Minnesota from the other side of the Earth

Toxic Secrets: The town that 3M built – where kids are dying of cancer

Fortunes for 2018

Had Leeann Chin’s for dinner on New Year’s Day and here were my and our fortunes:

  • Now is the time to set your sights high and go for it.
  • Now is a luck time for you – take a chance.

Don’t remember which was which, but they’re both good.  Happy New Year!

Let’s hope so, it’s Thanksgiving at our house…

You will be the guest of a gracious host.

Fortune Cookie

Minnesota “nice”

It might be nicer not to say “sorry”: A study of more then 1,000 people in Frontiers of Psychology found that people reported feeling more hurt about a social rejection when it contained an apology and that the words “I’m sorry” made people feel obligated to offer forgiveness when they didn’t want to.

Time, 2017-10-02 [edited]

Finishing School

We’re not the top species on the planet because we’re nice.  We are a very aggressive species.  It is in us.  And people talk a lot about how well the military turns kids into killing machines and stuff; and I’ll always argue that it’s just finishing school.

Karl Marlantes, USMC on Vietnam Episode 5 by Ken Burns

Awakenings

We were probably the last kids of any generation that actually believed our government would never lie to us.

John Musgrave, USMC on Vietnam Episode 2 by Ken Burns

Freedom

We as Americans should have understood the desire of the Vietnamese people to have their own country.  I mean we did the same thing to the Brits.

Robert Theault, Special Forces on Vietnam Episode 2 by Ken Burns