Friday, September 30, 2016
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Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Subject: 3 New Experiments are Ready for Takeoff
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
We are catching up on bills, meetings, and general living. I am sending this out in the afternoon but I will soon get back to composing for the next day and sending around 6 AM, central time.
Over the past weeks, I have gotten into several books that may be of interest.
How We Learn
Learning takes place all the time thru life. It is not as dull as we tend to think.
Weapons of Math Destruction
Algorithms dominate modern Am. life and they need to be examined and tested
Not out yet. His "Sapiens" is one of the best I have read in years.
Free on Kindle, an important classic, maybe the 1st autobiography, first-rate mind, complains about school and lessons, very pious
How the Irish Saved Civilization
Really excellent, much deeper, wider and faster read than I expected
Listening to Audible version, great voice, super langauge, real woman scientist making her way thru life and science
Re Weapons of Math Destruction, it can be helpful to read Robyn Dawes and Paul Meehl on the subject of best decisions and to reflect how much we actually know what we are doing when buying a property or selecting a college or other big decisions.
We attended an excellent overview on breathing, yes, the action you first took when you emerged from your mom and are still doing! I recommend deliberately taking five minutes a day to take deep belly breaths. Try lifting your arms along with the inhale and closing them with the exhale. Uplifting! If you do it enough, you will be able to fly! See "The Breathing Book" by Donna Farhi and "Conscious Breathing" by Gay Hendricks. Many people leave their natural breathing way of using their diaphragm and abdomen and rarely breathe deeply and fully.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Sunday, September 25, 2016
From: Lynn Kirby <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, Sep 25, 2016 at 5:34 PM
Subject: Back to Dublin
To: Lynn Kirby <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: Bill Kirby <email@example.com>
Today was essentially the last day of our trip. Tomorrow we leave here at 8 am (2 am Stevens Point time) for the first leg of our trip home. So this is my last letter.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
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Thursday, September 22, 2016
From: Kirby, Bill <William.Kirby@uwsp.edu>
Date: Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 7:00 AM
Subject: FW: These 16 companies got F's
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From: Consumers Union [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 4:34 PM
To: Kirby, Bill
Subject: These 16 companies got F's
Dear Friend of Consumers Union,
Did you know that large factory farms that serve restaurants like KFC, Burger King and Dunkin' Donuts regularly give massive amounts of antibiotics to healthy farm animals? Instead of being reserved for treating sick people, antibiotics are used to fatten up cows and chickens and help them survive in factory farm conditions.
The problem with factory farms overusing antibiotics is that they're creating resistant bacteria that spreads through our food, water and the environment. Scientists have been telling us for years that antibiotic-resistant superbugs are multiplying at an alarming rate, and we know that medicines to treat deadly infections aren't working like they used to. But the big chain restaurants aren't listening and they keep buying their food from these bad factory farms.
Sign our petition today to tell the popular restaurants below to stop buying meat and poultry from farms that use antibiotics on healthy animals.<http://cu.convio.net/
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Applebee's, Arby's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Burger King, Chili's, Dairy Queen, Denny's, Domino's, Dunkin' Donuts, IHOP, Jack in the Box, KFC, Little Caesars, Olive Garden, Sonic and Starbucks
These companies all received "F" ratings in an annual scorecard just released by Consumers Union and several other organizations. An "F" grade means they allow for the routine use of antibiotics in the meat and poultry they serve, or have no disclosed policy limiting the use of antibiotics.
This isn't just some fringe issue. We know that 1-in-5 drug-resistant infections is caused by the bacteria from food or animals. Sadly, antibiotic-resistant infections afflict more than two million people and cause more than 23,000 deaths per year already.
It doesn't have to be this way. Thankfully, some companies recognize the severity of this threat. For years, Panera and Chipotle have had strong policies that restrict the use of antibiotics. More recently, Subway, McDonald's, Chick-fil-A, and several other chains have also announced progress on this front. If they can do it, we can pressure KFC and the other companies to follow in their footsteps.
But it's very important that we address this problem before our medically important antibiotics lose their effectiveness for treating sick people. The more Americans who speak out now, the better chance we have to stop the spread of these deadly infections.
Add your name to petition the big food companies that received an "F" on our scorecard and demand that they restrict the use of antibiotics in your food.<http://cu.convio.net/
The fact that some companies are already taking action gives me hope that we can win this fight. I'm confident these companies will change their ways if we make our voices heard.
Thank you for all you do,
Meg Bohne, Consumers Union
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
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Date: Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Subject: On The Brain: Autumn Issue
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