Race-specific crime rates do not explain the racial bias found in police shootings. https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/file?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0141854
Matthew 7:1-5 7 1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. 3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 4 Or how wilt … More To teenagers who attended the ‘March for Life’: What would St. Matthew do?
Twitter as exorcism… Phew! Glad this one is keeping well away from me. I'd hate to be killed by irony. https://t.co/PB6CAhIqOS — Tony DaDub (@TeflonDub) July 8, 2018 Hopefully it will puff itself out pretty quickly — sean hogan (@sean_0406) July 8, 2018 They're calling for maximum winds of 80mph, but when you allow for … More Tropical Storm Chris
As Ireland prepares for a referendum to repeal the 8th amendment, the constitutional ban on abortion, men seem to have a lot to say on the subject. I know: shocker, right? There is no doubt that abortion is a hugely emotive subject, but it takes a special kind of arrogance and sense of entitlement – … More Attention Men: Let’s Sit This One Out
Here’s a pro tip: some of the best people to talk to about your troubles are ones who don’t know you or anybody around you at all. When I stopped drinking five years ago, I started to go to a weekly meeting called SMART (Self-Management And Recovery Training). Every Saturday morning, 8:30am for an hour … More “Let’s Talk” – How to Keep a Healthy Mind
Banning tackling from youth rugby. In response to Ross Tucker’s article, ‘Injury risk and a tackle ban in youth Rugby Union: reviewing the evidence and searching for targeted, effective interventions. A critical review (Tucker, Raftery & Vergagen, 2016)’, Ger made the following criticism. Having nothing better to do on the plane to Dublin, I read … More
I didn’t know I had access to the entire back catalog of The New York Times through my library card. How cool is that! New unhealthy obsession: reading the front page of the newspaper on this day in 1933. Hitler was made Chancellor on January 30th. So, what was he up to the day after … More NYT – Today in 1933 – March 1st
Extracts of a thread on Betsy Andreu’s Facebook page pushing the upcoming CBS ’60 Minutes’ episode about mechanical doping. Other posts added for context to see to what BA and JB chose to respond. Other posters listed as XX except where names given by BA/JB in their replies. Betsy Andreu: Watch 60 Minutes this Sunday … More Betsy, Bikes and Bruyneel
A friend’s teenage son recently asked her to explain “Trump’s thing with Planned Parenthood”. Let me take a crack at that: “It’s very simple, Jack. Do you know the way we close the door behind us when we go into the doctor’s office? Because what we say to our doctor is private, and nobody in … More Trump & Planned Parenthood
A friend posted a story about her 8-year old child’s first day back at soccer practice after recovering from a concussion. A boy asked her where she had been, and she explained that she couldn’t play because she was hurt. The boy showed her a scrape he had on his arm and told her , … More Playing through pain? Don’t. You’re a bad teammate.