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Letter 12: October 12, 2013

(Note from Mikey —)

I’m tired of reading the opinions of people who think the shutdown “doesn’t really matter”, or (God forgive them) believe it’s a good thing for members of Congress to refuse to govern and continue to get paid FOR NOT DOING THEIR WORK – ON PURPOSE !!! Here’s someone who feels more like I do about it.

A Scientist's Response to the Government Shut Down

Dear Congressman,

 
Unfortunately for me, I have to keep writing these emails because talks have once again stalled in Washington.  However, there have been a few uplifting stories from the shutdown.  Some businesses in the D.C. area are giving out discounted or free items to furloughed workers.  Unfortunately for you, you’ll be asked to pay double the retail price.  The Ku Klux Klan had scheduled a rally on Oct. 5th at Gettysburg National Military Park, however that was cancelled due to the park being closed.  So, thank you for preventing hate speech, even though some of your colleagues have been equating the Affordable Care Act to the Fugitive Slave Act or Nazi Appeasement.  However, more scientific projects are being cancelled by the day; and in this email, I’d like to turn your attention to Antarctica.  Please, turn your body to the South as you read this, as it will…

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Irrationalities

jesusgun

I’ve been hearing a lack of reason in the current debate over how to deal with our violent culture, including through gun control.  I can’t go very deep with this subject, because the flaws in these arguments are so obvious, but I still feel the need to give some simple reactions. Continue reading

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Get Used To It

There’s more than one way to learn acceptance and understanding, but the fastest way I know is to make friends with people who are different than you are. Continue reading

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The Fame Virus

I write these articles first and foremost because I like doing it.  They are like cryptic messages on little scraps of paper that I put in bottles and set afloat on the ocean. Continue reading

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