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Shame on You PBS!

Posted by Robert G. PIelke on December 19, 2013 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)


HOW SHERLOCK CHANGED THE WORLD

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Aired: 12/17/201301:47:55Expires: 12/31/2013 Rating: NR


"The fictional Sherlock Holmes was a scientist who used chemistry, bloodstains and minute traces of evidence to catch criminals. In an era when eyewitness reports and “smoking gun” evidence were needed to convict criminals, Sherlock Holmes’ crime-scene methods were revolutionary."


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Mourning Joe Fatigue [sic]

Posted by Robert G. PIelke on November 5, 2013 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

“Mourning Joe Fatigue”

 

Are you getting mightily irritated with “Morning Joe” and yet you still watch the program? I am and I do, and I’m betting there are lots of you out there like me.

 

My increasing irritation has nothing to do with my political and/or social beliefs, which span the whole gamut of Morning Joe ideologues: I favor the smallest government possible, only necessary wars, a fiscally sound economy, a women’s ...

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Onward, Erotica!

Posted by Robert G. PIelke on January 29, 2013 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Haven’t we pretty much heard it all, by now? What more is to be said about the “legal battles” to protect and preserve our First Amendment rights to express ourselves as we wish and to associate with whomever we wish? I don’t mean to suggest that legal battles are unimportant or should in any way be curtailed! Oh no! For the foreseeable future, they are absolute necessity.

My peeve is that such legal dances are all defensive! They are really not making ...

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War Without End: The Misuse of Metaphor

Posted by Robert G. PIelke on November 14, 2012 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Once upon a time the United States of America used to go to war. We did this several times. They were wars, like all wars, that pitted our nation against other nations. It was always all of “us” against all of “them.” These “Thems” have included England (two tmees0, Mexico, the Confederacy (a nation-wanna-be), Indian nations (actually more of a genocide than a war), Spain, Germany (two times), Japan, North Korea and North Viet Nam. And once upon a time we w...

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Media, Stop Giggling! Marijuana Law Reform Is A Serious Issue

Posted by Robert G. PIelke on November 14, 2012 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

[I copied this -- alrealdy republished several times]

 

Mason Tvert, co-director of the campaign that legalized marijuana in Colorado, appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher for the opening one-on-one discussion with the host. Bill Maher essentially guaranteed campaign funding for marijuana legalization in 2014 in California if Mason would move there and direct the campaign. Visit THE Weed Blog article here to watch the whole clip.

 

In the Overtime segment ...

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Independent Bookstores

Posted by Robert G. PIelke on November 12, 2012 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Where oh where should be go to buy books?

The biggie and dwindling bookstore giants? Amazon dot com?

Perphaps. But why not consider the many, independent  -- and thereby unique -- book stores!



Evolution vs. Stupidism

Posted by Robert G. PIelke on November 12, 2012 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

We seem now to be engaged in a great civil struggle, testing whether this movement or that movement – so conceived – can long endure.

Just as the above referenced contest of the mid nineteenth century pitted one just cause against a patently unjust cause, so also are we now in the midst of a struggle between science and stupidism. Lest ye think that I used this latter term lightly, let me reassure you: I intend it quite laterally. So I suppose I should begin with a few defin...

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