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Oxfords Free Course - Critical Reasoning for Beginners (VIDEO)

Talbot builds the course from the ground up, and begins by explaining that arguments consist of a set of premises that, logically linked together, lead to a conclusion. She proceeds to outline the way to lay out an argument logically and clearly, and eventually, the basic steps involved in assessing its strengths and weaknesses.

The six-part series, which was recorded in 2009, shows no sign of wear, and Talbot, unlike some philosophy professors, does a terrific job of making the content digestible. If youíve got some time on your hands, the lectures, which average just over an hour in length, can be finished in less than a week. That's peanuts, if you consider that all of our knowledge is built on the foundations that this course establishes. If you havenít had the chance to be exposed to a class on critical thought, I canít recommend Critical Reasoning For Beginners with enough enthusiasm: there are few mental skills that are as underappreciated, and as central to our daily lives, as critical thinking.

Video at link

http://www.openculture.com/2019/03/oxfords-free-course-critical-reasoning-for-beginners-teaches-you-to-think-like-a-philosopher.html

NFL - Buccaneers hire 2 female assistant coaches

The Buccaneers have hired Lori Locust and Maral Javadifar, making Tampa Bay the first NFL team with two female coaches on staff.

Locust and Javadifar are the first full-time female coaches in Bucs franchise history. Locust is an assistant defensive line coach, and Javadifar is an assistant strength and conditioning coach, the team announced.

"I know how hard it can be to get that first opportunity to coach at the highest level of professional football," coach Bruce Arians said in a statement released by the team. "Sometimes, all you need is the right organization to offer up the opportunity. The Glazer family and our general manager, Jason Licht, were extremely supportive of my decision, and I know Maral and Lori will be great additions to my coaching staff."

Javadifar, who played basketball at Pace University in New York, has her doctorate in physical therapy from New York Medical College and completed her sports physical therapy residency at VCU in August. She has worked as a physical therapist and performance trainer in Seattle and Virginia.

In 2015, Arians hired Jen Welter as a training camp intern with the Arizona Cardinals, making her the first woman to hold an NFL coaching position.

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/26317198/buccaneers-hire-2-female-assistant-coaches

ESPN's 29 experts' predictions on the Final Four and the Champ

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/26310788/2019-ncaa-tournament-final-four-predictions

😁 WORD! to ya MEME! get on your reading glasses.








































OH NO! **MySpace** lost a decade of music uploads during a server migration

Side note - there are about 10 or so people in the Richmond area who still work for Circuit City.

MySpace Says It Lost Years Of User-Uploaded Music

https://www.npr.org/2019/03/18/704458168/myspace-says-it-lost-years-of-user-uploaded-music

MySpace ó the once-dominant social media platform that was largely subsumed by Facebook ó may have lost a decade's worth of music uploaded by users, the company says.

Now the company says millions of music files uploaded to the site may have disappeared.

NPR has reached out for comment from MySpace. According to several media reports, it posted a message on its site recently reading, "As a result of a server migration project, any photos, videos, and audio files you uploaded more than three years ago may no longer be available on or from MySpace. We apologize for the inconvenience."

"More than 50 million tracks from 14 million artists has been lost," reports The Guardian.

The site was purchased by News Corp. in 2005 for $580 million. News Corp. considered acquiring Yahoo and merging it with MySpace but eventually dropped those plans. Instead, it sold MySpace for $35 million in 2011. The site has waned in popularity since its creation, but some members have continued to use it as a place to store music, photos and other media files.

NYT - A Mar-a-Lago Weekend and an Act of God: Trump's History With Deutsche Bank

Long article going waaaay back into their history.


Mr. Trump and Deutsche Bank were deeply entwined, their symbiotic bond born of necessity and ambition on both sides: a real estate mogul made toxic by polarizing rhetoric and a pattern of defaults, and a bank with intractable financial problems and a history of misconduct.

In the weeks before Ms. Vrablic attended his swearing-in, the bank commissioned reports to figure out how it had gotten in so deep with Mr. Trump. It issued an unusual edict to its Wall Street employees: Do not publicly utter the word ďTrump.Ē

Over nearly two decades, Deutsche Bankís leaders repeatedly saw red flags surrounding Mr. Trump. There was a disastrous bond sale, a promised loan that relied on a bankerís forged signature, wild exaggerations of Mr. Trumpís wealth, even a claim of an act of God.


In early 2016, Mr. Trump asked Ms. Vrablic for one final loan, for his golf course in Turnberry, Scotland.
Ms. Vrablic said yes, but a fight soon erupted.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/18/business/trump-deutsche-bank.html

It's SOL for my daughter at school

Got the email yesterday. This week is SOL week.

Oh SOL stands for Standards of Learning. Virginia's standardized testing. Yeah no one NOBODY apparently mentioned (or it was ignored) "You DO know what SOL means, right?"

This name was chosen during the Jim Gilmore time as Governor.

Pics from 1911. Have you ever shucked an oyster?



Josie, six year old, Bertha, six years old, Sophie, 10 years old, all shuck regularly. Maggioni Canning Co. Location: Port Royal, South Carolina, Lewis Hine, Febraury 1911.

Subsequently, I learned that most children who worked at this place were Polish and Bohemian immigrants who lived most of the year in Baltimore, Maryland, and worked in southern fish canneries in the winter. I was unable to interest the Baltimore Sun in publishing the photo. So I made one final effort. looking again at the 1910 census for anyone named Josie or Josephine, Bertha and Sophie, and came up with Sophie Dudeck, born in Maryland in 1901, and living with a family that worked for an oyster cannery. I was virtually certain that she was the Sophie in the photo, so I searched for her descendants. Itís not easy searching for girls, since most of them marry and change their last names. So I searched for descendants of her male siblings.

https://morningsonmaplestreet.com/2015/07/20/oyster-shuckers-port-royal-south-carolina/




Hine: Oyster Shuckers, 1911. /Nyoung Boys And Girls Working Alongside Men And Women Shucking Oysters At The Dunbar Cannery Factory In Dunbar, Louisiana. Photograph By Lewis Hine, March 1911. was reproduced on Premium Heavy Stock Paper which captures all of the vivid colors and details of the original. The overall paper size is 18.00 x 24.00 inches and the image size is 18.00 x 24.00 inches. This print is ready for hanging or framing. Brand New and Rolled and ready for display or framing. Print Title: Hine: Oyster Shuckers, 1911. /Nyoung Boys And Girls Working Alongside Men And Women Shucking Oysters At The Dunbar Cannery Factory In Dunbar, Louisiana. Photograph By Lewis Hine, March 1911.. Paper Size: 18.00 x 24.00 inches. Product Type: Fine Art Print.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=2NM-0084-2DAX3

NYT - It Wasn't Just Khashoggi: Saudi Crown Prince's Brutal Drive to Crush Dissent

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/17/world/middleeast/khashoggi-crown-prince-saudi.html

WASHINGTON ó Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia authorized a secret campaign to silence dissenters ó which included the surveillance, kidnapping, detention and torture of Saudi citizens ó over a year before the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, according to American officials who have read classified intelligence reports about the campaign.

At least some of the clandestine missions were carried out by members of the same team that killed and dismembered Mr. Khashoggi in Istanbul in October, suggesting that his killing was a particularly egregious part of a wider campaign to silence Saudi dissidents, according to the officials and associates of some of the Saudi victims.

Members of the team that killed Mr. Khashoggi, which American officials called the Saudi Rapid Intervention Group, were involved in at least a dozen operations starting in 2017, the officials said.

Details about the operations come from American officials who have read classified intelligence assessments about the Saudi campaign, as well as from Saudis with direct knowledge of some of the operations. They spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of repercussions from disclosing classified information or, in the case of the Saudis, from angering the Saudi government.

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