Multitasking is fine- for some!

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Ah, yes, this will tick a whole bunch of you off.  Deservedly so, since many of you perpetually tell me I am making a mistake with all my time-slicing.  (I don’t call it multi-tasking- because those that can, actually fill in the micro-time spaces with a different task.)

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Not stem, but fetal, cells…

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I haven’r written about stem cells in a while.  Mostly because nothing much was happening.  Research using these valuable components is still stymied.  And, the use of fetal cells also seems to rankle folks, since the cells are derived from aborted fetuses.

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Do We Always Have to Lose?

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What is going on here? Could someone please tell me why our government is not taking action against these American companies that are leaving our identities at risk?

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And, for this criminal act…

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It’s happening again.

Most of you know that I am generally a fan of the US Postal Service.  I don’t think service should be cut to 5 days a week.   (But, if they did, I think Wednesday is the right day to cut- not Saturday.  As it is, many of my newspapers [theoretically printed LOCALLY on Thursday] arrive Saturday or even Monday.  Without Saturday delivery, I will probably cancel their subscriptions, since I, unlike my father, don’t read news that is a week old.)

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The 8th…

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Tonight is the start of a most unusual holiday. This is the last one that requires me not to work until April.  (Good.  Now, I can make some money!) The Tora gives us very little clue about this holiday and its requirements.  It’s simply called the Eighth Day of Assembly (Shmini Atzeret).

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Wine, diamonds, but not roses…

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Ah, the trials and tribulations of shipping valuable objects.

I remember sending a palm pilot to my daughter. Which was “delivered”. Except, it was really just dropped off at her doorstep. Before she got home, it was gone. Eventually, I got UPS to pay up. They tried to claim they had no responsibility. Like, it was only their job to drop off the box.

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Rampant Bribery

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So, many of you many of heard of the quixotic quest a law prof at Fordham effected a month or two ago.  Dr. Zephyr Teachout ran against Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic Gubernatorial slot.  While many expected her to garner about 25% of the vote, she did manage to tally about 35%, primarily as a result of the ethics issues swirling about Cuomo.

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Is this the one?

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The economy is changing. Folks are actually starting to get hired. And, I know two folks who are in that predicament. One is a lovely young woman (let’s call her Deb) about to garner her first professional job (after college)- while she toils away at my coffee spot- St. Elmo’s. The other is a lawyer (we’ll call her Edna) who relocated to DC for a family emergency and is seeking a healthcare related post.

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Another one?

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Yes, it’s another holiday.  Tonight starts Sukot- the full moon holiday of Tishrei.  (By the way- did you catch the lunar eclipse this morning?)  After finishing our 40 days of introspection, which culminated in the most solemn full day of fasting for Yom Kipur, we now have the holiday of joy.  (Sukot has another name- the Time of Celebration.)  Sukot is one of the three “festivals” delineated in the Tora, the Bible.

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It’s time. No excuses.

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Here’s a contrarian view to what so many politicians want you to believe.  We must provide a social safety net for the poor.  We must find a way to educate parents – and to find a means to let them have enough time- in between their two and three shifts of (part-time work)- to spend “quality time” with their kids.   We must fund early childhood education.

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