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A blog written for those whose interests more or less match mine.



Last Build Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 02:13:12 +0000

 



Making dinner, a little at a time: Stir-Fried Tofu and PeppersLeisureGuy

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 02:13:05 +0000

I’m making Stir-Fried Tofu and Peppers, by Martha Rose Shulman, whose recipes I tend to like: they are on the healthful end of the spectrum. I prep a little at a time for most recipes, and in this case it is essential. First, I put the block of (firm or extra firm) tofu on a […](image)


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Why are police groups and their advocates advancing a theory that makes police officers look terrible?LeisureGuy

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:52:08 +0000

Radley Balko writes in the Washington Post: Over at Grits for Breakfast, Scott Henson points out that a police union president recently advanced the argument of “de-policing,” that cops are refusing to do their jobs due to increased criticism and public scrutiny. Since this meme first arose, Grits has never understood why law enforcement spokesmen would […](image)


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Interesting backstory on the Wells Fargo scam on opening credit card accountsLeisureGuy

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:35:23 +0000

Stephen Engelberg reported this back in September, but it’s still good reading: Several years after I returned to New York from Oregon, I made a strange discovery. Bank accounts I was certain I had closed were inexplicably racking up service charges. It seemed bizarre, particularly because I had gone in person to a newly opened […](image)


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Here’s Another Way Wells Fargo Took Advantage Of CustomersLeisureGuy

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:20:11 +0000

Speaking of psycopaths in corporations… Jesse Eisinger reports in ProPublica: Wells Fargo, the largest mortgage lender in the country, portrays itself as a stalwart bankthat puts customers first. That reputation shattered in September, when it was fined $185 million for illegally opening as many as 2 million deposit and credit-card accounts without customers’ knowledge. Now […](image)


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Paul Krugman tells what to expectLeisureGuy

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:15:33 +0000

In the first part of the column, Krugman notes that things currently are not at all bad but could easily worsen: . . . Manufacturing employment is indeed down since 2000; but overall employment is way up, and the unemployment rate is low by historical standards. And it’s not just one number that looks pretty […](image)


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Sources say Trump’s CIA visit made relations with intel community worseLeisureGuy

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:08:20 +0000

Jeff Pegues at CBS News reports: U.S. government sources tell CBS News that there is a sense of unease in the intelligence community after President Trump’s visit to CIA headquarters on Saturday. An official said the visit “made relations with the intelligence community worse” and described the visit as “uncomfortable.” Authorities are also pushing back against […](image)


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The History Of 100 Years Of Women’s Health Care At Planned Parenthood NowThisLeisureGuy

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:04:27 +0000

Via Open Culture: Filed under: Daily life, Health, Medical, Video(image)


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1 in 5 CEOs are psychopaths, according to a new studyLeisureGuy

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:43:01 +0000

I can see how that could happen, since corporate culture selects on factors other than morality, and for some factors morality can be a handicap (e.g., dumping toxic waste to save money and increase profits: if the benefit to the bottom line is great enough, any who seriously objected would just lose their job; or […](image)


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Trump reacts to reports on inauguration crowd sizeLeisureGuy

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:41:23 +0000

Via Kevin Drum’s post, which is really worth reading. Filed under: Trump administration, Video(image)


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How American health care kills peopleLeisureGuy

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:31:13 +0000

Ryan Cooper writes in The Week: Matthew Stewart owes $62,668.78 for drugs, surgeries, and other treatment. With both bankruptcy and possibly fatal liver failure looming, he doesn’t even bother opening his bills anymore, he told The Week. “There was no point. They just upset everyone,” he says. Stewart is 29 years old, and was pursuing […](image)


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This Cement Generates LightLeisureGuycement-light

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:30:00 +0000

Gerardo Cázares (translated by Matthew Valletta) reports at Arch Daily: Over the past ten years the development of intelligent construction models, closely tied to energy efficiency, has introduced new materials that have one or more properties modified, in a controlled and partial way, by external stimuli such as radiation, temperature, pH, humidity, wind, and other […](image)


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The Wyoming GOP seems to have lost its collective mind: A bill that no energy can come from sustainable sourcesLeisureGuy

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:26:11 +0000

This bill seems completely perverse, cutting off their nose to spite their face. Katie Herzog reports at Grist.org: On the first day of the state’s legislative session, nine Republican lawmakers filed legislation that would bar utilities from using electricity produced by large-scale renewable energy projects. The bill, whose sponsors are primarily from the state’s top coal-producing counties, would require […](image)


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A fine Monday morning shave with Nanny’s Silly Soap, Rooney Style 2, ATT S1, and Stetson ClassicLeisureGuySOTD 2017-01-23

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:52:04 +0000

Since I skip shaving on Sundays, the Monday morning shave is always extremely nice—and a great way to start the week. Long ago I got some Nanny’s Silly Soap shaving soap, which I enjoyed but went in one of the periodic soap purges. I bought a new tin of the Bamboo and White Grape fragrance […](image)


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Shaping one’s worldview through Google is not a good idea: e.g., Dylann RoofLeisureGuy

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:11:15 +0000

Thanks to JvR for pointing this out: Filed under: Education, Technology(image)


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Our fearful, Milquetoast media: Media Should Report That President Trump Is Violating The Constitution — And It’s An Impeachable OffenseLeisureGuy

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 02:44:21 +0000

Timothy Johnson writes at Media Matters: According to experts, President Donald Trump’s continued ownership interest in the Trump Organization means that he is in violation of the U.S. Constitution’s Emoluments Clause, which prohibits the president from personally benefiting from actions taken by foreign governments and their agents. Will media hold Trump accountable for this impeachable offense […](image)


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Stoicism Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You HappyLeisureGuy

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 01:52:51 +0000

All skills are learned through practice, and life skills are no different. The idea that you are practicing makes it easier for you to forgive your failures, provided that you continue to practice in order to eliminate the fault(s) that led to the failure. From bakadesuyo.com: Alright, you’ve probably read a zillion articles about happiness […](image)


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Speaking of marches making a statement: SOCIETY & CULTURE 20 Million Muslims March Against ISIS and The Mainstream Media Completely Ignore ItLeisureGuy3arbaeen_1437_karbala_worlds_largest_gathering30

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 01:32:59 +0000

Is it a statement if the media ignore it? Matt Agorist of WalkingTimesMedia.com reports: In one of the largest organized marches in the history of the world, tens of millions of Shia Muslims made an incredibly heartening statement, by risking their lives to travel through war-stricken areas to openly defy ISIS. This massive event that […](image)


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The 10 circles of McMansion HellLeisureGuy

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 01:14:21 +0000

An architect takes a look at the degrees of McMansion Hell. Interesting reading, profusely illustrated. No floor plans. I found this via a story in the Washington Post by Amanda Kolson Hurley.Filed under: Daily life(image)


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Sean Spicer’s initial statement (full of lies) set a low anchor point so we will be pleased if we just get fewer liesLeisureGuyscreen-shot-2017-01-22-at-4-32-46-pm

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:36:13 +0000

From an interesting tweet: by Anna Rascouët-Paz, who writes, “Re Spicer’s lies, this is from someone who worked in a past administration. Important read.” Filed under: Trump administration(image)


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With executive order, Trump tosses a ‘bomb’ into fragile health insurance marketsLeisureGuy

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:09:33 +0000

We shouldn’t be at all surprised at the “bull in a china shop” approach Trump is using, Indeed, Rex Tillerson, Trump’s nominee as Secretary of State, indicated in his hearing that he would not hesitate to go to war with China. A measured and thoughtful approach doesn’t cut it in a reality show, which requires […](image)


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