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Michael Maxey
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Who Was President When Abortions Went Down and Deportations Went Up?
Interesting statistics on abortion by year -- the decline reported by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is caused by, I assume, tightened requirements in those states where the right to life is a paramount issue. But it just goes to show that "right to ...

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Time and the Grandfather Paradox
"Can We Escape Time" John Lanchester New York Review of Books Vol. LXIII, No. 18 Nov. 24, 2016 Lanchester wrote a review of "Time Travel: A History" by James Gleick which traces the modern myth's beginning with H.G Wells who used it is a mechanism to take t...

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Poverty of Attention
Reading the latest copy of the New York Review of Books (October 27, 2016), and focusing on a review of two books: (1) The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads; and (2) Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon F...

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BUSH by Jean Edward Smith
Bush Jean Edward Smith Simon & Schuster New York, NY 2016 A new biography by Jean Edward Smith is a very readable but highly critical retrospective of the life and presidency of George Walker Bush.  I want to do two things with this post: (1) observe what m...

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Yellow Fever Epidemic in Grenada Mississippi - August - October 1878
Starting to do research again on this event and will be posting sources and links here. New York Times - August 12, 1878 - Article regarding Yellow Fever epidemic in the New York Times.  After going to the link scroll down to the bottom of the page for the ...

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John 1: 1-5 - In the beginning was the Word ...
The importance of understanding John Chapter 1 verses 1 through 5 is understated in our religious narratives and discussions.  What John was trying to say is important -- important to understanding the nature of God, the role of Jesus Christ, and man's role...

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Microsoft Office 360 Automatic Renewal Issue
Just wanted to keep a record of this for posterity -- Microsoft Office 360 does not allow a deactivation of the automatic renewal function on your month to month account. It has the button that seems to allow it but after I disabled the automatic renewal, i...

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Polarization in Congress
Polarization in Congress is at the highest level since Reconstruction. http://voteview.com/political_polarization_2014.htm

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Polarization in Congress
Polarization in Congress is at the highest level since Reconstruction. http://voteview.com/political_polarization_2014.htm

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How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Changed the World
Infinitesimals: How A Dangerous Mathematical Theory Changed the World Read through most of this  book  yesterday.  Take a straight line and divide it into the smallest segments possible and each segment still has to have a positive value and therefore still...
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