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Thank-You-Sir-May-I-Have-Another?

My personal thoughts on the arrest of Henry Louis Gates? You probably think I’m about to say I agree with President Obama that the Cambridge police acted stupidly. No, actually, I think they acted predictably.

Racism is a given in situations like this. Whites know it; people of color know it . . . if [...]

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Summer of Hummer

Then there was one . . . then there were none

Eighteen days from hatching to flying . . . a little short of three weeks. The nest is empty.

Sadly, the second chick didn’t make it. She left the nest but apparently wasn’t ready to fly and something got her — I found [...]

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Chad 2 NTSB: u’ve been pwned

Pwn: internet slang term, derived from the verb “own,” meaning to appropriate or conquer, implying domination or humiliation of a rival. — Wikipedia.

From the New York Times, 21 July, 2009:

Driven to Distraction U.S. Withheld Data on Risks of Distracted Driving

By MATT RICHTEL Published: July 21, 2009

In 2003, researchers at a federal [...]

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Summer of Hummer

15 days old

Mom @ the feeder

Check out my Flickr Hummercam photoset for more.

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Hummercam Update

Click on image for the Flickr photoset

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Growing Up

Hummercam photo taken yesterday: suddenly they look less like chicks and more like young hummingbirds!

Eleven days old!

And here are a couple from today:

Mother bird at the feeder

Twelve days old!

Click here to view my complete Hummercam photoset at Flickr.

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Air-Minded: Guns or Butter?

Or . . . stealthy and expensive mega-guns?

F-22 Raptor

I’ve been trying to think of something intelligent to contribute to the ongoing debate over future production of the F-22 Raptor. President Obama and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates want to cap production at 187 aircraft, the number currently funded. Congressmen and senators from [...]

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Paul’s Book Reviews

“Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins.” – Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita (1955)

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, by Dave Eggers Someone on Facebook tagged me with a literary poll. One question I couldn’t answer was: David Sedaris or Dave Eggers? I read and enjoy David Sedaris but had not read Dave Eggers, [...]

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