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UPDATE: Donald Trump Not Resigning, Pence Agrees To Work With Him To the End Of Term.

T he following is an evolving news story. It seems that a disgruntled staffer changed the website of the department of state to indicate that the President has resigned. This appears to be false. I have sought comment from the White House, the personnel o ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Jan 12 2021 - 12:57am

Coca-Cola And Disney Succeeed Because They Have Linguistically Feminine Names, Says A New Paper

Coca-Cola and Disney do not simply share being on Interbrand's Global Top Brands, says a new paper, they also share linguistically feminine names, and that helps their success with men and women. In fact, the highest-ranking companies have, on average ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 17 2021 - 4:11pm

World Science Festival

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Blog Post - M G - May 18 2021 - 12:10am

Heteronormative Biases And Hermeneutic Phenomenology In Mass Effect 3

This paper seeks to address hypermasculinity and the settled heteronormative value system embodied in public-policy actors, primarily the White-centered hegemonic masculinity that has created negative performative aspects of cultural identity constructions ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 7 2021 - 1:08pm

Xenophobia And Cake Mix

I live in California but my pre-Baby Boomer mother is still a Florida girl, ensconced in a nice house courtesy of my brother, with terrific neighbors who care a lot about her and kind people everywhere we go. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 6 2021 - 2:14pm

False Equivalence One Side Never Mentions

False equivalence was the big deal two weeks ago, with political advocates Googling for evidence that there might be a Republican with a science Ph.D. (and then ostracizing any found, in the name of tolerance and diversity) and generally out to debunk the ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 31 2021 - 5:06pm

Russian Fifth Columnists Convicted In Finland- Are Those Aiding Activists In The US Next?

During the Obama administration, James Clapper, America's Director of National Intelligence exposed Russian efforts to undermine U.S. natural gas ("fracking") by supporting environmental groups using "donor advised" funds (large po ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 9 2021 - 4:28pm

Interna

In the ancient past, when a good portion of blog followers were interested in the writers' lives more than in actual content, I used to write a lot more about private issues here. I don't do that so often any more mainly because I think the inter ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Sep 15 2021 - 5:13am