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katakowsj  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Starting Your Day on the Internet Is Damaging Your Brain

Checking my email first thing can really be a way to throw off an otherwise productive morning. I don't see the need for science-based research here.

Personally, I've always found that my most productive days occurred when I've gotten outside and run 2-3 miles before work. All of the post-run endorphins grant me an "I can work this thing out" approach to the curveballs the day throws at me. Checking the internet, meanwhile gets me sidetracked in good conversations, such as this one, that don't necessarily move me toward my days work goals.

katakowsj  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: There's a big gold Trump statue wheeling around CPAC

So true. Today in 1933 the Reichstag was torched. Hitler had to work a bit to blame it on the communists. He didn't have a pre-existing online social disinformation network eager to lap up any drivel he spouted.

I also wonder if our democracy can survive political partisanship as long as the general electorate follow their party with blind religious fervor. Religious faith translates into "I will follow my party's leader, without question no matter how bizarre his/her command. I wonder if Trump can ever be convicted. If he Trump is convicted, he may puppeteer the Republican party from prison, a, la El Chapo and his criminal empire. We may be screwed.

katakowsj  ·  13 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Rush Limbaugh Dead

Sayonara , you hate-filled douche bag.

katakowsj  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Boys Who Wear Shorts All Winter

As an 8th grade math teacher, I can say that I typically have a couple boys each year that will grind out the Michigan winters wearing shorts to school each day. I do agree that it the choice often results from a need for the boy to push back on helicopter parenting. A way to say to 'screw-off' to over-protective Mom and Dad. The 'devil-may-Care approach to the weather often earns them extra coolness points with the kids around them.

katakowsj  ·  23 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What books are you reading hubski?

Just read Queen's Gambit. Haven't watched the series yet. Definitely worth the time.

katakowsj  ·  26 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Frogtima Buggy Project: Part IV

Mount a Pontiac Fiero body on it and it's an instant classic.

katakowsj  ·  29 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Trump predictions recap

Trump is on the receiving end of a shooting in Times Square ,KGB is tired of him . The shooter is memorialized on t-shirts. I place an extremely low likeliness of this happpening.

katakowsj  ·  49 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What books are you reading hubski?

I read Malcolm X this past summer by recommendation of (mk),I'm l glad I read it.