Monthly Archives: May 2013

wrongfully convicted

A guy rots in prison for multiple murders–or perhaps no murders actually occurred. Supposedly, the women were killed via lethal doses of insulin. Or old age. Anyway, the women all died at different times, but coinciding with one man’s shift … Continue reading

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suicidal behavior as a distinct illness

Suicidal behavior might be a distinct condition one day. The article elaborates, though I don’t know to what extent to trust the synopsis. The idea is that unipolar or bipolar depression might not explain all people who have persistent thoughts … Continue reading

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girls and boys

“In general, there is more tolerance for active play in boys than in girls,” McClelland said. “Girls are expected to be quiet and not make a fuss. This expectation may be coloring some teachers’ perceptions.” The Oregon State University article … Continue reading

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company stock

Should regular employees buy shares in their company’s stock? While it might seem like a good idea to buy shares in your employer’s stock for those who work at publicly trade companies, caution is warranted. As an employee, you could … Continue reading

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boston terrorist massacre and police response

Regarding the post-bombing police response: Governor Patrick has signaled future terrorists that when they attack American targets they will likely get twice the bang for their buck. Not only will they kill and maim innocents in the immediate vicinity of … Continue reading

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too big to jail

Not one banker has gone to jail, except Bernie Madoff — whose crime, as Matt Taibbi points out, was defrauding the wealthy. Bankers, even with a demonstrated record of laundering billions in drug money, are too big to jail. In … Continue reading

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dreams

Finals are approaching. My course load is full. I remember some of the classes, but others are foggy, as though I attended only the first lecture and skipped the rest. Exams are coming up in a matter of days. This … Continue reading

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