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    Q Until someone can show me otherwise, I will...

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    Until someone can show me otherwise, I will stand by my original statement that industry provides the majority of research funding. If I am wrong, I will be more then willing to admit it. I only...
  2. I fear that the movie "Fifty Shades of Grey" is...

    I fear that the movie "Fifty Shades of Grey" is not going to help the perception by some that "women really like/want it"...
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    It's not in my world or experience (geological...

    It's not in my world or experience (geological sciences and environmental sciences) - but maybe in yours. I should perhaps revise that to indicate that is how most research is funded in my field. I...
  4. Did the graduate degree in geology/environmental....

    Did the graduate degree in geology/environmental. Still love getting out hiking, looking at different geologic formations, rocks, mapping, etc. (the fun part). Would love to learn more about...
  5. Great for the loan program, but Solyndra still...

    Great for the loan program, but Solyndra still defaulted and did not pay back the money loaned to it. Follow the money...the executives of Solyndra have political connections and spend billions in...
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    I grew up in NOLA and agree. The NOLA accents are...

    I grew up in NOLA and agree. The NOLA accents are definitely different then the Cajun. Actually, in NOLA there are several different accents depending on what part of the city you are from....
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    Try Science published by the American Association...

    Try Science published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science - more of a technical bent than Smithsonian, but it has a bit of everything.
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    Most academic research is funded by private...

    Most academic research is funded by private industry - chairs are most frequently endowed by industry, as are the multimillion dollar research grants that are not govt funded. Even M.S. theses and...
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    I was diagnosed with Rosacea over 10 yrs ago. I...

    I was diagnosed with Rosacea over 10 yrs ago. I have fair skin, burn don't tan, and other autoimmune issues, including sun sensitivity. In my case the Rosacea it is likely hereditary (from my...
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    So true. Thank you!

    So true. Thank you!
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    If you think scientific research is not political...

    If you think scientific research is not political you are very naive and have not applied for research grants, funding or other related contracts.

    That definitely includes the federal government....
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    I was 29, that was in the mid 1980s. I had no...

    I was 29, that was in the mid 1980s. I had no interest in settling down earlier.

    You are definitely not alone. Out of my nieces and my own kids - 11 total between the ages of 20-30 yrs old (all...
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    Yeah! Any excuse for two "national" pie/pi days...

    Yeah! Any excuse for two "national" pie/pi days to celebrate! I love pie. Key Lime is one of the best, made with real fresh key limes and meringue, none of that whipped cream stuff and those large...
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    National Pie Day!

    I read on my FB feed that it's National Pie Day! In celebration here is a link to some tasty "recipies":
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    In my experience and in talking with the hospice...

    In my experience and in talking with the hospice nurses and doctors, there comes a point where some people will not eat or drink as the body starts to shut down. You could try offering something or...
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    I second the mouth swabs, if you can get her to...

    I second the mouth swabs, if you can get her to use them. Both my parents were in hospice. Neither had dementia. My dad did get terminal restlessness and medications helped. He stopped eating and...
  17. That's what I was thinking also. The govt was...

    That's what I was thinking also. The govt was providing subsidies for corn to produce ethanol and control commodity prices... They also fund switchgrass and other biofuels. won't go into the...
  18. I've worked both sides - contractor and customer...

    I've worked both sides - contractor and customer on some really, really big contracts. It can be a double-edged sword. Sometimes the scope of work is not well written; other times they are purposely...
  19. Not all federal contracts are Lowest Cost,...

    Not all federal contracts are Lowest Cost, Technically Acceptable. The federal government frequently awards contracts on a Best Value basis. Many of the lower cost contracts or short-term contracts...
  20. Some suggestions for procurement of services -...

    Some suggestions for procurement of services - Contractors can be vetted prior to submitting RFPs to those with proven track records. Make the contracts fixed price (not cost plus) and best value as...
  21. Maybe you should consider it part of your...

    Maybe you should consider it part of your retirement benefits. They will be more educated, pay more into Social Security, and therefore support you in your dotage. Or perhaps, they will be your...
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    Wasn't suggesting that they be done away with....

    Wasn't suggesting that they be done away with. quite the contrary - the federal and state governments have cut their environmental personnel who actually are the "watchdogs". The backlog for reviews...
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    Federal environmental regulations don't...

    Federal environmental regulations don't necessarily stop environmental problems, esp if they are not enforced or the company/federal agency that has the responsibility for...
  24. From what I understand, the trust still pays the...

    From what I understand, the trust still pays the taxes on the trust earned assets. If a Grantor puts money into the trust, he has already paid the taxes on the money and the trust does not pay...
  25. I just became a trustee on my parents' modest...

    I just became a trustee on my parents' modest trust (under the limit for estate taxes) and am in the process of dissolving the trust. As explained by the estate attorney and accountant, the Trust...
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