Category Archives: Social Commentary

Wolves, Predators and Numbers

Being on Facebook and being an Animal Rescue Cross-poster, I knew I’d eventually come across non-domestic animal rights issues. In my case, the first non-domestic path crossing came in the form of the large land and sea animals; elephants, orcas and dolphins. I … Continue reading

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Really Trying

Can’t have it all when you’re trying to please everyone, in fact, you can’t have anything except for grabbed spots of time and pieces of a life with small projects geared to please others. Pleasing others, it does suck you … Continue reading

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What You can and Cannot Do During the Federal Shutdown

I know many of us don’t know what to think of this shutdown and while we may have different perspectives on it, it is good to know what one can and can’t do with regards to government services and in … Continue reading

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Sequestration and Science in the U.S.

As I mentioned in  my previous post, I’d get back and discuss my research. However, that is for another post as I relay the frustrations of many American scientists, particularly those of us dependent on US government funded grants.Sequestration is the … Continue reading

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2012 and a Norwegian Cruise

I had the ambition earlier this year to say something even if pithy about the Mayan Doomsday prediction scheduled by most Mayan Calendars to occur on December 21st. However, given it’s importance in my ‘things to do’ list, it never … Continue reading

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Big Bang Theory

And you thought this was going to be another hum drum spiel on some sciency – physics type topic… My husband, myself and friends are waiting something fierce for the new season’s Big Bang Theory (BBT) to come out on Thursday … Continue reading

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Rachel Maddow, Overworked America

I could say it myself but it’s better said here: http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/

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Who Knew! Happiest Man in America!

Discovered: The Happiest Man in America By CATHERINE RAMPELLPublished: March 5, 2011 For the last three years, Gallup has called 1,000 randomly selected American adults each day and asked them about their emotional status, work satisfaction, eating habits, illnesses, stress … Continue reading

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Nobel Laureates Speak Out

On Wednesday, 17 Nobel laureates who gathered in Stockholm have published a remarkable memorandum, asking for “fundamental transformation and innovation in all spheres and at all scales in order to stop and reverse global environmental change”. The Stockholm Memorandum concludes … Continue reading

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