Why anti-authoritarians are diagnosed as mentally ill. In my career as a psychologist, I have talked with hundreds of people previously diagnosed by other professionals with oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, anxiety disorder and other psychiatric illnesses, and … Continue reading
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Bebe Barron an early pioneer of electronic music. See Coilhouse for a film she did with her friend Anaïs Nin in 1952
Mostly, it turns out, things that are politically inconvenient rather than things which actually pose a security threat. Using Wikileaks to figure out what the government redacts No surprises there.
What does an ethically challenged, cheating hypocrite who brought the country near ruin for political advantage have to do with this man? Oh.
Here’s what some friends of mine and I have been working on for a couple of years now. We’ve got it all nailed down and we’re looking for funding and other kinds of support: That’s our TEDx talk about the … Continue reading
(g) Any person who uses tear gas or tear gas weapons except in self-defense is guilty of a public offense and is punishable byimprisonment in a state prison for 16 months, or two or three years or in a county … Continue reading
There’s no privacy Imagine the U.S. Census as conducted by direct marketers – that’s the social graph. Social networks exist to sell you crap. The icky feeling you get when your friend starts to talk to you about Amway, or … Continue reading
NYT headline today: US Panel advises that prostate test may do more harm than good.. Here’s why, briefly: around 70% of elevated readings from the test are false positives – they do not indicate cancer. Men who get a positive … Continue reading
Asheville’s Occupy Wall Street, day one. The story, with images and statements from protesters, is here on Image Asheville
Why is it so easy to get fat and yet being fat predisposes one to heart disease, cancer, and adult onset diabetes? It seems like a maladaption to the presence of plenty of food. First of all, it’s not nearly … Continue reading
Here’s a reasonable working definition of life – a process which produces localised entropy decrease. Intelligent life doubly so. Think about it like this: light from the sun hits the moon and turns to heat. No life involved. Light from … Continue reading
I firmly believe in the present. There literally is no past and no future, just the changing now. Sure, it contains evidence of things that have been, other circuits of the Earth around the Sun. We can be pretty certain … Continue reading