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Archive for July, 2016

Thought of the Day: “Trump is a fascist. And that’s not a term I use loosely or often. But he’s earned it.”

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Trump is a fascist. And that’s not a term I use loosely or often. But he’s earned it.

Max Boot, conservative author

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July 26th, 2016 at 11:59 am

Thought of the Day: “Those who give up liberty for security deserve neither”

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Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.

– Benjamin Franklin

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July 25th, 2016 at 11:59 am

Thought of the Day: Is Trump running for President or Dictator?

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Trump: “I alone can fix this.”
Is this guy running for president or dictator?

– Bernie Sanders tweet on July 21, 2016

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July 24th, 2016 at 11:59 am

Dr. Felix Bankole has accepted me as a doctoral student

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I am very excited this morning.  This past year, my doctoral studies hit some snags, as I was having troubles “seeing eye to eye” with my supervising professor within the College of Education at UNISA.  And while the Dean of the College of Education was very understanding, she couldn’t find anyone within the the College of Education who could supervise my research.  Most of this has to do with the fact that my research is interdisciplinary, and heavily relies upon data mining methods.  So, I started looking at the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, and wrote to Dr. Bankole, and today I received an email that he will take me on!

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July 20th, 2016 at 6:33 am

Secret “Lost Album” of Simon and Garfunkel

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I have been a Paul Simon fan for years, and I am working on having a series of posts about Paul’s most thought provoking songs.   And while I was researching some of this, I ran across an amazing YouTube “album”, which has a recreation of the album “Think Too Much” which was originally planned to be a Simon & Garfunkel album, after their reunion tour in the ’80s.

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July 9th, 2016 at 2:54 pm

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