Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Return of Bird of the Week: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher


North America boasts two very long-tailed flycatchers. The first is the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. It’s found in the summer throughout he southcentral United States, and year-round in Mexico and Central America. It’s a bit of bug-eating specialist, targeting mostly grasshoppers and beetles. The male’s tail is longer than the female’s and the colors on the female…

William Crawford Gorgas, Chief Sanitary Officer to the Isthmian Commission

Anti-Vaxxers: Science Works


The anti-vaxxers, parents who refuse to vaccinate their children, whether for religious principles, the anti-science belief that vaccinations cause autism or sheer orneriness, create terrible risks that childhood diseases will resurge, and that neonates and babies, too young to be vaccinated, will catch child-killing diseases. You can watch it happening in eastern Washington right now,…

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God Damn The Pusher


The song is by Hoyt Axton, of all people. But it was made famous by Steppenwolf. Oh but the pusher is a monster Good God, he’s not a natural man The dealer for a nickel Lord, will sell you lots of sweet dreams Ah, but the pusher ruin your body Lord, he’ll leave your, he’ll…