What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Linkee-poo wishes I was like you, easily amused

Maureen's Marchers for suicide prevention.

Dear Friends. A book launch told in letters. (Grokked from John Scalzi)

Some depression may be linked to inflammation. Huhn. Mostly anecdotal evidence here, but it would be interesting to see full research done. We already have the drugs, this would be research into "off-label" uses. From my own side, I do take Omega 3 (fish oil) pills and I believe I feel better when I have them than when I don't. But this might turn out like the "melatonin=sleep" thing (which, it turns out, really hasn't been proven, and IIRC, melatonin pills don't work much better than placebo). Sure, there's elevated cytokine levels in depressed people, just like there are elevated melatonin levels in sleepy people, but correlation isn't causation (melatonin levels are linked to the circadian clocks in our bodies and might be performing other functions). (Grokked from Janiece)

What bad things could probably happen with global warming? Well, for one, an increase in hobo spiders who will invade your home. (Grokked from the Slactivist)

Everybody is all about the Mars, doesn't Venus get any love? (Grokked from Astrid Julian)

And they will know we are Christians by our guns. Although, I like this "Christians and defenders of the West" Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey came up with. It's very Tolkienish, as if Christians were the Last Men of the West.

Oh Christ, it's the Zombie Harold Camping come back to predict the end of the world. Again. Well, a group usin this math who now says the earth will end tomorrow, October 7th. I guess someone forgot they rolled doubles and got to roll again, or something. Actually, the Zombie Harold Camping has been on the radio (late night Christian radio is replaying some of his shows). (Grokked from John Scalzi)

The stories we tell ourselves. In this case, the stories told within the evangelical community. I didn't know that the couple that refused to bake a cake for the lesbian couple also published the couple's contact information. There's also a lot about the abstinence movement. (Grokked from the Slactivist)

On topic to both the racial divide when it comes to "honors" programs and what is happening in our schools, the rejuvenation of a Denver high school. Note that the "traditional" students at this high school would be considered "honors" students at other schools, but because of the racial divide, lack of engagement (by all parties involved), lack of communications, etc the school was about to tear itself down. But now that it has the teacher, administration, parents and students all pulling together they're seeing a turn around. Strange how that happens. (Grokked from Janiece)

Here's the thing, most companies that has public stock has some sort of stock purchase incentive program. However, they have strict rules against profiting from insider information. Unlike, say, the new fantasy football betting games. "Last week, a DraftKings employee admitted to inadvertently releasing data before the start of the third week of N.F.L. games, a move akin to insider trading in the stock market. The employee — a midlevel content manager — won $350,000 at rival site FanDuel that same week."

What would happen if we actually defunded Planned Parenthood. Bad things, Maynard. Basically, it will increase the "problem" that the so called defenders of the faith are attempting to prevent. (Grokked form the Slactivist)

One nation, under fear. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to revolution. This is what the terrorist knows. This is the goal of the attack.

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