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Friday data dump

Some stuff I’ve been collecting while being quiet:


  1. water lily
    water lily September 23, 2011 1:54 pm

    I did very well on the hue color test, which surprised me. I have a bit of trouble my favorite colors – blues/purples. That was cool, thanks for the link.

  2. MamaLiberty
    MamaLiberty September 23, 2011 2:31 pm

    Oh, that’s a grand horse story! What a champ! I still miss my horse, Chief, after more than 30 years. He was an American Quarter Horse with an attitude! Not quite that big at 16 hands, thank goodness, but close enough. I’m glad she was able to buy him.

  3. naturegirl
    naturegirl September 23, 2011 7:36 pm

    Wow, ok, I totally blame my screen for my color score….I’ll have to find a different one to take the test again before I completely panic…..

    I loved that gutsy story, and I’m amazed that horse stood up to all that……

  4. -s
    -s September 24, 2011 4:54 am

    I’m glad Ms. Kelo got to hear the words, she deserves that and much more.

    The minion of the nazgul is vile and disgusting. The story starts with a direct quote, which the ghoul later confirms:

    “Had I known all of what you just told us, I would have voted differently.”

    But he doesn’t mean it. He is a filthy liar who serves greater liars. He serves the state, and only said that when forcefully reminded that he once lived, with a family and home.

    Long ago he was seduced by power, and little by little he gave up his humanity, compassion, even the ability to read and understand the plain meaning of simple, declarative language.

    Now he lives in a netherworld, interacting with our world only to further erode the chains that once bound his masters. He causes great pain and fear, and produces only destruction. Thanks to him, there is absolutely nothing left where homes once sheltered proud families.

    He no longer understands sickness, privacy, property, liberty, or life itself. He in incapable of a “a heartfelt apology,” because his heart is black and bitter, and he feels nothing.

    So when confronted with his claim that he would have voted differently, he shows that he was lying:

    “I think that our court ultimately made the right decision insofar as it followed governing U.S. Supreme Court precedent.”

    In other words, it was worth the senseless destruction of an entire neighborhood, Constitution be damned, the law be damned, justice be damned. He serves the nine nazgul.

  5. Standard Mischief (dot) com
    Standard Mischief (dot) com September 24, 2011 3:17 pm

    65 on the color test (in bad, but natural lighting and a dumpstered LCD display). I guess that’s pretty good, but it’s frustrating that they didn’t show you which squares were out of order, they just gave you a number. The worse in my class got 1200+, so I suppose I can’t complain if the scale goes from 0-1200.

    On the asthma inhalers, I have to wonder if the chlorofluorocarbons is the excuse for the switch from epinephrine to albuterol. There’s the meth angle with epinephrine, and there’s the “regulatory capture” aspect with the prescription only medicine. Surely if the feds can make a popular acid reflux drug OTC the moment that competing generic drugs are allowed to be made and sold, they could do the same for albuterol inhalers. That is, if the feds worked for us and not big pharma.

    Here’s my rant on over-the-counter Prilosec from 2007, if anyone is interested.

  6. Kent McManigal
    Kent McManigal September 24, 2011 9:24 pm

    I got an 8 on the color test. Monitor was bought at Salvation Army. Eyes have corrective lenses and need a new prescription. But I guess they are OK for color.

  7. Grenadier1
    Grenadier1 September 26, 2011 9:20 am

    I got a 19 on the color test

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