Daily Archives: October 22, 2011

Facts: where to find them

It can be difficult sometimes to find real, honest-to-goodness facts on the Internet.* Here are a couple of places I like: First and foremost: Politifact.com, and Factcheck.org.  These two important sources are decidedly non-partisan, taking on statements from all parts … Continue reading

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Open letter to the Occupy people

Dear everyone occupying everywhere (in the US): Great.  I am all behind you.  I am glad you are taking the initiative to bring important matters to the world’s attention.  There are a couple of other things you could do for … Continue reading

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There’s your problem.

I went on vacation yesterday.  I stupidly left my prescription meds on the dining room table.  Oops. The meds cost me $10 with insurance at Walgreen’s.An online pharmacy sells a thirty-day supply of the same meds for $37.When I called … Continue reading

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Factual accuracy is a good thing; making stuff up isn’t.

Remember I had that post about how someone wrote a heart-filled response to that “53%-er” picture going around Facebook? Butster Blonde at persephone.com  ran the numbers. Basically, it boils down to: this person is either phenomenally lucky, or, much more … Continue reading

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