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The FB wag 'LOLGOP' lands another zinger.  Over this story he writes "The saddest thing is that these are literally the best candidates Republican donors can buy."
Republicans' fiercest opponents are themselves. Actual reality has proven to be a powerful countervailing force, when enough Americans vote.
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" In the current study, the team used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to scan the brain activity of 15 healthy volunteers — once after they had taken a placebo, and once after they took the hallucinogen psilocybin. (The team chose only people who had reported past positive experiences with magic mushrooms to prevent them from panicking inside the claustrophobic MRI machines.)
The team then compared the brain activity of the individuals on and off the drug, and created a map of connections between different brain regions.
"Psilocybin dramatically transformed the participants' brain organization, Expert said. With the drug, normally unconnected brain regions showed brain activity that was synchronized tightly in time. That suggested the drug was stimulating long-range connections the brain normally wouldn't make. After the drug wore off, brain activity went back to normal."
The active ingredient in magic mushrooms seems to create many more connections in the brain, which could explain why users experience synesthesia and other trippy effects.
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"Despite the cautionary tale of Rome, building walls, both literal and figurative, has remained a habit of great powers in decline -- the fateful course taken not only by Ming China, but also Soviet Russia, and even Great Britain.
Sadly, many Americans are all too eager to repeat history."
Today's immigration debate has an eerie precedent in the mistakes that brought down great empires from Rome to Britain.
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Why Rand Paul doesn't have a chance of getting elected President:

"There ought in principle, you might think, be people who are pro-gay-marriage and civil rights in general, but opposed to government retirement and health care programs — that is, libertarians — but there are actually very few."
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A spot-on comment on Krugman's post:
"Libertarianism is the political philosophy of the well-to-do teenager: things are going pretty well for me, and they'd be even better if you'd just leave me alone and stop asking me to help out with the chores."
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“The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they’ve found it.” ~ Terry Pratchett
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mfw I circle someone, only to realize that I can't comment on their posts unless they circle me back ... and they never will circle me.
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"I know it sounds harsh to say that Republicans opposed QE in large part out of fear that it would work, and deliver a success to a president they hated. I mean, the next thing you know I’ll be accusing them of crazy things they would never do, like deliberately trying to undermine delicate nuclear negotiations. Oh, wait. "

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“Of course, like every other man of intelligence and education I do believe in organic evolution. It surprises me that at this late date such questions should be raised.”  ~ Woodrow Wilson,  in 1922
#evolution #scottwalker  
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Yes but the version he believed in was the very racist social Darwinism in vogue at the time. In fact back then, even the basics of genetics were a mystery. The work of Mendel wasn't popularly known in the West until later in the decade, actually the next year if I remember correctly. The history of evolutionary thought is interesting and often inspiring but it's had its reactionary moments, too.
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