Saturday, August 30, 2014

Nascar star Tony Stewart 'emotional' but ready to return to the track | Sport | theguardian.com

Nascar star Tony Stewart 'emotional' but ready to return to the track | Sport | theguardian.com



New rule proposal: any person who kills another participant while engaged in a competitive sports competition is forever banned from participating in that sport.  Because either they're not very good at the sport,  or they are too aggressive and careless of the lives of others, so will be a danger to the other participants. And if they were just really unlucky, well then, it might still make the remaining players of the game a little more aware of the dangers of the game.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Latin American women face forced sterilization | News | Harvard School of Public Health

Latin American women face forced sterilization | News | Harvard School of Public Health





I can not agree with the premise of this article. And I grow increasingly tired of hearing about yet another 'right' someone is supposed to have, without equal discussion of the responsibility that should go with that 'right'.

How many of these women being pressured to accept sterilization are paying the full cost of their medical treatment for HIV, rather than receiving assistance with that care? How many would be able to guarantee that they would remain healthy enough to care for another child? And that they would have the financial means to do so, rather than depending on someone else to pay the bills? And what if they're one of the unlucky ones for which the preventive treatments don't work. What right do they have to commit their child to a life time of medical treatment?

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Tammy Theatrical Teaser

Tammy Theatrical Teaser



Badtux says that it's women,  not men, that pressure women to conform to the beauty image.

I say, the evidence is not conclusive.

Take the advertising for Melissa McCarthy's new movie "Tammy".

Look at the movie poster. Watch the trailer.

Why does the Tammy in the poster not look anything like the Tammy in the trailer.

Look at the photo shop job done. Co written by McCarthy and her husband. But produced by a typical Hollywood company. 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Scorecard Home

Scorecard Home



Interesting thing is: compare the scorecard here,














with the breakdown of red vs blue states.



from wikipedia



Not an exact match [flip the colors on the red vs blue states, blue to white, red to blue] , but close enough for conjecture.

Scorecard Home

Scorecard Home



I live in Ohio. All five of my siblings still live in Ohio. Guess we'd all better work on a quick exit strategy for when we are unable to manage on our own. Parents had 6 children to share the burden. We have from -0- to -3- children per family to shoulder the burden.

Unless a miracle happens and Ohio betters it's ranking on this scale.

But I don't really believe in miracles. 

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Aquaculture - National Geographic

Aquaculture - National Geographic



Very interesting. I've not been much of a fish eater, except for salmon and tuna. I may need to start looking for tilipia recipes.

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Pope said to be furious over luxury retirement flat of top Vatican official | World news | theguardian.com

Pope said to be furious over luxury retirement flat of top Vatican official | World news | theguardian.com



Luxury apartment? Sad, but not surprising, given the church's history. What really burns me is the last paragraph. The retired Vatican official will share the living quarters with 3 nuns: who will handle the domestic work.

When they [the nuns]  retire, will they get three live in apprentice priests, to take care of their domestic work?