( culture / people / religion ) via Washington Examiner
The ruling comes after the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn sued the Democratic governor of New York over his executive actions restricting church attendance earlier this month. In their 5-4 decision, the majority struck down the regulations since they cannot be viewe... read more
( education / research / people ) via https://www.vox.com/2014/7/15/5881947/myers-briggs-personality-test-meaningless
About 2 million people take it annually, at the behest of corporate HR departments, colleges, and even government agencies. The company that produces and markets the test makes around $20 million off it each year.... read more
( education / research / people ) via "Are Redheads Aliens? Strange Facts About Redheads"
I am a redhead myself (never liked the term ginger in this context, but that's a personal problem).
Anyway, I found this interesting.
It takes more anesthesia to knock us outHigher resistance to pain blockers
The individual ... read more
( life / people ) Politicians are more likely than people in the general population to be sociopaths. I think you would find no expert in the field of sociopathy/ psychopathy/ antisocial personality disorder who would dispute that a small minority of human beings literally have no conscience -- but it does explain... read more
( culture / quotes / people ) People try to do all sorts of clever and difficult things to improve life instead of doing the simplest, easiest thing -- refusing to participate in activities that make life bad. -- Leo Tolstoy
NEW! Random samples of dialogue from my novels!... read more
( life / people ) via timesofisrael.com
Israeli virologist urges world leaders to calm public, slams unnecessary panic. 'People think this virus is going to attack them all, and then they're all going to die,' says Prof. Jihad Bishara. 'Not at all. In fact, most of those infected won't even kn... read more
( life / people ) I've been in middle Tennessee the past 25 years, grew up in northern California, spent most of my 20s in L.A., but according to this site I should move to New England. They say...
You would fit in well in New England due to your no-nonsense personality and preservation of tradition. New Engl... read more
( education / research / people ) Copied from somewhere, maybe one of these.
You start with a cage containing four monkeys, and inside the cage you hang a banana on a string, and then you place a set of stairs under the banana.
Before long a monkey will go to the stairs and climb toward the banana. You then spray ALL the monkey... read more
( life / people / internet ) The Friends of Humanity website. Don't know anything about it, but like the sound of it. :)
Friends of Humanity is active in the defense of human rights, education, health care, and environmental protection. Our projects are currently underway in Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America.
The .... read more
( life / people ) It was horrible! I was at Walmart again, but that's not the worst part. There was a teenage/early-20's girl with boobs out to here, wearing the most form-fitting outfit you ever saw. I tried to ignore her because she REALLY wanted to be looked at, and I always try to disappoint people like t... read more
( life / people ) From somewhere on the Internet ...
Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
Name the last five Heisman Trophy winners.
Name the last five winners of the Miss America pageant.
Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best ... read more
( life / people / internet ) If you were on a deserted island with an Internet connection and a pug, but could only access ONE website, which site would it be?(BTW, the pug is irrelevant, I just like pugs!)
Facebook - 3 votes
Google - 2 votes
Kindle - 1 votes
Twitter - 1 votes
Your webmail - 1 votes
Other - 1 votes
Pinte... read more
( life / people ) Great article.
via Greed is Not a Virtue, by David Korten - Agenda for a New Economy.
By capitalism's perverse moral logic, if a person sells toxic assets by knowingly misrepresenting them as sound, the fault lies not with the misrepresentation of the seller, but rather with the lack of due di... read more
( life / people ) I had a run-in yesterday with the neighbor formerly known as ahole motorcycle guy. I had just gotten back from a customer's office when I get a knock on the door. It's motorcycle guy saying Can we talk a minute? I know you've got a problem with me. About a year ago I had gotten in his face a ... read more
( life / money / employment / people ) First time I've ever seen this. Filling out an online job application, the EEOC stuff at the bottom gave me a choice of:
Decline to Answer
I can understand sexually confused, but gender unknown? Really?... read more