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5 06, 2017

London Bridges Falling Down – 19

By | 2017-06-05T21:07:29+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Podcast, Politics|0 Comments

Mandatory sentencing - I support minimum sentencing, and community service. Extenuating circumstances surround each case, let the judges use their better judgement. Digital privacy - If you open it up to the government, you open it up to the world. It's a Pandora's box. Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, Wikileaks, hacking, etc. Personal security must [...]

22 05, 2017

Reply to: Tricky Trump? Slick Don? – 17

By | 2017-05-22T22:34:12+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Podcast, Politics|0 Comments

To address your points: Republicans are OK with Comey going after Clinton but also OK with Trump firing Comey for investigating him. It seems that Trump does not know what he is doing. Trump is now contradicting a lot of what he said during his campaigning. Mandatory sentences for non violent drug crimes is [...]

3 05, 2017

Reply to “Our All Natural Footprint” – 15

By | 2017-05-03T21:57:57+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Podcast|0 Comments

Recently read a blog post by Richard Branson on the subject of plastic pollution. "Plastic pollution has been described as ‘the apocalyptic twin of climate change’. In my opinion, that is no exaggeration." http://www.virgin.com/virgin-unite/my-journey-source-solution There is no "garbage patch" There are many "garbage patches" trash congregates to various degrees in numerous parts of the [...]

14 03, 2017

The Facts Alone Can’t Change Your Mind

By | 2017-03-14T21:31:09+00:00 March 14th, 2017|blog|0 Comments

Fantastic podcast episode about confirmation bias. Facts aren't enough to convince someone, you need emotions. Even though many studies have shown there is no link between vaccines and Autism, many people are still compelled to believe there is. You can show a climate change denier compelling scientific evidence that climate change is real, yet [...]

28 02, 2017

The media is Dr. Frankenstein. Is Trump his monster?

By | 2017-02-28T14:19:10+00:00 February 28th, 2017|blog|1 Comment

The media tends to emphasize bad news. They sensationalize infrequently occurring events and focus on negative stories. In the news: if it bleeds, it leads. They rarely ever cover good news or educational subjects. This can be considered a form of bias. When Trump says the media is biased, he is correct. Just not [...]

18 10, 2016

Preparedness, Cell Phones, and Labels – 2

By | 2016-10-22T13:27:19+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Podcast|0 Comments

I get reprimanded for not using a helmet when biking. Today we talk about being prepared for disasters and how you can do it in a practical way. You can find the referenced episode of the Super Smart Guy Podcast here: http://www.supersmartguy.com/adventure-hurricane-matthew-90/ Then we talk about annoying cell phone use. Then there's labels: There's [...]

13 09, 2016

Book review notes: Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction

By | 2016-10-22T13:27:21+00:00 September 13th, 2016|blog|0 Comments

Book review: Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction by Philip E.Tetlock and Dan Gardner I listened to the audiobook while driving interstate Phil Tetlock is a professor of psychology and political science at the University of Pennsylvania spent decades studying the predictions of experts He did a study of 284 experts 27,000 predictions [...]

12 09, 2016

Where Does Your Food Come From?

By | 2016-11-01T21:10:38+00:00 September 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Yesterday a nice lady at the grocer offers me a tasty sample. I ask how did you make this? Where is the shrimp from? Read about Catfish from Vietnam and you will understand the horrors of farm raised seafood from Asian countries. http://supersmartguy.com/index.php/2015/06/19/catfish-from-vietnam/ Total lack of regulation, polluted waters, fish swimming in sewage. You [...]