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Friday, August 03, 2018

Here's some news you can use: If you are having sex with a condom, do not remove it, wash it, hang it up to dry like a little pillowcase, and then reuse it. Condoms are ONE HIT WONDERS, like toilet paper or cupcake wrappers. read more


Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Excerpts from Sessions' speech: "I want to thank all of you for your courage and insight to speak out for religious liberty. Let us be frank. A dangerous movement, undetected by many, is now challenging and eroding our great tradition of religious freedom. There can be no doubt. This is no little matter. It must be confronted and defeated ... Today I am announcing our next step: the Religious Liberty Task Force, to be co-chaired by the Associate Attorney General and the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Policy -- Jesse and Beth. The Task Force will help the Department fully implement our religious liberty guidance by ensuring that all Justice Department components are upholding that guidance in the cases they bring and defend, the arguments they make in court, the policies and regulations they adopt, and how we conduct our operations. That includes making sure that our employees know their duties to accommodate people of faith."


Sunday, July 15, 2018

San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office: On June 28, 2018, we received information regarding negative comments posted online by one of our prosecutors. At that time, we took immediate steps to initiate a personnel investigation. The San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office does not condone hate, discrimination or incitement of violence. Our community and the entire criminal justice system depends on having fair, ethical, and unbiased prosecutors. Deputy District Attorney Michael Selyem will be on administrative leave pending the conclusion of the formal investigation which could result in disciplinary action leading up to termination. read more


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

As announced on SiriusXM yesterday, on September 28, Reprise Records will release "An American Treasure" -- a career-spanning Tom Petty box set containing dozens of previously unreleased recordings, alternate versions of classic songs, rarities, historic live performances and deep tracks. An American Treasuremarks the first release of Tom Petty music since the artist's tragic passing in October 2017.


Saturday, June 23, 2018

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a restaurant in Virginia Friday night by the business owner because of her connection to President Donald Trump, Sanders acknowledged Saturday on Twitter. "Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left," Sanders tweeted. "Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so."


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Here's a trick I learned in public speaking in front of a class full of PhDs and MAs. I had to make a presentation on the vanadium doping on a tantalum wire basket which would catalyze a certain chemical reaction. I confided in my Research Advisor that I didn't understand the quadrupole mathematics behind the scheme. I'd only had up to Cal IV and Differential Equations at this point, so he said he'd make sure and ridicule me in front of the class.

I dropped by my old physics professor's office and asked him if he could give me a crash course in quadrupole mathematics and he said, "No." It's too complicated for a one-off lecture.

So this is what I did: I showed up to my lecture room an hour before hand and wrote the entire proof of the quadrupole mathematical theory behind all the pull-down charts, hiding them until the opportune moment when I was sure my Research Advisor would attempt to humiliate me.

After the slides had been prepared and shown and the overhead projector was shut off, my Advisor asked, in a room stuffed with the entire Chemistry department, "Well Mad, that's all well and good, but why don't you explain the quadrupole mathematics?

So, I nonchalantly started pulling up all the roll-up periodic tables and other roll-up charts covering all the math I'd hidden behind them.

The entire class went into an uproar of laughter, while my Research Advisor sat there beet-faced.

I learned a very important lesson that day: Sometimes the people you trust are actually out to get you. And people would rather be entertained than bored to death.

I got an "A" in that Seminar class.

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