Reason #1,487 why I want to have Montaigne's retroactive 16th-century love-child:
I was somewhat familiar with the New York activities, but this is a bit more detail. A fun read! :)Thu, March 15, 2012 - 9:45 AM permalink - 2 comments
It's been over 50 years, but Wayne Ritchie says he can still remember how it felt to be dosed with acid.
He was drinking bourbon and soda with other federal officers at a holiday party in 1957 at the U.S. Post Office Building on Seventh and Mission streets. They were cracking jokes and swapping stories when, suddenly, the room began... read more
Sure, it's a crazy, head-scratching deal that was made, which seems to serve the dual purpose of letting them go free, and allowing the state to avoid admitting how they utterly fucked up the case, but it beats the hell out of staying locked up forever! Tonight I shall raise a toast to them!!Fri, August 19, 2011 - 12:54 PM permalink - 5 comments
The release today of the so-called West Memphis Three frees them to "clear our names" after surviving an "absolute living hell," two of the men said.
"I'm just tired," Jesse Misskelley Jr. said ... read more
And a deadly blow to one of my all-time biggest peeves:Fri, April 9, 2010 - 1:19 PM permalink - 7 comments
On Monday, federal district court Judge Robert Sweet made history by issuing the first ruling ever that human genes can’t be patented.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has been issuing patents on human genes for over 20 years, giving private corporations, individuals, and universities exclusive rights to those genes and to test, study, or even look at them. This is the first time a court has said that this practice is unl... read more
Over the past year or so, I have finally been able to turn them loose again, but wow it can be slow going at first! It's like the mind has not been getting enough exercise, and now even a low-impact workout can leave it sore for a couple of days, especially when not stretched sufficiently beforehand.Fri, February 19, 2010 - 11:38 AM permalink - 14 comments
So lately I've been exploring various exercises and other ways to get it limber again, and so far so good. I've made some great progress with the pieces I've been working on, especially over t... read more