Friday, August 18, 2017

Interesting quote from "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test"

Hi - I'm reading "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" by Tom Wolfe and wanted to share this quote with you.

"that's the cry of this rally! … Me! Me! Me! Me! … And that's why wars get fought … ego … because enough people want to scream Pay attention to Me … Yep, you're playing their game …"

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Interesting quote from "The Vital Question: Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life"

Hi - I'm reading "The Vital Question: Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life" by Nick Lane and wanted to share this quote with you.

"The ancient covenant is in pieces; man knows at last that he is alone in the universe's unfeeling immensity, out of which he emerged only by chance. His destiny is nowhere spelled out, nor is his duty. The kingdom above or the darkness below: it is for him to choose."

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The Atlantic: Tumplines and the Benefits of Carrying Weight on Your Head


Tumplines and the Benefits of Carrying Weight on Your Head
The Atlantic

People have done it for centuries. Maybe everyone still should. An Object Lesson. Read the full story


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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Molecular mechanisms underlying adhesion and migration of hematopoietic stem cells

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3364136/


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Fewer people paid Obamacare tax penalties, as more got Obamacare aid

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/01/11/fewer-people-paid-obamacare-tax-penalties-as-more-got-obamacare-aid.html

Koskinen wrote that about 6.5 million taxpayers last tax season reported owing a total of $3 billion in such tax penalties for failing to have coverage in 2015.

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What's Happened To The ACA Penalty Tax?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/beltway/2017/04/10/whats-happened-to-the-aca-penalty-tax/#4a2302bc98e4

About 6.5 million returns (5 percent) reported and paid an average penalty tax of $470, more than double the $210 average paid on 2014 returns

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Los Angeles Times: Who was responsible for the violence in Charlottesville? Here's what witnesses say


Who was responsible for the violence in Charlottesville? Here's what witnesses say
Los Angeles Times

The clashes that broke out over the weekend at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. Read the full story


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Can we design machines to make ethical decisions? | Aeon Essays

https://aeon.co/essays/can-we-design-machines-to-make-ethical-decisions


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Monday, August 14, 2017

Confederate Monuments and Their Complicated Legacy - The Atlantic


timeline of the genesis of the Confederate sites shows two notable spikes. One comes around the turn of the 20th century, just after Plessy v. Ferguson, and just as many Southern states were establishing repressive race laws. The second runs from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s—the peak of the civil-rights movement. In other words, the erection of Confederate monuments has been a way to perform cultural resistance to black equality.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: What the Google Controversy Misses: The Business Case for Diversity



What the Google Controversy Misses: The Business Case for Diversity
The Wall Street Journal

The memo written by a Google employee about gender diversity hit a raw nerve in an industry already beset by accusations of sexism and discrimination. Research, meanwhile, has established the business case for diversity. Read the full story


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Is Mindfulness Meditaton BS or Not? Yes | WIRED

https://www.wired.com/2017/08/the-science-and-philosophy-of-mindfulness-meditation/


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