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Where I come from. Part Three: My friend Newell or Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone (1)

Posted 04-Apr-2015 at 11:11 PM (23:11) by BluePoppy (A Wild Patience)
Updated 08-Apr-2015 at 02:15 AM (02:15) by BluePoppy




In memoriam W. Newell Hendricks (1943-2015)



Where I come from has many aspects. Family, social and racial background, beliefs of all sorts, education, thoughts and books I have been exposed to, travel and last but not least the people I have met along the way. I have no particular order in which I write about those influences. Id rather like to follow my daily
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Can a demon cause cancer of the pancreas?

Posted 14-Aug-2013 at 09:57 PM (21:57) by Gurdur (Stranger In An Even Stranger Land)
Updated 15-Aug-2013 at 02:57 PM (14:57) by Gurdur

Many years ago, I knew of an ashram - a Hindu religious community open to most - where the members would undergo a ritual when confronting their own non-optimal thoughts or behaviour. They would take one of their shoes and stamp it repeatedly on the ground to rid themselves of the bad thought or habit. The theory was that the bad thoughts or habitual actions were caused by bhutis (singular bhuti; see the note below the post, please), and that the ritual stamping would drive out the demon. Thereby...
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Using what makes your bread and beer against cancer: a scientist appeals to the public for help

Posted 07-Nov-2011 at 06:21 PM (18:21) by Gurdur (Stranger In An Even Stranger Land)
Updated 07-Nov-2011 at 07:41 PM (19:41) by Gurdur

Yeast, a small one-celled organism, is an incredibly important part of out lives. Yeast is essential in the making of our beer and wine, most of our bread, and for much more. Today, there are even yeast-powered electric batteries (here's a link to a science project of how to make a yeast-powered fuel cell, and here's a description of a completely different way of using yeast to eventually produce electricity). Yeast is so important to us, over thousands of years in the making of our bread, beer...
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Government-sanctioned sexual assault...

Posted 05-Oct-2011 at 04:23 AM (04:23) by Peregrinus

In any other venue, somebody'd get slapped...at the very least. But not in the airport. Because if TSA wants to grope your ta-tas, you better let them or you don't fly.

As if this isn't humiliating enough, recently a breast cancer survivor was forced to allow a TSA agent to check out her implants after going through the scanner. From the article:

"New York business consultant Lori Dorn said TSA agents refused to look at a medical card explaining her prosthetic...
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