Tonic 9/25/18(edited for space): Of the many small humiliations heaped on a young oncologist in his final year of fellowship, perhaps this one carried the oddest bite: A 2-year-old black-and-white cat named Oscar was apparently better than most doctors at predicting when a terminally ill patient was about to die. The story appeared, astonishingly, in The New England Journal of Medicine in the summer of 2...
8 days ago 4 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
1846 - Neptune's moon Triton discovered by William Lassell   1903 - The Women's Social and Political Union was formed by Emmeline Pankhurst to fight for women's rights in Britain.     1973 – U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with evasion of federal income tax.   October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 82 days remaining until the end of the year.   Make 'em count. And Vote.   Everyone has his...
15 days ago 9 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
From HuffPost 2013: "As U.S. lawmakers argue about the economic effects of immigration on the country, they might as well consider that a lot of America’s most profitable companies were founded by people born elsewhere. 3.6 million workers around the world in 2011 and were responsible for more than $1.7 trillion in revenues in 2010, according to the Partnership For A New American Economy. Those job-creation tendencies aren’t unique to a few success stories. A 2012 report...
22 days ago 12 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
Nothing much more important these days than to make sure everyone you know is registered to vote in November.   https://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingRegister.html     "Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt   ...
29 days ago 5 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
Some great news from Michigan, created by high school students.   From msn news: A Michigan high school has decided to stop crowning homecoming queens amid bullying issues.   Chelsea High School decided to stop the "outdated" tradition because of its competitive and stereotypical nature, according to a Student Council letter. The homecoming queen process often left girls feeling pitted against each other, bullied or with hurt feelings. "We don't want one of the biggest awards...
36 days ago 12 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
SURPRISE!! Its not just professional tennis. From npr: In 1967, Jocelyn Bell Burnell was a graduate student at Cambridge, working on a dissertation about strange objects in distant galaxies known as quasars. She and her supervisor, Antony Hewish, had built a radio telescope to observe them. Data from the telescope scrolled out from a machine — a line in red ink, scrawling across 96 feet of chart paper each day. As she pored over the data, she noticed something strange: "an u...
43 days ago 10 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
Didn't like him as my governor. Wasn't thrilled with him as President. Now I adore him. From Yahoo News: Former President Jimmy Carter says it was never his “ambition to be rich” — and it shows in every corner of the quiet, modest life he shares with wife Rosalynn, in a $167,000 two-bedroom rancher in Georgia. Carter, 93, is the only modern president to return full-time to the house he lived in before entering politics, and the only living president who actually saves taxpaye...
50 days ago 12 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
Sometimes I just need to take a day.   I had worked all week end, yesterday i went to the beach with my Wife. Wonderful.   And today, I just took the day to have a Completely Cayce Day.   Started with 8am meditation on the High Line. It is in all its glory and a life-filled place to get in touch with your truest, deepest self.     Then breakfast at Bubby's. One of the few places this Georgia Woman can get great grits(and biscuits!).   After a little while sitting outside the...
57 days ago 7 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
I've been thinking a lot about movies lately. Gothamite John Buscarello "nominated" me on Facebook to list my "Top Ten" that I love or showed me what movies could be. Its a great exercise for me, movies are vehicles for me to get in touch with my feelings, they show me what can be done (I'm a filmmaker myself) and they often inspire. Many have impacted my life in significant ways.     Today would be Diana Sands 84th birthday. She starred in a great film, Raisin In The Sun, a...
64 days ago 5 comments Categories: Politics Tags:
On August 14, 38 years ago, Lech Wałęsa led shipyard workers in Gdansk, Poland, in a successful strike to protest the dismissal of activist worker Anna Walentinowicz.     Part of a growing campaign to gain political freedom and improve economic conditions for Poland’s labor force, the 16,000 workers secured Miss Walentinowicz’s swift reinstatement and then elected her to the workers’ committee to negotiate with the Polish authorities and shipyard management.   Let’s all rem...
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