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"Please for the love of pete do not just randomly start adding letters into equations without telling me what they stand for. Stats is not very standardized, and a "y" in one book means something very different in another." Sep 18, 2014 02:02PM

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""Pharmaceutical companies receive more tax deductions than any other industry: in fact, after tax benefits are applied, the real expense to the industry of each R&D dollar spent is only $0.66. When these tax breaks are applied to the per-drug cost calculations, the cost is further reduced, from $403 million to $240 million."" Aug 13, 2014 12:31PM

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"girls are to be brought up to a calling in life, just as men are. It's because they have no calling that, when need comes, they all offer themselves as teachers. They undertake one of the most difficult and arduous pursuits as if it were as simple as washing up dishes. We can't earn money in any other way, but we can teach children! A man only becomes a schoolmaster or tutor when he has gone through laborious..." Mar 28, 2014 09:06AM


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"Yeah, I think I'd seen reviews of The Iron Duke that made me wary of the series even though the set up sounds like fun. I'm glad to hear it gets less...more "
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After nuclear war devastated the earth, the old ways of living became untenable. Now humans live in roving enclaves, preying on each other for scarce resources and the few remnants of ancient tech left over from the old world. Scrappy urchin Hester a...more
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Janet Fitch
“Always learn poems by heart. They have to become the marrow in your bones. Like fluoride in the water, they'll make your soul impervious to the world's soft decay.”
Janet Fitch, White Oleander

W.S. Merwin
“with the night falling we are saying thank you
we are stopping on the bridge to bow from the railings
we are running out of the glass rooms
with our mouths full of food to look at the sky
and say thank you
we are standing by the water looking out
in different directions

back from a series of hospitals back from a mugging
after funerals we are saying thank you
after the news of the dead
whether or not we knew them we are saying thank you
in a culture up to its chin in shame
living in the stench it has chosen we are saying thank you

over telephones we are saying thank you
in doorways and in the backs of cars and in elevators
remembering wars and the police at the back door
and the beatings on stairs we are saying thank you
in the banks that use us we are saying thank you
with the crooks in office with the rich and fashionable
unchanged we go on saying thank you thank you

with the animals dying around us
our lost feelings we are saying thank you
with the forests falling faster than the minutes
of our lives we are saying thank you
with the words going out like cells of a brain
with the cities growing over us like the earth
we are saying thank you faster and faster
with nobody listening we are saying thank you
we are saying thank you and waving
dark though it is”
W.S. Merwin

Greg Mortenson
“You can hand out condoms, drop bombs, build roads, or put in electricity, but until the girls are educated a society won’t change.”
Greg Mortenson

Dorothy L. Sayers
“We are much too much inclined in these days to divide people into permanent categories, forgetting that a category only exists for its special purpose and must be forgotten as soon as that purpose is served.”
Dorothy L. Sayers, Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society

Jane Addams
“The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.”
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