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Old 11-07-2012, 12:47 PM
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Almost 100 years later, and Marie Curie's notebooks are still too radioactive to handle and must be kept in a lead vault.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:28 PM
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Almost 100 years later, and Marie Curie's notebooks are still too radioactive to handle and must be kept in a lead vault.
Haha, that's crazy!
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:40 PM
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Haha, that's crazy!
Right!? Talk about giving your life to your career. She died of aplastic anemia which was caused by exposure to to all that delicious radioactivity.
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:20 PM
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True kam. It's annoying when casual conversations turn to politics randomly, I dont want to talk/hear about it!!!!, even worse on social media.
It's funny, I got interviewed on TV today about the US election. Just walking down the street for a few seconds and a reporter randomly asked if I wanted to share my thoughts. I said sure. Go figure!
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:15 AM
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... need to chill on the booze.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:12 PM
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Civil War skirmishes got so close to DC that Lincoln could actually watch a battle from the roof of one of the governmental buildings with field glasses.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:54 PM
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:07 AM
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Today (after 2 days of college) I learned that dude from Strange Wilderness, who tattooed eyeballs on his eyelids, was onto something.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:32 AM
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"A question I have always asked my students when opening the discussion of Indian residential schools is, “What is the acceptable death rate at the school your child attends?”

The answer of course is zero.

My question is relevant because the people who managed the Indian residential school system had a different set of standards.

Deaths and illness were rampant in the residential schools. In the early part of the twentieth century, what death statistics are available suggest a mortality rate at these schools ranging from about 17% to as high as 84% of the students.

For comparison, a soldier on either side in the US civil war, a war notorious for its brutality and unheard of casualties in battle, had an approximately 10% chance of dying from combat or disease. Not folly enough.

On D-Day, the invasion of Normandy, 10 thousand soldiers died of the 630 thousand who landed that day. Ten days of D-Days is about 17%, but a soldier would have to repeat the experience every day for 7 and a half weeks to achieve an 84% chance of dying. Not folly enough.

In the Charge of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War, the British soldiers suffered something like 17 to 18% casualties. Not folly enough. They would have had to rerun the Charge another three or four times to achieve casualties equivalent to the worst Indian residential schools.

A revolver puts it proper perspective.

The low-end mortality for Indian residential schools, 17%, is approximately equal to playing Russian roulette with one bullet in your six shooter. The high-end mortality, 84%, is approximately equal to playing Russian roulette with five bullets."
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:35 AM
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Not necessarily today, but I leared last week that brain surgery (to remove parts of the brain) take less than half an hour...
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:49 AM
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That Canadian Healthcare is free for a reason. Ask 84% of residential school kids in 1910.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:40 AM
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:01 AM
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Last week I learned it can take as long as 48hrs to dehydrate habaneros in my dehydrator (think the below freezing nights slowed the process tremendously) and today I get to find out what said dried and now crushed habaneros taste like on jerky.

Got "stuck" making jerky for Thanksgiving too, my brother wants some when he visits. Any excuse works for me!

Also while pooping today I read Michigan History magazine and learned 282 people died in the Great Thumb Fire of 1881.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:25 AM
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:40 AM
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