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Swearing off of the place… Finally…

IMG_3868[2]I will not go back there.  I am referring to the WE Blog.  I got into a flaming response with Anti (the only poster who posted there  in oposition to another poster).  I am done with those folk.  I will not read there and will definitely not post there.

Please join me in this drive toward sanity…

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Filed under Democratic Party, hate groups, Progressive Ideals

Book Club for Progressives

HLP of the BTSNBN has always wanted to start a book club for guys.  My dear spouse belongs to a book club that keeps growing every month.  They meet once a month in a different members’ house.  They talk, drink wine, laugh, drink more wine, laugh some more, and seem to have a good time.

I seriously considered taking the Hank up on his scheme, but I doubt that I could stomach most of his guests.

Are there male bloggers here, who live close enough to ICT, who’d like to start a book club?

Let me know.  I will see what I can do about this good idea that was accidentally conceived by a con (sorta like his son; except that good idea was a serious error).

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Filed under Book Reviews, Media

Talking Mice? What Has Man Unleashed?

240px-Reepicheep_thumbResearchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (in Leipzeig, Germany – the German city that hosted the first psychology laboratory)  have inserted a human gene, FOXP2,  into mice.  This gene is thought to be one of the components that give humans the ability to speak.  The gene insertion has altered the way mice communicate – their utlrasonic whistles are lower in pitch now.

What are the implications?  What will this unleash?  As the novelist and screen writer Mark Leyner explains in this NY Times Op Ed piece,  “we’re talking about a rat that’ll be able to sit down, look you in the eye and talk about the Sotomayor nomination or the Lakers-Magic series.”

This tearing down of the inter-animal communication wall will have more implications than the changing of Disney movie themes.  My aggressively vegetarian daughter may win all of her arguments and I will have to start eating those things she prescribes.  Heaven forbid…

iggy donnelly

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Filed under Evolution, Psychology Ramblings...

Osama bin Elvis..

Angelo Codevilla thinks that the chances of an earthly presence of Elvis Presley are greater than the likelihood of the same cosmic address for Osama bin Laden.  Codevilla provides opinion and evidence from a variety of experts on the data we have about bin Laden since December, 2001 as well as the history of accurate intelligence [sic] from the CIA.  Some of what we think of  as being true in the war on terror doesn’t even pass the nonsense test.

Read more here.

iggydonnelly

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Filed under History, Osama bin Laden, WAR, World Politics