“The Toll Booth Blues” and the LA Comic con

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80,000 people walked past my booth, averted eye contact, looked confused then a bit angry, and moved on. 99% of them looked at the display, down at me (the guy on the display) and made the snap judgement that I was a wack job or a con man.

The Cover of Time, musical chairs, and the death of death itself

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Most laypeople and scientists think there must be some as yet undiscovered genetic traits shared by those who enjoy extreme longevity. If there is, Stanford researchers couldn’t find it in the genes of the world’s oldest people

#stopthemyth – the important message of Bill and Melinda Gates

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Bravo to Bill and Melinda Gates for their annual letter just released that explains why poor countries are not always going to be poor, why foreign aid is NOT a waste of money, and why Mathusian fears of overpopulation have never been justified by real world examples