We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
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Science changed dramatically in the 1970s, when the reward structure in the profession began to revolve around the acquisition of massive amounts of taxpayer funding that was external to the normal budgets of the universities and federal laboratories. In climate science, this meant portraying the issue in dire terms, often in alliance with environmental advocacy organizations. Predictably, scientists (and their institutions) became addicted to the wealth, fame, and travel in the front of the airplane...
The article, "What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up", has a picture of a woman who is (at least) pretending that she's complaining that even with a Masters in Women Studies all she can do is tend bar. I don't have a lot of sympathy for her, but I am also amazed at what universities will offer degrees in. It's one thing to hold seminars on a subject or even offer classes (credit or non credit) in a subject to to offer a degree in something like Women Studies is lunacy.
My experience with nurse practitioners has not been good. I was treated by a few in a large hospital health system. They made mistakes with me that had to be corrected by a real doctor. Also, they were not nice.
Beware of propaganda promoting nurse practitioners as substitutes for real doctors. Do you think the wealthy liberal elite prefer to be treated by nurse practitioners?
My latest experience with a nurse practitioner was also not the greatest. I was told 'no way' did I have arthritis in my wrist and that I must go get an x-ray. X-ray showed nothing, so I got an MRI. Only to find out...I had arthritis. Thanks, nurse practitioner!
“A new and rewarding research lifestyle emerged which involved the giving of advice to all types and levels of government, the broadcasting of unchallengeable opinion to the general public, and easy justification for attendance at international conferences—this last in some luxury by normal scientific experience, and at a frequency previously unheard of.”
Yup, these folks live a very nice upper-middle-class lifestyle where everything is charged to the grant. Business class travel, masters-level reserach assistants to do the actual work, all the latest in electronic gadgetry (updated every two years), fancy meals in restaurants, and of course your cell phone bills. The conferences are held in hotels that are not middle class, and of course the researchers have to stay at the hotel the meeting's being held in. The UN-sponsored conferences are the worst in terms of wretched excess: Bali, which is on the way to nowhere, is a frequent location.
It would be great if senior research scientists did some actual research, but they're far too busy for that.....
"8 Reasons You Should Turn Down That Job Offer - Just Because You Were Offered the Job Doesn't Mean You Should Take It"
one very good reason to take it: if you refuse a job offered to you you're blacklisted for unemployment benefits and any other social security.
And yes, that means even if you have several university degrees, if you get offered a job shoveling manure at the city dog pound you're not allowed to refuse it.
"Whatever happens in ABC’s legal battle, the case raises the question of where to draw the line between hard-hitting journalism and sensationalist programming that misleads in order to expand its audience. "
One thing that has long outraged me about TV news is that they can financially ruin legal, safe businesses through slanted reporting and walk away untouched.
I hope The Mouse gets hammered in this lawsuit.
The article was well written and there is a lot of good network stuff in the piece besides the legal case.
The link starts the reader on page 2, not page one.
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: 42 for I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: 43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
yeah, but ...
Trying to solve a problem rooted in behavior with monetary rewards only perpetuates that behavior. Instead of saving the world, throwing money at it destroys it instead.