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A road to better wetlands

Tushkahouma,
I can't imagine the weight of the cultural burden you speak of.
Your writings are stream of unconscience feelings that tell a story of loss.
Your sad telling of stories of lost culture provide no clue as to remedy.
You travel to pow wows in a car, on roads. You will go to the hospital to have your appendix out if necessary....You will live in white man's culture which is based upon a reductionist philosophy. And then you evaluate the world on the basis of holistic feelings-based native perspectives.

How's that workin' out for ya, tusch? It seems that your words on this blog come with stains from the tears that must roll down your face. Tears of anger, tears of sadness.

Reductive analysis of the SLT has settled upon a solution that benefits the traveler. It benefits the flora and fauna in the wetlands. And it could have benefitted the Indians of Haskell if they had joined the team. But by joining the people who actively engage the world, rather than simply experiencing the world, the native perspective is lost. So you fight the road and the new wetlands....and you recieve nothing but tears for your loss. It is the story of indigenous people all over the world.

July 16, 2012 at 8:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

35 indicted, including Lawrence residents, on drug charges; prosecutors allege KU basketball link

Soderling was the head coach at the Aquahawks. And a very good one. Fired from here, he was hired at Topeka swim association. Fired from there he moved to Mendocino, Ca. Fired from there...... He has fallen a long way. Don't let anybody tell you that drugs don't hurt anybody. Ask his ex-wife and two daughters.

July 15, 2012 at 9:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Theology on Tap -- 06/07/12 at Henry's on Eighth

Science is defined by the test. Unique to science is the experiment and the veracity of any scientific statement is measured by the quantity and quality of the experimentation.
Teach in high school that evolution explains viral mutation, moth wing color changes and fruit fly modification. Teach in high school that grand naratives about origins of mankind are beyond science because they are untestable. Pontificating about how all this got here is not science for the evolutionist who tries to be bigger than his britches....or the creationist who tries to explain the world without hope of experimentation.

Teach students to be honest, diligent and thorough members of the scientific community. Teach them to value experiments.

July 15, 2012 at 9:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Physicists say they’ve found ‘God particle’

Sorry for the double post. I don't like the new comment interface on this site. Or what my browser does with the new LJW when my ad blocker is on. Oh well, you get what you pay for.

July 5, 2012 at 8:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Physicists say they’ve found ‘God particle’

It is not a matter of stopping the learning, seeking, testing, or investigating.
It is a matter of tears, cheers, laughter and thrills for a "5 parts per trillion" physics experiment. Are we reading propaganda in the press that supports a philosophy rather than a science?

Science asks when, where, what, how. Real life asks "so what". And modern science asks "why". Quantum mechanics over the last 50 years answers that question with arguments about God. Sigh.

http://www.cleveland.com/books/index....

Is this science? Science is the study of what is.....knowledge. Philosophy is the study of meaning.....wisdom. Hawking and many physicists like him overstep the search for knowledge and engage in the search for meaning. Tears of joy seem to not be the reaction of a scientist. "God" particle? Newton turns over in his grave when ever that assertion is made.

July 5, 2012 at 8:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Physicists say they’ve found ‘God particle’

It is not a matter of stopping the learning, seeking, testing, or investigating.
It is a matter of tears, cheers, laughter and thrills for a "5 parts per trillion" physics experiment. Are we reading propaganda in the press that supports a philosophy rather than a science?

Science asks when, where, what, how. Real life asks "so what". And modern science asks "why". Quantum mechanics over the last 50 years answers that question with arguments about God. Sigh.

http://www.cleveland.com/books/index....

Is this science? Science is the study of what is.....knowledge. Philosophy is the study of meaning.....wisdom. Hawking and many physicists like him overstep the search for knowledge and engage in the search for meaning. Tears of joy seem to not be the reaction of a scientist. "God" particle? Newton turns over in his grave when ever that assertion is made.

July 5, 2012 at 8:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Physicists say they’ve found ‘God particle’

If I read between the lines I find:
1) 10 billion dollars, 5,100 scientists, decades of time.
2) 5 times ten to the 14 power collisions and about 100 observances of a boson.
3) Cheering, applause, laughter, shedding of tears.
4) Applications offered include clues about the big bang and the creation of the universe.

Here is my take: A lot of time money and resources have been used to find the missing piece of the standard model. Theoretically, the piece has been there, but now it appears to be confirmed experimentally. Whew! With funding in jeopardy, and politicians asking tough questions.....it is a darned good thing that Higgs showed up.

Now the really hard part of the science begins. Continuing to justify the high expense in a time when money is so tight. What is to be expected? Remove Higgs from particles to make them massless? That would be handy.

Use M-theory to explain why the universe was created from nothing, and therefore God is not the origin of the universe? That would be useless.

Quantum mechanics is surprisingly useless when forming a business to build an industry to help people live better and produce tax revenue. Charm, strangeness, and other dimensions of the standard model aren't used to build a vast communication system, or guide an airplane.

I hope that LHC results can someday kick start new solutions to maladies humans suffer from. I doubt that I will see any of that in my lifetime. So cheer the cleverness of physicists who give you a new God......and go to that marine mechanics school to get yourself a job.

July 5, 2012 at 7:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Providing annual fireworks show a blast for rural Lawrence man

Way to go G.R.G.R.
It is Dada at its best. Useless information intended for nobody in particular.
Lots of sensory stimulous. All sound, light and nothing to show for it.
Sorta like the information technology in the health care business that you service.

Thank you for your service to society, Mr. Gr.G.R......

Wait, is this a spoof? Have I been led into a Dada prank by Grrrr.Grrrr?
Is this an artistic exercise in useless information?
Am I about to die from some malady that came about from the internet?
Promulgated on a computer program that said...........blow stuff up?

The mind is a....twitter with possibilies (note the Blazing Saddles reference).

July 2, 2012 at 7:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Employee cited after vehicle crashes into 31st Street restaurant

No chootspa, you missed it. I have no discernible ethnicity. I am civilized and therefore I rejected the origin of my name and the baggage that comes with it.
Have you ever heard of what the opposite of love is? It isn't hate, it is indifference.
Similarly, the opposite of civilization isn't anarchy or chaos.....it is tribalism.

The farther one goes away from ethnic identity, the more civilized you can become. It isn't an automatic because you can join a movement, a political party, a tribe of some new kind. Open minds have no allegiance to race, creed, color, or country of origin, or religion. Try it, if it works, then go with it.
This is an equal opportunity fun place. It is all a joke, chootspa. People set up belief systems and find solace in the friendship and communal spirit. This is true for Catholics, Environmentalist, Mexicans, Liberals. Haha, what a joke.

No, I am not a tea-partier. Yikes

June 13, 2012 at 7:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Employee cited after vehicle crashes into 31st Street restaurant

From wiki:"Discrimination on the basis of nationality is usually included in employment laws[16] (see below section for employment discrimination specifically). It is sometimes referred to as bound together with racial discrimination[17] although it can be separate. It may vary from laws that stop refusals of hiring based on nationality, asking questions regarding origin, to prohibitions of firing, forced retirement, compensation and pay, etc. based on nationality."

So, it might be possible to be discriminatory against a country, and therefore racist.
In a world of fuzzy thinking and really bad definitions of concepts, just about anything can be called racist. Welcome to the club, Jack. Makes you feel odd, doesn't it? You get called racist and you wonder.......will the thought police show up. Will I be arrested for thinking things that a liberal finds offensive? Scary, since liberals can find anything offensive.

June 13, 2012 at 6:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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