This is Woozle's "internal" page, for making notes on things; you are welcome to poke around in this area all you like, but most of it probably won't mean much to you.
Woozle's "external" page for general public consumption is here.
- Woozle's Projects: outdated page
- audio projects, with lots of free downloads
- Woozle category: writings, pictures, stuff, things.
- Résumé: I don't think I believe in résumés anymore, but my family gives me a hard time whenever I try to reinvent the idea so as to be less painful.
Somewhat Esoteric Stuff
- The Anna Page for family consumption (Category:Anna Nikola has all the pictures)
- Category:Woozle has images and links to other Woozle-related stuff
- Apparently David Oates played one of my comedy bits on his WUGA radio show, Great Apes. Who knew.
- /tabdump: where I put links to web pages I don't have time to file properly
Somewhat Outdated Stuff
- /notes: place to ditch stuff I don't want to delete
Other places to find me
- The Crash Course: Chapter 14 (so I can close the tab, which insists on reloading itself every minute or two)
- Gary Webb: In his own words (2004)
-  links to video of Digby defending progressive politics
- The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis: 1987 Bill Moyers documentary
- 2003-06-29 [
- The Blighted Bookshelf, or, The Ten Most Damaging Winger Books of All Time (6/7/05)
- United Scatinos of America (8/2/05): I thought I already filed something which made a very similar argument... find it, and tie it together with this
- 2009-01-19 [
- 2009-02-14 [
- 2009-02-21 The Housing Chart That's Worth 1000 Words: a history of home values
- 2009-02-24 House Prices: Real Prices, Price-to-Rent, and Price-to-Income: blog may be worth following too
- 2009-02-25 What should government do? A Jindal meditation by Paul Krugman
- 2009-02-28 En Tequila: I attempt to ask What's So Terrible About Socialism in a comment
- John Yoo's Legal Groundwork for Subverting the Republic
- Lessig @ Google: video to watch
- En Tequila post has comment by me followed by WOWZOMGBBQ insanely long comment from Anonymous. Worth anything?
- 2009-03-16 How Rich Countries Die
- 2009-03-18 [
- To contact for Josh:
- File on HTYP:
- Doodle: online polling and scheduling
- Iconochasms: some quotes to check and file; also file the site under issuepedia:Political Spectra
- Stranger Fruit: commentary on the "are you a progressive?" test
- http://www.thejesusmyth.com/whoever-is-not-with-me-is-against-me.htm - can I swipe their social bookmarking bar?
- Atheist View
- TireRack.com: spare wheel rim for minivan
- embeddable players - to investigate:
- AVS Video Converter
- Seasteading: Captain's Blog
- 2009-01-05 An Open Kindle by Mur Lafferty: an unexpected security hazard...
- 2009-01-26 Scientist Teleport Matter More Than Three Feet: headline is worthy of the National Enquirer when compared to the content, but article still seems to include some technical-ish details
- Neurobiologist Proposes 'The End Of Sex As We Once Knew It'
- Roe and the Culture War: Ross Douthat, ugh ugh ugh... I think this is a link that Progressive Conservative posted for me to read
- How Government Prolonged the Depression: more right-wing talking points packaged as a WSJ editorial
- Seeking Help for Autistic Kids "Va. Parents Want Insurers to Pay for Therapy, but Critics Worry About Costs"
- Myth: Heavy rail costs too much; we should build light rail instead
- Create ad / 9/11 Blogger: Standard: not sure what I was thinking of advertising; Issuepedia, maybe?
- Bordeaux for Linux 1.4 Install and Usage Guide: might want to buy this and try it; also list in HTYP under WINE add-ons
- The Real Voices of Autism: autism social network using Elgg
- Disability Rights NC: to investigate for Josh
- Full Steam Brewery
- Indaba Music
- 2008-09-17 Of Foxes And Hen Houses
- 2009-01-21 DOES THE EMPIRICAL NATURE OF SCIENCE CONTRADICT THE REVELATORY NATURE OF FAITH?
