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Posted on August 11 at 1:06 p.m.

To an outside observer the evidence seems to weigh greatly in favor of a new trial. Why is the judge resisting? This should be handed to a different judge for the decision to retry, and if retried, to conduct the trial. Guilty or innocent, it seems justice has not been done. A new trial would serve justice, one way or the other.

On Frimpong Habeas Corpus Petition Waits Longer

Posted on August 3 at 9:44 a.m.

Buckwheat: there are drugs (and even lack of sleep) that affect a persons ability to drive. If an officer stopped Cruz (at random, or due to erratic behavior? I don't know) and the blood alcohol test came back negative that does not mean the stop was improper, or the officer's assessment of impaired driving was in error. The blood test is part of the process. Cruz was exonerated by the blood test and it means the process works, not that the officer is out of control.

On Judge Tosses Lance from Court

Posted on August 2 at 11:15 a.m.

I sold Cutco cutlery back in 1978 when I was a college student. The story rings true. My mother and sister both bought cutlery sets from me and are still happy with them. I sold one other set and no more - wasn't cut out for sales. My demo set still gets used every day and I've added one or two knives to the set over the years. Cutco used to replace broken knives free of charge, regardless of the cause, though I don't think they do that any more.

On The Company That Cuts Both Ways

Posted on May 5 at 12:45 p.m.

Thanks EastBeach. Georgy was apparently responding before their morning cup o' joe - and before actually reading the article!

Here is a link to a brochure that shows EMF as generated by common appliances etc. YIKES! My electric drill!

Also this table is interesting (all in milligauss, mg) :

Field generated by the human body = 0.004 mg
Alleged harmful fields from power lines = 2 - 4 mg
Alleged healing fields from theraputic touch = 2 - 4 mg
Environmental background = 20 -1,000 mg
Human walking in Earth's magnetic field = 40 mg
Earth's magnetic field = 500 mg
Commercial alleged "healing magnets = 300,000 mg
MRI medical image = 200,000,000 mg

(table reproduced from May/June 2011 Skeptical Inquirer magazine.)

So, these people up in arms are probably the same ones who said we would all die if we used microwave ovens. For the past 30 years about 3/4 of what I eat goes through the microwave oven and I'm healthy as a horse. However, I don't stand with my nose pressed against it as the food cooks - there is radiation there. If you people want to worry about radiation worry about Diablo Canyon and earthquakes, or about radiation from your cell phones pressed up against your head.

On Fear, Loathing, and Smart Meters

Posted on March 24 at 9:16 a.m.

There is no solution that is both physically and politically suitable for the disposal of nuclear waste. In the US, the areas that are not physically suitable, such as Yucca Mountain, are easier targets politically. The areas that are most physically suited (the solid granite along the eastern seaboard) are more populous and subject to not-in-my-back yard issues.

The solution is to refrain from making waste that cannot be disposed of safely. It is too late for that, but not too late to stop making the problem worse. For 30 years we have been promised, "We will find a safe place for permanent waste storage." That safe storage is not on the horizon while the release of toxic radiation is on the horizon, as proven by the events in Japan. When you find yourself in a hole the first thing to do is STOP DIGGING!

On Barking Dogs of Diablo Canyon

Posted on March 10 at 9:52 a.m.

My little pedally-bike uses $0 in gas every month, with the added benefit of a healthy dose of exercise thrown in for FREE! It generates neither noise- nor air-pollution (those gas bikes are REALLY obnoxious). The parking is amazing. AND I always get to slip right past any long lines at traffic lights. There are towns with better bike lanes, etc., yet I doubt there is a more enjoyable town for biking, considering weather, views, etc. Please, drive less, pedal more!

On Gas Prices Skyrocket

Posted on December 27 at 8:43 a.m.

"When I was a child I spoke as a child I understood as a child I thought as a child; but when I became a man I put away childish things." I Cor. xiii. 11.

Mediums and their followers steadfastly refuse to see the real world and believe as they wish. Mark Twain's critiques of religion cut through such foolishness with the sharpest wit.

On Mecca for Mediums Turns 120

Posted on November 6 at 8:37 a.m.

The twins fought for the right to lose their money. They agreed to the terms the city offered. They were so enamored with their idea that they did not seem to consider the reality of the current economic climate.

On Twiins Tailspin into Bankruptcy

Posted on November 1 at 9:17 a.m.

@Maximum - I don't support terrorism of any sort and recognize that not all terrorists follow any one religion. You have ignored Timothy McVeigh, and the members of the Michigan-based Hutaree (fundamentalist Christians) who were arrested for plotting to kill police, and a large number of Christian terrorists targeting supporters of abortion. There are also the non-religious animal rights groups and green groups who are more guerrilla fighters for their causes than terrorists. You have also ignored the official (though secret) participation of the U.S. government in state-sponsored terrorism. We, as citizens of the U.S., have thus participated in terrorist activities both through our support (voting for the officials who promoted and allowed these activities, paying the taxes that paid for the activities, etc.) Let us end our own involvement in terrorism as we work to end all terrorism.

On Civility is a Pre-Existing Condition

Posted on October 31 at 9:45 a.m.

A picture is worth a thousand words. It's not that Natalia doesn't look cute in her photo - she does - it's just that I'd prefer to see the article contain a photo (or link to a photo) of the new facade. At least in the online version of the story?

On A New Face for the I.V. Co-op

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