Heart Work (Left Chamber)

I hate the phrase "1% Inspiration/99% Perspiration." I understand it, and I don't disagree with it in principle, but too many people assign the wrong values to its numbers. As a wise one once said, "Numbers don't lie. People do." Think about it. What exactly do those percentages represent? Are they time spent on a… Continue reading Heart Work (Left Chamber)

Split-Second Guess

Have I ever mentioned that Rashomon is one of my all-time favorite movies? I adore the storytelling device of multiple perspectives, even when its done for laughs like that episode of 21 Jump Street that was more or less my introduction to the very concept years before I actually saw the Kurosawa film. My sociology… Continue reading Split-Second Guess

ICDTAD: Rapid-Fire

Because I cannot post a comment on this Facebook to ask directly for details and sources. I wonder if his name is supposed to be pronounced like "Aryan"? I hope yall are paying attention (exclamation mark/question mark emoji) Other countries have figured it out why haven't we (no question mark) Can we all agree that… Continue reading ICDTAD: Rapid-Fire

PSA: Hydroxychloroquine Efficacy

Should you need it: FDA: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-cautions-against-use-hydroxychloroquine-or-chloroquine-covid-19-outside-hospital-setting-or STATnews: Study: Hydroxychloroquine had no benefit for hospitalized Covid-19 patients, possibly closing door to use of drug RECOVERY: https://www.recoverytrial.net/news/statement-from-the-chief-investigators-of-the-randomised-evaluation-of-covid-19-therapy-recovery-trial-on-hydroxychloroquine-5-june-2020-no-clinical-benefit-from-use-of-hydroxychloroquine-in-hospitalised-patients-with-covid-19 HEALTHLINE: https://www.healthline.com/health-news/too-early-to-know-if-hydroxychloroquine-will-work NIH: https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-halts-clinical-trial-hydroxychloroquine LANCET: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31324-6/fulltext If you'd like to suggest a source, please comment with it and it will be reviewed before posting.

You’ve Been In Their Gra$p for Years

OR: No, YOU Wake Up! (Wall Street Edition) Probably going to get my Objectivist membership card taken away for this one. The current socio-political climate has brought with it a number of slippery slope arguments. While it's worth noting that any and every action (even inaction) can set a precedent, There's a difference between emergence… Continue reading You’ve Been In Their Gra$p for Years

ICDTAD: Pandemic Misinformation Edition

After posting a straightforward status message about how people are copy+pasting a certain status message without question while calling people they disagree with over its contents conformists or sheeple, I got this as a comment: Well, I thought the answer was simple enough: By being better, like you're more than capable of. Media organizations are… Continue reading ICDTAD: Pandemic Misinformation Edition