Thursday, April 30, 2015

Pay It Forward Day

This is such a great concept; why am I only learning of the day today?

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Has the N.R.A. Won? -

Distressing and depressing.
Simple Rules for Healthy Eating

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Spain: Couple Accused of Links to ISIS
Google’s Steely Foe in Europe
Lawsuit in Spain Seeks Recognition of Another Dalí Creation: A Daughter
Greece Flashes Warning Signals About Its Debt
Survivor: Smugglers locked hundreds in hold of capsized boat (from @AP)
The Latest: Migrant survivor says 950 aboard capsized boat (from @AP)
Turkish Cypriot leadership election to go into 2nd round (from @AP)
Almonds get roasted in debate over California water use (from @AP)

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hillary Clinton vows to work for 'everyday Americans,' perhaps 'hardworking Americans,' too -

I think we should press her and others to define what they mean by this? Who is not an everyday American in the US?

Friday, April 10, 2015

Turning to Big, Big Data to See What Ails the World -

Important stuff.


I was struck the other day by a commercial for facial cosmetics from one of the big companies in that field. It was fashion-focused, of course, but what really impressed me was the palate of colors that they showed covering almost shade of face color. What that got me thinking was how we could show that spectrum more often so as to emphasize that the only difference between and among all of us is a choice of pigments. It just seems like a really interesting opportunity to spread out colors not just as different faces, but on a continuum demonstrating just how close we all are?

Monday, April 06, 2015

Are Chapel Hill Gun Owners Buying More Guns? | WUNC

There are too many guns everywhere in the US. Why doesn't this report include statistics, in addition to opinion, about Chapel Hill and Orange County? Just a lazy reporting job?

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Un restaurant tropézien parmi les 20 meilleurs du monde | Dernière minute | Nice-Matin


Baptist Pastor: Religious Liberty Law Permits Denial Of Some Services : NPR

A really good example of the point I just made.

What's Changed Since The First Religious Liberty Law Was Passed In 1993? : NPR

Not enough discussion about how we have drawn lines between public and private spaces, those lines change and we have carved out, as a country, an area of publicly conducted activities where limitations and on rights is part of the process. We would be better served to approach this from that perspective.

More African-Americans Support Carrying Legal Guns For Self-Defense : NPR

That's discouraging.