A brief musing about the role of humans in nature, and how we compare in size and longevity to other life forms.
2020 US election – Texas lawsuit
The linked file below has a one page summary of the lawsuit to overturn presidential election votes in four ‘battleground’ states, and the Supreme Court judgment on December 11, 2020. The full text of the original motion, a petition by president Trump, and the addition of 103 Republican House members to the suit are included in their entirety.
Street medic (riot medicine) guide
This is a public domain guide to providing medical care for people injured in protests, demonstrations, riots, and other acts of civil disobedience. It was written by H ̊akan Geijer, who is responsible for the accuracy of its contents.
Nursing Mental Health and Leadership Notes
This is a summary of mental health conditions and nursing leadership & management concepts.
Transgender Resources for Healthcare Providers
The attached document gives links to PDF documents which describe how healthcare providers can better meet the needs of transgender and more generally LGBT patients.
When the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is normalized by the population of the region, Spain and Italy are showing the highest rates of the regions examined. Log-linear regression analysis of data from the last month shows that the doubling time ranges from 11 days for the United States to 31 days for Italy.
Analysis of COVID jbooker – RevB
This is a summary of key statistical concepts I started in 2000, and refined through 2015.
Resign from the NRA
NRA Member Services
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
To Whom It May Concern,
I joined the NRA 37 years ago because I was a hunter and believed in the right of responsible people to enjoy firearms. Over the years I have watched the NRA descend into blatantly partisan politics, as exemplified by the speech by Wayne LaPierre at CPAC 2018. I thought the NRA was all about the peaceful use of firearms by civilians in the United States, not petty, bigoted, childish, name-calling. Labeling everyone you fear as ‘socialist’ is a century-old political ploy, and I seriously doubt Mr. LaPierre has any idea what socialist really means. For starters, it’s completely irrelevant in terms of civil rights.
The NRA has consistently failed to propose any viable solutions to reduce the risk of dangerous people getting access to firearms. The recent endorsement of arming elementary school teachers is downright absurd. Do you seriously expect a 50-year-old third grade teacher will confront an armed homicidal teen? Jumping on the ‘bad guy is mentally ill’ bandwagon is no better. Why is this argument never used against non-white terrorists? Are they all miraculously sane, but white terrorists are to be pitied and slapped on the wrist?
The NRA does some good in terms of firearms safety training and supporting shooting sports, but that’s not enough to ease the profound shame I feel of being associated with it.
Therefore, I am cancelling my Endowment – Life membership, effective immediately. Good bye.
Eating disorder demographics
This analysis was developed in 2007 based on voluntary surveys completed by people in the LiveJournal site ‘proanorexia’. The goal was to understand the age, BMI, gender, and other demographic characteristics of members of that group.
Eating disorder insights
This was written nine years ago based on interaction with people on the LiveJournal group ‘proanorexia.’ It is shared for historic value and to give insight into the mindset of people with eating disorders, not to encourage disordered behaviors.