From the DM! archives ... 2000.

A history of medicine.

2000 b.c. - "Here, eat this root."

1000 a.d. - "That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer."

1850 a.d. - "That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this potion."

1920 a.d. - "That potion is snake oil. Here, swallow this pill."

1945 a.d. - "That pill is ineffective. Here, take this penicillin."

1955 a.d. - "Oops ... mutation. Here, take this tetracycline."

1960 to 1999 a.d. - Thirty-nine more mutations. "Here, take this more powerful antibiotic."

2000 a.d. - The bugs have won. "Here, eat this root."

Anonymous, quoted in "Overcoming Antimicrobial Resistance", World Health Report on Infectious Disease, 2000.

CBS: Maryland school shooting — Austin Wyatt Rollins was in relationship with victim that ended recently, police say.

Letting young adolescents get near weapons has never been a great idea. The brain, shocked by the flood of new hormones, just doesn't work right. Remember after Endless Love, 1981, the spate of house fires from lovelorn teens deciding to copy the movie? So now today, we have 'mass shooter' copycats. I fear this may not be the only one. Parents, talk to your adolescents about reasonable responses to unrequited love. I think many have 'lost the thread' ...

Recode: Tempe police have released new video rom inside the Uber self-driving car involved in a pedestrian death.

Related, I see another problem here. Overdriving your headlights. Lowbeams are traditionally focused about 200 feet out. You know what speed you'd have to be driving to stop safely, once you saw an object?


I would assume they were using some other detection technology than just a mere camera - but that is obviously not a safe assumption.

Rolling Stone: Fracking Increases Risk of Asthma, Birth Defects and Cancer.

Some science-oriented wonks in the past kept spewing 'impermeable rock layers' to me. I maintain there are no impermeable rock layers. Oil and gas interests ARE POKING HOLES IN IT. By the DOZENS.

Do you realize how many leaking capped wells there are in Texas? Ever think about it? Cement fails. There is no such thing as a permanent cap. Last time I looked, Texas had two (TWO) individuals tasked with checking those thousands of wells. You do the math.