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  1. “There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” ― Issac Asimov
  2. “Observation is a dying art.” ― Stanley Kubrick
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    Congratulations, Nurk.
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    Goodbye 2019

    Happy New Year, Everyone! I wish you all a very happy, healthy new year.
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    The holidays

    Scrooge here, I start feeling depressed by mid November and I can't snap out of it until March rolls around. But, Happy Holidays, Everyone! I mean it, not being spikey. I really hope you all have a wonderful holiday.
  6. A little late, but Happy Birthday!
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    Sad News

    Nurk, would it be possible to do the radiation in a hospital near you? I mean, you would still be treated at the Cleaveland Clinic, but maybe they would allow the radiation treatments to be performed at a local hospital.
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    Sad News

    Best of luck to you, Nurk!
  9. https://www.npr.org/2019/03/26/706924888/is-tom-pettys-i-wont-back-down-your-personal-anthem-tell-us-your-story
  10. Oh, dear. Sorry about that. My dad was diagnosed with Parkinson's in his early 59's. He had it for 25 years. As for the haircutting thing, I've done it. With disastrous results. Even with steady hands, I don't recommend cutting your own hair. __________________________________________________________ We're gaining about 3 minutes of daylight every day!
  11. If there is one bill I would LOVE to eliminate it is our Xfinity bill. I loathe that company. However, I'm a news addict, as well as a PBS fan. Also, somewhere, somehow, I became an old TV western fan. The STARZ ENCORE Western channel is on an upgraded tier. Natch!
  12. It was minus seventeen degrees this morning in Champaign, Il...with a "real feel" temperature of minus forty-nine degrees. Why the hell do I live here?
  13. Is this thread 200+ years too late? The Industrial Revolution was a double-edged sword, but you can't hold back progress. You just have to find ways to make it work FOR and WITH humanity and the environment, rather than against them. (I admit I didn't read this entire thread.)
  14. ^ He was complicit far too long, though.
  15. I've missed a lot in the last five months.
  16. You can view his updated death certificate online. There is no mention of cancer.
  17. Oh, Christ! It also looks like he has a very wonky right arm. That's just not right at all.
  18. I was curious, too. But we'll likely never know.
  19. Maybe I'm showing my age, but I could swear that 80% of the songs performed sounded pretty much all the same.
  20. I've had this unopened Ancestry DNA test sitting on my desk for months now. In fact, there are a lot of things I have just not paid any attention to in recent months.
  21. Hmmmm....now McCabe resigns. This comes shortly after the news last week that Trump wanted him fired. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ On a different topic: I hate snow.
  22. I've always liked Emmy Lou Harris, but I just didn't care much for this tribute. I know some folks would disagree, but I thought Chris Stapleton's voice was too harsh and grating on a song as beautiful and delicate as "Wildflowers,"
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