Rising Female Death Rate – “The rising rates were most dramatic for white women, with a jump of 111%.”

“You say the ring is dangerous, far more dangerous than I guess. In what way?’ ‘In many ways,’ answered the wizard. ‘It is far more powerful than I ever dared to think at first, so powerful that in the end it would utterly overcome anyone of mortal race who possessed it…. Read more »

Rising Female Death Rate – “Lung cancer cases in Northern Ireland increase by a third, increase among women more than four times the rise in men”

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” George Orwell, from “1984”       March 22, 2014 – Ireland – The health effects: Smoking rate falls from 29% to 22% in 10 years   May 29, 2015 – Irish smoking rates falling fastest… Read more »

Broadside: all the guns on one side of a ship; also :their simultaneous discharge

“Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.” ― Thomas Paine, from “Rights of Man”, 1791     During the American Revolution, “pamphleteers” such as Thomas Paine published “broadsides.”… Read more »

You can fool some people sometimes, But you can’t fool all the people all of the time

You can fool some people sometimes But you can’t fool all the people all of the time So now we see the light We gonna stand up for our rights From “Get Up, Stand Up”, by Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, 1973     Both Marley and Tosh were both… Read more »

the folks in charge are not your friends, and are lying to you about basically everything, including crime in Philadelphia.

“Doublethink is the acceptance of or mental capacity to accept contrary opinions or beliefs at the same time, especially as a result of political indoctrination.” George Orwell, from “1984”   January 11, 2017 – Police: Philly crime at lowest level in decades Jan 26, 2017 – Trump Lies About Philly’s… Read more »

4th straight year of seagrass increase in Chesapeake, up 10% since 2015

“Until they became conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.” ― George Orwell, from “1984”         April 27, 2017 – The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported today that underwater grass abundance – a key indicator of improving water… Read more »

Compartmentalization, Propaganda and Plummeting Crime Rates

“So silent and furtive were his movements, like those of a trained bloodhound picking out a scent, that I could not but think what a terrible criminal he would have made had he turned his energy and sagacity against the law instead of exerting them in its defense.” Dr. Watson’s… Read more »