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This is an archive of my posts to Google+ and older posts to identi.ca and twitter.com.

My new baby:

Limited edition Larrivée L body with Venetian cutaway. Sitka spruce top, peruvian walnut back and sides, mahogany neck, ebony fretboard and bridge, maple binding, and really cool maple leaf wood inlays on the headstock and fretboard.

I got it through notableguitars.com and I should give them credit for the good price and service.

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An interesting potential treatment for asthma

But something else I find interesting about this study – it was all carried out by academic research – not Big Pharma.

For all the conspiracy theorists out there who think cures for diseases are being withheld because the treatments wouldn't be profitable to pharmaceutical companies – here is a clear example that you are full of shit.

This potential treatment for asthma uses drugs that already exist and most likely wouldn't be profitable to pharmaceutical companies. So academic research steps in and fills the void. Just one (of many) reasons funding for academic research is important.

Here's the original article:
http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/7/284/284ra60

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Asthma could be cured within five years after drug breakthrough
Scientists at Cardiff University and Kings College London have found out what causes asthma and how to switch it off

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OK, I realize everyone is on the edge of their seats waiting for me to announce who…

OK, I realize everyone is on the edge of their seats waiting for me to announce who I will be cheering for tonight. Well if you insist… I will be cheering for improbable playoff scenario #47 in which the #Sens   and #Habs   play each other in the first round, not as conference 2 vs 7 seeds (as you might expect) but as division 2 vs 3 seeds. For this scenario to play out each of the following must happen:
1) For Ottawa to get the 3rd division seed Detroit has to lose, so go Carolina!
2) For Montreal to fall to the 2nd division seed they have to lose, so go Toronto (I'll purge later)!
3) Also Tampa has to win to move into the first division seed, so go Tampa!

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OK, I just invented a new drinking game – over the next week, every time somebody…

OK, I just invented a new drinking game – over the next week, every time somebody says "and Ottawa has been playing playoff hockey for 2 months now" take a drink!

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Wahoo! Against all odds the Ottawa Senators are in the playoffs!

This playoff race has been so intense it's been exhausting, it's hard to imagine that this is only the beginning.

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/andrew-hammond-s-34-saves-help-senators-clinch-playoff-berth-1.3029456

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Andrew Hammond’s 34 saves help Senators clinch playoff berth
Andrew Hammond made 34 saves, including 14 in the first period, to propel the Ottawa Senators to a Stanley Cup playoff berth Saturday afternoon with a 3-1 victory in Philadelphia.

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Hurray, it's Easter Sunday! That means it's time for Zombie Jesus!

http://files.explosm.net/comics/Kris/easter10.png

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Eliana Marengo is a judge in Quebec

Eliana Marengo is a xenophobic bigot.

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2015/02/27/quebec-hijab-ruling-served-with-extra-cruelty-mallick.html

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Quebec hijab ruling served with extra cruelty: Mallick | Toronto Star
The Quebec judge who told a woman to remove her hijab in court is in the wrong legally and morally.

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