- 2009-02-08 The Destructive Center
- 2009-02-09 Time to Reinvent the Web (and Save Wall Street)
- 2009-02-10 First 100 Days: Harness the genie of citizen engagement
- 2009-02-11 Copyright term extension? No thank you…: includes video
- Balance of power trying to find balance: about tension between Obama and Congress Democrats
- Obama signs executive order to close Guantanamo Bay
- Afghan girls maimed by acid vow to go to school
- Downvote Bots Fight Propaganda War: this would seem to illustrate the importance of having a tool like InstaGov
- Obama’s Political Dynamic & the Shape of Things to Come
- 2009-01-17 Eric Holder Does Not Believe In 24. Neocon Heads Explode: Holder confirmations, neocons still believing in torture, John Cornyn needs a dunce cap
- 2009-01-12 The Equal Protection of the Laws: Gender-”Segregated” Dorms: polygamy as the stalking-horse for gay marriage
- 2009-01-08 The Dangers of Disputing Warming Orthodoxy: global warming conspiracy theorism
- 2009-01-03 Why We Keep Falling for Financial Scams: I think I emailed a critique of this to JERS
- 2008-12-30 A Bloody, Horrible Mess: see comments section for links about Israel using cluster bombs, and links on the Gaza situation in general
- 2008-12-29 Gilad Atzmon - Eine Kleine Nacht Murder: How Israeli Leaders Kill for their People's Votes
- 2008-12-22 End the [copyright war: NOW!]
- Why Ahmadinejad Fears Khatami
- Iran Warns Of Bilderberg Plot To Plunge World Into Total Chaos: rather conspiracy-ish, but may have some interesting sources (also links above article on other topics)
- 2008-11-30 The GOP's McCarthy gene
- 2000-05-28 Lockerbie: CIA witness gagged by US government; Lockerbie trial
- 1997 A Rational Consensus Model In Group Decision Making Using Linguistic Assessments: is this gobbledygook, or something usable?
- Guttmacher (search for "education"):
- Wikipedia: Presuppositional apologetics ought to be linked from somewhere (Christianity?)
- Subject: Slaughter of the Canaanites: how religion justifies slaughter
- The Tale of the Twelve Officers: answers to the "problem of evil", told as a parable
from when Tene asked for the theory behind homeopathy; there isn't really anything scientific, which may mean it's all bunk (and indeed that's the prevailing sentiment), but...
- (02:33:22 PM) Woozle: Ok, theory...
- (02:35:21 PM) Woozle: (And I'm not claiming this is scientific, just maybe a place to look.) Reality is generally more complicated than the models account for. We think of molecular movements in a gas or liquid as being "random", but there are probably patterns at some level.
- (02:37:34 PM) Woozle: Things vibrate. Things have resonances. It seems maybe a little unlikely, but couldn't it be that the particular shapes of the molecules present would influence those patterns in some way? The deadly problem with that idea is that once the influence is removed, you'd think that the patterns would deteriorate back to the default pretty quickly.
- (02:37:44 PM) Woozle: So maybe that doesn't work.
- (02:38:49 PM) Woozle: The other area to look is in quantum theory, which new-agey people love to use as an explanation for everything -- so I'm hesitant to bring it up -- but it seems possible to me that there may be some kind of pattern-retaining effect there.
- (02:41:25 PM) Woozle: The main thrust of my personal advocacy for homeopathics, though, is on two fronts... (1) it is kind of a "chew toy" (placebo, if you prefer -- though I *swear* I came across an article throwing serious doubt on the "placebo effect"... maybe I dreamed it, because I haven't been able to find it again) which prevents people from using our poorly-run healthcare system;
- (02:41:40 PM) Woozle: (Well, not *prevents... I guess I mean "pre-empts")
- (02:42:05 PM) Woozle: (except in emergencies, when it's really needed... thus applying the adage "if it ain't broke, don't fix it")
- (02:43:41 PM) Woozle: (2) homeopathic doctors tend to be much more in it because they want to help people, rather than in it for the paycheck -- so even if 90% of the time they're giving you treatment which actually has no effect, it at least isn't the latest sample from Glaxo which might actually be harmful... and they're more likely to pay attention to what's going on, and direct you to conventional treatment *if needed*.
- (02:46:14 PM) Woozle: (3) people should have the right to make their own mistakes. It seems to me that we do far too much protecting people from their own mistakes by "controlling" substances or outlawing them completely, when what we should be doing is educating and tracking. The big (mainstream) drug companies seem to want to make the situation worse; the homeopathy movement is fighting that tendency, even if it's actually making money off snake oil.