Profile

Cover photo
Lee Dudley
Lives in Portland, OR
391 followers|589,719 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideosReviews

Stream

Lee Dudley

Shared publicly  - 
 
Marvelous.
 
Artificial photosynthesis could power homes in a few years, mimicking plant-based photosynthesis by using solar energy to convert water into hydrogen. If cheap nickel catalysts can be used… and 22% efficiency holds up… then toss it onto the pile of potential game-changers. Ah, but that pile had better be producing, big-time, soon.
 
Figures indicate that the world’s uptake of renewable energy has finally eclipsed its demand for fossil fuel sources, and now a record-breaking solar device made by Australian scientists could mean a whole new category of clean energy production is...
49 comments on original post
2
Add a comment...

Lee Dudley

Shared publicly  - 
 
Where it all began.
2
1
Anne-Marie Clark's profile photo
Add a comment...

Lee Dudley

Shared publicly  - 
 
Matthew Inman is the best.
2
Add a comment...

Lee Dudley

▶ General Politics  - 
 
This essay is absolutely spot on:  "First things first: there's no such thing as "political correctness." The term's in wide use, certainly, but has no actual fixed or specific meaning. What defines it is not what it describes but how it's used: as a way to dismiss a concern or demand as a frivolous grievance rather than a real issue."

A discouraging trend in politics today, especially on the right, is to dismiss dialog and debate with flip obfuscations like this.  If you don't agree with a concept then make a bloody argument!  Dismissing something out of hand illustrates a lack of intelligence at best or a venal disregard for your fellow citizens at worst.

#politics #communications #debate #deliberation #argument #rhetoric
It's just a term we use to dismiss ideas that make us uncomfortable.
10
1
Baun Johltz's profile photo
Add a comment...

Lee Dudley

Shared publicly  - 
 
More psychological evidence of how different thinking patterns determine political affiliation and outlook.  Interesting.

This definitely helps understand why conservatives I often speak with are so "immune" to evidence; feeling matters more to them.
2
Add a comment...

Lee Dudley

Shared publicly  - 
 
I'm not a big fan of the freethinker community mimicking religious artifacts. However, this one I kind of love.

The "Rethink Prize" was a crowdsourced group of 10 Non-Commandments for the freethinker crowd. I think these are pretty darn awesome.

#ethics   #humanism   #freethinking   #quotables  
2
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
391 people
mike smith's profile photo
Mark Bloom's profile photo
Elliot W Lipson's profile photo
D Hunter's profile photo
Susan Delano's profile photo
Nick Cooper's profile photo
Michael Hsu's profile photo
Paul oxygen's profile photo
haboladey jerry's profile photo

Lee Dudley

Shared publicly  - 
 
The republic is 239 today and our constitution is 226. May we be smart enough to ensure their continuation, protection, and improvement. We must perfect our union.
1
1
Anne-Marie Clark's profile photo
Add a comment...

Lee Dudley

Shared publicly  - 
 
I am convinced that this is the future of human agriculture.  Soon our ability to grow on land will be greatly impacted by global warming and this will be a necessity, not a niche market technique.  The Japanese are already doing this on a large scale.  The great thing is how much more efficient it is and less wasteful of water.

#aquaponics #hydroponics #indoorargiculture #technology #agrarianism
5
Elround4's profile photoLee Dudley's profile photo
2 comments
 
I think that's a given as well.  If we can grow kidneys in labs (which we can right now, today using cellular scaffolds and stem cells), growing a rack of lamb or a roast will be far less taxing because it doesn't require the cells to actually work when growth is complete.
Add a comment...

Lee Dudley changed his profile photo.

Shared publicly  - 
2
Lee Dudley's profile photoLe Mont Bennett (Mr Monte)'s profile photo
3 comments
 
Hi :-)
Add a comment...

Lee Dudley

Shared publicly  - 
 
The Greek elections this week were fascinating to watch and were an earthquake in Europe more broadly.  The ridiculous "austerity" program imposed on Greece, Spain, and Italy has been a monstrous disaster as some economists like Paul Krugman and Joseph Stiglitz predicted all the way back in 2009 and 2010.  

What I find most ironic is that the primary EU member state which pushed for the huge spending cuts in Greece was Germany.  Its ironic because after WWII Greece forgave most of Germany's war debt to help it get back on its feet.  The other irony is the forgetfulness of how heaping debt on Germany after WWI led directly to the rise of Nazi Germany and WWII.

We now have two full centuries of economic data and theory to work with.  What's clear is that supply-side, laissez-faire economic policy a la the Hayekian/Friedmanite variety does not work.  We now have mountains of evidence.  In times of crisis deficit spending by the government is the best and often only way to get a nation's economy back on solid footing.  The Greeks know this all too well now.

With the resounding election of Alexis Tsipra and Syriza, Greece is pointing a new way forward for Europe.  Spain's elections are next and anti-austerity parties there are leading in polls as well.

