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Civility

Posted 09-16-2009 at 07:56 AM by ostarella (Me own blog...)
Updated 09-16-2009 at 07:59 AM by ostarella

I'm not usually one to read columnist's diatribes in the papers, particularly from religion-based columists. But this one caught my eye.

https://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/o...J%2BqVyw%3D%3D

I find myself hard-pressed not to agree with the man. Particularly if you read further down...
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Another one of those things...

Posted 08-05-2009 at 10:00 AM by ostarella (Me own blog...)

https://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/05/he...er=rss&emc=rss

From the NY Times, "Medical Papers by Ghostwriters Pushed Therapy"

Quote:
Newly unveiled court documents show that ghostwriters paid by a pharmaceutical company played a major role in producing 26 scientific papers backing the use of hormone replacement therapy in women, suggesting that the level of hidden industry influence on medical literature is broader than previously known...
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Wtf?

Posted 06-05-2008 at 03:43 PM by ostarella (Me own blog...)

https://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080605/...ed_hit_and_run

You have to wonder...

What were these people afraid of? Getting their hands dirty? Is this a big-city thing, this callousness? Or is it just the new way of looking out for the old number one?

I don't understand it. At all. In the neighborhood I used to live in, we had a lot of car accidents at the intersection. Mostly fender-benders, but sometimes worse. Everyone in the neighborhood...
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What "Grown-ups" Do to Kids

Posted 05-28-2008 at 10:32 PM by ostarella (Me own blog...)
Updated 06-05-2008 at 03:40 PM by ostarella

I watched this video

https://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/play...php?cl=8011484

and almost could not believe my ears. Almost.

But I knew exactly how that little boy felt. Because I still remember, word for word, action for action, what my kindergarten teacher did to me. Forty-eight years later, I still get the same sick feeling in the pit of my stomach when the memory rears its ugly little head.

I was an average-sized kid, but I was used...
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