Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Abortion manual for the women of South Dakota Abortion manual for the women of South Dakota

In reaction to the South Dakota Senate passing an abortion ban bill, a woman named Molly has posted an abortion manual for the women of South Dakota:

In the 1960s and early 1970s, when abortions were illegal in many places and expensive to get, an organization called Jane stepped up to the plate in the Chicago area. Jane initially hired an abortion doctor, but later they did the abortions themselves. They lost only one patient in 13,000 -- a lower death rate than that of giving live birth. The biggest obstacle they had, though, was the fact that until years into the operation, they thought of abortion as something only a doctor could do, something only the most trained specialist could perform without endangering the life of the woman.

They were deceived -- much like you have probably been deceived. An abortion, especially for an early pregnancy, is a relatively easy procedure to perform. And while I know, women of South Dakota, that you never asked for this, now is the time to learn how it is done. There is no reason you should be beholden to doctors -- especially in a state where doctors have been refusing to perform them, forcing the state's only abortion clinic to fly doctors in from elsewhere.

(via cyn-c)

(Abortion manual for the women of South Dakota via

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Feynman Problem Solving Algorithm

Since a certain someone who is obsessed with drawing everything on a board, even when it isn't needed decided to erase this from my white board, I'm posting this here, because I feel like it.

The Feynman Problem Solving Algorithm:
  1. Write down the problem.
  2. Think very hard.
  3. Write down the answer.

None of these steps may be skipped, especially the first one. Which, BTW, is about the most common mistake I see around here -- often perpetrated by our mysterious white-board eraser.

Has The Boss lost his mind?!?

Per this press release:

Bruce Springsteen's album doesn't hit stores until April 25th but listeners have an exclusive opportunity to listen to the album in its entirety on-demand beginning today. Clear Channel Radio is the only place to catch a "Sneak Peek" of Bruce Springsteen's latest album, We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions. This online exclusive will be available on 390 Clear Channel Radio station Web sites!

Yes, you're reading that correctly. Bruce Springsteen (the blue collar hero and the working man's friend) has teamed up with 17 folk musicians to put out an album of Pete Seeger (counter-culture icon, blacklisted socialist, anti-war and environmental activist) songs. And it's being released (initially) only to Clear Channel Stations.

It seems clear that The Boss has lost his mind (to say nothing of his working man roots and, perhaps, credibility). I hereby move that we start a fundraising effort to get The Boss the help he so desperately needs.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006


Sorry, no new content in like, a long time. Been busy, been stupid. I've got so many rants floating around my head, I really should just post them. jon