Paul Krugman's column is a good read.  I love the inclusion of stats used by the ECB and conservative economists and how -- as he and other predicted -- those estimates were laughably wrong.  The only reason conservative economic theory survives in this day and age and in spite of two centuries of evidence is that such policies benefit the wealthiest of the wealthy who stand to benefit the most at the expense of entire national economies like Greece.  There is another way if people would just listen to folks like Krugman and Stieglitz and pay attention to evidence, not wishful thinking.

#greece #eu #europe #economics #politicaleconomy
1
Add a comment...

Lee Dudley

▶ Congress  - 
 
Look, lobbying is the single greatest existential threat to the American republic.  Full stop.  But if there is a company or organization that can exert more positive and than negative effect in using this corruption of the system, it's Google.  Their stance on net neutrality, global warming, science education, technology, etc. is spot on.  With any luck, they may even choose to engage with leaders like Lawrence Lessig to get rid of the system of lobbying with a Constitutional Amendment.  Here's hoping.

#politicalscience #politics #lobbying #rootstrikers #lessig #democracy
Google joined the lobbying elite in 2012 with competitive spending on lobbyists, and just two years later it cleared an impressive new hurdle. According to official lobby disclosures for the last...
4
Wilma Jenkins's profile photo
 
I find it difficult to be happy about lobbying, but I'm with you -- here's hoping.
Add a comment...

Lee Dudley

▶ Economic Issues  - 
 
More stealth legislation to undermine nation-state authority and regulatory schemes in favor of corporate tribunals. This is lawmaking at its worst and economics at its most pernicious. Kill the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Kill it dead.

"Anyone believing the TPP is good for Americans take note: The foreign subsidiaries of U.S.-based corporations could just as easily challenge any U.S. government regulation they claim unfairly diminishes their profits – say, a regulation protecting American consumers from unsafe products or unhealthy foods, investors from fraudulent securities or predatory lending, workers from unsafe working conditions, taxpayers from another bailout of Wall Street, or the environment from toxic emissions."

‪#‎economics‬ ‪#‎politics‬ ‪#‎stealthlawmaking‬ ‪#‎law‬ ‪#‎treaty‬ ‪#‎trade‬
The former secretary of labor on the impending trade deal -- and why it will only further empower Wall Street
11
1
Frank Wetmore II's profile photoMarcello Rollando's profile photoFrank Myers's profile photo
2 comments
 
Can't you smell the #wallstreet  rats trying to desert our #ShipofStatehttp://tinyurl.com/mvv2eg8
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
391 people
mike smith's profile photo
Mark Bloom's profile photo
Elliot W Lipson's profile photo
D Hunter's profile photo
Susan Delano's profile photo
Nick Cooper's profile photo
Michael Hsu's profile photo
Paul oxygen's profile photo
haboladey jerry's profile photo
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Portland, OR
Previously
Reno, NV - Boise, ID - Twin Falls, ID - Reno, NV - Houston, TX - Los Angeles, CA
Links
YouTube
Story
Tagline
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. --Plato
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Rama Thai has a "hole-in-wall" kind of atmosphere. But atmosphere aside, the food is the best Thai on the West Side and definitely the best in Beaverton. It's close to where I live and so it's great for night's I want take out. No matter what I've gotten, the food nearly always tasted great.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Thai Hi 5 has a lovely interior; definitely a comfortable place to sit down and have your meal. And the food is always consistently good. I think that Rama Thai, just down the street, is a bit better in the flavors of their food, but falls down in their consistency and the poor interior of their shop. Given a choice, Rama Thai is great for take out, but Thai Hi 5 is a better all-around choice: you can eat in, take out, and will always be able to count on a consistently good meal.
• • •
Food: Very GoodDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I live close to this gym and it's my "home gym." I used to live in Oregon City and used the Clackamas 24-Hour or the 24-Hour on Milwaukie Ave in Portland (by my work). I use this facility often. Comparing these three facilities, here are my thoughts on the Beaverton location: • Staff and trainers are extremely friendly and helpful. • Manager (I don't know his name; tall thin guy, dark hair, balding) is kind of a jerk. Very unfriendly and seems mean to the staff. • Equipment is repaired - usually, but not always - in a reasonable time. But the fact that the equipment is in disrepair so often leads me to think that some of the equipment simply needs to be replaced. The one exception is the broken drinking fountain on the second floor which has been broken for at least two weeks without being fixed. That's just too long to leave something unrepaired. • Cleanliness is where things really fall down. This facility gets a lot of use; but so did all of the other 24-Hours that I've been to. But none seem to be as consistently unclean. I'd have rated this facility higher if not for this reason alone. I get that its a gym, but cleanliness isn't just about keeping the place from being smelly; it's about ensuring colds, flu, and other communicable illnesses aren't spread from person to person. 24-Hour Fitness typically does a great job in most every facility I've been to. Now that the Beaverton location is my home gym, I'd appreciate a cleaner place to work out. Beyond that, staff is friendly and the facility has all the equipment I need and like to use.
• • •
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
4 reviews
Map
Map
Map
Hot Shots makes the best coffee and their Chai is the best I've had. Staff is always friendly and quick. Love it!
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago