Monthly Archives: June 2013

Big Step to Equality. Congratulations, United States

The wretched DOMA, the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act” (I prefer to call it the Desecration of Marriage Act) is invalidated, and the numerous discriminatory practices it enshrined are nullified—creating economic equality for same-sex relationships in such matters as inheritance, hospital visitation rights, and spousal benefits (DOMA is the worst kind of compromise—the kind that makes no one happy)

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Are they Trying to Make me Vote Republican Tomorrow?

If Republican Gabriel Gomez wins tomorrow against Democrat Ed Markey, I’d wager that it was because the Dems over-called to the point of harassment, and turned people off. Since there are more Democrats than Republicans by a huge margin, more Democrats than Republicans will get annoyed.

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A Commercial Hydroponic Farm—On a Bronx Rooftop!

I was delighted when I found these folks in the Bronx, using 6000 square feet of the 10,000-square-foot roof of a city-owned apartment building, to grow a hydroponic garden.

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Nuclear Boosters Use False Safety Data

I’ve been debating with a couple of nuclear apologists on Twitter this week, following my public celebration of the permanent closing of San Onofre’s twin nukes. My German correspondent Rainer Klute sent me to a very interesting article in Forbes,

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Why a ‘Publicity Slut’ Turns Down Free Listings from Robocalls: Seven Reasons

So why do I hang up on every robocall that greets me with “press 1 to update your free listing” (and I seem to get several of these robocalls every week)?

For a whole bunch of reasons. Here are seven among many examples:

I don’t know who the company is. There is no greeting on these robocalls, just the command. I have no idea who they are, whether they have a pre-existing relationship with me, what kind of reputation it has, and whether anyone uses this database.

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