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Michael J. Coffey
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More tea is better than less tea; some tea is better than no tea.
More tea is better than less tea; some tea is better than no tea.

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Page from the wonderful History of Ink: Including its Etymology, Chemistry and Bibliography (1860), creation of Thaddeus Davids and Co, one of the largest ink manufacturers of its day. See the rest here: http://buff.ly/2tg5vhk
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Cool! I switched my language in Minecraft to Latin, but clearly it doesn't know if my death is masculini generis ("mortuus") or feminini generis ("mortua").

For what it's worth, I was killed by a cadaver animatum.
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Don't forget to read the small print on this one.

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So excited. But I still think I have a season yet to catch up on...

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Wow. Majority of Republicans think learning is bad.

To summarize, the percent of Republicans who felt colleges have a negative impact on the US:
2015: 37%
2016: 45%
2017: 58%

Meanwhile, Democrats have held steady with around 72% thinking colleges are a good thing for the country.

Would it be unfair, then, to say the Republican Party is the party of the uninformed? (Maybe that's why 85% of Republicans are against a free press, too. Perhaps they were so focused on the Second Amendment that they forgot about the First Amendment.)

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"But are Senate Republicans evil people? Do they lack a moral compass? I don’t think so. I think they are simply victims of a once-successful but now discredited economic ideology." ..."Republicans have become trapped in their own rhetoric..." and "Republican leaders have failed to recognize the fact that the economic views of those who voted Republican in 2016 'lean only slightly to the right.'"

This article, from the Brookings Institution, includes a number of policies that are consistent with traditional conservative values (more control for states in handling resources, simplifying the tax code, etc) "...but not the kind of mean-spirited and tortured bills now on offer." Though many "would not include more tax cuts for the rich."

And that may be why the mean-spirited bills are what we're seeing.

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This cracks me up. So wrong, and yet... (the comments on the YouTube page are great, too)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDvt5q6bt1s

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All of My Interests
Last year on Mother's Day, I called my mother. She said she'd like to see a list of all the things I'd been interested in because I've been interested in many things over the years. I apparently wrote up a list (just the things I actually put some effort into, not just passing fancy), but never hit "Publish."

So here it is.

http://www.michaeljcoffey.com/blog/all-of-my-interests/
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