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July 31, 2012

Be safe Michiganders. Severe lightning storm

Here I sit in rural west central MI and I don't think I've experienced so much close cloud to ground lightning in my life. Some down pours, a touch of small hail, not much wind, but the lightning is incredible and persistent. Several instantaneous flash-booms, meaning they're within a mile.

I hope forest fire patrol is on this. We've not had much rain this summer and things are very dry here in the woods.

Radar shows a long band traveling W to E so we may all have a long night of thunder booms.

Be safe. Hope the power grid holds up.

July 18, 2012

PZ Myers gets it right: Genetically Modified Women

Genetically Modified Women, one of today's posts by biologist and outspoken atheist, PZ Myers, is a beautifully constructed Blog entry, with the perfect balance of PZ snark and science.

Given PZ's recent support for Rebecca Watson's protest of the lack of policies at skeptical conferences to ensure the rights of woman attendees from gender bias and being hit on, I am not surprised by this.

Please click through and see how a snarky blogger can deconstruct any counter argument. Some things deserve only ridicule. This, PZ does with exquisite art. And, suitably, he brings the sharp eye of science to bear on the issue.

Here's a snark sample:
Late at night, when no one was looking, UFOs have been abducting our women and enslaving them in the Love Factories on Mars (because as we all know, Mars Needs Women). So that we don’t catch on, they’ve been replacing them with femdroids with cybernetic brains that are very good at cheating on tests.

Beginning in about 1980, all female infants were selectively injected with a Communist mind control virus that turned them into soulless, freedom-hating machines who were good at gymnastics and engineering. When the time is ripe, their programming will be activated and they will rise up to overthrow Western running dog democracies.

The government has top secret labs where clone babies with enhanced genetically engineered intelligence are being raised. Only females are used in this project for technical cloning reasons. They’ve been swapping out normal babies in maternity wards and replacing them with these Humanity 2.0 versions for years.

Big Pharma has been testing brain-enhancing drugs by hiding them in birth control pills. The recent results are the consequence of clandestine human trials. Little known, related fact: they’re also doping Viagra with a stupidity drug.

As male, I may not be the best person to represent feminism. However, it is something I learned at my mother's knee. But this Myers post is one of the best I've seen in a while.

Thanks for paying attention to my first post in this forum. I may not be active here, but I thought this might be of interest here.
July 13, 2012

Limited Mitt options here: ABC? CBS? Or Watch a movie?

Scott Pelie?

Diane Sawyer?

Or Lisabeth Salander?

Is there anything to see or hear from the Mittster?


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Home town: Detroit, MI Current residence: Paris, MI. Manistee Nat\'l Forest.
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