Interesting article about the negative consequences of marijuana use by teens by a pro‐pot author. Best line: “I disagree with the recreational use without the awareness that it is medicine and that you are self medicating, and from the standpoint of media glorifying it to teens in music, movies the internet, and television, without them having proper understanding of what it does.”
If you want to be educated on why drugs are illegal read this [The History of the Non‐Medical Use of Drugs in the United States by Charles Whitebread,…
This is a well‐done visual of the distribution of religious beliefs.
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What a great anecdote.
My first job in the U.S. was passing out flyers for a fortune teller on Powell and Market in San Francisco. She did not trust her psychic powers enough to guess who was doing a truly good job (it was …
I don’t think I’ve seen this observation anywhere else: “…if it defies good sense to send teenaged girls off into the woods with heterosexual men, it likely defies good sense to send teenaged boys off with homosexual men. This is no aspersion against homosexuals, except insofar as they are men, and we know enough about men to understand that some of them find teenagers sexually attractive, and the older and more mature‐looking these teenagers, the easier it becomes for seemingly decent men to violate them while pretending the act is consensual.”
Slippery words • Home •. Gays, Boy Scouts, and dogma. February 4th, 2013 Posted in Policy and Politics. The Boy Scouts of America is considering an end to its prohibition against homosexual troop lead…
For my programmer friends.
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This is the funniest thing I have seen shared on facebook (that I didn’t see here first) in a long time!
I am not sure whether Scott Adams would be awesome or horrible to know in real life. Either way, he’d be entertaining.
The Official Dilbert Website featuring Scott Adams Dilbert strips, animation, mashups and more starring Dilbert, Dogbert, Wally, The Pointy Haired Boss, Alice, Asok, Dogbert’s New Ruling Class and mor…
But they have so many trophys and participation awards.
Many of these are quite good. For example: “Adulthood is the moment at which your expenditure on Christmas presents
first exceeds the value of the gifts you can expect to receive.”
- John Kay
You will find it here (pdf). There are numerous good bits, here is one of them: To admire an artist for his own sake, although certainly a compliment, can also be a way of suggesting that he has no p…
The levels of disparity in outcomes are shocking.
There is a new paper, by Zhengye Chen, an enterprising undergraduate from the University of Chicago: Of the 138 Ph.D. economics programs in the United States, the top fifteen Ph.D. programs in economi…