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katakowsj  ·  3 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Fully Vaccinated People Can Stop Wearing Masks Indoors And Outdoors, CDC Says

Good point. 330 million people are about to experimentally prove how long our immunity lasts and how well we're protected against the variants. This really surprised me. Seems such a Trumpy thing to do.

I'm all about a sustainable future, when it's feasible.

To me electric cars are as cool and useful as the Apple Newton was when it came out. They're not practical yet. I don't see it anytime soon.

It's windy here in SE Michigan. Power is out, according to DTE for another 3 hours or so.

. No known Level of charger would help right now. I'll be burning dinosaur bones in my vehicles for the forseeeable future.

katakowsj  ·  19 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: One of the World’s Oldest Science Experiments Comes Up From the Dirt

As an MSU GRAD that worked in The Crop and Soil Science building and managed the Crop and Soil science library, I was always astounded by the international diversity of folks that came through there, many students fromAfrican nations and China. Graduate students looking to improve crop yields in their home country. Some of the smartest people solving plant related problems no less complex than curing cancer.

I took Crop and Soil Science 101 to complete a science requirement. Thought I’d be in an easy course with a bunch of hayseeds, boy was I wrong. The course was all chemistry. I barely pulled off a three point.

katakowsj  ·  19 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Police Trainer Who Teaches Cops to Kill

It's time that his fear-fueled diatribe become part of our public consciousnesss.

katakowsj  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Police Trainer Who Teaches Cops to Kill

Good God!!! "Hey cops, know the law well enough that you can legally shoot people and win the lawsuits that may come your way." Not a single mention of how to protect the public and manage potential scofflaws without filling them with holes. Dude is a maniac. At some point in the future we can only hope this dude and his video becomes part of a larger conversation. Thanks for sharing. steve, how'd you come across this video?

katakowsj  ·  22 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Derek Chauvin found guilty of George Floyd’s murder

Yes. Thank you iPhone for your justice.

katakowsj  ·  23 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Derek Chauvin found guilty of George Floyd’s murder

I see it as the defense had no choice but to grasp at even the flimsiest of defenses. I’m surprised that there has been little mention of Chauvin resting his knee on a man’s neck so casually that he’s got one hand buried in his pocket. In absolutely no way does this smug jackoff appear to be in need of kneeling on another man’s neck. At no time is there even the slightest chance that. George Floyd might do a Hulk Smash! toss aside four officers and two squad cars and tear up Minneapolis. Chauvin was protecting no one, he was soothing his Napoleon complex by dominating a larger person.

In what world can we even begin to believe that Chauvin is not in complete control of the end of another man’s life? Chauvin is now responsible for abusing his power as an officer of the law and this will set a precedent for similar situations. We can hope that this, at least.

Damn Steve, I’ve been surviving breaking cancer for just over nine years now. I’d hopethat the next traffic cop to pull me over won’t work me over with a baton claiming, “This dude’s brain was in bad shape to begin with!”,so it’s cool.