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Robert Ashworth
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I've heard the phrase, "a watched pot never boils."
I hear that dating is pretty much totally on-line these days. I've never really dated tho. I guess one bad thing about dating and especially on-line dating is that the focus is totally on trying to find a mate. Ironically, its often more likely to find a qu...
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A refute for the "nature causes climate change anyway" argument
People who think global warming doesn't matter because nature changes climate every so often anyway are kind of blowing off civilization as if civilization doesn't matter. Yes, maybe nature wipes the slate clean every once in a while with things like ice ag...
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Should California have different types of forests due to the future of drought?
When Trump visits California, I hear that he blames the fires on forests that need to be thinned, rather than drought and global warming. Maybe there's a bit of truth in both places. For sure, it's mostly drought. Even managed pasture lands are too dry. The...
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Lowering ones age for the dating sites and other reasons
As gender categories become less rigid, what about age categories? Dutch man attempts to legally lower his age . The doctor says he's got the health of a younger person so how about making that official? Lowering one's legal age. Apparently he's even willin...
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The US going farther into debt
US budget jumps to 100 billion at start of fiscal year . A ballooning U.S. budget shortfall -- fueled by tax cuts, spending hikes and an aging population. I'd add, spending keeps increasing for things like the military, Medicare, veterans benefits and so fo...
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Seeing a therapist in 8th grade and high school
One of the pleasant memories of my childhood was, strangely enough, seeing a therapist. The psychology department at the university where I grew up offered counseling to the community as a way for their grad students to get practice. It was free, or almost ...
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California fires blamed on bad forest planning? How about climate change denial.
Sad to see so much of California on fire. Trump is in the news again blaming it on bad planning and threatening to pull federal disaster relief funding for future fires such as these. The bad planning is climate change denial, of which Trump, himself, is pa...
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The states I have been in. Most of this list is by bicycle. Only 1 state by plane.
Washington is the only state I've lived in. It's also the only state I've flown in. Seattle to Pullman. Bellingham to Mt. Baker. By bicycle, I've ridden to Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ontario, Canada, New York, ...
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Canada's new carbon tax. Seems like a good plan.
Condensed from this article adding some of my perspective. A $20/ton carbon tax translates into a 16.6 cent per gallon surcharge on gasoline. So, in 2022, the $50/ton carbon tax will increase Canadian gasoline prices by about 42 cents per gallon (11 cents p...
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