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Monday, May 22 2017 @ 10:33 AM CDT

The Whip, Rebooted

Hello, there! Remember once upon a time when I did a "whip" . . . basically a list of articles I'd stumbled across on the web that I thought were of interest?

Why yes, it is a lot of work, actually, which is why I didn't keep it up.

But paraphrasing what Kara said on the old Star Trek TV show's worst ever episode, Spock's Brain, "Work and work . . . what is work?"

So, a tentative, nay furtive return of The Whip:

Why are American schools slowing down so many bright children? Better question: Why are American schools drugging and dumbing down so many bright children - - especially boys?

A Nation Empowered: Evidence Trumps the Excuses Holding Back America’s Brightest Students - - The University of Iowa is, sorta, on the case!

Google Chrome Listening In To Your Room Shows The Importance Of Privacy Defense In Depth. I hate Google only slightly less than I hate, oh, say, Comcast. Google's corporate slogan is, allegedly, "Don't Be Evil." Yeah . . . Evil - - I do not think the word means what you think it means, Google.

PSA Announcement: If you want somebody prosecuted and/or fired simply because what they say has offended your tender sensibilities, you are not being a nice person. And yes, I myself have occasionally been guilty of this on occasion. None of us are perfect, are we?

Another PSA Announcement: "Fascism/fascist" - - I do not think the word means what you think it means. It is not simply a synonym for "poopy-butt."

That's all for now.

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