Daily Archives: June 22, 2010

No, emails you send me are NOT private

I have an ex facebook friend with no sense of proportion, no sense of humor, and very little sense of her own lack of importance. We disagreed on guns. She wants unfettered gun ownership. We disagree, apparently, on anthropogenic global warming. She thinks its made up. I don’t. And now, she wants the whole world to know that I treated her badly, and she will do so by posting a screen shot of our last interaction on facebook “everywhere she can”

Well, I’d like to help with that:
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A mite bit of a problem

Did you know that there is a mite problem? Among other things, they appear to have infested the dog food supply chain, and it may even be that through this vector, mites may affect both humans and dogs with allergy more widely than previously. This is an interesting emerging disease, in a way.

To start to get a grasp on this squishy problem (squishy because mites are weakly sclerotized, obviously) check out this post: Mold Mites at Jafsica.com.

Drill, Baby, Drill


Biologist fears Gulf oil threat to dolphins

“We will brace for the worst if the oil comes here, but we don’t think there is any protection we can give to the dolphins if it does. What will happen if they can’t move away from it? It scares the hell out of me,” Randall Wells said in a telephone interview this morning, shortly after returning to his Sarasota laboratory after a morning on the water conducting an emergency survey of dolphins he has studied since 1970.


Brookhaven National Lab Blogs

Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research laboratory funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Located on Long Island, NY, Brookhaven operates large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and advanced technology. The Laboratory’s almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 5,000 visiting researchers from around the world.

And, they now blog at Scienceblogs!!!
Go welcome Brookhaven.

Yes, there is a trend. Scienceblogs is adding a number of institutions as bloggers. This is going to require the rest of us to clean up our acts!

They can pry my guns out of my cold dead hands!!!!!

… Which might well be cold and dead because the firearm discharged by accident or was taken away from me by a home invader or I got depressed and shot myself.

Yes, folks, there are things to consider when contemplating private firearm ownership other than what you see on TV or read in the NRA propaganda. In the end, you need to ask yourself this question: How Well Does Your Gun Protect You?

Go Asha!

This blog does more than sit there … blogging. Sometimes it reaches out and does something real. And this year, GLB sponsored (in part) a runner in the Grandma’s Marathon, in Duluth, MN.


Asha Shoffner ran the half marathon with a time of 1:48:14. This is Asha’s Blog. The producers, writers, and staff of Greg Laden’s blog are very proud to have had this opportunity.